Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cowboy Coffeecake

This is one of Sams favorite breakfast meals. He will even make it every so often. This is a recipe I grew up eating all the time. I still can see my dad pulling out two square tins from the oven almost every weekend and bringing them to the table, cutting his piece, and completely saturating the entire piece in butter. Awe the memories. This ones for you dad!

Buttermilk Syrup

Okay so here is the recipe, as promised previously in the pancake recipe, for the buttermilk syrup. I had this recipe at my sisters house and it was seriously the most amazing syrup I have ever had...pretty close to huckleberry syrup in my book. Im glad she let me share it with all of you.

Smothered Burritos

Okay I have gotten this recipe from a couple of different people now and I thought I had this recipe on here, but realized I hadn't. I make this recipe all the time and it is so delicious and I would almost, probably, say that this is the best recipe ever made lol. Oh yeah and don't judge based on the picture please. I haven't remembered to take a good picture of this one yet so I found this one online of the same thing....which is TOTALLY smothered. I will get a better one up later. But I had to share the recipe now. :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dripping Roast Beef Sandwiches

SUPER EASY!!! AND SUPER GOOD!!!! This is a different take on a classic Au Ju Sandwhich. I like that it has the banana peppers on it to give it that extra little bite and crunch. I love how fast this recipe comes together and has such good flavor!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Maple Salmon

Okay so I was in a rush trying to find something to cook for dinner and found a couple of 4 oz. pieces of salmon in my freezer. I found this really simple easy recipe online and it turned out pretty good. Here you go!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Buttermilk Pancakes

So this is BY FAR the best buttermilk pancake recipe I have ever had so I thought I would share. Hopefully I will get permission to post the syrup I made to go along with it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Poppy Seed Chicken

This is a recipe that I got from my Grandma Weatherston. I had never had it until a few years ago and then all of the sudden I started seeing it everywhere. Maybe I was just out of the loop of this good recipe but its a keeper in my book. Enjoy!
Oh yeah, forgive the horrible picture. I forgot to take a picture of this until I was getting ready to put it in the fridge so sorry if it doesn't actually look very really is I promise!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chocolate-Almond Mousse Neapolitans

I got this one out of a Rachel Ray Magazine as well. Super Yummy dessert. Basically its a miniature chocolate pie for everybody. It is a little time consuming, but it looks fabulous and tastes just as good as it looks. If you are looking to impress some company at your house, then this will be one killer dessert to do just the job. You can make these ahead of time and leave them in the fridge if you like, or serve them right away. You could do a variety of flavor combinations as well...the possibilities are endless!

Sesame Fried Trout

Okay when I lived in Sugar City and would go out and catch some trout after work some nights... this was my go to quick recipe. I would serve it with some quickly whipped up tarter sauce.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ponche de Pina

This is a drink that my mom makes (upon special request from yours truely) every time she makes a big mexican feast. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Enjoy.

Corn Bread

So this is the best recipe I have tried when it comes to corn bread. Its just a simple. It doesn't have the bits of chunky corn in it which I personally am not a fan of. I get asked for this recipe quite frequently. This corn bread is so moist and it is crazy delicious. There is, I have found, a well known fact to making a good corn bread.....

Party Smokies

One of my aunts (who makes the most wonderful food ever) gave me this recipe after one of our traditional Christmas Eve Parties. I think I ate at least a couple dozen of these. This is another appetizer that I always bring with me now. Thanks auntie :)

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

So up until a few years ago I was not a huge mushroom fan. I was at my sister-in-law's house one day and they had made these as an appetizer and I refused to eat them. Basically I was dared to eat one, and to show how brave I was :) I ate one... and now I make these anytime I am asked to bring an appetizer somewhere.

Chex Muddy Buddies

Super Easy. Super Fast. Super Yummy.
These just bring me back to my teenage days. I used to make these all the time for a late night snack.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hoosier Pork-Tenderloin Sandwich

I got this recipe from The Food Network Magazine. I saw a giant piece of meat on a teeny tiny bun and thought, hmm that sounds good to me. The crunch on the pork takes the sandwich to a whole new level, not that I usually put a pork chop on a sandwich...but this works.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Party-In-A-Bowl Potato Salad

This is a different take on your normal potato salad. I love it. I think it tastes so fresh. This is not your typical mayo, mustard, and whatever other "fun" ingredients they throw into it. This one is just so light and really could go with any dish since the flavors aren't sooooo bold. I love how the avacado brings a creamy aspect to it, while the prosciutto gives it a nice little salty crunch. I believe my sister made this once while we were at her house. I love it when we go there because she likes to try out new recipes that she finds online out on us. This one was a slam dunk, so thank you for sharing!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Super Easy Enchiladas

Okay this is a recipe I totally made up on the spot one night and just started throwing stuff in. They are super easy and adds a little more flavor then your typical meat, onion, cheese, sauce enchiladas....if that made any sense at all. To cut back on the fat try using some ground turkey. Which is what I use mostly nowadays unless I am craving me some beef.

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

So I always manage to have chicken thighs around since they are so cheap and never know what to do with them. This is a recipe I found on Food Network that was pretty tasty. To top it off it has sesame seeds on it and we all know how much I adore them.
I really like to cook with chicken thighs because they stay super moist pretty much no matter how you cook them.

