Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ham and Cheese Strata

My Husband who is the breakfast chef at this house (at least on weekends) woke up with an idea for breakfast using our leftover biscuits from yesterday.  It was fast and turned out quite delicious, not much to look at but very tasty!



4 bisquits or other bread, diced
5 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
4 ounces diced ham
green onions
mushrooms sliced
garlic powder
 onion powder
1 cup total Shredded Cheese of your choice 1/2 half for the recipe and 1/2 cup more on the top after cooking

Grease pan with butter, place the biscuits on the bottom, add the ham, green onions, 1/2 cup of cheese and mushrooms on top.

Whip the eggs, milk and salt and pepper in a bowl and pour on top of the mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes to an hour or more, check every few minutes.

Remove from oven and place the remaining cheese on top.

Serve with Sour Cream and Hot sauce if desired.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Cedar Plank Crab Stuffed Sole


It is Dungeness Crab Season here in Oregon and we love our crab.  We bought three crabs and after picking ended up with 1.5 lbs of Crab. One of the recipes we love to make is Sole stuffed with Crab.

My husband put a twist on it this time and cooked it on a cedar plank.  I have to say it was delicious!

2-4 Sole Fillets (1/2 pound) we used 4 total
1/4 cup fresh crab
Lemon Pepper
Tarragon
2 tbl butter melted' (for the bread crumb topping)
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs mixed with a sprinkle of onion powder

We served with Hollandaise Sauce (super easy to make in a blender)

Place half of your sole fillets on the cedar plank (be sure and soak it in water first)

Separate your crab among the two fillets, covering the fillet with crab

Sprinkle with lemon pepper and tarragon

Place the remaining fillets on top (two small filets and crab in between essentially)

Cook till barely done, about 15 minutes at 400 degrees

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Super Healthy Banana Bread



My husband is a pretty strict clean eater and he is not a huge fan of bread, sweet or otherwise.  On occasion I can get him to eat Banana Bread if I make it super healthy. I have been working on this recipe for awhile and I think it is pretty fantastic!

3 very ripe bananas, peeled
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 3/4 Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup of chopped Walnuts (I toasted mine first)
1 individual cup of sugar free applesauce (or 1/3 cup melted Coconut Oil)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of Coconut Sugar
1/8 cup of Maple Syrup
Turbinado Sugar for sprinkling on top

Mix the bananas, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, applesauce, eggs, coconut sugar and maple syrup together with a spatula, spoon, whisk or hand mixer.  Stir until well incorporated.

Add the flour and the Walnuts and stir till just mixed in.

Pour into a well greased loaf pan.

Sprinkle Turbinado Sugar over the loaf before baking (gives a nice crunch)

Bake at 325 degrees for 50 to 65 minutes, checking for doneness ever 5 minutes past 50

Let cool and serve

Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup with Orzo

Yet another Sunday Chicken Dinner and I had lots of chicken leftover.  I decided I was going to try something a little different this ti...