Monday, November 23, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Sausage Filling

How quickly the time goes. I feel like we were just enjoying the last days of Summer and now here we are prepping for another Thanksgiving. We haven't had snow here yet so at least I can be Thankful for that. And good food. I've been surrounded by some amazing food the last week or so, from restaurants and friends to trying some new recipes in my own kitchen. It's so amazing to see what people with so much more talent than I have can do with some simple ingredients.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lemon Twist Hummus and Zucchini Bread

The kids are back in school, after school sports are in full swing and we seem busier than ever. We're still trying to enjoy every second of the summer weather though and our garden is finishing up from a great harvest. We're typically not as good about preserving things from the garden, but this year we tried to stay on top of it and we've got rows and rows of freshly canned tomato soup, pickles, jalapenos, carrots, onion and zucchini in our food storage. The zucchini is still growing and we shred and freeze as much as we can.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Idaho® Potato Pierogi with Bacon and Cheese

When I lived in Montreal, one of my favorite meals that people often made for us were Pierogi. I'm not sure why they were so popular there but I fell in love. I even found a really good frozen brand that were easy to fry up on my own for a quick meal.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Meat Loaf

In terms of comfort food, meat loaf is a strong contender for first place. It's essentially a huge, juicy hamburger that you've decided to not even waste time on a bun with. It's got so much flavor packed into it that you just squirt some more ketchup on top and dig in. And I'm sorry, but if you don't put ketchup on meat loaf, you're not doing it right.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Homemade Idaho® Potato Cheesy Tater Tots

I started to make a list of everything that you can user tater tots for and I stopped writing after about 20 ideas. Tater tots are so amazing all on their own but they also make one of my favorite dishes in the world, Tater Tot Hotdish.

Then I realized that my kids really don't even eat them that often, if ever really! They take their own lunches to school and we really don't buy the frozen ones even though I love them. Whenever I crave them, I typically get them at work for lunch so we really don't have them at home very often.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Roasted Tomato Soup

It's a bit of an understatement to say that we have tomatoes. We've been picking cherry tomatoes for weeks now and I've already dried many pounds of those and now our regular ones are coming in. On Thursday Breanne picked almost 50 lbs and I knew it was time to figure out how we were going to preserve these guys.

Last year I made a tomato soup that the kids loved and lasted for a few months, so I thought that would be a good start. I wanted to be able to can it again, so that meant no butter or cream in the recipe. You can always add cream in later when you warm it up but I wanted something that would stand on it's own.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jay Ducote and Food Network Star

One of my favorite food shows is definitely Food Networks "Food Network Star" and it's going to be even better this year knowing someone in the show!

Jay Ducote from our Virtual Potluck group is a finalist in the show and I can't wait for it to start this Sunday, June 7th 2015. Jay has a huge, fun personality and I wouldn't be surprised at all if he makes it all the way through. He's from Louisiana and creates some pretty amazing southern food that makes me miss the time that we lived there.