Sunday, June 30, 2013

Baked Beef Taquitos

Taquitos are a pretty great but as I've mentioned so many times, I have a fear of deep frying things. Thus, I have never tried to make them before despite the fact they are delicious. This baked version really isn't any healthier--it uses quite a bit of oil. The warm oil makes the corn tortillas flexible enough to roll tight and to make them crispy when they're baked.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are one of those classic party foods. Whenever I see them, I think 50s housewife making appetizers with mayo. The fact of the matter is that they're super tasty, relatively easy, and inexpensive. I wanted to do a twist on the traditional deviled egg with the addition of bacon. It makes these eggs less healthy, but I think the bacony goodness makes up for the increase in calories.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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This is a recipe that Nathan has been asking me to make for a while. I didn't for a couple of reasons. The first is that while I generally enjoy peanut butter and other peanut flavored items, I have not generally enjoyed bottled peanut sauces and wasn't sure where to start with making my own (or if I would like it all). The second is that, until recently, we didn't own a grill.

Now that we've bought a new grill, I was able to try out making satays.  I based my recipe on the recipe with modifications made based mostly on what I had available in my pantry. They turned out truly delicious! I think that there was more marinade than necessary for the chicken.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Asian Themed Bridal Shower

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I wrote this post a few months ago, but was waiting to get some photos back from the bride and other bridesmaids. Since then, my wonderful friend has gotten married, gone on her honeymoon and celebrated a month of marriage! Even so, please enjoy this non-recipe post of how I threw an Asian-themed bridal shower.