Mom’s Super Easy Chicken Salad

Mom’s Super Easy Chicken Salad

It’s getting hot.  No one wants to cook.  That’s exactly why we have recipes like this. . . . Pick up 1 Roasted Chicken from your local grocery store.  (2 if you have a big family.) Remove the meat from the bones and break into bite size pieces. Add a large handful of Cashews, a large handful of Craisins and a large handful of chopped celery.  (Double this if you are doing 2 chickens.) Pour some Brianna’s Poppyseed salad...

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Fresh Mozzarella Sandwiches

Fresh Mozzarella Sandwiches

This makes for a light and quick meal that won’t heat up your kitchen on a hot summer afternoon and it uses up the tomatoes from your garden too! Ingredients: 8 slices sourdough bread, toasted 1/4 cup mayo (or wasabi mayo if you can find it) 1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 4 thin slices sweet onion 8 fresh basil leaves Spread toast with mayo.   On four slices, layer the cheese, tomatoes, onion, basil; ...

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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

This is a great way to use some of those tomatoes your garden is overproducing! Ingredients: 4-5 large tomatoes, diced 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup shredded carrots 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon white sugar salt to taste fresh basil (optional) ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons margarine 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups milk Preheat oven to 450.   Place diced tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, then place in...

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Lemon Chicken Tortellini

Lemon Chicken Tortellini

If you love Bertucci’s, then you’ll like this dish.  It’s very similar to a favorite of mine and Mark’s that they no longer serve there.  And it comes together pretty quick too! Ingredients: 1 pkg. (19 oz.) cheese tortellini 1 Rotisserie Chicken 2 Tbsp. butter 1/2 small sweet red pepper, julienned 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups chicken broth, divided 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 2 tsp. grated...

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Orange Avocado Salad

Orange Avocado Salad

This salad is super fresh and light and goes great with your favorite Mexican dish–like Cafe Rio Burritos! Dressing: 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. grated orange peel 1/4 tsp. salt Salad: 1 medium head iceburg lettuce, torn 2 cups torn red leaf lettuce 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cucumber, sliced 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced into rings 1...

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe takes a rather bland vegetable and makes it a treat. It’s got a lovely Asian flair to it, and it pairs nicely with just about anything. Ingredients: one large head cauliflower 1/8 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Preheat oven to 450 F. Break cauliflower into small florets. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and marinate for 15-20 minutes. Place on baking sheet and roast...

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