Fruity Chocolate Bark

This time the recipe is a dessert. We love our chocolate, especially Ghiradelli! This recipe is literally so easy to make! Simply melt the chocolate, spread it out on parchment paper, and add the fruit. I was unable to find the freeze dried fruit so I just used dried mixed berries I found at Safeway/Vons. In the original recipe she mentions that you can find the freeze dried fruit at Trader Joe's but that was probably the only place I didn't go to try to find it there. I wanted to make this for a holiday party so I just used what I had already purchased. Our good friend Amy also made this and added some sprinkles for color which I also did to make it a little more festive! This will most likely be a staple in our house! It is really good! Hope you all enjoy it as much as we do! The link to the recipe is as follows:

http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2013/11/fruity-chocolate-bark.html

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Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken

Time for a new recipe! This one came from "The Crock Pot Girl" on Facebook. A few weeks ago I liked her page and then came across this recipe. We haven't had a slow cooker meal in quite a while so I thought this would be a good one. I prepared the meal according to the recipe and it really could not have been easier. This is the great thing about slow cooker meals. Prep time was really quick and then you simply leave it to cook for most of the day. We had asparagus and some brown rice with this meal. For the recipe please click on the link below! Enjoy!

http://www.getcrocked.com/2013/12/03/slow-cooker-paleo-lemon-pepper-chicken/

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Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Hey all! We are finally back with a new recipe and this one is a good one! I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day when I came across this recipe. Fall is the perfect time for squash so I thought this would be an appropriate recipe for this time of year. You shouldn't have any problems finding the spaghetti squash at the grocery store right now either. For the most part I followed the recipe exactly. We like our meat and I noticed that this recipe did not include any kind of meat so I added ground turkey to the mix. You could use pretty much anything you wanted in this such as ground beef, chicken or even carne asada would be really good. The actual website where this recipe is listed is called The Comfort of Cooking and the link to the recipe is as follows:

 

http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/10/southwestern-stuffed-spaghetti-squash.html

 

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Grilled Sirloin Steak with Mango and Chile Salad

Finally we have a recipe again! This one comes from Cooking Light Magazine. I wanted to try something a little different so decided to give this one a go! I prepared everything according to the recipe and followed it exactly. The only note I will give is regarding the jalepenos. It calls for red jalepenos whick I found to be significantly hotter than the green ones. We typically use the green jalepenos so it was a bit of a shock for me. Nate didn't seem to have the same problem as me but I would suggest skipping the jalepenos or substituting them out if really spicy foods bother you. Aside from the heat from the jalepenos, I enjoyed this meal very much. The picture attached is the one from the website since I was unable to locate the photo I took of my version of the meal. The link to the recipe is as follows:

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-sirloin-steak-mango-chile-salad-50400000129476/

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Chicken Tomatillo

So this recipe comes from one of our E-books that we purchased a while back. I love crock-pot meals since they are usually really easy to prepare and you can let it cook while working. This time I prepared it on my day off and it cooked while we were out running errands and hanging out the pool. I did everything as the recipe called for except that I was going to skip the mushrooms. It turns out I had some mushrooms left over from something else so Nate talked me into tossing them in. I left them whole instead of sliced so that I could easily pick them out! The recipe is as follows:

 

Ingredients:

 

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 red peppers, slicced

1 red onion, sliced

2 jalepenos, sliced

8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

1 tomato , sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

12 ounce jar of tomatillo salsa

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp cumin

 

Process

 

Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock pot. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour mixture over the top of the chicken.

Cook in the crock pot on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6 hours. Serve and enjoy.

 

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