I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes to throw together when I really don’t really in the mood to cook. I have made these tons of different ways but thought I would share them with you today. The possibilities really are endless. For this particular one, I bought a can of crescent rolls. Unrolled the entire container. Put down 3 pieces of thinly sliced low sodium ham with 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese on each one. Then rolled them up and baked for 12 minutes on 350 degrees (or until golden brown).
You can change up the type of cheese (like cheddar, pepper jack, etc) or meat you use (think turkey, pepperoni, etc). You could even add veggies in there like broccoli or peppers.
While I am pretty obsessed with Pinterest, the fact is that I’m one of those people that will “pin and forget”. But last weekend, I decided to try to make something finally! Baked Apple Oatmeal! I found this recipe and really wanted to try it. After making a few changes it was perfect. I love oatmeal, but sometimes you just need something different and this was just so yummy.
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch Sodium Alternative
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, finely diced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In one bowl, mix all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients, except the apple, with a whisk. Pour the wet bowl in the dry bowl and combine well. Stir in the diced apples and pour mixture into pan. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar on top. Bake for 25 minutes or until set (not jiggly). Remove from oven and add walnuts to the top. Enjoy.
- 1 package Italian Sausage (mine was slightly over 1 lb)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow pepper, chopped
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes, drained (**if you prefer a sauce, I would only drain 1/2 the can)
- Grease a medium pan with cooking spray and turn to medium high heat.
- Add the sausages and let brown on each side. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan and cover for 7-10 minutes on until water has evaporated.
- Remove the sausages.
- In the same pan, respray lightly with cooking spray, and add the chopped onions and peppers to the pan, cooking for 5-7 minutes on medium heat, turning occasionally to allow for even cooking. While the onions and peppers are cooking chop the sausages into bite size pieces.
- Return the cut sausages back to the pan and add the can of tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes or until everything has heated through.
- Serve over rice.
Remove from oven and serve with rice and veggies. It’s that simple!
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1/2 cup panko seasoning
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Dash each Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, mix together the panko, parm cheese, and crushed red pepper flakes.
- Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. Lightly salt and pepper each fillet.
- Squeeze the juice out of the lemon and drizzle on top of the salmon, completely covering it.
- Press half the panko mixture onto each piece of salmon. Place into the oven for 12-15 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork.
- Place oven on broil and cook for another 2-3 minutes on until the topping is nice and golden brown. Remove from oven and serve with favorite sides.
I have always loved spicy food. There’s nothing better than a little heat. Since I found out I was pregnant, my love for it has increased like crazy. I always want something spicy. I was watching the Food Network the other day and saw a recipe for Spicy Spaghetti. How could I resist!? I was determined to make my own spicy vegetarian spaghetti sauce.
I’ll admit…at first I was somewhat nervous. The last time I tried to make homemade spaghetti sauce (about 8 years ago) it was disgusting. Like, almost inedible. To top it off I knew I would have to work extra hard to chopped everything up very small because my fiance HATES chunky sauce. I decided to give it a go anyways.
Start by gathering a onion, green pepper, jalapeno, and 2 cloves of garlic.
Chop all very fine.
Add olive oil and choppedingredients to a medium saucepan. Heat on medium for 10 minutes until everything is very tender.
Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, Salt, cracked pepper, cayenne, hot sauce, and sugar.Turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes.
Serve over top of your favorite pasta! 🙂
This was quite the spicy dish. If making for kids, I would consider easing up on the spice. We both really enjoyed this meal and it will be added to the dinner rotation 🙂
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 1 chopped small yellow onion
- 1 chopped jalapeno
- 2 chopped garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
- In a medium sized pot, add oil, pepper, onion, jalapeno, and garlic and heat on medium for 10 minutes or until very soft.
- Then add oregano, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, sugar, and tomatoes.
- Add Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste.
- Heat on simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
- Serve over top of your favorite cooked pasta.
Whats your favorite type of pasta? I love rotini, but used fettuccine last night 🙂
This recipe is also amazing with our Bacon Fried Meatballs!!