Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Seasoned Turkey Skillet with Italian Oil Drizzle


It was close to dinner time, I was hungry and didn't want to take too much time preparing something. I did have some ground turkey thawed and decided to create my own recipe. This meal was so tasty, I had to share the recipe. Quick and easy.... and who doesn't like that? 


- 2 Tbs Avocado Oil (or olive oil)
- 2 green onions, diced (divided)
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/2 tsp. salt and any other of your favorite seasonings
- 1 cup chopped broccoli
- 1 cup chopped yellow squash or zucchini
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, diced
- Microwaveable bag of Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Brown Rice

Italian Oil Drizzle 


- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning flakes
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt

Add all ingredients into a shaker bottle and shake until combine (or add to a bowl and whisk or stir until combined.)

Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the whites of the green onions to the skillet and saute' for about a minute. Add ground turkey and salt, and cook until browned. Add broccoli, squash, and sun-dried tomatoes. Cook/stir until vegetables are al dente (cooked but not overcooked and mushy). Lastly, add the diced "green part" of the onions to the skillet.

Microwave the rice. Spoon a little rice out onto a plate, top with ground turkey mixture and drizzle the Italian oil over the top! ENJOY!!!!

"Good food. Good mood." - Anonymous 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Pina Colada No-Bake Tropical Dream Dessert


We had some special friends over for dinner this week and I wanted to make a dessert. Found an awesome banana pudding dessert online, but as with all the recipes I see, I find a way to tweak it to make it even better! ;) Our company was not disappointed, and I was happy to send them home with the leftovers. Let them gain weight... not us! ha! 


- 1 package Golden Oreos (36 cookies)
- 1 stick of butter
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 8 ounces cool whip topping, divided
- 1, 3.4 ounce, box instant banana pudding mix
- 1 cup milk 
- 1/2 of a dram of LorAnn Pina Colada flavoring oil (a dram is 3.7 ml)
(No flavoring oil? No problem... just leave it out. Still a deeeelicious banana dessert!)

*Note: The picture showing only a piece of the dessert plated is not mine. I did not want to cut into mine until our company came over, so I found this picture online.

In a food processor, add the Oreos and butter and pulse until combined and crumbly. (Reserve about 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top for a finishing touch). Press Oreo crumb mixture in an 11x7 baking dish. Chill 10 minutes. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add 1 cup of the cool whip and combine. Spread over the Oreo crust. Whisk pudding and milk until pudding begins to thicken. Add a little of the Pina Colada flavoring oil. Combine. Pour mixture over crust. Add the rest of the cool whip on top, and sprinkle with remaining Oreo crumbs. Chill for one or more hours. Enjoy and good luck just having one piece. 

"Let whatever you do today be enough." - Anonymous

Asparagus and Bacon Frittata


My sweet neighbor just gave me a bunch of fresh asparagus, straight from her brother's garden. I gladly took it, cooked up an asparagus and bacon frittata, and gave her a piece. Happy to say I'm not the only one who really enjoyed this amazing recipe! I have a feeling you will too. 


- 3 pieces of bacon, cooked until crisp and broken into little pieces
- 2 Tbs shallots or onion, diced
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- Fresh asparagus (about 1/2 to 3/4 pound), cut into small pieces
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup cottage cheese
- 3 Tbs sun-dried tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 Tbs fresh chives, diced
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. Adobo seasoning
- 3 Tbs fresh basil, chopped into pieces
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

In a cast iron skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Set aside. Break into pieces once cooled. In the same skillet, add shallots and cook for about a minute. Add garlic powder and asparagus. Let cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk eggs, cottage cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, chives, salt, Adobo seasoning, and basil in a bowl. Pour egg mixture in the skillet on top of the asparagus. On medium heat, cook eggs about 4 to 5 minutes until set on the bottom but still runny on top. Set oven to broil on high heat while the eggs are cooking. Sprinkle mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top of egg mixture. Once eggs are set on the bottom, place skillet in the oven. Let broil anywhere from 4 to 6 minutes (until the cheese is melted and the eggs are set). Remove skillet from the oven WITH OVEN MITTS!!! Garnish with more fresh basil if desired, cut into wedges, and dig in!! Enjoy! 

"Some stranger somewhere still remembers you because you were kind to them when no one else was." - Anonymous