Tuna Bruschetta Recipe

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Tuna can be a very versatile staple to keep in your pantry. Of course there are the old standbys of tuna salad sandwiches and tuna noodle casserole, but there are a LOT more possibilities beyond that. Case in point: this Tuna Bruschetta Recipe. It uses fresh, simple ingredients and is packed with nutrition.  It is light and perfect as an appetizer or as a lunch all by itself.
 

Tuna Bruschetta Recipe

 
Ingredients:

4 whole wheat pitas
1 Tbsp olive oil
coarse sea salt
1 can Ocean Naturals Skipjack Chunk Light Tuna
2 tsp Italian seasoning
4 vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

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Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Cut each pita into eight wedges. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.  Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, flipping once.  Let cool.

In a medium bowl, combine tomato, basil, onions, garlic, olive oil and vinegar.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Refrigerate tomato mixture for at least 20 minutes to blend flavors.

In a small bowl, combine tuna with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, place a spoonful of tuna on each pita wedge.  Top with tomato mixture.  Enjoy!!

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Ginger Berry Fizz Drink Recipe

Ginger Berry Fizz Drink Recipe

Summer is nearly here and that means it is the season for refreshing, light and delicious drinks! I personally love drinks with real fruit added to them. This easy recipe starts with ginger ale and then makes it special with the addition of frozen berries. You can use regular ginger ale, or opt for a lighter option with a low-calorie soda.
 

Ginger Berry Fizz Drink Recipe

 
Ingredients:

2 cups frozen mixed berries
1 Tbsp sugar
Ginger Ale

Directions:

Mix the sugar with the frozen berries in a small bowl. Microwave until starting to soften. Place berry mixture in blender and pulse until a puree forms with a few large chunks of berry remaining. To serve, put ice cubes in a glass. Add a big scoop of berry puree. Fill glass with Canada Dry TEN Ginger Ale, stir and serve!

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Summer Savings + Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

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Easy Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Cranberry Salsa Recipe
Did you know that salsa is America’s #1 condiment? Maybe that has to do with having SO MANY different variations available. You can make an interesting spin on your next bowl of salsa by making this sweet and spicy Cranberry Sala Recipe. You can choose how spicy you want it to be by increasing or decreasing the amount of jalapeño you use.

This Cranberry Salsa Recipe is great served with chips or add a bunch of extra flavor to your enchiladas or a chicken quesadilla.

Cranberry Salsa Ingredients
 

Easy Cranberry Salsa Recipe

 
Yields: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 bag cranberries
1 granny smith apple
1/8 medium red onion
½ large red pepper
¼ large green pepper
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup apple juice

Cranberry Salsa Process

Directions:
1. Chop the apple, red onion, bell peppers and jalapeño into large pieces and place in food processor.
2. Add the bag of cranberries to the food processor.
3. Use the food processor to chop and combine the ingredients.
4. Move the chopped ingredients to a bowl and add sugar, lemon juice, apple juice and cilantro. Stir together.
5. Best if chilled in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving to allow flavors to combine.
6. Serve with chips.

Homemade Tortilla Chips in the Microwave – Easy, Healthy Recipe

I already LOVE homemade potato chips made in the microwave, so I figured I should be able to do the same thing with tortilla chips. Yep, it works! Very good and much healthier than store-bought fried chips.

 

3 corn tortillas
cooking spray or oil mister
coarse-ground salt

Cut each tortilla in 6 pieces using a pizza cutter or knife. Lightly spray on both sides with cooking spray. (I like to use my olive oil mister to spray.) Sprinkle with the salt. Spread out on a microwave-safe dinner plate so pieces are not touching. Microwave for 1 minute to 90 seconds (lower wattage microwaves will need the 90 seconds). Flip chips over and microwave on other side 1 minute to 90 seconds. If not yet crispy, flip again and cook another 30 seconds, continuing until crispy. Serve warm.

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When making chocolate chip cookies from the classic tollhouse recipe on the Nestlé Chocolate Chip bag, I have long decreased the sugar and used half the chocolate chips.  Well, today I accidentally halved the butter and the egg in the recipe and guess what…..they still tasted good!  They taste different than “regular” cookies of course and the shape/texture is different, but they are still good and much less guilt inducing!

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.  Add egg and beat well.  Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 10-11 minutes or until starting to brown.  Cool on baking sheets several minutes and then transfer to wire racks to continue to cool.

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Recipe

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This really has to be one of the easiest recipes EVER! It only uses a few ingredients and it sits cooking in your crockpot all day! It tastes delicious served on buns or just on a plate with a side of potatoes and veggies.

 

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Recipe

 
Ingredients:

3 pound beef chuck roast
1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce
6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
salt and pepper

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Recipe

Directions:

Place the beef in the slow cooker. Cut 12 deep slits spread out over the surface of all sides of the roast. Press 1/2 clove of garlic into each slit. Sprinkle both sides of roast with salt and pepper. Add BBQ sauce and turn roast to coat all sides. Cook on low 7 to 8 hours or until meat shreds easily by pulling it apart with two forks.

To serve, place on sturdy buns like kaiser rolls, or just serve on a plate alongside mashed potatoes (which is how my husband likes it).

Enjoy!!

Lawry’s Copycat Recipe – Make Your Own Seasoning Salt

Lawry's Copycat Recipe

Seasoning salt is an easy way to perk up a recipe. It is also great “straight up” as a seasoning for potatoes, chicken, popcorn and more. If you want to save a bit of money over prepackaged seasoning salt, or if you just prefer to know exactly what ingredients go into your seasoning, here is an easy Lawry’s Copycat Recipe to make your own seasoning salt.

Lawry’s Copycat Recipe

2 Tbsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cornstarch

Mix all of the above in a small bowl until well blended.  Store seasoning salt in an empty spice bottle or other airtight container.

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The BEST Way to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Grill – NO HUSKS!

I think I have tried just about every method there is of cooking corn on the cob on an outdoor grill.  Everything from wrapping it in foil to soaking the husks in water and grilling in the husk, etc.  I have now decided that the easiest way is also the BEST way and I’m done experimenting.

Corn on the Cob on Grill

Ingredients:

corn on the cob
olive oil
salt
pepper

Husk the corn and remove as much silk as you can.  Heat your grill on high.  The next step is to lightly coat the corn with olive oil.  I find the best way to do this is with an oil mister, but if you don’t have one you can just rub on a light layer with your hands.   Season with salt and pepper.  Reduce the grill heat to medium/medium-high and place the corn directly on the grates.  Cook for 3-4 minutes or until corn barely starts to blacken and rotate 1/4 turn.  Repeat until all sides of the corn are cooked.  I think this corn turns out so well that it doesn’t even need any butter.  YUM!

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