Monday, July 26, 2010

Hungry, getting late, and mushrooms that need to be used.

Mushrooms are one of my fav tings to munch on. All kinds, prepared all different ways.

I'll keep this short because well it only took about 10 minutes to make!

I could have just chowed on these raw with some balsamic but I was in the mood for something different.

These delish mushrooms were sauteed in ginger low sodium soy sauce with a touch of garlic and fresh cracked black pepper.

What you need:
1 medium sized package of mushrooms (your choice)
1/2 cup of low sodium soy (mine was ginger infused)
1 tablespoon of butter
2 heaping teaspoons of minced garlic
1 teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper

melt butter in a large frying pan
add mushrooms and saute till most of the water has evaporated from them (about 5-7 mins)
now add the garlic and saute mushrooms and garlic till mushrooms are golden (3-5 mins)
slowly add about half your soy and stir till it thickens.
add the rest of your soy stir
VOICI! sauteed soy glazed mushrooms

I added these tasty bits of goodness to a bowl of white rice and enjoyed them with a Lemon Peel Ginger Root Mash.(click here to see what MASH is. Go buy some you'll thank me) The MASH was the perfect drink with my quickie dinner. The lemon and ginger were a great accent!

This is a simple dish for one but can easily be added to so you can share it with your friends and fam. I can imagine this would be good in a stir fry or with some fish like salmon.

Enjoy! Keep On Making Stuff!

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies! I went there!

Joy The Baker is one of my fav blogs to follow. She posted this little number a few back. I however do not eat meat. I know but bacon isn't meat it's a gift from heaven in the form of porky goodness.

I know I know.

Well anyway I made these for one of my most fav fellas on the planet! Keith Millard! He's a fellow foodie. I knew if I made these he would be the perfect taste tester.

So on my way home I picked up what I needed and reluctantly went home and tried to cook bacon. I've never cooked bacon before! Needless to say there was a lot of sizzling and some smoke! ahahaha!

Here is Joy's recipe and also click here to go right to her really awesome blog! OMG Oh yeah! I also made this peanut butter cookie with a dollop of NUTELLA in the middle and HOLY SMOKES!! YUMMERS!!

Keep On Making Stuff!

1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
1 cup sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
1 egg

1 teaspoon baking soda
about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and dices

In a skillet over medium high heat, fry up bacon until cooked through and let cool on paper towels until cool enough to dice. Dice up and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside. In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. Fold in cooked bacon. Roll into large walnut sized balls and create a cris-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the cris-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes

Parking lot fiestas call for Corn Muffin Sombreros

It's not a fiesta without Corn Muffin Sombreros!

Gigi lives in the coolest little community with the most diverse group of neighbors ever! They decided it was time to have a little parking lot party. Fiesta themed! Who doesn't love a fiesta?!?

Sangria was made, magical margaritas were consumed and so many great dishes were brought to share. Yummy chips and salsa, salads, fajitas, fruit, corn. You name it we had it! Oh and Gigi's rice salad which is AMAZING!!! When she blogs it I will share the link here for you guys!!

My contribution besides my crazy sense of humor and lots and lots of salsa music was something that just sort of happened.

Originally I found this recipe on, we did some serious alterations and something happened in the oven my muffins fell. They were sort of sad looking then something fun happened.

When taking them out of the muffin pan flipping them over they managed to look like sombreros. CORN MUFFIN SOMBREROS were born!!!

This is the link from all recipes. And below is how I made them. Mexican Cornbread.

Oh one more thing my friends....these are in no way what so ever healthy ahahha!

what you will need:
2 boxes of Jiffy Cornbread mix
2 can of cream corn
1 stick of butter ( softened/melted)
2 cups of Sharp Cheddar shredded
2 cups of Colby Jack shredded
1 medium can of green chile's

make the Jiffy according to the box directions.
mix in the rest of the ingredients.
before adding the chile's I squeezed a lot of the moisture out of them so they wouldn't make the muffins mushy.

Preheat and cook according to the Jiffy box directions.

When I took mine out this is when they fell flat but it worked out! They were so good. I suggest making these the day before your event and use paper towel between layers when stacking them to absorb some of the butter and moisture.

Everyone loved these! The recipe was even passed on to Cybelle for a fiesta she was attending!

So enjoy and Keep On Making Stuff

A Great Time Was Had By All!