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Easy Baked Parmesan Meatballs

Ingredients:

1 lb. Ground Beef, or whatever meat you wish to use,

1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, or more if needed,

1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley,

1 egg,

1 Clove Garlic Minced, or more if you really like Garlic,

1 Large Onion minced fine , any color or type that you prefer,

Italian spices to taste…

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, ¬†Mix all ingredients together, in a large bowl, shape into meatballs. Bake about 25 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.. Use in your favorite recipe… I got the idea from the Kraft Parmesan Cheese bottle, and added my own extras to taste..

Lasagna without Pasta…


What’s your reason for giving up Pasta? Mine are loosing weight and controlling Type 2 diabetes. Whatever your reasons are try this recipe!!!
Ingredients: 4 Servings
-2 1/2 cups zucchini, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick (about 2 medium)
-1/2 lb lean ground beef (or up to 1 lb)
-1/4 cup onion, chopped
-2 small tomatoes, cut up
-1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
-1 garlic clove, minced
-1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
-1/2 teaspoon dried basil
-1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
-1/4 cup water
-1/8 teaspoon pepper
-1 egg
-3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese (or low fat or fat free ricotta)
-1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (or up to 8 oz. divided)
-1 teaspoon flour

1. Cook zucchini until tender, drain and set aside. Fry meat and onions until meat is brown and onions are tender; drain fat. Add next 8 ingredients and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups.
3. In small bowl, slightly beat egg.
4. Add cottage cheese, half of shredded cheese and flour.
5. In 1 1/2-qt. baking-roasting pan arrange half of the meat mixture. Top with half of the zucchini and all the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining meat and zucchini.
6. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
7. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer.
8. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Salsa, – Really Good for your Heart

Heart Healthy Salsa

This healthy salsa is sure to make your taste buds dance.

You say tomatoes, we say zucchini, red onions, red peppers, green peppers, cilantro and garlic.

That’s what it takes to make the most memorable salsa this side of the border.

Serves
16
Ingredients

1 cup diced zucchini

1 cup red onions, chopped

2 red peppers, seeded and diced

2 green peppers, seeded and diced

4 tomatoes, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. sugar

1/4 cup lime juice

1 tsp. salt

Methods/steps

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently to mix.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

If you prefer a hotter version, add 1/2 to 1 tbsp. finely chopped jalapeno peppers.

New cleaning products You make yourself..

Make your own laundry products so you know what’s in them. Do you know what you are using to clean your clothes and other delicate items? Try this. See below for a link to an amazing page…

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