Friday, March 17, 2006

Twice Baked Potatoes Deluxe

4 medium baking potatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup plain yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced

1. Wash potatoes well. Dry and pierce on each side with a fork. Cook in the microwave on high for approximately 15 minutes or until soft (or bake at 400° for a hour.) Let potatoes cool.
2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the pulp, leaving 1/2 inch of pulp to support the skin. Set potato skins aside. Combine potato pulp, 1/2 cup cheese, yoghurt, salt, pepper, and paprika, and mix well. Set aside.
3. Heat olive oil in a skillet. When hot, add garlic, broccoli and mushrooms. Cook until tender. Drain gently; add vegetables to potato pulp mixture and stir lightly.
4. Preheat oven to 350°. Spoon potato pulp mixture into potato skins. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese; return to oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)