Sunday, January 25, 2015

Roasted Chicken with Apples and Bacon

Well foodie friends I've got to tell you something, I have finally mastered roasted chicken. I have been obsessing over it, and been making roasted chicken almost every weekend. It is SO good, and it always feels kind of fancy. If you haven't noticed, I kinda like fancy stuff. I have roasted chicken so many different ways- forty cloves of garlic, artichoke and mushroom, lemon, you name it, I've probably roasted it. I am confident I could make roasted chicken out of just about anything now. And that is a good place to be.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Big Game Day Double Decker Quesadilla Pizza Recipe

This week I wanted to post a Super Bowl snack. I was thinking of something easy, cheesy, delicious, and crowd-pleasing. When I think of Super Bowl parties, I imagine two groups of people: one group that's glued to the screen and another that is there for the social aspect. Having a variety of fun and easy-to-eat snacks is a must at a gathering like this because you want to keep it simple for the ones who won't look away from the game but still entertain those who are there to see everyone. 

After taking all of the requirements into account, I decided to make a Double Decker Quesadilla Pizza. It is very easy to make, and it is yummy and fun for kids and adults alike. Each pizza quesadilla serves 1 to 2 adults or 2 to 3 kids, so it is an easy way to satisfy those hungry bellies. Sit back, relax, and let's hope there's wardrobe malfunction to talk about this year.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lemon Almond Poppyseed Loaf

lemon almond poppyseed loaf
Hello foodie friends! Doesn't it feel like no matter where you turn lately someone is posting something about lemons? Lemons in their drinks, lemons in their food, lemons in their cleaning products. Just me? Well I was inspired by all this lemon-mania to make a home base favorite: lemon poppyseed loaf.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

5 Must-Try Dip Recipes

I was recently re-watching the Mad Men because first of all, it's a beautiful show, and second, I wanted to remind myself of what went on in Don Draper's word over the last 7 years. This post is inspired by Pete's Chip 'n Dip bowl that he received two of as a wedding gift. He provided a great description for the use of the dish to his sceptical co-workers telling that someone had it a party with a sour cream and onion dip. "It's a chip n' dip!"

SOURCE/// AMC's Mad Men
I love the idea of different variations of dip including: hot dip, dessert dips, and dips made with non-traditional ingredients. My most recent dip adventures include a cheesecake batter dip and a festive cheese log. The cake batter was good, but I need a more creative snack to dip in it besides graham crackers, and the cheese log was delicious.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips

Well, this recipe gives a whole new meaning to Chocolate Chips. I have had chocolate dipped chips before, my mother searches them out, she knows which shops carry them, and will return for them time after time. So, it wasn't a hard decision to make them for her birthday party weekend, that I returned from yesterday, and are still recovering from today.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Grandma's (Mini) Meatloaf Recipe

Hello foodie friends and happy Friday! Lately I have been craving meatloaf which is something that my 10 year old self would be cringing at, but honestly #sogood. I am pretty sure as a 10 year old I would have bawled my eyes out if meatloaf were to find its way onto my plate. I just don't get it...okay, I've got to stop on this story or it could just go on and on. In short, I have fondly been loving meatloaf for a few years now. Here's my favorite recipe.