Saturday, May 28, 2016
Zucchini noodles have been kind of a fad lately. I see them popping up all over pinterest and to be honest I have always wanted to try them but just never have. When cooked up they do look just like spaghetti noodles so you don't even miss having the real noodles in there.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I never knew how simple making kettle corn was. The hardest part is making sure it doesn't burn. Which if you keep an eye and an ear on it you won't have any problems at all.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A few weeks ago I went to this market where they take donations for semi unlimited fruits and vegetables. The catch is, is that they produce is on its way out so you need to use it really fast. When I got home I realized I had a lot of zucchini, summer squash, and tomatoes and I knew that I had seen a yummy looking recipe on pinterest. Thus came this recipe.
Now I'm not usually a huge fan of yellow squash but with the seasonings on it and the cheese it made those edible for me lol. I loved the pop you got from the tomatoes bursting open in your mouth and the zucchini was fabulous.
A perfect way to use up all those garden vegetables, instead of running around in your church parking lot looking for unlocked cars to put all your excess squash in ;)
Monday, May 16, 2016
A few weeks ago I was in the mood to have a break from life and spend some time in the kitchen. Yes I know that may sound strange to some but my relaxing time is when I can just be alone in the kitchen without screaming children and just cook. I don't know, there is just something about hearing the knife slice through fresh vegetables that just makes my brain happy. So on a rare occasion I try to take a little break from life and prepare a meal that takes a little more then just a "quick throw it in a pan" type of prep.
Potstickers. Ohhhh I love them. Not only do they look so cute and fun but they taste awesome. This recipe is approved by my whole family, even my 4 year old which at this stage in life is pretty hard to get any approval on any food.
Once you get into the groove of making these they actually don't take that long to make, especially because you don't have to cook the filling first. AND...you can freeze your leftovers and save for another time!
Sunday, May 15, 2016
When I first got married I used to think that meals needed to be big and have lots of ingredients to make it good. I have since learned that the most simple dishes in my house seem to be the ones that go over the best, especially with my 4 year old.
One thing I love about this recipe is that it uses drumsticks. Drumsticks are a favorite in my household as they are not only affordable, but they are super juicy and fun to eat. Who doesn't like getting their hands a little dirty sometimes?!
Now when I first read this recipe with the lime and dijon I was skeptical because those didn't sound like 2 ingredients that would go good together, but I promise they do.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Muffins are a great way to make a lot of food out of your over ripe bananas. I like this recipe better then some of the others I have tried because it has chunks of the banana in it rather then just all mushed up ones. It helps to keep the muffins extra moist I personally think that they have more of a banana flavor.
Throw out your old banana muffin recipes because this one is a keeper for sure!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The only issue I USED to have was.... I always forgot to make the dough until about an hour before dinner needed to be ready.
I am so happy that I found this recipe. It doesn't take hours to prepare and it actually tastes great, which means more wins for me!
I've used this recipe to make pizza and breadsticks.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Let's be honest, going out to restaurants is expensive. Especially if you were to order something like this. But making it at home costs half the price and you can stay in your pajamas. Don't get me wrong, I love going out, but, making this quality of food at home wow's everybody more then ordering it from a menu.
This recipe will not let you down as far as flavor goes. The pork chop alone being breaded and bakes is super juicy but then you add this amazing cream sauce and you get smacked in the face with flavor!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Now that I live in an area that I can't grow raspberries I don't get to eat them very often because they are so stinking expensive. But, this week they were on sale for only $.86 so I snatched me up a few packages and tried to relive my youth. Needless to say, store bought raspberries are nothing like a fresh picked one so I opted to make them into a dessert. This is a recipe that my husband had a lot growing up because he also had a big raspberry garden at his house.
By the way, I brought this to a potluck the other day and I got some good compliments on it so I figured it was a keeper and blog worthy. Enjoy.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Usually I'm not a huge cauliflower fan but roasting it does amazing things to it and honestly the turmeric seasoning and other spices make this recipe a keeper in my book.
I'm always looking for new ways to cook vegetables. Side dishes in my house get pretty boring and I feel like I get in this cycle of "okay to I roast it, steam it, or just boil it to tar tonight?"
I'm so glad that I have a side dish now that has amazing flavors, is healthy, and looks beautiful in color!