Recipe of the Week: Hot Cross Buns

  • hcb1With many people having friends & family over for the holiday of Easter. Here is one dish you can make to share with  others that may come over and visit! Lets remember what Easter is all about.

    ” He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many thingsand be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.” -Mark 8:31

    Ingredients

    Buns

    1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
    1/3 cup raisins
    1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel, if desired

    Icing

    1/4 cup powdered sugar
      1 to 2 teaspoons milk

    Directions

1.)Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough and separate into 8 triangles.

2.)In small bowl, mix raisins and lemon peel; spoon about 1 teaspoon raisin mixture onto short side of each triangle. Gently wrap corners of dough over filling and roll to opposite point; pinch to seal. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet.

3.)Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; place on wire rack. Cool 10 minutes.

4.)In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough milk until smooth and drizzling consistency. With spoon, drizzle icing in cross shape on top of each bun.hcb

 

Enjoy! Happy Easter!

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Meatless Mondays: Spinach Lasagna Roll ups

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It is one of my go-to/ favorite recipes to make. Its perfect if you do or don’t have a lot of people to feed. You can make it to according to how many people are coming over. There have been many times I have made lasagna pans and I had to throw it away because I had made way too much and it just went to waste. It is meatless dish and even meat lovers love it!
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. lasagna noodles 
  • 15 oz. ricotta 
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella 
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan 
  • 1 lg. egg
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach 
  • 2½ cups marinara sauce 
  • to taste salt and pepper 
  •  non-stick spray 
 
Instructions
  1. Get a large pot of water boiling with a dash of salt. When it comes to a full boil, add the lasagna noodles and cook until al dente (soft but not soggy,about 12-15 minutes). 
  2. While your cooking the lasagna noodle Thaw the package of frozen spinach in the microwave and then squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible. Combine the spinach in a bowl with the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, egg, freshly grated pepper and about ¼ tsp of salt. Mix until well combined.
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  3. When the noodles and filling are ready to go, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a glass casserole dish by spraying with non-stick spray.
  4. Lay out a few noodles at a time. Place a few tablespoons of filling on each noodle and spread to cover from edge to edge. The filling does not need to be thick because once the noodle is rolled up, it will be compounded. Make sure to spread it all the way to the edges of the noodles.image (7)
  5. Roll the noodles up and place in the dish. Repeat until all of your filling is gone. Pour the marinara sauce over the rolled noodles making sure to cover all surfacesimage (6)
  6. Cover the dish in foil and bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot or divide into individual portions and refrigerate.image (8)

DIY: Lavender Bubbling Bath Salts

lav2Sometimes you just want to come home from a hard day and relax at home. Many of my friends have said taking a nice soothing bubble bath helps them relieve stress and relax from the hard day that just came to pass. So I conjured up a fantastic DIY you should try! Bubbling Bath Salts!  You can make them and fill them up in mason jars. You can create the bath salts colors to according to the season, holiday or just your favorite color! You can create them with your favorite scent bottle. You can make a few jars at a time and its a great gift to give to friends and family!

Ingredients:

  • 6 Cups Kosher or Epsom Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive, Coconut, or Sweet Almond Oil
  • ¾ Cup Lavender Scented Body Wash (I used Ivory Lavender Body Wash)
  • 2-3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (Optional)
  • Purple Food Coloring (Optional)

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine salt and body wash, and mix until well combined.
  •  Add in your oil, essential oil and food coloring and mix well.
  •  On a lined baking sheet, spread the salt mixture out into a thin layer. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
  • Once dry, break up any large clumps, and spoon into a sealable jar.

To Use:

  • Add ¼ Cup of Bubbly Bath Salts under running water.

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Recipe of the Week: Make Tilapia in 5 easy steps. #TilapiaInABag

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Happy Friday! TGIF!

 

 

So as some of you may know, I am a pescetarian. So I am always exploring new dishes that I can incorporate  fish in different ways. I do have a busy schedule, so some nights I am wiped out and come home late from work. At that point, I am just trying to have a meal without putting too much effort. One of my favorite type of fish to eat is tilapia. There is a terrific method of making Tilapia named “Tilapia in a bag”. It is created in 5 easy steps! You can also use this method for Salmon for “Salmon in a bag”.

 

Ingredients

-Tilapia Fillets

-1.5 tablespoons of butter

-Salt

-Black Pepper

-1 Lemon( Cut into Slices)

-Aluminum Foil

 

1.) Preheat your oven to 350°.

2.) On a sheet of aluminum foil, lay your slices of lemon.

3.) Then lay your tilapia over the sliced lemons. Next, add butter, salt and pepper on top then wrap up the sides of the foil together and enclose it all tightly like a pouch.

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4.)Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°.

5.) Voila! Its all done and ready to be served! It is delicious, quick and effortlessly easy.

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