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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Angel Hair and Maple Mustard Chicken

This is a super fast and easy to do pasta recipe.  Another good thing about this is that you can do it in advance and store in the fridge. My stored bottle only lasts about 1 week but I reckon it will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.  You just have to watch out for the basil leaves and make sure they're not too wilted.



Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
Ingredients:
300 grms of Sun Dried Tomatoes - I just use any brand that's available
1 pack of sweet basil leaves - I just buy the pre packed ones at the grocery, the more basil leaves the more flavorful 1/2-1 cup of grated parmasean cheese - better to use fresh but the dried bottle ones work too 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil - can be adjusted depending on how much basil leaves you use Salt & Pepper to taste
Angel hair pasta (or any kind of pasta)
Procedure:
Grind sun dried tomatoes (with oil) and basil in a food processor, put in EVOO if mixture gets too dry.  Put mixture in a bowl, add parmasean, salt & pepper and mix.
Cook p…

No Bake Graham Cracker Brownies

I bought crushed graham crackers from Rustan's the other day and thought of trying out the no bake recipe on the package. It seemed pretty easy enough so I decided to just make revisions to the recipe as I went along.  Besides I didn't want to keep left over crushed graham crackers so I did 2 batches and modified with whatever ingredients I could find at home.  The receipe is below with my modifications in magenta. :)

ps. Mr. Man enjoyed these - as usual he ate them with ice cream :)



MY San Graham Brownies (CovertHousewife version) Ingredients: 1 Cup (10 crackers) M.Y. San Graham Honey, crushed (1 pack 200g Crushed Graham Crackers) ¼ cup peanuts, toasted, chopped (1/2 cup crushed cashews) 2 TBSP Confectioner’s sugar (none – didn’t have any) 1 TBSP Peanut butter (2 TBSP Peanut Butter) 1 TBSP Condensed Milk (4 TBSP Condensed Milk) 2 TBSP White sugar (2 TBSP Caster sugar) 3 TBSP Cocoa Powder (6 TBSP Cocoa Powder) ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted (1/2 cup melted butter/1 stick unsalted mel…

Spinach Lasagne (no pasta) low cal

Years ago, I did a bit of research on how to make healthy lasagne.  Since then, I can say after several experiments that I finally got it :)  This dish is a staple in our household and is often made when people are "dieting". :)
I don't like measuring stuff when I cook (non dessert dishes) so it was a bit of a challenge to approximate this recipe.  In any case I did my best and I think the recipe is pretty accurate.  Just a warning though, I couldn't find my camera the time I made this dish so all the photos were taken with my webcam. 
I often just use an entire pack of Spag Sauce just cause I don't like storing left over unused sauce in the fridge.  I forget about those pretty easily so my solution is to just cook all of it.
You can also use fresh Spinach if you prefer. I've used fresh Spinach before but I find it too tedious to clean them.  I don't have a stay home helper so it's really more convenient for me to just buy these in cans.  You just have …