Archive | January, 2012

Pepperoni & Ham Stromboli

31 Jan

I saw this super cute recipe over at Laurens Latest and I just had to recreate it!

I made mine almost exactly the same as her recipe so I am not going to post the recipe on my blog because it’s not mine to post.

However, I did make my own version which I will share the recipe for later this week!

Make it. Cook it. Eat it. Now. Do it.

Thanks Lauren!

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Honey & Garlic Braised Chicken Tacos

24 Jan

So lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with those food truck shows. You know the ones where they feature heart attack inducing foods that you can find on food trucks all over North America? Did anyone see the one where they had the sushi burrito truck? Holy smokes, those looked good and I’ve been slightly obsessed with wanting to get one ever since I watched that episode. Unfortunately that food truck is located in LA which happens to be over 1000 miles from here.

Somehow I even got Mr. Delish watching the food truck shows, he only likes to watch them when hes hungry though, I am the same way but fortunately for me, I am hungry TWENTYFOURSEVEN. Mr. Delish now dreams of having his own food truck but not actually cooking just being the driver/eye candy. Sometimes I wonder about him.

Anyways the whole reason I’ve been blabbing on about this is that there have been SO many Asian fusion taco trucks on that show, it’s been making me want to try my hand at making them almost as much as I want one of those sushi burritos. So I finally did it and modified my moms sweet and sticky Honey Glazed Chicken and took it off the bone, shredded it and stuck it in a delicious tortilla. OH and topped it off with every topping I could thing of.

Two words. PURE magic.

Honey & Garlic Braised Chicken Tacos:
Serves 6

*Adapted from my recipe for Honey Glazed Chicken*

2 tbsp Butter
8 Bone in Skin on Chicken Legs
1 cup finely chopped Onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2/3 cup Chicken Broth
1/3 cup Honey
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
12 6inch Flour Tortillas

*Toppings for serving such as cheese, avocado, salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, red onion ect…

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and set the rack in the middle position.

In a large dutch oven with a tight fitting lid, melt butter over medium high heat until hot and bubbly. Brown chicken legs in batches until golden brown on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside. With the pot still over medium high heat and with the remaining butter still in the pot, cook the onion and garlic until softened and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add in the chicken broth, honey, lemon juice, ground ginger and soy sauce, stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and add the chicken pieces back to the pot. Turn them to coat with the sauce. Place the lid on the pot (make sure it’s on there tightly) and put the whole pot in the oven for 2 hours.

Remove the pot from the oven and take out the chicken pieces, leaving the sauce mixture in the pot. Allow the chicken to cool slightly until you can handle it. Using your hands or two forks, remove all the chicken from the bones and shred into small pieces, removing any skin left as you go, all we want to keep is the meat. Discard the bones and skin.

Put the pot with the sauce back on the stove over medium high heat and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 12 minutes until reduced and thickened slightly. Add the chicken back to the sauce and leave it just long enough to soak up all the sauce and get heated up.

Serve in tortillas with any toppings you would like!

January Glymm Box

20 Jan

It’s always a good day when you get a little pink box in the mail!

Especially when it has been snowing like a mother-you-know-what all week. This morning I literally had to dig my car out of a snowball.  OUT OF A SNOWBALL. Have you ever tried removing 4 inches of snow from the entire surface of your car with a tiny handheld scraper? Because SOMEONE (Mr. Delish) stole your good big scraper with the snow duster part and left it in an undisclosed location in the garage?

Finally I got into the car with snow on my seat and frozen hands and toes, only to end up stuck behind a garbage truck going 30 km an hour the entirrrrreee way to work.

Today hasn’t been my day.

Luckily I had THIS little baby to look forward to.

Removing the ribbon is the best part.

As usual we have the card that tells you all about the lovely products you received and the prices of each item if you wanted to buy the full size item.

Here it is folks.

Now for the breakdown!

First up, we have a card that allows you to get a free RMS Lip Shine with ANY purchase from the Beauty Boutique at Glymm.com The full size Lip Shine is worth 25 bucks. Score.

Next we have a Kaia Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloth. I haven’t used this yet but the package says that the cloths do not contain alcohol, synthetic fragrance, parabens or sulfates and are 100% cruelty free! They claim to cleanse, tone and remove makeup (even waterproof mascara) all with one sheet!

Two 7ml samples of Burt’s Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion. I love Burt’s Bees Products, especially their lip balms, so I am really excited to try these.

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. Wow that sounds complicated. This is a facial cleanser/exfoliator and it is a fairly large sample, I’d say you could probably get 5-6 uses out of this! Exfoliating is very important, especially during the cold weather, to get rid of those dead skin cells.

