Wednesday, April 23, 2014
This is another recipe from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival we attended back in October. We both loved this recipe at the festival and were excited to finally make it at home. The original recipe prepares the steaks in a skillet. We decided to grill the steaks instead. Chicken Legs love to grill, plus it is less work for me! If you prefer to prepare the steaks on the stovetop, check out my recipe for Perfect Steakhouse Filets.
This was fantastic! I wanted to lick my plate! This takes a bit of time, but it is totally worth it. I loved every bite! This was my first time making a beurre blanc sauce, and it was much easier than I expected. It was mostly just waiting on it to reduce. The mushrooms were mostly hands off as well. You just roast them and then give them a quick sauté in the pan. This tasted just as good as the version we ate at the festival. We are dying to go back now!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Did everyone have a good Easter holiday? We spent the weekend in Auburn. We went to the spring football game on Saturday and spent time with my family. Chicken Legs and I grilled out when we got home. Overall, we had a really nice holiday.
Here is a quick recipe to use up some of that leftover holiday ham. We ate these for lunch yesterday, and they are delicious! If you don't have any Easter ham, you can use deli ham for these sandwiches. Either will taste great! The key to cooking these sandwiches in the waffle maker is to heat the waffle maker on medium-high heat. You don't want the waffle iron screaming hot, or the biscuits won't cook all the way through. These took about 3 minutes in my waffle iron. They were golden brown on the outside and the biscuits were fully cooked.
Monday, April 21, 2014
We love our cats and want to do everything possible to keep them healthy. Keeping them healthy is forefront on our minds with the recent loss of Sherbert. We are especially mindful about what we feed them. We feel good about making the switch to SHEBA® wet food. All of SHEBA® recipes are formulated without corn, wheat, soy, or gluten, and never have artificial flavors or preservatives. None of the other big mainstream wet cat food brands can say that!
We love that all SHEBA® Entrées are made from carefully selected, high quality ingredients for an irresistible taste. In fact, they have a money back guarantee if your cat doesn't like it. That is a great guarantee for our picky cats! SHEBA® Entrées for Cats features three delicious lines, Cuts in Gravy, Pates, and GRAVY DESIRES™ Entrees. This week they are loving the Pate food. I have some of each type so when the cats change their mind on their favorite food, I am ready!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
When I mention my homemade bread, I get a lot of request for the recipe. It isn't a recipe that I can share because I make the bread from a starter. I've had the starter for over 15 years. It is a potato sourdough starter, and it makes the most delicious bread!
I've been looking for a quick bread recipe that would be comparable to my homemade bread. I ran across this Amish White Bread and decided to give it a shot. It is simple to make and tastes great! This bread is much firmer than my bread made from the starter. It is great for sandwiches. We also used it for French Toast.
This is much easier to make than my homemade bread from the starter, plus you don't have to fool with feeding a starter every week. It only takes about 2 hours from start to finish. This recipe makes two loaves. Eat one and give one away (or freeze it for later). This bread is great with the Amish Peanut Butter Spread, Creamy Honey Butter and the Cinnamon Honey Butter on the blog.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Chicken Legs is a big fan of green peas. I don't make them often enough for him. It is because I really don't know the best way to serve them. Well, know I do. This recipe is great. It has tons of great flavor and didn't take a ton of work. The peas are seasoned with shallots, orange juice and bacon. You know it will be good because of the bacon!
We served these peas with the Orange Dijon Pork Tenderloin I shared last week. They were the perfect accompaniment to the orange marinated pork. Chicken Legs gave the peas two thumbs up! He requested these for Easter dinner.