Crock pot mesquite roast

Ingredients : 1 (2 -3 lb) chuck roast 6 ounces cola 1 (1 1/16 ounce) packages mesquite marinade ( the kind that comes in an envelope like taco seasoning. I use McCormick or Adolph’s) 1/4 cup water   Directions : Place chuck roast in the crock pot and pour cola over the top of it. […]

Garlic Shrimp Orzo Salad

Ingredients : 1 cup Bell Pepper, chopped 1/2 cup Red Onion, chopped 2 cups Shrimp, pre-cooked, tails off 1/4 cup Parmesan 3 tablespoons NOW Foods Coconut Oil Infused with Garlic 1 1/2 cup Orzo 4 quarts Water Pepper to taste   Directions : Cook Orzo according to package directions Heat Coconut oil to medium-high in […]

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: For the cookies: 4½ cups all-purpose flour 4½ tsp. baking powder ¾ tsp. salt 1½ cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature 1½ cups sugar 3 large eggs 5 tsp. vanilla extract   For the frosting: 5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/3 cup (5 1/3 tbsp.) unsalted butter, melted 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 7-8 […]

Vegan Banana Apple Chunk Bread

Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 1 apple, peeled and diced 1/2 cup Sucanat (or sugar) 1 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup applesauce 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (optional)     Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9-inch loaf pan. In a medium-sized bowl, mash […]

Queso Chicken Pasta

Ingredients: 8 ounces penne pasta 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 cup diced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, minced 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon coriander 1 tablespoon flour 1 1/3 cup milk, 2% or higher 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons cream cheese 6 ounces colby-jack cheese, divided 1/2 cup drained Ro*Tel tomatoes 2 cups […]