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Turkey Leftovers

As Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end I’m sure everyone is wondering what the heck to do with all the turkey leftovers! Waste not, Want not…Isn’t that the saying? I made a couple uses for my leftover turkey by making a turkey cheesy breakfast bake and a turkey pot pie which are both Mmmmmmm Mmmmmm Good! I hate wasting anything (especially food) so try and be creative with the leftovers so you can use up everything and keep the company happy. I hope everyone is fat and happy and enjoyed their holiday! Posting these two recipes now @ http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com. 🙂


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Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too

Hey good lookin’ what ya got cookin’?! The past few days I’ve been a slower at posting then I would of liked to but it’s all because of my new project! I am excited to share with you that I have started a new site called “Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too”. I will be doing both this site, “Glitz Girlz Glamour Guide” as well as “Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too”! I am a busy girl and I LOVE IT! “Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too” is a name that came to me in my dreams and I am now running with it! Let me explain that I think, PRETTY comes from within and in all shapes and sizes. If someone is offended by the word Bitch then your looking at this all wrong. I feel its used so loosely these days and Bitch = Sassy to me and this is why I’m comfortable with the title. I am transferring some of the recipes off of “Glitz Girlz Glamour Guide” over to “Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too”. I will have some of the same recipes and some different recipes on “Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too” then I have here. The book when complete will have different recipes plus more!!!! I am currently still transferring so THANKS for being patient and THANKS for following and supporting.
If you like to cook then you should get your booty over to “Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too” and follow me! I appreciate all MY FOLLOWERS and again all of the SUPPORT! It makes me so happy and is so rewarding to hear from everyone!
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Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala doesn’t have to be a dish you only order at your favorite Italian restaurant. This recipe is super easy and it has all the flavors! You can be a praised chef in your own kitchen with this recipe…
1 Package of Chicken Cutlets
8 oz white mushrooms
1/2 Cup of Flour
1/3 Cup of Olive Oil
1 Clove of Garlic
1 tsp of tomato paste
2 oz of Pancetta (cut in thin pieces)
1 1/2 Cups of Marsala Wine
2 tsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbs of Unsalted Butter
2 tbs Chopped Fresh Parsley (optional)
Salt & pepper chicken. Place flour in a dish and dredge each cutlet in flour. Place in a heated skillet over medium-high heat with the 1/3 olive oil and cook until golden brown on each side until no longer pink. Transfer cutlets onto a plate and set aside. Now cook pancetta in the same skillet until crisp, then place on a plate. Add mushrooms to the same skillet stirring occasionally until browned. Stir in garlic, tomato paste, and crisp pancetta cooking for another 3 minutes. Stir in Marsala bringing to a simmer, stirring until sauce thickens for about 5 to 10 minutes. Pull skillet from the heat and stir in butter and lemon juice. Add parsley and pour sauce over chicken. Wa-La…Chicken Marsala!


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Wonton Taco Cups

Taco lovers unite…Happy Taco Tuesday Everyone! 🙂 I made wonton taco cups which are great if your having a Taco Tuesday party at home. Almost bite size, makes them perfect for picking up and eating, no silverware needed. No fuss, No mess! You can get as creative as you like with yours. I made beef ones with 97% lean beef 4% fat. Saute your beef in a pan, drain any unwanted grease. Add 2/4 cup of water, 2 tbsp of ortega spice mix, diced onion, jalapeno, green chilies, and a few spoonful’s of black beans. Spray muffin pan with pam, place a small wonton wrapper in each muffin cup, add a spoonful of beef mixture, sprinkle with cheese. Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. I topped mine with a diced tomato and green chili fresh salsa. COMER!


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A Few Of My Favorite Things …

This weekend was definitely all about the food! I ended up at my usual weekly stop, Gateaux Bakery because I am a bad girl and like to indulge on her desserts. It’s seriously the BEST BAKERY! She has amazing tarts, cookies, pastries, and specialty cakes. I snapped a few photos for you so you could check out a few of her Halloween Cakes. She has cake and pastry flavors ranging from white chocolate peach torte to apricot grand marnier cake, complete with fondant. Flavors range from a typical carrot cake to you dream it, she can do it. They are RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS! I will have to share a picture of my five tier birthday cake she made for me in May, with pink fondant and a Christian Louboutin heel on top! Girlie & Fancy! 🙂
Friday, I had lunch with a girlfriend that had a private invite to a new restaurant opening in Cherry Creek, called “True Food”. It’s a restaurant that has teamed up with health guru Andrew Weil M.D., to create a healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan menu. They have six locations now and originally based out of California. I must say its very west coast and awesome! The dishes have delicious flavors, healthy nutrients, and are Mediterranean, Asian, and California inspired. For all of my Florida friends they are opening one in Miami in a year. 🙂 I always want to try everything at a new restaurant so I started with a cocktail from their list. I ordered the cucumber martini (skyy vodka, thatcher’s elderflower, cucumber, & pineapple). Whoa…Yum, Yum! We then shared the shiitake & tofu lettuce wraps, the Mediterranean chopped salad (cucumber, tomato, quinoa, feta, marcona almond & lemon oregano vinaigrette), steak tacos (avocado, cotija cheese, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, & anasazi beans), and finished with an apple crisp! It was AMAZING and I will definitely be back!
Later, in the weekend we took some friends from Chicago to Carmines on Penn. It’s an Italian restaurant that carries a southern/northern mix, with big chalk boards that holds the menu on the walls. They serve everything family style in nice big size portions. We shared the Sausage & Peppers, the “Frutti di Mare” (a seafood pasta with clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp, calamari, scallops, and colorado striped bass in a marinara sauce) and the Chef’s special Ravioli (smoked chicken ravioli with pancetta in a cream sauce). You feel like your dining at home with the wonderful food and cozy atmosphere.
Hope everyone has a healthy, happy, and productive upcoming week! XOXO


