Easy Beef Goulash Recipe

This Easy Beef Goulash recipe is perfect for cold nights, it is simple and a quick dish to make but doesn’t lack flavor- a classic dish with many variations that has been around for years.   It is made with only 5 basic ingredients that are pantry staples for most of us, and requires only one pot to make- I for one will do anything to avoid a sink full of dishes! This freezes and reheat great for an even quicker dinner at a later date, and is a great inexpensive recipe to make for a big crowd. Serve with a side of bread and green beans for a complete and filling meal.

Ingredients:

 1 lb. ground beef

2 ½  cups uncooked Elbow noodles

2-28 oz.  cans crushed tomatoes

1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Salt and Pepper to taste.

 Directions:

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat boil noodles for 7-9 minutes or until tender.

Drain noodles in a strainer and set aside.

In the same pan -brown ground beef until cooked throughout.

Drain any excess grease out of pan.

Turn heat down to low.

Return noodles to pan.

Stir in crushed tomatoes, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Allow to simmer for 10 minutes to heat throughout.

Serve and Enjoy!

To add a little topping to your dish try; sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese.

 

 

Easy Beef Goulash Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 4-6
1 lb. ground beef 2 ½ cups uncooked Elbow noodles 2-28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes 1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt 1 tsp. Italian seasoning Salt and Pepper to taste.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 ½ cups uncooked Elbow noodles
  • 2-28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat boil noodles for 7-9 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain noodles in a strainer and set aside.
  3. In the same pan -brown ground beef until cooked throughout.
  4. Drain any excess grease out of pan.
  5. Turn heat down to low.
  6. Return noodles to pan.
  7. Stir in crushed tomatoes, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  8. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes to heat throughout.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!
  10. To add a little topping to your dish try; sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese.

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Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe


I love Chinese Food but it is SO unhealthy.  Anytime I can make it at home where I control the ingredients (and fat) I always try.  That’s why I was thrilled with this yummy Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe.  

Ingredients

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts

¾ cup soy sauce

¼ cup honey

1  tsp. ground Ginger

1 Tbsp. Sesame or vegetable oil

Directions:

Use a sharp knife to cut chicken into small bite size pieces, ½ “x ½ ” is a good size.

In a small saucepan combine soy sauce and honey over medium heat and simmer until honey is completely dissolved, stirring constantly.  Add ginger and stir until combined. Set sauce aside.

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Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat, then add the chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken over  and cook another 3 minutes on the opposite side.

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Reduce to medium heat, drizzle Teriyaki sauce all over chicken and stir to coat well, cook an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring well  until sauce thickens.

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Top with chopped scallions and serve over rice.

 

Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame or vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Use a sharp knife to cut chicken into small bite size pieces, ½ “x ½ ” is a good size.
  2. In a small saucepan combine soy sauce and honey over medium heat and simmer until honey is completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Add ginger and stir until combined. Set sauce aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat, then add the chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken over and cook another 3 minutes on the opposite side.
  4. Reduce to medium heat, drizzle Teriyaki sauce all over chicken and stir to coat well, cook an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring well until sauce thickens.
  5. Top with chopped scallions and serve over rice.

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Easy Beef Pot Pie

Easy Beef Pot Pie

An incredibly easy and quick meal this Easy Beef Pot Pie is filling and delicious. Ideal for a busy weeknight, just a little bit of time and a few simple ingredients and a hearty, filling dinner is ready to put on the table.  Prepared in a cast iron skillet start to finish means there is only one pan to wash to keep the simplicity theme going.  This meal can easily be prepared ahead of time, just add biscuits when you are ready to pop it into the oven.

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

1  8-10 count can biscuits

1 -14.5 oz. Can mixed vegetables

1 jar or can beef gravy

1 tsp. Garlic salt

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked through, drain excess fat if any.

Beef Pot Pie

Stir in mixed vegetables and gravy, stir to combine well.

Easy Beef Pot Pie

Add garlic salt, and salt and pepper.

Top meat filling with uncooked biscuits.

