- 1 package cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon flour
Do you need a recipe for tacos? Probably not. Brown a little ground beef with the pre-packaged taco seasoning and you’re good to go. True.
But, it’s just as easy to use fresh ingredients that give you a way better flavor and a lot less sodium. Perfect easy weeknight meal that your whole family will love.
Just kidding, that was cheesy. But I’m sure if you have a family they will love it.
- 1 lb ground beef (recommend 93% lean)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- Dash worcestershire
How many recipes do I have on this blog that include a dash of worcestershire? A lot. It does magical things to food, particularly ground beef.
Brown the meat, then add the onion and jalapeno and cook for about 5 minutes or so. Mix in the tomato sauce, then remaining ingredients. Turn the heat to low, cover and cook for several minutes to let the flavors marinate. I don’t really know if that step is necessary, but it felt good. I like the idea of ‘flavors marinating.’
Serve on hard or soft tortillas (I couldn’t decide!), with chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, and sour cream. And salsa!
- 2-3 bunches carrots
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
earlier in life. Did people not talk about it much, or had it just not
made it to Wisconsin yet? I feel like I wasted years of my life not
simply made this recipe, but substituted asparagus and mushrooms with a
wild mushroom mix, tossed in balsamic and roasted to perfection. The
roasting is definitely worth it, if you have time.
All vegetables should be roasted in my opinion.
Risotto (recipe here – use GF chicken stock if required)
1 lb mushroom mix (portabella, shitake, button, etc)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
And it was a success! Add in a chocolate chip layer and a chocolate swirled-cheesecake, and you’re in business. The delicious dessert business.
- 3 cups Rolled Oats (buy GF to make sure, if required)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Chocolate chips (optional)
- 3 packages cream cheese
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups chocolate chips, melted
parents were in town from Wisconsin, where they escaped a blustery
late-spring snow storm for one of the most beautiful weekends in
Dallas. They got 6+ inches of snow on Thursday, causing
a day of flight delays and late arrivals. I always tell them that as I
much as I love them, I don’t know if I could live there again. That weather is bull$#@%.
cooked, ate our body weight in cheese before dinner (the Wisconsin in all of us), and drank one too
many bottles of wine…and had one of the most enjoyable nights we’d all
had in a long time. I think, at least. I guess I
don’t really know where it was on their scale of enjoyability, but it
was very high on ours.
dinner party meal, especially in the spring or summer. It’s so easy to
marinate the night before, then throw on the grill for an easy and
delicious meal. I always grill it the same way:
5 minutes on each side of medium-high indirect heat, then 5-7 minutes
over indirect (until inside reaches 140). Then cover in aluminum foil
for 10 minutes…it turns out perfectly moist and flavorful every time.
2 pork tenderloins
1 jar peach preserves (about 1 cup)
¾ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 bay leaves, crushed
pork, and marinate at least 8 hours or overnight (I always do
overnight!). Grill as directed above, and enjoy! I served with wild
mushroom risotto, roasted carrots, tomato mozzarella salad,
and cheesecake. Recipes to follow!
Thanks mom and dad for a wonderful weekend, and for appreciating the art of eating as much as we do.