Saturday, September 29, 2012

Maple Glazed Salmon

Kevin and I picked up a bottle of good ole Vermont maple syrup when we were visiting some of his friends there, and whenever I have a good quality maple syrup I feel inclined to make this incredibly simple but tasty dish, which is one of my favorite meals to make because it is just so darn good and takes barely any prep at all.

1/2 c. maple syrup
4 tbsp soy sauce
2 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 lbs. salmon filets

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Chicken Enchiladas

This is my own personal chicken enchilada recipe, so I realize it is not very authentic. Also I made way too much filling, so the pictures will show twice as much filling ingredients as the directions will call for below. I ended up saving my extra filling for burritos. It freezes well and will make a whole other dinner for another night. So if you want extra filling, use 4 chicken breasts, 1 cup frozen corn, 2 cloves of garlic and 2 cans of green chilis.

Also, I prefer to use corn tortillas but they were out at my local grocery store, so I had to settle for flour.


2 tbsp oil
2 chicken breasts
dash garlic powder
dash cumin
salt and pepper
1 8 oz can green chilis
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green onions, diced
2 cans enchilada sauce
1 pkg tortillas
12 oz. shredded cheddar or mexican blend cheese
sour cream, guacamole, salsa, Sriacha, cilantro to garnish

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Roast Truffled Potatoes

This is a great side dish for my Balsamic Marinated Steak recipe! 

1 lb. small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1 inch wedges
1 onion, thinly sliced
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tsp truffle oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Balsamic Marinated Steak with Gorgonzola-Herb Butter

I made this dinner for Labor Day weekend because the weather was crappy and there wasn't very much in the way of BBQs going on. The blue cheese and balsamic flavors go so well together! This meal is fairly easy but you need to plan ahead because the steak will marinate overnight. You can really use any kind of steak for this recipe, I used a London Broil. Also, the roasted truffle potato recipe goes really well with this dish.

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp pepper
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. olive oil
2 lb. steak
6 tbsp butter, softened
2 oz. gorgonzola, crumbled
1 tbsp. green onions, chopped
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Breakfast Burritos

Some mornings I get up and I absolutely don't feel like prepping, making, and cleaning up after breakfast. This is my go-to for mornings like this, because there is virtually no prep and the clean up is super easy.  Breakfast is done in about 15 minutes.


2 tbsp oil
1/2 bag of Ore-Ida Potatoes O'Brien
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 can black beans (I left this out)
1/8 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. chili powder
4 eggs
1 jar salsa
1 (4 oz) can of green chilis
1 package tortillas
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used the Mexican blend, but cheddar or something similar would work)
sour cream, Sriacha, guacamole, and/ or cilantro to garnish