Thursday, May 26, 2011

National Food Day

Happy National Blueberry Cheesecake and Cherry Dessert Day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

National Food Day

Happy National Vanilla Pudding Day!

Belated National Food Days

Happy Belated National...
May 19- Devil's Food Cake Day
May 20- Quiche Lorraine and Pick Strawberries Day
May 21- Strawberries and Cream Day

Saucy Mama's Fabulous 5-Ingredient Recipe: Pacific Rim Ginger Ground Turkey 'n Carrot Cabbage Cups

Saucy Mama's Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing




Pacific Rim Ginger Ground Turkey 'n Carrot Cabbage Cups


Makes: 6 cups
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes


1 T. vegetable oil
1 lb. ground turkey
1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
6 oz. Saucy Mama's Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing
4 carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 c. cilantro, minced
6 cabbage leaves, or cups


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to pan along with Saucy Mama's Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing. Reduce heat to a low simmer and continue cooking for 20 minutes for flavors to meld, stirring often. The last 10 minutes of cooking add half of both the grated carrots and minced cilantro to turkey mixture, stir to combine evenly. Assemble by evenly distributing mixture between cabbage cups and topping off with remaining grated carrots and minced cilantro.







Tuesday, May 17, 2011

National Food Day

Happy National Cherry Cobbler Day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Saucy Mama's Fabulous 5-Ingredient Recipe Contest: Sweet Heat Broiled Pork Chops and Steamed Artichoke with Dijon Mayo Dip

Sweet Heat Broiled Pork Chops and Steamed Artichoke with Dijon Mayo Dip


Serves: 2-4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35-40 minutes

4 bone-in pork chops
6 oz. Saucy Mama Sweet Heat Marinade
2 artichokes, bottom cut off
1/4 c. Saucy Mama Dijon Mustard
1/4 c. mayo

Coat pork chops with Saucy Mama Sweet Heat Marinade and let sit for about 4 hours, if not overnight.

For artichokes place in a large pot with steamer basket inserted and just enough water so it doesn't touch the bottom of them. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 35 to 40 minutes.

In the meantime combine Saucy Mama Dijon Mustard and mayo in a small bowl and mix well; set aside.

Turn broil on high and place marinated chops on a rack placed over a baking sheet. Broil until golden and cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Serve broiled chops with steamed artichokes and Dijon mayo dip. Enjoy!

Bush's Grillin' Beans Recipe Contest: Strawberry BBQ Grilled Chicken Breasts

Strawberry BBQ Grilled Chicken Breasts






Serves: 4


Prep: 5 minutes


Cook: 10 minutes






4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


salt and pepper, to taste


2 T. vegetable oil'


1 c. onion, diced


1 c. strawberry puree


1 c. barbeque sauce


2 T. parsley, minced






Preheat grill over medium-high heat and season both sides of chicken breast with salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.


In the meantime heat oil in a sauce pan over medium and add onion. Cook until pale yellow, about 3 to 5 minutes.


Stir in strawberry puree and barbeque sauce, let simmer about 5 minutes for flavors to meld.


Top each grilled chicken breast with 1/4 cup of strawberry barbeque sauce and garnish with 1/2 tablespoon of minced parsley.


Serve with your favorite Bush's Grillin' Beans. Enjoy!

Belated National Food Days

Happy Belated National...
May 14- Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 15- Chocolate Chip Day

Friday, May 13, 2011

National Food Day

Happy National Fruit Cocktail Day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Saucy Mama's Fabulous 5-Ingredient Recipe: Fish Filet Sandwich with Tarragon Lemon Mustard Slaw

Saucy Mama's Tarragon Lemon Mustard


Fish Filet Sandwich with Tarragon Lemon Mustard Slaw

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

8 breaded frozen fish filets
2 c. cabbage, shredded
1 c. Saucy Mama's Tarragon Lemon Mustard
2 T. vegetable oil
4 sesame buns
1/4 c. mayo

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place fish filets on a baking sheet covered with foil and bake 28-30 minutes until golden crisp, turning half way through cooking. For the slaw combine cabbage and Saucy Mama's Tarragon Lemon Mustard in a medium bowl and toss to coat evenly; set aside. For the buns brush each one with oil and toast on a preheat griddle over medium heat until golden, about 5 minutes. To assemble sandwich smear 1 tablespoon of mayo onto bottom buns, then place two filets onto each bun, top each with 1/2 cup of slaw and complete with toasted top bun. Enjoy!


Saucy Mama's Fabulous 5-Ingredient Recipe: Crab 'n Avocado Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Cabbage Tostada

Saucy Mama's Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing


Crab 'n Avocado Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Cabbage Tostada


Serves: 1
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

2 T. vegetable oil
1 corn tortilla
1/2 c. cabbage, shredded
1/4 c. Saucy Mama's Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing
1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 avocado, pitted and diced
1/4 c. cooked King crab, gently torn into pieces

Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high and add corn tortilla. Cook until golden crisp, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. In the meantime combine cabbage, Saucy Mama's Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing, salt and pepper in a small bowl and toss to coat evenly. Assemble tostada by topping crisp tortilla with dressed cabbage, diced avocado and crab pieces. Enjoy!!!

