Thursday, March 29, 2012

Addicting Sweet Potato and Black Bean Freezer Burritos




If you have not had the pleasure of eating a sweet potato & black bean burrito, the time is now folks! I love making freezer burritos just for the fact that you can spend one session of time quickly preparing them, then store them in the fridge or freezer and they are ready to grab when you are rushing through the week.

The spices I have included to add to the bean mixture are just a guide. Whatever sounds good to you, use it! I would just recommend that you taste the two components of the sweet potatoes and the bean mixture to check for any needed seasonings before you assemble the wrap. Ready for the recipe?



Monday, March 26, 2012

Recipe Sharing Monday #13 + Features!



Happy Monday everyone! It is time to link up your latest food posts. My weekly link party, Recipe Sharing Monday, features your best recipes. 

Features:

Lemon Blueberry Bars at Mandy's Recipe Box

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake at It's In There

Ham and Cheese Stromboli at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Ruben Burgers at Miz Helen's Kitchen

Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole at Cook Lisa Cook 
Crunchy Sweet Potato Cupcakes at Life's Simple Measures

If you were featured and would like a button, it is in the right hand sidebar. 


The Guidelines:  
  1. Link back to me either by a text link on the post or by putting a button on your blog. My buttons are over on the right sidebar of my blog.
  2. Please link up as many recipe posts as you'd like, as long as they haven't been submitted to this party before. Link to your direct post, not just your main blog URL.
  3. I would love it if you became a follower of my blog, and also clicked around and commented on the other submissions. Saying hi and making new friends is part of the fun after all.
How to be Featured:
  • I will be picking the features and sharing each week. I'd love to give your blog more exposure by featuring you, so please link 'em up.  
  • By linking up to my party you are giving me permission to use a picture from your blog in a follow up feature post. I'll also be stumbling and pinning the featured posts to share the love.  
  • When I go to select features, if I see you haven't linked up to me in some way, then unfortunately I won't feature your project. Please play fair and link up with either a text link or by using my button

Orange and Balsamic Chicken




Okay folks today I have a very special treat for you. This Orange and Balsamic Chicken was dinner last night and let me just say, I have not enjoyed a chicken recipe this much in a long time. It was divine.

This recipe has only a handful of ingredients which is always a plus in my book. You start by cooking chicken thighs skin side down in a pan. The reason this is important is it lets the skin get really crispy. If you have ever cooked chicken in the oven and the skin is still fatty and gross, this is the solution!

Once the skin is crispy, transfer the chicken to a roasting dish and throw it in the oven to finish cooking. While it bakes, you make a super fast sauce and you are done. Amazingly tasty and easy. Here we go!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Recipe Sharing Monday #12 + Features!



Happy Monday everyone! It is time to link up your latest food posts. My weekly link party, Recipe Sharing Monday, features your best recipes. 

Features:

Caramel Rice Krispies Bars at Stella B's Kitchen

Spaghetti Salad at A'lil Country Sugar

Chicken Enchiladas at Polish The Stars

Savory Crab Dip at The Lovely Cupboard

Cookies and Cream Baked Donuts at Crumbs and Chaos

Hot Fudge Brownie Milkshakes at Kristin's kNook


If you were featured and would like a button, it is in the right hand sidebar. 


The Guidelines:  
  1. Link back to me either by a text link on the post or by putting a button on your blog. My buttons are over on the right sidebar of my blog.
  2. Please link up as many recipe posts as you'd like, as long as they haven't been submitted to this party before. Link to your direct post, not just your main blog URL.
  3. I would love it if you became a follower of my blog, and also clicked around and commented on the other submissions. Saying hi and making new friends is part of the fun after all.
How to be Featured:
  • I will be picking the features and sharing each week. I'd love to give your blog more exposure by featuring you, so please link 'em up.  
  • By linking up to my party you are giving me permission to use a picture from your blog in a follow up feature post. I'll also be stumbling and pinning the featured posts to share the love.  
  • When I go to select features, if I see you haven't linked up to me in some way, then unfortunately I won't feature your project. Please play fair and link up with either a text link or by using my button

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Strawberry Bread with Strawberry Butter

Pin It


Happy Wednesday folks! Today I have a delicious treat for you to help you get through the rest of the week. Delicious and moist Strawberry Bread topped off with a sweet Strawberry Butter. I have to say, the strawberry butter is what took this recipe from great to pretty damn amazing.  If you can, please make both and try them together. The recipe for the yummy Strawberry Bread comes from Closet Cooking. Many thanks to Kevin for allowing me to post the recipe from his website!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Recipe Sharing Monday #11 + Features!



Happy Monday everyone! It is time to link up your latest food posts. My weekly link party, Recipe Sharing Monday, features your best recipes. Our features from the last party are...a little bit outdated. But! I am a girl of my word so even though it has been some time, here are the features from our last party.


Features:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Popcorn at Mangoes and Chutney

Zuppa Toscana at SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl

Mandarin Orange Tea Cake at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread at Savannah's Savory Bites

Bacon & Jalapeno Popper Sandwiches at Mrs Happy Homemaker

Bacon, Mushroom and Onion Pizza at A day in the life
If you were featured and would like a button, it is in the right hand sidebar.


The Guidelines:  
  1. Link back to me either by a text link on the post or by putting a button on your blog. My buttons are over on the right sidebar of my blog.
  2. Please link up as many recipe posts as you'd like, as long as they haven't been submitted to this party before. Link to your direct post, not just your main blog URL.
  3. I would love it if you became a follower of my blog, and also clicked around and commented on the other submissions. Saying hi and making new friends is part of the fun after all.
How to be Featured:
  • I will be picking the features and sharing each week. I'd love to give your blog more exposure by featuring you, so please link 'em up.  
  • By linking up to my party you are giving me permission to use a picture from your blog in a follow up feature post. I'll also be stumbling and pinning the featured posts to share the love.  
  • When I go to select features, if I see you haven't linked up to me in some way, then unfortunately I won't feature your project. Please play fair and link up with either a text link or by using my button

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pineapple Upside-Down Skillet Cake

Pin It


Okay folks. Today we are making a very sweet, very delicious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. There are many a recipe for Upside-Down Cakes that call for cake mixes but we are gonna go with the from scratch route today. Having tried many alternate recipes over the years for this particular cake, I have to go with making it from scratch. It just tastes so good!

If you have never tried it before, it is a delicious yellow cake that is saturated with a caramel sauce (thank you butter and brown sugar!) and studded with pineapple and cherry pieces. This particular recipe has a nice addition of pecan halves which add a bit of crunch and flavor to the cake.

The one nit picky point about this recipe is that a cast-iron skillet is used instead of a cake pan. You can use whatever pan you'd like, but you will have to wing it when it comes to altering the temperature and cooking time.

If you'd like, you can serve it with a bit of lightly sweetened whipped cream, or for the more indulgent folks, a scoop of vanilla ice cream.