Creating memories and spending time with loved ones is always a sentimental part of the winter months. Whether it is baking cookies with your grandmother or cooking dinner with mother, there is still a warm dish to be made with family. Preparing meals together not only creates bonds but also can be a relaxing activity. Following a recipe is a great way to clear one’s mind from all the distractions of a busy schedule, to converse and stay at ease by focusing on one simple task. There are so many recipes available that it can be tedious to search for the perfect one. We wanted to find recipes that were somewhat healthy, unique and easy to make with your loved ones. We have provided a sophisticated supper, a lovely lunch, an easy-bake breakfast and a tempting dessert. Next time you attempt one of these recipes with your loved one you are bound to create not only a delicious meal but also create memories to cherish.
Sesame Grilled Salmon
The Sesame Grilled Salmon will impress relatives and their taste buds. It is the perfect scrumptious supper that is guaranteed to please. To learn more about the preparation time and the recipe details, click here.
- 1/4 cup light soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 pound salmon fillets
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Whisk soy sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic together in a bowl until marinade is evenly
mixed. Set aside 1/4 of the marinade.
- Place salmon fillets in shallow dish; pour the remaining marinade over the salmon. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 5 minutes.
- Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Remove salmon from marinade, shaking to remove excess marinade, and place, skin-
side up, into the hot oil; cook for 4 minutes. Discard unused marinade in the shallow
dish. Flip salmon and drizzle the reserved 1/4 of the marinade over salmon; sprinkle
with sesame seeds. Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip salmon, remove skin and cook 1 minute more.
Baked Shrimp Scampi
This dish was a family favorite, and with the proper alterations, it can be healthy, yet satisfying. To learn more about the preparation time and the recipe details, click here.
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- (1 cup unsalted butter) Substitute with 7/8 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
- Place shrimp in a saucepan, cover with water to a depth of 2 inches over shrimp and
bring to a boil. Cover pan and cook until shrimp are pink 2 to 3 minutes; drain.
- Combine butter, white wine, lemon juice, parsley, cayenne pepper, and garlic in a 2-
quart casserole dish.
- Place casserole dish in oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- When butter is melted, lightly toss shrimp in butter mixture until coated. Sprinkle bread
crumbs over shrimp.
- Bake in the preheated oven until bread crumbs are lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Easy Morning Glory Muffins
In moderation, these muffins are a perfectly balanced breakfast. With vegetables, nuts, fruits and some healthier options, you cannot go wrong making this for relatives. We suggest baking these the night before due to the recipe being slightly more challenging. To learn more on the preparation time and details, click here.
- (2 cups all-purpose flour) Substitute for whole wheat flour\(1 1/4 cups white sugar) Substitute for Stevia (Pyure Bakeable Blend)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with
paper muffin liners.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrot,
raisins, nuts, coconut, and apple.
- In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the
carrot/flour mixture, just until moistened. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a
muffin, comes out clean.
Healthy Banana Cookies
This recipe is so nutritious you can enjoy them for breakfast. The ingredients are so simple it will surprise your loved ones. If anyone else tries these delectable bites, they may not believe you made them yourself. To learn more about the preparation time and the recipe details, click here.
• 3 ripe bananas
• 2 cups rolled oats
• 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, dates, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, and
allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.
At Franklin Park, our residents deserve the most exceptional cuisine. Whether you want to try one or all of these recipes, we want to hear about your results. We would love for you to share with us how your dishes turned out, so feel free to post a picture and description on our Facebook Page.