Basted Eggs

Basted Eggs

Basted Eggs
The set whites and creamy, runny yolks of these quick and simple basted eggs make them ideal for breakfast, brunch, or a snack.

In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.

Eggs should be carefully cracked into the skillet and cooked for about a minute, or until the whites are almost set.

Add water, cover the skillet with a lid or a cookie sheet, lower the heat to medium-low, and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, or until the whites have set but the yolks are still runny.

Eggs are moved to a serving plate after the lid is removed.

If desired, add some pepper and flaky salt as a garnish.

Serve right away.

Totchos Libre

Totchos Libre

Totchos Libre
At your next party, wow everyone with Tater Tots® nachos.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Spread potato nuggets out onto a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until nuggets are golden brown and crisp 22 to 24 minutes.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly 5 to 7 minutes.

Add water and taco seasoning to beef; bring to a boil reduce heat to low and simmer until liquid reduces about 5 minutes.

Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.

Arrange potato nuggets on an oven-proof platter and cover evenly with ground beef; spread Mexican cheese and pepperjack cheese over the top.

Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Marinated Flat Iron Steak
A flat iron steak that has been marinated and grilled is delicious, juicy, and tender.

Whisk together the honey vinegar olive oil lemon juice Worcestershire sauce tarragon rosemary garlic powder white pepper and salt.

Pour into a resealable plastic bag and add the flat iron steak.

Squeeze out excess air seal and marinate in the refrigerator at least 6 hours.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate.

Remove the steak from the marinade shake off excess and discard the remaining marinade.

Cook on preheated grill to desired degree of doneness about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Pumpkin Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chip Muffins
A yearly tradition, especially for fall and Halloween class parties, is to make these delicious muffins. These chocolate chip-packed pumpkin muffins are especially delicious when they’re still warm.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Lightly grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with paper baking cups.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl and mix in the sugar pumpkin and oil.

In a medium bowl mix the flour baking soda baking powder cinnamon and salt.

Blend into the egg and pumpkin mixture.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Transfer to the muffin pans.

Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove muffins from pans and cool on a wire rack.

Chipotle Meatballs

Chipotle Meatballs

Chipotle Meatballs
Perfectly poppable and easy to make, these chipotle meatballs make a flavorful addition to any party or potluck.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Mix beef bread crumbs dried onion cilantro onion powder garlic powder salt and black pepper together in a bowl.

Finely chop chipotle peppers and add peppers adobo sauce and egg to meat mixture.

Mix well.

Roll into 1 1/2-inch meatballs.

Heat a skillet over high heat.

Brown meatballs in the hot skillet turning as needed 3 to 5 minutes.

Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the centers 8 to 10 minutes.

Grilled Dijon-Lemon Pepper Salmon

Grilled Dijon-Lemon Pepper Salmon

Grilled Dijon-Lemon Pepper Salmon
Light and easy to prepare, these lemon pepper salmon fillets will impress at any potluck or weeknight family dinner. Fire up the grill.

Combine mustard olive oil lemon juice lemon pepper dill black pepper and garlic salt in a resealable plastic bag; add salmon.

Gently coat salmon with the marinade.

Place sealed bag in refrigerator; marinate about 2 hours.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

Cook salmon skin-side down on the grill 3 to 4 minutes.

Flip and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork or to desired degree of doneness 3 to 4 minutes more.

Manda’s Seven Layer Taco Dip

Manda's Seven Layer Taco Dip

Manda’s Seven Layer Taco Dip
Refried black beans, fresh tomatoes, avocados, and salsa make up a traditional and flavorful layered dip that is topped with cheese, lettuce, and pickled jalapenos. Pack a ton of chips!

With a handheld or standing mixer beat together cream cheese sour cream and taco seasoning in bowl until light and fluffy; set aside.

In a separate bowl stir together the cherry tomatoes avocados red onion lime juice salt and black pepper; set aside.

Spread the refried black beans out into the bottom of a 9×13-inch glass baking dish in an even layer.

Spread the cream cheese mixture over the black beans; top with layers of salsa Mexican cheese blend lettuce cherry tomato mixture and jalapeno slices.

Avocado Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Avocado Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Avocado Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
Avocado pasta salad is a vibrant and filling side dish that includes lots of vegetables and a straightforward vinaigrette dressing.

Large pot of salted water should be brought to a boil.

The rotini should be cooked at a boil for 10 minutes or until it is tender but still firm to the bite.

Drain and rinse under cold water to avoid sticking.

In a bowl, combine honey, lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil and whisk until dressing is smooth.

In a bowl, combine the pasta, avocados, green bell pepper, carrot, green onions, celery, garlic, basil, parsley, and cilantro.

Over the pasta mixture, drizzle the dressing and toss to combine.

To the pasta salad, add salt, pepper, and lemon zest.

At room temperature, serve.

Parmalet (Crisp Parmesan Omelet)

Parmalet (Crisp Parmesan Omelet)

Parmalet (Crisp Parmesan Omelet)
The eggs in this Parmesan omelet come out moist and tender because of the crisp grated cheese crust that serves as the base. Using eggs in a different way can be simple and delicious.

Crack eggs into a mixing bowl.

Add 1/4 teaspoon water.

Whisk together until just beaten (do not overmix).

Drizzle olive oil into an 8-inch nonstick skillet.

Brush evenly over the bottom of the pan.

Evenly grate cheese into the skillet approximately 1/2-inch deep (or just shy of 1 ounce).

Place pan over medium-high heat.

Cheese will slowly start to melt.

When cheese starts to bubble and turn golden brown about 4 minutes pour eggs evenly over cheese.

Reduce heat to low.

Sprinkle with salt pepper and cayenne.

Cover and let eggs cook on low until they are set checking after the first 30 seconds.

For 2 eggs this should take about 1 minute total cooking time.

Favorite Banana Blueberry Quick Bread

Favorite Banana Blueberry Quick Bread

Favorite Banana Blueberry Quick Bread
This is delicious and makes me think of a really moist sweet quick bread. Everyone wants the recipe for this moist bread because it’s so simple to make. Reminder: Thawing frozen blueberries in the microwave for three minutes works well. However, you must add an additional 3/4 cup of blueberries.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

In a medium bowl toss blueberries in 2 tablespoons flour.

Gently stir blueberries together with oats nuts 1 1/2 cups flour baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl cream shortening.

Gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

Stir in mashed banana.

Add blueberry mixture to creamed mixture and stir just until moistened.

Spoon batter into the prepared pan.