Monday, September 17, 2007

Salmon with Pico de Gallo**

Well I love this idea, so I thought I would share this easy recipe that is so great for those days when you need a quick'n easy meal that still tastes good! It is easiest if you make the salsa in advance or if you purchase some.

Pico de Gallo:
  1. 2 Medium tomatoes, diced (or as many as desired)
  2. 1/2 small yellow or white onion, diced
  3. 1/2 red onion, diced
  4. 1/2 green pepper, diced
  5. 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  6. 1/4 c. cilantro, loosely packed, chopped
  7. Juice of 1/2 lime
  8. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  9. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  10. 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  11. 1/4 tsp. salt

Mix first 8 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add the last ingredients to taste.


  1. Creole seasoning (anything with a cajun flare is fine)
  2. olive oil
  3. Salmon
  4. Sour cream

Rub salmon with olive oil and a generous amount of seasoning (especially if you like it spicy). Grill until fully cooked. Place cooked salmon on a plate. Smother with pico de gallo and put a dollop of cool sour cream on top. You can serve this with tortilla chips. Delicoso!!

Enjoy! Andrew

Campanelle with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream ****

This is Amanda Detling's recipe:

This one takes forever to prepare, but it is well worth the time! One way to make it easier come dinner time is to prepare a lot of the ingredients ahead of time so you can just toss it all in when you're cooking it.

1 lb. campanelle noodles, cooked
1/4 Cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 large red onion, finely diced
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast-cooked and cubed
1/4 lb bacon (appx. 1/2 a package) cooked and broken up
2-3 bunches chopped fresh basil (I find it easier to tear it into small pieces rather than trying to chop it)
2 oz sun-dried tomatoes, reconstituted (soaked) in water and chopped up
3/4 Cup chicken broth
1 3/4 cup heavy cream
3 oz parmesan cheese, shredded (the fresh stuff is delicious!)
salt and pepper to taste

heat oil in a big skillet, add garlic and onion-saute briefly. Add cooked chicken, cooked bacon, basil and sun-dried tomatoes; saute for 10 minutes. Add chicken broth and simmer until liquid is reduced by about half. Add cream and parmesan cheese. Cool until sauce is reduced to a creaamy consistency. Add to cooked pasta in a large bowl and toss together.

Enjoy! Hill

Poppy Seed Chicken*

This is Amanda Detling's recipe:

This one is sooo delicious! It makes great leftovers too. Abi loves this one, so it's great for the kids too.

Chicken part

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 (12oz) can of sour cream
1/2 stick of butter/margarine
cooked chicken-cubed or shredded (I usually use 2 pieces)


1/2 stick of butter/margarine
1 sleeve Ritz crackers-crushed

Cook chicken, cube it, and set it aside. Combine the soup, melted butter, sour cream, poppyseeds, and chicken. Pour into a baking dish. Combine the crushed crackers with the melted butter for the topping and sprinkle on top of the other mixture. Bake until hot and bubbly (appx. 30 minutes at 350 degrees). Serve over rice-I prefer Jasmine rice over Minute rice.

Tuna Casserole *

I love this idea! So I decided I would post one right now!!!

The other day we were hungry and had, what I thought was no food. So I decided to raid the pantry and here is what I came up with.

1 Can of Tuna fish Drained
1 Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 can of Veg-All
3-4 cups cooked small pasta, like shells or bowties
1/2 cup grated cheese (to cover the top, it was about 2 big handfuls
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (I used Kraft, just the cheepy stuff)
1/2 cup milk
Cook pasta as directed. Preheat oven to 350
(I sprayed my casserole dish, but you could also line it with foil to avoid sticking)
In a casserole dish stir the drained tuna, cream of chicken soup, Veg-All and milk to an even constancy. Add drained noodles and stir. Then after its all mixed together spread the cheeses on top to cover.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until its hot all the way through and the cheese is melty.

You could also put some broken up potato chips on top for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.

And enjoy!


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