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The Cooking Channel: Swiss Chard Tartar Sauce Recipe

Is your Swiss Chard growing anything like ours?

Swiss Chard

 

Swiss chard

If so, your harvest is plentiful and you need something to do with it.

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I’m sure I’ll have many other recipes to share with you, with Swiss Chard as an ingredient, as I make the most of this nutritious, healthy and beautifully colored vegetable.  Well, today I decided to make a Swiss Chard Tartar Sauce.  It’s great with fish sticks, fish and/ or on a fish sandwich.  Here’s how I prepared it.

You will need:

1 small to medium size Swiss Chard leaf (1 cup chopped fine)

1/2 cup Miracle Whip

2 tblsp Sour Cream

1 1/2 tblsp Pickle Relish

3 tsp Minced Garlic

1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

2 tsp Fresh Dill (chopped)

2 tsp Fresh Cilantro (chopped)

Sprinkle of Pepper

How to mix:

Add everything to a small bowl with the exception of your Swiss Chard, Fresh Dill, Cilantro & Pepper.  Mix all of these ingredients well.

Swiss Chard Tartar Sauce

After all of these ingredients are mixed well add in one at a time your chopped Dill  (mix it in), Cilantro (mix it in) and Swiss Chard (mix it in) and mix well.  Lastly sprinkle with pepper and mix pepper in.  Place in fridge to chill and serve with your fish, fish sticks or on a sandwich.

Swiss Chard Tartar sauce

This was such a delight to add to our fish.  This will definitely be a summer staple while Swiss Chard is growing bountifully in the garden.  Do you have Swiss Chard growing in your garden this year?  If so, what are your plans for it?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Cooking Channel: Butter Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts (Video)

For years I’ve tried to eat Brussels Sprouts and didn’t like them.  I’ve always thought they were so adorable so who wouldn’t want those darling mini me cabbages on their plate for dinner.  Over time and experimenting with different ways to cook them I’ve grown to love them.  Here’s my Butter Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts Recipe.  Extremely simple to make and very few ingredients.

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This recipe calls for 1 lb brussels sprouts, 3 tablespoons of butter, pepper & 1/3 to a 1/2 cup of Teriyaki marinade sauce.  Watch video for step by step instructions.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Miniature Mighty Burgers for Game Day

Need something good on game day? Well, here’s some Miniature Mighty Burgers. Scoop up all the ingredients you need before Sunday. Watch video below and print out recipe.

 

Recipe: Miniature Mighty Burgers

Description: Miniature Mighty Burgers are packed with great flavor, a little kick of spice and small enough to serve along with other tasty finger snacks

Ingredients

  1. 3 lbs Ground Turkey
  2. 1 Tblsp Cajun Seasoning
  3. 1 Tblsp Creole Seasoning
  4. 1 tsp Rosemary
  5. 1 tsp Red Pepper
  6. 2 tsp Cilantro
  7. Chihuahua Cheese
  8. Giardiniera Peppers
  9. Small Rolls

Directions

  1. Take ground turkey and break apart in bowl to prepare for seasoning.
  2. Measure out seasonings in individual bowls
  3. Next pour all of the seasonings in one bowl and mix together well.
  4. Gradually add seasoning to the ground turkey a little at a time and stir.
  5. Lay out a piece of parchment paper or something to lay your ground turkey on after you’ve rolled them out.
  6. Next scoop out portions of ground turkey and roll into a ball ( in between the size of a golf ball & tennis ball)
  7. Now, it’s time to prepare your skillet.
  8. Pour in olive oil to coat the bottom of your skillet and allow to get hot.
  9. Once your skillet is hot, flatten out your burger portions and place in skillet.
  10. Allow to cook on both sides.
  11. Take your rolls, slice in half, spread on a little butter and place them in the oven on broil.
  12. After they have toasted remove from oven and add hamburger, chihuahua cheese, giardiniera peppers, lettuce, pickle, condiments of choice and the top bun.

