roasted garlic & brie soup I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life.
Everyday Reading - Practical Family Living for Book Loving Parents: Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini I have been in such a kitchen rut for the last couple of months. Between endless trips out of town (and another one coming up next week!) and Bart's busy schedule (which means. . .why would I cook dinner?), I basically just want to eat Pop-Tarts for dinner and call it a day. I managed to pull myself together enough to make this twice in the last couple of weeks, though (my strategy for ensuring we have dinner is to invite people over. Plus, it takes all of 25 minutes to make, so obviously I'm a huge fan. Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Serves 4 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 lb smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2" rounds 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 14-oz cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1/2 cup half-and-half 10 oz tortellini 2-3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped Salt and Pepper In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil, then add the sausage and cook until browned on both sides. Serve hot!
Greek Style Mac and Cheese | Steamy Kitchen Monday, March 28, 2011 Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese Introducing the McGowan family! Angie and her family are fellow Floridians and they publish the popular Eclectic Recipes blog and the fact that she has a recipe category called “Spanglish” wins my heart. This week, Angie is my guest on Steamy Kitchen, featuring her Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese recipe — packed with olives, spinach, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese. Enjoy! Jaden Greek Style Mac and Cheese by Angie McGowan, Eclectic Recipes I was just tickled when Jaden asked if I would like to guest post on Steamy Kitchen. So I guess your wondering who I am. I currently live in Orlando, Florida with my husband and three year old son, Julien. My family loves macaroni and cheese any way they can get it, but I get tired of doing the same old same boring recipe over and over. I got the havarti with dill in the deli section of my supermarket, and just asked them to cut my a half pound slice so I could shred it. Leave a Comment
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta Description Chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing together make up one of my favorite culinary trifectas. In this creamy, flavorful pasta dish, they're combined in a cheesy sauce for a quick and delicious dinner. And judging by the way my boys gobble it up, it's definitely kid-approved! Preparation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Copycat Candy Recipes To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » "Copycat Candy Recipes" is your backstage pass to famous brand-name candies! You've grown up eating these classic brand name candies, now you can recreate them at home. Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. Sarah James Editor, Food & LivingInstructables.com Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Description Looking for a way to jazz up a boring chicken dinner? Look no further! In this recipe, the flavors of a jalapeno popper are stuffed inside boneless skinless chicken breasts. The result? Absolute dinner perfection, and not boring in the least! Preparation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Mouthful - Frugal Feasts: Broccoli and Cheese calzones I'm a day late on Frugal Feasts. My apologies; although I doubt you guys have been eagerly waiting for its arrival. I wanted to offer another vegetarian recipe because eating a few meatless meals each week is a definite way to be more frugal. I grabbed Mollie Katzen's latest book, "Get Cooking," off the shelf. It is a good primer for the person in your life learning to cook. Her recipes give very explicit basic instructions for the newbie in the kitchen. I chose the recipe for Broccoli-Cheddar Cheese Calzones because Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Kroger have frozen vegetables on sale this week for about $1 per 7 to 10-ounce bag. Broccoli-Cheddar Cheese Calzones Adjust the oven rack to the center position and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray a work surface with vegetable oil spray or coat with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Divide the filling into four equal portions. Transfer the filled calzones to the prepared baking tray. Cost breakdown
Sassy Stuffed Peppers Description I think everyone's mom or family member had a recipe for stuffed peppers they remember from their youth. Maybe not everyone feels this way, but I always loved stuffed peppers. This recipe is different than my Mother's, but still very very yummy. I mixed it up with a few green olives, paprika, and garlic. The peppers came out so yummy! Preparation Add beef, garlic, carrots, and onion to a large skillet.
Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup — Delishhh Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Fennel is one of those vegetables that are pretty intimidating to a few people. It has a specific anis flavor, and I have to admit I have stayed away from fennel because many folks do not like it. A few weeks ago I went to an event where I was serving tomato and fennel soup and it was just delicious. There are a few key things here that makes this soup a deep sweet delicious flavor; roasting the tomatoes and caramelizing the fennel. What do you make with fennel? Roasted Tomato and Fennel SoupAdapted from Fine Cooking Magazine Sept. 19942 lbs tomatoes or 2 -12 oz can of whole tomatoes olive oil 3 tbsp unsalted butter 4 shallots, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 1 fennel, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 cups chicken stock 5 sprigs fresh tarragon 5 sprigs fresh parsley 1 cup heavy cream 2 tbsp Pernod (optional) Salt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteHeat the oven to 400F. Other Similar Recipes: One Year Ago: Swedish Brownie “Kladdkaka”