Saturday, July 20, 2013

Long time no see...

I've not been on here in quite a number of years, but I am so happy to see that people are still using these recipes.  I will try to do some more soon.  Enjoy...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Italian Omelette

This recipe serves two.

3 eggs, plus one tablespoon of milk
salt & pepper, to taste
leftover roasted sausage and peppers, at room temperature

Preheat your GT or Redi Set Go (with 2 moon insert). Spray wells with Pam spray (or similar). Scramble 3 eggs with a tablespoon of milk, salt & pepper. Add sausage and peppers to the wells, and then the egg mixture. Be careful not to overfill or it will spill over the side. I put the egg mixture in right to the tippy top. Cook 5-6 minutes. Poke your fork in the middle to make sure it is done before removing and serving. I like my eggs well done, and sometimes I need to go to 7 minutes for that. I put some parmesan cheese on top of one. Enjoy it!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

5 Minute Pork Chops

Now the recipe below is for one person, but you can make two servings in 10 minutes. The chops come out so juicy.

3/4" to 1" pork chop (I used on-the-bone)
extra virgin olive oil- about 2 tsp.
salt, pepper, & Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning
freshly grated parmesan cheese (I bought the one in the picture)

Preheat your Xpress Redi, Set, Go (no inserts). Season one side of your chop with salt, pepper, & Mrs. Dash. Drizzle the machine with olive oil, then place the chop seasoned-side down. Close lid & cook for 5 minutes. Open lid, flip the chop, top with a generous sprinkle of parmesan, & close lid. After 30 seconds, your chop is done! Enjoy!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Derby Dogs

These pigs in a blanket are too cute! We just love them, and they are so easy! Be can add a number of things to make these dogs more interesting (ie. bacon, different types of cheeses, etc...). We call them derby dogs, because my husband says they look like little derby hats. Enjoy!

1 can Pillsbury Croissants (makes 12) cut into 12 sort of rectangular sections
1 slice american cheese (cut into sixes)
2 -1/2 hotdogs cut into 12 one inch pieces (you will have 1/2 hotdog left over, give it to your dog)

I used the Redi-Set-Go for this one...with the 6 tiny wells. Spray wells with cooking spray and preheat. On a piece of croissant, lay cheese, then a hotdog. Roll and stick in well. Cook for 9 minutes, then do the same with the other six. (see photo)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ham and O-So-Cheesy Calzone

If you like ricotta cheese, this is simply ricotta heaven! The pizza place has nothing on me! You must try this. I guarrantee you will never buy calzones from your local pizza place again.

I cooked my calzone in the Xpress Redi Set Go without the divider insert, but I am sure you could cram one of these calzones into a well.

all-purpose flour, for working your dough (a palmful or so)
fresh, ready-to-use dough, room temperature (prepared by your grocery store or pizza place) (1/4 lb. of dough makes 1 calzone)

mix the following ingredients together: (this measurement is per calzone)

1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup mozzerella cheese
2 slices deli ham, chopped into 1" pieces
grated romano or parmesan cheese - 1 tsp.
salt and pepper, a sprinkle or two
garlic powder, a sprinkle or two
olive oil, just enough to coat your calzone

Preheat your GT Xpress or Redi Set Go. Meanwhile, place flour on your counter to easily work your dough into shape. Just keep tugging on it and rolling it with a rolling pin until you get a 5" round. It will be stubborn and try to keep shrinking on you, so do your best. Place ricotta, ham, mozzerella, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and grated cheese mixture in the center of your dough. Fold dough in half, and crimp edges really well, so you don't have an explosion or blowout while cooking. Brush top and bottom of calzone with olive oil and place in cooker. Cook 7 minutes. (see photo, I know it's messy, but when I cut into that calzone, it was a cheese volcano!)

Rolled Chicken w/Cheese & Roasted Peppers

1 thin sliced chicken cutlet
Onion powder
Garlic powder
2 Tbsp. Alouette Garlic Herb Cheese Spread
1 2x2" piece jarred red roasted pepper

Preheat your GT Xpress or Xpress Redi Set Go (use divided pan insert) . Place chicken cutlet between 2 pcs of Saran Wrap & pound thin with a mallet. Season with S&P, onion & garlic powder. Spread Alouette Cheese in the center of the cutlet. Pat dry red roasted pepper & place it on top. Roll up the chicken (not too tight, but not too loose either). Cook 5 min. or until cooked through. (see photo)

I just bumped this recipe up, because I just made it yesterday, and because I haven't had the time lately to create new recipes. Life has been hectic. This recipe and the 15 minute meatloaf are sooooooo good! Try them!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mexican Beef -N- Eggs

So, I made a mexican pizza the other night, and I had some leftover ground beef that I had saute'd with onions and some Taco Bell seasoning (in a packet).

1 egg, beaten with a splash of milk, S&P
leftover seasoned ground beef
hot sauce, to taste
Chi Chi's Nacho Cheese sauce, about 2 tbsp. (warm)
sour cream, 1 dollop

Preheat your GT Xpress. Spray top and bottom of well with cooking spray, such as Pam. Pour in the egg. Add as much ground beef as you can without the egg spilling out of the well. Cook 3 min. Flip with your GT spatula, and if it breaks (which it will) no problem. You'll see. Cook 2-3 more min., until done to your liking. Plate & top with hot sauce & liquid cheese sauce. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on the side. (see photo)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Steak-n-Cheese Scramble

So, I had made some flat iron steaks on the barbeque last night. I had leftovers, so I thought this would be great with eggs. This recipe serves 2.

