Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Best Hot Roast Beef Sandwich


I now serve you the best "manwich" on the face of the planet. Not only is it the best sandwich, it has the best coleslaw ever on it. Hot roast beef with cool crisp coleslaw. I don't usually label my recipes "the best" but, I had this a while back at a sandwich shop and I knew I had to recreate it. So it has been kid tested and man approved and I strongly suggest you give it a try!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Blackened Chicken


Super easy, and super fast. This is a fantastic 30 minute meal. So full of flavor. I put mine over a bed of couscous. Any good starch and veggie will do to accompany this. Or you can make it this way ! I hope everyone's ready for all the adorable trick or treaters on Thursday.
I know I am. 
Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Quinoa Vegetable Gratin Alfredo



Can I just say I have finally gotten my kids to eat quinoa! Oh and some squash I snuck in to this dish. This was literally a clean out the produce basket kind of dish. I ate it just alone for a meal. Sometimes that's just they way you gotta do things! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Western Style Fritatta and Seasoned Potatoes




This is my favorite way to eat eggs!  Not to mention potatoes! Omelets and frittata's are eaten not only for breakfast, but also as a main dish. 
What is the difference between an omelet and a frittata?
The difference boils down to a matter of folding in a filling rather than mixing it in. Omelets traditionally have the egg mixture cooked and folded around a filling, while a frittata just mixes it all up, cooked in a mishmash combination all at once. Frittata's are often served at room temperature, making them perfect for brunches or larger groups.
Just thought I would throw that in there :) ENJOY!
Happy Monday!



Friday, October 11, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders




Happy Friday! Is it me or does anyone else hate the fact that it's dark by 6:30 pm here on the east coast? For some reason this year I having some trouble adjusting. Where there's fall there's football, and where there's football, there's all the yumminess that goes along with it. Just like these! I have never used ground chicken until I gave these a whirl. It was not bad at all. My kids loved then so we will be having them again. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Roasted Pepper and Mozzarella Purses



                            

Oh cheese how I love thee. Especially some fresh "mutzy" mozzarella. I found these really great little roasted peppers at Sam's Club. They are just the right size to stuff in a nice slice of cheese and a basil leaf. There you have this cute little purse. Just perfect for appetizers. Drizzle with some aged balsamic and mangia! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Super Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies





Hello chocolate and hello Monday. I was in the mountains all weekend celebrating a family members fabulous weeding overlooking the Hudson River at a historical park. The weather absolutely was gorgeous.  The leaves were changing; it was breathtaking  See my Instagram page for pics. Now onto these bad boys. Holy chocolate. We all know I do not like to bake all that much, but the kiddies wanted brownies. Of course I had no brownie mix and did not have the right ingredients to make them from scratch so they came from cake mix.





Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Honeycrisp Cobb Salad


We all love Honeycrisp apples right? I know I sure do. "Seeing they are called hybrid apples", I decided to do a little research on these beauties to see where they come from. 
The Honeycrisp apple was produced from a 1960 cross of Macoun and Honeygold, as part of the University of Minnesota apple breeding program. Who knew the called it apple breeding.
Click the names for some more info. I have to say it's quite interesting.