Monday, April 11, 2011

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Yum!!! I love sweet potatoes and so does Gray. These were a fun and different way to make them for a crowd! Everyone loved them, but what's not to love? This recipe is from Vintage Victuals.

4 sweet potatoes
2 tbsp butter
1/4 tspn salt
3 tbsp milk
1 egg
2 tbsps brown sugar

Boil the sweet potatoes in water until they are fork tender. Remove from water and remove the pulp from the potato, cut the potato pulp with a knife to prevent it from being stringy. Place the pulp into a bowl and add butter, mash well using a potato masher. Let the mixture cool off for a few minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix together well. Pour into a greased baking dish. Heat oven to 375 and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Greek Turkey Meatballs

Okay, these are one of my new favorites! They are adapted from Skinny Taste, I love that I can eat them and not feel guilty! Plus I adore Tzatiki Sauce so these were perfect. You MUST make the tzatiki to go with them!!! Gray and I both really enjoyed these, they were so much lighter and will be a great summer recipe!

1 lbs lean ground turkey
1 cup zucchini, grated and liquid squeezed out
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 large egg
2-3 cloves garlic, grated
1/4 red onion, grated
1 tbsp dried oregano,
2 tbsp dried parsley
kosher salt and fresh pepper

Mix ingredients together, be careful not to over mix. Form meatballs. Cook the meatballs in a frying pan with a tiny bit of olive oil. Serve warm!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Crescent Chicken

Oh this was delicious!!! The recipe was found on Comfy in the Kitchen and it was simple and I had all the ingredients on hand! Love recipes like that!

1 package refrigerator crescent rolls (regular or jumbo)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of milk (using soup can to measure)

Heat oven to 350. Roll out the crescent rolls, place a few pieces of chicken in the center along with a bit of cheese then roll up. Repeat and place the bundles into a 9 x 11 dish. Mix together the chicken soup and milk in a separate bowl then pour over the crescent bundles. Bake for 30 minutes.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Farm Style Spaghetti and Meatballs

LOOK, I am finally posting recipes again, please someone, anyone, be excited!!!

I got this recipe from Anissa's Kitchen and we LOVED it.  These meatballs were awesome as was the sauce! It will be made again!


2 pounds ground beef
1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix (I only used half a package)
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning

Mix all the ingredients together with your hands and shape into meatballs. Place in a large pot then follow directions below.


1 Large can (I believe it is 29oz) Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
1/2 of can of water
2 Teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 pinch ground cloves

Stir together all ingredients. Add to the pot with the meatballs. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring every so often. Reduce from high heat to medium heat and cook for 30 to 45 minutes depending on the size of you rmeatballs. Serve over spaghetti noodles, add a small amount of the pasta water to the sauce to help it stick to the noodles!