Nov 7th, 12
These days, being in grad school, I need things that are fast an easy that I can make while soon other things. In an attempt to make cooking brussel sprouts easier and also copy some of the best brussel sprouts I’ve ever had from Michael’s On Main in Capitola I came up with this ridiculously easy method.
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
handful of roasted pecans
Preheat oven to 400 F
Chop the brussel spouts into quarters, making sure to remove the bottoms
Coat the brussel sprouts with olive oil and then season with salt and pepper
Bake for 20-30 minutes total, stirring half way through
Meanwhile, melt the butter, honey and cinnamon in a sauce pan
Once the brussel sprouts are done cooking, pour the honey butter over them
Top with chopped up pecans
Jul 15th, 12
After such a long hiatus, you’d think that we’d come back with some gourmet recipe to impress y’all with. Instead we’re offering this recipe in honor of James, a dear friend that died far too young. James had a penchant for good food, indulgent desserts and most all alcohol… with a soft spot for good vodka. This combines two of those loves quite beautifully.
Prepare the box mix of brownies as directed and add a tablespoon of vodka. Once you’ve taken the brownies out of the oven, let them cool just a couple minutes and then prick them all over with a toothpick. Brush a thin layer of vodka over the top of the brownies and let cool completely.
Slice and enjoy with a shot of your favorite vodka!
Feb 14th, 12
We found this recipe on Joy the Baker’s website and couldn’t resist trying it out for a girls night!
It’s as amazing as it sounds! Happy Valentines Day!
butter (for greasing the pan)
Jan 25th, 12
Curry chicken, coconut kale, mango curry and broccoli with tofu! Everything was delicious! Don’t forget to order the paan as your appetizer, the garlic dipping sauce is amazing!
Jan 15th, 12
Melted brie wrapped in puff pastry on a stick. With just a smudge of jam. Need I say more?
Full recipe and instructions coming soon.
Nov 8th, 11
3 small zucchini
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces of bacon (cooked)
6 eggs total
1/2 cup parmesan (shredded)
1/2 cup feta (shredded)
8 oz Monterey jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 pieces of toast cut up into small pieces
Nov 3rd, 11
One 3.5-4 lb whole chicken
2 Tbsp Penzey’s Mural of Flavor spice mix
Cusiniart 4 in 1 Multicooker (or oven)
Nov 1st, 11
1/2 red Onion
2 small leeks – white and light green pieces only
3 Tbls butter
2 lbs tomatoes (from our garden!)
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 tsp fresh ground blk pepper
sea salt and pepper
1 1/2 tbsp dried dill
herbed goat cheese to top it off
Oct 22nd, 11
Sauté the spinach, chopped up celery and bite-size chunks of asparagus
Add the eggs and scramble
Top with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, smother with salsa!
Serve over a waffle or two!
Sep 20th, 11
First make bacon waffles
Second fry up some eggs in the bacon grease
Then make fried chicken patties…
We used leftover chopped up chicken
Mixed it with mayonnaise
Dipped it in flour
Fried it in the leftover bacon grease
Finally pile everything together with garnishes
Enjoy with a beer! For breakfast? Well, it was a binge day!
Sep 19th, 11
Here’s an easy recipe for busy mornings… pre-make individual serving egg dishes! Here’s what we used, per person:
1/4 cup chopped spinach
1/4 cup black beans
1 chopped up sausage (optional)
Mix everything together in individual oven-safe dishes
Bake at 350F for 45-60 minutes
(or until egg has cooked through)
Refrigerate if you’re going to eat them in the newt couple days, freeze if longer.
To reheat, place cold dishes in oven
Reheat at 250F for 30-60 minutes (cover with foil to prevent additional browning)
Now you have time to go for a run or get the kids out the door while your breakfast cooks!
Or simply microwave if you’re in a hurry!
Sep 15th, 11
Last minute invite to a party, currently without a functioning oven, still needed to make a yummy dessert… wanted to make the Fresh Blueberry Pie, but couldn’t find blueberries at my local supermarket. So… no-bake cheesecake to the rescue! Stirred up the crust as instructed but added lemon zest, added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the filling and refrigerated for an hour. Mixed up some greek yogurt and honey to spread over the top, drizzled with a bit more honey and decorated with lemon slices! Fabulous last minute dessert!
Sep 10th, 11
Over a bed of lettuce, layer chopped up cucumber, celery, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, avocado and, of course, bacon. Dress with a pre-made vinaigrette or olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Sep 9th, 11
Napoleon from the bakery! The filling was perfect, the topping was a little too sweet!
Sep 8th, 11
Trying out the WP app for iPhone! Should have done this sooner!
We had Schooner’s bite size tacos, their amazing chicken pizza and let’s not forget dessert… mint mud pie smothered in hot fudge!
Sep 5th, 11
Dinner time! Grilled up some chunks of steak from trader joe’s, sautéed the onions and bell peppers, layered all that on top of black refried beans and quinoa. Served it up with a taco filled with sour cream, avocado, cheese and bell peppers. Easy, yummy dinner!
Sep 3rd, 11
Whipped up some pumpkin pancakes (if you don’t want to make them from scratch, TJ’s has a decent box mix) cooked them normally on the first side but before I flipped them, I sprinkled a fine layer of brown sugar over the dough. Once flipped, they cooked up nice and sticky! A perfectly indulgent Sunday morning breakfast!
Aug 23rd, 11
5 limes – juiced
8 lamb chops
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tbls kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup chile olive oil
Aug 16th, 11
From the Alice Waters Cookbook!
1/2 lbs potatoes
1 Tbs vinegar
1/2 red onion finely chopped
1/4 cup mix of Walnut Oil and olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice (optional)
1 1/2 tsp dill weed
Aug 9th, 11
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium celery ribs, diced
green onions, minced
1 large crisp apple, cored and diced
6 tablespoons chopped, toasted walnuts
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
Salt and ground black pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt
Aug 2nd, 11
1 lb petrole sole
6 limes- juiced
1 tomato chopped
1/4 of a green pepper chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
1/2 red onion chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp each salt & fresh cracked pepper
A few shakes of Tabasco
Jun 30th, 11
Pictures from South America, as Tami travels through Chile and Argentina!
Jun 22nd, 11
Grandma’s secret recipe!
1 cup oatmeal (either quick oats soaked in milk 1minute, or old fashion soaked overnight)
1 cup milk
juice of 1 lemon
½ cup orange juice
2 unpeeled apples, grated
2 oranges, sliced
2 pears, grated
handful of raisins
Mix everything together!
Jun 20th, 11
Slice the 3-4 large beefsteak tomatoes into 1/2 in slices
Slice the 3-4 large fresh mozzarella balls into 1/2 inch slices as well
Layer the mozzarella on top of the tomato slices
Layer with fresh basil leaves
Sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt & pepper