Thursday, February 7, 2008

Recipe Exchange

Here are some of our favorite recipes.

Blueberry, Orange and Cherry Salad

1/2 c. olive oil
3 T. sugar
1/2 t. coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. beef bouillon granules
3 T. Balsamic vinegar
1/4 t. dried basil
1 T. reserved Mandarin orange juice

3/4 c. fresh blueberries
1/2 c. dried cherries or cranberries
1/3 c. chopped green onion
1/3 c. slivered almonds, toasted
8 c. mixed salad greens
1 (11oz) can Mandarin oranges, drained, juice reserved

Combine all dressing ingredients, shake well.
Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
Serves 12

Dressing may be prepared and refrigerated 3 days ahead.
Fruits and greens may be prepared up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate in separate containers.

To toast almonds, bake at 400 degrees on a baking sheet for 3-5 minutes. Check frequently to avoid burning.

Italian Turkey Cutlets

1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 t. olive oil, divided
1 can (14-1/2 oz) Italian stewed tomatoes
1 t. dried basil
1 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. dried rosemary, crushed
1 1/4 pounds turkey breast cutlets
1/2 t. salt
1/8 pepper
2 T. shredded Parmesan cheese

In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in 2 t. oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, oregano and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until sauce thickens. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of the turkey cutlets with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook turkey in batches in remaining oil until juices run clear. Serve with tomato sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 4 servings

The salad recipe is from my scrapbooking friend, Deb. I'm not sure where she found it. It is one of those recipes that once you make it and take to a gathering--most people want the recipe and they want you to bring it to all the gatherings. :)

The Italian Turkey Cutlet recipe came from Taste of Home.

Make sure you visit the Baking and Cooking section from archived posts.

And, run right over to Randi's and get more great recipes. Thanks Randi for hosting this recipe exchange.


  1. Both recipes sound wonderful. I am going to have so much fun making your recipes as well as those being posted for the Recipe Box Swap. Thank you so much!

  2. I think I would love that Blueberry, Orange and Cherry Salad - Like you, I've been trying to exercise off a few of those candy-induced pounds! So a sweet salad really appeals. Thanks and thanks for dropping by my blog.

  3. Great recipes! The salad sounds refreshing!

    Your family is adorable! Thanks!

  4. Thanks for coming by my blog! The tuna recipe is good, easy and my kids actually eat it.

    I think you cutlet recipe sounds like a keeper!