Monday, May 24, 2010

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Decided to try out the Pioneer Woman's version of CPK's BBQ Chicken Pizza but I used store bought crust and MORE was should try it

Kielbasa & Roasted Vegetables

This is what happens when you can't find a recipe your family will eat and you are tired of the recipe you normally play with ingredients...this one was rather yummy.
1 Polish Kielbasa (cut into 2 inch pieces)
1 Red Onion (chopped into large pieces)
6-8 Red Potatoes (quartered)
1 Clove of Garlic (peeled)
3 Tomatoes (quartered)
1 Package Button Mushrooms (halved)
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
Mix chopped ingredients with a light coat of olive oil then season to taste. Pour into a 9x 13 baking dish and cook at 400 degrees for 1 hour (or until potatoes are fork tender).

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Holy Hummus Batman

Puree in a blender or food processor the following

2 cans of chickpeas
4 cloves roasted garlic
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
1 tablespoon parsley minced
1/3 cup of tahini
6 tablespoons of lime juice
sea salt
warm water (to thin to the desired consistancy)

Homemade Pita Chips

Pita Bread
Olive Oil
Cayenne Pepper
Dried Garlic
Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut pita bread into triangles (or desired shapes). Brush lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasonings (adjust to your tastes) and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ellie & Charlie's Nature Garden

One of the vendors at the Turlock Farmer's Market last week was Ellie & Charlie's Nature Garden an Organic grower out of Patterson. They had these lovely lettuce bags all prepped. I may never buy bagged salad again. This stuff is AMAZING. It's keeping lovely in the fridge too.

I made taco salads and a chef salad this week both were wonderful.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Angela's Sweets Yummy Review

This week at the Turlock Farmer's Market I got a great chance to be a locavore and try out some new local places I haven't been to.

We got cookies and brownies from Angela's Sweets which just opened on Broadway. The bakery was adorable and my daughter loved her cookies. I finally tried a brownie. Oh my god YUMMY!!

I highly recommend checking them out.

They have a website which can be found HERE or you can go to their bakery or you can join us for the next Farmer's Market and check out their booth.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Quickie Shells with Cheese

Ok so I totally made this up about 2 nights ago. I was going to make macaroni and cheese but I didn't have all the ingredients and I didn't want to make a 9 x 13 pan because we'd never finish this is the recipe I made instead.
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 can chicken broth
1 can whole milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 package shell pasta (cooked)
salt & pepper to taste
Combine butter and flour (season to taste) and brown slightly in a pan. Add broth and milk, stir until mixed together and warm. Add cheese and melt. Pour over pasta and put into a pyrex pan. Bake 350 degrees 10-12 minutes. (I topped mine with a little shredded colby to make it pretty)