Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus

One of the teachers at my school introduced me to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus on Friday, and I gave it a try this weekend.  It’s delicious … satisfies my sweet tooth but without all the guilt. Ingredients:   1 can (15 oz) of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed well ¼ cup cashews (level if…

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…

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Salad

I have been looking for some recipes that will help us use up our supply of sweet potatoes from last fall (but also provide a little variety).  Eric is not a beet fan, so we skipped the beets on his salad.  The dressing had slightly more of a bite than I typically enjoy, but the…

Southern Jiffy Corn Pudding

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) — next time try 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce 1 egg 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1 (8.5 oz) box Jiffy Cornbread Mix 1 (14.5 oz) can creamed corn 1 (14.5 oz) can whole kernel sweet corn, drained Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in…

Citrus Grilled Zucchini

I found this recipe recently and it has quickly risen to the top of our grilling favorites.  In the original blog post, the writer claimed that “this grilled zucchini will rock your ever-loving world.”  That seemed like a pretty big build-up, but we were not disappointed! Ingredients: 6 whole zucchini (medium-sized) 1/4 cup olive oil…

Shepherd’s Pie, Vegetarian

Mashed Potatoes: 5 pound bag of potatoes 1/4 cup butter ~ 2 cups milk 8 oz block cheddar cheese, shredded (maybe more?) 1-2 tsp kosher salt Optional: 1 cup sour cream Filling: 1 lb dried lentils, rinsed & drained 2 large onions, diced (could also add bag of frozen pearl onions) ~ 8 carrots, sliced…

Sweet Potato Chili (Crock Pot)

Combine the following ingredients in the crock pot: 1 medium/large red onion, chopped 1 bag frozen Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready Tri-Color Pepper and Onion blend (or 1 chopped red bell pepper and 1 chopped green pepper) 2 to 3 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced (or 1 heaping…

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…

Zesty Cucumber Salad (Paula Deen)

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar (I think this would also be good with Balsamic vinegar) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced 1 (10 oz) container grape tomatoes, sliced in half 1 to 2 medium Vidalia onions, very thinly sliced into half moons 2 tablespoons dill, chopped kosher salt,…

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…