Chicken “Purses”

Posted on February 28, 2008. Filed under: Chicken Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 4

1  3oz. package of cream cheese

1 tbsp melted butter

1 cup cooked chicken, diced

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp minced onion

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1 dash pepper

1 can refrigerated crescent rolls (like Pillsbury)

Preheat GT Xpress and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Open crescent rolls, unroll and divide into 4 rectangles.  Press together perforations, do not divide into triangles.  Mix together all other ingredients, divide onto each dough square.  Bring up the corners and pinch together, making a purse.  Cook 2 at a time in the GT Xpress for 6 minutes or until golden brown.

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Philly Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted on February 28, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 4

1 slice deli-style roast beef, finely chopped

1 pound fresh mushrooms (about 12)

2 tbsp butter or margarine

1 1/2 tbsp of italian breadcrumbs

2 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 tbsp finely chopped onion

1 dash garlic powder

1/4 tsp seasoned salt

Remove mushroom stems and a thin slice off the bottome of each mushroom so it sits flat, and chop finely.  Place 1 tbsp of butter in each well.  Plug in GT Xpress and add chopped stems to one well and remaining stems and onion in other.  Close cover and sauté for 2 minutes.  Unplug GT Xpress and carefully scoop mushrooms and onions into a small bowl, add remaining ingredients except mushrooms, stir to blend.  Fill each mushroom, cover and store in refrigerator until needed.  To cook, preheat GT Xpress and spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Place 2 to 3 mushrooms in each well.  Close cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until heated and filling is bubbly.  Repeat with remaining mushrooms.

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Turkey Spinach Burgers

Posted on February 17, 2008. Filed under: Healthy Recipes, Turkey Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

1 cup fresh spinach leaves, chopped

8 oz. ground turkey

1 tbsp minced parsley

1/2 tsp poultry seasoning

1/2 tsp salt

2 extra large English muffins or burger buns

Condiments to taste such as mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, tomato

Preheat GT Xpress and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Place spinach, turkey and seasoning into a bowl and mix with hands until well blended, adding a little olive oil if needed.  Form into 2 patties to fit wells.  Place burgers in wells, pressing if needed to take shape of well, and close cover.  Cook for 7 to 10 minutes until burgers are cooked through and no pink in the center.  If using English muffins, toast in toaster until brown.  To serve, split each burger in half and open to form a circle, place in buns, add desired condiments and serve.

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Mexican Pizza Rollups

Posted on February 17, 2008. Filed under: Mexican Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

2  8-in flour tortillas

1/4 cup refried beans

1/2 cup diced cooked chicken or cooked ground beef

1/4 cup grated Cheddar Jack cheese

2 tbsp salsa

sour cream for dipping, if desired

Preheat GT Xpress and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.  Spread each tortilla with half the beans to within an inch of the the edge.  Cover beans with a layer of salsa and then a layer of meat and cheese.  Fold in the sides until tortilla is about 4 inches wide, then roll from bottom, enclosing fillings.  Place seams side down in GT Xpress, close cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes.  Serve with sour cream for dipping.

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Broccoli Nut Wraps

Posted on February 17, 2008. Filed under: Veggie Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

3/4 cup broccoli florets, finely chopped

1/4 cup cashews, chopped

1 green onion

2 tbsp red pepper, finely minced

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

2 tortillas (sun dried tomato, spinach or whole wheat)

Bring small saucepan of water to boil, add broccoli and cook 3 minutes.  Place in bowl with remaining ingredients except tortillas and mix well.  Spread half of mixture on each tortilla and wrap by folding up ends and tucking in sides to fit wells of GT Xpress.  Preheat GT Xpress and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Place one in each well.  Close cover and cook 5 minutes until filling is warm and outside and lightly brown.

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Spinach Pickups

Posted on February 16, 2008. Filed under: Veggie Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

5 oz. frozen spinach (about half a package)

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tbsp minced onion

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 tbsp flour

1 1/2 tsp butter

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Cook spinach according to package directions and drain well, squeezing out excess moisture.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Preheat GT Xpress and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Divide spinach mixture into well.  Close cover and cook 10 minutes or until firm.  Can be served hot as a side dish or cooled and cut into small wedges and served as an appetizer.

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Portabella Mushroom Burgers

Posted on February 16, 2008. Filed under: Healthy Recipes, Low Carb Recipes, Veggie Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

2 tbsp Italian dressing

2  3 to 4in  Portabella mushroom caps

4 oz. roasted red peppers, cut in strips

2  1/2oz. slices Muenster cheese

Marinate mushrooms in dressing for about 1/2 hour.  Place 1 mushroom in each well.   Cook 3 minutes.  Place half of peppers and cheese on each mushroom.  Cook 2 minutes longer.

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Teriyaki Salmon with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Posted on February 16, 2008. Filed under: Low Carb Recipes, Salmon Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

2 tsp teriyaki sauce

1/2 tsp prepared mustard

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

2  80z. salmon steaks, 1 1/2 inches thick

1/4 cup Wasabi mayonnaise

Spray wells lightly with non-stick cooking spray.  Combine teriyaki sauce, mustard, ginger, garlic powder and pepper and brush on both sides of fish steaks.  Place 1 steak in each well.  Cook 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.  Serve with Wasabi mayonnaise and lemon wedges.

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Flounder Stuffed with Broccoli and Cheese

Posted on February 16, 2008. Filed under: Low Carb Recipes, Seafood Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

1/3 cup chopped broccoli

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

4 tsp mayonnaise

1 tsp prepared mustard

2  4 to 6oz. flounder fillets

2 tbsp seasoned bread crumbs

Combine broccoli, cheese, mayonnaise and mustard.  Place half of mixture in center of each fillet and roll up jelly-roll style.  Spray fish with cooking spray and coat with crumbs.  Place 1 roll in each well.   Cook 10 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned and fish flakes easily with fork.  Serve with lemon wedges and horseradish mayonnaise, if desired.

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Apple Sausage Pancakes

Posted on February 15, 2008. Filed under: Breakfast Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

4 brown and serve sausage links (yuck, I use Bob Evans)

2/3 cup baking mix, like Bisquick

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

1/4 cup finely chopped apple

maple syrup

Spray wells of GT Xpress with non-stick cooking spray.  Place 2 sausages in each well, plug in and preheat.  Mix all other ingredients except maple syrup in shaker.  When heated,  pour half of batter in each well over sausage, close cover and cook 8 minutes, until pancake is puffed and done.   Serve with maple syrup.

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