Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Umm does anyone have a delicious Quiche recipe they'd like to offer up? I made one last night and it wasn't...bad...per say, but it definitely left something to be desired. Help!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Not healthy...but totally delicious and easy

Taco Pockets

1 lb ground beef
1/2 c chopped onion
1 envelope taco seasoning
2 tubes refrigerated biscuits
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Cook beef and onion in skillet, drain, add taco seasoning.
Flatten biscuits to 4 inch circles, place half in greased baking dish.
Spoon meat mixture onto each and add cheese.
Cover with the remaining biscuits, pinch edges to seal.
Bake at 400 for 15 min

Its like a meal for little kids, which is maybe why Rob and I liked it so much.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Coconut Curry Chicken

Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste
Thai Kitchen Fish Sauce (sounds gross but it makes the dish- promise!)
1 can coconut milk (buy these 3 at Wal Mart, it’s a bit pricey anywhere else- they also have light coconut milk)
1/2 can pineapple chunks
1/3 c frozen peas
Juice from half a lime (or whatever- you just want a hint of lime)
2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
Salt and Pepper to taste
Put chicken in the oven for about 40 minutes on 375. Put olive oil and salt and pepper on it first. Then start the rice. For the curry follow the recipe on the curry paste jar. You can also add some bell pepper or diced tomatoes. I add the chicken, pineapple, and lime juice just before I serve it.

Bake Fail

I've decided that along with recipes the occasional Mishap should also be posted.

Last night I made sweet potato fries as I have on many occasion. I slipped them in at 400 degree's for 20 minutes. They were cooked through but I wanted some of the brown sugar to caramelise so I turned off the bake and turned on the broiler...........and then completely forgot about it. My mind came back to task when smoke started coming out the vent under one of the elements. They were CHARD BLACK. I also ruined my dollar store barely more than tin foil single use pan which I've washed and reused several times. So sad.

Best Healthy Breakfast

I am hoping to mostly be a beneficiary of this blog, since my cooking leaves much to be desired. However, here is an awesome breakfast--healthy, delicious, and--best of all for my family--PINK!

Oatmeal Parfaits
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
32 oz. plain fat-free yogurt
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup half-and-half (or heavy cream, if you wish to be deliciously naughty)
frozen berries

Cook the oats with the water, salt, and cinnamon overnight on low in a crockpot. Mix the yogurt with the brown sugar and half-and-half and let it sit overnight as well in the refrigerator. In the morning, layer oatmeal, yogurt, berries. (We just do one layer of each in a cereal bowl, but it would be pretty with two layers of each in a tall glass.) When you mix it all up, it turns pink, so my girls call it princess food.

Variations: We've also done this with quick-cook barley or wheat bulgur when I don't remember to set the oatmeal up overnight. They only take ten minutes in a saucepan on top of the stove.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lamb Chops with orange butter

2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
2 lamb shoulder chops (1/2 to 3/4 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika (I substituted with some cumin and chili pepper)
1/4 teaspoon black and red pepper blend

1. Heat closed contact grill 5 minutes. In small bowl, mix butter, marmalade and marjoram; set aside.

2. Sprinkle lamb chops with seasoned salt, paprika and pepper blend; place on bottom grill surface. Close grill; cook 8 to 12 minutes, turning once, until of desired doneness. Top lamb chops with butter mixture.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


This is a good idea!! Infact I have a treat to post right now. My friend Christy made these yesterday for a birthday party and they were oober yummy!

York Peppermint Patty Cupcakes
-Make chocolate cupcake mix according to recipe
on chocolate cake box.
-Fill paper lined cupcake tin 1/3 full.
-Then place York peppermint patty on top.
-Finish filling cupcake tins till 2/3 full.
-Bake according to directions.
-Let cool then eat them up!!!!!!

You can add frosting but the patty makes it quite rich:)


So lately I've been pretty enthusiastic about finding new, delicious recipes. Now, since it would start to get kind of ridiculous to post all of them on the family blog I thought, should I send an e-mail? Should I text? What should I do to share the deliciousness that I've found with others. Then it came to me...a blog! I blog everything else that happens in and around my life, and now I intend on blogging tasty recipes. So my proposal is to have this sweet little blog to share all of the fun recipes that we find. I also will happily accept recipe do's and don'ts via recorded narration by Kelly...and everything in between :)