Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Crispy Home Fries

Hello, everyone!  Happy Tuesday, I hope your week has started off well!  Growing up, my supper plate always had a veggie, a protein, and a starch.  I have carried this tradition over into my adulthood, but sometimes I get tired of the usual starches, so I turn to potatoes.
I kind of consider potatoes to be the chicken of the starch world.  You can do almost anything to them, and they're always delicious.
That being said, a soggy home fry just makes me sad.   There is a trick to getting crispy home fries that aren't burnt.  Curious as to what it is?  Let's get started to find out!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Grilled Pickle Chicken

Hello, everyone!  Thursday has once again snuck up on us, so I figured I'd do a post on a light and healthy (and quick!) supper option!
I know that the title of this post doesn't sound very yummy...grilled pickle chicken.  What is that?!  However, it's something that my family has been doing for years, and years.  Although we usually bread it and fry it, I wanted something lighter this time around.
So, I grilled my chicken breast on a little grill pan inside, and put it along side a lovely quick salad, which I put together while the chicken was cooking.  Boom!  Supper in about 15-20 minutes!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Smoked scallop macaroni and cheese

Hello, everyone!!  I'm so excited about doing this post today!  As excited as I am, I have been kind of putting it off, because it's going to make me want to make this again.  Like, right now, get up and get into the kitchen and make this again.
This has: scallops, mushrooms, spinach, pasta, and lots, and lots of cheese.  Ooohhhh yeah.  I'm going to make this again very, very soon.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Frosted Lemonade

 Hi everyone!  Happy (hot!) Thursday!  For today, I figured I'd give us a nice, frosty beverage, to help us beat the summer heat!
There is a fast food restaurant that advertises Frosted Lemonade, for the summer only, and I got one the other day.  I wasn't sure how I would feel about it....dairy and lemonade?  How could that possibly be good?
Oh, how wrong was I?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chocolate Lavender Ice Cream

Hi there, everyone!  Ever since I made the chocolate lavender cake, I knew I had to make it into an ice cream.  For me, the flavors go together beautifully, and I already knew what chocolate ice cream I wanted to use.
I have been a follower of Alton Brown's for years and years (and years and years...), and too many years ago to count, he showed his chocolate ice cream recipe, and it looked amazing.
Then I made it, and confirmed that it is, in fact, amazing.  It is far from being low calorie, but it is so smooth and creamy, I don't even care.  If you're looking for his original recipe, you can find it here.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fish 'n Chips

Hello, everyone!  It's Thursday again, and I hope yours is treating you well!  Today we're covering another fish favorite in this house.  Fish 'n chips.  So easy to make, so easy to mess up.  Although, even the worst batch of fish 'n chips can be saved, for me, by malt vinegar.  
As a matter of fact, during our vacation to Alaska, we had fish 'n chips a few times, on varying scales of "goodness".  The ones that ranked lower for me, I bathed in malt vinegar, and went on my happy way.
My husband isn't sure how I can eat fish 'n chips swimming in malt vinegar, but I adore that stuff.
...I feel myself getting a little bit off topic here...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Honey Lime Tilapia

Good morning, everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  We probably don't eat fish as often as we should, but this is one of my favorite ways to prepare tilapia.  There aren't many ingredients, so these flavors really shine individually!  
As much as I love lemon flavor, I feel that lime is a very under used citrus (in my kitchen, anyway), and I'm not even sure why.  It works so beautifully with either sweet or savory dishes.  

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Watermelon Cookies

Hi, everyone!  Happy Thursday!  I'm sorry that this is a little bit later today than usual; my daughter has had a cold going on for awhile, and thought it would be a good idea to share it with me!  Sharing is caring, right?
For this month's cookie of the month, I figured we'd kick off the summer with a cute little watermelon cookie.  This is just a sugar cookie that looks like a watermelon slice, it isn't flavored like watermelon (although that would be awesome!).

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sauerbraten with Spatzle

Hello, everyone, or should I say, guten tag!  Happy Tuesday!  As I've mentioned, several time before, my husband is fortunate enough to be able to travel to Germany, usually once per year, for work.  While he's there, he tells me about all of the amazing food that he's indulging in, and while I've never been able to go, I like to try my hand at a few staple favorites.