Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fried Potatoes with Turkey Kielbasa

This is a slight change to my Fried Potatoes With Mushrooms that makes it into a very tasty and low calorie but filling main dish. I love it! Hope you do too.

Serves 4 (or 2 if you so desire)

Canola oil cooking spray
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
3-4 golden potatoes, cleaned and cut into bite sized pieces (peeling still on)
4 oz. turkey kielbasa (sliced about 1/4 in. thick and then each slice halved)
2-4 cups sliced mushrooms
Salt free all purpose seasoning, to taste
Salt free garlic and herb seasoning, to taste
Dash of kosher salt

Heat a non-stick saute pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray (you will also need to spray a few more times with cooking spray as you go when the pan gets dry). Add the remaining ingredients and saute for 20 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are tender. Then serve.

Calories: About 200 calories each for 4 servings.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I made labels like this (got the picture on-line) for a meal I took to a family of a new baby girl recently. Since I was giving it to them at church instead of at home (and they might not be eating it right away) I thought it might help. And I think they turned out so cute.

Friday, September 10, 2010

40 Years!

My parents have been married for 40 years! this year and have a great relationship so they have a lot to celebrate when every anniversary rolls around. This is the front of the card I made for them this year. (Translation: "Here's to you")

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pesto Pizza ala Ruth - adjusted

Also known as my Dad's favorite pizza, this is a pizza inspired by one my friend Ruth made for me years ago. I can't remember exactly what she put on it except for the pesto but I've been making this ever since and it is yummy! So thanks Ruth, if you're reading this, for the idea!

This recipe is actually for 2 mini pizzas (you know how I like to make things mini). But you can of course make a regular sized pizza, just increasing the amounts as makes sense.

Serves 2-4

2-7 in Thin Pizza Crusts
1/4 cup prepared Knorr's Pesto Sauce (Prepared according to pkg directions)
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
4 ounces reduced fat sausage, browned and drained
1/2 cup of a red, yellow or orange bell pepper, cut into bite sized strips
1/2 cup red onion, sliced and cut into bite sized strips

Spread 1 tablespoon pesto sauce over each crust (so 2 tbsp. total), reserving the rest to drizzle over the top of each pizza later.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over each crust reserving the rest to sprinkle on the tops of each pizza later.

Divide sausage over each pizza and then add mushrooms, onions and bell peppers. Sprinkle each with the remaining cheese and drizzle the remaining pesto on top.

Then bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes till crust is lightly brown and cheese is melted.

Calories per serving: about 525 per pizza, or about 262 for 1/2.