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What I’ve been making lately – June 16

What I’ve been making lately – June 16

Tacos Al Pastor Pork was on sale, so we thought we’d make tacos. Not just tacos, but my favourite kind of tacos – Al Pastor. I love pineapple on anything and everything. I was going to just cook the meat in a slow cooker. Ethan […]

What I’ve been making lately – May 30

What I’ve been making lately – May 30

Breakfast Burrito Who doesn’t love a breakfast burrito? It’s a great way to try and use up what’s in your fridge. I’m looking at the picture and craving this now. If you want the recipe, you can check it out here. Fancy Grilled Cheese We […]

Just a really solid Breakfast Burrito

Just a really solid Breakfast Burrito

As a child, I hated breakfast for dinner. As an adult, I have completely embraced it. Sorry mom!

We had exactly two large tortillas left that we wanted to use up, and I thought that breakfast burritos would be the way to go.

These are super easy and quick. You can also customize them any way you want, if you’d prefer to use more veggies, or a different kind of meat.

Just a really solid Breakfast Burrito

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 10 oz sausage
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 2 cups hashbrowns
  • 2 tortillas
  • just as much grated cheese as you want
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • hot sauce
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon first to your desired crispness. Save the grease in the pan
  • Separately, cook the the sausage, onions and hash browns in the pan in the reserved bacon grease
  • In a small bowl, whisk two eggs, half the milk and a bit of cheese. Spray a hot pan with your choice of cooking spray, the pour in the egg mixture. Cook until top doesn’t jiggle. Remove from pan.
  • Do it all again with the other two eggs, the rest of the milk, and some more cheese.
  • Assemble the burrito by first sprinkling a little cheese on the warmed tortilla. Then laying down the egg, topping with the meat, hash browns, onions, and more cheese. Top with hot sauce and sour cream if desired.
  • Roll it!

I loved these burritos. Cooking everything in the bacon grease adds a really wonderful layer of flavour. This is the perfect dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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What I’ve been making lately – May 18

What I’ve been making lately – May 18

Vegan Carrot Coconut Soup We ended up with a lot of carrots in a farm box we picked up, so I thought a carrot soup was in order. It was a very filling soup that has a lot of room to put a spin on […]

Vegan Carrot Coconut Soup

Vegan Carrot Coconut Soup

In my world, soup season is never over. Just because the temperatures are getting warmer, it doesn’t mean I’m putting my ladles away. This carrot coconut soup is a great, filling lunch soup. It’s based off of this Soup Sisters recipe, making adjustments for ingredients […]

What I’ve been making lately – May 3

What I’ve been making lately – May 3

Shawarma

We have been craving one of our favourite take-out dinners lately – Shawarma. We thought maybe we could take a stab at making it. We more or less followed this recipe for the chicken. For the garlic toum we used this recipe. For the Battata Harra, Ethan went a little wild after reading a few recipes, but it was pretty similar to this one, only Ethan boiled the potatoes instead of roasting them. For the onions, I used the No Crumbs Left marinated onions.

Everything was excellent. This was one of the best dinners we have had in a while. Our whole house (and us as well) smelled like garlic for days. We were fine with that.

Sad Lemon Meringue Pie

We had a pack of Sheriff’s lemon filling in the pantry so I thought I would take a stab at a lemon meringue pie.

Listen, I’m not the best baker. I’m not great at following the recipes to a t. And I’m definitely not a good enough baker to freestyle recipes. I had a wholly mediocre grade in grade 11 chemistry.

Anyway, first of all, I forgot to spray the pan before baking the crust. C’est la vie. I followed the recipe on the box for both the meringue and the pie bit. The pie bit was tasty, although I think I may have scrambled the eggs in it a bit. it was still tasty. The meringue was a disgrace. It didn’t rise at all.

I will try again. Maybe.

Pulled Pork and Mac & Cheese

I love pulled pork. We made a big batch that we could use for a couple meals. We bought a pack of the crock pot pulled pork seasoning and followed the recipe on the back of that. Mac & cheese was pretty standard, made with a roux and marble cheese. I didn’t have any cabbage, so i made this apple slaw sans raisins.

