This is our new favorite baked bean dish. I am not a huge bean fan, but these are AWESOME! Tadd said he could just eat the beans as his meal. This was SO easy to put together and would be the perfect side dish to take to a potluck.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
These burgers were flavorful, juicy and yummy in my tummy! They have all my favorite things - Dale's, Ranch and cheese! This was easy to mix together and I had everything in my pantry. Next time I might leave out the egg and add a few breadcrumbs. The burgers tried to fall apart when we grilled them. We served these with some amazing baked beans.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/30/2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I adapted this recipe from OurBestBites.com. I used the leftover beef from the French Dip Sandwiches I made earlier. I heated the beef in a skillet and added all the seasonings. These were easy to put together. They came out of the oven nice and crispy and had a good Mexican flavor. I served them with homemade salsa and sour cream.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/29/2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
OH MY GOODNESS - This pasta was AMAZING. It is better than most pasta dishes that I've eaten in restaurants. You must try this SOON! It is extremely simple to put together. It could easily be made on a week night. The chicken had a nice smoky flavor from the marinade. The sauce was simple and flavorful. The bacon is a must - it pulls the whole dish together.
We will definitely be making this again. Tadd cleaned his plate!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/28/2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
This month's cookie for the Cookie Carnival was Giada's Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze. These cookies were very moist and cake-like. They had a refreshing lemon flavor that we really enjoyed. The lemon glaze put the cookies over the top! They are light and very easy to eat.
Tadd declared these cookies "EVIL" and told me to never make them again! (He ate all of them)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tadd said this was the best ice cream we have made so far. I might have to agree. This was really good. I used chocolate cake mix. I thought it had a good chocolate flavor with out being too rich and sweet. I heated the milk and sugar over low heat until the sugar dissolved and then added the remaining ingredients. I chilled it overnight and then put it in the ice cream maker.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/24/2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/23/2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This was a great tasting sandwich. This was a fix it and forget it meal. I seared the roast the night before and put the seasonings and wet ingredients in the crock-pot before I left for work. The meat had a nice flavor; you could taste the onions but it wasn't overwhelming. We dipped our sandwiches in the wonderful juices that were left in the crock-pot. Tadd loved it and went back for seconds.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/22/2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Homemade cinnamon rolls have been on my to do list for years. I finally broke down and made them over the weekend. I decided to use the recipe on Pioneer Woman's blog. The dough was incredibly easy to make. I let the dough sit in the refrigerator overnight and rolled it out the next morning. The cinnamon rolls were great. I didn't use Pioneer Woman's glaze recipe. I just mixed up some powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and poured it over all the rolls.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/21/2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/19/2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I love orange sherbet.
Not that orange Sherbert!
I am talking about orange Sherbet ice cream!
I found this recipe on the Food Network site. It is from Alton Brown. I liked this recipe because it was simple and fresh ingredients. The sherbet wasn't as rich as the vanilla ice cream we made last weekend. This ice cream was light and fresh tasting. We really liked it. I would like to have a scoop of the sherbet with a scoop of the vanilla from last week - homemade creamcicle!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/17/2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We love Italian food; we eat it all the time. I came up with this recipe by combining my favorite Italian dishes - cheesy baked pasta and chicken parmesan. This is basically a "kicked-up" chicken parmesan dish. I topped chicken parmesan with a ricotta and pesto mixture. The ricotta gave the dish a nice creaminess and added wonderful flavor with the pesto. We both really liked the dish and would eat it again. This is a quick meal and could easily be made on a weeknight after work.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/16/2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This is another recipe I found from Our Best Bites. I thought this sounded a lot like the Macaroni Grill's wonderful bread. I halved the recipe to only have one loaf of bread. This was very simple to put together - you just have to plan ahead for all the rising. I served this with an olive oil dipping sauce - olive oil, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Tadd loved the bread and was very impressed that I made it from scratch.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/15/2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
For a change of pace, I made pork tenderloin for dinner this week. I needed something quick since I didn't plan ahead and marinate the tenderloin the night before. I decided on an Italian pork tenderloin. I rubbed olive oil and minced garlic on the tenderloin. I sprinkled about a tablespoon of our Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse seasoning all over the pork and baked it for about 40 minutes. It turned out great. It made we wish I were going back to Chicago this weekend to eat at Gibsons! Soon - hopefully!!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/14/2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I have found a great new wine - Casal Garcia Vinho Verde from Portugal. It is a fresh, light-bodied white wine. It also has a slight sparkling quality. I think it is the perfect wine to drink on a hot summer night. I read about it on Slashfoods - they had a post about wines to drink when you are grilling. Here is what they said about the wine:
"Summer Appetizer Wine: Vinho VerdeI buy this wine by the case throughout the summer. Not only is it affordable, it's light, crisp and perfect for hot summer nights. Vinho Verde is a very common wine in Portugal and its semi-sparkling characteristic raises eyebrows at the first sip. Try pairing it with my Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches."
The best thing about this wine is that it was only $7 at World Market!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/11/2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I finally broke down and bought a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker over the holiday weekend. We decided to go with a basic vanilla ice cream as our first creation because everyone needs a good vanilla ice cream recipe. The original recipe called for a vanilla bean. I didn't have a vanilla bean, but I did have some Vanilla Bean Crush extract from King Arthur Flour so I went with that. This recipe was easy to make and tasted great. We are already trying to decide what flavor we are making next!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/10/2009