Top Recipe Finds of 2010

I was going for 10 but had to expand it!  No particular order… because I am not *that* organized!

My Canadian Friend’s Bean Soup — Super easy & yummy.  I’ve made with canned beans and dried beans (FYI: 2 pounds of great northern beans makes just over 5 cups… you need 5 cups to make up 3 cans of beans), hot italian sausage or sweet italian sausage… it’s all good!  If you’re watching sodium, then cook up some dried beans in the crockpot instead of canned… and buy no salt added diced tomatoes and add your own basil.

Sloppy Joes II — Two of my goals in doing menu planning were to find recipes for those nights I needed something quick and to cut back on more processed foods.  This recipe does both.  We use ground turkey or ground beef… both are good.  Use Hunt’s ketchup with no HFCS… or if you are really going the no processed food route, I suppose you could make your own.

Southwest Turkey Burgers — These are even easier than the Sloppy Joes…

Shrimp Alfredo — no, real alfredo sauce doesn’t have cream cheese.  I don’t care if it tastes this good (and not *too* bad for you either!)

Bev’s Better for You Chocolate Chip Cookies — slightly better for you… and we prefer these to regular Toll House now.  In fact, we are leaving some out for Santa!

Honey Roasted Carrots — okay, maybe for some this is just common sense… but they are really good!

Eggplant Parmesan — peeled, diced and made into a casserole instead of stuffed.  Yum!

Honey Wheat Sandwich Rolls — Part 1 of rediscovering my bread maker.  I have to confess I usually still buy buns from the store because this makes so much more than we can use at once… but these are still really good!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix — because sometimes you just need a chocolate fix

Peppermint Meltaways — Our of the finds from holiday baking…

Bacon Jack Chicken — which I haven’t posted a recipe for, but it basically chicken seasoned with seasoning salt and cooked up with mushrooms, onions and bacon — covered with pepperjack cheese.  It is healthier than it sounds, really.  (And good even without the bacon).

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus — as easy as it sounds.  Yum!

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets — these are amazing, that is really all there is to say!

Tomato Green Bean Soup — good with fresh or frozen veggies, we’ve tried both ways.



3 responses to this post.

  1. I’m definitely going to try several of these. Thanks for sharing!


  2. These all sound like great recipes. I can wait to try some of them. I’ve been behind on blog reading. Have a happy New Year


  3. Re: the rolls — keep them in the freezer — they thaw in minutes and last a long time. I make our bread, two loaves at a time — one lives in the freezer and the other in the fridge.


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