June 29, 2012

Scotch Eggs



I know we are several months away from St. Patty's Day - but these are just too tasty to only eat once a year.

When you look at the picture, it's a little deceiving... is it a meatball? Is that coated in breadcrumbs? Or just really crisp? My goodness, what's inside?!?

Prepare for a simplistic, culinary delight...

Scotch Eggs

Boiled eggs - cool & peeled
Sausage
Bread crumbs, optional

Coat and pat the boiled egg with sausage - sealing in all the edges. Completely cover the egg.

If desired, roll in bread crumbs.

Deep or pan fry until crispy and sausage was cooked throughout. I pan fried in a few tablespoons of olive oil.

Serve with spicy mustard.


This recipe is easy to make gluten free and paleo/primal friendly but simply omitting the bread crumbs. The sausage will get nice and crispy enough that you won't miss out on the textures -- crunchy outside, with a soft middle. Yummmmmm...... 

Also, they can be prepared a day in advance and kept refrigerated until you're ready to fry.
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June 26, 2012

BLT Dip


This was a fun and tasty - fast fast fast dip I threw together one day. It ended up being a big hit, so we will make it again. Plus it can be served hot, cold, add some spice, make it a true meat-lovers.... should I go on? Or just get to the recipe? :)

BLT Dip

16 oz. sour cream
1/2 pkg bacon - cooked till crisp & crumbled
1 cup shredded cheese
1 medium tomato, chopped small
2 green onions, chopped
Pinch pepper


Mix. It. Together.


The End.

(PS: Yes, true, there is not lettuce. But the green onions are green and ruffage, so they count.}

See - told you it was easy!



Fun variations:
Few splashes hot sauce
The whole package bacon
Heat it up into a bowl of bubbly, creamy, salty cheesy amazing-ness
Instead of green onions for your 'lettuce,' use 1/4 frozen spinach (thawed & drained)
No fresh tomato? Drain a can of Rotel really well and use it instead. (Would add some heat too!)
Serve with carrots slices and celery sticks.




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May 17, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Pockets




These are very fast and tasty - perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Also, you can make the filling a day or two in advance, then fill the pockets as needed.


Buffalo Chicken Pockets

8 oz canned chicken breast - or 1 cooked & shredded chicken breast
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar, but any combo would be good)
Buffalo sauce - to taste
1 can crescent rolls

Combine the first 5 ingredients.

Unroll crescent rolls and separate into squares. 'Smoosh' two triangles to seal together into a square. Scoop approx. 1/4 cup filling onto the dough square - kinda off to one side. Fold over the empty side and press to seal edges.

Place pockets on a greased, baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

*Next time, I plan to try a combo of mozzarella and blue cheese.

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May 16, 2012

Hello again!



Howdy!

There have been many changes here in My Tiny Kitchen... you may have noticed the site looks a little different...? No? Well believe me things are changing - it's progressive, but we're going somewhere :)

First, I want to talk about my absence. I have missed everyone!

Last November, we found out we were blessed with baby #2! Thrilled, happy, excited.... nauseated. I was sick and dry-heaving the entire. first. trimester. Blah.

I had a week of reprieve and then I started bleeding. This lasted 8 weeks - that time was filled with bed rest, trips to a specialist, trips to the ER, ultrasounds, tears, praying and hope.

We are now happy to say that I - and our baby girl - have safely entered the third trimester. She is growing on track and moving strong.

And I'm no longer sick.

And I'm cooking again.

And I'm posting again.

And I'm hoping you'll visit my site...

...I'll be making a few more fun & exciting announcements!


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October 12, 2011

One Month to a Holiday Ready Kitchen: The pantry, step 2


More pantry time! Let's get ready for the holidays....


One Month to a Holiday Ready Kitchen: The Pantry, Step 2

Working thru our dry goods today. Check your:
  • flour
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • powder sugar
  • shortening/ Crisco
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • yeast
  • your other usuals....

Check your inventory or stockpile for:
  • expiration dates
  • dreaded pantry moths....
  • clumpy items that shouldn't be clumpy

Automatically plan to purchase new:
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • yeast
'Cause most recipes just won't be the same unless these 3 are very fresh!

And now guess what? Take a look at your master ingredient list and make a list of what you need!

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October 11, 2011

One Month to a Holiday Ready Kitchen: The pantry, step 1


The pantry can seem daunting so we are taking it in sections!

One Month to a Holiday Ready Kitchen: The pantry, step 1

Canned Goods.

Don't be distracted by your flour, or boxed pasta collection, stick to just your canned goods. Pull ALL your cans from the shelves and line them up on the counter or table top. Did you find something you didn't know you had? Or a random can of {fill in the blank} you don't even remember buying?!?

  • Check all expiration dates. Canned goods do expire- so check those dates & throw away any old, largely dented or bulging cans.
  • Set aside anything that expires soon so you can be sure to eat it!
  • Next, put back what you use in your normal menu plans.
  • Finally - do you have any random items? Think of how you can use them in your menu plans within the next couple weeks and free up some extra space.
  • Now check everything with your Master Ingredient List. For example, if you found 2 cans of cranberries that won't expire until next year - well now, cross those off your list! Check!


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October 10, 2011

This Week's Cravings: Angel Food Cake

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to This Week's Cravings!


Today we are sharing some Angel Food Cake recipes. Doesn't that sound wonderful?! Some tasty and light sweet recipes to start off this holiday season.


Now, I don't have pictures {sorry!} but it's ok - because this recipe is incredibly easy! A co-worked brought this to a potluck and I fell in love.


I call it Angel Pie Cake.

And I adore it.


Angel Pie Cake
  • 1 box angel food cake mix
  • 1 large can pie filling (Cherry is great!)


  1. Mix. Just these two ingredients - nothing else!
  2. Bake in a 9 x 13 at temperature set on the mix box.
  3. Cut.
  4. Serve with whipped cream.
  5. Swoon over the delicious simplicity.


Now share yours! Also ~ don't forget to follow my series this month: One Month to a Holiday Ready Kitchen. It's never too early to start preparation for a tasty -and stress free - holiday season!



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