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6/10/12 6:22 P

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MamaofTwins - Feel free to share you window cleaner recipe. I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I am also a mom of twins. Girls, faternal and 7 years old.

So here is a recipe for Pesto
Ingredients
2 cups packed basil leaves
2 gloves garlic
1/4c toasted pine nuts
2/3c extra virgin olive oil
1/2c pecorino romano cheese
kosher salt & pepper to taste.

Add all the ingredients except oil to your food process. If you are freezing this, pour some oil over the top before sealing the lid. It will keep for a few months in the freezer.

If you don't have enough basil you can use flat parsley. Also, if you don't have pine nuts you can also substitute for almonds. Ohh, and if you don't have Romano cheese, you could use Parmesan or Asiago. If you can tell, I am a fan of using what I have in the house or can score cheap at the store.

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5/30/12 1:30 P

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Ahhh great recipes. Cant wait to try them out.

I too make my own window cleaner. Mines a little different though. love it!


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5/11/12 9:43 P

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I think I just posted this in the clubhouse thread, but since this is for recipes, I'm repeating it. I use the basic recipe but with canned beets, sugar not Splenda, and no salt and pepper. It's really good for something different AND yummy!

Janet

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3/31/12 9:03 A

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So this one is not a food recipe but I am now in love with it.

Glass Cleaner

You will need Funnel, Measuring Cup and Spoons, 32 oz. spray bottle.

Ingredients:
3 cups of water
2 tbsp. rubbing alcohol
1/4 c. distilled white vinegar
5 drops lavender essential oil
1/2 tbsp liquid castile soap

Instructions:
In a well-ventilated area, use funnel to pour water, alcohol, vinegar and oil, if desired, into bottle. Shake. Add soap. Shake well. Spray windows; wipe with newspaper.

I made this the other day when we were cleaning the house. I didn't have the castile soap so it is not in my glass cleaner but I have to tell you I wasn't missing it. My husband was amazed how clean the windows and mirrors were. This is a keeper in our house and since I had all the materials but the soap, free to make! :) I love free!

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3/25/12 8:10 P

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Rosemary Chicken Panini

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
4 (4oz.) chicken cutlets
1/4 cup. chopped sun dried tomatoes
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
8 garlic cloves
1 (6oz) package of spinach
3/8 tsp. salt
cooking spray
1/8 tsp pepper
8 slices of bread
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Combine 2 tsp. olive oil, rosemary and chicken in a large zip lock bag. seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 4 tsp oil to pan. Add sun dried tomatoes, red pepper, and garlic; saute 1 min. or until garlic begins to brown. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach barely wilts. Stir in 1/8 tsp salt; set aside.
3. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat' coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 salt and pepper. cook chicken 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep pan on medium-high heat.
4. Top each of 4 bread slices with 1 tbsp cheese, 1 chicken cutlet, one quarter of spinach mixture, 1 additional tbsp cheese and remaining 4 bread slices.
5. Recoat grill pan with cooking spray. Arrange 2 sandwiches in pan. Place a cast Iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 4 minutes on each side (leave skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat procedure with remaining 2 sandwiches. Cut each sandwich in half; serve immediately.

So, I am one to play with the ingredients and also known for not always reading the instructions until I start cooking. :) With that said, I did not marinate the chicken. Second, I did not have cutlets so I used two chicken breast that I pounded flat to make the 4 sandwiches. I didn't have sundried tomatoes (even though I love them and think it would have provided more flavor to the sandwich) so I cut up grape tomatoes into strips. Since I am trying to get my daughters and husband to eat it, I only used 4 garlic cloves and a big handful of spinach instead of the whole bag. It calls for fancy Italian bread but I just used what bread we had on hand and put it in the sandwich maker we have. :)

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3/24/12 6:42 P

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Breakfast for Dinner Casserole

Prep - 20 min Cook - 20 min Serves 6

1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 lb. ground sausage
1 1/2 cups chopped, lightly packed fresh spinach
8 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Mist a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
2. Melt butter (I sprayed the pan with olive oil) in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and both bell peppers until almost tender, about 8 minutes. Add sausage, stirring to break up meat; saute until brown, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle in spinach and stir until wilted, about 1 minute.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper until blended. Spoon sausage mixture evenly in pan, then pour egg mixture over it. Sprinkle cheddar on top.
4. Bake until eggs are no longer runny and cheese is melted and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.


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3/23/12 4:57 A

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At the request of ES..I agree..I thought this would be a great idea.
Do you have a recipe you would like to share? Please post here.


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