Easy Beef Pot Pie

Place pan in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until biscuit tops are golden brown.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Easy Beef Pot Pie
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Jody Smith
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 8-10 count can biscuits
  • 1 -14.5 oz. Can mixed vegetables
  • 1 jar or can beef gravy
  • 1 tsp. Garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked through, drain excess fat if any.
  3. Stir in mixed vegetables and gravy, stir to combine well.
  4. Add garlic salt, and salt and pepper.
  5. Top meat filling with uncooked biscuits.
  6. Place pan in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until biscuit tops are golden brown.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!
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Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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These easy scalloped potatoes are easy to make and tastes anything but, even though its made from only 5 simple ingredients.  They are reminiscent of the flavorful and comforting dishes mom and grandma used to set on the table.  Perfect  alongside ham for an Easter side dish or for any other day.

Ingredients:

7-8 medium russet potatoes

2 1/2 cups whole milk

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

4 Tbsp. butter, diced

3 Tbsp. all- purpose flour.

garlic salt and pepper to taste

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat 11×13 baking dish well with butter.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Slice potatoes to 1/8″ to 1/4″ thickness.

Layer half the potatoes in bottom of pan.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Top with half the shredded cheese.

Layer remaining potatoes in dish.

Top with remaining cheese.

Heat milk in microwave for 2 minutes, whisk in flour, salt and pepper.

Pour milk mixture over top of potatoes.

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Spread diced butter pieces on top.

Bake for 45-60 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbling.

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Easy Scalloped Potatoes
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 7-8 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. all- purpose flour.
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat 11x13 baking dish well with butter.
  3. Slice potatoes to 1/8" to 1/4" thickness.
  4. Layer half the potatoes in bottom of pan.
  5. Top with half the shredded cheese.
  6. Layer remaining potatoes in dish.
  7. Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Heat milk in microwave for 2 minutes, whisk in flour, salt and pepper.
  9. Pour milk mixture over top of potatoes.
  10. Spread diced butter pieces on top.
  11. Bake for 45-60 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbling
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Recipe For Salisbury Steak

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Recipe for Salisbury Steak

I used to love eating Salisbury Steak from the box in the frozen section, but as I have gotten older my tastes have changed and I would much rather have homemade over prepackaged any day.  But homemade oftentimes means a long list of ingredients and a lot of work.  But this Homemade Salisbury Steak truly is simple and quick to pull together- just 5 ingredients, less than 30 minutes start to finish, and dinner is ready to set on the table. Serve with mashed potatoes or butter noodles.

Ingredients:

1-1 1/2 lbs. of lean ground beef

1 egg

1 medium onion

1 10 1/2  oz. can of beef gravy

Pepper and garlic salt to taste

Recipe for Salisbury Steak

Directions:

Slice onion in half and then cut into strips.

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip



Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

This Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip recipe is creamy, rich, and just a little bit sassy.  A great way to amp up your veggie platters,  spice up your crackers, and rev up your plain drumettes.  It makes a perfect dish to bring to potlucks, parties, and work gatherings.

Ingredients:

8 oz. block cream cheese, softened

4-5 Tbsp. Buffalo sauce

3 Tbsp. butter

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. celery salt

Directions:

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

Stir in cream cheese and mix until melted.

Add Buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, and celery salt stir to combine and remove from heat.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

Can be made ahead of time, refrigerate and reheat to serve.

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Buffalo Cheese Dip Recipe
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: A Frugal Chick
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
  • 4-5 Tbsp. Buffalo sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. celery salt
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in cream cheese and mix until melted.
  3. Add Buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, and celery salt stir to combine and remove from heat.
  4. Serve with crackers, pretzels, or plain chicken drumettes.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe Easy

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Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe Easy

This Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe is decadent and rich without being overly sweet, made with bittersweet chocolate it provides  just the right amount of sweetness.  While it looks difficult to make it is really simple with a hand or stand mixer. The cake remains moist even after a long cooking time, almost like a molten cake, with slightly crisp edges. Ideal for those looking for gluten free deserts but delicious for anyone, I think the texture without  the flour is much better than a recipe with.

Ingredients:

6 eggs, separated

6 Tbsp. butter

10 oz. bag bittersweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. Almond extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Butter a 9 inch springform pan, on bottom and sides.

Combine chocolate chips and butter in microwave safe dish, cook in 30 second increments, stirring each time until chocolate is melted thoroughly.

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Whisk in egg yolks until well blended.

chocolate cake

Using a hand or stand mixer, whip eggs until soft peaks form-mixture will be slightly  thickened and fluffy.

