Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is my second recipe using Oikos Greek Yogurt. We really loved this quiche. I put it together the night before so all I had to do was pop it in the oven for breakfast. This was a nice guilt-free breakfast; I used low-fat sausage, 1% milk and the greek yogurt is fat-free.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/30/2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
My first recipe was, of course, grilled chicken. We absolutely loved this chicken! This is our new favorite. The chicken was tender and juicy. It had a little tanginess that came from the lemon juice and yogurt. The herbs smelled great while the chicken was grilling. I can't wait to make this again!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/29/2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
The cookie carnival is back! This month's cookie is Martha Stewart's Black-Bottom Coconut Bars. As soon as I saw the recipe, I knew that Tadd was going to love it! These were really simple to make. They turned out wonderful! Nice chocoately base and flavorful coconut macaroon topping - a kicked up coconut macaroon cookie. How can you go wrong with Martha Stewart?!?
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/25/2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
A couple of weeks ago LeAnn left a comment on my blog and listed her blog in the comment. I, of course, went to check it out. I came across a post with the recipe for Fleming's Chipotle Mac & Cheese. I knew this was a recipe that I had to make ASAP since we LOVE Fleming's Chipotle Mac & Cheese. I made a few changes to the recipe to suit our taste. This mac & cheese was creamy and cheesy. The chipotle gave it a nice smoky flavor. We loved it and will definitely make it again (for a special occasion). The original recipe is here on LeAnn's blog.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/24/2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I have several chicken recipes on my "to make" list that are marinated with vinegar. I decided to try this one first and see if I liked it. I really liked the chicken. It had a nice tanginess from the vinegar. I did think the vinegar came though a bit much for me - I marinated it overnight. Next time I would just marinate it for a few hours and see if that mellowed out the vinegar. It wasn't overpowering, just more than a "plain chicken" kind of girl liked. Tadd liked it.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/23/2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/22/2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I saw this recipe on twitter last week. I had a bottle of Kahlua and a frozen pie crust that I needed to use so I decided to try it out. This was very different from our usual recipe with the addition of the evaporated milk. Tadd liked this pie a lot, but he said he prefers the usual pecan pie (Karo's recipe). **He ate almost the whole pie by himself**
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/18/2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I found these cookies over on Cookie Madness. They reminded me of the holidays - I guess it was the cinnamon and pecans. The cookies were light and crunchy. We really liked them and they will most definitely be on my Christmas cookie tray.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/17/2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I found this recipe on Paul Deen's magazine website and I thought it sounded really good! I cut the recipe in half since there are only two of us. I used a bag of bacon pieces instead of frying up bacon and I also used a little more cheese than the recipe called for - I mixed in 1 cup of cheese and topped it with about 1/2 cup of cheese. I liked this. Next time I would add more sour cream - probably double it.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/16/2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is the second month for the Nutella Challenge sponsored by Bell'alimento. I decided to go with a Nutella Gooey Butter Cake this month. This cake is amazing. We absolutely loved it. It is ooey, gooey, chocolatey goodness! This is a great example to show that good food doesn't have to be complicated. This simple dessert is good enough to be served in a restaurant - at least we think so!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/15/2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Pampered Chef came out with a new Creole seasoning this month and I was lucky enough to recieve a bottle from the consultant as a thank you for her baby shower cake. The first thing I thought about making with the seasoning was blacked chicken alfredo. I had some left-over roasted garlic from the roasted garlic potato bread, so I threw that in too. This was really good. The Creole seasoning had a great flavor but wasn't spicy. This was a really quick weeknight meal.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/10/2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
These burgers were yummy! This will probably be my "go to" burger recipe from now on. They flavor was great and they were easy to put together.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/09/2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
OMG! This bread was the best bread I have ever made. The flavor was fantastic. The bread was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I could have eaten the entire loaf by myself!
This is the first recipe that I have tried from the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The roasted garlic gave the bread a wonderful flavor - a nice mellow hint of garlic, not overpowering at all. I made the dough and only let it chill for about an hour - it was a sticky mess and I was skeptical, but it turned out to be the best I've ever made. I am still not convinced my dough was firm enough, but it turned out OK. I am definitely going to try this again. You must try it! It is so simple and SO good!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 9/08/2009