Making Sushi

 One of my favorite foods is Sushi – I could eat it every day. But I’ve always wanted to try and make it. I’ve eaten it enough that I practically know what ingredients are in all my favorite rolls.

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30 Minutes Meals

We’ve all been there, asking ourselves the same question:

“What do I make for dinner?”

By the time we leave work, go to the store, get home, the last thing we want to do is spend hours in the kitchen cooking!  Well here are some of my favorite meals that take 30 minutes or less!

Taco Salad

For a different twist on Taco Night, why not turn those shells into edible bowls.  You don’t need a specialized gadget; all you need is aluminum foil, a cookie sheet and cooking spray.  It takes only 10 minutes!  Cook the meat while the shells are in the oven, and everything is done before you know it!  Everyone can create their own salad bowl the way they like it!

Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Spaghetti with Spicy Italian Sausage, Pepper and Parsley

Got leftover sausages from last night’s BBQ? Well why not throw it in a pasta! Honestly, this is maybe one of my FAVORITE pasta’s I’ve ever made.  It was full of flavor, quick, and without the use of butter or cream!

Herb-Crusted Salmon

This recipe needs very little ingredients – most you should already have in your pantry!  With less than 10 minute Prep Time and 12 minutes in the oven, you will be sure to have this ready to serve before the end of your favorite sitcom. (Mine’s the Big Bang Theory!)

Sesame Seared Tuna with Garden Fresh Cilantro

This recipe can be described in 3 words:  Quick. Fresh. Delicious.

That’s is all!

Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Rosemary

This appetizer is too good to pass up!  I love simple things with a WOW factor.  Want to impress your guests without spending too much time in the kitchen?  Well these scallops are amazing, and always turn out great!

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Ok – I will admit this one may take more than 30 minutes, but it’s one of those recipes that it’s so easy to prepare that I couldn’t leave it off the list.  The prep time takes 10 minutes and all you have to do is throw it in the oven – that’s it!  While it’s in the oven cooking, you have time to sit, relax, sip on some wine/beer and just wait for the Beep! of the timer to go off.

My New Cutting Board

I came across this company who create personalized cutting boards, and, of course, I couldn’t resist!

I received it today in the mail and I couldn’t be happier!!

Thank you Taylor Crafts Engraved

You get to choose between 2 sizes, the type of wood you want, they have tons of different styles, and they will even work with you if you have something different in mind to customize a specific design.

I would strongly recommend checking them out!

That is all for now folks!

À la prochaine!

Getting Creative With KD

Anyone who knows me really well will know that I LOVE Kraft Dinner! Yes – the one who enjoys making all these different varieties of food could not live without Kraft Dinner! It’s one of my FAVORITE foods!

And anyone who has experienced MY Kraft Dinner, they know I’m the QUEEN of KD! Not only do I make it super creamy and cheesy (the right order and proportions will MAKE or BREAK your KD), I love it with lots of pepper and ketchup – and the only way to eat it, it’s with a spoon!

Ok, ok, enough about my Kraft Dinner fetish. Here are a few different varieties of recipes if you want to spice up your KD:

  • If you’re like me and enjoy ketchup with your KD – what do you do if you run out? Have no fear; Salsa is here to save you… yes Salsa!

Might sound odd, but I assure you, your KD will not only be amazing, but will also (so I’ve been told) taste like Pizza! Just stir in the salsa in after you’ve cooked your KD according to the package.

Trust me, try it!

  • If you have ground beef, shredded cheese, tomato sauce and (of course) KD, why not make lasagna?

Cook your KD as directed on the package, brown the beef (you can add onions, peppers, etc..) and start the layering process! Just make sure you finish with the cheese.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

  • You have the obvious adding your hot dogs, pieces of ham, peas – why not broccoli, or chicken, or even black olives? Feta or bocconcini cheese? Think of your favorite pasta combinations! Here’s an example of a Primavera:

KD Primavera

1 pkg. Kraft Dinner

2 tbsp. Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing

1 cup broccoli florets

1 cup red pepper strips

1 cup frozen peas

¼ tsp. basil leaves, chopped

2 tbsp. Parmesan Grated Cheese

Prepare Kraft Dinner as directed on package.

Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add broccoli and peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in peas; cook 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Add Kraft Dinner and basil; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan.

Be Adventurous! Be Creative!