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Tilapia with Lemon Basil Butter Recipe

Tilapia with Lemon Basil Butter Recipe

I have another fabulous seafood recipe for you guys today!  Actually, what makes this recipe really delicious is the Lemon Basil Butter – and you will love how easy it to make.  It is fabulous on this dish – but just think of all the others it would be good on as well.  I served our dinner with my Tropical Quinoa Salad – dinner was light and full of protein :)

Tilapia with a Lemon Basil Butter
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Ingredients
  • Tilapia
  • 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning
  • Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup(s) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup(s) (lightly packed) basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon(s) lemon zest, grated
  • 1 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
  • ½ clove(s) garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon(s) salt
  • ¼ teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Put he butter, basil leaves, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper into food processor and mix well - place in refrigerator when done
  2. Hit a small amount of oil in pan
  3. Sprinkle Old Bay on both sides of the Tilapia
  4. Saute until white and flaky throughout
  5. Serve with Lemon Basil Butter
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
You can make the butter up to 3 days in advance

Make sure t let me know if you try this Tilapia with Lemon Basil Butter Recipe! I hope your family enjoys it as much as we do :)

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Cola Pulled Pork Crock Pot Recipe

by Tracy on July 18, 2014 · 0 comments

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Cola Pulled Pork Crock Pot Recipe

Cola Pulled Pork Crock Pot Recipe

I have a nice and easy recipe for you guys today.  It is for Cola Pulled Pork Sandwiches and it uses one of my favorite things…The Crock Pot!  I love that this recipe is easy to get together and easy to make a double batch of to freeze :)

 

Cola Pulled Pork Sandwiches Crock Pot Recipe
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2-3 pounds bone-in pork shoulder (Boston Butt, Porkbutt) - bone in or out (I would say that mine was about 2 lbs...a family of 4 had no leftovers - just to give you an idea)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cola
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Toss everything into a freezer bag and freeze it for when you want an easy dinner OR
  2. Toss everything in the crockpot now :)
  3. Cook on high for about 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8
  4. Remove the pork from the Crock Pot and shred it with two forks
  5. Serve on buns, salad, or nachos!

I hope you guys enjoy this Cola Pulled Pork Crock Pot Recipe!  Make sure to let me know if you try it :)

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Baked Salmon with Light Lemon Sauce Recipe

Baked Salmon with Light Lemon Sauce Recipe

I love Salmon.  I will admit that it is one of those fish that some folks either love or hate…but I think it’s all in how you cook it!  I have been trying out different, healthy recipes for us and salmon and we have really been enjoying them.  I hope you are too :) Most recently we made Oven Baked Salmon with a light and easy lemon sauce.

Here’s the recipe:

Baked Salmon with Lemon Sauce
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Ingredients
  • Salmon - we love Anderson Seafoods
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup green onions - diced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Place the soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, white wine, and green onions into a shallow baking dish and stir gently
  2. Place the salmon in the same dish
  3. Drizzle with honey, cover, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours
  4. Place the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in mixer and blend until smooth
  5. Set sauce aside until ready for use
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until salmon is cooked and flaky throughout
  8. Serve over rice or Quinoa (or a mixture of the two!)
  9. Drizzle the lemon sauce over the salmon and your rice right before serving
  10. Enjoy!

 

Make sure to check out these other Seafood Recipes:

Make sure to let me know if you try this Oven Baked Salmon and Lemon Sauce recipe, I hope you enjoy it as much we do!

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Granola Crusted Banana Skewers Recipe

by Tracy on July 10, 2014 · 0 comments

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Granola Crusted Banana Skewers Recipe

Granola Crusted Banana Skewers Recipe

My buddy Christie at Saving Said Simply has a fun recipe for us today that puts a yummy twist on eating fruit! It actually looks so cute, it MIGHT convince my kiddos to eat fruit ;)

Check out this Granola Crusted Fruit Recipe

This would definitely be perfect for breakfast, lunchboxes, and even dessert!

Make sure to let me know if you try this one – I would love to hear your feedback!

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Ask Award-Winning Cook Kristina Vanni YOUR Questions! #AskPompeian

Ask Award-Winning Cook Kristina Vanni YOUR Questions! #AskPompeian

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming program with Pompeian Olive Oil and award-winning cook Kristina Vanni called #AskPompeian.

Hunter PR recently surveyed 1,000 Americans asking when they’d be most likely be trying new recipes and the results were interesting:

  • 33% of people are most likely to try a new recipe on Saturday
  • 38% of consumers are most likely to try making a new recipe between 3pm-5pm
  • and 52% are most likely to try a new recipe when cooking for themselves

So from 3pm-5pm for the next three Saturdays (July 12, 19, 26) Kristina Vanni, check out her blog here , will be taking over the @PompeianOils Twitter handle to answer consumers questions about recipes, from how to perfect the one dish they’ve been working on to what type of olive oil works best for a Cobb salad.

How fun is that?  Access to an AWARD-WINNING cook to answer YOUR questions!  Make sure to mark your calendars!

 

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Root Beer Glazed Salmon Recipe

by Tracy on July 7, 2014 · 0 comments

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Root Beer Glazed Salmon Recipe

Root Beer Glazed Salmon Recipe

I have a delicious Salmon recipe to share with you guys today.  We have used this Root Beer Glaze on filet and on ham and it has always been a hit.  Well, recently we received Fresh Copper Ricer Salmon from Anderson Seafoods for review and we thought the Root Beer Glaze would be fabulous on it…and we were right :)  The best part is that it is very easy to make…and Salmon is very healthy for you!

