Monday, July 31, 2017

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

I'm always looking for new salads to make and this is my newest one.

Ingredients Needed

  • 6 slices of bacon cooked crispy and broken into bite sized pieces 
  • 2 heads of broccoli cut into small florets 
  • 1/2 of a large red onion chopped (sweet onions would work great too)
  • 4 large radishes sliced
  • 1/2 cup of Hellman's mayonnaise 
  • 1/3rd cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar


  1. To a large bowl add the broccoli, red onion, radishes, sunflower seeds, and bacon and toss.
  2. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, sugar, and red wine vinegar. Whisk until mixed really well.
  3. Add the dressing to the salad and toss.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  5. Serve and ENJOY!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Flatbread With Pesto, Veggies, and Gouda Cheese

Whenever I go out to a restaurant that has flatbread on the menu I usually order it as an appetizer. I'm addicted to it. Because I like it so much I decided to make some at home.

I'm proud to say that it came out delicious! Next time I'll have to make more as it disappeared quite quickly.


  • 2 Naan Flatbreads
  • 1/2 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • 6 mushrooms sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • Gouda cheese (or cheese of your choice) grated about a cup
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Pesto sauce
  • Olive oil


  1. In a small pan add just enough olive oil to coat the pan.
  2. Over medium heat add the chopped sweet onions and cook about 4 min.
  3. To the pan add the sliced garlic, then the chopped peppers, and finally the

  4. You just want to cook the veggies long enough to soften them a bit
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  6. Place the Naan bread on a cookie sheet and lightly brush with olive oil
  7. Next spread a thin layer of pesto sauce onto the bread
  8. Next comes the cooked veggies
  9. Top with your grated cheese and pop into the oven
  10. Cook until the cheese is all melted
  11. Remove from the oven, top with green onions, and let sit 5 min. before slicing
  12. Serve and ENJOY!