Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Day Dessert

Who doesn't like Chocolate Covered Strawberries?!?!?!

I decided to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Ryan as a Valentine's Day surprise, sadly it was spoiled when he went into the fridge when he came home from work!  But the strawberries were absolutely delicious.  Since the strawberries are in season this was the perfect dessert!

Belated Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day dinner was celebrated the weekend after and since I was busy at school Saturday my wonderful fiancee made dinner.  I gave him the option to make a recipe I chose or to choose one for the Food Network magazine that just came in the mail.  I do have a large heavy box of Food Network magazines packed away.  I think I need to unpack those at some point that I have settled in my new and temporary home.  Now to find where that box is, haha! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Dinner

When deciding what to have for dinner I wanted something with shrimp.  We had to decide between three recipes found on  One Giada recipe, one Barefoot Contessa recipe and a Food Network Magazine.  Ryan said that he wanted the Food Network Magazine recipe which was a Cajun Shrimp and Rice, which I found very fitting for Super Bowl since the game is in New Orleans, LA.  So this is the perfect Super Bowl Dinner 47.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

It's Super...

When watching an episode of Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off on Food Network Sloppy Joes were made for a kid's party and Ryan had the craving for Sloppy Joes.  So we went to the computer to find a recipe for Sloppy Joes.  We looked at a few recipes and narrowed it down to a Rachael Ray recipe and a Guy Fieri recipe which is kind of funny.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cooking Portfolio

Here is a video I created of my cooking portfolio.  There are some dishes that I have posted about and dishes I have yet to post.  When I get a chance I try and cook something delicious for my fiance and I.  I really do love to cook and when the madness in my life dies down I'll hopefully get a chance to cook more and experiment with new recipes!  Until then...

Friday, January 25, 2013


If you ever need a good side dish to make with a meal try Mushroom and Zucchini Orzo.  It’s simple, quick and can be made ahead of time, which is what I normally do.  This goes well with a variety of meals.  This side dish has complimented Cornish Game Hens, Beef Tenderloin, and Chicken to name a few.  I also like to bring this dish over for family gatherings, especially when I don’t have time to cook!  I found this recipe in one of my many food magazines and I have found the recipe of the magazine’s website as well. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Soup that freezes well!!!

A soup that is popular and a staple at my home is Lentil Soup!  The recipe comes from chef Alton Brown, whom not I’m not a big fan of but this recipe is good!  The first time I have made the soup I questioned Alton Brown’s sanity with one of the ingredients!!!  Before this recipe I have never heard of “Grains of Paradise” and now I know where to find some.  Grains of paradise has a similar look to whole black peppercorns and you can substitute black pepper for grains of paradise, which was great to know when I first made the soup.  I was able to buy some grains of paradise at the local organic food store across the street from my work.