Root Beer Glazed Salmon Recipe
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Ingredients
  • Salmon - we used Fresh Copper River Salmon from Anderson Seafoods
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 12 oz Root Beer
  • 12 oz Beef Broth - we used the Lower Sodium
Instructions
  1. Place the Root Beer and Beef Broth in a large pan and simmer for about 1 hour - *You will notice that when starts to reduce quickly - you will have to watch it almost constantly!
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Place the salmon skin-side down in a baking dish
  4. Lightly drizzle the olive oil over the salmon
  5. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the salmon
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until flaky
  7. Top with Root Beer Glaze
  8. Serve with fresh vegetables - I made honey-roasted carrots
  9. Enjoy!

 

This is what the glaze will actually cook down to, so it will go from the 24 oz to this very small amount!  As I mentioned in the recipe – make sure to watch it very closely when it starts to reduce quickly – you don’t want to burn it!

root beer glazed salmon

Check out all the seafood available by Anderson Seafoods

Make sure to let me know if you try this Root Beer Glazed Salmon recipe…I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Disclosure – While I received the Salmon for review, my opinions and recipe are 100% my own!

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Vote Now For The Mrs. Dash Dashionista Recipe Challenge

Vote Now For The Mrs. Dash Dashionista Recipe Challenge

Do you love finding new and exciting recipes?  I know I do…and I love posting them too :)  Well, Mrs. Dash held the “Mrs. Dash Dashionista Recipe Challenge” where fans submitted their favorite original recipes featuring Mrs. Dash seasoning blends for a chance to win a $5,000 Grand Prize and other great prizes.

And voting period starts TODAY, July 7th!  From now through July 13th you guys need to head over and vote for your favorite Mrs. Dash-inspired original recipe.

Vote for the Mrs. Dash Recipe Challengeget your votes in by July 13th!

Prizes for the winners will include:

  • One (1) $5,000 Grand Prize winner
  • Thirteen (13) $250 First Prize winners

While you are voting – make sure to visit the pages, print the recipes, try them out…and them let me know how they were :)  I love trying new recipes!

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Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe

by Tracy on July 3, 2014 · 0 comments

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Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe

Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe

I told you guys that I am loving all the beautiful fruits and veggies that are popping up in all our our favorite stores and Farmer’s Markets, so when my buddy Christie told me that she made a yummy Tropical Fruit Salsa the other day, I had to share!

Check out Saving Said Simply’s Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe

Don’t fruit about the Fruit Salsa with a KICK recipe I shared the other day too – we have all your salsa bases covered ;)

What is your favorite type of salsa?  Sweet, spicy?

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Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe

I have an amazingly easy…and delicious dessert recipe for you guys today.  The 4th of July is right around the corner – and whether you are having a gathering at your house or heading out to one, a yummy dessert is always a good item to have for everyone to enjoy.  I really like this Pineapple Angel Food Cake recipe because it is also low fat, in fact it’s even an Weight Watchers approved recipe :)

Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe

As you can see, it only takes TWO main ingredients!  It doesn’t get much easier than that folks!  I went to Target and grabbed Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits in 100% juice, some peaches for garnish and a box of Angel Food Cake mix and I was on my way to a making dessert.  I love that this recipe calls for canned pineapple.  The canning process locks in the nutrients at the peak of ripeness – just hours after picking, so I know that my Pineapple Angel Food cake will be the best :)  And if for some reason I don’t feel like making it right away, I can easily put the cans in the pantry for another day and I don’t have to worry about the pineapple going bad.

Plus, have you seen the price of pineapple at the produce stand – if you are lucky you can get one for about $4…my Del Monte Canned Pineapple in 100% Juice was under $1.50!  In fact, my whole dessert cost me about what the price of one pineapple would cost.

Now, here’s the recipe:

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Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe - Easy, Low-Fat, and Delicious!
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Ingredients
  • Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 20oz Can of Crushed Pineapple with 100% juice
  • Low fat or fat free Cool whip
Instructions
  1. Combine cake mix and pineapple (with juice) in a bowl and mix
  2. As you can see, I didn't use an Angel Food Cake pan...I used two pie plates so I could layer them with a cool whip center
  3. Pour equal amount of batter into two pie plates
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until golden brown
  5. When you take them out of the oven - let them cool. Put one layer on a serving plate - add a layer of low-fat or fat-free cool whip
  6. Top with the 2nd layer
  7. Enjoy
Notes
You can definitely use an Angel Food Cake Pan or a 9x13 pan and then serve with the Cool Whip if desired. I wanted to make the layers :)

 

I served mine with a side of canned peaches, the extra fruit was a fun added touch.

Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Enjoy this Pineapple Angel Food Recipe.  I hope you like it as much as we do!

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Stuffed Tomato Recipe

by Tracy on June 26, 2014 · 0 comments

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Stuffed Tomato Recipe

Stuffed Tomato Recipe

I know I have told you guys that I am loving all the beautiful produce that we are now seeing in stores, and my buddy Christie made a delicious and EASY Stuffed Tomato recipe this week that I thought you guys would like too :)

Check out this Easy Stuffed Tomato Recipe

Have you ever made stuffed tomatoes?  What is your favorite stuffings?  I know lots of folks out there make stuffed peppers, but those tomatoes just look beautiful!  Make sure to let me know if you try this one :)

 

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