Archive for the ‘Main Dishes’ Category
All of the amazing flavors as my infamous crock pot Guinness corned beef done in just 93 minutes all thanks to the wonders of the pressure cooker! Hands down the BEST Corned Beef with Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots recipe ever!
My Guinness Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is one of the most iconic corned beef recipes on the web. Since posting it 4 years ago it’s been liked/tweeted/pinned/shared millions upon millions of times. Simply put, it’s amazing and it’s easy. No browning, no nothing – just dump it in and walk away. The only part where you actually had to do work on that is if you wanted to make the Guinness Reduction sauce. For this pressure cooker recipe I didn’t make the sauce only because I was exhausted from working on the flooring with Mr. Fantabulous. But what I did do was save the liquid and put it in the fridge. I’m actually going to make another corned beef and use that liquid (once I reduce it) as almost a Guinness bbq sauce and make pulled Guinness corned beef.
Genius, huh? LOL
Step outside of the traditional pizza box with this flaky Roasted Vegetable Phyllo Dough Pizza. Razor-thin layers of crispy phyllo dough are topped with herb roasted vegetables, grated parmesan, and fresh mozzarella cheeses. This recipe is a serious game changer in the world of pizza.
Now you guys know me when it comes to my undeniable love for pizza. It is that single food that in all of my *covers mouth and coughs <insert age here>* years that I have never grown tired of. I literally make this every single week, sometimes more than once a week. I’ve made it a million and 7 ways and have had a bajillion different toppings, sauces and yes even crusts. There’s not a single thing I don’t like about pizza. That being said, after having a family pizza shop for 17 years I consider myself to be an expert when it comes to taste, texture, and well, what makes a good pizza. Is it the sauce? Is it the dough? Is it the cheese?
The answer is simple… yes! It’s all 3 to be honest. You can have a killer sauce and awesome dough but if you put on the wrong cheese it will ruin the pizza. Same thing with the dough – you have fresh burrata, basil that is as pristine as can be and that sauce… you’d sell your grandmother for another batch of it but then you get the dough. It tastes like that pizza that you found under your bed, covered in dust bunnies and a rogue penny embedded in it that you lost in your room when you were 13.
So know this folks, when I post a pizza recipe, it’s good. No I mean it’s GOOD! If I won’t eat it I would never post about it. I’m a HUUUUUUUUUUGE pizza snob and this girl does not play when it comes to pizza!
And today, that’s where this pizza comes into play. I teamed up with my SoFabFood.com Family to share one of my killer pizza recipes. This recipe, yeah it’s definitely going to be outside of your pizza comfort zone because this is definitely not a standard pizza shop pie but dear lord it needs to be! If I didn’t know how to make this and I found someone who could I’d be their best customer!
Taking your pizza to the next level!
Grab on to your hats as I’m about to blow your mind with one of the BEST slow cooker chicken recipes I have ever had in my life! Chicken cooked low and slow that practically falls off of the bone just by looking at it. And that Honey Balsamic reduction! Fahgeddaboudit!
Almost 4 years or so ago I was introduced to Brod & Taylor with their unbelievably amazing Folding Bread Proofer. Whether you want to proof bread dough at an even temperature, temper chocolate flawlessly or make your own cultured yogurt, this bread proofer is truly incredible! Plus when you’re not using it, it folds up rather compact which if you’re like me, you hate having clutter on the counters. This stores perfectly in one of my kitchen cabinets off to the side. For the past 3 years I’ve been using mine on an at least weekly basis if not more whether it’s for bread or my own yogurt. Seriously.. YOGURT. Then I teamed up with them on their Professional Knife Sharpener. Best. Sharpener. EVER!
Well they decided that they wanted to push the limits and expand the functionality of their Folding Proofer and include additional options with it. Today we’re showcasing their Folding Proofer & Slow Cooker! YES!!! IT SLOW COOKS TOO!!! Yeah, sink your teeth into that.. and while you’re sinking your teeth in to that I’m sinking mine into these EPIC Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs!
Oh hey you’re back.. hold on a sec, let me wipe my face as I went to town on these thighs.
We’re talking this is a meatball game changer folks! This homemade blend of ground chicken and bacon, ranch and spices make up one SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS meatball! You cannot eat just one of these! And if you tried well, that’s just cruel!
Growing up Mom only ever made meatballs when she made spaghetti. They never were made outside of that. Maybe if she had leftovers she made meatball subs but she never set out to intentionally have meatballs be the main dish. And never, ever were they considered an appetizer. They were kind of like the “Plus 1” on a wedding invite. They weren’t really invited but it was assumed they’d be there. And if I’m being honest here, Mom’s meatballs weren’t exactly on the top of my favorite foods list for 2 reasons:
- They had GINORMOUS chunks of onions in them. No no no no NO, never never never in my world, EVER!
- She used the exact same recipe for her meatballs as she did for her meatloaf… and I hated her meatloaf
Now I didn’t have my first “OMG that’s what a meatball is supposed to taste like?!?!” until I was in my mid-twenties and I was on a date pre-Mr. Fantabulous. This guy (how terrible am I that I can’t even remember his name but I can remember the food?!) took me to this little Italian restaurant in the middle of no where for dinner. The place was old school – marinara stained red and white checkered tablecloths, old wine bottles with wax dripping down the sides and a waiter that spoke very broken English.
Take your meatballs beyond the plate of pasta!
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No longer do you have to slave over a hot oven for hours to get seriously delicious stuffed peppers! All you need is a pressure cooker and 10 minutes! These Pressure Cooker Mexican Stuffed Peppers are easy, heart healthy and delicious!
Growing up stuffed peppers were a staple in my house. Since we had a huge garden Mom would grow rows upon rows of peppers – green ones, never the good kind like red, orange or yellow. (I hate green ones). It’s a personal thing – to me they taste more bitter or it could simply just be my inner 7-year old acting up because I hated them then so I must hate them now. Anyway, we’d pick our peppers (and now I’m literally citing ‘peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers’ over and over in my head.. nice – and you’re welcome for it being stuck in your head now too). Yeah.. as I was saying, we’d pick the peppers and Mom would set at the kitchen table with 3-4 large roasters set up ready to do their magic. She would stuff pepper after pepper after pepper. There was one point she had so many we couldn’t give them away! Now where Mom’s Stuffed Peppers and mine differ is I love adding tomatoes into mine. They add such a rich flavor to filling plus seriously, all those healthy benefits are a huge bonus for me! Tomatoes fit into my lifestyle perfectly – I want deliciousness and healthy!
Tomatoes are heart healthy. Tomatoes are low in calories, high in fiber, and have many nutrients that are good for your overall health, including: lycopene, folate, potassium and vitamins A, B, C, and E. So what’s that all mean? Lycopene is a natural occurring chemical that gives the tomatoes their red color. It’s a powerful antioxidant that, studies have shown, can help prevent cells from being damage. Additionally it’s been shown that it can help lower cholesterol.