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Hamburger Soup

Sometimes you just feel like a bowl of soup! Especially, when its chilly out. So, I made an easy hearty hamburger soup and allowed it to cook on low for 8 hours in my crock pot and it was mmmmmmm mmmmmmm good! The simple things in life are sometimes more pleasing then the extravagant. At least that’s how I felt while eating my bowl of soup. Nothing fancy here with this recipe but yummy veggies, extra lean beaf, and whole wheat elbow macaroni. 🙂
1 1/2 of Extra Lean Beef (97% lean and 4% fat is what I used)
1 Can of Diced Garlic Tomatoes (undrained)
1 Cup of Diced Potatoes
4 Stalks of Celery
1 Jalapeno Diced
1 Chopped Onion (I used sweet onion)
1 Can of Corn (drained)
1 Can of Green Beans (drained)
1 squash sliced
1/2 Cup of Shredded Carrots
1/2 Cup of Diced Mushrooms
1/4 Tsp of Pepper
1 Tsp of Garlic Powder
1 Tsp of Onion Powder
1 Tsp of Dried Basil
1 Tsp of Paprika
Beef Bouillon Cubes
Low Sodium Chicken Stock
1 Pack of Lipton Onion Soup
Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni
Brown your beef. In crock pot add 2 cups of water and 3 cups of chicken stock. Add packet of lipton onion soup and 4 beef bouillon cubes. Pour in tomatoes, green beans, and corn. Add the remaining veggies and spices (you can add more spice to liking). Allow to cook for the next 6 to 8 hours or you can cook on high for half the time. The last hour add your macaroni noodles and ENJOY!


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Salmon & Edamame

If you like fish, this might be the easiest meal you ever make and it’s healthy! Salmon has a reputation for being a healthy fish because of the Omega 3 fats and the protein it contains. It also has health benefits assisting with cancer prevention, eye health, cardiovascular health, and skin and hair health. These benefits are all based from the consumption of wild salmon, farm raised salmon is an entirely different kettle of fish.
Maybe that little bit of knowledge will entice you try it! Take a piece of foil, line the foil with sliced lemon, and place the salmon on top of the lemon. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and drizzle with teriyaki. Wrap and close fish in foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes (until desired temperature) and serve with edamame.

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Chicken Stir Fry

Healthy Chicken Stir Fry! You can make in a wok or in a large pan…
Green Onion
1 small package of Mushrooms
1 bag of Broccoli Slaw
1 bag of Cabbage
1 small package or bundle of Asparagus
Rotisserie Chicken
Peanut Butter
Soy Sauce
In wok saute green onions for few minutes in a little olive oil. Add diced mushrooms and saute for few more minutes. Add cabbage cook for a few minutes. Add asparagus and cook for a few minutes. Add broccoli slaw, shredded rotisserie chicken, a few splashes of soy sauce and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until everything has cooked together to desired texture. Then add two large scoops of peanut butter cook a few more minutes and ENJOY! 😉


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Cedar Plank Salmon

Man today has been one of those days where I just want to go burry my head in the sand! You know the days where if everything could go wrong it would and when it rains it pours? Well, yea I’m having one of those days! Pffffft, ok the show must go on regardless… so, let’s eat! Food always seems to make me feel better. Im a fan of fish and a big fan of cedar plank salmon that restaurants serve. I like the cedar flavor it gives the fish. So, on my last mall trip I journeyed into one of my favorite stores that I could spend hours and thousands in (besides Neiman Marcus), William Sonoma and purchased some cedar planks to mimic the restaurants version. William Sonoma has so many fun gadgets, kitchen accessories, and condiments that I wish I could just load up my kitchen with and turn myself into a regular Martha Stewart. 😉
Upon, arriving home I realized I didn’t have propane for the grill and my cedar planks are suppose to soak for 2 hours before using them. I figured I really should just put myself to bed at this point. Oh la-ti-da, more hurdles to over come and two more things to add to my super terrific day. I immediately ran to google which I can’t live without, it has the answer to all my questions and I learned that I minimally needed to soak the cedar planks for at least 30 minutes and I can cook the cedar planked salmon in the oven. Nothing would be as good of course as a grill with wood chips for additional smokey flavor but today, an oven it is. I marinated the salmon in the following ingredients…
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup green onions
1 tbsp fresh ginger root
1 tsp minced garlic
Mix in a bowl and place your salmon filets in bowl and marinate fro at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. Place salmon on the plank, a pan under the plank, and pop into oven . I made the mistake of placing it directly onto the oven grate and almost set of the smoke detectors. Yes, one more thing to add to this day I’m having. Aiy ya ya! Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon or cook to your desired liking. I paired up with asparagus that I roasted in the oven with fresh squeezed lemon juice and red new potatoes. Finally, something went right today the dinner was DEEEEEE-LICIOUS! Phewwww


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