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

This is a recipe I first made when I was dating Sam and trying to impress him and his friends with my cooking skills. I guess it paid off cuz Sam asks me to make this all the time lol. This is a light and refreshing pasta which I really enjoy when its hot outside.

Oven Fried Chicken

Here is a different take on fried chicken. A little more healthy. I actually got this recipe from a bisquick book! Who would have thought that pancake and biscuit mix would make a good fried chicken. I personally am a firm believer in that you can't have to many fried chicken recipes. I really like the added flavor of the ranch dressing and the cornflake crumbs give it a nice crunch.

Savory Zucchini Sticks

This is just a little veggie side dish recipe. I SOMETIMES jazz up my veggies just so that i don't eat the same old peas, corn, beans...blah blah :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Crunchy Chicken Fingers

This recipe was a hit with my father in law. I love to hear that man compliment me on a good meal. I started making this when I first got married and wasn't adventurous at all. I was pretty proud of myself when I branched out from some of my moms recipes. This one was a great find. The chicken turns out so moist.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

I got this recipe from my sister who cooks some of the most amazing food ever. Thanks a bunch sis! :)
Who doesn't like bbq chicken?! Throwing it in a quesadilla along with peppers and onion and you have yourself a pretty handy little dinner. Its fast and cheap.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Zucchini-Sausage Casserole

I LOVE this recipe. It's a good way to get some veggies into your meals and hardly taste them :) The flavor of the sausage seeps into the zucchini to cover it up if you don't care for veggies to much. Its creamy and delicious. AND its a one dish meal, pretty much! Who doesn't love a good casserole from time to time? If you do, then you will love this one!

El Pollo Loco Avacado Salsa

Okay so this is a recipe I found online that is PRETTY DARN CLOSE to El Pollo Loco's.It's a great alternative to salsa's that use a tomato base. We like to make a double batch and keep it in the fridge for a few days to eat with chips and quesadillas.
**UPDATE** I have recently been noticing that the kind at El Pollo Loco is spicier then it used to be and read a sign somewhere that they don't use the jalapeno anymore to make this but they use a habanero pepper instead. I know that those are a spicier pepper but to be honest I don't know how much you would need to put in if you want to make it just like them.

Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I had this recipe first at my sisters house as she was experimenting on us and I loved it. You can make this ahead of time and save it. It warms up very well. This is one of my favorite ways to make pork sandwiches because it isn't your typical BBQ pulled pork. The asian flavors in it are fantastic as a sandwich!

Breaded Pork-and-Mozzarella Stacks

I don't remember where I got this recipe but it is super yummy and just a different way of having your normal every day pork chops. The cheese inside gets all ooey gooey and the crunch on the outside gives it that extra bit of yummy! Plain old pork way....not with this recipe. Shake it up a bit and give it a try!

Quick Tangy Roast Beef Sandwiches

This is a tangier (not really a word or spelling probably) rendition of the classic bbq sandwich. It's so fast and ridiculously easy! You would never guess in a million years that it is made with tomato soup! SAY WHAT?! Yep, tomato soup. If your on a budget then this is a great recipe for you. If your low on time, this is a great recipe for you. If you just plain like food...then this is a great recipe for you :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Foil Pack Chicken Fajitas

I like to prepare this dish in the morning or during my breaks, stick them in the fridge, and then when I get home I can just pop it in the oven. This is one of my favorite meals to make. Its easy, fast and has basically everything you need for the whole meal in this cute little packet.
**UPDATE**I have recently started making these with quinoa instead of the instant rice and I LOVE it! If you are cooking for a crowd try throwing it all in a big glass baking dish and just cooking it for a little bit longer. It will be fantastic and they will love it!

Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas

This is by far my favorite chicken enchiladas recipe. They are a dry enchilada instead of covered in gooey sauce. I make these enchiladas probably once a month and whenever I am asked to take food to somebody this is almost always what I end up taking to them. BTW I usually get asked for the recipe afterwards so you should give it a try!

Fabulous Fast Shrimp

I found this recipe a few years ago in a Campbells Soup Book. Its one of my favorite ways to prepare shrimp now. You wouldn't think from looking at the ingredients that this would taste very good but I promise it has a good flavor. Its fast, easy, and affordable if you get the shrimp on a good sale.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Blondie Brownie

This is a close comparrison to Applebees Blonde Brownie. I could eat (and have) this every single day and never get sick of it! If you haven't tried it at Applebees then you my friend are missing out on something special. When Sam and I were dating we used to go there all the time just so we could split one. Now that I have found a recipe that I can make at home, it makes it all the more easier to enjoy it without breaking the bank.

Lonestar Steakhouse Salmon

This is a recipe I found in one of those Top Secret books and I absolutely love it. This is also my all time favorite salmon marinade. I use this anytime I am not in the mood to fix something new. The flavors of the marinade are simply fantastic and can jazz up even the yuckiest looking frozen salmon that you may have in your freezer. Don't lie, we all have it in there, the pieces you aren't sure what to do with but bought it anyway because it was on sale...yep. Cover them in this stuff and you will be wondering why you didn't buy more :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Spinach Filled Fish Rolls

This is my all time favorite tilapia recipe ever. In fact it was this recipe alone that inspired me to start this blog and share this wonderful recipe. This tastes like something you would order at a restaurant and it looks just as nice as well. I have made this for several people and have had rave reviews every time! Enjoy!
You can make this ahead of time and then throw it in the oven once company comes. It is simply fantastic and looks like you should be working in a restaurant.
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