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Showing posts from April, 2013

Kielbasa Stir-Fry

Kielbasa Stir-Fry It's been awhile since I've shared a family recipe with you! This recipe isn't a New Mexican recipe, but one that my parents used to make while I was growing up. It's one of those recipes that when I moved out on my own that I asked my mom to show me how to make. Stir-fries are incredibly easy to prepare, and once you know the basics of creating a stir-fry, you can adapt the recipe to incorporate other flavors. When I asked my mom how to make this dish, she told me that it is just like making my family's fried rice recipe but just to omit the egg, rice, and change the meat. (I hope to share my family's fried rice recipe with you very soon-- since that recipe is all the way from Hawaii, can you guess the meat??) Like I mentioned above, this recipe is very versatile. Cook down onions, cook your meat of choice, add your favorite vegetables, then flavor the stir-fry with garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, and some sugar/honey to balance out t

Peanut Butter and Jelly Baby Lattice Pies

PB&J Baby Lattice Pies Through one of my favorite blogs, Juanita's Cocina , I found out about this new "book club" called "Pass the Cook Book Club." It's a group that picks a couple of recipes from a particular cookbook to make every single month. So every month bloggers will select one recipe, make it, and feature the recipe on their blog at the end of the month. Last month was Guy Fieri, but I just didn't have time to participate. This month, the club selected recipes from the Picky Palate, which is one of the most popular and creative food blogs available. I've featured one of Jenny's recipes on this blog actually, her famous Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies . She's got so many creative dessert recipes, I was so excited to try out another one of her recipes for my blog this month! Naturally, I chose her dessert recipe, Peanut Butter and Jelly Lattice Pies. This looked like a very easy recipe and appealing recipe, and I had

Bacon Pralines

Bacon Pralines People love bacon. Even non-meat eaters love bacon, hello tofu bacon. I like the real thing. Bacon has such a following that you see bacon everywhere and people are using bacon for some mad-scientist creations: maple bacon donuts, maple bacon cupcakes, bacon chocolate bars, bacon ice cream, even bacon flavored vodka. I think I even remember seeing bacon-scented perfume? Some of the bacon creations don't appeal to me very much, but I do happen to love the maple bacon donuts. Rebel Donuts here in Albuquerque have an excellent version and oftentimes they're so fresh that they are still warm! (Rebel Donuts also serves a chicken and waffle donut that I've been waiting to try!) Sometimes you get an idea that you think is absolutely genius. This is my mad-scientist creation with bacon: bacon pralines. If you like the maple bacon, sweet and salty flavors, then I am sure you will love these bacon pralines. I haven't seen any bacon pralines or bacon pral

Brie, Bacon and Basil Pasta

Brie, Bacon and Basil Pasta We have pasta nearly every week in our house, though it typically is turkey spaghetti because it's quick meal and one of the few dishes that Joe prepares. When it's my turn to make pasta, I usually opt for something a little different. The other day I made this Brie, Bacon and Basil Pasta dish that had us going back for more until there was hardly any for leftovers the next evening! I had some brie that I didn't use from a party that I had at my house that I wanted to use. I found this recipe on Pinterest and immediately made it. It's like this dish was created specifically for me because it has some of my favorite things wrapped up into one meal: pasta, caramelized onions, brie, and bacon. And I added pine nuts for a little extra flavor and another favorite of mine. :-) One thing I didn't do was to remove the rind from the brie-- I thought perhaps it would melt into the sauce but it didn't and looked a little unappealing, so