Butternut Squash and Mushroom Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Made 15 Enchiladas (about 6 servings) Enchilada Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 3 chopped bell peppers 2 tablespoons butter 2-3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed (2 medium butternut squash) ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt 16 ounces fresh chopped portobello mushrooms approx. 15 corn tortillas 2 cups shredded cheese Mexican…

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce

Marinade: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill weed 1 tsp grated lemon peel 3 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp honey 1/2 tsp garlic-pepper blend 1 tsp minced garlic 1 lb salmon fillet, cut into smaller pieces (~4oz each) Lemon-Dill Sauce (optional): 1 container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt 1 Tbsp…

Nacho’s

My sister made these when I visited her in April.  They have become one of our favorites for a quick meal. Ingredients: Half a party-size bag of Tostito’s Scoops Half a can of black beans Half a jar of salsa Shredded Mexican blend cheese (about 3/4 of an 8-oz bag) Avocado – diced into small…

Spaetzle

Our German exchange “daughter” Hannah has made Spaetzle for us a few times and is teaching me how to make it.  Hannah makes the recipe by taste and feel for the amount of flour and water (so it is not exact).  We tried to measure the quantities of everything just so that I have a…

Sloppy Joe Biscuit Casserole (Vegetarian)

Ingredients: 1 bag Morning Star Farms Griller’s Recipe Crumbles (12 oz) 1 bag frozen Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready Tri-color pepper and onion mix 1 1/2 to 2 cups frozen corn 1 can (15 oz) Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce 1 can (15 oz) Cannelini beans 1 pkg (7.5 oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough (10 small…

Thai Vegetable Stew, Crock Pot

This is very similar to another Thai Soup that I have posted, so I called this one a ‘stew’ instead.  Eric and Hannah both prefer this version to the other version which uses a box of Thai-Ginger vegetarian stock. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. red curry paste (we like Thai Kitchen brand) 2 12-oz cans of coconut…

Broiled Lobster (Christmas Eve Dinner)

Ingredients: 4 whole lobster tails 1 tsp. ground paprika 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground pepper 2 Tbsp. melted, browned butter 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice Directions: Pre-heat broiler. With sharp kitchen shears, carefully cut top of shells lengthwise.  Separate shell and pull meat to top of shell. Place shells on broiler pan (or baking dish…

Metro Fresh Basil Dressing

Last summer, I had the most amazing roasted vegetable salad at the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Metro Fresh restaurant.  Unfortunately Metro Fresh is no longer at ABG, but the chef was kind enough to share the recipe for the Basil Dressing with me by email last year: Ingredients: Fill a food processor with Basil (it will…

California Roll Sushi

We have recently been experimenting with making our own sushi.  We purchased a Sushiquik kit from amazon.com and have made a couple of attempts so far.  The most successful has been with regular sushi rice: Rice: 1 cup sushi rice 1 cup water 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Tbsp sugar 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt To…

Hannah’s Tomato Pastry

Ingredients: 1 package of puff pastry (2 sheets) 3 large tomatoes, sliced several Tbsp basil pesto olive oil salt pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with Pam spray. Lay out puff pastry sheet on baking sheet.  Fold over 2 parallel edges so there is about 1/2″ lip/crust on each side. Spread…

Tuna Casserole

8 servings. Hands-on: 35 minutes.  Total: 1 hour 30 minutes. Ingredients: 1 (16-oz) package ziti pasta 1 (8-oz) package haricots verts (thin green beans), cut into 1-inch pieces 6 Tbsp butter 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced 2 (4-oz) packages fresh gourmet mushroom blend 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup vegetable broth…

Squash, Onion, and Pine Nut Pizza

Ingredients: Yellow cornmeal to dust the pizza stone (or nonstick spray to grease the baking sheet) 1 pound fresh dough (from a pizza shop) or a frozen dough, thawed; or prebaked pizza crust 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, halved through the stem, then thinly sliced 3/4 cup frozen winter squash purée, thawed…