Guacamole

guacamole

 

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. –Dr. Seuss

This recipe makes about 1-1/2 cups.

  • 2 large, ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1 Tbs salsa (optional)
  • fresh cilantro to garnish, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Mash all ingredients in a bowl with a fork and serve immediately.

Easy Garlic Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F and lightly grease a casserole dish.
  2. In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
  4. Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes.

Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. –Mother Teresa

This recipe and photos are from Ourbestbites.com.

  • 1 1/2 lb. fingerling or baby potatoes, washed; try and pick the potatoes that are as bite-sized as possible
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. coarse-grain or Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. chopped fresh Rosemary (be sure and strip the needles from the stem before chopping them)
  • About 5 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • Coarsely-ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. While the water is heating, combine olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, mustard, and some black pepper. Set aside. When the water is boiling, add the potatoes and boil for about 10 minutes or until they are easily pierced with a fork. Drain, return the potatoes to the pan, and then toss with the mustard mixture. Now…this is where the beauty of this recipe comes in. You can either do all of this ahead of time and then refrigerate the potatoes until you’re ready to finish them off or you can do it all at once. Either way, you’re not going to spend more than 30 minutes tops making these beauties and they’re so elegant that you could seriously serve them at the fanciest dinner party. So…if you’re making these right now, preheat your oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. If you’re saving them (for up to 6 hours), line the baking sheet and spread the potatoes out evenly and then cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake them.When you’re ready to bake these guys and the oven is hot, sprinkle with Kosher salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the skins are browning and sizzling. For fancy presentation, place the roasted potatoes on a platter, scrape those delicious bits off the foil, sprinkle them over the potatoes, and then garnish with a few sprigs of rosemary.

Easy Garlic Chicken

Recipe and photo credit: Allrecipes.com

Recipe and photo credit: Allrecipes.com

Give a little love to a child and you get a great deal back. –John Ruskin

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
 Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.   Add chicken and sprinkle with garlic powder, seasoning salt and onion powder.   Saute about 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.