I had put a roasted turkey breast from our Thanksgiving dinner in the freezer. I wanted to use it up, so looked for an instant pot recipe to make. When I came across this one, I decided to make it since it was simple to put together, and pretty quick to cook in the instant pot. The end result turned out good, though I used cream instead of coconut milk and I used regular flour. I would say it definitely needs a lot more spice and herbs for our tastes, so when I make this next it’ll have more. To me it’s a good recipe, that just needs a little more oomph to it.
Hope you all enjoyed the game with great people, and of course…food!! This year I tried two new recipes for our game day meal.
First one being the Super Duper Garlic Dip. It’s a simple recipe consisting of 3 ingredients. Cream cheese, mayo and garlic (I had minced, so used that). I also added some toasted garlic and onion dip mix to added flavour without salt. I placed it all in my Little Dipper mini Crock Pot, and let it warm up for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Served it with veggies and chips and we really enjoyed it!!
Next I tried out this Seven Layer Dip Cups Recipe. Usually I make a nacho casserole, but thought I’d change it up. Another easy recipe, that didn’t take long to make, with a 15mins bake time between steps.
The first step called for placing refried beans and shredded cheese on top of a tortilla square. I also put a little bit of queso sauce in this layer, and though it made the bottom a little soggy, we enjoyed it.
Then I placed another tortilla square on top and placed it in the oven. At this time I got the condiments ready. I didn’t feel like making guacamole, so used chopped avocado instead. 15mins later I took the tray out of the oven and let it rest for a minute. After which I placed salsa, avocado, sour cream, tomato and green onion, like you see in the first photo. They turned out great and were a nice change from what I usually make 🙂
A friend of mine posted a list of St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and when I came across these squares I had to try them out. And let me tell you, they DO NOT disappoint, in the tart lime flavour department…omnomnom!! They were super easy to make, as it was just an adaptation, from a lemon square recipe. And it only took about an hour, from start to finish. I didn’t dust the top with icing sugar, but you can definitely go that route for guests, if you decide to try this recipe out 🙂
I was in the mood for PB and chocolate the other day, so I fired up the interweebs to look for a recipe. That’s where, I came across this lovely no-bake one, and knew I just had to try it. The notes in the recipe states ‘Reese’s Who?’. Indeed!! 😉 It definitely reminds me of a Reese’s PB cup, and even better, it tastes less sweet then one. I always find, that by the end of eating, one of those cups, the sweetness gets to me. These devilishly scrumptious squares, don’t affect me the same way, which I very much enjoy 🙂 If you’re like me, then I believe you’ll enjoy this recipe as well!! Instead of a 13×9 pan, I made these in a 9×9 pan instead, as I thought they’d be too thin spread onto a longer pan. I cut the chilled square into 36 smaller squares, which are the perfect serving size for us. If you end up trying this recipe for yourself, and do make it in a 13×9 pan, I’d love to hear how it turned out!! The recipe link is below, if you’d like, to give it a try…
I came across this recipe, on Facebook, when a friend had posted it. I thought we’d give it a try, because it sounded really good, and simple enough to make. I will say it was comforting, but I guess for us, it was lacking some flavour to it. It honestly tasted more like, the Potato Skins appie you’ve had at a restaurant/bar, so if you love those…I would think you’ll like this too. Not sure I’ll make it every again, but if you’re a potato fan, you may enjoy this recipe.
Wow…I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last posted!! I hadn’t realized it had been that long LOL Time sure does fly doesn’t it?! Hope all my U.S. readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving, a couple of weeks back, and that you got to enjoy good food and good company 🙂 But now the holidays are in full swing, so to apologize for the lapse in posting, here’s some adorable Oreo Strawberry Santas!! Of course, they can be made without booze, for the little ones 🙂 But apparently, these are AMAZING with, and easy to whip up to boot. So, give them a try for an upcoming, Christmas party or potluck.
I made this soup, a couple week’s back, before Thanksgiving. I basically followed this recipe, but I passed on the Tabasco sauce, and added cayenne pepper instead…it was SPICY!! Just how we like it 😀 It was really good, and it’s a great go-to, one pot soup to make.
A while back I had a bunch of fruit, that was very ripe, so I decided to turn them into a fruit salad. I searched around for a recipe, and came across the one below. The fruits I used were different, since at the time I had, apples, peaches, pears and plums. But how the recipe is made, is what I took from it (as well as adding a touch of honey), and it turned out really good!! Will definitely make it again, especially since, any fruit combination works.
A couple weeks ago, I was craving some comfort food. I wanted to make the stew my Mom made me, when I was young, and still makes to this day as well. It’s a simple stew made up of white kidney beans, meat, red bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. My Mom always uses small chunks of stewing beef in her recipe. I didn’t have any, but I did have lean ground beef on hand, so I browned it before putting it in the Crock Pot. I then added the dry white kidney beans, red bell peppers, onions, red pepper flakes and diced tomatoes. Added chicken broth (until just covered), salt and pepper before cooking it on low for 8 hours. It turned out perfect!! I served it over rice, the way I’m used to eating it. Will definitely make it again soon, now that I know how to cook it myself. My Mom was impressed 🙂 Below is a recipe that I used as a reference, and if you’re interested, you can too.
I literally took this recipe off of the back of a cereal box, Target’s Market Pantry Toasted Oats Cereal. Been wanting to make them, for the longest time, and finally got around to it late last week. On the box they’re called ‘breakfast bars’, but they’re more snack bars for us.
They turned out all right, and are tasty, though a bit crumbly. But I blame myself, as I think I should’ve made a bit more, of the corn syrup/peanut butter/brown sugar mixture, then stated in the recipe. Next time though!! Says it makes 24 bars, but I cut it into 16. The recipe is below, if you’re interested, in making it.
Do you have a cereal bar recipe you’d like to share?! Tell me about it, I’d love to hear from you!!