Bob Recipe: French Grilled Ham & Cheese

from:  Essential Everyday
Product:  Deli style Colby Jack Cheese

Bob Recipe:  French Grilled Ham & Cheese
Active time:  20 minutes  Total time:  20 minutes  Amount:  4 servings

4 large croissants, cut in half
1/4 cup chive & onion soft cream cheese
4 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1 lb thinly sliced smoked ham
4 slices deli style colby jack cheese
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup half & half
Butter

Spread bottoms of croissants with cream cheese and mustard.  Top with ham, cheese, and tops of croissants.  Set aside.

In shallow dish, combine eggs and half & half; salt and pepper to taste.  Dip each side of sandwiches in egg to coat croissants.

In a flat skilled over medium heat, melt enough butter to coat pan.  Place sandwiches on skillet; cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted (about 2-3 minutes per side).
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Bob Recipe: Blazin’ Burger Bites

from:  Essential Everyday
Product:  Deli Style medium cheddar Cheese

Bob Recipe:  Blazin’ Burger Bites
Active Time: 30 minutes  Total time:  30 minutes  Amount:  12 burgers

1/2 cup mayonnaise
5 tablespoons chopped jalapenos, divided
1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
3/4 teaspoon chili powder, divided
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
2 pounds lean ground beef
6 slices deli style medium cheddar cheese, halved
12 silver dollar buns, toasted

In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons jalapenos, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne; salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside.

In medium bowl, combine beef, remaining jalapenos and remaining spices; salt and pepper to taste.  Shape into 12 mini patties.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add burgers and cook, turning occasionally, until internal temperature reaches 160 F (about 6-8 minutes).  Top with cheese; place burgers on toasted buns and top with jalapeno mayonnaise.

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Bob Recipe: Turtle Cheesecake

from:  Grassland
Product:  Butter

Bob Recipe:  Turtle Cheesecake

2 c crushed oreo cookies
2 c salted butter, softened
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 c chopped pecans
2 -8 oz pkg of cream cheese
1/2 c powdered sugar
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/3 c whipping cream

Crust:  Mix together 2 c crushed oreo cookies and 1/2 c melted butter, press into bottom of spring form pan.

Caramel Layer:  In sauce pan, melt 1 1/2 c (3 sticks) of butter, add 1 c brown sugar and boil until thickened.  Spread 1 c chopped pecans over cookie crust.  Pour caramel layer over chopped pecans.  Put in freezer to set.

Cream cheese layer:  Whip together with mixer; 2 (8 oz pkg) of softened cream cheese, 1/2 c powdered sugar, 1/2 c brown sugar, until smooth.  Spread over caramel layer.

Chocolate layer:  In a small pan, melt together 4 sq semi sweet baking chocolate and 1/3 c whipping cream, just until chocolate melts.  Stir constantly.   Cool completely.  Spread over cream cheese layer.  Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

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Bob Recipe: Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

from:  Grassland
Product:  Butter

Bob Recipe:  Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 c salted butter, softened
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c peanut butter
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Cream together butter, sugar and peanut butter.  Add egg and vanilla, beat until fluffy.  Stir in rest of ingredients and mix until dough forms the shape of a ball.  Roll little balls of dough, place on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Flatten with fork and bake at 375 F for 10-12 minutes.
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Bob Recipe: Salted Caramel ice Cream Topping

from:  Grassland
Product:  Butter

Bob Recipe:  Salted Caramel ice Cream Topping
Active time:  15 minutes  Total time:  15 minutes   Amount:  About 1 1/2 cups

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 tbsps water
1 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Ice cream

In large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter, water and salt.  Cook until melted and bubbly around the edge, stirring frequently.  Continue cooking 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla.  Stir until caramel darkens in color (about 1-2 minutes).  Let stand 1 minute; serve over ice cream.

Note:  Caramel topping will harden slightly when poured over ice cream.

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Bob Recipe: Apple Shortbread Crumble

from:  Grassland
Product:  Butter

Bob Recipe:  Apple Shortbread Crumble
Active time:  15 minutes  Total time: 50 minutes  Amount:  24 bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
1 (21 oz) can apple pie filling

In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture, press remaining mixture into bottom of a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish.  Top with apple pie filling; sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over pie filling.

Bake in a preheated 375 F oven 28-32 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Bob Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

from:  Grassland
Product:  Butter

Bob Recipe:  Strawberry Shortcake

2 c flour
2 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 c cold unsalted butter
1 egg, beaten
2/3 c skim milk
2 pints, strawberries, sliced
light whipped topping, optional

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar.  Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.  Add the egg and milk; mix well.  Spread into an 8 inch square baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake at 375 F for 20 – 25 minutes.  Cut inot 18 pieces.  Top nine pieces with half of the strawberrries.   Repeat layers and top with whipped topping if desired.

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Bob Recipe: Parsley Cheddar Biscuits

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from:  Grassland
Product:  Butter

Bob Recipe:  Parsley Cheddar Biscuits

2 1/2 c flour
3 Tbsp powdered Buttermilk
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 c shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 c water
1 c finely-chopped parsley

Preheat oven to 425 F.  In a large bowl, combine flour, buttermilk, baking powder, salt, baking soda and butter until blended.  Stir in cheese.

