One of my loves is soft cheese. I love goat cheese, feta and blue cheese, and add one of these to pretty much anything and I'm in! Soft cheeses was honestly what I missed the VERY most during pregnancy. Darn those un-pasturized delicious cheeses! Bring on the blue cheese burgers, greek salads, goat cheese pizzas, and of course - blue cheese slaw! I created this delicious slaw using my mini kitchenaid stand mixer and the fresh prep attachment. There is such a difference between a . . .
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 . . .
This is a recipe I've been making for so long. Im pretty sure it happened because I had some leftover honey butter from making a pan of corn bread and then decided to toss some of the honey butter combo in with the carrots. I had had a butter and syrup combo before so I knew carrots would taste delicious with this sweet buttery combo. It has been a favorite in our house, a staple. More often than not my kids have to have their carrots this way than any other way. These two items are a must! . . .
I've kind of always been curious about carrot juice. I've heard others rant and rave about how good it is, how sweet it is...but I've never been curious enough to grab a bottle and chug. You? But, I bought these supa-fly popsicle molds ( Norpro Ice Pop Maker -- actually mine isn't available, but those are pretty close) last summer and haven't really put them to use. I had intentions of using them lots with leftover smoothie, but for some reason my kids would rather drink the smoothie than . . .
IIIIIIIIII know right? beets? beets are supa freaky. They are all this translucent purple jelly lookin' thingy....that I always wanted to gag when the lunch lady served it on my nicely divided plate in grade school. I don't think I could even ever bring myself to touch a beat let alone get close enough to smell it...or taste it. But now I am reformed, and will eat a beet! Yes! Sam I am, I will eat a beet. I will eat in a box, and with a fox, and only if it is fresh. Don't try to . . .
While you're clinging to those last days of summer, I want to share one of my VERY favorite summer side dishes! I'm talkin' about lots and lots of veggies - and grilled right along with your bbq chicken!!! I love veggies of most varieties...I'll pass on a bell pepper, but I'm up for most everything else. This dish is packed with my favorites - but feel free to add in your favorites too! This has been a best loved side dish for those warm nights for a very long time. It pairs perfectly with . . .
Now that February has come to a close, and spring is upon us we will slowly stop cooking our comfort dishes and turn to bikini ready foods right? Salads filled with freshly picked fruits and veggies. More time outdoors less time cuddled up with a blanket. It's not quite spring yet, and we have a few cold days left- so I have another comfort food left to post. >>See, just around thanksgiving I truely came to know the real meaning and feeling of comfort . . .
My mom makes chicken noodle soup the old-fashioned way. She takes a whole chicken and boils it allllll day long. I loved chicken noodle soup day growing up, still do! I love the smell, the comforting feeling, and the anticipation of knowing what is coming up for dinner. Short Cut I've made the soup like my mom over the years many times, but typically, I don't have the time or desire to do the whole chicken thing. Honestly, the next best thing is making the soup this way. 1. . . .