Posted at 8:57 am , on June 29, 2012
I’ve always wanted to try Greek Nachos. They look so tempting with the toasted pita triangles piled high with seasoned meat, salty kalamata olives and feta cheese, tomatoes, onions and that yummy tzatziki sauce. I chose to go with ground pork since ground lamb was nowhere to be found on the day I went shopping. Not to worry, it turned out to be a great alternative. And the tzatziki sauce was so good, straight from the blog of Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Posted at 8:58 am , on June 26, 2012
It’s berry season! For a couple weeks now the berries have been abundant and at a bargain. I always buy more than I need and put up several packages in the freezer for later. I’ve been craving a berry filled crumb cake to start my morning with that first cup of coffee. This cake turned out so good with it’s cream cheese and berry filling and topped with a streusel crumb topping. The only downside was that the topping virtually crumbled at every slice. I’m still picking up crumbs!
Posted at 8:45 am , on June 22, 2012
These yummy green chile quesadillas come straight from Kat’s kitchen. I was enlightened when one day she pulled out her flat iron griddle and layered green chile and cheese between tortillas and grilled them. I kept thinking why hadn’t I thought of that! It was so simple but one of the tastiest things on earth. I topped them with some chunky guacamole with sweet corn and flamethrower sauce. You may want to serve these on the side but we had them as our entire meal. Once you start you just can’t stop!
Posted at 9:03 am , on June 19, 2012
I call this my humble pie. I love pies and I love making pies but I’m still working on my pie dough skills. It’s a work in progress and with trial and error I’m learning something new each time I put a pie together. The first time I ever made a cherry pie with fresh cherries I thought it was the best thing I’d ever ate. I like sweet cherries better than sour but I would not recommend Bing cherries as they tend to be hard and don’t cook down the way other cherries do. The cherries were on sale this week so I picked up a few to bring home just to eat. They had that taste and texture that I knew would make a great pie so I went back and picked up enough to make two.
Posted at 9:30 am , on June 15, 2012
One of my husbands favorite salads is this creamy pasta salad. I found this recipe on Food.com a couple years ago and it’s been one of those recipes I find myself making again and again. We like this alongside grilled chicken with a garden salad but it will accompany most any meal. It’s tastier than anything you can make from a box and you can add different veggies to change it up and make it a bit healthier.
Posted at 8:30 am , on June 12, 2012
This is the pie of my dreams, a rich creamy chocolate pie topped with whipped cream. This is the kind of pie that melts in your mouth good and puts a goofy smile on your face. I’ve been searching for the perfect pie recipe and came across this one originally from Sunset Magazine, August 2007 that caught my eye. Originally I had been looking for a meringue pie and even had my Mom send me her recipe but in the end this is what I went with. It took me 2 days but it was worth it. We ate part of it cold out of the fridge and I froze half to see what that would taste like. It was equally delicious!
Posted at 9:29 am , on June 8, 2012
For a fast and tasty supper try this smoked sausage dish with roasted red potatoes and grilled sweet onions. This is an easy go to meal when you’re in a hurry. Smoked Sausage is so good sliced and pan fried with a little dijon mustard on the side. But I thought maybe a little sweeter sauce might add to this skillet dish and looked to see what I had on hand. When I found the jar of fig preserves I knew I had something to work with. So I started with that and built around it with some dijon mustard, vinegar, soy sauce and a little honey.
Posted at 8:33 am , on June 5, 2012
One of my favorite fellow bloggers Justa recently made a Ham Fried Rice with Pineapple (which looked terrific by the way) and it got me to thinking how good that would be. Everyone in my family loves fried rice and although I didn’t have any ham or pineapple on hand I was able to make do with a few other veggies to make a wonderful side dish. We’ve been under stormy clouds the last couple days so I knew I wouldn’t be able to cook out on the grill anytime soon. So on this rainy day I’m escaping to the kitchen to put together a meal of fried rice along with a sausage stir fry that I’ll be sharing later in the week.
Posted at 8:46 am , on June 1, 2012
One of my favorite snacks is a cracker topped with cream cheese and Candied Jalapenos. I make enough to fill a mason jar to tuck away in the fridge because I always want more. These tasty little rings also known as “Cowboy Candy” are great as toppers for your favorite burger, brat or sandwich. And the syrup has a unique taste that I sometimes add to a vinaigrette for a salad when I want a hint of sweet heat in the background. No matter the occasion these candied jalapenos will be a big hit!