Banana Smoothie,Orange-Strawberry

Orange-Strawberry-Banana Smoothies are super easy to make. All you need is 100% Florida orange juice, lowfat vanilla yogurt, strawberries (I like frozen best), a banana, and ice. You can leave out the yogurt, but we like that it makes the smoothies more creamy and provides a little bit of protein.
Just pour the ice into your blender, add the remaining ingredients, and then blend until smooth. That’s it! {You can add more or less ice, depending on how thick you want your smoothie to be}


3 cups flour
4 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
salt to taste
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
olive oil
salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste
1 (28 ounce) can Muir Glen Crushed Tomatoes
3 sweet potatoes
1 bunch basil, stems removed
2 cups ricotta
2 cups grated mozzarella plus more for topping
2 eggs
salt to taste

How To Make Lime-Fish Tacos

1 lb tilapia fillets (about 4)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (2 to 3 limes)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)
6 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
1 1/2 tablespoons chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage

Strawberry Sweets a New Way

- 3 heart shaped pieces of challah bread (I used a giant cookie cutter)
- your favorite french toast batter (I used 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
- 3 large sliced organic strawberries
- 2 pads of salted butter
- 2 tbs of Mascarpone Cheese
- 2 tbs of Nutella (ZOMG, right?)
*optional whipped cream*

Spinach and Spring Herb Torta in Potato Crust

3 large russet potatoes (about 600 g, 1 ¼ pound)
about 2 tbsp olive oil
350 g spinach (about a colander full, stems removed if the leaves are big)
2 eggs
1 cup ricotta
1 1/2 cups chopped spring herbs: parsley, chives, dill
100 g feta, crumbled
grated zest of 1 lemon
salt, pepper

How To Make Caprese Stuffed Burgers

Your favorite blend of ground beef.
I used an 80/20 blend because I think the extra fat makes them juicy.
Real bacon bits.
Or crumbled up bacon that you have made.
Grape tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella
Fresh basil leaves
Steak seasoning - or your favorite burger seasoning blend.
Your favorite buns and accompaniments

How To Cook Potato Pancakes

3 lbs of Potatoes (we like Idahos and Russets) 
2 Medium Sweet Onions (or 1 White)
3 Large Eggs
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
3 teaspoons Kosher Salt
3 teaspoons Black Pepper
Olive, Vegetable, Canola Oil (whatever you have on hand)
Tea Towel
Food Processor (with shred blade) or Box Grater


Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Roast: at 425 degrees F. for 35 minutes
Broil: 10 minutes
1 flank steak (1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 egg yolk
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

Creamy Tomato & Spinach Pasta


1 Tbsp olive oil $0.16
1 small onion $0.25
2 cloves garlic $0.16
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes $0.59
½ tsp dried oregano $0.03
½ tsp dried basil $0.03
pinch red pepper flakes (optional) $0.02
freshly cracked pepper to taste $0.05
½ tsp salt $0.03
2 Tbsp tomato paste $0.11
2 oz. cream cheese $0.48
¼ cup grated Parmesan $0.42
½ lb. penne pasta $0.89
½ (9 oz.) bag fresh spinach $0.50

Broccoli Shells & Cheese

8 oz. pasta $0.55
1 lg. crown broccoli $1.69
½ med onion $0.18
3 Tbsp butter $0.12
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour $0.03
2.5 cups milk $0.65
8 oz. (2 cups) sharp cheddar, shredded $2.49
¼ cup grated parmesan $0.24
1 tsp hot sauce (optional) $0.05
to taste salt and pepper $0.05

Cheesecake with Kaya

140g/5 oz fine granulated sugar
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
50g/2 oz butter
250g/9 oz cream cheese
100 ml/3 fluid oz fresh milk
2 tsp pandan paste (you will need more if using pandan essence, adjust to taste)
1 tbsp lemon juice
50g/1.75 oz plain/all-purpose flour
30g/1 oz cornflour (cornstarch)
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup kaya (Malaysian coconut jam, available at most Asian groceries or here's a recipe to make your own)

