Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chicken Enchilada Suizas Casserole

I know, I went MIA.  I have a really good reason...

I moved.

To the Seattle area to be exact.

While I am THRILLED to be here, its slightly bittersweet.  I have never lived anywhere besides Southern California, so this was a huge change.  We did it for many reasons.  Primarily so that I can go to school.  Which leads me to my next bit of news....

I am officially a student at the University of Washington.  Its not at the main campus in Seattle, but a smaller (more convenient) location in Bothell, Washington.  Can you say... EXCITED!!!!

I have never, and I mean never, been so excited to go to school.  I am also really excited about this Chicken Enchilada Suizas Casserole.  I have to admit that I made this awhile back and planned to post it before I moved, but then the chaos of having to move started in.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Easy Mango Salsa

As a kid, I wanted to be a gymnast.  Problem was I was extremely aware of the fact that I might get hurt.  I wouldn't say that I have grown out of that.  Bungee jumping, sky diving, hang gliding, or I guess anything that involves me (possibly) falling, I'm not doing.  At. All.

Maybe that is why I was best at the balance beam.  Keep in mind, we practiced on a beam that was only an inch off the ground.  I am was super adventurous. Haha! ...Riiigghhht.

Except when it comes to bright colors, Disney, salt and vinegar chips, chocolate, and salsa.  Especially chips and salsa.  It is kryptonite to me and I hate love it.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Sun-dried Tomato Tart

You know those weeks when your to-do list seems to just never end?  Yeah, I'm having one of those.  Or maybe a few of those.  Lately it seems as if I can never get caught up.  All I keep hearing in my head is, "just keep swimming, just keep swimming", thanks Disney.. I can always count on you. 

Life kinda just gets away from me at times.  Normally I need it, so I go with it.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Vegan Banana Pancakes

I have the worst habit of going to the store for things I need and forgetting at least half of it.  Please, tell me this is not just me.  One of the worst things (second, mayyybe to doing dishes) is having to go back to the same store.

In most cases, I suck it up and make the trek back to grab these forgotten items.  However, there are those times when I am just waaay  too lazy to get out of my onezie pajamas.  Speaking of onezie, have the rest of you seen this too??  I'm confused, really.

It does not always work out like I would hope, but lucky for us... it worked out, big time.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Recipe Roundup: St Patrick's Day

The past few weeks have show some fabulous St. Patrick's Day recipies.  Some of these are mine, and some are from the blogs I like to read.

Have a safe and enjoyable St Patrick's Day.



Loaded Baked Potato Bread | Girl Versus Dough

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Brown Bread | Brown Eyed Baker
Irish Soda Bread Muffins | Kitchen Treaty
Jewish Rye Bread Part 1 (starter) Part 2 | Brown Eyed Baker
Gruyere Rosemary Beer Bread | Girl Versus Dough

Main Dishes:

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Carrot Goat Cheese Mash Shepherd's Pie | A Cozy Kitchen
Guinness French Onion Soup | Closet Cooking

Stout Corned Beef

Stout Turkey Shepherds Pie | The Roasted Root
Vegetarian Irish Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Tempah | Oh My Veggies


Baileys Salted Caramel Chocolate Shamrocks | Buttercream Blondie
Double Chocolate Stout Mousse Cake | Sprikle Bakes
Guinness Chocolate Pudding | Sprinkle Bakes

Guinness Chocolate Ice Cream with Cashews

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes | Brown Eyed Baker
Irish Cream Hot Fudge Cupcakes | Sprinkle Bakes
Irish "Potato" Cookies | Bake at 350
Leprechaun Cookies | Bake at 350
Peppermint Patty Cake | The Pioneer Woman
Sweet and Salty Guiness Chocolate Pie with Beer Marshmellow Meringue | Sprinkle Bakes

Boozy Shamrock Shake | Kitchen Treaty
Chocolate Stout Beer | Love and Olive Oil
Dairy-Free Stout Float | Take A Megabite
Homemade Baileys Irish Cream | The Brown Eyed Baker
Irish Coffee Milkshake with Whiskey Caramel | Hungry Girl Por Vida

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I can honestly say I have never had a cabbage roll, until now.

I love cabbage (especially with corned beef) so I was pretty sure they would be good, but they never stood out to me.  That is, until I saw them posted on Smitten Kitchen.  Of course, anything posted there looks great, so its no wonder.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gunniess Chocolate Ice Cream with Cashews

St. Patrick's Day is coming up this weekend and, like most holidays, we have a beer to celebrate with.  What better way to embrace this than in ice cream?

There is a slight problem... the beer in question is Guinness.  I do not like Guinness.  As far as I know I don't have any Irish in me, so I don't feel too bad.  Guinness ice cream is a completely different story.  The beer flavor acts as a complimentary flavor rather than the star of the show.