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Grocery Girl Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf

December 5, 2014 Corresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Gluten-free, Low Calorie, High Protein

Grocery Girl Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf
Serves 3
Slightly spicy turkey meatloaf. Low calorie, even though it's topped with cheese!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/3 lbs. ground lean turkey (not extra lean)
  2. 1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs (Make your own using gluten-free bread!)
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2 cloves garlic, grated
  5. 1 large shallot or 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  6. 1/2 small bell pepper, red, orange, or yellow, seeded and finely chopped
  7. 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  8. 2 TBSP...
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Grocery Girl Pickled Edamame Salad

September 30, 2014 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesMake Ahead MadnessShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Good Source of Protein, Good Source of Fiber

Suggestion: Serve with Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

Grocery Girl Pickled Edamame Salad
Serves 3
An easy to prepare accompaniment to dinner.
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Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 12oz. Bag Shelled Edamame, Boiled (Follow Package Instructions)
  2. 1/4 Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
  3. 1 TBSP. Sunflower Seeds
  4. 2 TBSP. and 2 tsp. of White Wine Vinegar
  5. 2 tsp. Sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine vinegar and sugar in a small bowl, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place cooked edamame and red onion in a large enough bowl to contain...
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Not My Mama’s Divinity…

December 9, 2013 Corresponding RecipesDessertsShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

A Christmas Favorite

Regardless of what you think about Ms. Paula Deen these days, her mama’s divinity is really all you have to make when it comes to holiday “cookies”. Divinity, also known as divinity fudge, is a sweet candy confection composed primarily of sugar, but don’t let that fool you. Though the candy appears to look like meringue, complete with curled peaks. The texture of the candy is light and fudge-like. 

Ms. Deen’s Mama’s Divinity is dotted with pecans throughout, and my take on her recipe is no exception. I’ve also added cherries to the mix due to my personal love of cherries and because they add a little festive color to the decadent Christmas treat...

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Thanksgiving Inspiration: Recipe #1

November 1, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

These herbed fingerling or other small colorful potatoes are are so easy to make, relatively healthy compared to most mashed alternatives, and VERY delicious. Seriously, this is one of my favorite ways to make potatoes these days. The recipe is brought to you courtesy of Mariano’s Grocery Stores.

Herb Fingerling Potatoes
Serves 4
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. Fingerling or small colorful potatoes - 2 lbs, scrubbed and cut-out any bad spots
  2. 1/8 cup olive oil
  3. 1 TBSP. chopped fresh rosemary
  4. 1 tsp. salt
  5. 1 tsp. black pepper
  6. 1/2 TBSP. minced/grated garlic
Instructions
  1. These potatoes will probably take you about 45 mins...
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Cudighi Lasagna

September 24, 2013 Corresponding RecipesMake Ahead MadnessShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Where I come from there is a specialty sausage sold called “cudighi”. It resembles some spicy Italian sausages, but really, the flavor stands on it’s own. I’m choosing to describe it here as peppery (as in black pepper) and sweeter, due to possibly an increased amount of fennel. Anyway, it’s fantastic and you have to try it for yourself.

Recently, I made Cudighi Lasagna for my dad. I will definitely be making it again. Please see the included recipe. WARNING: This recipe will take you the better part of an afternoon to make – totally worth it! BONUS: The included recipe makes more sauce than you need to prepare the lasagna. Freeze the extra sauce and serve it over pasta at a later date. Yum!

If you’d like to try cudighi for yourself, I recommend calling Mama Russo’s at 906-485-5250...

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Don’t Let Your Salad Go Naked…

August 16, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

give it a fig leaf – or at least some fig dressing. 

Grocery Girl Fig Vinaigrette
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 TBSP. Extra Virgin or Virgin Olive Oil
  2. 1 TBSP. Balsamic, White or Red Wine Vinegar
  3. 1 TBSP. Fig Jam
  4. 1/2 tsp. Salt
  5. Dash of Pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a small Ball canning jar or other container (like the jam container, if you're using the last of it) and shake it. Taste the dressing before you serve it. If you're used to dressings that contain more oil, feel free to add up to 1/2 TBSP. more oil to this recipe.
Notes
  1. I made this dressin...
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Banana, Pecan, and Coconut Cream Crepe Filling (or Pudding)

July 18, 2013 Corresponding RecipesDessertsMake Ahead MadnessShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Yes, you read that right. The “cream” is pudding like in consistency so, of course, feel free to eat it sans crepe. Peter and I each ate 3 cream filled crepes and we were very well satiated to say the least. There was enough cream leftover for another serving.

Grocery Girl Banana, Pecan, and Coconut Cream Crepe Filling
Serve this delicious pudding style cream as dessert or for breakfast within crepes.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  2. 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut or flakes (sweetened if you can't find unsweetened)
  3. 3 TBS...
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Grocery Girl Pineapple and Carrot Bread Pudding A.K.A…

June 15, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

What that character known as the Easter Bunny eats while visiting Hawaii over Christmas. 

I needed to use up some carrots. Also, I happen to really like bread pudding (If you haven’t noticed.) and pineapple bread pudding is pretty top notch in general in my opinion. Springtime makes me want pineapple. (This is not the case for my husband, Peter, but he stated of this tested recipe, “If it weren’t for the pineapple, I’d give it high marks.”)

This bread pudding does NOT need to rest in the fridge overnight. You can make it right before the meal. Also, for people who don’t care for the soft texture characteristic of most bread puddings, the carrot lends this dish a bit of a bite. Enjoy!

Grocery Girl Pineapple and Carrot Bread Pudding
A sweet and economical dish...
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Thai Pork Medallions with Peanut Sauce

May 17, 2013 Cooking MethodsCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

I like grilling as much as the next girl. Which is to say, I have yet to change-out the gas tank on our grill… so, I made pork “satay” using a saute pan the other night. Also, I didn’t skewer the pork, so it wasn’t really satay. I have to say, I’m very pleased with the way it turned-out. The pork was tender and flavorful. And of course, if you’ve ever had the satay version, you know the sauce is delicious. The medallions cook in a jiffy, although if you’re using one medium to large sized saute pan, you’ll have to cook them in batches. Still, they only took me about 15 mins. to cook once pounded and marinated. I served them with jasmine rice and edamame.

Thai Pork Medallions with Peanut Sauce
Serves 4
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Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
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Grocery Girl Quiche: Slightly Spicy, Spinach and Red Pepper

May 3, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page PostsVegetarian  No comments

I could have very easily called these quiches: Recently when I visited my Dad, he really wanted quiche and this is what we had on-hand, quiches. But that didn’t appeal to the practical side of my nature. So, alternatively, the above name is not only shorter, but it also references the quiches’ light, yet still savory quality.  Consider making these quiches for Mother’s Day served along with the accompaniments of your choice; think veggie or regular sausage links, fresh fruit, bacon etc.

Grocery Girl Quiche: Spinach and Red Pepper (Makes 2 Quiches)
Serves 8
Light and yet, still savory quiches.
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Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
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