Saturday, August 29, 2009
I needed a quick and easy bread recipe for dinner the other night. I found this highly rated recipe on Recipezaar and decided to try them. They were really easy to make and tasted great. They were crispy on the outside but light and fluffy on the inside.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/29/2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
I love buffalo chicken dip and pizza so I decided to combine them in to little bite-sized snacks. These are perfect for tailgating. They are easy to eat - too easy! They aren't too spicy, but you could adjust the Franks Hot Sauce up or down to your taste.
They are easy to make. The chicken mixture could be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the pizza bites. I liked these a lot and the sauce puts them over the top. I will be making these for an Auburn tailgate in the next few weeks!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/28/2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This was really good. It is similar to the other white sauce pasta dishes we've made recently. I really liked the addition of the pecans. I tossed the chicken in a little seasoned salt before sautéing it in the pan. This came together quickly and I would make it again for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/27/2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I've had this recipe saved for a long time. I have so many chocolate chip cookie recipes and I like them all. I just could never find the time (or have the need) for another chocolate chip cookie recipe. Last week I made my Dad a great cake for his birthday and had some leftover Peanut M&Ms. Tadd wanted me to make cookies in my new oven and use the M&Ms. I looked at my usual chocolate chip cookie recipe and realized that I didn't have enough eggs. I found this recipe and I had everything on hand.
These cookies are awesome. The flavor from the browned butter gave the cookie a new dimension. It was a nutty, caramel flavor. The cookies were crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I really liked these cookies. I think the M&Ms were a little big for the cookie. I am looking forward to making these again with regular chocolate chips. These might be my favorite chocolate chip cookie (for now).
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/26/2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I found these chicken strips on Amber's Delectable Delights blog. I love spicy food and Tadd loves wings so I thought these would be perfect for us. I was right! These chicken strips exceeded my expectations. I thought they would be just OK, but they were really good. I will be making these again very soon. These are the perfect snack for watching football. I would even serve these to company. If you don't like spicy food, you could drizzle the chicken strips with BBQ or honey mustard.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/25/2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Last night I tried this Oak Grove Pinot Grigio. It was one of my purchases from Total Wine in the ATL. I absolutely loved it! I am usually a semi wine-snob about my beloved Pinot Grigio - I am an Italy girl. This pinot grigio is from California and I LOVED IT!! It was light and crisp. According to the Oak Grove website there are "lemony citrus notes". I'll go with that description.
All I know is that this is one of the best pinot grigio's I've had - and I've had a lot. I will be stocking up when we are back in Hotlanta!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/22/2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/21/2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I found this recipe on King Arthur Flour's website and they describe this bread as Blitz Bread - on the table in under 2 hours. I needed a quick bread for to go with our chicken piccata, so I decided to give this focaccia a try. It was super easy to put together and tasted amazing when it came out of the oven. The dough is extremely wet and sticky when you take it out of the mixer - resist the urge to add more flour.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/20/2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This is our new FAVORITE grilled chicken recipe. The flavor in this chicken is amazing!! This is so good that we are making it again later this week. The rosemary and ranch blend together beautifully. I would serve this chicken at a dinner party. It is so simple, but SO good. This chicken had the best flavor of any chicken that we have grilled - we have grilled tons of chicken. I only made half the marinade since I was only grilling two breasts. I ate the whole chicken breast and I never do that! I wished that I had another piece - at least leftovers for lunch. Next time! We are making it again this weekend. You can't go wrong with this dish. Make it ASAP. You won't regret it.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/19/2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I love the way it was decorated. I got the idea from another cooking blog - Paige's Pantry. I saw the cake on her blog and bookmarked it to make for my Dad's birthday. I used 10 1/2 packs of Kit Kats and probably a pound of M&Ms. You can really use as many M&Ms as you like.
I really think this is "The Best Birthday Cake".
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/18/2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I made this cake for a co-worker's baby shower. If you can't tell, she is having a girl. She requested strawberry cake with strawberry icing. She gave me a picture of how she wanted it decorated. I worked all night on the cake - rolling the fondant, making the flowers, rolling the fondant. It was hard work but totally worth it to see how much she liked it.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/15/2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/14/2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This is a quick weeknight meal. You can make the chicken mixture ahead of time and just scoop and roll when you get home from work.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 8/12/2009