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Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 5 of 5
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Healthy Scale: 3 of 5

1 pound all-purpose potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher Salt

1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Clean Potatoes and cut them into small bite size pieces.
3. Add potatoes to sauce pan with 1 tsp kosher salt and cover with about an inch of cold water.
4. Bring to boil over high heat and then reduce to simmer and cook 4 to 5 minutes, just until edges are soft but centers are still hard.
5. Drain potatoes and add them to a large mixing bowl.
6. Add olive oil and kosher salt to taste.
7. Using a plate, cover the bowl, and shake until sides of potatoes have been roughened up a bit.
8. Spread potatoes in a single layer over perforated baking sheet that has been spray with cooking oil spray.
9. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, flipping every 15 minutes, until potatoes are evenly browned and crispy.
10. Serve immediately.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 2 to 4



Tropical Salsa

Tropical Salsa

Rating: 5 of 5
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Healthy Scale: 5 of 5

2 cups cubed pineapple
2 cups cubed mango
2 cups cubed papaya
1 cup diced roasted peppers
1 bunch diced cilantro leaves
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons diced jalapenos

1. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.
2. Serve over grilled chicken or fish.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Recipes Critic Review: This is a delicious and light salsa to add to chicken, fish, or a salad. I've made this numerous times and always get great feedback. Everyone loves it. Add it to your list of must try recipes.

Grandma Maxine's Cranberry Sauce

Grandma Maxines Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 5 of 5
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Healthy Scale: 3 of 5

3 C Hot Water
1 Large Package of Strawberry Jello (or 2 Small Packages)
1 12 Oz Package Fresh Cranberries
1 Orange with 3/4 of the Peel
1 Red Delicious Apple with 3/4 of the Peel
1 C Sugar

1. Chop Cranberries, Orange, and Apple in a food processor.
2. Mix Water and Jello in a casserole dish.
3. Stir in Cranberries, Orange, Apple, and Sugar.
4. Refrigerate until Jello molds.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Hours
Ready In: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Recipes Critic Review: Cranberry sauce you say?!?! This is by far one of my favorite recipes of all times! My Grandma makes this all the time and it is awesome. I make it at Thanksgiving every year and I get the same reaction. People say they don't like it until they try it and then they can't get enough!!! You must try this!!


Parmesan Mushroom Orzo

Parmesan Mushroom Orzo

Rating: 4 of 5
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Healthy Scale: 2 of 5

1 oz Dried Porcini Mushrooms
4 C Chicken Broth
1/2 C White Wine
2 cloves garlic minced
1 c Orzo
1/2 C Parmesan Cheese
Cooking Spray (or 1/4 Stick of Butter)
1/2 C Chopped Onion
1/4 C Fresh Parsley Chopped

1. Bring 4 cups of Chicken Broth to a boil. Remove from heat and add Mushrooms. Let sit for 30 minutes.
2. Melt Butter (or spray pan with Cooking Spray) and sauté Onion until slightly cooked over medium heat.
3. Add Orzo, chopped Mushrooms, and Garlic and sauté for 3 minutes stirring often. Do not let orzo burn.
4. Add 1 cup of Mushroom Broth and White Wine to pan. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
5. Cook 7 to 10 minutes until orzo is al dente.
6. Stir in Parmesan Cheese and Parsley and serve immediately.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 16

Recipes Critic Review: Great side dish when you are looking for something out of the norm. The porcini mushrooms and broth add a wonderful flavor! I adapted this recipe from a Gorgonzola Porcini Mushroom Risotto recipe. I wanted something with the porcini mushroom flavor but without the richness of the gorgonzola and the heartiness of the risotto. Definitely one to add to your recipe box!