Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Goat Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

This is amazing.  They seem a little nicer than my average hors d'oeuvres (if you can call guacamole an hors d'oeuvre ;-)) and they're super quick to make.  As in like 10 minutes. SO addicting and absolutely delicious...
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced shallots
  • 1 scallion (white part only), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons aged Spanish sherry vinegar
  • 1 can (13.75 ounces; 16 peppers) piquillo peppers, drained
  • 3 ounces soft goat cheese (I used A LOT more :-))
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Whisk shallots, scallion and vinegar in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Slice open the top of each pepper to create a pocket. Spoon cheese into peppers, dividing it equally among them. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat; coat with a little olive oil. Cook peppers, flipping once, until cheese begins to melt, about 30 seconds each side. Transfer to a platter. Sprinkle with parsley and thyme. Drizzle dressing over peppers and serve.
Seriously, I could eat these like candy.  Enjoy!

PS recipe and image from epicurious.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Pioneer Woman

So about a year ago I found The Pioneer Woman's food blog. I have tried a few of her recipes and most of them are pretty amazing. I even bought her recipe book at Costco. I thought I would post my top fave's so far here:

White Chicken Enchiladas(my change: use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Way better for you and you don't taste the difference, I PROMISE!)

To go with the enchiladas you will want...
Mexican Rice (my change: use a rice cooker if you are like me and have never been able to make decent rice on the stove top.)

Meatloaf(so easy and sooooo delicious!)

Pie or Quiche Crust

There you have it.

You are welcome. ;)