Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Once In A Blue Lagoon ™

There's nothing better than a lemonade on a hot day. This is an adult version.

2 c prepared lemonade
1 -3 oz vodka (adjust for taste)
1 oz triple sec
Blue food coloring 
lemon slices (garnish)

In a cup combine triple sec and 1 drop food coloring. Stir to dissolve.

In a blender combine: lemonade, ice, vodka, triple sec. Blend for 20- 40 seconds or until well blended. Garnish with lemon slices.

Serves 2. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Recipe To Help Oklahoma

Once again, we are all reminded that life can be fleeting and when disasters strike, it affects us all.

Prayers, thoughts for the residents of Oklahoma as they continue to clean up from an E-5 tornado that struck the state earlier this week. 

On the left side of this website are links to organizations under the heading of Recipe To Pay It Forward. These organizations are helping in the relief efforts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for caring.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cooking With Heide Turns 5. Thank You Readers

Today marks a very special post. 

Cooking With Heide is 5.

What an amazing 5 years it has been.  

Thank you readers for allowing to share my recipes with you.   I hope these recipes have inspired you to be creative,  have fun in the kitchen and that anyone can cook healthy, satisfying dishes.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mixed Berry Green Salad ™

This is a great salad for spring. I've used pre washed mixed greens for the salad. I've used fresh berries but you can use frozen instead. I've also used Gorgonzola cheese, but you can use your favorite bleu cheese.

2  - 3 c mixed salad greens 
1/2 c each: chopped red onion, sliced strawberries, blackberries
1- 2 oz Gorgonzola cheese

Peel, rinse and chop onion, set aside.

Rinse, pat dry, and slice strawberries set aside. Rinse and pat dry blackberries, set aside.  If using frozen berries omit this step.

Put salad green in large bowl. Top greens with onion and berries, toss to mix. Top salad with cheese and and place in refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Serves 4 - 6.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Baked Tortilla Chips

Who doesn't love tortilla chips. This is a great recipe for baked tortilla chips. 

8 - 10 corn tortillas
1/8 tsp lime juice
1/8 - 1/4 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
1/3 c oil (canola or vegetable)
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Non stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 F

Spray 1 - 2 baking sheets with non stick cooking spray.

In a measuring cup combine: oil, salt, red pepper flakes, lime juice, stir to mix. 

Brush both sides of corn tortillas with oil mixture. Cut corn tortillas into 6 - 8 wedges with a clean kitchen scissors. 

Place wedges on baking sheet and place into oven. Bake for 6- 7 min. Remove baking sheet from oven and flip wedges over. Bake on the other side for 6-7 min or until crisp. Repeat cooking process with remaining baking sheet. 

Drain tortillas chips on a paper towel lined plate. 

Makes 60 - 80 tortilla chips.