Gradually add in sugar and mix until stiff peaks are formed.  They are ready when you lift the mixer and  eggs mixture maintains its shape on the whisk.

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Fold in ( this is done by using the spatula to fold mixture over onto itself gently) chocolate mixture a little at a time until all of it has been incorporated.

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Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing top with spatula.

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Bake for 40-45 minutes until edges of cake pull away from sides of pan.

Sprinkle top with powdered sugar if desired to dress it up.

chocolate cake

If you are looking for something before the cake try this Bourbon Glazed Salmon!

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe Easy
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: A Frugal Chick
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. bag bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. Almond extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9 inch springform pan, on bottom and sides.
  3. Combine chocolate chips and butter in microwave safe dish, cook in 30 second increments, stirring each time until chocolate is melted thoroughly.
  4. Whisk in egg yolks until well blended.
  5. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip eggs until soft peaks form-mixture will be slightly thickened and fluffy.
  6. Gradually add in sugar and mix until stiff peaks are formed. They are ready when you lift the mixer and eggs mixture maintains its shape on the whisk.
  7. Fold in ( this is done by using the spatula to fold mixture over onto itself gently) chocolate mixture a little at a time until all of it has been incorporated.
  8. Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing top with spatula.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes until edges of cake pull away from sides of pan

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Healthy Beef Stir Fry

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Healthy Beef Stir Fry

This Healthy Beef Stir Fry makes for a quick meal, perfect for the end to a busy work day. This recipe is better than take out with far fewer unpronounceable additives, preservative, and who knows what else. Just  5 ingredients work together to create a dish that is light in fat but heavy in flavor.

To keep it healthy use lean cuts of beef-top or bottom round, sirloin, tenderloin, etc.  Using a nonstick pan will mean you use less oil, cutting back on even more fat. Serve over brown rice for an even healthier dinner with added fiber.

Ingredients

1 lb. beef strips, lean cut

1 head of broccoli or add as many veggies and you like!

2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup low sodium beef broth

canola or vegetable oil to coat pan

Directions:

Whisk beef broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch together in a small bowl.

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Wash broccoli and chop into small florets.

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Drizzle just enough oil to coat pan.

Heat oil over high heat.

Add broccoli and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in beef and soy sauce mixture.

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Continue to cook for an additional 7- 8 minutes until beef is thoroughly cooked, broccoli softened, and most liquid has been absorbed.

Serve over rice or noodles.

 Looking for another healthy option?  Try this Bourbon Glazed Salmon!

 

Healthy Beef Stir Fry
Author: A Frugal Chick
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. beef strips, lean cut
  • 1 head of broccoli or add as many veggies and you like!
  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil to coat pan
Instructions
  1. Whisk beef broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch together in a small bowl.
  2. Wash broccoli and chop into small florets.
  3. Drizzle just enough oil to coat pan.
  4. Heat oil over high heat.
  5. Add broccoli and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in beef and soy sauce mixture.
  7. Continue to cook for an additional 7- 8 minutes until beef is thoroughly cooked, broccoli softened, and most liquid has been absorbed.
  8. Serve over rice or noodles.

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

While I am not above ready to go pasta sauce from a jar or can to top my pasta. Sometimes I want a more complex homemade flavor, but I do not want to spend hours cooking down fresh tomatoes. This is my compromise, it definitely  tastes fresher than the jar but can be ready in as little as 20 minutes (but the longer you cook it the more the flavors blend and develop). This easy pasta sauce recipe is simple to make from items that are probably already sitting in your pantry.  Making a meal without meat also makes for a frugal dish as well.

Ingredients:

2-1 4 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (garlic, basil flavored is best)

4 Tbsp. olive oil

2 cloves crushed garlic

1/2 cup grated parmesan

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

easy pasta sauce recipe

Directions:

Lightly brown garlic with olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in diced tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.

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Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-45 minutes.

If you want your sauce smoother you can puree it until desired  consistency is reached in a blender, processor, or with an immersion blender.

Remember to vent the blender when using hot liquids or you will have a kitchen  covered in red sauce and some significant burns.

Serve over your favorite pasta.