3 eggs beaten w/ a splash of milk
a couple of snips of green onions/scallions
2-3 oz. leftover cooked flat iron steaks, cut into bites
1 slice American cheese
1 slice Swiss cheese (or whatever cheeses YOU like)

Preheat your GT Xpress. Spray wells (top and bottom) with Pam/cooking spray. Divide egg mixture between the 2 wells. Do NOT overfill. Add steak & onions. Cook 2-3 min. until bottom sets. Flip as best you can. It will break apart, but that's okay. This is a scramble, not an omelete. Cook another 2-3 min. (turning once or twice). Top with cheese, but don't close the lid! When cheese is melted to your liking, serve.

I served mine in the photo with a dark wheat bread with butter. I also served a few drops of hot sauce on my scramble. Yum!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Broccoli Havarti Cheese Omelete

1 egg, beaten with a tablespoon of water or milk
leftover cooked broccoli (about 2 spoonfuls)
1 oz. Havarti Dill cheese, cut into little chunks or crumbles (or any cheese you like)

Spray one well with cooking spray. Add broccoli just to heat through. Add cheese chunks. Pour in egg. Cook 3-5 min. depending how well done you like your omelete. (see photo)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Western Sammy with Cheese

This is not your average Western sandwich. The crispiness of the roll really makes it.

1 roll, (butter it for extra flavor)
1 egg with a splash of milk (1 tbsp. or so)
1 slice American cheese
ham steak (about 2 oz.), diced
green pepper (a generous spoonful), chopped
onion (a generous spoonful), chopped
extra-virgin olive oil (a couple of teaspoons or so)

I saute' my ham, peppers, and onion in a little olive oil, S&P, in a non-stick pan until desired tenderness and set aside. Preheat GT Xpress. Beat egg, S&P, and milk. Spray one well with Pam. Pour in egg, & add as much ham, peppers, and onion as you can get in there UNTIL the mixture comes up to the top of the well WITHOUT spilling over. Close lid and cook 2 min., flip over, cook 2 more min. If it breaks when you flip it, not a problem. You'll see. Cut open your roll and lay a slice of cheese on it. Put eggs on top. Close roll, cut in half, and pop into the wells just to crisp.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Beef Empanadas

1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, cut in half (makes 2 empanadas)
1 cup cooked ground beef (season with chili powder or some Taco Bell seasoning & some diced onions & S&P)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
jarred chopped jalapenos or canned green chiles ( a sprinkle per empanada)

Preheat your GT Xpress. Re-heat or cook your beef. You will have two half moon shapes of crust. Divide your jalapenos or chiles, cheese, & beef onto each crust, but pile it all on one half on each half moon. Pull the crust on top over the filling side & crimp edges with a fork or by tucking and folding edges. Poke the top of each pastry once with a fork to vent. Spray wells with Pam or cooking spray. Cook 15 min., flip over (carefully) and cook another 5 min. Serve with salsa or taco sauce & sour cream, if desired.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Wake Me Up Breakfast Burrito

1 -8"round tortilla
just a smear of chile garlic sauce (with the green lid in the Asian section)
a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese
3 leftover tator tots
2 Oscar Mayer pre-cooked bacon strips, torn in half
1 egg
a splash of milk
S&P, to taste

Preheat your GT Xpress. Beat egg, milk, S&P. Spray 1 well with Pam. Pour egg into one well. Cook 2 min., flip, cook another 2 min. Meanwhile microwave tortilla for 15 sec. to get it workable. Spread chile sauce all over the tortilla. I only used 1/8 tbsp. because a little goes a long way. Top with cheese, tator tots, and bacon. When egg is done put on top. Tuck in sides and roll into a burrito. Place into one well. Cook 2 more min. just to lightly crisp the tortilla.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Beef Pinwheels

Now, you can make these pinwheels yourself, or my local food store has them already cut up into individual pinwheels. I just need to season them before cooking.

1 beef pinwheel

Preheat your GT Xpress. Pop it into the well. Cook about 15 min. for medium-well.

If you'd like to make several pinwheels, here's what you do...

1 strip steak or eye round steak or flank steak (something good for broiling) - 1/2" in thickness
garlic powder, onion powder, S&P
about 1/2 bag fresh spinach or baby spinach, washed & stems removed
about 9 slices of deli-style provolone cheese
kitchen twine

The steak should be in a rectangle or square shape, about 12" x 8" so it's easy to work with. You can pound it if necessary to get it to the desired thickness and size. If you pound it, place a piece of Saran Wrap under and on top of the meat. Then pound gently into the direction you need to pound to get the shape and size needed. Season the meat. Place spinach on top. Then cheese in one layer. Roll tightly. Tie at 2" spacing down the length of the roast. Cut the roast between the ties of twine, and you will have pinwheels that are 2" thick.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cajun Chicken Melt

1 Flax wheat Rollup
1 leftover grilled cajun-style chicken cutlet, sliced
a couple of squeezes of liquid Cheeze Whiz

I had some leftover chicken cutlets that I used for this. I bought Emeril's Essence seasoning, sprinkled it on my cutlets, and grilled them.

Preheat your GT Xpress. Put ingredients onto the wrap. Tuck in sides and roll up into a burrito form. Cook 5-7 min. until warm and melty.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Dog in a Blanket

1 Flax wheat Rollup
1 leftover hotdog
a spoon or two of leftover sauerkraut
a couple of squirts of mustard
1 couple of squirts of liquid Cheez Whiz Squeeze
leftover onions in special sauce

Preheat your GT Xpress. Put all ingredients into your wrap. You can add the onions if you want. I didn't. I heated them up and served onions on the side as a dipping sauce. Tuck in sides and roll up. Cook 7-10 min. until hot inside. (see photo)

GT Xpress 101

GT Xpress 101