Thursday, February 15, 2018

Egg Roll in a Bowl - Instant Pot



Super easy and super yummy

I found the original recipe Here

1 lb ground turkey
1 tbsp lite soy sauce
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp Wildtree sea salt 5 pepper
1/2 cup beef broth
1 bag coleslaw mix

Brown turkey with soy sauce and spices using sauté setting in the instant pot. When browned,turn off and place coleslaw on top - do not stir.
Close instant pot and set pressure cook for 0 minutes (my brand would not let me set for 0 minutes so I set for the lowest of 3 minutes and watched it closely.  When it got up to pressure and started the timer I turned it off). Use quick release.
Serve in a bowl with wonton chips (below)

4 servings
WW freestyle 0 points


Wonton Chips

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Lightly spray oil on baking sheet.  Cut wonton wrappers in strips ( I cut into three strips). Arrange strips on baking sheet and lightly spray with oil. Sprinkle with salt.
Bake 4-5 minutes - WATCH CLOSELY. They go from crisp to burned quickly.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Easy Fried Rice

Easy Fried Rice 
8 servings  
3 freestyle WW Points per serving

Oil, several sprays
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups cooked rice
1 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1/2 cup green onions sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce or to taste
3 oz cooked pork tenderloin ( I used leftovers)


Spray skillet with oil. Add eggs and tilt to coat skillet.  Stir while the eggs cook, breaking up into small pieces or strands. When eggs are cooked but still soft, remove to a bowl and set aside.
Add a little more oil to the skillet. Add rice, peas and carrots, and pork.  Save some onions for topping and add the rest to the skillet. Stir until l everything is warmed and onion softens.  Stir in soy sauce.

Serve topped with green onions.

Can use any leftover vegetables or meat you want.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Chicken chili

Chicken Chili 


Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders - about 2.5 lb
2 cans diced tomatoes ( I used 1 can fire-roasted and 1 can petite diced)
3 cans beans ( I used black beans, red kidney beans and pinto beans)
4 cups broth
1 can diced green chilies  (omit if you use diced tomatoes with chilies)
Sour cream, green onions and grated cheese for toppings

Combine everything except the toppings in a large slow cooker. Cook on low 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken and shred or cut into bite size pieces.  Return to soup and ready to serve with desired toppings.

12 servings
Weight watcher freestyle points - 1 per serving plus any points from the toppings.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Spaghetti - Express Cook

Spaghetti - Crock Pot Express Cooker

1 lb ground beef
1/2 Tbsp Wildtree Hearty Spaghetti Blend (or 1/2 tsp each salt, garlic powder, onion powder and Italian seasoning)
1 24-oz jar Prego spaghetti sauce
1 14-oz can Great Value petite diced tomatoes, no salt added (do not drain)
36 oz water
1 lb spaghetti (do not use thin or angel hair)

Use Saute option and brown ground beef mixed with seasonings until no longer pink.  Turn off and drain meat.



Return meat to pot.  Break noodles in half and layer over the meat, criss-crossing as you layer.


Pour spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and water over the noodles.  Push noodles down so they are completely covered with the sauce.


Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.  Use quick release and once steam has all vented, open pot and stir well.  Some noodles might stick a little but should break apart with stirring.


Delicious!  I served it with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top along with a small salad and some freezer garlic bread.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mexican Rice for a Crowd

Mexican Rice for a Crowd

3 cups long grain white rice
1/4 cup oil
1 medium yellow or white onion, diced
26 oz can crushed tomatoes
4 oz can chilies
2 Tbsp fajita or taco seasoning (Wildtree Fajita Seasoning)
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 1/2 cups water

Heat oil in large pan. Add rice and onion, Cook over medium heat until onion is translucent and rice starts to brown.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Turn down to low and simmer 30 minutes or until rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed.  Add more water if gets too dry. 

20 - 25 servings

Can divide into freezer containers.  Allow to thaw in the refrigerator and heat through before serving.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Impossible Pie - variations

Impossible Pie - using baking mix
For each pie, unless stated otherwise, placed first ingredients in 10 inch pie greased pie plate.
Mix together milk, eggs, baking mix, and spices in blender for 15 seconds or with ah hand beater for 1 minute.  Pour over ingredients in pie plate. Bake at 400 for 25 - 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 5 minutes.  6 - 8 servings

Chicken and Broccoli
1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped broccoli
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
1 1/2 cup cut-up cooked chicken
2/3 cup chopped onion

1 1/3 cup milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup baking mix
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


Beef Enchilada Pie
1 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 8 oz bottle taco sauce
2/3 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

1 1/4 cup milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup baking mix

Cook ground beef in skillet with onion and garlic until brown; drain.  Stir in chili powder, oregano, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the taco sauce.
Sprinkle the tortilla chips in the bottom of the pie plate.  Top with 1 1/2 cups cheese and all of the ground beef mixture.

Pour baking mix mixture over and bake.   When done, pour remaining taco sauce over top; sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  Bake until cheese melts (3-5 minutes)  Cool 10 minutes.  Server with chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, and sour cream.



Pizza Pie

Heat oven to 425

2/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup baking mix

Place onion and cheese in pie plate and cover with mixture.  Bake 20 minutes

Sauce -
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1/4 cup water
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp basil
1/4 tsp pepper
Mix all ingredients.

Spread sauce over baked crust in pie plate.  Top with your choice of ingredients from below and back until cheese is light brown, 15 - 20 minutes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (3.5 oz) package sliced pepperoni
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 - 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Lasagne Pie

1/2 cup creamed cottage cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste

1 cup milk
2 eggs
2/3 cup baking mix
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Layer cottage cheese and Parmesan in the plate
Mix cooked beef, 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, oregano, basil, and tomato paste.  Spoon evenly over top.