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe
Cuisine: Italian
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 4 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (garlic, basil flavored is best)
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Lightly brown garlic with olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-45 minutes.
  4. If you want your sauce smoother you can puree it until desired consistency is reached in a blender, processor, or with an immersion blender.
  5. Remember to vent the blender when using hot liquids or you will have a kitchen covered in red sauce and some significant burns.
  6. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Here is a simple and delicious Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe for delicious summer salads, pasta, or fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.   Easy and inexpensive you won’t want store bought vinaigrette dressing again! This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make from start to finish and will be a hit.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. brown sugar

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/4  cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a small container and shake well to blend.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Shake well before each use.

No need to refrigerate.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: A Frugal Chick
salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
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Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon and Mushroom

Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon and Mushroom

Fresh vegetables make a great accompaniment to summer dishes and are plentiful this time of year. Fresh spinach sautéed with bacon and fresh mushrooms makes an excellent side for any meal. Spinach picked up at the grocery store or fresh spinach picked from your garden create the base for this warm and tasty salad.  This Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon and Mushroom can make an incredible accent with a nice steak or seafood.

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh spinach

1- 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms

2 pieces of bacon

1-2 cloves crushed garlic

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Dice bacon into small pieces.

Place bacon in a large nonstick pan and sauté until cooked through but not crisp.

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Add mushrooms and sauté for 3-5 minutes  until tender.

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Add spinach, garlic, salt and pepper-cook until spinach is wilted to your preference.

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Serve immediately.

 

 

Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon and Mushroom
Recipe Type: Side
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1- 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 pieces of bacon
  • 1-2 cloves crushed garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Dice bacon into small pieces.
  2. Place bacon in a large nonstick pan and sauté until cooked through but not crisp.
  3. Add mushrooms and saute for 3-5 minutes until tender.
  4. Add spinach, garlic, salt and pepper-cook until spinach is wilted to your preference.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe

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Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe


Hot temperatures mean time for lighter dishes with fresh summer ingredients.  One of my favorite go to sides for indoor or outdoor eating is this simple, light Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe.  5 ingredients,  and less than 15 minutes prep and cook time, a little chill in the fridge and your dish is ready to go on the table. Serve beside hamburgers, ribs,  or whatever your favorite summertime main dish is.

Ingredients:

2 yellow  squash and/or zucchini

1/3 cup Italian dressing

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

10-12 cherry tomatoes

12 oz. angel hair pasta, uncooked (about 3/4 pack)

salt and pepper to taste

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Directions:

Halve cherry tomatoes, dice squash/zucchini

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Boil angel hair pasta according to package directions.

Add squash/zucchini to boiling pasta during last 2-3 minutes to soften just a bit.

Drain pasta and vegetables, run cold water over to stop cooking and reduce temp.

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Toss pasta, vegetables, Italian dressing, Parmesan cheese,  and tomatoes well to coat completely.

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Salt and pepper to taste.

Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to chill and combine flavors

Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe
Recipe Type: Side
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 yellow squash and/or zucchini
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 oz. angel hair pasta, uncooked (about 3/4 pack)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Halve cherry tomatoes, dice squash/zucchini
  2. Boil angel hair pasta according to package directions.
  3. Add squash/zucchini to boiling pasta during last 2-3 minutes to soften just a bit.
  4. Drain pasta and vegetables, run cold water over to stop cooking and reduce temp.
  5. Toss pasta, vegetables, Italian dressing, parmesan cheese, and tomatoes well to coat completely.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to chill and combine flavor.s
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Carrot Cake in a Jar

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Carrot Cake in a Jar

5 simple ingredients make this carrot cake quick and easy to prepare. Baking it in a little mason  jar is an extra pretty way to serve it up to guests for an easy dessert. Individual jar desserts are popular right now, besides being cute they make for a great portion size.  Batter can be made ahead of time, portioned into jars, and baked when you are ready to eat. The cake is sweet and moist with a slightly crunchy top, delicious on its own or topped with a spoon of cream cheese.

Ingredients:

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ cup and 1 Tbsp. coconut  or vegetable oil

¾ cup flour

¾  cup carrots, shredded

2 eggs

 Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine brown sugar, oil, flour and eggs until well mixed.

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Fold in shredded carrots.

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Oil sides and bottom of 4 small 4 oz. mason jars well.

Fill to 1/4 ”  from top with batter.

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Bake for 20-22 minutes until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream, cool whip or cream cheese frosting.

