Loaded Deviled Eggs

Loaded Deviled Eggs

Just like a loaded baked potato but it’s deviled eggs.

What you need 
  • 12 large eggs hard-boiled cooled and halved
  • 6 slices bacon cooked crisp & crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp relish
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon paprika salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Transfer egg yolks from halves to mixing bowl & combine with remaining ingredients.
  2. Add the sour cream last & use more as needed to reach desired smoothness.
  3. Spoon yolk mixture into halves and a sprinkle of paprika.

Lisa’s Baked Liver And Bacon

Lisa’s Baked Liver And Bacon

I wanted to find an easier way of making liver for my family and a healthier way than frying, I came up with this one, if you are a liver lover you will love this recipe 

what you need is
slices of liver enough to feed 4
flour
seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg with 1/4 cup milk beaten
bacon slices cut in half enough bacon for each piece of liver
2 plates
1 bowl
cookie sheet
onions for frying

Cover cookie sheet with tin foil and spray generously with cooking spray. On one plate add flour and season it with salt and pepper, on the second plate put your breadcrumbs on it. In a bowl beat your egg and add the milk. Take liver slices and lightly flour, then dip them in the egg mixture then the breadcrumbs and lay them close together on prepared cookie sheet. Follow this method till all pieces of liver are done. Once you are done, place 2 1/2 slices of the liver on each piece of bacon. I cut them in 1/2 as I find its easier to do this when they are in 1/2 pieces. Bake at 350 degrees oven, when the bacon is crisp and brown the liver is done about 35 min.
Fry onions in a frying pan with butter and I also add gravy on top of ours, I just use our fav packaged gravy for the liver.
Enjoy 

Lisa’s Fudgy Healthy Nut Bars

Healthy Brownies? YEP! only 142 calories per serving, without walnuts 110 cals

Lisa’s Fudgy Healthy Nut Bars

1 can black beans rinsed and drained
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee
3 EX LG eggs
3 tblsp whole wheat flour
3/4 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.
Combine the beans, cocoa powder, coffee, eggs and flour in a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth about 2 min,
Add agave, coconut oil and vanilla, process until the ing are all combined
Pour batter in prepared dish and smooth top. Bake for 20 min turning 1/2 way. Turn down oven to 300 and bake another 10 min or till a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with a little bit of soft batter clinging to it. It should NOT come out clean if it does it over cooked.
Let bars cool completely at room temp in the baking dish on a wire rack. Then put them in the fridge for at least 3 hours. When cooled cut them into 12 squares and serve.

I made these and the FAM LOVED THEM and guess what? THEY ARE HEALTHY . The brownies seem underdone when you take them out BUT they will firm up once cooled. These are awesome and you don’t have to feel guilty

only 142 calories per serving, without walnuts 110 cals

CROCKPOT CHICKEN

This recipe is awesome!!! The chicken will literally fall apart!

CROCKPOT CHICKEN

You’ll need:…
1 chicken
2 Tbs Olive oil
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Rinse chicken, rub with olive oil and set aside.
Mix all the seasonings with the sugar. Rub the entire chicken, inside and out with the seasonings and place in crockpot. Add the water… Do not pour over chicken… You do not want to wash off the rub. Set on high and cook for 4 hours. The chicken will literally fall apart… Enjoy!!!

Perfect Boiled Eggs

Have you ever wondered how to boil eggs and have the peeling peel off easily? It is easier then you think!

I get asked for this recipe all the time so make sure you share this with your friends! Everyone wants to know the secret to boiling eggs so that the shells come right off. This really works, I have so many people that use this method and swear by it! Try it out, it is a real time saver when you are making hard boiled eggs, egg salad sandwiches, salads and more! You can peel eggs so fast now because the shell comes right off.

Perfect Boiled Eggs

Ingredients

6 large eggs or you may increase
2 tsp white vinegar
1 pinch salt
water to cover
3 cups ice cubes or use as much as desired

Instructions

  1. Place the eggs in a saucepan.
  2. Cover the eggs with lukewarm water.
  3. Add in vinegar and pinch salt.
  4. Bring to a full boil over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes (start timing after the water reaches a full boil).
  5. Remove from heat cover with a tight lid.
  6. Allow the eggs to stand for 11 minutes.
  7. Drain the eggs a couple times under very cold water.
  8. Cover the eggs with cold water then add in some ice.
  9. Allow the eggs to sit in ice water for about 3 minutes.
  10. Drain and peel.

SKILLET CABBAGE

SKILLET CABBAGE

This is a quick and easy dish and makes a meal served with cornbread.

