Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Terrific*easy* new fruit snack for the summer months! 2 cups plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt), 24 ounces fresh blueberries rinsed well and dried on paper towels in a colander. Add yogurt to a bowl and using a slotted spoon dip several blueberries at a time into the yogurt, allow to drip and place coated blueberries on a parchment lined platter(s) or sheet pan(s). It will take a few minutes to do this but the reward afterwards makes in worthwhile!

Place the platter(s) or Sheet pan(s) in the freezer shelf for several hours to freeze. Once frozen place in freezer safe baggies or airtight container . Keep frozen and when ready grab a handful or bowlful and have at it! I am telling you they are scrumptious on a hot day! Cool and refreshing.

I hope you’ll enjoy these-we sure do! In closing I wish you Good Health. cheffie cooks easy 123.

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Bananas-Caramel-Vanilla Ice Cream Dessert

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Such an easy economical delicious dessert made in a snap! Using 4 ripe bananas slice them and add into a bowl with 1/2 lemon (juice only) and gently stir. Set aside. In a saucepan on low heat add 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 2 tablespoons honey, 1/2 stick unsalted butter, stir until dissolved and combined, increase heat to medium stirring until thickened. Remove from heat-allow to cool. Add vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream into a dish, ladle several spoons of bananas and caramel sauce, Dig in -it’s divine!!!

Enjoy!

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Honey Ham & Cucumber Party “Hero” Sandwich

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Easy-Delicious-economical large sandwich for any occasion. Great for a weekend party! one 20 ounce loaf of French Bread cut lengthwise, 1/2 pound Deli Sliced Honey Ham, one cucumber (peeled, sliced), 2 tablespoons grainy mustard, one tablespoon real mayonnaise. In a small ramekin add mustard and mayo and stir well slather on the bottom of the loaf of bread, begin building the Hero sandwich, add slices of Honey ham, sliced cucumbers on top, cover with the top of the loaf of bread, cut into 3-4″ pieces, add to a serving plate and enjoy!

Its a favorite here! We love a side of celery sticks and dip!

In closing I wish you Good Health.

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Olive Oil & Lemon~Sesame Green Beans

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This is an easy, delicious, economical side dish. One pound fresh green beans (snip ends), blanch in hot salted water for 4 minutes,  remove and add into ice bath. Remove (once cooled) into a mixing bowl,  add 1/2 fresh lemon (juice only), 1 tablespoon Pure Olive oil, one tablespoon sesame seeds, stir and microwave one minute, serve and enjoy!

That easy and delicious-Give them a try you may surprise yourself and love them!

In closing I wish you Good Heath.

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Quick soup!!! Creamy Corn Soup…

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Do you enjoy soup in the Winter months? How about an easy quick creamy corn chowder (above) garnish with cooked spinach leaf?! Soups freeze really well and are easy to re-heat!

If you like vegetables? A very economical soup is a Creamy Mixed Vegetable Soup (Meatless). You’ll need 1 bag 16 ounce mixed vegetables (we like corn, carrots, peas) you can use any type. 2 cups low sodium vegetable stock, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup light cream (or whole milk), salt and black pepper to taste, you can add one peeled, diced potato, fresh parsley as garnish. Allow to cook together for 15-20 minutes on medium heat stirring during cooking time. Great with crusty bread, crackers, croutons.

It is that time of year and prepare some quick, delicious soups for lunch and supper options. The list is endless! How about a Beef Tortilla Soup? Chicken Lemon Noodle Soup? Carrot and Apple Honey Soup? Chili, Vegetables Beef?!

Yum!

In closing, I wish you Good Health.

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Potato Cakes! Regular or Sweet?

Using some leftover mashed potatoes and you can create some delicious potato cakes. You just need 2 cups mashed potatoes, 1 cup bread crumbs, one beaten large egg, one stalk celery diced finely, one small onion diced finely, 1 teaspoon parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste.

Using a cast iron skillet add 2 tablespoons of melted butter. In a mixing bowl add all ingredients, stir to combine. Pat out 3-4″ diameter potato cakes and place in buttered skillet. Place skillet in a 400 F-pre heated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden in color.

You can add cheese if desired to the top of each potato cake. Delicious and easy and most important economical!

You can also make sweet potatoes cakes too!

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The Best Baked Garlic-Parsley French Fries!

If you are just serving yourself or one other person this recipe is easy, economical and super tasty! You’ll need 2 Russet potatoes rinse them well (you can peel if desired), cut into French Fries or wedges. Place in a bowl add Minced garlic (as much as you like), onion salt, black pepper to taste, mix well with clean hands to coat fries.

Transfer to a rimmed non stick baking sheet pan in a single layer, put oven temp at 400 F when oven is pre-heated and ready pop the pan in and bake 15-20 minutes, turning potatoes once. Garnish with fresh parsley.

We love these gems, hope you’ll enjoy! cheffie cooks easy 1-2-3.

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