Monday, January 31, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
There are several different directions I can go, but each will somehow involve my kitchen, since this is a blog about food. The first thing I searched for was a table. The one we have now is so old, and it only has three working chairs. Since there are five of us, that makes having a family dinner at the table impossible. I want a table that is big enough for all of us, but that doesn't take up too much space. While searching for modern furniture, I found this table, and I adore it.
As mush as I would love this table, I also want a bread maker. I found this one, and it looks so cool! Check it out:
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
We are snowed in today, so I figured it was the perfect day to break out a new recipe I have been wanting to try. It's for bruschetta. Doesn't it look good? I didn't have all he ingredients, so I had to substitute some stuff, but it still came out yummy.
He did an awesome job shoveling, so Bob was able to head out to work this morning. He was a couple of hours late, but he made it.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine.
I make a really good deviled egg. I do. In fact, whenever we have any type of get together at my mom's house, I am always the one who brings the eggs. My recipe is pretty basic, with mayo, salt, pepper, and some type of pickle (depending on what I have in the fridge), with paprika sprinkled on top. That's it.
I think it's time to find a new recipe. Maybe something with a little kick.
I was playing around online, and found this recipe on the TABASCO® Original Red website. Check out the ingredients:
- 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
- 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon original red TABASCO sauce
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, basil, dill, chives
- Salt to taste
I have to admit, it has never occurred to me to add yogurt to the yolk mixture. I bet it makes the centers so creamy and delicious. The TABASCO sauce, which is "so much more than hot", probably adds just enough of a kick to bring out all the other flavors. I think I might try this recipe the next time I make eggs, which will probably be soon.
You can find tons of other simple finger food recipes on TABASCO's Game-Day Party Menu. I know a lot of people have Super Bowl parties, and these recipes would make some wonderful foods for that. With their Pizza Perfected ideas, you can see how to use TABASCO Original Red to spruce up delivery and frozen pizzas. Why not make this a new game day tradition? You can each pick a different pizza and see how you can make it better using TABASCO Original Red. Do you want to make it hot, or simply enhance the flavors? My husband likes a lot of heat in everything he eats, so I'm curious to see how much sauce he'll add to his.
Who says you need to have a party to enjoy party foods, anyway? These recipes would also work for our family game nights. Or any other night, for that matter.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
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I talk a lot on this blog about the thing I make for my family. I have a couple of helpers (my girls) who are always trying to help, and most of the time I am more than happy to let them. I read somewhere that if you let your kids help prepare a meal they are more likely to eat it. My kids aren't necessarily picky eaters, but there are some things that I have gotten them to try simply by allowing them to help prepare it.
When my kids were little, they were both breastfed and bottle fed. Actually, they were always bottle fed, but for the first three months of each of their lives, I pumped my milk for them. Once they were solely on formula, I was always on the lookout for the best price, because formula was, and still is, downright expensive. These days, parents can buy on diapers.com Bright Beginnings formula, which is a store brand, not a name brand formula. It is, however, just as nutritious for your baby. It has to be. There are laws about this. It also costs a whole lot less than the store brand formulas, and as parents, I think it's in our blood to save money where ever we can, without sacrificing what's important. You can find out more about this formula by visiting and liking Bright Beginnings on Facebook.
I am off to make supper for the kids. I wish it was as simple as heating up a bottle, but they always want meat and vegetables. Sometimes, I miss the days of liquid meals. They were so much easier to prepare!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The recipe called for 2 cups of biscuit mix, 1 pound of sausage, and 10 ounces of cheese. You were supposed to mix the cheese and sausage and then add the biscuit mix. I had 1 and 1/2 pounds of sausage, so I used 12 ounces of cheese and 3 cups of biscuit mix. No matter how hard I tried, I could not get the biscuit mix to mix in with the sausage. I ended up adding half a cup of milk, which worked great. The original recipe said to bake at 350 for 20 minutes, but they weren't even close to done after that time, so I increased the temp to 425 and baked them for another 15 minutes, I think. As you can see in the picture, they came out nice and brown.
I am definitely going to make these for our next get together.