Saucy Mouth’s Seasoning Salt

25 Oct

So this weekend I worked on making my own seasoning. It started with me going to different stores that sold spices to collect a variety of different types of spices. Once I had gathered all the spices I started to combined them to try to find the type of seasoning that I could call my own! It took me all weekend and lots of testing ( My poor husband and our friends were my guinea pigs) but I think I may have found the right blend! My next step is to start handing out my spice to friends and family to get their feedback. After I have received their feedback, I will start to use it in my cooking videos and also look into bottling it to sell on my website! I’m so excited for this little spice chapter in my life to begin! SM

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Minnesota State Fair 2010

1 Sep

If you live in Minnesota chances are you’ve probably been to the state fair at least once. I married a guy from Minnesota, so by default I am now sucked into going to the state fair. I actually enjoy it because it involves lots of food! When I was first told about the fair they said it offers basically anything edible you can imagine on a stick or deep fried. I was looking up the history of the Minnesota State Fair and didn’t realize that this has a history that goes way back. This first “ Minnesota State Fair” was founded in 1859. Only 5 times since it open has it ever been canceled, due to the civil war, polio epidemic, and fuel shortage. The Minnesota state fair is said to be the largest state fair in attendance, and runs for 12 days with labor day being the last day. We attended the fair on Friday August 27th 2010. On the day we went the attendance record was broken and 132,738 people ate their way through the fair. We started our day at 9:30 am walking through the gates where then you could smell the oil and grease being warmed up! We stayed all day and had a great time eating our way around the fair.

 

 

Washington D.C. For The Day!

25 Aug

This past weekend my husband and I took a day trip to Washington D.C. We had a blast. We spent most of our time at the American History Museum. The last time we were in D.C. it was closed. We also had to have lunch at Five Guys. I personally think Five Guys make the best burgers in the WORLD!!! They have good hot dogs too! My order at Five Guys usually is, Little Cheeseburger, all the way minus the grilled mushrooms,and add jalapeno. My mouth is watering just thinking of it right now!! If you ever are around a Five Guys you must stop in and try a burger.

Stuffed Tomato Salad

16 Aug
 

4 plum tomatoes

½ of red onion (chopped)

1 cup of frozen or fresh corn

½ feta cheese (crumbled)

1 clove of garlic ( garlic is strong may want to use half)

¼ cup fresh basil

1 tablespoon of sugar

¼ cup white balsamic vinegar

¼ cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

 

Start by cutting all the tomatoes in half. Remove the inside guts and discard that part of the tomato. You want to keep a nice clean tomato shell. Set aside once all the tomatoes are done.

In a mixing bowl add the chopped red onion, the corn, and the feta cheese. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, toss gently and set aside.

With a blender or food processor add the garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Put the lid on and start blending the ingredients. Slowly add in the olive oil, until all the ingredient emulsify or become thick like a dressing.

After the dressing is made, pour it in the mixing bowl and gently start to toss them. Once everything has become coated with the dressing take a spoon and start filling the tomato shells with the mixture. Once all the tomato shells are fully loaded serve them upright away or refrigerate them and serve a couple hours later! I like to top my tomatoes with some fresh basil. Enjoy!

Pesto Grilled Cheese

8 Aug

I love an old fashion grilled cheese sandwich, but sometimes I crave something with a little more flavor.  I came up with this recipe when I had some pesto lying around that needed to be used! I hope you Enjoy!

Pesto Grilled Cheese

2 slices of bread

2 tablespoons of pesto

3-4 slices of white american or mozzarella cheese

1 tablespoon of butter

sprinkle of garlic powder

Take the two pieces of bread, and spread the butter on one side of each piece.  I also like to sprinkle a little garlic powder on top of the butter for extra taste.  On the non butter sides of the bread, spread the pesto sauce on both sides of the bread and lay the cheese down. Place the bread together so the butter sides are facing out. With a frying pan on medium heat, place the sandwich in the pan and let it cook for about 3 mins on both sides or until cheese is completely melted. Take out of the pan let cool for a minute and serve with soup or chips! Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Max

2 Aug

Max Loves to help anytime he can in the kitchen. He especially loves to help when it involves cookies!

Blackberry Jalapeño Sauce

30 Jul

I love blackberries and I wanted to create a sauce that included them but also had heat. I decided since I was using fresh blackberries I should use something fresh that had heat in it. I love this recipe and I am very proud of it! I hope you try it!

1 cup fresh blackberries
1 small fresh jalapeño
½ teaspoon of pure honey

Slice the jalapeño length wise and remove the seeds from only one side. Leave some seeds for a more spicy taste. Take the rest of the jalapeño and give it a rough chop and place it in a small sauce pan. Add the fresh blackberries and honey in the sauce pan as well.

With a potato masher start to mash all the ingredients together. Once the mashing is complete, cook all the ingredients on a stove top at medium to low heat for approximately 5-10 minutes. When the blackberries and jalapeño start to create a thick sauce, take the pan off the burner and let cool.

Serve the sauce warm over steaks, meatballs, cream cheese, brie, or whatever you decide. Enjoy!