Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Turkey Burger with Avocado Spread


This is my go to turkey burger recipe, it has never let anyone down before and then you throw this avocado spread on top? Yummo!  You will never want a regular burger again! This will make you forget you are eating healthy. With amazing flavors and a creamy topping, this is a great burger. 

Ingredients: 

Burger:
1 lb Ground Turkey 
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1Teapoon Parsley
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (shredded) 

Spread:
1 Avocado
3 Tablespoons Miricle Whip
3 Tablespoons Hummus 
1/2 Juice of a Lime
1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Directions:
Burger:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and cook until burger reaches 165* or no longer pink in the middle.

Spread:
Place all ingredients in food processor or mix with an immersion blender until it is very smooth.
Spread on top of burgers and enjoy. 










Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kit Kat Carmel Ice Cream


Summer is here! Except in Wisconsin, this weekend is going to be high on 61! It is also the time of year my kid beg for homemade ice cream. This is my all time favorite recipe for ice cream, it is super simple so if you do not have a machine, no worries! You are able to just stick it in the freezer for 5 hours or overnight and it will freeze perfectly for you. 

Ingredients: 
4 Cups Heavy Cream
1 (14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
4 Kit Kat Bars
1/2 Cup Carmel Sauce

Directions: 
Whip cream by hand or mixer until you have soft peaks and stir in milk and vanilla.
Place in ice cream maker or in freezer, take out when it feels like soft serve
Place three Kit Kat's into a food processor until they are crumbs and cut the fourth into chunks. 
Mix Kit Kat crumbs and chunks into soft ice cream and swirl in Carmel.
Finish freezing and enjoy!







Sunday, June 18, 2017

French Toast Waffles


Happy Fathers day to all the fathers out there! How about a quick delish breakfast where you get a two in one deal? You will never want regular french toast again! Make this breakfast today and start off your man's day right, or your day, or anyones day. It is good.

Ingredients:
French Loaf
6 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Milk
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

Directions:
Heat up waffle iron (don't forget to spray it with PAM)
 Cut the french loaf into 1 inch slices (you will have left overs so cut how many you think you will use)
Mix whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Dunk your french loaf slice into egg mixture and place into waffle iron (depending on the size of your iron you are able to to 2 or more.)
Cook for 2 minutes or until it is cooked and brown

Top off with your favorite toppings and enjoy





Sunday, June 4, 2017

Oreo Fudge Cake


The birthday season in my household is here and to start it all off my middle girl Anna who just turned nine requested an Oreo cake so tis I did and let me tell you this cake was a huge hit. My all time favorite super moist chocolate cake, with a delectable fudge topping. You might never want to make another kind of choclate cake agin.

Ingredients:

Cake: 
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, at room temperature*
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoon Mayo
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, hot
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Frosting:
2 sticks of butter (soft)
1 Cup Shortening 
5 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
15 Oreo Cookies (crumbed) 

Directions:

Cake:
 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 8-inch round cake pans. Butter all around and cover with cocoa powder

In a medium size bowl combine the flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand held mixer) beat together the eggs, buttermilk, mayo, canola oil and vanilla until smooth.
 Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low until there are no longer any clumps of flour. Add the hot coffee and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips
Pour the batter among the 2 cake pans and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until tooth pick comes out clean. Remove and let cool five minutes and take cakes out of pans, let the cakes cool completely before frosting. 

Frosting: 
Stir butter and shortening in bowl until fluffy. Mix in the powdered sugar until fully mixed. Stir in vanilla and cream. Fold in your oreo crumbs and frost your cake when it is cooled.

Fudge: I just bought fudge ice cream topping. Take 1 cup of fudge topping and mix in 1 Tablespoon of water to help thin it out. Pour and spread over the top of the cake. 



My now 9 year old!





Monday, May 29, 2017

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sanwiches


A sandwich that is quick for those busy nights, has lots of flavor, and you will be wanted to save room for a second. This is one of our many favorites quick meals that everyone actually eats and with two very picky children that is not easy. So throw everything in and enjoy a great meal after work or a long day of activities. 

Ingridients:
2 pounds Sirloin Roast 
2 Cups Beef Broth
1/2 Teaspoon Salt & Pepper
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper 
1 Cup Diced Sweet Peppers
1/2 Cup Sliced Pepperoncini Peppers

Directions:
Rub in salt and pepper onto roast and sear beef until it forms a crust on each side. Place roast into crock pot and place all other spices and beef broth over roast. Place into slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. When roast is done shred and place back into juice in the slow cooker. 
Place diced and sliced peppers into a bowl and mix.
Place Shredded Roast and Pepper Mixture onto a hoagie or steak roll.
Enjoy







Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Burrito Bowl


Taco Tuesday nights are great because there so many things you can make and this here has become quite a favorite in our home. This combination is great without the mess of a burrito shell and super simple to just throw together. 

Ingredents:
3 Cups of brown rice
2 pounds of stew meat
1 Cup of cheese
Package of Taco Seasoning
Optional: Tomatoes, lettce, sour cream, and guacamole 

Directions: 
Cook the stew meat until done and add in the taco seasoning according to the package.
Make rice while meat is cooking. 

After meat and rice are done simply place rice, meat, cheese and any optional ingredients and stirt and enjoy! 










Saturday, May 20, 2017

My Life #10


We bought a house!

So first I want to apologize for being gone for so long and to let you know I am 100% back to blogging! These last two months have been really crazy, from a crazy amount of school work, the process of buying a home, and health issues with my fiance that are better now but it was right in the middle of school work and closing for the home time. 

But as you see everything turned out great, we closed on the house, I am now done with finals and finished my first year of college and Matt is now feeling tons better.

Anna and Lauren have their ballet recital coming up and we did pictures the other day, Mallory has her last band concert of the school year and Lauren graduates from Pre-K and my last baby is headed off to Kindergarten in the fall! 
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Double birthday planning is also in the works for the first week of June for a dog and cat themed birthday. 

But welcome summer and to a great 2017!

Let the food blogging begin!