Thursday, December 11, 2014

Caprese arugula

Like I said, I could eat this combo every day! Today I added arugula to the mix, its so good!

- handfull of baby arugula
- 1 container of fresh mozzarella balls in herb oil, drain out most of the oil. Leave a tiny bit to coat the other ingredients
- 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes!
- mix all ingredients into large bowl and enjoy!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Roasted asparagus with bacon, fried egg and hollandaise sauce

This was so good! Something decadent yett affordable to make!
-5 eggs, 4 at room temperature
- 1 bundle of small asparagus
- 1 stick of butter
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 pack of bacon

* preheat oven to 400

* lay asparagus on cooking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper to your liking. Bake.

* line a second baking sheet with bacon, when asparagus is halfway done cooking add bacon to oven. Cook the bacon until it is crispy

* hollandase sauce: add all ingredients into blender

* add 4 room temperature eggs, very important it is room temp.
* add in 1 stick of melted butter
* salt and pepper
* blend until thick

* fry up an egg
* assemble: asparagus, bacon, egg, and hollandaise


Monday, November 24, 2014

Julia Child's white bread

This will make you never want to buy bread again!
- 2 1/2 c of warm water
- 1 tbsp.  active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 6 1/2 c of all purpose flour
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c of butter softned 

* pour 1/2 c of warm water, yeast and sugar into a bowl
* let yeast sit and bubble for 10 minutes
* mix the rest of ingredients in a large bowl, add yeast mixture.
* I used my hands to mix alltogether
* put bread dough into a bowl, let rise for 1 1/2 hours
* bake at 375, in a loaf pan, I seperated this and made 2 loafs! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Zucchini gratin

This is an awesome side dish!! 
- 5 small zucchini sliced into rounds
-  1 1/2 c heavy cream
- 1 1/2 c shredded parm cheese
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- salt and pepper
* Grease a casserole pan, lay chopped zucchini in.
* salt and pepper the zucchini 
* sprinkle garlic over the top
* pour heavy cream into pan
* add cheese to the top
* spread 6 tbsp of butter over parm cheese. 
Bake at 375' for 45 mins

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Poor man deer burgers

Poor man deer burgers is a family recipe, my mom always made our burgers this way. My grandma had 6 kids, so she used to use this recipe to make the burger filling and to make it stretch. 
- half of a large onion chopped
- 1 pkg ground beef, or any preferred ground meat
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 egg, 2 if you used a large pkg. of ground meat
- 2 slices of bread torn into pieces 
- a few dashes of worchesturshire sauce
- jonnys seasoning
- mix the ground meat, onion, egg, garlic, bread and worchesturshire sauce together
- make into whatever size patties you like
- sprinkle patties with jonnys seasoning
- bake at 375 for 20-30 mins

Hush puppies

My husband is from Georgia, so I get asked to make these quite a bit. I put my own spin on the origional recipe.
- 6 cups peanut oil
- 1 1/2 c self rising cornmeal 
- 1/2 c flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 c buttermilk
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 cup jalepeno peppers 
* heat peanut oil in large pot or you can use a deep fryer
* mix the rest of the ingredients into a bowl.
* once oil is hot, drop spoonfulls of muxture into oil
Tip: to make sure oil is hot enough, put the back of wood spoon into oil. If it bubbles the oil is ready!!!

Tunisian salad

Tunisian salad, very healthy and filling. One of my favorites during the summer months when I'm worried about my figure! 
- arugula
- 1 packet of tuna fish
- sliced cucumber
- green olives
- tomato
- peppers
- assemble all ingredients to your liking, add a drizzle of olive oil if its too dry

Farm stand salad

This salad recipe I got off of food network! Its one of my all time favorites, even my husband likes it!!
- arugula
- sliced pears
- shaved parm
- 1 tbsp olive oil or enough to barely coat arugula
- salt and pepper to taste

Steak with peach, blue cheese arugula salad

During the summer months all of the fruits and veggies are fabulous! To take advantage, try this salad. Pair it with a nice steak and glass of wine!
- arugula 
- olive oil (1tbsp)
- blue cheese
- peach
- favorite steak
- mix arugula, blue cheese, sliced peach and olive oil together
- serve with your favorite steak 

Bread pizza

If you have kids in the house you can't go wrong with bread pizza! 
- loaf of favorite bread
- marinara 
- favorite pizza toppings and cheese
- cut loaf of bread in half
- top with marinara and all your favorite pizza toppings
- bake at 375 until cheese is melted

Crockpot lasagna

During the winter months I always love my crockpot. There is something comforting about comming home to the smell of a good meal thats been cooking all day. This is one of my go to crock pot dinners, crockpot lasagna!!! 
- ground turkey burger
- zucchini 
- marinara
- cottage cheese
- 2 eggs
- fresh basil
- parm cheese
- mozzarella cheese 
- sharp cheddar cheese
- brown turkey burger in a skillet add marinara
- in a bowl mix cottage cheese, parm , egg and basil
- layer in crockpot: zucchini, cottage cheese mix, marinara with ground turkey, mozzarella, sharp cheddar, repeat

Dump cake

The name is not that appealing, but this cake is amazing! Tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and it was an instant favorite!!
- 2 cans of your favorite fruit or pie filling
- white cake mix
- butter
- brown sugar

*in a casserole pan empy cans of filling 
- Sprinkle cake mix on top of filling
- cut a cube of butter into cubes and sprinkle the top of cake mix
- add a layer of brown sugar to the top of butter and cake mix
- bake at 350 until brown sugar and butter have completely melted


One of my favorite things in the world to eat! I can eat this combo 7 days a week! Good for parties too! 
- mozzarella 
- cherry tomatoes 
- italian salami
- fresh basil
- olives

Arugula and eggs

One of my favorite things to have for breakfast, arugula and fried eggs! If you have not tried it, give it a whirl!