Preparation time:

Cooking time:

Number of servings (yield): 6

rating:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

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Recipe by Nicole Phillips.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Monthly Recipe Swap- Fillo Appetizers

This months recipe swap is here and Anjanette and I are here to share some appetizers that you can prepare for your Easter dinner.  Honestly, this recipe was a challenge because I read the ingredient list, but I didn’t READ the list.  Also, this was my first time using fillo cups and first time hearing of them.  When I went to get the ingredients I grabbed the first box I saw that said fillo.  Wasn’t aware that there was dough and cups.  I picked up the dough.  Don’t pick up the dough!  Step away from the dough! lol

 

Ingredients:

1 package Athens Mini Fillo Cups (Don’t be like me, get the cups and not the dough.)
1 1/2 – 2 cups chopped Spinach (the amount you use is your preference. If you want more cream cheese taste use less spinach, but if you
Cream Cheese (16 oz tub)
3 Slices Turkey Bacon (diced)
Garlic Salt
Onion Flakes (I used chopped scallions)
Roasted Red Peppers (This ingredient is for the second batch and I used red pepper flakes)

Directions:
In a hot skillet with a tsp of olive oil place in 3 slices of diced turkey bacon. Cook until crispy and add 1 1/2 cup of fresh chopped spinach. Next, add chopped scallions and sprinkle in garlic salt to taste. Stir until all the spinach has cooked down. Reduce heat and add a half tub of cream cheese, stir frequently until it’s soft and creamy.

Now, you remember what I said about making sure you get the fillo cups like Anjanette had listed in her recipe ingredients and not the dough that I picked up by mistake?

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Well, this stuff right here is no fun to work with. I had to go to bed after working with this. I followed the directions on the box and since the dough is thin like paper, you have to work fast. Sometimes, I don’t work so fast. When I read Anjanette’s directions on how to make these, pulled the rolls of dough out the box and noticed I picked up the wrong thing…I was overcome with buyers remorse. LOL The moral of the story is… read and re-read the ingredient list. I was tempted to run back to the store and get the fillo cups.

After your mixture is prepared spoon into fillo cups and bake for 10 minutes at 350. If you want it to be crispier you can bake the empty cups for 5 minutes then fill them. About 2 minutes before it was time to take them out, I topped them with some shredded cheese and allowed them to cook until the cheese melted.

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The second batch will consist of the same ingredients with the exception of the bacon and just add in the pepper flakes. To the second batch I also added some leftover chicken that I had from a previous dinner. I used about a half of a chicken breast diced into small to medium size pieces.

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The recipe options are endless with these appetizers! You can use this recipe and add any leftovers in your fridge so they won’t go to waste. Use your creativity and have fun.


Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Taking my Le Creuset for a test drive on egg shells

Finally had a chance to take this baby for a spin.  Sunday I made game day food and used my Le Creuset stock pot to boil eggs for deviled eggs. 

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There are two things that I’ve always either had a hard time cooking or just cared less.  Well, maybe three…rice, pancakes and boiled eggs.  Some days I boil eggs and they peel with ease and there’s the other days… those days no matter how cold the water is after they’ve boiled, those suckers just won’t peel correctly. 

Well, all while boiling these eggs I was wondering… should I be boiling eggs.in this pot?  The water took some time to boil… will I have trouble peeling them like I did the other day?

To my surprise…

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These eggs peeled like butta.  After turning the water off I may have waited 5 minutes before running cold water on them.  Not sure if that was the reason they peeled easily after running cold water on them, but I was so excited!  Lame? Maybe, but when you’re in the process of making deviled eggs… and the eggs peel smoothly? I’m good.

If anything changes the next time I boil eggs in this pot I’d be sure to let you know.  However, if I continue to get these results, we’ll leave it at I’m a happy egg boiling mama. 

Before I go let me tease you with our game day food.

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My kid’s favorite homemade fishsticks.

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My favorite… deviled eggs.

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And a few finger poppers. Oh, made my husband’s favorite scalloped potatoes.  Loaded Scalloped Potatoes to be exact and Ice Tea.

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Are you hungry now?  Did you make any special dishes for game day?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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