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Keep Calm & Follow Me

Hi Friends! I posted last night that I started my new project! I’m excited to be doing both http://www.glitzgirlzglamourguide.com and http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com! Please help me spread the word and KEEP CALM & FOLLOW ME 🙂 at both sites! I’m a true believer if you can dream it you can do it!!!
If your a foodie and love easy recipes follow me at “Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too” and let’s Eat, Drink, & Be Merry Together!
Thanks for all the love & support! XO





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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!
Please continue to FOLLOW ME here and @ http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

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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…
Ingredients
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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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. 🙂
Ingredients
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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Chicken Stir Fry

Healthy Chicken Stir Fry! You can make in a wok or in a large pan…
Ingredients
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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Spinach Salad

This salad is a perfect lunch salad! One of my favs…:)
Baby spinach, nutty parmesan (cut into small pieces), cran-raisens, almond slivers or toasted pine nuts, real crunchy bacon is best or you can use hormel bacon bits in jar, chicken, and hard boiled egg. I like to use a tomato base dressing, homemade dressing, or a russian dressing seems to go best. Healthy, Easy, & Tasty!


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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…
Marinade
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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Baked Turkey Meatball Zucchini Pasta

Oh My! When I tell you that this dish is AHHHHHH-MAZING, it’s an understatement when describing just how good it is! I can not put into words or express enough how delicious it is and let’s not forget healthy! Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring!
First, I made my baked turkey meatballs by doing the following…Mix Ingredients below in food processor
Olive Oil
1/2 Onion
1/2 Shallot
Small pkg of Mushrooms
1 Clove of Garlic
1/4 cup of Parsley
2 tbsp of Feta Cheese (sun dried tomato & basil)
1 tsp of Salt & Pepper
Grind really well in food processor. Then in bowl mix ground turkey, 1/2 cup of italian bread crumbs, 1 egg, 1 tbsp of tomato paste, and the mixed ingredients from the food processor. Make into balls and bake @ 400 degrees for 20min.
To make the zucchini pasta just take a potato peeler and slice down the zucchini into thin ribbons. Saute in a pan on stove top with 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 3 minutes or until translucent. Salt & pepper to taste and drizzle with marinara. Please if there is anything that you make or try from this blog, this should be the DISH! It’s seriously AHHHHHHH-MAZING! 😉





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Chicken Lasagna

I love Italian food! There is a place in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida called Casa De Angelo that I miss and CRAVE! All of their dishes are mouth watering, but I’m a sucker for their truffle mushroom risotto! It’s on my top five favorite foods list. 🙂 I was in the mood for something Italian and decided I would make a Chicken Lasagna. It was suppose to be a white cheese chicken lasagna (allrecipes.com) with no sauce but I forgot to buy ricotta and decided to use some sauce as a substitute. I ended up tweaking the recipe just a little …
Ingredients
9 lasagna noodles
1/2 cup of butter
1 onion chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1 tsp of salt
2 cups of chicken broth
1 1/2 cups of milk
4 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, dived
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups of sauce (homemade or your favorite store bought) or use 2 cups of ricotta cheese
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat (I bought a rotisserie chicken)
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the butter until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the flour and salt, and simmer until bubbly. Mix in the broth and milk, and boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Season with the basil, oregano, and ground black pepper. Remove from heat, and set aside.
Spread 1/3 of the sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer with 1/3 of the noodles, then 1 cup of sauce, and the 1cup of chicken. Arrange 1/3 of the noodles over the chicken, and layer with 1/3 of the sauce mixture, spinach (thawed & drained), 1 cup of chicken, 1 cup of sauce spooned on,and the remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Arrange remaining noodles over cheese, and spread remaining sauce evenly over noodles. Sprikle 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. “La buona Cucina”





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Grilled Shrimp Tacos

The Real Simple Magazine is a great magazine if you have not read one yet with lots of great recipes, home & organizing tips, etc… I found this grilled shrimp recipe in their magazine and decided to give it a go! You need a few simple INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
3 tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds of large shrimp, peeled
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large garlic cloves, minced
4 limes, cut into quarters
kosher salt
corn tortillas
2 to 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
bottled green tomatillo salsa

Directions
Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and cumin. Set aside.
Skewer the shrimp. (If using wood skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes beforehand.) I just used the indoor griddle and it worked the same as the grill. In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic. Brush the shrimp with the garlic butter.
Place the shrimp on grill with the limes. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and the limes are browned.
Remove from grill. Lightly salt the shrimp.
Grill the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side, then place inside a paper bag to keep warm.
Divide shrimp evenly among the tortillas. Top with the cabbage, sour cream sauce, tomatillo salsa, and a squeeze of grilled lime.
I also made a few with diced red bell pepper, jalapeno, and mango … just adds a hint more of flavor!



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