Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Cranberry Crostini

Every year after Thanksgiving (or for me Canadian Thanksgiving) we end up with a ton of leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. Of course, I make turkey soup and that uses up a good bit of the turkey, and Nathan and I will eat a couple of turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches every year. But every year, I end up tossing a lot of cranberry sauce and usually a good amount of turkey as well.

So this year I decided to make a tasty snack of Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Crostini--literally the easiest crostini ever and it used up a fair bit of both turkey and cranberry sauce leftovers.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcakes and Apple Pie Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Nathan and I went up to a house warming last weekend and I brought some cupcakes. I actually made two flavors, Pumpkin and Apple Pie cupcakes to go with the fall season. It was a really fun time and most of the cupcakes were eaten (hooray!). Nathan and I even dressed up in a "couples" costume as a hanging chad and the slutty pumpkin from How I Met Your Mother (which is a hilarious show!).

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chicken Fajita Quesadilla

still trying to find the best lighting area in my new kitchen...
Quesadilla's are an amazing meal or snack. I grew up with my mom making these for us as an easy lunch or dinner. The ingredients for a basic cheese quesadilla (mozzarella and tortillas) can easily be kept in the freezer. Once I went to college, there was a little Mexican place in the student center and I had chicken quesadillas from them fairly regularly.

But now I'm on my own and I have to make my own quesadillas (life is hard...). This week I made a chicken fajita quesadilla. What makes it fajita you ask? I cooked my chicken and veggies with the same spice mixture that I do my fajitas. These are awesome hot and gooey or at room temperature, so they make a great snack. I even ate one the next day cold of of the fridge and it was still pretty good.