Monday, May 31, 2010

Triple Seasoning Crock Pot Roast

When I first saw this all I could say was "mmm," I assure you after my first sniff I said the same; after my first taste I was in heaven, mmm'ing with every bite that hit my tongue. I saw the recipe on Monica's blog and I knew I just had to make it! I actually have three recipes to share with you tonight. First: crock pot roast beef; second: mashed potatoes with purple kale; third: orange glazed carrots. Thank you Monica for posting such an amazing recipe, I absolutely loved it.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bell Pepper Egg in the Basket

I made this for breakfast the other day after seeing it in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine. I think they're delicious, and a great way to get in extra veggies in the morning and cut out the extra carbohydrates. If you're like me you love breakfast food, and egg in the basket (or egg in a hole, birds nest, moon over Miami, cowboy eggs, etc.) was a favorite of mine as a kid and still is today. They can be made with toast, waffles, and even french toast ^_^ If you're totally lost and have no clue what I'm talking about, it's the dish made by making a hole in a slice of bread, frying it up in butter and cracking a whole egg in the toast. Yummo! This is a healthy spin on that already amazing dish. Grab your eggs and lets get cookin!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rocket Pasta and Spicy Sausage Meatballs

Arugula, more commonly known as rocket in other countries, has become more popular recently. Initially quite exotic and native to the Mediterranean you can see it in any grocery store found near the salads. Arugula is tasty, with a peppery flavor that adds life to salads and is wonderful in almost any pasta dish. I was inspired by Rachael Ray (as always) and a recipe I saw her make last week. Preheat your oven and lets get started!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

I made buffalo chicken strips for lunch a couple weeks ago; these are delicious and so easy to make you should give them a shot! ^_^

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps

I saw these on Rachael Ray the other day and just HAD to try them. If you've been to PF Changs, or some other fancy Chinese bistro, then you've probably seen lettuce wraps on the menu. You've also probably seen the price, which is around $8.00. Okay now, doesn't that seem just a little ridiculous? The appetizer is made from: chicken, lettuce, sauce. Okay seriously, eight bucks?! Chicken, lettuce, sauce. Chicken is extraordinarily cheap (I'm talking $3/pound and that's for chicken breasts, you could use a cheaper cut), lettuce is standard in a kitchen, and the sauces are made from ingredients already in your own pantry. Oh also, they don't even put it together for you! You choose your sauce, the lettuce is separate from the chicken; all the chefs really did was cook the chicken for you. You can get crab wontons (which sound much more complicated) for less money. Nonetheless, you're in luck! I happen to have an amazing recipe for said wraps ^_^

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Taco Bar!

Hey there, I hope everyone had a great Cinco de Mayo! I nursed a hangover the majority of today, awesome. The best part of the holiday was definitely the food! We had tacos & beer, okay and tequila. Then I might have also had wine while watching Cougar Town. No big deal, I'm alive.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Spinach and Cheese Frittatas

I've been wanting to make these for breakfast for a while now. Unfortunately, my husband is rarely home in the morning and neither am I. Since I had Monday off, I figured it would be nice for him to come home and have a hearty healthy breakfast.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Garlic Stuffed Olive Spread

My awesomely gorgeous friend A came over on Tuesday to watch Glee. We headed down to the market for snacks and she (being pregnant) came up with an odd but delicious combo! A made little roll ups from spicy salami, whipped cream cheese, and garlic stuffed green olives. It was so delicious. I made a spread using capers, whipped cream cheese, and garlic stuffed olives and slapped it on some bread. The flavor was fine, but I honestly think it would be MUCH better to get large (or really any size) slices of a salty dried meat and wrap them around this spread. The meat really goes well with the salty tangy flavor the olives have, and the sweet creamy consistency of the cheese.