Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ham and Cream Cheese Roll-ups

I made these to take to our Twilight Trilogy Marathon and kept them on ice in a cooler. Fun stuff! Very quick and easy to make!

3-ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons pineapple apricot perserves or jam
1/3 pound thinly sliced fully-cooked ham, cut into 1 x 4-inch strips

Mix the cream cheese and jam until smooth and creamy. Spread a thin layer on the tortilla. Place ham strips on half of the tortilla. Roll up tightly, starting with the side that has the ham slices. Slice in one inch roll-ups. You can use pretty toothpicks to hold them closed, but not necessary. You can also add mango or kiwi in the center of the roll-up for another bit of flavor and a lot of color! Make up to 4 hours ahead, cover and chill. Enjoy! Enough to fill about seven tortillas.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Baked Tilapia

Tilapia has become one of our favorite main dishes. It's mild enough that it doesn't taste fishy. For me, a non-fish lover, that's important! I've been trying new recipes and tonight's was a hit. The best part was that it took about five minutes of prep time and there's no clean up! You toss the foil and voila!

1 cup bread crumbs (I blended up Garlic toasted croutons)
1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack/Colby cheese blend
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Spanish Paprika
1/2 tsp. pepper

Mix the breading ingredients. Place 8 tilapia filets on a large piece of foil, placed on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the breading mix evenly over each filet. Cover with a second piece of foil and seal the edges, trying not to flatten the foil onto the breading. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

I made this for dinner a long time ago and remembered the recipe last night. It's such a simple meal and tastes like you've been cooking all day. (not my photo, for the record.) The little touch of tomato in it gives it a little kick. Everyone loved it!


1 pound hamburger
1 egg
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 sprinkle of nutmeg

Mix all ingredients. Make tiny meatballs and bworn on all sides in a little olive oil. OR use premade meatballs if you're in a pinch.


3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 can Pineapple tidbits (do not drain)
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 cup cold water
3/4 cup sugar
8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 green pepper

Dissolve cornstarch in water. Add remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil until thinckened. Add green pepper and simmer. Pour over meatballs. Serve over cooked rice. Serves six. Enjoy!