Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/31/2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
I first discovered the Levain Bakery on an episode of Thowdown with Bobby Flay. Their chocolate chip cookies are suppose to be the best in NYC. They have a cult following, and their recipe is a very popular one to try and recreate. I've never made it to the Levain Bakery on our trips to NYC, so I don't know if this cookie tastes like the Levain Bakery. I do know that this cookie tastes incredible! One batch only makes 12 cookies. Make sure you have a friend to share a cookie with because these cookies are GINORMOUS! I have added the Levain Bakery as a "must do" on our next trip to NYC in December!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/27/2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I am always on the hunt for pizza perfection. For me, this recipe might be it. This was the first time that I tried St. Louis Style Pizza, and it was fabulous! We both love thin crust pizza and this pizza is cracker thin. What makes St. Louis style pizza unique is the cheese. It uses Provel cheese instead of mozzarella. Provel isn't common in Alabama, so I used a facsimile of white cheddar, swiss, provolone and liquid smoke. I was hesitant to try it, but I am so glad I did. It was SO, SO good!! It really makes the pizza. I've made this pizza numerous times in the last few weeks. We just can't get enough of it! It is our favorite pizza - anywhere.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/26/2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
This recipe is adapted from Betty Crocker. I receive their newsletters and it was waiting for me in my inbox last week. I always stock up on refrigerated ravioli when it is on sale at Publix, so I had everything at home to make this for dinner. I used some rotisserie chicken, and this only took about 20 minutes to have dinner on the table.
We both really enjoyed this dish. The recipe says it serves 4, but I would say this serves 3 if you have a salad with it. We just had the pasta and almost finished the whole pot ourselves. I absolutely loved how easy this was to make! You can't beat a 20 minute hot meal during the week.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/25/2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
We had these sandwiches for lunch yesterday, and we are having them again today. They are SO good! I had some pretzel slider buns leftover from the Kalua Pork and decided to use them up on these Hot Ham Dips.
These sandwiches are a twist on my favorite sandwich, a French Dip. I switched out the roast beef for ham and added some cheddar cheese. I dipped the ham in some beef consommé for the "dip" part of the sandwich. I also brushed the rolls with garlic butter and broiled the cheese. The flavor was fantastic! We both absolutely loved these sandwiches!
This was a simple and delicious lunch and would be great for dinner too!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/24/2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
I know Summer isn't the typical time to have soup for dinner, but this really hit the spot. Chicken Legs took charge of this dish. He manned the dutch oven while I made the milk sauce. This came together in no time. I would describe this as a cheesy taco soup. It was super delicious! We both really enjoyed it. I had some leftover for lunch the next day and it was even better. We used sausage in the soup, but you could also use lean ground beef or ground turkey. Next time I might add some corn and lima beans to the soup for extra veggies and flavor.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/20/2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This was the best thing we ate last weekend. It was amazing! The chicken was good on its own, but was over the top delicious with the pasta.
I marinated the chicken in a chipotle and greek yogurt mixture. The chicken was very tender and juicy, and packed a ton of flavor without being spicy. This marinade would go well with my Pollo Loco recipe as well. The sauce is a combination of enchilada sauce and Alfredo sauce. I made my own enchilada sauce, but you can substitute a cup of canned sauce if you don't want to make your own. We finished the dish off with some green onions and tomatoes. We both gave this two thumbs up! This will be a staple at our house!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/19/2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. I especially love them topped with vanilla ice cream. I got crazy this time and added caramel and chocolate sauce! YUM! This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks - The Fat Witch Bakery. I've made several of their recipes and they never disappoint! This brownie recipe was super easy. They reminded me of the brownies I used to make as a child with my Mom. These were very moist and perfectly chocolatey!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/18/2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
We love to eat breakfast for dinner, but we actually ate this for breakfast. We had some overnight guests and served this for an easy breakfast. I mixed it all up the night before and refrigerated it overnight. I just popped it in the oven when I got up and breakfast was ready in no time! The casserole tasted great. It was really good with a little hot sauce on top. Next time I might mix in some green chiles or salsa in the egg mixture. Give this a try the next time you need an easy breakfast casserole.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/17/2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
I've seen this recipe on the internet for years. I finally got around to giving it a try last week and it was great. This pork couldn't be easier. Chicken Legs actually made this for us! It has only 3 ingredients - pork, sea salt and liquid smoke. This takes 16-20 hours to make. We started it before we went to bed the night before we ate it. I was concerned that this would be dry and bland, but it was super tasty. We both really enjoyed it! We served the leftovers on the best pretzel buns with some BBQ sauce and slaw.
Found these pretzel slider rolls at Costco - they are SO delicious!
We had the leftover pork on the pretzel rolls with slaw, BBQ sauce and slaw & BBQ sauce.
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/13/2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
We had this cake last week for the 4th of July holiday. It was the perfect ending to our feast. This was inspired by Brandi over at The Country Cook. She makes all kinds of fun pudding cakes and a few weeks ago she posted a Banana Pudding Poke Cake. Brandi used banana flavored pudding and cool whip. I decided to make this a more traditional version of banana pudding. I used vanilla pudding, Nilla wafers, sliced bananas and homemade whipped cream. I made the cake the day before we ate it so the Nilla wafers could soften. It tasted fabulous! I took the leftovers to work and it was a huge hit!
Cooked by Steph & Eaten by Tadd 7/12/2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Today I am sharing a fantastic recipe - Bacon Cheese Crescents. These rolls are great for breakfast, a snack or even with dinner. They were simple to make and tasted fantastic!!