Make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour in water.  Stir just until moistened.  turn-out onto a lightly floured board.  Roll into a 12″ log.

Brush flour from work surface and roll log in chopped parsley, pressing to adhere.  Slice into twelve 1″ thick rounds.

Space biscuits apart on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.

Beach Foodie (Guidebook for Joy, Bliss, Vitality, High Energy, Youthfulness and Spiritual Energy)

“If the recipe ingredients can’t go in a container and survive in a back pack or cooler on the beafch, they didn’t make it into this book”, say Beach  Foodie book author CFayla Johnson.   And these foods “provide excellent nutrition and have great taste”.   These really attracted me to this book that I consider my guidebook for Joy, Bliss, Vitality, High Energy, Youthfulness and Spiritual Energy.   Boy, we can’t allow our energies depleted in these trying times (you read them, you see them, you feel them).   CFayla recommends a diet containing 20 % carbs, 30% good fat and 50 % protein — whole, unprocessed and uncooked for maximum nutritional values.   And she adds:
1)  Eat frequently, about 5 times a day, but small quantities.
2)  Do not eat a large amount of food after 6 pm.
3)  Listen to the body and rotate the foods you eat — some days more protein, or some days less carbs.
And to make skin feeling smooth and supple, CFayla says, “Spread 2 tablespoons coconut oil on your body, it’s nurturing, it’s hydrating”.   Doing this every night before I go to bed — oh what a feeling!  Recipes include Chilly Chili, Raw Apple Pie, No-bake Carrot Cake and Cherry Pie with Dates Crust.   I love CFayla’s 3 Ms — Meals, Move and Meditation — let’s make it a plan, and let’s stick to it!

Here’s the press release shared to me…

A simple guide to a healthier life
Recipes and recommendations designed to heal the body, mind and spirit

People should love their food, take pleasure in eating and develop a relationship with food that is nurturing and blissful.

A food reference guide intended to promote blissful living; Beach Foodie centers on the concept of developing a divine relationship with food.

The first in a series of books by author Cfayla Johnson, Beach Foodie focuses on promoting a model for healthy living. This model is designed to rejuvenate the body by concentrating on easy-to-make recipes and foods that will increase energy levels.

Johnson is a life coach and healer and is proficient in using various food combinations and spiritual energy to refresh the body. Her book was inspired by her own creative thought and reflects the way she eats and lives.

According to Johnson, eating these unique food combinations makes it easier to access spiritual energy and feel joyful. Throughout her book, she urges people to try her recipes and follow her guidelines, encouraging readers to be in touch with their bodies and their food as they experience a nurturing relationship that results in gratification.

“I spent over five years researching and trying various food combinations to develop my own food philosophy,” said Johnson. “Beach Foodie combines aspects of eating and spirituality and is meant to be used as a reference guide and taken to the store along with a shopping list.”

Beach Foodie
By Cfayla Johnson
Paperback, $9.99
E-book, $4.99
ISBN: 978-1-4525-5380-1
Available at http://www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, balboapress.com

About the author:
Johnson’s qualifications in writing Beach Foodie are a love of food and high life force living. She is an author, speaker, coach and natural healer. Through her research and personal experience, she created a relationship with food based upon the aspects of bliss, nutrition and energy. In her book, she offers principles of eating in a highly versatile yet simplistic way. Beach Foodie is part of a series of books by Johnson designed to promote healthy and joyous living.

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The Diva’s Guide to an ACNE-FREE Life (with Awesome Salad Dressing Recipe!)

THE DIVA’S GUIDE TO AN ACNE-FREE LIFE

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Dawn Amador’s book, The Diva’s Guide to an Acne-Free Life ties up acne with cellular imbalance and the body’s detoxification pathways are hindered by this imbalance.  She learned to focus on alkaline foods (her book includes several pages of alkaline foods vs. acidic foods listings) which makes her feel better and have more energy.    Her book is a funny and informative read, a blend of personal struggles with outer beauty and practical ways of managing health and wellness.   I consider this a “must read”, it is my “go to” read when I need a breather from boredom, annoyances and sadness — it makes me smile, it makes me feel like a good diva with a positive attitude.  Her book includes awesome recipes  —  the most amazing smoothie ever, get glow on the morning elixir, clear skin tonic chia seed pudding, among others.  And this salad dressing recipe —-
Alkalinizing Salad Dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar   1 teaspoon ground pepper
For more information, visit http://skinlogic.us

Here’s the press release shared to me…

Super Foods for Super Skin: Three Easy Recipes that Work

From super foods to gluten free, nutritious eating doesn’t just boost your energy – it illuminates your skin.

Nutrition expert and licensed aesthetician Dawn Amador discusses which foods have anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects on the skin – and how they work – in her new book The Diva’s Guide to an Acne Free Life.
Contributing her favorite recipes, from sweet potato bites to chia seed pudding to peach smoothies, Amador makes healthy skin simple for all to attain.   For more information, visit http://skinlogic.us