Leftovers week is still going strong. I love Thanksgiving leftovers for like a day. Then I'm over it. I also need a change of cuisine, I can only take so much Americana.... So I wanted Mexican! I was thinking enchiladas but then I wanted some heat and peppers. Instead of battering and frying after the pig-out turkey fest, I opted for quick and easy and BAKED them. Bake until bubbly, broil until crispy and the peppers are nice and charred. I love asadero cheese for queso, so it does . . .
See, I had just had a baby. my third child. I was sore, tired, and an emotional postpartum wreck to say the least. Then my buddy shows up with dinner, and I probably cried. It was the best thing in the world. So really when I think of this recipe I am really full of overexagerated feelings of warm comfort food love for my dear Steph. I'll admit when she said she was bringing sheperds pie, this was not at all what I was thinking! When I think of Shepherd's Pie...I think leftover meat. Or . . .
Alright friends, I've got a tasty one for you today and a secret tip on how to many some bomb meatballs. Swedish meatballs are one of my favorite comfort foods. I've been known to eat my share of Ikea's iconic Swedish meatballs. They are good, but my first real experience with an amazing meatball smothered in rich gravy wasn't Swedish, but Danish. I'm no expert but the two aren't far apart- geographically or culinarily. I married into a Danish name, "Nielsen" and when we hear about the little . . .
Enchiladas are like tacos, the best food of all time. You can gussy them up about a million different ways, and they're good every.single.time. I went with roasting a bunch of red bell peppers, poblano peppers, and onions, and that served as the base of the filling and sauce. Those tortillas there are homemade...I'm still perfecting the recipe, I've tried about 8 different variations so far, but I'm almost there. Believe you me, I will post that sucker when it's done. They're so . . .
This week we showcased a few recipes that were made in a 9x13 pan. the 9x13 pan is NOT just for cake mixes and casseroles - although we are certainly not apposed to those things either! We have a haa-uge list of recipes that were whipped up in our favorite item of bakeware. This will be a great post to pin or bookmark because we plan on adding to this list going forward! Or checkout our 9x13 tag for a blog roll of all of our 9x13 recipes. Below the links be sure to take a look at some of . . .
Okay you guys. I have a love hate relationship with French Toast. I'm not a huge egg fan so often when I order french toast at restaurants I am disspointed when there is sooo much egg on them. I just can't eat it like that. This baked French toast recipe has lots of eggs in it, but doesn't have that "eggy" taste to it. It is so moist and flavorful, this recipe is one of my go-to's. It's easy to whip up at night, throw in the refrigerator. Let it sit overnight and all the flavors and juices . . .
I have yet to serve this to a soul who does not end up LOVING this recipe. Seriously, my biggest mac n cheese critics have all walked away asking for the recipe. In all honestly it's not too far off from every other mac n cheese recipe out there-- BUT there are a few secret ingredients that you may be missing when your making your mac n cheese. First...obviously....is about the cheese... You can add all the different variety of cheeses you want, and they'll taste incredible, but for a real . . .
How many of you started out the school year making cute little color-coordinated lunches with cookie cutters and exacto knives and love notes for a lucky child? How long did those last throughout the year...? Yeah, me too. BUT! Holidays are the perfect time to get back into the groove. Once or twice around the holidays I like to attempt some creativity, makes me and the kid happy. Today we are partnering up with Beanitos for a fun Halloween lunch. Beanitos' first ingredient is, you . . .
It's FALL!!! I'm in LOVE with FALL and I don't care who knows it!!! Sorry, I'm quoting winter movies (Elf), and we just welcomed in fall. Fall is my favorite food to cook. Are we nerds because we think of food in seasons? While grilled chicken with mango salsa and a side of bruschetta mid-November never hurt anyone, it is fun to indulge in the fall curries, pumpkins, lentils, and squash. All of the squashes! You see that gorgeous pan above? That's All-Clad's d3 ARMOR Fish Pan. I'm . . .
I've been really into meals in a bowl lately. It is so visually appealing to see all of the ingredients in my bowl ready to be tossed together. I also love having tasty fresh ingredients for a meal. Some of my favorite flavors are definitely greek flavors. I love the bite and zing of kalamata olives along with cool cucumber and smooth feta. So my obsession with bowl meals and my craving for mediterranean food inspired this healthy and easy meal. I marinated some chicken breasts and . . .