Grilled Asparagus Medley

Grilled Asparagus Medley

Grilled Asparagus Medley


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


This colorful veggie recipe happened by accident.  One evening, I didn’t have room on the grill for all the things I wanted to prepare, so I threw two of the dishes together and came up with this medley.  It goes great with any grilled meat.  This recipe is Diabetic Friendly!

          Pam Gaspers                                                                     Hastings, Nebraska


 Grilled Asparagus Medley Recipe

Grilled Asparagus Medley

1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed

1 each sweet red, yellow and green pepper, julienned

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1 medium tomato, chopped

1 medium onion, sliced

1 can (2 ¼ oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. minced fresh parsley

½ tsp. pepper

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning

¼ tsp. dill weed


In a disposable foil pan, combine the vegetables, olives and garlic; drizzle with oil and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with parsley, salt, pepper, lemon-pepper and dill; toss to coat.

Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.               8 servings


(Recipe for Grilled Asparagus Medley was on, 2014)


Appetizer Wreath

Appetizer Wreath

Appetizer Wreath


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


I have lots of fun with this festive appetizer wreath.  I often place a bowl of bowl of stuffed olives in the center.

         Shirley Privratsky                                                            Dickinson, North Dakota


Appetizer Wreath Recipe

Appetizer Wreath


2 tubes (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent rolls

1 package (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened

½ cup sour cream

1 tsp. dill weed

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1 ½ cups chopped fresh broccoli florets

1 cup finely chopped celery

½ cup finely chopped sweet red pepper

Celery leaves


Remove crescent dough from packaging (DO NOT UNROLL).  Cut each tube into eight slices.  Arrange in an 11 inch circle on an ungreased 14 inch pizza pan.

Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a serving platter; cool completely.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, dill and garlic powder until smooth.  Spread over wreath; top with broccoli, celery and red pepper.  Form a bow garnish with celery leaves.

16 servings

(Recipe for Appetizer Wreath was on, 2013)


Leftover Turkey Rice Soup


Leftover Turkey Rice Soup

Leftover Turkey Rice Soup

Turkey replaces chicken in this classic rice soup.

Leftover Turkey Rice Soup Recipe

Leftover Turkey Rice Soup


4 cups of Defatted Chicken broth (can use chicken bouillon as well)

½ cup diced celery

¼ cup diced carrots

¼ cup diced onion

½ tsp. poultry seasoning

¼ tsp. dill weed

Salt and pepper to taste

4 oz. cooked turkey, cubed (discard any skin and fat)

1 cup cooked rice

In medium saucepan, combine broth, celery, carrots, onions and seasoning.  Cover and cook over medium low heat until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.  Add turkey and rice.  Heat through.

5 servings

(Recipe for Leftover Turkey Rice Soup came from Diabetic Connect, 2013)


Herbed Tomato Bisque

Herbed Tomato Bisque

Herbed Tomato Bisque


This would be great to chase away the chill on a stormy night.  This creamy tomato soup has a hint of sweetness from honey and great herb flavor.

                Dawn Richard                                           Princeton, MN


Herbed Tomato Bisque Recipe

Herbed Tomato Bisque

1 medium onion, finely chopped

¼ cup butter, cubed

¼ cup flour

1 tsp. dill weed

1 tsp. dried oregano

3 cups chicken broth

3 cans (14 ½ oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained

¼ cup minced fresh parsley

2 Tbsp. honey

¾ tsp. salt

¾ tsp. white pepper

1 ½ cups half-and-half cream


In a large saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender.  Stir in the flour, dill and oregano until blended; gradually add broth.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, honey, salt and pepper.  Return to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.  Stir in cream; heat through.                   8 servings


(Recipe for Herbed Tomato Bisque came from Taste of Home (


Grilled Steak Pitas

Grilled Steak Pitas

Grilled Steak Pitas

Daryl MacKinnan shares this recipe from her sister-in-law Jen.   The pitas are quick, delicious and portable.


Grilled Steak Pitas Recipe

Grilled Steak Pitas

Yogurt Sauce:   2 cups plain Greek yogurt

1-2 Tbsp. DILL WEED, (to taste)

½ cucumber, peeled, seeded and minced

¼- ½ tsp. salt (optional, to taste)

1 ½ Lbs. skirt steak (or sandwich steak or round steak pieces pounded a bit flatter)

½ cup fresh lemon juice (juice from 2-3 lemons)




4 pitas, regular or whole wheat, halved

2 cups arugula, or soft lettuce, washed and dried

½ cup crumbled feta cheese (about 2 oz.)

1 tomato, sliced


Make the yogurt sauce first.  Put the yogurt in a bowl.  Rub the DILL WEED between your hands, over the bowl, so that the dill is broken up and releases its flavor.  Add cucumber and mix well.  Add salt and mix.  Taste and add more DILL and salt as directed.  Refrigerate until to use.

Combine the steak, lemon juice, OREGANO, PEPPER and GARLIC in a zip-top bag or other closed container.  Marinate for 10-30 minutes.  Pre-heat grill while steak is marinating.  Remove the steak from the bag and discard the marinade.  Grill the steak to desired degree of doneness; 3-4 minutes per side over high heat is a rough estimate for medium-rare.  Remove from the grill and let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

While the steak is standing, fill each pita half with a few heaping spoonfuls of yogurt sauce, feta cheese, a bunch of arugula and tomato slices.  Slice the steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.  Add steak to the pitas and serve.         Serves 4

(Recipe for Grilled Steak Pitas was in Penzeys Spices catalog)