Friday, March 4, 2011

Let's Rodeo


Well, if you haven't guessed by now, I am headed to the Rodeo with my dear friend, Lisa. Can't wait to show you all the pictures next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Italian Sausage Rigatoni

This dish was a huge hit with my family! I have seen this recipe in magazines, newspaper advertisements etc. I have the full recipe at the end of this post. I have attached the link for this recipe and other delicious looking recipes to try.

Here is what you need.

I have a gas grill. I set the temperature for about 350 degrees. I cooked the sausage about 20 minutes, turning often.

Chop 1 large red pepper into chunks.

Mince 2 cloves of garlic.

Don't forget to check on your sausage. I flipped it about every 5 minutes.

Boil pasta.

Slice sausage into coin size slices.

Saute garlic for 30 seconds in olive oil.

Add red peppers and cook until crisp-tender.

Combine cooked sausage and pasta sauce with peppers and heat until warm.

Mix with the pasta. Top with fresh parsley.

Feeds 4-6 people.

Serve warm. Enjoy!

1 pkg. Johnsonville Italian Mild Sausage Links, grilled and coin-sliced
1 pkg. rigatoni pasta
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red pepper, chunked and sauted
1 jar (26 oz.) of your favorite pasta sauce
2 tbsp. parsley, chopped

Cook sausage according to package directions. Keep warm. Cook the rigatoni according to directions, keep warm. In a large pan, place olive oil and garlic, saute lightly for 30 seconds. Add peppers and cook until crisp-tender. Combine cooked sausage and pasta sauce with peppers and heat until warm. Mix with the pasta or serve separately, Top with fresh parsley. Serve warm.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Red, White and Blueberry

I realized a couple of weeks ago that swimsuit season was just around the corner. However, my scale was not very empathetic to that so, I figured it was time to loose a couple...few...several pounds before that time comes.

My family loves dessert but they are not crazy about fruit. I had this fat-free, calorie-free, cool whip at my mother-in-laws house over the weekend. We had it over strawberries and my husband actually liked it! Her secret is to shake a little sugar (or sugar substitute) over the strawberries.

First, rinse and pat dry all the fruit. Hull your strawberries and slice them in half. Sprinkle sugar over strawberries and let them sit for a few minutes. Add your blueberries and strawberries to a dessert cup.

Add 1 scoop of whip topping. Next, add more fruit on top of the whip topping, in layers.

Finish by adding 1 last scoop of Cool Whip to your fruit.

This is a delicious low calorie dessert! Can't ask for much more than that! Mix it up and throw in some kiwi or bananas. Enjoy!