Sunday, April 26, 2015

Basil Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs Over Toast

When reading the name of this dish, you could probably guess exactly what is in it, but it was perfect Sunday breakfast.  Really what had happened was that we had left over cake when we first woke up, but then realized that later, we were still hungry and wanted something that would be real food, tasty and quick to throw together. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Grilled Cod with Citrus Browned Butter Sauce

This recipe is more about the sauce than the cod.  There isn't anything special to say about the seasoning on the cod, but the brush of canola oil and sprinkling of salt and pepper.   The winner of this is the sauce.  
This citrus browned butter sauce is fantastic with the richness of the browned butter, the sugary sweetness of the caramelized shallots and the freshness of the citrus.  I could easily see using this on chicken or pork, as well as the fish.  It was inspired by watching Bobby Flay on a Saturday morning and I can't tell you how easy it was since I didn't even need a grocery list to remember the ingredients.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pineapple Avacado Salsa

You may start to see a theme right now in the recipes that I am posting.  That theme would be SPRING!!!  It is time for every last bit of snow to be gone and the outdoors to be nice and warm.  I want to sit on my patio with a glass of wine while my food is cooking on the grill.  I have started to hear birds chirping in the morning, so I feel like we are on the right path, but temps in the 30's (even if it is just first thing in the morning) have to go!

This was a fun recipe to make, that I am certain to make again this spring/summer.  The combo of creamy avocado, sweet pineapple, fresh lime juice and heat from the jalapeno makes winning combo that goes great over seasoned grilled chicken breast.  When I make this again, I want to see what else I could do with it - like turn it with some spinach and queso fresco for a nice salad, or maybe over grilled fish or maybe serve just as a stand alone salsa.  Can you tell that I like this salsa?!  

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Braided Chicken Calzone

Ever have a day where you really just don't want to cook everything from scratch or really want to cook that much at all.  I occasionally do and lucky for me, this particular night, E must have know and he took over the kitchen and created quite the tasty dinner.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Many of you know that I'm originally from Wisconsin and now living in Minnesota...roughly translated means that cheese will still reign supreme and when I find a recipe that embodies multiple cheeses, we are trying it.  

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Accidental Leek Tart

There is a reason that this is called the 'Accidental' Leek Tart.  Let me tell you a story of our Easter holiday in Wisconsin this year.  It was to be an Easter / two birthday celebration.  The dinner included a fantastic meal and the whole weekend included much laughter.