Friday, April 25, 2014

Tomato Sauce

5 ripe Roma tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
2 beef bullion cubes
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup water 
3 Tbls tomato paste

Dice the tomatoes, and put them in a small sauce pan. Add all the other ingredients. 
Bring to a boil.  Cook until the bullion disovles, about 10 minutes. 
Pour into a blender and mix until smooth. 
Return to the pan and simmer slowly. Stir in the tomato paste  Let it continue to reduce until it has reached the desired consistency. 

Makes about one cup. And it is fat free and sugar free. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Brunch

How about a nice Easter brunch? There are lots of great ideas out there. Here's one from Walmart. With my version I also add bell pepper and onion.
Pretty,  isn't it?



  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Ore-Ida Potatoes O'Brien
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 2 Tbs. chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup bacon , crumbled


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter in a microwave-safe pie dish; add potatoes, bell pepper and onion,  microwave for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and pepper jack cheese. Pour over potatoes.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until eggs have set. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bacon. Serve immediately.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cinnamon Roll Bunnies

Here is something fun from Pisbury... Happy Easter.


1   can (13 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated flaky cinnamon rolls with icing                                              
8 semisweet chocolate chips             
4 red baking chips or candy-coated chocolate candies                        
8 almond slices

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

2 Place 4 rolls on cookie sheet, about 3 inches apart. Unwind remaining 4 rolls in to long dough strips. For each bunny, place one dough strip, cut ends together, next to a whole roll. Press and firmy pinch cuts ends into top of whole roll. Shape strip into floppy bunny ears.

3 On each bunny, place two chocolate chips for eyes, 1 red baking chip for nose and 2 almond slices for teeth; press firmly into dough.

4 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack. Spread frosting on warm rolls. Serve warm.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mexi-Chicken and Rice

Here's a quick meal. and it is healthy and filling and so yummy. Chicken and rice Mexican style


2 ½ oz grilled chicken

¼ cup sliced onion

¼ cups sliced bell pepper

½ cups cooked brown rice

½ cup diced tomato

¼ cup sliced mushrooms

1 tablespoon sour cream

1 tablespoon mild salsa

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp chopped cilantro


Saute onion, bell peppers, garlic and mushrooms with the olive oil for 10 minutes, or until soft. Add the tomatoes and salsa. Simmer for another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile dice the chicken. And stir into the tomato mixture. Add the brown rice. Simmer 2 minutes. Spoon into a small bowl and, top with the sour cream.



(If you are counting points this is just 7 PointsPlus®.)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chicken Apple Salad

New stuff:
Try this great salad next time .

Makes one salad:

1 small apple
3 oz of grilled chicken
4 cups of mixed greens
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup shreddded cheese (optional)

put the greens in a large bowl, top with favorite dressing. 

Gluten free Gnocchi

Once upon a time in Santa Rosa, CA at my one of my favorite little eatery’s, (Mary's Pizzza), I discovered something so tasty, so good...