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Camping potatoes

With all of this great weather.  Many people are packing up and starting to head out on camping trips.  These potatoes are great camping or out on the grill in the backyard,

5 organic potatoes, thinly sliced 1 T. Worcestershire sauce 1 small red onion, sliced  salt and pepper to taste 6 tsp. organic butter, cut into pieces  1/3 c. organic chicken broth 1/3 c.  hormone free shredded cheddar cheese  4 slices of bacon, chopped (preservative free)
Directions: Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. On a piece of heavy foil approximately 20 x 20 inches. Place the potatoes and onion on foil. Dot with butter. In a medium bowl, mix cheddar cheese,  Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture over the potatoes. Fold edges of foil. Cover potatoes with chicken broth. Seal foil tightly and place on the prepared grill. Turn temperature down to low Cook 35-40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
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Cuban Steaks

1 lb. Hormone and antibiotic free thin cut steaks  1/4 organic sweet onion 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp organic lemon juice Salt grinder  pepper grinder

Directions: Your steaks should be cut breakfast steak thickness. I like to have them cut a rump roast for my steaks. I have the butcher cut my steaks so they come out even and saves me time. Take each steak and sprinkle with salt and pepper then pound with a meat tenderizer. Turn steak over and repeat.  Complete this process with each steak.  Heat olive oil in a skillet until hot,  place steaks one at a time in the skillet and brown both sides.  When this is complete remove steaks and place on a plate together.  Add thin sliced onions to skillet and sauté when they are almost cooked through add lemon juice sauté one more minute and pour liquid and onions over steaks and serve.  This dish goes great with Aunt Gladys' Black Beans.

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Mexican Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

You asked for them and now you are going to get them. Are you ready? These are not your kids chocolate chip cookies. These have a kick with less guilt!

Some of the key ingredients in this recipe are super good for you.  Almonds have so many benefits the list is huge.  They help fight cancer, heart disease, lose weight, great source of protein, lower cholesterol and more. Almonds are a true super food.  Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar and well we all know Chocolate high in Cacao is good for us, we don't need an excuse to eat more chocolate.

2 1/2 cups of Almond Meal/Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 stick organic butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs with omega-3
1 cup 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips

Directions;  Put your chocolate chips to the side,  Pre-heat your oven to 375.   Mix ingredients together thoroughly.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place dollops of dough (tablespoon size) on a greased baking sheet. These wil…

Diablo Potato Salad

This sounds spicy but really it is a kid friendly potato salad that is red like a devil, without the kick that kids run from. Make this next time you have a cook out, packed with flavor it is sure to have people coming back for seconds.
3 pounds baby Yukon gold potatoes, halved 1 tsp Salt 1 tbsp smoked sweet paprika 1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp chile lime seasoning 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced chives
Directions: put cut potatoes in boiling water and cook for  about 20 minutes until tender.   While potatoes are cooking, Mix remainder of ingredients together.  I used a whisk to make sure everything was incorporated well. When potatoes are done,  drain and mix well with dressing while potatoes are still hot.  Serve at room temperature. 

Goat Cheese Pasta

This is a great pasta for lent.  This is one of my favorite pastas.  I love to make this and have the left overs for lunch.

1 lb penne pasta
11 oz. Goat cheese
3/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup of cooked garbanzo beans
2 cloves of garlic

Directions:  Cook pasta according to directions.   Reserve some of the pasta water. Use a skillet to make sauce.  Mince garlic and put in skillet with chicken stock bring to a low simmer.  Break up goat cheese and put in skillet, stir until all of the cheese is melted.  Add garbanzo beans so that they warm.  Toss sauce with pasta, add sun dried tomatoes.  Salt to taste.  Serve right away.  If sauce is to thick or it rests for too long before serving use pasta water to thin.  Enjoy!

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