Recipe of the Month

  • Cooking Cream of Mushroom Soup & Using Technology To Help

    March 5, 2013 - Leave a Comment

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    This past weekend was a cold one in Georgia, so it made perfect sense that Saturday night was a homemade soup kind of night. I've always loved the allrecipes site because there are so many alternatives for each type of recipe, so if there is something you don't like you can find another recipe without the disliked ingredient included.

    Digitizing Your Cooking Skills

    While perusing the site for soups, I found some perks that make cooking a breeze. Here are a few awesome things that the "kitchenview" option offers:

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  • Recipe of the Month-Fettuccine Alfredo

    April 21, 2010 - Leave a Comment

    This month's recipe is one of my personal recipes that I got from my Mom. It's a quick alfredo sauce that's always a fan favorite. It's simple, and you make it your own by adding chicken or shrimp to add some protein.

    Fettuccine alfredo


    Box of fettuccine
    9 tbsp butter
    1 ½ cups heavy cream
    1 ½ cups parmesan cheese
    ½ tsp salt


    1. Follow box's instructions and cook  the fettuccine. Once it's cooked, drain and take off heat. Keep it in the pot you cooked it in.

    2. Melt the butter, add heavy cream, and bring to boil. You MUST stir the whole time. Once you've reached a boil, turn the heat to low and continue cooking for  5 minutes-- stirring the entire time.  

    3. Take cream and butter mix off of the heat. Add cheese to this mix and stir together. The cheese will melt into it.

    4. Pour the alfredo sauce over the cooked fettuccine and mix together.

    5. Enjoy :)

  • Recipe of the Month: Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    February 22, 2010 - Leave a Comment

    All you need to make a dinner look fancy is garlic mashed potatoes. Here is a recipe I made up a few years back after wanting to replicate the mash potatoes I ate at a restaurant. Who would have known mine would turn out better :)
    What you need:
    10 red potatoes
    1/3 cup of minced garlic
    1/2 stick of butter
    1 tablespoon of sea salt
    1/3 cup of milk
    Chop up the 10 red potatoes into cubed sizes.
    Boil  chopped red potatoes until cooked thoroughly.
    Use a mixer to whip the potatoes until creamy.
    Mix in 1/3 cup of minced garlic, 1/2 a stick of butter, 1 tablespoon of sea salt & 1/3 cup of milk using mixer.
    Add garlic to taste.
    Continue mixing until whipped, ando then enjoy!

  • Recipe of the Month: Blue Cheese Chips

    February 3, 2010 - Leave a Comment


    For all of you out there scrambling to find quick snacks for your super bowl party here is a great recipe that will have all your guests full and ready to root on their team!

    Blue Cheese Chips

    What you need:

    • Regular salted potato chips
    • 1 cup of blue cheese dressing
    • 1 cup of finely crumbled blue cheese
    • Baking sheet


    •  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    • Spread chips over the baking sheet evenly
    • Spread 1 cup of blue cheese dressing over the chips evenly
    • Sprinkle finely crumbled blue cheese over the chips evenly
    • Bake chips for 5 minutes or until dressing and cheese is melted and Enjoy!
  • Recipe of the Month

    January 20, 2010 - Leave a Comment

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Sandwich Delight
    Here's a quick and easy recipe for parents preparing a quick snack for the kids, or chocolate lovers! This recipe will get even the most picky eaters excited!  Plus this recipe is easy to love-- beacause of all the chocolate goodness inside!  Be careful, as it contains peanut butter. You'll want to check and make sure there are no peanut allergies!
    What you need:
    2 Slices of bread
    Peanut butter
    Chcolate chips
    Toaster oven
    How to make:
    1. Cover the two pieces of bread with peanut butter
    2. Spread chocolate chips on one side of the bread, on top of the peanut butter
    3. Toast for about 45 seconds on medium setting
    4. Enjoy :)
  • Recipe of the Month

    December 23, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    Spicy Nachos

    With the holidays here and family in town you may need a quick snack for the family to nibble on in between the fun activities of the holidays. The following recipe will take about 30-45 minutes to cook but will only have about 5 minutes to prepare.


    2 lbs of Velveeta cheese

    1 can of Ro-Tel tomato and chili sauce


    1 lb of ground beef

    Taco seasoning sauce

     Bag of tortilla chips


    1.       Cook ground beef until browned and mix with taco seasoning sauce

    2.       Cut the cheese into small cubes and toss into the crock-pot

    3.       Open the can of Ro-Tel and put sauce into crock-pot

    4.       Mix ground beef into crock-pot along with other ingredients

    5.       Let sit for 30-45 minutes or until cheese in melted on medium or high heat

    6.       Transfer to serving dish, surrounded by tortilla chips and enjoy!

  • Recipe of the Month- Chipotle Shrimp Pasta

    November 18, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    What you will need:

    • 1 box (1 lb) of bow tie noodles
    • 1 bottle of Lawry's Baja Chipotle marinade
    • 2 lbs of shrimp (tail off and deveined)
    • Olive Oil

    Step 1: Marinade shrimp in the Lawry's marinade for 30 minutes in the refrigerator

    --Helpful tip-- Marinade in a Ziploc bag- when you're done, you can just throw away!

    Step 2: Boil box of bow tie noodles

    Step 3: Spread Olive oil into pan over medium stove top heat

    Step 4: Fry shrimp until pink

    Step 5: Combine shrimp, remainder of sauce, and noodles into mixing
    bowl and mix well.
    Enjoy this meal in under 30 minutes :)

  • Recipe of the Month- October

    October 14, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    A new blog topic the zBoost Your Life blog will be featuring is the “recipe of the month” post. This month’s recipe is one of my family’s favorites and a great dish for the busy lives that everyone leads these days. This dish takes 10 minute to prepare and 45 minutes to an hour to bake. Your family and friends will be fooled into thinking you slaved over the stove for hours after tasting this when in reality it’s easy and quick.


    Cream & Mushroom Chicken



    4 or 5- Medium sized chicken breast

    2- Cups of rice

    4- Cans of cream of mushroom soup

    2- 24 oz tubs of sour cream soup


    Step 1: Wash chicken breast through warm to hot water and place into an 8’ by 11’ dish

    Step 2: Mix the 4 cans of cream of mushroom soup with the 2 tubs sour cream

    Step 3: Pour the mixed ingredients into the dish around the chicken covering the chicken but not to the rim of the dish

    Step 4: Heat oven to 365 degrees

    Step 5: Bake dish at 365 degrees for 45minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through

    Step 6: Cook rice as the directions of the package states. Success rice is usually the most effective

    Step 7: Let dish cool for 10-15 minutes or until cool

    Step 8: Serve chicken and rice covered in the gravy made by the mixed ingredients

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