Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks

Saturday, August 15, 2009


* 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 3 tablespoons minced garlic
* 2 tablespoons honey
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
* 1 pinch cayenne pepper
* 2 (1/2 pound) rib-eye steaks


1. In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, honey, olive oil, ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, salt, liquid smoke, and cayenne pepper.
2. Place steaks in a shallow glass dish with the marinade, and turn to coat. For optimum flavor, rub the liquid into the meat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.
3. Preheat grill for medium-high to high heat.
4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill steaks 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Discard leftover marinade.

Fruit Pizza

Sunday, August 09, 2009


* 115 g butter, softened
* 150 g white sugar
* 1 egg
* 155 g all-purpose flour
* 3 g cream of tartar
* 2 g baking soda
* 2 g salt
* 224 g cream cheese
* 224 g froze whipped topping, thawed
* 100 g white sugar
* 10 ml vanilla extract

* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1 pinch salt
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 1/2 cup orange juice
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1/4 cup water
* 1/2 teaspoon orange zest


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in egg. combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Press dough into an un greased pizza pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool.
4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 75 g sugar and vanilla until light. Then fold in the whipped topping.Spread on cooled crust. Top with fruits.
5. In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, corn starch, orange juice, lemon juice and water. Cook and stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, and add grated orange rind. Allow to cool, but not set up. Spoon over fruit. Chill for two hours, then cut into wedges and serve.

Skillet Lasagna

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Here's a shortcut of a traditional lasagna without the lengthy prep time.


1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion (chopped)
3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
1 can diced tomatoes (undrained)
1-1/4 cup water
8 oz tomato sauce
1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp salt
2-1/2 cup broken up whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/4 cup fat free grated Parmesan cheese
Dash Basil and Pepper (optional)
1 egg
Shredded fat free mozzarella cheese for garnish

In a large skillet, brown beef with onions and garlic. Drain.
Add tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, parsley, basil, oregano, and salt.
Stir in uncooked pasta.
Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Combine cottage and Parmesan cheese and egg.
Sprinkle in basil and pepper to taste.
Drop cheese mixture by rounded tablespoons onto pasta mixture.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes more.
Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and serve.


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