Saucy Mama's Fabulous 5-Ingredient Recipe: Salami, Cheese 'n Pear Cracker Stack with Apricot Ginger Mustard

Saucy Mama's Apricot Ginger Mustard


Salami, Cheese 'n Pear Cracker Stack with Apricot Ginger Mustard


Serves: 1
Prep: 5 minutes

2 Ritz crackers, or your choice of cracker
2 pieces hard salami, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 pieces sharp cheddar cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 pieces of Anjou pear, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 T. Saucy Mama's Apricot Ginger Mustard, divided

Place crackers on a small serving plate and top with hard salami, cheese, pear and drizzle with Saucy Mama's Apricot Ginger Mustard. Makes for the perfect simple snack!!!

National Food Day

Happy National Eat What You Want Day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

National Food Day

Happy National Shrimp Day!

Belated National Food Days

Came upon a new list of National Food Days that we missed...
May 1- Chocolate Parfait Day
May 2-Truffles Day
May 3- Raspberry Tart Day
May 4-Homebrew Day, Orange Juice Day and Candied Orange Peel Day
May 5- Chocolate Custard Day, Cinco de Mayo Recipes Day, Hoagie Day and Oyster Day
May 6- Crepes Suzette Day and International No Diet Day
May 7- Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 8- Empanada Day
May 9- Butterscotch Brownie Day

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cooking.com Wacky Photo Contest

Mrs. Easter Bunny Potato Head with a Mustache


My favorite kitchen tool, a duo skilled veggie 'n fruit peeler and scrubber has made my life much easier by providing clean and peeled produce!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Win a Year Supply of Michael Angelo’s Meals for Mother’s Day!

Win a Year Supply of Michael Angelo’s Meals for Mother’s Day!

Saucy Mama's FABULOUS Sauce Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED...CONGRATS TO DEBBIE REID!

How FABULOUS is this?! I've been chosen as one of the lucky 50 foodie bloggers to participate in a unique recipe contest using Saucy Mama products, with only 5 ingredients...be sure and check back in to see what FABULOUS recipes I will create with them...



In the meantime, starting Saturday May 7th, 2011 and ending on Saturday May 21st, 2011 Saucy Mama is sponsoring a giveaway with My Kitchen Kreations To You mailing out three of their FABULOUS sauces to the winner (within the US only please). The giveaway will include:

~ Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing
~ Saucy Mama Sweet Heat Marinade
~ Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard


Here's what you can do to enter the giveaway...

~ Follow My Kitchen Kreations To You's foodie blog
~ "Like" My Kitchen Kreations To You on facebook
~ Share this post on your Facebook profile
~ Tweet about this post on your Twitter profile

The more you do, the better your chances will be of winning. Also be sure to make each post separately to increase your chances of winning. The winner will be chosen by random.org. Thanks so much and best of luck to everyone!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stanford's Ultimate Burger Showdown

Thank you so much to Stanford's Ultimate Burger Showdown for this amazing opportunity participating in my first live cook-off!!!

Getting Ready to Cook

Chef Nate and I

Preparing My Winning Burger

Presenting My Winning Burger to the Judges


Applauding All the Contestants

I Won 3rd Place!!!

My Winning Burger Recipe:
 
 

Dreamy Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Balsamic Tomato Basil Jam and Mustard Aioli


Serves: 1

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 12-15 minutes


Ingredients:

Burger:

8 oz. ground beef, formed into a patty

1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste


Balsamic Tomato Basil Jam

¼ c. cherry tomatoes

1 T. white sugar

2 T. balsamic vinegar

1 T. fresh basil, minced


Mustard Aioli

1 T. mayo

1 T. mustard

1 t. garlic, minced


2 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked

2 oz. blue cheese crumbles

1 ciabatta bun, cut in half and toasted


Directions:

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Form beef into patty and season both sides with salt and pepper. Place burger patty over direct heat and cook to desired temperature about 12 to 15 minutes total depending on the desired temperature.

While burger is grilling prepare jam by combining tomatoes, sugar and balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan and heat over medium. Cook until tomatoes bursts open, flavors meld then reduces into a jam, about 10 minutes. Stir in basil at end of cooking.

For the mustard aioli combine mayo, mustard and garlic in a small bowl; mix well.

To assemble burger smear aioli onto bottom bun, next place burger patty, top with blue cheese and bacon slices then smear jam onto top bun and place onto burger to complete. Enjoy!


*To cook bacon preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place bacon slices on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet and cook until golden crisp, turning once half way through cooking, about 20 minutes.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

National Food Month

May is the National Month of Asparagus, Barbeque, Eggs, Hamburgers, Salads, Salsas and Strawberries!
3rd Week: International Pickle Week
4th Week: Frozen Yogurt Week

Belated National Food Day

Happy Belated National Raisin Day!
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