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Cindy's Recipes

Cindy has organized her recipe collection into easy-to-navigate categories, to make it simple to find the perfect dish. Take a look below at the collection of recipes, and let us know which one is your favorite!

Apple Upside Down Cake
  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Apple Upside Down Cake

This apple upside down cake comes out so moist and really amazing!

 

Basil Infused Fried Tomatoes
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Basil Infused Fried Tomatoes

My friend Rosemarie gave me a beautiful planter of fresh basil and this recipe just happened in my kitchen.

Berry Mint Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Berry Mint Lemonade Vodka Cocktail

I wasn't sure what to call this delicious cocktail. I decided to name it a Berry Mint Lemonade Vodka Cocktail. I filled my blender with these summertime ingredients and we all enjoyed this cocktail. You can make it as a virgin drink by omitting the vodka.

This recipe served 4 of us! I made fresh lemonade without sugar and the pear nectar is optional. I made the first batch without the pear nectar and when I was making the next batch I realized I had some in the refrigerator and decided to use it.. Really yummy..

Of course I used my KitchenAid® 3-Speed Blender!

Best Blender Salsa

Best Blender Salsa

Did you know making salsa in your Ninja can be so easy!  Perfect for Cinco De Mayo!

 

Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Doesn't everyone just love Strawberry Shortcake!  Everyone I know does and there is nothing better than homemade shortcakes.  It also tells your family or friends that you love them!  

Cindy's Note:  If you have the "big" sugar that would be great to sprinkle on top.  If not, just use your regular sugar!

 

BGE Sweet and Spicy Ribs
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Complexity: easy

BGE Sweet and Spicy Ribs

We just love our Big Green Egg and since my husband has made Pulled Pork 3 weekends in a row I decided to change it up for Labor Day weekend and make some ribs!

Here is recipe for the rub! (this recipe is for 2 racks of ribs)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Combine together...  Rub the ribs, wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Cindy's Note:  I made this for 4 of us so I cut the ribs in half to make everyone an individual serving. You can keep it whole or cut it half.  It was also easier for the EGG.  I just love my Simply Organics Spices!

 

 

 

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Butternut Squash Muffins

Carmel, Bourbon, and Bacon Popcorn

Carmel, Bourbon, and Bacon Popcorn

Have you ever put theses amazing flavors together!  Give it a try....

Recipe courtesy of Lekeu!

Lekue PopCorn Maker $20

 

 

Channa Masala
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Channa Masala

My husband was in India a few months back and our friends sent him home with a suitcase full of spices.  I decided to make a dish with some of my favorite ingredients chickpeas and peas.  Traditionally this dish is not prepared with green peas but I love them so they were added and I loved every bite!  

I have to admit that these spices are not used often in my kitchen and the combination was a little hot " spicy hot" for me but I still enjoyed it very much.  I will defiantly make it again.

I also made a batch of my Paleo Naan Bread to dip in the sauce and what a super yummy dish!  

 

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Chicken Scaloppine with Sauté Mushrooms and Creamy Asiago Polenta

You need 2 pans and less then 1 hour to prep, cook, set the table and enjoy this dinner!  This is quick and easy for a weeknight dinner or perfect for entertaining. Just add a fresh green salad to complete this dish.

 

Chocolate and Raspberry Tart
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Cinco De Mayo Popcorn
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Cinco De Mayo Popcorn

Check out the Lekue PopCorn maker!

Recipe courtesy of Lekue..

 

Cindy's Lakeside Potato Salad
  • Time: Prepare for 30 minutes, refrigerate for 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Cindy's Lakeside Potato Salad

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Cindy's Pumpkin Pie

Creamy Seafood Pasta
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Creamy Seafood Pasta

Cumin Salmon over Lentils and Cauliflower
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Cumin Salmon over Lentils and Cauliflower

I was going through my spices and decided to use Cumin for dinner. I am always going for the Italian spices and thought it was time to switch it up a little. Grabbed a jar of Cumin and Paprika and this is what happened in my kitchen!

PS - We love being back in town and able to shop at the best seafood store around!  

Easiest Sweet and Spicy Beans
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Easiest Sweet and Spicy Beans

I haven't made beans in so long and it seemed to be the perfect side for my BGE Sweet and Spicy Ribs.

Now that I know using canned beans and adding your own ingredients takes on a whole new meaning of baked beans not to mention all you need is 30 minutes.  I made these for my company and never let them know they were semi-homemade and everyone just loved them.  

I used 2 tablespoons of the rub I made with the Ribs.  If you are not making the ribs then here is an easy recipe for the spices.

Ingredients for Spices!

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

 

Easy and Delicious Tomato Salad
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Easy and Delicious Tomato Salad

My grandmother would make this salad from the tomatoes in her garden. The simple balsamic dressing was perfect for dipping Italian bread. Each time we shared this, we would eat the entire bowl of tomatoes!

 

Easy Margarita Pizza
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Easy Margarita Pizza

Eggplant and Bean Pomodoro with Spaghetti Squash
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Eggplant and Bean Pomodoro with Spaghetti Squash

I am not a vegetarian but could be if chicken and seafood were part of the menu.  I really enjoyed this dish and it was all done in one pot!  My favorite brassier!

 

Eggplant Francaise
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Eggplant Francaise

My husband was out doing errands on found a farmers market and came home with eggplant.  I love eggplant.  I decided to cook them up francaise style and I made sandwiches with fresh french bread and sliced mozzarella cheese.  Then pressed on as a panini.  Delicious!

I can just eat by drizzling a little EVOO and some fresh basil!  Perfecto....

 

Eggplant Roll-Ups
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Eggplant Roll-Ups

These are always a hit when we have guests over. Glenn likes to grill them to get that authentic grilled look and smoky flavor. They can also be made in advance, put in a large ziplock bag, and stored in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.

 

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