Anastasia Clear Eyebrow Gel. Have you ever tried using eyebrow gel? Personally, I love using it. It works especially well if you have eyebrows that don’t stay in place, like myself. It looks like a little tube of mascara, the brush even looks like a mascara brush. You just swipe the brush over your brows and it holds the hairs in place all day. This particular product says it is a flake free formula which is a big plus because a lot of eyebrow gels tend to flake a bit near the end of the day.

Last but definitely not least, a FULL size Cargo eye pencil in black, which just so happens to be a $16 value.

What a great box it was this month! Please remember I am giving away 3 months of Glymm once I hit 200 likes on my Facebook page! Or if you just wanna buy your own subscription just click here.

I’m going to go and try to defrost my toes now.

Caramel Stuffed Fudge Brownies

13 Jan

Just a reminder! Don’t forget to like my Facebook page so you will be able to enter to win 3 months of Glymm!! And spread the word, so I can do the giveaway soon!!

It’s Friday. You deserve these. Really.

There is a recipe that has been floating around for a million years or so, one of those recipes that pops up in every plastic ring bound cookbook. You know those cookbooks that have every single recipe under the sun? Including but not limited to, deviled eggs, duck a l’orange and 23 different types of jellied salads? The recipe I’ve been yammering on about is called “knock you naked brownies.”

 
I have a couple problems with knock you naked brownies, the first of which has to do with its name. What is that supposed to mean? I’m gonna eat these and immediately my entire outfit is knocked off of me? If that proves to be true, then “knock you naked brownies” is more of a stern warning as opposed to a recipe name. Like, just so you know these brownies are going to knock your clothes off which will result in you being thoroughly ridiculed by a group of your peers, but is probably still worth eating because they are just SO DAMN GOOD.

The second problem that I have with said brownies, is that most of the recipes call for a cake mix to make the brownie portion of the recipe, which results in a really soft sort of “brownie.” In my experience the top part of the brownie kind of slides off the caramel later, which is just not cool with me. If I’m going to eat 500 calories worth of caramel and chocolate, I want that stuff to end up in my mouth, not all over my lap.

So when Mr. Delish requested for me to “make those caramely brownies” I decided that I would go my own way. Honestly, other than the cake mix part, this recipe is way easier than the original, because you don’t have to melt the caramels, you just make the brownie mix, pour half of it into the baking pan, stick the caramels in there, and then top it off with the rest of the brownie mix. This results in caramel that firms up when the brownies cool, so it stays put.

Oh and I ate a few of these little babies and not once did my clothes spontaneously fly off. So I changed the name so you don’t have to be concerned any longer. Feel free to eat these in a public place.

Caramel Stuffed Fudge Brownies
Makes one 8inch square pan

5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
3/4 cup flour
About 35 caramels, unwrapped

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees with the rack in the center position. Butter a 8 inch square baking pan.

In a large bowl add the chocolate and butter and microwave for 30 second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between, it took 3 intervals for mine to finish.

Mix in the cocoa powder and sugar until completely combined. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix again. Lastly add in the flour and mix until just combined, don’t over-mix.

Pour half of the batter mixture into the pan and spread it evenly with a spatula so it coats the bottom of the pan.

Place the caramels all over the top of the batter and then top with the remaining batter.

Bake for 25 minutes and remove to a wire rack. Let cool for 3-5 minutes and then using a knife, go around the outside of the pan, loosening the brownies from the side of the pan. Cut the brownies into squares but do not remove them from the pan until they are cooled completely to avoid the caramel spilling out.

First Ever Miss Delish Giveaway!

11 Jan

Who likes free stuff?!?!

I sure as heck do! Just because I like free stuff so much, and I know you do too, I am doing a super sweet giveaway!

Once I hit 200 likes on Facebook, I will start the giveaway, so SPREAD the word!!

As soon as that 200th person likes my page on Facebook, I will write another blog post with instructions on how to enter to win!

Now for the best part, the PRIZE.

The lucky winner will receive 3 months worth of Glymm boxes. You will get a beautiful and super fun Glymm box in the mail every month for 3 months in a row.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving….well it keeps on giving 3 times anyways.

There’s just one small thing that came up. Me being the silly girl I am, got myself all excited about giving this prize away and then realized one KIND of major detail that I missed. Currently, Glymm only ships to Canada!! They are working on shipping to the US and Internationally but right now they only offer Glymm boxes to people in Canada.

SO…I’m still going to offer the giveaway to all my internet friends, if someone in the US wins, I will just get the boxes shipped to myself and then forward them on to the winner.

That’s about it! Spread the word, the sooner it hits 200 likes, the closer you are to this fabulous prize!

**Once again I am not affiliated with Glymm in any way, just a product that I love!**

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