Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pesto and Cheese Bake

Okay so this is new recipe and the first recipe I am posting that hasn't been tried and tested but I know you still love it. Please leave your comments below!

Pesto and Cheese Bake
1 pound of whole wheat baked ziti noodles
2 pounds of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup of fat free cottage cheese
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups of fresh basil
2 tbsp. of olive oil
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350
1. Cook the pasta until it is al dente (about 7 minutes)
2. while the pasta is cooking chop the basil and put in a blender with the oil - and blend until smooth.
3. add in the garlic powder and mix well with a spoon
4. mix the pasta with the pesto (basil) sauce
5. then mix the cottage cheese and cheese together and then mix it with the pasta
6. place in oven and bake for 40 minutes. then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
7. serve immediately!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Apple Cookie Slices

So I was busy pinning and looking for recipes to pin and I found this amazingly cute recipe. I love it because you can alter it to your taste and personal nutritional needs. I found it on rachelschultz.com. I highly recommend you going to her site - she's got lots of cute recipe ideas. I made this for my mom and she loved it. She thought they were so yummy!!

Apple Cookie Slices (Serves 2)
2 apples
4 tbsp. natural peanut butter (or use Nutella, soy butter, almond butter or caramel butter)
chopped peanuts
chopped pecans
sliced pecans (chopped)
chopped cashews
chocolate minis or peanut butter minis

1. slice the apples by the core
2. spread the peanut butter, nutella, or any of the spreads that you used
3. then put the chopped toppings