Archive | November, 2013

The Kitchen Lover’s Wish List

25 Nov

Santa's List

Hi Readers!!!

I wanted to share with you my favorite things for the kitchen. If you don’t know what to register for or ask Santa for this is the one stop shop. I’ve included links to the current best prices on the items as well… So forward the entire list or cut and paste your favorites to make it very easy for your spouse or family get exactly what you want for Birthday/Christmas/Hanukah! Enjoy and let me know if you have favorites that should be added to my upcoming WEDDING REGISTRY CHECK LIST 🙂

UNDER $5

Brown Sugar Saver $3.99

White 3.5 Oz Ramekin Set of 4 $3.96

Eco Clean Tampico Vegetable Brush $4.99

UNDER $15

Garlic Peeler $6.95

Glass Salt Cellar with Lid $8.95

Martha Stewart Misto Spray Can $9.99

OXO Large Stainless Steel and Nylon Tongs $12.95

Professional Decorating Set $12.95

UNDER $25

Pampered Chef Garlic Press $16.50

Martha Stewart Flexi Mats Set of 4 $16.99

Vacuvin Wine Saver $18.95 (This is a great thing to add to a bottle of wine for a Hostess gift)

UNDER $50

Lodge Cast Iron 12″ Skillet $29.99

Large Round Stone With Handles $33.00

Vinturi Red Wine Aerator $39.95

Lodge 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven $49.99

IF YOU WE A REALLY GOOD GIRL

Cuisinart Food Processor $219.99

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Classic $349.99 (There are MANY varieties and colors of Kitchen Aid Mixers now, this is the basic one and easiest to find a special on it).

J.A. Henckels Classic Cutlery, 16 Piece Block Set $466.00 (BUT it’s on sale for $199.99)

Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-Piece Cookware Set $500 (BUT on Sale right now)

Remember there are AMAZING DEALS both IN STORE & ONLINE for Christmas Shopping. The BEST DEALS you can get on anything during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend is on Housewares/Electronics & Toys. So even if you just want to treat yourself to one of these great kitchen gadgets, this is the best time to buy.  Send this list to you boyfriend, husband, parents, kids, friends, whoever 🙂

There are more Christmas posts to come…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

-Mrs. Training

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Spicy Mushroom Ramen Tutorial

7 Nov

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Mrs. Training

Mushroom & Pesto Spaghetti Squash

4 Nov

Happy Monday Readers! I could eat Pasta everyday, but then, well… I’d look like I eat pasta everyday. Spaghetti Squash is what they serve in Carb Rehab. You can cook it and eat with EVOO & Parmesan or with Meatballs & Marinara. It’s truly amazing and takes on the flavor of whatever it is topped with. You can also cook a few ahead of time and refrigerate them to make dinner time quick and easy. I hope you love my Fall Favorite as much as I do!

MUSHROOM & PESTO SPAGHETTI SQUASH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper
  • 4 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Alfredo OR Mashed Avocado
  • 1 Cup Basil Pesto
  • 8 Oz Sliced Crimini Mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup Low Fat Mozzarella (Optional)
  • Fresh Cut Basil

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.  Using a baking sheet either lay down aluminum foil or your Silpat, mine is from Martha Stewart for $24.99. (You can really find these anywhere that baking/kitchen gadgets are sold, they are awesome and every kitchen should have one.)

Cut your Spaghetti Squash horizontally in half. Using a large spoon scoop out all the seeds and stringy flesh. Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil OR spray with your Misto. Sprinkle Salt & Pepper all over, then turn them over so the inside is faced down. Cook for 35-40 Minutes.

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Turn them  “Spaghetti Side” up and let them cool for 5 Minutes. While it’s cooling turn your oven to BROIL.

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Using a fork, flake up all the Spaghetti.

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In a Medium sized skillet, over Medium High heat add 1 TBSP of EVOO, Minced Garlic and your Sliced Mushrooms. I prefer to slice by hand so that I can make sure they’re thin and cook quickly. SautĂ© for 4-5 Minutes.

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Then add your Pesto Sauce. You can add Alfredo Sauce or Avocado to make creamy. Cook for 3 Minutes.

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Divide the Mushroom/Pesto Mix on the 2 Squash halves.

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You can  top with Mozzarella or not, either way is delicious. Place in the Broiler for 4-5 Minutes.

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Top with your Fresh Basil. You can either cut in half…

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…or scoop out to plate either way is great.

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This spaghetti squash can be topped with anything that you would put on regular spaghetti. Red sauce, meatballs, sausage, other vegetables… Anything you want, without the carb guilt 🙂

Happy Meatless Monday!

-Mrs. Training

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