Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bacon Artichoke Quiche

I don't have too much to say on this one other than I needed something to put in my pesto swirl crust. The quiche itself is very good. There is a lot of flavor and you can taste every ingredient, including the pesto in the crust. I personally really like this recipe because the quiche is chunky. Nice big pieces of artichoke heart, bacon and mushroom breaks up the egg nicely.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


One night I was channel surfing and passed by one of those random reality shows in Travel Channel. They were in the middle of making Micheladas...I had never heard of these before. Beer, lime juice, hot sauce...kind of a wacky Bloody Mary. I am usually not a fan of fruity beers or fruit in beers, but I thought what the hell.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Cake

Friday can not come fast enough!!! I have been OBSESSING over this movie for well over a year now. How excited am I you ask? Well, I am flying into Seattle on Friday for a friends wedding. My plane lands at 12 am Friday morning...for those of you who are fans know this means I will miss the midnight showing on opening day. Sad. But not to worry. I have tickets for the 3 am showing. Yep. Straight from the airport to the nearest IMAX theater. I even have 6 am tickets in case my flight is delayed. Now I'm sure you're thinking, this girl is batshit crazy (see what I did there). I am totally okay with that.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Pesto Swirl Crust

This idea has been brewing in my head for a few months now. With the popularity of the cinnamon roll pie crust, I was trying to come up with more decorative pie crusts. I decided to do the same swirl pattern but with pesto and used this crust for a quiche. To my surprise, my first experiment was a success! The crust is fantastic! The pesto tastes amazing! I highly recommend giving this one a try.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

I have been slacking a little this week with posting but that doesn't mean I haven't been doing a little cooking. I had some extra fish left over, so decided to make some yummy tacos. The fish seasoning is simply and delicious and I absolutely love the cilantro lime sauce. The sauce would be great too on gyro meat or even on a steak. Overall, these are great tacos for quick, delicious dinner.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Sugar Cookies

A day off from work to enjoy some yummy BBQ, hang out with friends, and blow stuff up with fireworks. *sigh*...I love holidays.
  Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Carolina Mustard and Thick Kansas City BBQ Sauce

Summer time means BBQ! Time to make some BBQ sauce. Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with a little A1 sauce. But there is something about homemade BBQ sauce. Can't get any fresher than that. Both of these sauces are seasoned very well and have the distinct regional flavors. I am not a huge mustard fan, but I do enjoy a good mustard sauce. It is perfect on smoked chicken or pulled pork. The Kansas city is tomato based with a slight sweet taste. If you want a little heat, add a little hot sauce or chipotle powder.