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Carrot Cake in a Jar
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. coconut or vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup carrots, shredded
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine brown sugar, oil, flour and eggs until well mixed.
  3. Fold in shredded carrots.
  4. Oil sides and bottom of 4 small 4 oz. mason jars well.
  5. Fill to ¼ " from top with batter.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
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Easy Strawberry Chocolate Dip (Or Dessert Topping)

Easy Strawberry Chocolate Dip

A sweet dip for you to make for your Valentine, loaded up with fresh strawberries and chocolate.  This can be a perfect way to cap off a romantic meal or as your contribution to a party.  Few things are as simple than this Easy Strawberry Chocolate Dip!

This is ideal for dipping fresh fruit, graham crackers, pretzels, vanilla wafers, or marshmallows. It only has 4 ingredients and using fresh strawberries really kicks the flavor up.  Slice a round chocolate cake in half and spread a nice layer in the middle before frosting for a delicious surprise.

You could also use it like a flavored whipped cream to top brownies, ice cream, and other desserts.  Use white chocolate chips if you prefer the flavor, they would pair wonderfully with the fresh strawberries and cream.

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Ingredients:

1 cup fresh strawberries

Container of Cool Whip

1 cup Marshmallow fluff

½  cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Wash strawberries thoroughly, remove stems, and slice.

Rough chop chocolate chips.

Combine strawberries, cool whip, and marshmallow cream using a hand or stand mixer until thoroughly combined.

Gently fold chocolate chips into mixture to distribute.

Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow flavors to merge.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dip
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • Container of Cool Whip
  • 1 cup Marshmallow fluff
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Wash strawberries thoroughly, remove stems, and slice.
  2. Rough chop chocolate chips.
  3. Combine strawberries, cool whip, and marshmallow cream using a hand or stand mixer until thoroughly combined.
  4. Gently fold chocolate chips into mixture to distribute..
  5. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow flavors to merge.

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Orange Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

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Orange Garlic Chicken

Forget calling for takeout or delivery when it is nearly as easy (not to mention less expensive and healthier too) to make your own.  Using just 5 common ingredients that are probably already in your pantry and fridge you can serve a delicious homemade healthy chicken stir fry recipe.  This dish is easy to adjust to serve more or less people,  or to go lighter or heavier with flavoring.  Sesame oil will give you a slightly more authentic Asian taste but you can use vegetable or canola oil to fry in as well. Chicken stir fry is a quick, healthy meal that will make everyone happy and requires minimal fuss on your part.

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen stir fry peppers and onions

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

3 cloves fresh garlic

salt and pepper to taste

oil for pan

Orange Garlic Chicken

Directions:

Partially frozen chicken breasts are the easiest to cut- season chicken with salt and pepper then slice into 1/4″ strips.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Drizzle oil in pan- enough to moisten bottom of pan, and heat pan to medium high heat.

Sautee chicken strips until mostly cooked throughout.

Add vegetables and garlic, cook until vegetables are tender-about 5-7 minutes.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Stir in orange juice and soy sauce, turning to coat, cook and additional 2 minutes.

Orange Garlic Chicken

 

Serve over rice.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Garlic Orange Chicken Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • - 1 bag frozen stir fry peppers and onions
  • - 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • - ¼ cup soy sauce
  • - ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • - 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • - salt and pepper to taste
  • - oil for pan
Instructions
  1. Partially frozen chicken breasts are the easiest to cut- season chicken with salt and pepper then slice into ¼" strips.
  2. Drizzle oil in pan- enough to moisten bottom of pan, and heat pan to medium high heat.
  3. Sautee chicken strips until mostly cooked throughout.
  4. Add vegetables and garlic, cook until vegetables are tender-about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Stir in orange juice and soy sauce, turning to coat, cook and additional 2 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice.

 

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Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sometimes you want a treat that isn’t super heavy or that will make your spin head with sugar!   This Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe fits the bill, just 5 simple ingredients, 1 bowl, and less than 20 minutes- you end up with a cookie that is light, crisp, and perfectly flavored.   Lightly sweetened with a lemony tang they are perfect for summer. Using fresh lemon instead of artificial lemon flavoring really makes these special and a little more “gourmet”.

