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Sausage Zucchini Boats

My sister Tayler had recently made some Mexican Zucchini Boats and said how amazing they were, so it got me thinking.  I thought about it for a couple weeks and this is what I came up with.  It was a huge hit at my house and refreshing to have something a little different for dinner. Sausage Zucchini Boats 1 lb sausage 1/4 cup diced onion 1-2 tomatoes, diced 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (optional) 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese 4 small Zucchini Preheat oven to 400 degrees Cut Zucchini in half horizontally and hollow out the middle of each strip. Dice up the Zucchini that you hollowed out and set aside. Place your Zucchini boats in a casserole dish and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown sausage and onion in a pan.  Add diced Zucchini flesh, garlic and tomatoes.  Cook for about 5 minutes or until sausage is fully cooked and veggies are soft. Remove from heat. Spoon meat mixture into the Zucchini boats. Sprinkle with Parmesan and mozza

Garlic Cheese Waffle Biscuits

One night I needed some garlic bread to add to a pasta meal I was serving for dinner.  I was out of bread but found a tube of biscuit in my fridge and started thinking.   It was a hot day so I decided to get out the waffle iron and these beauties were created: Garlic Cheese Waffle Biscuits Canned bicuits String Cheese or Mozzarella cheese cut into small chunks garlic (or garlic salt) butter Parmesan Cheese Melt about a Tablespoon of butter with a 1/2-1 teaspoon of minced garlic - Set aside Heat waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Cut cheese into pieces about 1/2 inch slices. Flatten biscuits, place cheese inside the biscuits and wrap the dough around the cheese sealing it. Place in waffle iron and close the lid.  Do not force it shut. Wait a couple minutes (check on them)   I used my green light indicator on the waffle iron. Once they are golden brown, remove and brush with the garlic butter. I have made these several times and they

The Perfect Salad Spinner

A few years ago my friend invited me over to lunch and served the best tasting salad I think I had ever had.  The lettuce was crisp, tasted fresh and was just perfect in the salad.  I asked her what her secret was and she pulled out something I was unfamiliar with..... a SALAD SPINNER.  I was instantly hooked and have been through several of them since then.  Each have been good, but have had some limitations until recently I got this one: It is the QUICK DRY SALAD SPINNER  made by Cave Tools . It is AMAZING!!! You can rinse, dry and serve all in the same bowl. It is lightweight, but sturdy.  I love the locking lid with the drain built right in. I rinsed my lettuce, then turned the nob a few times to spin it (to which my daughter commented on how fun that looked) and then I poured our the remaining water which was not much and the result was amazing. This was lettuce we were using for tacos and it was crisp and not one bit watery. It was perfect. I love that you can a