Monday, September 30, 2013
I made this recipe the other week and it was absolutely fantastic. It tasted just like something you would get at probably an Asian inspired restaurant. The sauce consists of coconut milk and tomatoes along with other ingredients that really go well together.
Besides tasting absolutely fantastic it really didn't take long at all to put together. I think the longest thing for me was cooking the rice. So, again, a great weeknight meal.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
This is my 2nd favorite soup from the Olive Garden. But alas, my husband and I knew that we were already going to be eating out this week on another night so I had to improvise and have the restaurant come to me. So I made a whole evening out of it.
Not only did I make this soup but I made a copycat version of their bread sticks as well and served it with yet another version of their salad. Topped the evening off with some Andes mints and hey we had a wonderful date night at home (AND IT COSTS A LOT LESS TO)
This soup was wonderful. It tasted very similar to the one at Olive Garden. Its also incredibly easy to prepare and doesn't take long at all. Perfect for a fall weeknight.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
THIS CHILI THOUGH---wow. I really enjoyed this and will definitely be making it again as soon as the weather cools down (dips below 100). I like this chili because the flavor is great and a little different then your average chili. This recipe didn't call for any beans....which is why I think I liked it so much. Usually, for me, chili's have way to many different kinds of beans in them that all I get is one massive bite full of beans...beans...beans.
I did adapt this recipe just a smidge and yes I did add a can of beans haha. I know I know...call the police because Im such a hypocrite!
This is a kid friendly chili as well because it isn't spicy but yet still has so much flavor jam packed into it. Adding the ground turkey instead of ground beef also helps cut out some unnecessary calories!
I served mine up with a huge side of Corn Bread.
Monday, September 16, 2013
If you are looking for an adventurous and yummy tasting recipe this is it!
The best thing about this dish is that its great for a weeknight meal because it takes less then 30 minutes to prepare it and cook it.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
So aside from my love for Subway, I decided that I could have the same thing at home. Why not?! So what did I do? I jumped on my faithful Pinterest account and started looking at every Buffalo Chicken Sandwich recipe I could find and piled them all together to come up with this beauty.
The chicken comes out so tender and juicy because you cook it in the crockpot, and then you can make it as spicy or not as you like according to how much sauce you put on!
I personally am a bigger fan of Ranch with my buffalo wings rather then Blue Cheese, but you could do whatever you like!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
BUT- aside from that I couldn't wait to share this recipe from last night. It helped top the night off in a very healthy and satisfying way, who doesn't want that!?
My husband does not like hummus, but he gobbled this stuff right down AND took it for lunch today so it really is just as good as I say it is. You literally do crust the chicken in hummus and bake it. The hummus keeps the chicken nice and juicy while making the hummus a little crunchy just on the top. It is great. At first I was a little skeptical because some of the ingredients are ones that I'm not totally fond of, but I tried them anyway and really liked how the flavors worked together! Give it a try!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I could eat beef tacos every day of the week. While living in Southern California and working at the mall I grew accustomed to being able to have fantastic carne asada tacos whenever my little heart desired.
Since we are still fairly new to Arizona I haven't found a place yet that sells fantastic tacos for a good price so I had to resort to making my own. This recipe is fantastic. Its nice and zingy from all the citrus you put in the marinade but has all the wonderful classic flavors of a true Mexican taco. I served mine up on a white corn tortilla with some fresh made Pico De Gallo and avocado.
Monday, September 9, 2013
One problem that we all experienced while we were up there though, the dry air. My husband and I were waking up every morning with sore throats and my little girl had a stuffy nose every morning. Who would have thought that Idaho would be more dry then Arizona?! To make a long story short, to help our throats we would whip up a batch of this drink every morning and night. It worked wonders and tasted really good! Who knew something so simple could help so much. Honey actually has great healing benefits to the body. My husband was telling me that in some areas they have even started using honey under bandages to help heal open sores. (I have not personally tried this and would definitely need to do a little more research before doing it!)