What a fun contest. I still don’t feel like I nailed it. Recipe requirements are to use Kellogg's® Eggo® waffles of course, but also needed to be fun and fresh.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Think tequila lime shrimp, but I will raise you with Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum and cilantro. The shrimp marinade is quite the thoughtful list.
Posted by Anonymous at Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Another recipe easily prepared in advance! Put everything in a bowl prepared days before and bake when desired. Full of fiber and so simple, this dish was served over long grain and wild rice in our house but could have been easily served over noodles or mashed potatoes. I used Brussels sprouts but they could have been substituted with broccoli or any other vegetable for that matter!
Posted by Anonymous at Thursday, March 28, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
WOW! This dinner hit the nail on the head. The bloomin’ potato is cut criss-cross, seasoned and greased up before baking. Topped with a mushroom and sirloin sauté in creamy Dijon sauce I am sad to report there are no leftovers.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
- 9 ingredient maximum
- Healthy and Affordable
- Ingredients from different food groups!
- Prepared and cooked in less than 30 minutes!
When I first made this I miscounted my ingredients and omitted soy sauce thinking I was over the limit! I know…how could I have done that?! Second time I made it was executed much better. Since the blender was out…so was Cole! I swear he waits for electrical equipment to volunteer – “Me help!”
Posted by Anonymous at Thursday, March 21, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
This recipe is contest ready! Starting with garlic roasted corn, black beans, and flavorful diced tomatoes finished with kickin’ salmon chunks what an explosive bowl of goodness. This entry is on its way to the DEL MONTE® CHILI COOK-OFF CHALLENGE!
A fun new way to color eggs. Waxing eggs was renamed color explosion in our house today. We had already gone for a walk, played football and attempted to fly a kite (wind was not steady enough), but we needed something to do before someone begged to watch Spiderman for the 100th time. I got this idea from “Paas” of course.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
My first attempt at cornbread from scratch couldn't be boring…well especially when you have a two year old using the mixer. Although he ended up splattering the batter and dousing me in flour, this cornbread beauty was fun to make on a rainy day. The creamy contrast of goat cheese and honey fits perfectly with the sweet corn layer.
I said baked – not fried! You better believe I had no complaints at dinner when I said we were having chicken nuggets. I have always wanted to make these, but there are so many recipes out there for chicken nuggets. Most call for deep frying, but I just can’t do it! These chicken nuggets are so easy and full of flavor minus the grease.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Enjoyed some duck eggs tonight for dinner. They were brought over by Nana from the salon she goes to. Why they sell eggs at a salon is beyond me, let alone duck eggs. Nevertheless they were quite the treat.
Surprisingly, the taste wasn't much different than a chicken egg. What was different was the size of course. Cracking the egg was very unique as they had very hard shells to get through. After in the pan they didn't look much different than a chicken egg. The super jumbo yoke was slightly richer but absolutely delicious.
Posted by Anonymous at Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Third and final attempt at the Simply Potatoes 5 Ingredient Fix contest proved to be a winner. Now remember, this contest has to have 5 ingredients - no more, no less. Spinach and feta have obviously been proven combinations but when you throw in egg and fresh shredded potatoes this dish becomes simple elegance.
My husband was so skeptical to see me preparing this, but after he tried it he even helped me name it. He called it a potato fritter and was delighted to know he would be having it again for breakfast tomorrow.
Posted by Anonymous at Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
How have I missed out on Cauliflower Rice? The consistency is so much like rice, yet full of nutrition and fiber – just what we are looking for! This recipe screams garlic on so many levels so I just might submit it to the festival.
The Garlic Festival contest that is. My talented foodie aunt has been a finalist in this contest before and we have always dreamed of being there together. Last year I submitted three recipes so this year I am a little standoffish. Truth is…I use garlic in 90% of my recipes. How could I not?
Something I couldn't live another day without sharing is the Spinach Pesto. Seriously you can’t go wrong with spinach and now you are set for a fabulous meal.
Posted by Anonymous at Saturday, March 09, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Have you ever watched “America’s Test Kitchen?” If you like to cook and you haven’t you are missing out! They take classic dishes and test different recipes to determine the best way to cook that signature dish. We have dozens of episodes on our DVR just waiting to come to life in our kitchen.
Thankfully, I am not the only one that cooks in my house. My husband Tanner is a seriously good cook. In fact, when it comes to eating I would be completely satisfied if he just cooked every day. I would even be happy to just clean up after work! Yes. He is that good.
Fact is…I love to cook too. I don’t just love to cook – I love to create. I like to take ordinary and kick it up a notch. Tanner on the other hand, loves to take something proven to be good and execute that dish to perfection. He likes tradition, measurements and balance. Needless to say he isn’t interested in stuffed dates or infused quinoa.
Posted by Anonymous at Thursday, March 07, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Dreaming of sunny days and fresh food from the farm. My first attempt at quiche was inspired by a bunch of chard I received in my weekly delivery. After 6 weeks of chard....I had to start getting creative. This makes a wonderful breakfast, brunch or dinner.
Posted by Anonymous at Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
This recipe is nothing fancy…just simple. I love simple. Especially during the week! We fired up the grill last week and served up a quick and flavorful chicken dinner. Think about it…this was quicker than frozen chicken nuggets. Sorry…I am just saying.
After a long day at work or taking care of kids, who has time to spend hours making a fresh and well balanced meal? 95% of the time we meet as a family at the table by six and tired children don’t wait for gourmet meals happily – at least in my house!
Flavorful grilled chicken met our meeting this night accompanied by sautéed garlic green beans with cheesy angel hair pasta. We chose angel air because it cooks quickly. Although I could do without the pasta, I have two growing boys to feed and they need some substance before sweet dreams. Something spicy or fancy usually results in after bed time visits with comments like…”I am hungry…can I have a banana?”
For this grilled lemon ranch chicken I prepped before I ran out the door for work with two coffee travel mugs full in hand. And yes, at seven am in the morning little 2-year-old Cole “helped” prepare the chicken and cut the green bean ends while our big 1st grader read to us about volcanoes.