Thursday, May 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
I love a good margarita and making it with fresh squeezed juice is the way to go. I make this batch for Kevin and I but if making for more I'll double or triple. It's nice to make these ahead and squeeze all the juice that way the mess is out of the way. Sometimes, instead of using regular oranges, I'll juice blood oranges, clementines, **red grapefruit and even use can **pineapple juice in place of the orange juice. It's just a great basic, fresh tasting margarita.
Makes 4 small glasses
Kosher salt, for the glass rim
8 oz (1 cup) freshly squeeze orange juice
4 oz (1/2 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice
2 oz (1/4 cup) Triple sec
4 oz (1/2 cup) Silver, Anejo or Reposado tequila (*use a good quality)
2 tablespoons sugar (use more to taste)
1. Rim the glasses with salt.
2. In a pitcher combine the orange juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila and sugar. Stir well until the sugar dissolves. Can make ahead and keep in fridge until ready to serve.
3. Fill the glass with ice and pour the margarita over. Enjoy!
*I really like Patron tequila but lately for the price we've been buying the Costco Kirkland brand and like it a lot.
**If using pineapple juice use less sugar and if using grapefruit juice you may need to use more sugar.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
For lunch, I make a salad for my husband and I at least 4 days a week. Eating salad each day, for us, is more about getting our nutrients and fiber from raw veggies than about being a diet food. Our salads differs each day depending what's in the fridge. At the beginning of the week I'll prep a variety of veggies so that I can easily pull together a salad each day. I also like to add boiled eggs, cooked chicken, avocado or even left over steak for some protein. When it comes to salad dressing, I like homemade. My go to dressing is ranch and this easy recipe is my favorite. I always have these ingredients on hand because I make it about once a week. Ranch dressing may not be the healthiest salad dressing but it's so good and I believe, everything in moderation.
|Ingredients: (not pictured) half & half, lemon juice, dill weed, parsley, salt, pepper, mayo, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and onion powder.|
|Today our salad was packed with so many veggies you can hardly see the lettuce!|
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
|Cravings-Recipes for all the Food you Want to Eat|
|Photo taken from Chrissy Teigen's Craving's Cookbook|
I just recently bought a new cookbook, Cravings, Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat. The book was written by food-lover and model Chrissy Teigen. I took this cookbook on vacation recently and read it like a good novel, I couldn't put it down. Her recipes all look and sound delicious. It's all the recipes I want to make and eat. Chrissy description for each recipe had me laughing out loud, she's hilarious! When I got home the first thing I made from Chrissy's book was her Chicken Lettuce Wraps. We loved these lettuce wraps! So flavorful, delicious and healthy. I can't wait to make more of her recipes and share them with you but in the mean time check out her book. It's a good read and is packed with great recipes and photos of Chrissy, her family and of course the food. I even saw my husband checking out the book but I'm not sure he was looking at the recipes!!
I did change the recipe, but only a little. I used only one tablespoon of Sriracha instead of two. I also used ground turkey instead of ground chicken only because I like the brand of ground turkey from Jennie-O.
Here are a couple of other brands I used in this recipe.
|I always have a bottle of this Mae Ploy Thai sweet chili sauce in the fridge as it a good dip for pot stickers. |
|I'm always looking for ways to cut down on salt so I always use low sodium soy sauce.|
Labels: Main Dish
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper or a Silpat (non stick baking mat). Peel and segment clementines, set aside. Be careful not to break the skin as the juice will seize the chocolate. Gently melt chocolate in the microwave. Dip segments in chocolate and transfer to parchment-lined sheet. Once all pieces have been dipped, set the sheet aside until chocolate hardens (takes about an hour). To quickly harden chocolate, transfer baking sheet to the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Serve at room temperature.
*You can use milk chocolate if you prefer.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
|One of the best parts about making a roast is it makes the whole house smell so good!|
|This recipe is the easiest and our favorite. Only five ingredients, chuck roast, onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup, onions and carrots.|
|I love my covered Le Creuset to make this roast but you can also use any roasting pan with a lid or cover with foil.|
Note: You can also add potatoes along with carrots and onions to roast before baking.
Labels: Main Dish