Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Blue Cheese Dressing:
2 1/2 ounces blue cheese
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
salt and freshly ground black pepper
I also added Worcestershire (totally optional, but it gives it a nice kick).
I hope you all enjoy, and thank you of course for reading. I will be taking a small break as Ryan is coming down Thursday for the week. I will however be cooking (he likes to do that with me) and I will have recipes and pictures to share after that.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Normally, I am pretty good about getting a picture before my food is all gone, but this was one of the most amazing meals and it did not survive that long. I took a pork roast, lined the bottom of the pan with potatoes and carrots, added a little bit of white wine and added the meat. I found that if the meat sits on the vegetables it doesn't get all icky on the bottom, so I tried it with this roast, and that worked well. The other key ingredient was a bit of fresh rosemary. The fantastic smell permeated the whole house all afternoon. If you serve this dish with fresh bread you have a very easy whole meal. The roast took between 4-5 hours on 350, but keep in mind this was a 5.5 pound roast.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I had the chance to hit a fresh market the other day and picked up some spectacular rib-eye steaks, and some other goodies for the weekend. I normally don't and won't show uncooked food, but these steaks were so pretty I am including a picture. This was a fairly straightforward recipe, the steaks were seasoned with sea salt, fresh pepper, fresh rosemary and a little bit of olive oil. The mushrooms were sautéed with butter and white wine. I also steamed some broccoli and cauliflower, and served with baked potatoes.
I am also going to make a pork roast this weekend, and corn beef and cabbage for Sunday dinner. I love being in the kitchen, It is where I am most relaxed and comfortable. I hope your weekend finds you making something wonderful, and enjoying family as well.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I took a small break to deal with finals week, I know I don't eat as I should during that time of year, but I am regrouping and starting to cook again. Last night I wanted to make a simple easy lasagna, and I have to say it took me about ten minutes to put together, and it was wonderful. Very simple directions, I browned the ground beef with a little garlic and olive oil, layered cheese (mozz and ricotta) and sauce and noodles (yes I cheated and used the ones that cook in the dish, SO much easier) and baked for about an hour.
I should be doing some cooking this weekend, so there is that to look forward to.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The urge to have a chicken ceaser salad hit me, but I was thwarted by my local grocery store. I had to improvise a bit, so I made a hot bacon dressing to accompany this amazingly tasty salad.
Fry bacon, save your grease if your going to make bacon dressing. Broil the chicken, seasoned with olive oil and italian seasoning. Shred chicken, crumble bacon, add red onion and enjoy.