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Tuscaloosa, AL
I am a 31 year old self proclaimed chef :) I love to eat, which means I LOVE to cook, hope you enjoy my recipes!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole

2 cups of frozen green beans
1 can pieces and stems mushrooms
¾ cup chicken broth
1 tbls corn starch
1 tsp ground mustard
1 cup French  onion rings
1 tbls butter.

In a small casserole dish combine all ingredients except onion rings.  Stir, bake at 375 for 25 minutes.  Sprinkle French onions on top and continue to bake until brown about 5 more minutes.

Rice Pilaf

2 tablespoons butter
½ cup orzo pasta
½ cup white rice uncooked
2 cloves garlic
½ cup onion (diced)
2 cups of chicken broth

In a sauce pan melt butter, add orzo and simmer until slightly browned.  Stir in onions and garlic and cook until onions are clear.  Add rice and chicken broth, increase heat to high until it boils.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Bacon Wrapped Salmon

4 fresh skin on salmon filets
Olive oil
Dill sprigs
8 slices bacon

Grease a 9 x 12 baking dish liberally with olive oil.  Place salmon filets skin side down in pan.  Sprinkle with garlic, salt,  pepper, and dill.  Place 2 strips of bacon on each filet.  Bake for 20 minutes on 375.  Turn oven to broil and watch closely to brown bacon.