Sunday, September 25, 2011
Delicious. Creamy. Crunchy. Cheesy. These are a few words that describe this pan of perfection. I simply can't put into words my love for creamy casseroles involving noodles. This is a spaghetti casserole and it is one of the best dishes I have ever made. It is noodles, meat sauce, a cream cheese mixture, parmesan cheese, and french fried onions. My husband and I both licked our plates clean. I used whole wheat noodles, extra lean ground beef, Ragu, 1/3 fat free cream cheese, and fresh grated parmesan. It isn't as fattening as it tastes, I promise. The only mistake I made was pouring the french fried onions on before I finished reading the directions. You are supposed to bake it first for twenty-five minutes and then put them on for the last five minutes of baking. Don't make my mistake, unless you want to spend an extra ten minutes picking out each onion. That and the fact that if they cook too long, they can break a tooth. In conclusion, I declare this recipe one of my top five favorite recipes, and that is a very big deal. You have to be creme de la creme to make that list. Congratulations Baked Spaghetti, you passed the Shammy test with flying colors.
Baked Spaghetti Recipe
Shammy Says "Make this yesterday"
Saturday, September 24, 2011
|My beloved SunRise Tacos|
Alright, I have blogged about Broken Egg Cafe once already, but I figured any place this good deserves a second post, on a different menu item of course. I get the SunRise Tacos most of the time because, well, go try them and you will understand why. If you can't already tell from the picture, it is the most delicious breakfast ever. Sausage, eggs, cheese, and tomatoes in a flour tortilla topped with a generous dollop of sour cream, with hash browns on the side. We have eaten here too many times to count and I have yet to have a bad experience. The food is always freshly cooked, AND they have a drive-thru! You have to call your order ahead but the fact that they have a pickup window is truly amazing. If you are anything like us and you live in your pajamas on Sundays, then Broken Egg is the place for you, and they are open until 2:00pm for you extra lazy people :)
Broken Egg Cafe Website
Shammy Says "Now I'm hungry"
|As you can tell from the above picture, the food was disgusting|
I am always skeptical to try new Mexican restaurants. I have my places that I like and I rarely venture out of them because I am usually disappointed when I do. My sister told me about this place and raved about how good it was, and since she's never steered me wrong before, I acceded. I shall start with the salsa, since that is normally my main concern when eating Mexican fare. It was delicious. So delicious that we went through two baskets of chips before our meal arrived. The queso was good, but not the best I've had. The guacamole was very impressive and flavorful. We ordered the Chicken Tacos and they were different than anything I have ever had, in a good way. The chicken was seasoned perfectly and they were served atop corn tortillas with a side of pico de gallo. Overall I was very satisfied and will definitely be adding this place to my list of Mexican restaurant choices.
Tijuana's Grill and Cantina Website
Shammy Says "If I had three thumbs I would give this place three thumbs up"
|Yes it tastes as good as it looks|
I love Bruschetta. I also love guacamole. I can make meals out of both. When I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest, I was more than intrigued. Actually it was really a no-brainer deciding to make them. Guacamole Bruschetta? Who wouldn't love this? It was fairly simple to make, just alot of chopping and dicing, but the final product didn't fail me in the taste department. I would highly recommend this recipe to anyone!
Guacamole Bruschetta Recipe
Shammy Says "Tasty and light--if you don't eat ten pieces"
Monday, September 12, 2011
I love lemon in just about anything. Lemonade, lemon pie, lemons with salt, and now lemonade cookies. I spotted these on Pinterest yesterday and decided I HAD to make them. They were very easy to make, and very fun to decorate. They are not overwhelmingly lemony, but coming from me that doesn't say much. After all I eat lemons plain, with lots of salt. If you are not a lemon person, you won't care for these. However if you do like lemon, then these are the perfect cookies for you! They are creamy, soft and the frosting is nothing short of heaven in your mouth. I fell in love with these and will definitely make them again, but next time I'll serve them with lemonade, and make a double batch. DELICIOUS.
Lemonade Cookie Recipe
Shammy Says "One of my new favorite cookie recipes"
Sunday, September 11, 2011
|Warm, fresh, delicious|
You know that saying "too good to be true?" Well these were not, they were too simple and wonderful for me to believe. A can of biscuits, a little bit of oil, sugar, cinnamon and butter? That's all it took for me to make my own homemade donuts. Inconceivable! Now I will say that I need to work on the recipe a couple more times because apparently I didn't fry them long enough. The center was a bit doughy, so I threw them in the oven to cook them all the way through. Still, they were divine. The recipe is below, you're welcome.
Homemade Doughnuts Recipe
Shammy Says "I'm not sure if it's a good or a bad thing that I can make homemade donuts in less than 5 minutes...?"