Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lemon-Lime Cookies

These are my favorite summer cookies! So fresh and tangy! Shaylin gave me this recipe after she made these for a family party and I've been hooked ever since!

1 C sugar
2/3 C shortening
1 T grated lemon peel
2 T lemon juice
2 t grated lime peel
1 T lime juice
1 egg
1 3/4 C flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Lemon-Lime frosting

Heat oven to 375. Beat sugar, shortening, lemon peel, lime peel, lime juice and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on med. speed. Stir in flour, baking powder and soda, and salt.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 1-2 minutes, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with Lemon-Lime frosting.


2 C powdered sugar
2 T butter, softened
1 t grated lime peel
1 T lemon juice
2-3 t water

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Taco Chicken

Here is another recipe from Dick's Market. I have only tried their sample, I haven't made it yet. (I'm out of chicken!) This was tasty and easy! They served it with potato salad and an italian breadstick. I thought that was summery.

1 1/2 cups nacho cheese tortilla chips
1/2 c bisquick mix (I'm gonna use Krusteaz because that's what I have)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 egg, beaten
2 T taco sauce
1/4 t salt
3 T vegetable oil

Crush tortilla chips in a resealable gallon bag. Add bisquick to chips; mix well. In a small shallow dish, mix egg, taco sauce and salt. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then shake in bag to coat In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Reduce heat to med-low. Add chicken; cook 10-12 min, turning once, until juices run clear.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Biggest Loser Mini Turkey Meat Loaves

The Biggest Loser was so good this season! Our family was hooked. The show introduced this recipe and I went online to try and find it. Here it is with some changes made to my liking. It's so good and packed full of healthy stuff!

2 lbs ground turkey
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
3/4 c oats
3 egg whites
salt and pepper

1/2 c ketchup
2 T brown sugar (can use splenda or raw sugar)
2 t lemon juice

-Mix top portion of ingredients in bowl until thoroughly combined.
-Spray muffin tins and put 1/3 c mixture into each well (or just to the top).
-Bake at 350 for 20 minutes for standard size muffin cups.
-Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients in small bowl and set aside.
-Remove meat loaves from oven and spoon topping over each meat loaf. Return meat loaf to the oven and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
-Let meat loaf stand for 5 minutes before serving.
-Makes about 15 mini loaves.