Pasta With Kale and Walnut Pesto

Ingredients 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons walnuts 1 bunch kale, thick stems discarded and leaves torn (about 12 cups) 1 cup grated pecorino (2 ounces), plus more for serving 1 small clove garlic kosher salt and black pepper 1/2 cup olive oil 3/4 pound fusilli, penne, or some other short pasta Heat oven to 350°…

Mmm-mmm Yummy Brownies

Prep-15m Cook-25m Ready In-40m Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×9 inch baking…

Homemade Blueberry Muffins

Prep- 15m  Cook-25m  Ready In- 40m Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 1 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to…

Ricotta Pie

Recipe: To be added What is ricotta? This explanation is adapted loosely from Wikipedia An Italian cheese made with the milk whey left over from the production of cheese. The milk whey could come from sheep, cow, goat, or Italian water buffalo. Ricotta curds are creamy white in appearance, and slightly sweet in taste. The…

Nana’s Tilapia in Wine and tomatoes

Ingredients  1 lb of tilapia fillets 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup diced onion 1/2 cup white wine 1 can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chopped parsley  Instant White Rice  Directions Heat a large Skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. When hot add onion and cook, stirring frequently,until softened but not brown to. Add tomatoes and…

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Ingredients 16 oz cream cheese ½  cup sour cream ½  cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 eggs Oreos Directions Mixed together the first 4 ingredients. Add eggs and mix. Line cupcake tin with foil wrappers. Place one Oreo in each cup. Fill with batter top each with crumbled Oreo cookie. Big at 275 degrees for…

Molasses Gingerbread Cookies

The recipe for the Molasses Gingerbread is from the Boston Tea Party Museum! Ingredients 2 tbsp. melted butter 1/2 cup molasses 3 tbsp. water 2 tbsp. freshly grated ginger or 1 tbsp. ground ginger  1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 pinch of allspice 1 pinch of salt 2 cups flour 1 tsp. Cinnamon  Directions Mix dry…

Healthy omelette breakfast sandwich

Ingredients 2 eggs (from cage free chickens) 1 ounce – mix of finely chopped broccoli, carrots, red cabbage 1 ounce – diced onions crushed garlic – a smidgeon black beans – 1 tablespoon Mexican shredded cheese – a sprinkling Freshly crushed black peppercorn and sea salt – to taste Instructions Chop and dice the vegetables….

No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Balls

Ingredients 1 ½  cups peanut butter ½ cup melted butter 2 ½  cups powdered sugar some  M&Ms Directions Mix peanut butter, melted butter,  sugar, and M&M’s until dough forms large ball. Form dough into small round balls ( like a Dunkin Donuts munchkin or meatball).  place on parchment paper freeze for 20 minutes or until…

Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients ½ cup of Butter (softened) 1 cup Sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla extract 1 Egg 1 cup Pumpkin puree 2 ¼ cups Flour 2tsp. Baking Powder 1 tsp. Baking soda ½ tsp. Salt 1 cup Cranberries 1 tsp. Cinnamon   1 tsp. Orange zest ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)       Directions  Preheat oven…

Summer Style Chicken Dish with a fruity salsa

Ingredients  2 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped  1 cup chopped mango  1/2 cup chopped avocado  1 tablespoon lime juice  4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1- 1/4 pounds total)  1/4 teaspoon salt  2 cloves garlic, minced  1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper  1/2 of a yellow, green, and a red pepper  1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro  Lime wedges (optional) Makes 4 servings (1/2 cup pepper mixture, 1/2 cup chicken breast, and a scant…

Black Rasberry and banana smoothie

Ingredients  Black Rasberry Ice Cream Sliced Bananas  A cup of milk  Directions  Slice the bananas up into thin slices. Throw in blender.  Scoop ice cream into the blender. Add milk. Blend. Serve.