While I was in Boston earlier this month, I was able to spend time with my family. I actually headed to my brother’s house to watch the Kentucky Derby. My super creative sister (and sometimes blog contributor) catered the party! A nice touch she added, which is a Kentucky Derby tradition is the Mint Julep Station! Boy were those drinks delicious. I mean, what would a Kentucky soiree be without mint juleps??
Now with Mother’s Day coming up, I was trying to come up with brunch ideas and recipes to serve. While doing my research, I easily became distracted and started watching movie trailers instead (story of my life!!). After a viewing of the trailer for Disney’s The Lone Ranger, I suddenly became inspired to create something southwest style.
My mom loves food that is spicy with pepper, so this would be right up her alley. Inspired by other cheesy pies I’ve made in the past… Here is the recipe for the Cowboy Cheesy Pie! Perfect for a Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner, or just any time you are in the mood to make something spicy for your little (or big) cowboy!
Now being of Irish descendent, I love experimenting in the kitchen with traditional meals and foods popular in Ireland. However, from time to time, I like to try out recipes from other countries outside of the United States and Ireland. While watching the teaser trailer for Thor: The Dark World the other day, I decided to check out some delicious Scandanavian recipes. Here’s a recipe for Strawberry Jordgubbskräm, which I’m sure would be a favorite for any Norse God!
3 cups of fresh cut strawberries
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch
Back on April 8th, we excitedly announced that CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER had started production! With a release date of April 4, 2014, we are super excited. In honor of the event, I was going to host a Captain America movie viewing complete with fun Captain themed foods (Yay! Captain America Cupcakes!). My friends and I had planned to get together the evening of April 15th.
Sadly in the middle of the day, the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon occurred. With family in Boston, I quickly cancelled and glued myself to the television. If you followed the news, you understood that the days to follow were emotional ones, ending with a standoff in Watertown. Both my brother and sister, while each on different sides of the city (my brother lives near Watertown), experienced the lockdown, and witnessed the city completely shut down. If it weren’t for the attentive residents and Boston’s Finest First Responders, who knows how this could have played out.
So I might have cancelled my get-together, but it doesn’t mean I could bake a batch of Captain America themed cupcakes in honor of Boston’s… or should I say America’s Finest!
With a growing toddler, I’m always on the look out for fun dinnertime ideas. I recently made these Chili Mac Cheese Pies for him and they were such a hit! I just knew I had to create this recipe and share with you all here on the blog. I mean, it has 4 items my son loves: Bread, pasta, cheese, and meat. Plus it’s super easy!
Can of Chili (we buy Hormel Turkey with No Beans)
or Half pound of lean ground beef with 1 teaspoon chili powder (or half a packet)
1 1/4 cup of small macaroni
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands biscuits
Since going on the Shaklee180 plan, I’ve been much better about eating my vegetables. Last night I had some portobello mushroom gaps that I definitely wanted to create with something delicious for dinner. Stuffed portobellos is a dinner I actually cook up often.
Since I’ve been using spinach in my shakes daily, I had an over abundance of it in my fridge. Why not make vegetable stuff portobellos? With inspiration from an old recipe I found in my cupboard, check out what I came up with!