Pour baking mix mixture over and bake 30-35 minutes or until knife in center comes out clean.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Cheeseburger Pie
1 lb ground beef
1 1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1 1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup baking mix

Cook beef and onion in skillet until brown; drain. Stir in salt and pepper.
Place in pie plate.
Pour baking mix mixture over and bake for 25 minutes.
Top with sliced tomatoes and shredded Cheddar cheese.  Bake 5-8 minutes more.


Beef and Mushroom 
1 lb ground beef
1 jar (4 1/2 oz ) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/4 cup milk
1 /2 c sour cream
3 eggs
3/4 cup baking mix
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Cook beef, mushrooms,
Pour mixture over and back 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.

Turkey 'N Stuffing Pie
2 cups cut-up cooked turkey
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground sage
2/4 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/8 tsp pepper

1 1/4 cup milk
3 eggs
1 cup baking mix

Mix turkey, celery, onion and seasonings in plate.
Pour mixture over and bake until knife comes out clean - 25 - 30 minutes

Chicken Pot Pie
2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
1 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed and drained
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion

1 1/3 cup milk
4 eggs
3/4 cup baking mix
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Bake 30 -35 minutes

Ham 'N' Swiss Pie
2 cups coarsely chopped cooked smoked ham
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup chopped green onion

2 cups milk
4 eggs
1 cup baking mix
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Bake 35-40 minutes
Can substitute 12 slices crisp, crumbled bacon for the ham.


Pumpkin Pie
1 (16 oz) can pumpkin
1 (13 oz) can evaporated milk
2 tbsp margarine or butter, softened

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking mix
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp vanilla
Beat all ingredients in blender on high for 1 minute.
Bake 50 -55 minutes.

French Apple Pie
6 cups sliced pared tart apples
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

34 cup milk
2 tbsp margarine or butter, softerned
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking mix

Mix apples and spices and place in pie plate. Beat remaining ingredients and pour over the apples.
Sprinkle with streusel made but mixing 1 cup baking mix, 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar and 3 tbsp firm margarine until crumbly.


Coconut Pie
2 cups milk
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking mix

Blend all together on high for 15 seconds.  Bake 50-55 minutes.

Cherry Pie
1 cup milk
2 tbsp margarine or butter, softened
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 eggs
1/2  cup baking mix
1/4 cup sugar
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling.

Beat all ingredients except the pie filling and bake 25 minutes.
Top with streusel made by cutting 2 tbsp firm butter into 1/2 cup baking mix, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon until crumbly.
Bake an additional 10 minutes.

Banana Cream Pie
1 cup milk
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup baking mix
2 medium bananas, sliced
1 cup chilled whipping cream
2 tbsp powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350

Beat milk, margarine, vanilla, eggs, granulated sugar, and baking mix until smooth.
Bake 30 minutes.  Cool completely.
Arrange banana slices on top.
Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar in chilled bowl, until stiff, spread over top.


Cheesecake
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking mix
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, cut into about 1/2 inch cubes and softened

Heat oven to 350.  Place milk, vanilla, eggs, sugar and baking mix in blender and mix on high 15 seconds.
Add cream cheese and blend on high 2 minutes.

Bake 40-45 minutes, cool.
Spread with sour cream topping (1 cup sour cream, 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp vanilla).


Pecan Pie
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup baking mix

Heat oven to 350.
Sprinkle pecans in plate.
Beat remaining ingredients 15 seconds in blender.
Bake 50 - 55 minutes

Brownie Pie
4 eggs
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 bar ( 4 oz) sweet cooking chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup baking mix
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350.
Beat eggs, margarine and chocolate until smooth, 10 seconds in blender on high.  Add brown sugar, baking mix, and granulated sugar. Beat 1 minute on high, stop occ'ly and scrape sides.
Pour into plate - sprinkle with nuts.   Bake until knife comes out clean - about 35 minutes.  Cool.


Chocolate Cream Pie 
1 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking mix

Heat oven to 350
Place all ingredients in blender - high for 1 minute.  Pour into plate.  Bake until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center - about 30 minutes.
Cool completely.  Serve with whipped cream.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Baking mix pizzas

Baking Mix Pizza

Thin crust -

1 1/2 cup baking mix
1/3 cup very hot water

Preheat oven to 450. 
Mix baking mix and water; beat vigorously about 20 strokes.
Turn dough onto surface well floured with baking mix. 
Knead until smooth and no longer sticky, about 60 times.

Press dough into 13 inch circle on greased cookie sheet or pizza pan.  Pinch edge, forming a 1/2 inch rim.

Sauce -
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients.   (Can also use 1 cup prepared pizza sauce)


Deep Dish -

1 package active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
3 cups baking mix

Heat oven to 425. 
Grease jelly roll pan (15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch or cookie sheet)

Dissolve yeast in the warm water.  Stir in the baking mix and mix; beat vigourously 20 strokes.
Turn dough onto surface well floured with baking mix.  Knead until smooth and no longer sticky, about 60 times.  Let dough rest 5 minutes.  Press dough in bottom and up sides of pan.  Or pat into rectangle 13 x 10 inches, on cookie sheet; pinch edges or rectangle, forming a 3/4 inch rim.

Sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced

Mix all ingredients.

Toppings
Sliced mushrooms
Chopped green peppers
Sliced green onions
Chopped onion, or caramelized onion
Sliced ripe olives
Sliced pimiento-stuffed olives

1/2 to 1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1/2 to 1 lb Italian sausage cooked and drained
1 (3 1/2 oz) package sliced pepperoni
1 (6 oz) package sliced Canadian bacon