We are all pretty dang excited about today's post and the recipes that will be coming this week. This week is all about Blendtec. It's no secret that around here we loooooove our Blendtecs! A few years back my husband told that I could either buy a Blendtec or a designer purse for my birthday...and I chose the Blendtec! I have never looked back. I use mine at least once every day, and usually multiple times a day. Many people think that blenders are only for making green smoothies, but . . .
Need a recipe for you football party, something to spice up your fall evening, or just something that will blow your tastebuds out of the water?! We have the perfect recipe. Smoky Chipolte Steak fries baked in the oven with a little kick. Dip them in a tangy avocado and ranch sauce and it makes the dish complete. Best yet.. it's healthy! Potatoes are seriously one of our favorites foods here on OSD. You may or may not know this but Des and I are Idaho girls. Life took us to California, and . . .
I've used this little cream filling for multiple recipes and have fallen in love with it. It's rich and creamy, without being to sweet. Perfect filling for pastries, trifles, or any other cream filling you might need! This was the sweet cream filling that was featured in our Cream Puffs (same ones we took to our Small Fry Beach Easter Party) and in yesterdays Chocolate Crepes. The texture is thick and smooth. Really a delicious cream. I've only tried it out in vanilla but have thought about . . .
One of my favorite things ever is a good tangy green salsa. Whether just dipping chips, over steak tacos, or marinating chicken in it.. I love it. And it's incredibly simple to make at home. To make this you will need some Tomatillos. Now tomatillos verde in Spanish translates to "green tomato" but they actually are not the same as a green tomato. Just to clarify. Tomatillos will come in a green husk. Before making remove husk and wash off the sticky residue. With some good tomatillos, . . .
hi. I'm des. and I am scared of clams. I'm probably almost an ostraconophobia. yup thats a real word.... Ostraconophobia are people afraid of shell fish. Oysters, crab, lobster, shrimp, CLAMS. (but I'm not tooo scared of crab and shrimp.) I hate admiting that, I feel like it makes me seem weak. Shouldn't a foodie person like all food, and be fearless in the kitchen?! WELLLLL clams just ain't one of those foods I have ever really tried, therefore I'm scared of their little slimy selves. . . .
As I was thinking of a name to come up with for this post, I started wondering.. where exactly is hummus from? What culture? Is it Greek? And apparently I'm not the only one wondering. There were many forums and debates on google trying to prove Greek vs. Middle Eastern. From what I read, it sounds like this is a cultural debate as well, each claiming it their own. Wikipedia seemed to have the most concise answer for me, stating that it was Middle Eastern and that "hummus" means chickpea in . . .
A few months back I attended a baby shower and a one of the guests brought this amazing hummus. It was creamy, it was smooth, it was tangy, it was everything that makes a hummus divine. All the guest gathered around the table gathering their ordurves. Munching and commenting on the spread. Our Southern Dip, Bacon Wrapped Chestnuts and Lemonade made an appearance at this baby shower as well... I brought some pretty stellar cupcakes all dolled up with pink frosting, edible pearls and silver sugar . . .
Cranberry sauce.. does anyone really like it? Or do we just put it on the table because of tradition? Maybe it is tradition, maybe there are a few cranberry die-hards out there still spreading it on turkey and rolls. I am half and half. Don't love it but like it. I prefer it on my roll. But I prefer and buttery roll over that. Either way. Cranberry Sauce is ridiculously easy so we might as well put it out there for those cran-lovers. Not to mention it is a tradition. So you can do it 2 . . .
My Husband's brother makes these as a tradition every holiday season. I'll admit - at first I was really skeptical...especially of the name. "Spinach balls? Sounds Terrible!" Then I ate one as a courtesy. To my surprise they were delicious! I ate probably a half dozen and still wanted more! These have become one of my favorite appetizers to make...not only because they are tasty, but because they are EASY! To achieve this clean fresh look, choose white dishes and . . .
I really love to dip things. Just makes food that much more fun to eat when flavors mingle. I also find I am inclined to eat way more fruits or vegetables when I have something to dip them in. Yes, they are probably no as lean and skinny friendly when dipped, but better to eat a lot of fruit with a little dip then none at all! This also goes for my kids.. carrots in ranch and apples in peanut butter they could eat all day long. This dip is great to put out with an assortment of fruits. . . .