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Crispy Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Crispy Bourbon Glazed Salmon
I am always looking for new and exciting ways to eat fish. It has turned out that I’ve made at least one new seafood dish every week for the last month. We love seafood so much and now that the spring is coming, I find myself craving it more and more. If only we lived in an area where fresh seafood was accessible. Pittsburgh… that is not you. I really don’t discriminate when it comes to seafood. It’s my go-to way for preparing salmon. When my mom made that romano crusted fish last week, she also baked some store-bought bourbon glazed salmon that left us all less than impressed. I was thrilled with the results. The recipe makes a good bit so you have leftovers – simply store it in the fridge and use for a glaze or dipping sauce later. It compliments the salmon so perfectly that you can serve it as the main course, in a taco, in a salad (boo!) Bourbon Glazed Salmon makes about 1/2 cup of glaze 1 pound fresh salmon 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt 1/2 tablespoon black pepper 3/4 cup bourbon Related:  Food

Crispy Potato Roast Recipe Hey Guys! So…it’s still really hot out…wtf! I’m totally ready for fall…forget this, “I just don’t want summer to end” BS…I’m OVER IT! Okay, I apologize for being aggressive right there, but man does this weather make me grumpy. There are a few things that get my mood up during weather like this: 1) My Dog (always) 2) Frequent Fro-Yo and Hawaiian Ice trips with the boyfriend 3) This Roasted Onion Dip. Remember when you were a kid and sleepovers were still the best thing ever? If you are willing to brave a hot kitchen for about an hour (woof, I know), this dip is totally worth it and a delicious treat to help keep you cool (once you’re sitting and enjoying it) and leave you feeling guilt-less afterwards! xx Jenny Roasted Onion Dip Serves 5 to 6 Ingredients: 2 large sweet onions, quartered 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Creamy Caprese Pasta Sigh. It’s Monday. I know. You probably don’t have a smile on your face. Maybe you woke up 35 minutes late and couldn’t wash your hair. Dumped hot coffee on your new white shirt? That only means one thing. Mondays are for grown ups. But I have some good news! Monday just got a whole lot more tolerable. Shucks… I sort of like Monday now. So – the pasta! Am I gonna give it up or what? Creamy Caprese Pasta serves 4-6 1 pound whole wheat pasta (noodles such as penne work best) 1 cup of your favorite pasta/tomato sauce 1/3 cup heavy cream or half and half 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese + more for garnish 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes 1 pint of grape tomatoes (I cut some in half and left some whole) 1 bunch of fresh basil leaves Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. While pasta is cooking, heat tomato sauce over low heat in a large saucepan. Top with additional fresh basil and grated cheese. Take that Monday.

Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce Veggies! Excuse me while I run and hide. Oh, hello there cream. I’ll come back since I love you. Wednesday I received a text message from Mr. How Sweet. I thought it sounded pretty good too. Come again? What is this “we” business? It must be a phase. Kinda makes me want to rethink my stance on veggies? [print_this] Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce makes 4 peppers 4 red, green, orange or yellow peppers 1 pound ground chicken or turkey breast 1/2 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice 3/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 29-ounce can of tomato sauce (I used Red Pack) 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil salt and pepper Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and chopped onion, sauteing until soft – about 5 minutes. While chicken is cooking, mix the tomato sauce with the heavy cream and remaining garlic clove and heat it over low heat. [/print_this]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups Soooooo… you know that episode of Sex and the City where Miranda has to dump dish soap on top of chocolate cake just so she will stop eating it?? Uh. Yeeeeeah. These are like… of that caliber. And that totally almost happened to me. I ate what felt like a million, then had a plate of 5-day old green bean fries from the fridge and called it lunch. I definitely recommend those. For lunch. Face? Inhale. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups [cookie dough adapted from cookie dough dip] makes 24 cups 2 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 3/4 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips In a small saucepan, heat butter until melted. Line a mini muffin with with liners. Remove muffin tin and cookie dough, then place 1 teaspoon of cookie dough (I somewhat rolled mine) into the chocolate cups. Sigh.

Chevron Dresser (I’m back!) I’m 16 weeks pregnant today! I can safely say that I am done with the “morning” sickness now. Hooray!! And I’m back with my first official project since I went down for the count around Christmas time! (Thanks to Cara for holding down the fort in my absence.) For my first project back in the saddle, I chose to tackles this great dresser I picked up for $15 (I know!) I decided to do something I’ve been wanting to for a while now… chevrons!! Then, after I was all done, I check the TL facebook page and my friend NataLee from Designed to the Nines told me that she did a chevron pattern and made a cardboard template and it saved her tons of time. I painted it “Thistle Blue” from Martha Stewart and painted the chevrons and stripe with a hand mixed gray. Here it is! This pic is a better representation of the stain on the top: Killer casters! So I’m feeling pretty good about my first project back in the game. That’s it for now! Linking to:

How to To Make Your Food Taste Awesome | Easy Food Posted by admin on Aug 19, 2012 in Food Preparation | 211 comments In case you are not skilled with the food recipes and preparation, listed bellow are some of the easy food tips to make your meals delicious easy way. No matter you prepare breakfast, dinner or just a snack, the easy food tips are here to make your food even more attractive and awesome. Idea by Janice Kamide Images Source BuzzFeed Crispy Shrimp Tacos I have dinner! And it includes fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood and avocado. Can’t go wrong there, right? Especially if your shrimp is already clean – this meal should take you less than 20 minutes to throw together. I knew exactly what was happening to one mango though. I think I like these better than regular tacos. And they are just so pretty and colorful. We enjoyed this so much that I’m planning on making it again Friday. [print_this] Crispy Shrimp Tacos serves 2 1/2 pound raw, deveined shrimp (tails removed) 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 mango, chopped 1/4 tomato, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped avocado 4 corn or flour tortillas 1/4 cup grated cotija or cheddar cheese 1 lime shredded lettuce cilantro Make sure shrimp is clean and completely dry. Combine chopped mango, onion and tomato together in a bowl, adding a bit of salt and pepper. [/print_this]

Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top. If you are a fan of s’mores, watch out! I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for summer. Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top. Ingredients: 1 package graham crackers, broken into squares 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 (12 ounce) bag semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cup mini marshmallows 2 – 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Leave a Comment

Step-by-Step: Homemade Naan – Tasty Kitchen Blog One of my resolutions for New Year was to make more homemade bread. I couldn’t think of a better place to begin than with one of my favorites: fluffy naan. To be honest, naan has always intimidated me a bit. Not only that, but I can’t believe how simple it really is. I followed Prerna’s recipe exactly, and loved it so much that I also made a second batch with whole wheat pastry flour. Here’s everything you need for the dough: milk, plain yogurt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt, olive oil and either whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour. Begin by combining all of your dry ingredients—the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt—into a bowl. In a separate bowl, warm the milk (I used the microwave and heated mine for about 25 seconds) with the plain yogurt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and slowly add half of the yogurt and milk mixture. Mix the dough with a spoon until it comes together. Now it’s time to let the dough work its magic. Description