Strawberry Cheesecake & Ice Cream

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 ounce) tub Cool Whip
1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
15 Golden Oreo cookies (about half the package)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (21 ounce) can Strawberry Pie filling ( I used Duncan Hines)


Grilled cheese tomato and pesto sandwich

Special Linguine,with Chicken Thighs

1 package Linguine (or Your Favorite Pasta)
 Olive Oil
8 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
1 whole Small To Medium Sized Onion, Chopped
3 whole (to 4 Whole) Garlic Cloves, Minced
1/2 cup White Wine (or Chicken Broth)
2 cans (15 Oz. Can) Crushed Tomatoes
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
1 pinch Sugar
 Fresh Parsley, Chopped, to taste
 Fresh Basil, Chopped, to taste
 Parmesan Cheese To Taste

Honey Balsamic Chicken

2 medium (1.5 lbs) chicken breasts $2.99
¼ cup balsamic vinegar $0.80
1 clove garlic $0.08
2 Tbsp olive oil (divided) $0.24
to taste salt & pepper $0.05
1 Tbsp butter $0.10
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar $0.40
3 Tbsp honey $0.33

Popcorn in a special way


1 peck air popped corn
Snickers bars, 30 fun size pieces
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup melted chocolate
1 cup salted butter
1 cup salted peanuts
½ cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Bread stuffed,chicken shaped cake

1 cup panko
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 egg
1 pound ground chicken breast (or dark meat)
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced white onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
6 fresh basil leaves, torn
1 pinch salt and pepper
16 small mozzarella cubes, cut from a block
2 cups Muir Glen marinara sauce

Spinach & Chicken stuffed

2 large or 4 small chicken breasts
juice from 2 lemons
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 glug olive oil
spinach dip:
1 T extra virgin olive oil
heaping 3 cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped
2 large cloves fresh garlic, minced
3 oz. goat cheese
scant 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
4 T fresh shredded parmesan cheese
pinch of cayenne pepper
a hefty pinch of kosher salt
a generous sprinkle of ground pepper
extras -
4 (8″) tortillas
2 avocados, halved and sliced
munster, provolone or mozzarella
hot sauce, to serve
chives, to serve

HOW TO COOK Potato Soup


6 green onions, thinly sliced with white and green parts separated
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 lbs. frozen hash browns or fresh Russett potatoes, cubed or shredded
2 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning (or any Cajun seasoning)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar, plus extra for serving

Grilled chicken in a new way

about 1 1/4 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
1 1/2 pounds bacon
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 T chili powder
1/2 t cumin

Cheese and Stuffed Chicken

small chicken breasts (1 per serving)
Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Wedges (1 per serving)
steamed broccoli
Mrs. Dash Salt-free Seasoning (I used table blend)
non-stick cooking spray
clove of garlic (crushed/minced)
chicken broth
fat free milk

Italian-flavored pasta

4 cups vegetable broth $0.52
2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32
12 oz. fettuccine $1.33
8 oz. frozen chopped spinach $0.79
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes $1.73
1 medium onion $0.43
4 cloves garlic $0.32
½ Tbsp dried basil $0.07
½ Tbsp dried oregano $0.07
¼ tsp red pepper flakes $0.02
freshly cracked pepper to taste $0.05
2 oz. feta cheese $0.87

Rib Roast with Garlic and Rosemary

Prime rib roast hasn’t been a traditional dish at my family (or childhood) holiday table. But, after re-creating this recipe in my kitchen and discovering how simple it was to get wow-factor results, I’ll be pushing to start a new tradition. The garlic and rosemary rub was peppery and added exactly the right flavors to enhance this already delicious cut of beef. After following the cooking method that our chef recommends (and a little vigilance with an instant-read thermometer at the end), I got just the results I expected, as promised—a beautiful medium-rare. The accompanying whipped cream–horseradish sauce was airy and creamy and melted on the tongue with just a hint of heat—a tasty foil to the roast.

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