Stuffed peppers have really grown on me over the last couple of years. I wasn't always a fan, or just really never thought to make them because my family didn't growing up, but lately I'm totally loving them! They're a great way to mix in your veggies and your carbs or your veggies and your protein up into one side dish that's super easy and yummy! This recipe is a great basic staple and starter stuffed pepper recipe with only a few ingredients and minimal prep time. It's one of my favorites for that very reason! I love pairing this with a serving of lean meat such as grilled chicken for a well balanced meal or if you want to get creative I'd also highly recommend mixing up some cooked ground beef or turkey into your cheese rice mix and making a complete meal out of these babies! I hope you enjoy them!
Why are sliders so much more fun to eat than a regular sandwich? Maybe because they're mini and everything's cuter mini, or maybe because I get to eat 3 not just 1. Not really sure, but I know I can't get enough of them and can't wait to make many more combinations. These pulled pork with toasted buns & coleslaw were the absolute bomb.com. I made them up for dinner but these would be a perfect appetizer to put out on game day or a party tray as well! I also love that the slow cooker does most of the work on this one so it's a fairly effortless but totally tasty dish... but don't worry, if you don't have time to slow cook and just want to put some sliders together I'll give you the short cut!
Hi y'all! It has been far too long since I have posted a new recipe! I've been so busy lately between friends events and weddings and a promotion at work (YAY)! As fun as that has all been I hate when I don't have time to get creative in the kitchen and share with you guys so I was so excited yesterday when my boyfriend dropped me an E-mail from work saying he got all the ingredients I'd need for this salsa so we could have a mexican food and blogging night! I had so much fun making this and it turned out amazing .... and hot hot hot, just like I like it. Don't worry though, if ultra spicy isn't your thing I'll give you tips on how to tone it down and still get a great salsa! I decided to go with roasted salsa because I love the flavor you get my roasting and browning the tomatos vs. just boiling them in water! This recipe will take no longer than half hour from beginning to end and is super easy, so with that being said, let's get to it!
These. were. addicting. To be honest I'm not sure I'd ever had a shishito pepper until this year, maybe unknowingly at a restaurant, but certainly hadn't bought them before. This year my boyfriend brought home a shishito pepper plant for our garden and it is producing like crazy so I had to think of something to do with them! They're crunchy snacking peppers that are typically not hot, but occasionally you'll get a spicy one in the mix. They came the perfect texture when fried, softened up but not mushy with a nice crispy batter layer - I couldn't get enough of them! The garlic sriracha dipping sauce I made paired so well, so we'll walk through how to mix that up as well, but if spicy or sriracha isn't your thing these would taste great with a ranch, possibly even ketchup, or just plain with no sauce as my guy preferred them. Anything that people like without a sauce or flavor additive I consider a recipe success! These would make a great appetizer to serve up for guests to snack on, for game day, or even as a side dish instead of french fries!
If I could live off of artisan cheeses, charcuterie platters, and crostinis I would... well + sushi and mexican, we can't forget those either. I love how easy it is to slice up some meats and cheeses to snack on at night... it also doesn't hurt that they taste fab with my glass of wine I most likely have poured after work. Crostinis are a perfect (and super easy) appetizer to make up if you're hosting a party, or just having friends over for snacks and drinks like a girls night or game day get together. The prosciutto and goat cheese paired with a basil leaf and slice of fig taste so fab together, and you'll get cred for being fancy and creative even though these will only take you a few minutes to make. Win, win.
These pepper nachos are definitely going to become another healthy alternative staple in my kitchen. They're like a mix between stuffed peppers and nachos... both of which I love very much! Plus what's not to love about a recipe that let's you eat some of what you love but cuts out lots of carbs and calories?! Next time I'll try going extra healthy with turkey meat and low fat cheese, which you could totally substitute for here too. Even though the ground beef and cheese recipe isn't the lowest calorie dinner you could make, it's tasty, packed with protein and gets in a serving of veggies. I can't wait to try out other versions of these and share them with y'all!
Queso is everything. It's what I miss most about Texas... well, besides the people, southern hospitality, but you get the picture, it's really high up there on the list. If there's any other displaced and homesick Texans out there I hope you love this! And anyone else of course... if I had it my way, queso dip would be a staple everywhere and to everyone. My biggest queso pet peeve though? Velveeta based dips. Not trying to hate on Velveeta, it just doesn't have that homemade, fresh, real taste I look for in my dips. i'm all about the fresh from the deli cheeses when it comes to my queso! Once you measure out all the ingredients it is so easy to toss in a slow cooker for about an hour and just let it cook while you prep other things. I don't want to bore you with my obsession here though, so let's get to it!
These flour tortilla chips are so good and so easy! Although we're not making the tortilla from scratch on this recipe, just baking up the chips yourself is so rewarding and delish compared to a bagged grocery store brand sometimes! The key here is to find fresh tortillas that are as small in diameter as the store offers so your chips are a good size. The rest is easy peasy!
Happy 4th of July y'all! I'm going to keep this post short and sweet as it's super simple and I'm ready to get back to good family holiday time! This watermelon dish is so easy to prepare and perfect to serve up at any of our patriotic holidays like 4th of July, Labor Day, and Memorial Day! Those are usually all great BBQ holidays, and what's a good summer BBQ without some fresh watermelon?! Knowing how easy this as to put together I can't wait to test out some other toppings and spreads on watermelon for healthy snacking... feel free to get creative here!
I don't know about y'all but chowder soups are my favorite, the creamier the better, tastier and more filling. Only problem is they are usually loaded with calories and all sorts of things to make them so thick (heavy creamers, butter, flour, etc...). That's what makes this creamy cauliflower based soup so amazing, it is thickened only by cauliflower and is only 185 calories per bowl with 11g of protein! All the creaminess, all the good flavor, and minimal calorie intake. Can you say win win situation?!