Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Quick, Easy, and Yummy Recipe Sharing

I've been promising to post recipes left and right on Twitter and Instagram and have completely dropped the ball.  

So, here goes....  

Some are other, more talented, chefs' recipes, so I have provided the links to those (with my own pictures). The ones I threw together like the wannabe "Chopped" chef that I am, I have scribbled out for you to follow, Pin, whatevs. The "granny soup" at the bottom is an old family recipe. It makes me feel as warm and loved as I did when my Granny made it for me when I was little. 

These were all quick and easy to make and so stinking yummy!

(we left off the salsa and beans)


Roasted Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus 

1 Bunch of Asparagus
2-3 Packs of Prosciutto 
(you will need the same amount of slices as asparagus)
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Grated Parmesan Cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  I use my Roast setting, but bake will work just fine too.  Cut bottoms off of asparagus spears.  Toss asparagus with a few tbsp of olive oil, a few sprinkles of cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.  You can add your favorite herb here too.  Rosemary always works well with asparagus.  Wrap each spear with prosciutto, starting at the tip and wrapping so it stretches down entire stalk.  Place all wrapped spears on a cookie sheet and drizzle with a teeny bit of olive oil and another sprinkle of cheese. Roast in oven until asparagus is tender and prosciutto is crispy, about 20 minutes.  

*I cut the legs and wings off of the birds to make them easier to eat.  I wrapped each body, leg, and wing with bacon.  The smaller ones were like "lollipops."  This makes an amazing dinner party appetizer.  The sauce is absolutely to die for.

(We left out the crab legs.)

Granny's Potato Soup

6 Potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
1 Small Onion, diced
2% Milk (or whatever you have on hand, I used skim)
4 Tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

Put potatoes and onions in large pot and just cover with water.  Bring to a boil and cook until tender.  Add salt and pepper, add as much milk as desired, enough to create a soup.  Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes.  Add butter and allow it to melt.  Taste it and add salt and pepper as desired.  I served it with a gruyere and spinach grilled cheese sandwich!  Enjoy!

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because Baby Girl had 3 successful potty attempts today!  We are all so proud and happy!  I'll be back with the details on what's working for my strong willed little lady.  Sometimes it's the simplest of things that make all the difference....


  1. Your cioppino reminds me that I need to get back to The Granary to try theirs. I'm curious to see if it's the M&Ms that helped w/ the training. I mean, that would surely work for me... Btw I spit laughing at Caycee's instagram comment. I was thinking the saaaame thing.

  2. I am all about easy recipes for sure especially when they are all like 5 ingredients or less looks great!

  3. You just took dinner to a whole new level. Hello, gourmet! How amazing looking is this food and I love the few ingredients needed for most, too.


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