Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pepperoni and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Pizza in chicken why not? These little bad boys came out pretty dang good. My kids gobbled them up. I have a new way of stuffing chicken and it's way easier than the traditional method. The secret is making a deep pocket in the top of the breast. Then you tuck and roll it. No need for tooth picks!

Morning Glory Muffins

A little of this a little of thatThese moist muffins are chock-full of goodies like coconut, apple, pineapple, carrots and nuts. It doesn't get any better than that. Perfect for on the go in the morning. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Cake

I've been craving Starbucks lemon pound cake lately. It's so dang good. How ever I had some blueberries and ricotta and a slew of fresh lemons so I took the recipe I was going to use for pound cake and tweaked it to this. It turned out to be a nice lemony cake with all the yummy blueberries on the bottom. YUM!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

St. Louis -Style Pizza

Recently I came across a recipe for St. Louis Pizza. St. Louis pizza is a pizza made without yeast. Yes a pizza without yeast. It has a thin, cracker crust and a good handful of cheese on top. It is known for it's tangy cheese topping and distinct oregano flavor, and since there is no yeast, it is super easy to make. This is a great kids in the kitchen recipe. We love thin crust pizza in our house. I personally love it with pepperoni and black olives. I know I'm weird. Trust me its really good. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Grilled Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Butter

Pork can sometimes be pretty blah. When I came across this recipe from Cooks Country I just had to try it. They have never let me down. Brown sugar rubbed grilled to perfection and slathered with Dijon herb butter..hello amazingness! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pineapple Cheesecake Carrot Cake Bars

Oh all the ways I love Carrot Cake. It may be my favorite cake. It's up there with Angel Food Cake. And even Pineapple Upside Down Cake. These bars are a spin off of my Gooey Samoa Cake Bars. Pineapple cheesecake topped with coconut and a carrot cake crust versus the traditional gram cracker crust. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

French Potato Salad

This is a great spring and summer side dish. There is no mayonnaise in it and it's served warm or at room temperature. No need to worry about spoiling. Plus its super healthy. It has just the right amount of seasonings to make it taste oh so good.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Grilled Tandoori Chicken

I've had this once. I have never made it, this was the first experiment and I have to say it was amazing! What a different take on plain old chicken. All the spices married together then marinated in tangy yogurt make a super tasty juicy piece of chicken. Grillin’ Bold this Memorial Day? Bush’s has the beans for it. Come join the cookout with Cookin’ Canuck and Hoosier Homemadesponsored by Bush’s Grillin’ Beans”, with the proper links. I would pair this with Bush’s Grillin’ Beans, Bourbon and Brown Sugar.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Few Of My Favorite Things...

Today I thought I's share a few of my favorite kitchen gadgets etc. Not to many, I am still working on adding to my collection. I don't know about you but buying new kitchen stuff is a good as buying shoes to me! Next purchase will be commercial baking sheets. I must have them!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spicy Roasted Broccoli

Ever since I came up with my roasted cauliflower recipe I have been obsessed with roasted vegetables. So with this broccoli I figured I would kick it up a notch. Why have plain old broccoli when you can make it taste so much better! During the warmer months I have an obsession with grilled veggies. You will see those soon.....

Friday, May 4, 2012

Welcome to the new I Thee Cook!

I am so excited to say the new and improved I Thee Cook is up and running! Thanks to Jenn over at Munchkin Land Designs. I hope you all like it. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Surf and Turf Grilled Burritos

Just for Cinco de Mayo I give you this....Say good bye to plain old taco's and burritos. Carne Asada Steak, and Shrimp make this bad boy one to remember. I can not tell you how good this was. I had it in a restaurant a while back and me bieng me well, I just had to recreate it. Serve along side some Mexican rice and beans.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

This is my new favorite pizza. I've had it before back in my days of working retail full time and then some. I must of forgot how good it actually was. You can cook your own chicken breasts like I did or cheat and but a rotisserie chicken. Big time saver. You can also use store bought dough, but I am partial to my recipe. That's all I will use forever and ever. Until I can't psychically can't make it anymore. That's how much I love it. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Panko Crusted Chicken Milanese With Mandarin Cranberry Salad

The warmer weather is almost here for the next few months. This is a great dish to celebrate it. Thin crispy chicken cutlet topped with Mandarin Cranberry Salad. I eat this salad all year round just because its so dang good. This recipe is a spin on the traditional Chicken Milanese. So colorful and bursting with flavors.