Blue Cheese Steak and Hasselback Potatoes

The star of this was butter. For the onions and mushrooms they were slow-sauteed in BUTTER. The steak we did in a cast iron skillet in BUTTER and garlic, then topped with blue cheese. The Hasselback potatoes were finicky and not our favourite preparation and yes there was butter.

Taco Salad

On a ~zoom chat~ one of Ethan’s cousins mentioned taco salad, and I’ve been craving it since. We used some taco seasoning in the beef. For the salad, we just used a classic iceberg topped with peppers, red onions, cheese, and corn sauteed in Everything But the Corn Elote seasoning. The dressing was Catalina, and we topped it with hot sauce.

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I finally bit the bullet and ordered the Seven Spoons cookbook I have been lusting over for ages. I’ve heard the chocolate chunk cookie recipe is one of the best so I had to try it for myself. I think I made them too big, and they didn’t really brown on the edges (again, I am not a good baker), but it made for some really tasty cookies.

Breakfast Hash with Oven-Poached Eggs

I’ve been missing my go-to order at one of our local breakfast joints, but we’ve whipped it up for dinner a few times. When I was younger, I would fight breakfast for dinner, now I welcome it with open arms. It makes for an easy and delicious dinner. We fry up some potatoes and add some onions in later. Then saute hot Italian sausage (either patties, or sausages cut open). Top it with banana peppers, bbq sauce, and hot sauce along with a pair of poached eggs. We poach them in the oven like this.

Ice Cream Sandwich

I used the aforementioned chocolate chip cookies and a large scoop of vanilla ice cream to quell my desire for an ice cream sandwich. Yes my hands were very messy after. Worth it.

Moscow Mules

Moscow Mules have been one of my favourite beverage discoveries in the last few years, and they’re pretty easy to make at home. For this, I used a shot and a half of vodka, a shot of lime juice, and topped it off with spicy ginger beer. For me, ginger beer is absolutely necessary, I love the spice.

Lemonade

After an offhand conversation about lemonade, we thought it was a great time to make our own. We used the Joy of Cooking lemonade recipe and it was perfect. I can’t wait to remake it when it gets a little bit warmer.

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What I’ve been making lately – April 15

What I’ve been making lately – April 15

Souped Up Trader Joe’s Miso Ramen Soup Whenever I make the trek to Trader Joe’s, I pick up a couple of these soups. I love them for lunch. I was a little hungrier this day, so I add some more ramen noodles, frozen corn, and […]

I went to Trader Joe’s and here is what I bought

I went to Trader Joe’s and here is what I bought

There are many benefits to living in Canada. Unfortunately, there isn’t any locations of the much-hyped grocery store, Trader Joe’s, here in the great white north. But I am a Canadian in a border town. There is a Trader Joe’s location not TOO far from […]

Repurposed Chocolately Pretzels

Repurposed Chocolately Pretzels

I love a good party mix. How could you not with the delicious combination of salty goodness. The only thing I don’t like in the mix is pretzels. I always take them out. It’s not that I am vehemently against pretzels. I just don’t want them in the party mix. But I don’t like to waste them, so that’s where these repurposed pretzels come into play.

I wanted an easy way to use up these pretzels, and thought that chocolateifying them is a great way to go.

Repurposed Chocolately Pretzels

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins

Ingredients

  • As many pretzels as you want
  • A couple handfuls of chocolate wafers
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Lay out pretzels on parchment paper over a baking sheet
  • Boil a pot of water, put a heat-safe bowl over top of your bot when boiled
  • Add your chocolate wafers to the bowl, stir until melted
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over pretzels
  • Add sprinkles quickly before the chocolate dries
  • Put in the fridge or store in a cool place until hardened 

This is an incredibly easy recipe that is great for parties, to bring to the office, or a snack. I’m trying to do better with not wasting food and I think this is a creative solution to use up my least favourite part of one of my favourite snacks.

All of the things we ate at The Ex 2019

All of the things we ate at The Ex 2019

The Canadian National Exhibition, more affectionately known as “The Ex” is akin to State Fairs in the USA. There’s wild food, carnival games, rides I mostly refuse to go on, and so much more. It takes place over the last few weeks of the summer […]