What I’ve Been Eating

😜 Oh and some new toys for mother’s day, at the end πŸ₯° So yeah…our regulars… Speaking of breakfast, my daughter likes waffles πŸ§‡ with Nutella 🌰 🍫, banana 🍌& maple syrup 🍁 So there you go….for my last couple weeks πŸ˜‰ I do take OUT too. πŸ₯‘πŸ•

Mixed Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade Bruschetta or Crostini πŸ«’ πŸ₯–πŸ˜‹ flexible to your liking πŸ˜‰ TASTE Ingredients 1 cup kalamata olives (pitted)1 cup green olives (pitted)1/4 cup roasted red peppers1 clove garlic (minced)3 anchovies1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves1 tablespoon fresh thyme1 tablespoon fresh dill1 teaspoon lemon juice, plus zest1 tablespoon fresh oregano1 tablespoon capers10 oil-cured olives, pitted DirectionsCombine all ingredients in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until olives are finely chopped.

Sheetpan Quesadilla

Oven on 450Β° Line flour tortillas slightly overlapping sides & hanging over edge of pan on lightly buttered sheet pan; note pictures below πŸ˜‰ Spread cheese πŸ§€ then meat (we’re going with beef barbacoa), other favorite toppings, ie jalapeΓ±os, etc..I like pickled red onions, then more cheese. Fold tortillas over filling, use extra tortillas forContinue reading “Sheetpan Quesadilla”


Halfass JambalayaBut damn delicious‼️ This recipe omits the seafood but still is loaded with flavor. I had to use up my striped bell pepper! I didn’t “feel like” acing knife cuts. 😜And I went in different order, also coated rice before adding broth. Just little differences but same flavors. 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breastContinue reading “Jambalaya”

Garlic Parmesan Wings

#garlicparmesanwings πŸ˜‹ delicious & easy 😍Cut wings & save tips for stock. Drizzle with olive oil, season w/salt, pepper (β—πŸ˜‰) & garlic powder, toss so evenly coated…with your best tools in the kitchen πŸ‘ your hands. Place skin side (?) up on  baking sheet with rack. Bake at 400Β° for 55 minutes. Toss wings inContinue reading “Garlic Parmesan Wings”

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

We LOVE this stuffβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜‹ Can’t stop eating it! Recipe here ➑️ https://dawns-ad-lib.com/2019/05/26/mexican-beef-barbacoa/ or read in pics below πŸ˜‰ Still used brown sugar AND a touch of honey 🍯

Pork Chops & Potatoes with Onion Mushroom Gravy

Season, taste, season…taste…. Step by step, browned well seasoned pork chops, set aside, in same skillet sautΓ©ed onions & mushrooms, made a roux, added cream & broth (to desired consistency) to make a onion mushroom gravy…to pour over sliced potatoes (par boiled) πŸ˜‰πŸ₯” & drizzled over pork chops that top the potatoes. Ready to goContinue reading “Pork Chops & Potatoes with Onion Mushroom Gravy”

Shawerma Seasoned Chicken with Carrots

Below I added pics of when I made this again with sweet potatoes, dates & olives πŸ«’πŸ˜‹ this seasoning works deliciously with sweet potatoes πŸ˜‰ #shawerma seasoned #chicken πŸ˜‹ YUMM! I cut slits in chicken, rubbed with olive oil, then rubbed a generous amount of seasoning, put in plastic bag, added orange juice (it wasContinue reading “Shawerma Seasoned Chicken with Carrots”

Swedish Meatballs

https://damndelicious.net/2014/02/21/swedish-meatballs/ INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 onion, diced 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground pork 1/2 cup Panko* 2 large egg yolks 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste FOR THE GRAVY 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 4 cupsContinue reading “Swedish Meatballs”

One Pot Crispy Chicken and Rice

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/282524/one-pot-crispy-chicken-and-rice/ – By NicoleMcmom I followed above recipe (aside from extra seasoning and crisping/frying longer πŸ˜‰) and it turned out GOOD πŸ˜‹ EASY chicken dinner.