Friday, November 29, 2013

Tortilla Chip Crusted Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Yogurt Slaw


I had been thinking about this recipe for a long time. Most namely the homemade tortillas, but my execution sucked! The tortillas were not good. I know why. I tried to use wheat flour. BOO HOO. Whaaaa. Seriously my first attempt at tortillas was not okay. They were gummy, hard and certainly not edible the next day as leftovers.

On the other hand, my tortilla chip crusted cod fish tacos with a jalapeƱo spiced chili lime yogurt slaw were to die for. Too bad we didn’t have any store bought tortillas to fix this meal! I am not sharing my fail, but I am however sharing this amazing taco recipe. Buy some tortillas or make some at your own risk!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Leftovers Taco Frittata



After a three day work trip I got home just in time to make dinner last night and whiped up our favorite Cheesy Baked Burritos. What can I say? I missed the kitchen and home cooked food. This morning I woke up and noticed we had some leftover filling from last night burritos. After assessing what we had I decided to take a stab at a Frittata and by was it a success. Leftovers from tacos or burritos + eggs = a super easy way to resourcefully make a meal – breakfast, brunch, dinner, you name it!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hodgson Mill ‘Have a Grain Holiday!’ Recipe Contest

Hodgson Mill is hosting a fun recipe contest for bloggers. The ‘Have a Grain Holiday!’ Recipe Contest provides bloggers with samples of their whole-grain non-gmo organic products to make a holiday dessert for the contest. The prizes are awesome!

The competition is a little exclusive as only 50 will be selected to compete, so you have to apply first to get chosen. Not interested? You can still enjoy a coupon to try them out!  

Have a "GRAIN Holiday" with a coupon good for $1 off any purchase of @ Hodgson Mill flour! http://bit.ly/GrainSavings

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nutty Teriyaki Chicken and Green Beans


I hate this dark weather. I have yet to perfect the inside picture. This picture doesn’t do this dish justice….so I guess I will have to paint a picture for you.

Think teriyaki chicken; add garlic and honey, lemon infused green beans, peanuts and a little bit of noodles - sweet and bold yumminess. You could actually lose the noodles and reduce sauce if you want. I added noodles for the kids.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nutty Apple Sauced Baked Chops


I wowed myself with this recipe. Let me first admit that I am not a fan of sweet flavors combined with savory, but I had to come up with something for a contest I was working on. These parmesan, oat flour and breadcrumb coated and baked chops were juicy and loaded with flavor. The star of the show was most certainly the gravy made of drippings, apples, cashews and nutmeg.

I was really proud to serve this up for dinner and excited to enter it into the McCormick "Go 4 Gourmet Contest" with a theme of "Artisanal Autumn." This period the 4 required ingredients were apples, nuts, nutmeg and grains. Grand Prize: A Gourmet Pantry Refresh in a Box and a $500 American Express Gift Card.

See the contest here:

After the contest ends I will be sure to share the exact recipe! Or message me and I will send to you to try. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Slow Cooker Chunky Chipotle Beef Stew


Writing about this dish makes me chuckle. Not a giggle and certainly not a laugh…a chuckle. My husband asked if “we” could make a beef stew this week.” Of course,” I said. But…after I learned about a few contests coming I knew I couldn't just waste a Saturday afternoon making an ordinary beef stew. Who wants to be ordinary?!

Thinking quickly while grocery shopping I knew I wanted to do this stew in the crock pot and the clock was ticking! With the thought of adding spice I went with chipotles in adobo sauce to be the star flavor accompanied by the typical stew vegetables. Browning the meat before cooking helps sear in the juices, but the corn, sour cream and cilantro help balance it to a surprising level.