Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Boneless Honey BBQ Wings

My sons favorite thing to eat. He dips his in ranch dressing which surprisingly isn't' that bad. Who knew. Instead of buying all that processed chicken nonsense they sell in the frozen section of the food store, I wanted to make my own for him. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Favorite Breakfast Sandwich

I love a good healthy breakfast. How ever due to the fact that I am a carboholic, I need something filling in the morning. this totally does it for me. Egg whites, spinach and a slice of cheese on a whole grain muffin. Simple and delicious!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Shrimp and Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Hello salad, lunch dinner or anytime. Bacon dressing..I'd would eat this for a snack! Spinach, red onion, roasted peppers, almonds shrimp and bacon. Need I say more!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Yankee Pot Roast

My loves all time favorite man food. He is a meat and potatoes guy. Aren't they all in some form or another? Plain and simple, if I stray away from the "norm" and go out on a whim and make something "weird" it usually doesn't go over so well. He will even watch Man vs. Food, and so will I. It amazes me how much that man can eat and mine. Gasp.... He loves this dish with my sour cream mashed potatoes, carrots and red cabbage. YUM! Spring almost here even though it feels like it never left, got to get in the winter comfort food before the bbq starts back up!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ribollita (Tuscan Bread Soup)

Whooo Weeee! I know bread soup? You are probably saying what the heck? I had leftover garlic bread and I hate to waste food. So I had had this soup once before in an Italian restaurant it was totally different than any other soup I had before. This is a great hardy soup, perfect for a cold winters day. It was like french onion vs minestrone. I had to figure it out. After doing some research on the all mighty web and seeing many many different versions, I tweaked and tweaked until I got this version. Sorry for the run on sentence.... Literally translated as reboiled, Ribollita is a Tuscan soup that can be made with whatever vegetables you have on hand. A.K.A. Poor mans soup. To keep it tasting like a Ribollita, it's best if you start with a base of onions, carrots, and celery and include some form of tomatoes (sauce, pureĆ©, crushed, etc.) and stale bread.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Seven Layer Dip

Can you say easy peasy. So many flavors and colorful layers, this is the ultimate party dip. Best of all, you can whip it up in under 10 minutes.  

Friday, February 10, 2012

Chipotle Guacamole

Healthy, bursting with zesty flavor! This dip takes the cake for guacamole recipes. It great for parties or just even a snack. I also have used it for my seven layer dip; coming soon. Stay warm it's suppose to snow here tonight. Finally but I'm really not happy about it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Steak Tips with Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Sirloin steak tips take the place of the traditional chicken or veal in this dish. If you are a true carnivore you love this. Who doesn't love a good steak. Even better when it's tender bite size pieces. This would even be good as a sandwich. Even a good date night meal. It would probably be a bit more elegant left whole. How ever it's quicker if the steaks cut up. Either way it's darn good!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I just want to sat thanks to Becca over at Amuse Your Bouche and Andrea over at Recipes For Divine Living they both awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award! I'm so honored and shocked. Thank you ladies :)

This award originated from Germany and it means "favourite, beloved, dearest".  

The Liebster Blog Award:  

The rules are: 
1) Show thanks to the blogger who awarded you by linking back to her blog.
2) Pick 5 blogs with less than 200 followers and let them know about your nomination by leaving a comment on their blog, and 
3) Post the award on your blog!

My five Recipe Blog Nominations: 

Fail Proof Pizza Dough

I use this for every pizza, calzone, stromboli and stuffed bread I make. It's a sweeter dough and has a nice crunch when baked. You can you this when making pizza as a thin crust or even deep dish. It just works anyway you want to use it. The key is room temperature dough, that is what make it all work plus a few ingredients ;)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pub Style Hot Wings

Wings baby! Authentic pub style wings. The ones you get at the bar when you just feel like a beer and some football. They are perfectly crispy with just the right amount of heat. Fried to perfection then dunked, rolled, soaked in hot sauce. I've baked them, coated them, marinated them but they just don't top these. In light of Sundays big game, (and honestly I don't ever watch football) which I feel the need to watch because I live in N.Y. I give you these :) 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Chicken Quesadilla Pizza

Who doesn't' love quesadillas right? I decided to make a pizza one! Everything you love that's melted into a quesadilla is topped on your favorite pizza dough.Yum! Super simple to make and perfect for this Sunday. GO GIANTS!!!

Roasted Sausage Cacciatore

Who doesn't love sausage and peppers. I had so many different versions. I came up with this one after having a few blah boring ones. The secret in this dish is slow roasting the sausage until it is nice and soft, melt in your mouth. You can use sweet or hot sausage if you like it spicy or you can even mix the two. Sometimes I pile it up with bread, sometimes over pasta or sometimes just plain with the bread on the side. This is perfect for company, parties, or even game day.