1 stick butter or margarine
1 small head of cabbage, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced into round pieces
1 (15 ounces) can diced tomatoes or Rotel tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Melt butter in large skillet. Add cabbage, onion, and cook on medium-high for about 5 minutes stirring to keep from sticking to the pan. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes.
Makes about 8 servings. 

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

We make this often, it’s so good and easy to make, this is one of our Family’s FAV’S 🙂 This is one of most requested recipes 😀

You Will Need:
1 – pkg of spiral noodles or noodles of choice, really good with large shells too
2 lbs of ground beef
1 small onion chopped (optional)
1 package of bacon cut into small pieces
2 cups of Ketchup
1 cup of barbecue sauce
1/4 cup of mustard
1 package of shredded cheese (tex mex is awesome)
1 cup of chopped dill pickles ( SEE NOTE)

While your pasta is cooking. In a large skillet brown your ground beef with onion and bacon.
Stir in, ketchup, barbecue sauce, and mustard. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 min.
Remove from heat mix in your pasta in meat mixture and 1/2 bag of cheese. Put the rest of the cheese over the mixture.
Cover and let stand till cheese is melted!
~Enjoy~

NOTE: I serve with dill pickles on the side as some in my family don’t like them.

One Pan Fajita Skillet

One Pan Fajita Skillet

Another one pan meal, that is quick and easy and full of flavor. Plus it is only 5WW points per fajita 🙂 AWESOME SAUCE 😀

What you need

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into equal pieces
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp ancho chili seasoning blend (or any all-purpose seasoning blend you prefer)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 bell peppers (I used green & red), sliced into thin strips
1 onion, sliced
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
—Additional Toppings
Avocado
Fresh cilantro
Sour cream
Salsa
Preheat oven to 375
In a large oven-safe grill pan, or skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat
Trim chicken of any visible fat as needed
In a small bowl combine chili powder, ancho chili blend, salt & pepper
Season one side of chicken and place seasoned side chicken into heated skillet & season 2nd side of chicken
Cook for 3-4 minutes or until chicken is browned Flip chicken
Add sliced peppers & onion to the skillet with the chicken arranging it around the chicken evenly
Season veggies with 2 tsp chili powder & 1 tsp salt
Place skillet into oven & cook for 20 minutes, flipping veggies once
Remove and squeeze lime juice over chicken and top with cheese
Place back into oven for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted
Top with any additional toppings you prefer
Serve & ENJOY!!

One Pan Sausage & Spinach Pasta

One Pan Sausage & Spinach Pasta

I LOVE one pan recipes, they are quick and easy, really effortless and taste so good. Easy to make after a long day working 🙂

What you need

12 oz Smoked Turkey Sausage (or pork), cut into bite-size pieces
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1 can (16 fl oz) tomatoes canned, crushed
2 tablespoons fat-free half & half (or regular, your choice)
2 cups chicken stock
12 ounces whole wheat spiral pasta
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup, shredded Italian cheese blend

DIRECTIONS

In a large skillet, with high sides and a tight-fitting lid, brown sausage on all sides over medium-high heat
Remove sausage to a plate, reserving the remaining oil
Add in olive oil letting it heat up a little over medium-high heat
Stir in onion, scraping up anything left on the pan from the sausage, and cook until onion begins to soften about 3-4 minutes
Stir in garlic, salt, pepper & red pepper flakes (if using) and cook for 1 minute
Slowly stir in tomatoes, half & half, chicken stock, & pasta
Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often to keep pasta from sticking
Cover pot and reduce heat to a simmer
Let cook for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender and sauce has thickened some
Add spinach & parmesan, stirring until spinach is wilted
Sprinkle Italian blend cheese over the top and cover pan once again to allow cheese to melt (or place under a broiler if you wish)
Remove lid and serve
ENJOY!!

Homemade Chips

Homemade Chips

These are so easy to make and tastes sooo good and much healthier than the ones you buy in the store 

What you need


Potatoes, any kind works and as many as you need
salt and pepper or your choice of spices ( granulated garlic powder, seasoning salt, cayenne pepper, dried dill weed, granulated garlic powder etc )
cooking spray
Parchment paper
Peel and slice potatoes very thin, you can use a Mandolin Slicer or knife, they must be sliced thin, less than 1/16″ in thickness (paper thin)

Spray parchment paper with cooking spray, place the sliced potatoes flat on the paper in a single layer. Microwave on HIGH (full power) for 5 to 5 1/2 minutes or until they curl slightly and are a very light brown in color. The thinner the slices, the quicker they cook and the tastier they are.
Remove from microwave, let cool and repeat till taters are all used up.
~Enjoy~