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Healthy Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Healthy Chicken KabobsWhen it comes to meat, I think I might create dishes with chicken a little too often. My last chicken purchase consisted of 40 pounds of chicken breast that I have been trying to put to good use. My family might be tired of eating chicken for dinner but I am not.

For those of you that like chicken and like veggies, here is a healthy and delicious recipe courtesy of Iberia that includes chicken breast, zucchini, red peppers, cherry tomatoes, basil and the Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Healthy Chicken Kabobs Recipe
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 3 large zucchinis cut into large rounds
  • 3 red peppers
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups of Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 bamboo skewers
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the chicken breasts in large squares and then insert in the bamboo skewers alternating the zucchinis and red pepper.
  2. Using the remaining bamboo skewers, make vegetarian kabobs with the cherry tomatoes, zucchini and red pepper, adding salt and Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Place them in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Lastly, drizzle some more Iberia Olive Oil on them and enjoy! It’s a spectacular presentation with great flavor!


What else would you add to these kabobs?

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed ShellsWhen it comes to food, I LOVE pasta. I also happen to LOVE bacon and also LOVE cheese. Why not make a meal that has all three ingredients.

Below is a recipe for our Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Shells that you might also enjoy!

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Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe
  • 24 cooked jumbo pasta shells
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4½ cups Kraft shredded cheese mix (Parmesan, Romano & Asiago)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 cup crumbled bacon
  1. In a large bowl add Ricotta ½ of the cream cheese and mix until blended.
  2. Add 1 cup of cheese mix, 1 tbsp parsley, bacon, garlic salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Spoon mixture into cooked shells and place in a non-stick 13x9 baking dish.
  4. In a large saucepan melt butter. Add flour and mix until smooth. Gradually add the whipping cream, both and milk. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium high and cook for 1-2 minutes until mixture has thickened. Add remaining cheese mix, remaining cream cheese and remaining parsley. Pour mixture over shells. Sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until bubbly.
  6. Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!


Cheesy Mini Meatloaves Recipe

Mini meatloaves

This month I am participating in the Mystery Ingredient Blogger Showcase recipe contest. Each participant was sent a mystery ingredient that happened to be Colman’s Mustard. When I first thought of recipes that I could use the mustard with, I thought of deviled eggs.

My next thought was my yummy Mini Cheese Meatloaves

Now here is my recipe, but I am also going to show you just how easy these are to make. I also need your help in maybe having a chance of winning this recipe contest by taking a minute out to vote for my recipe at MysteryIngredientBloggerShowcase.com.

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Cheesy Mini Meatloaves Recipe
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  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ⅔ cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp Colman's Mustard
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bow, add egg and milk. Use whisk to mix.
  3. Add cheese, onion, oats, Worcestershire sauce and garlic salt and stir. Add ground beef and mix well.
  4. Shape into eight small loaves and place on non-stick 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl add ketchup, brown sugar and mustard and mix well. Spoon mixture over loaves and bake uncovered for 45 minutes until meat is no longer pink.

 Now look just how easy these are to make!

In a large bow you are going to add the egg and milk. Use whisk to mix. Then add the cheese, onion, oats, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and stir.

making meatloaf

Next add the ground beef and mix well.

making meatloaf mixture

After the ingredients are mixed well, shape into 8 small sized loaves.

Mini Meatloaves

Next grab a bowl and add the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard and mix well. Spoon the mixture over the mini meatloaves.

Mini meatloaves

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

Mini meatloaves in oven

If you have enjoyed my recipe, please take a moment of your time to give me a vote.  You can vote once per day through December 1, 2013. Visit MysteryIngredientBloggerShowcase.com to vote or find other recipes like this one!

Sloppy Joe Pizza Recipe

For those of you that LOVE sloppy joes and love pizza, I have the perfect dinner solution….. Sloppy Joe Pizza!

Sloppy Joe PizzaEver since I learned to make homemade pizza, I am always looking for new topping ideas. A couple weeks ago I was craving sloppy joes. I had ground beef and a can of Manwich but I had no buns. I contiplated making my own bread to make buns and then thought that sloppy joe mix would probably taste great on some pizza dough.

The Sloppy Joe Pizza was a hit at my house. My kids might think I am nuts sometimes but I bet they enjoy my creative meals I sometimes come up with.

Want to try it yourself? Here is my recipe that I used which includes directions on making your own pizza dough!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Sloppy Joe Pizza
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 15.5 ounce can Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce
  1. In a bowl, add warm water and yeast. Wait about 5 minutes to allow the yeast to "proof". Stir after the 5 minutes to make sure yeast is completely dissolved.
  2. In another bowl, add flour, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, oregano. Mix well, then add olive oil and mix again.
  3. In a stand mixer using the dough hook, add both bowls into mixer bough and turn on mixer to start kneading the mixture to create a dough consistency. Add more flour if necessary. Keep kneading until the dough is no longer sticky and feels soft to the touch. Roll the dough into a ball form.
  4. In a bowl, coat with oil and place ball of dough into bowl, rolling it around for a light coat. Put bowl aside for 2 to 3 hours to allow dough to rise.
  5. While dough is rising brown ground beef, drain and add Manwhich sauce. Heat to warm. Set aside.
  6. Once dough has risen (should be about double it's size), place on a lightly floured surface and use rolling pin to roll into a round shape for your pizza.
  7. Evenly spread sloppy joe sauce you made. Top with shredded cheese.
  8. Bake at 475 for 11-12 minutes. Pizza will be done with dough is golden and cheese on top is completely melted.

What creative toppings do you put on your pizza?