Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Chips

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This is such a fun dish and a great palate cleanser. Fresh fruits in Florida are readily available year round. You can use canned, fresh, frozen fruits to put this together very easily. I use watermelon chunks diced, kiwi diced, peaches diced, cantaloupe diced, pineapple diced, strawberries, blueberries, finely diced red onion, lime or lemon juice, dash of honey, use your favorites!

I butter both sides of the flour tortillas, cut into triangles, add cinnamon and sugar onto both sides and bake until crispy. Easy!

Hope you enjoy as much as we do!

The Wiser Cook

Maple Bacon Mini Meat Loaves

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These individual baked meat loaves can be frozen for quick weeknight meal. I use 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef, one small onion diced finely, 2 cloves of garlic minced, black pepper to taste, 2 beaten large eggs, 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs, 8 slices bacon (cut in half), 3 tablespoons maple syrup.

Mix ground beef, onion, garlic, eggs, bread crumbs, pepper in a large mixing bowl, form mini meatloaves and place on rimmed baking sheet pans, add 2 half slices of bacon to each loaf, brush on maple syrup. Bake @ 400 F for 45 minutes.

We love these with cheddar mashed potatoes and green beans!

Enjoy.

The Wiser Cook.

Oriental Warm Noodles

 

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Easiest dish to put together with great flavors. 8 ounces Angel Hair Pasta, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 3 tablespoons low sodium Soy Sauce, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 2 green onions diced, one small carrot shredded.

Cook pasta per instructions, drain and place in a bowl, add soy sauce, red pepper flakes, toss, add diced onions, carrots, toss again. If using creamy peanut butter (can use crunchy) warm in microwave one minute, stir well and add into the pasta slowly, tossing as you add.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Makes a great lunch or early supper.

Enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook.

Ham & Pineapple Loaf

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So you are not a fan of Turkey? Not a problem try this Ham & Pineapple Loaf Baked and super delicious. You can make this with leftover Ham from Thanksgiving or Christmas. In a food processor add cubed ham (about 3 cups), 2 tablespoons sweet relish, pinch of white pepper, juices from canned pineapple rings. Pinch of nutmeg, run processor until smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, add two eggs, and with clean hands mix together. Form a round loaf.

Add into a round casserole (non stick) baking dish, garnish the top with cut pineapple rings (from a 5 ounce can). Cover and bake 20 minutes @ 375 F. Garnish with a cherry.

Serve with scalloped potatoes and side vegetable dish.

Makes a great meal! I always make several loaves after Thanksgiving with the leftover Ham!

Enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook.

Sweet Potato Mash with Bacon

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Oh my these sweet potatoes are a winner whether for your Holiday Table or anytime. I use 4-5 large sweet potatoes, prick with a fork and layer between paper towels in your microwave, cook 12-14 minutes or until tender. Remove from microwave, cut in half and scoop out flesh into a bowl, mash with a potato master or two forks. Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 tablespoon light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter and fold to combine. Add cut crispy cooked bacon and you are ready to transfer to a serving bowl and dig in.

These are so scrumptious and easy to make.

Enjoy them!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook