Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Check me out!

I'm guest blogging on Carrie's blog today! Follow this link and check it out. Don't her dark chocolate butterscotch muffins sound yummy? I think they'd go perfectly with my coffee today...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Naked Turkey Burgers

When you're out of buns, what do you call your turkey burgers? Nakey Burgers!

These were super easy, super delicious and super quick!

Pictured with leftover Sun-Dried Tomato Mac & Cheese and a heaping serving of frozen veggies!

Naked Turkey Burgers
an Amy's Kitchen Creations original recipe
1lb lean ground turkey
2 Tablespoons Sweet Pineapple Chipotle Salsa
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Onion
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Pepper Seasoning

Combine all ingredients together and form into patties. I got 5 patties from the pound of turkey that I used. I had enough leftover for a very thin patty, but instead I formed it into a meatball. These would be great as meatballs for a quick dinner too.

Refrigerate patties for about 15 or 20 minutes. I did this while my Husband was preparing the grill, but I was hoping that since the patties were very moist, I wanted them to have time to stick together and try to prevent them from falling apart. It worked!

The patties were very moist and very flavorful. I love the Pineapple Chipotle salsa...ohmygoodness..yumyumyum! My Husband and I have already purchased and eaten two three jars.  I have been meaning to try this salsa on grilled chicken breasts too, I think that would be phenomenal. I put some on my turkey burgers last night and that was great too. Good thing the salsa is only 1 ww point per 2 tblsps!

Homemade Caramel Rolls

I'm getting quite adventurous in the kitchen, if I do say so myself. For Easter, I made Annie's Honey Yeast Rolls (although I didn't blog them) and over the weekend I made cinnamon rolls. I said "So Long" to our weight watchers lifestyle and let us have a "cheat" day. It was so nice, making a nice gooey, warm breakfast lunch for us. (They took about 2 hrs from start to finish...and I didn't start until about 9:30am)
They were really good, especially for it being my first attempt. The middle of the rolls didn't seem to brown as much as the rest. I *think* that may be due to the fact that I put a pan on the oven rack directly under the rolls to catch the caramel drips...anyone think that might be the case?
My rolls weren't the most uniformly rolled, and they weren't rolled as tightly as they could have been, but like I said, it was a first attempt, and they tasted good so it was a success!

I googled and got my recipe here. I would do a few things differently next time.

  • Maybe only make half a batch. This made 3 pans. For two people, that's an insane amount of carbs to be hanging out taunting you.

  • Don't be so cautious with the caramel. If you're going to ruin your diet, ruin your diet dangit. They only had a taste of caramel, I wanted the kind you get at bakeries and such that are overflowing with sticky, ooey, gooey caramel deliciousness.

  • Also put a little more cinnamon/sugar mixture on the dough before rolling. Again, I was pretty cautious with it and in the end, it could have had a little more cinnamon/sugar taste.

  • Roll the dough a bit tighter so the rolls stuck together more.
A benefit of marrying a fisherman...(clean) fishing line made cutting the rolls a cinch! Thanks, Honey!