Ingredients:

1 whole lemon

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. baking powder

Directions:

Begin by preparing your lemon as we are going to use two parts- zest and juice.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Juice your lemon, you will need 2 tsps. lemon juice.

Zest 2 tsps. lemon using a special zesting tool or the smallest holes on a hand grater. Zest gently you only want the yellow zest, not the white- it is bitter.

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

 In a large bowl with a hand or stand mixer whip eggs until frothy.

Add sugar and beat until smooth.

Mix in flour, baking powder, lemon zest and juice until just blended.

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Drop by heaping spoonful’s on to a baking sheet lined with  foil or nonstick spray.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, remove just before they brown.

Store in an airtight container, if you like your cookies a little softer store with a piece of bread, your cookies will absorb the moisture from it and soften up.

Looking for another cookie recipe?  Check out the 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

 

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
Instructions
  1. Begin by preparing your lemon as we are going to use two parts- zest and juice.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  3. Juice your lemon, you will need 2 tsps. lemon juice.
  4. Zest lemon using a special zesting tool or the smallest holes on a hand grater. Zest gently you only want the yellow zest, not the white- it is bitter.
  5. In a large bowl with a hand or stand mixer whip eggs until frothy.
  6. Add sugar and beat until smooth.
  7. Mix in flour, baking powder, lemon zest and juice until just blended.
  8. Drop by heaping spoonful's on to a baking sheet lined with foil or nonstick spray.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes, remove just before they brown.
  10. Store in an airtight container, if you like your cookies a little softer store with a piece of bread, your cookies will absorb the moisture from it and soften up.

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Easy Tropical Fruit Parfait (With Coconut Whipped Cream)

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Indulge in some delicious flavors and  have dessert even if you are trying to eat healthy! This sweet and light dessert is a perfect way to cap off a meal or you can have it for a midday snack to curb unhealthier cravings.

Fresh tropical fruits layered with flaked coconut and delicious homemade coconut milk whipped cream are a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without feeding the hips. It may seem intimidating but homemade whipped cream is really very simple to do. The most important thing to remember is to use cold ingredients, as well as utensils.

Hint from the chef: If you want to sweeten your coconut whipped cream, its a bit bland- add a bit of your favorite sweetener after whipping and a dash of vanilla.

Ingredients:

1 Mango

2 Kiwis

2 Mandarin oranges or tangerines

¼ cup Unsweetened Flake Coconut

1-13.66 oz. Can Coconut Milk

Directions:

Place coconut milk in refrigerator several hours in advance.

Peel Mango, Kiwi, and oranges or tangerines.

Pull apart orange sections.

Toss fruit and coconut flakes together.

Layer fruit mixture, and whipped cream together in a bowl or glass.

Top with an additional dollop of whipped cream.

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For Whipped Cream:

Place metal bowl and beaters or whisk in refrigerator for 15 minutes before you are ready to make whipped cream.

Open can ¾ of the way with opener, keeping lid from opening, drain out coconut water. You will find most of the cans contents have solidified in the cold.

Continue opening can and place solid coconut milk into cold metal bowl.

Whip coconut milk using a hand or st and mixer until fluffy.

If desired add sweetener and vanilla for flavor- whip an additional 45 seconds to incorporate.

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Tropical Fruit Parfait With Coconut Whipped Cream
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Mango
  • 2 Kiwis
  • 2 Mandarin oranges or tangerines
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Flake Coconut
  • 1-13.66 oz. Can Coconut Milk
Instructions
  1. Place coconut milk in refrigerator several hours in advance.
  2. Peel Mango, Kiwi, and oranges or tangerines.
  3. Pull apart orange sections.
  4. Toss fruit and coconut flakes together.
  5. Layer fruit mixture, and whipped cream together in a bowl or glass.
  6. Top with an additional dollop of whipped cream.
  7. For Whipped Cream:
  8. Place metal bowl and beaters or whisk in refrigerator for 15 minutes before you are ready to make whipped cream.
  9. Open can ¾ of the way with opener, keeping lid from opening, drain out coconut water. You will find most of the cans contents have solidified in the cold.
  10. Continue opening can and place solid coconut milk into cold metal bowl.
  11. Whip coconut milk using a hand or st and mixer until fluffy.
  12. If desired add sweetener and vanilla for flavor- whip an additional 45 seconds to incorporate.
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