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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Bistro Salmon Burgers

Bistro Salmon Burgers

This is straight from the Weight Watchers site. It makes six servings with only 4 PointsPlus points per serving. Ingredients: 2 lbs skinless salmon fillet 1/4 lb medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined 2 Tbsp minced tarragon 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Cooking spray Cut salmon into chunks and add to large food processor with shrimp. Pulse a few times, then process just until coarsely ground, with some chunky...

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Grilled Fish with Asian-Style Marinade

Grilled Fish with Asian-Style Marinade

Got this one from a BJ’s Wholesale Club  Journal.  It’s superb! 2 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp orange juice 1/4 cup olive oil 3 Tbsp soy sauce 1/4 cup green onions, chopped 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/4 tsp each black pepper and cayenne pepper 1-1/2 lbs Tuna Steak or Salmon Fillet Combine marinade ingredients in a shallow dish.  Add fish and marinate 2 to 6 hours in the refrigerator.  Remove from refrigerator and let sit 20-30...

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