Thursday, August 27, 2009

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Okay, so it's been awhile. Two kids, a dog, a husband, household chores, and working full time really fill my days...oh yes, and lets not forget the 3.5 hours a day I spend commuting to and from work. So, with that said I needed a little blogging vacation, but I'm back. I might not be back with a new recipe every day or even a post everyday, but I plan to share some good recipes and some crazy stories along the way. So, stay tuned as I start to share my adventures...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just A Quick Broil

If you are looking for a quick meal that actually tastes good, this is it. A pork tenderloin is broiled on top of a bed of snow peas, red peppers, carrots and scallions. The tenderloin gets a little help from a drizzle of honey and the meal comes together with a soy sauce glaze.

I've been on maternity leave for a little over a month now and I have successfully made it through all my Martha Stewart Everyday Food magazines. I cut out the recipes I've either made or would like to make and put them in a binder. So much neater than the millions of magazines I had tucked in every nook and cranny in my kitchen. This recipe came from one of those magazines. I made it because it looked easy and was quite surprised with how good it turned out. I will definitely make this again. You can find the complete recipe HERE.

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's A Girl!

Slowly but surely I'll be back to the blogging world. I've taken a little break to spend time with our new baby girl, Abigail. She was born on February 7th and was just a little peanut. Luckily her brother has been a big help!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow, Snow and More Snow...

It's been awhile since I've posted and I've really fallen behind in my cooking and blogging about it these days. We have a lot of snow at home and this picture cracks me up so I thought I'd share. This is my 2 year old's (his birthday is tomorrow) first attempt at helping Daddy shovel. As you can see he got a face full of snow. That pretty much ended his outdoor play for the day!

After we finished the left overs last night I realized I completely forgot to take pictures. So, this recipe is without pictures but is definitely worth making. For Christmas we gave my sister a slow cooker and this recipe is adapted from one she recently tried:

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers:

1lb lean ground beef
4 peppers--tops cut off and seeds removed
Large can of crushed tomatoes in puree
1 can tomato soup
1 cup water
1 package Spanish rice mix (I used Near East)
2 celery stalks chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1 egg

Mix beef with rice (excluding the seasoning packet), celery, onion and egg. Fill peppers with this mixture. I find cutting the bottom of the peppers flat helps them stand up easier after being filled. Empty can of crushed tomatoes into crock pot. Arrange stuffed peppers on top. Mix soup with water and rice seasoning packet. Pour this over peppers. Cook in the slow cooker for 8-10 hours on low.

Sorry for lack of pictures but these were really good and made the house smell great!