Farm Fresh

Our local farm’s CSA started and I’m just loving all these organically fresh vegetables and fruit that are filling my kitchen (and belly )!

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Raspberry Mojito Ice Popsicles

So this is my first ice pop experiment, I came across this recipe on an amazing food photographer’s blog; White on Rice Couple.  When I saw their post on the Marionberry Mojito Ice pops I immediately scoured for the popsicle mold online and was planning on making this asap. They.are.delicious.  A perfect summer bbq treat and to cool you off on those hot summer days. I’m going to make so many variations of these this summer so stay tuned!

Ranch Chicken Tacos…amazing!

If you haven’t guessed by the multiple posts of Mexican inspired plates here on the blog then you haven’t figured out that I’m crazy in love with Mexican food. I love it. I love it. I love it. I came upon this recipe and it caught my eye because of the Ranch dressing. I’m also a huge fan of Ranch dressing. We have a traditional meal in my family on the Portuguese side where we used to grill steak tips in my grandparents kitchen (they had an amazing built-in grill), load them up on soft rolls and smother with Ranch dressing. I’ll be posting on that once we get our new grill! We actually had them one night last year during the week after our wedding and it was such a nice touch to have family around and enjoy it. OK enough about that, I’m veering off course here!

Here is where you can find this great recipe, we had a ton of chicken left over that would be great to add to a salad. I didn’t have lettuce on hand so I just used tomato.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I saw this recipe over at the Iowa Girl Eats blog and it was so good! I love the recipes she cooks, they are simple, healthy and delicious. This is one of those meals when you just throw it all together, stick in the oven and enjoy! You can find the recipe here.

Buffalo Chicken BLAT Wraps

I found this recipe from the Iowa Girl Eats blog and I’m so happy I did. See I have a love affair with anything buffalo and this healthy dish hits the spot. Not the typical BLT this also adds some Avacado…I urge you all to try this out if you’re also a buffalo flavor fan! You can find her recipe HERE.

Kielbasa breakfast skillet

I threw some of my favorite things together for breakfast this morning…Kielbasa, Potatoes and Eggs! Add a little salt, pepper and garlic and viola! Kielbasa reminds me of big Portuguese family cook outs with Kielbasa, corn on the cob, steamers, little necks and more!

Banana Pancakes

If you know me then you know I love anything that has Banana’s as an ingredient. Because I have to be in the  mood for pancakes, my husband was psyched to know I was making this for breakfast this morning. He loves anything that is sweet…someone needs to have a sweet tooth in the family right? He holds that in ours 🙂 I loved these fluffy pancakes, they hit the spot but in hindsight I would have made them green! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

 

Buttermilk Pancakes

Me and my husband have been craving Pancakes and well since Pancake Day was the other day, here are some delicious Buttermilk Pancakes I made for a quiet, relaxing Sunday morning. Oh and if you’re wondering what the heck is Pancake Day like I was, here’s an exerpt from Wikipedia ”

Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Tuesday, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, and Fat Tuesday) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is observed mainly in English speaking countries,[citation needed] especially Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States but is also observed in the Philippines and Germany. Shrove Tuesday is linked to Easter, so its date changes on an annual basis.

In most traditions the day is known for the eating of pancakes before the start of Lent. Pancakes are eaten as they are made out of the main foods available, sugar, fat, flour and eggs, the consumption of which was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.” Interesting stuff I say!