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Jalepeno Popper Quiche

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Late one night in the Fridge Bar, just as the Bartender was about to close up...a quiet Quiche met a fiesty Jalepeno Popper. She loved his firey personality and smooth talking, and He loved the fact that she was a bit of a flake and so traditional. And that my Children, is how the Jalepeno Popper Quiche began... OR I just thought it sounded like a good combo and made it happen! Cooking out of 'what you've got'. That's what I do alot of the time. You guys already know that. What you might NOT know..is that this quiche was awesome. I loved it! I know the pairing sounds a bit odd, but it really is a match made in heaven..ooh..and pretty easy to make! Jalepeno Popper Quiche 2 jalepeno peppers, deseeded and run through the mini chopper 4oz of cream cheese (put that in the mini chopper too) 4 eggs 1 cup heavy cream 4 pieces of bacon, cooked, chopped, and cooled dash of white pepper store bought-premade deep dish pie crust. Oven at 350 Mix everything together, dump in t…

Pie oh, my!

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A quickie post from me...honestly..one of these days I hope to get the hang of taking care of kids, keeping the house clean, and making wonderful food..but for now/for today..I feel TOTALLY overwhelmed. Sweets help...help my nerves, but not my self esteem! ha! Anyway...I've been stalking again...How Sweet It Is...indeed! Above is her Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. It's super super rich, super super chocolatey, mmmmm. You must have a gallon of cold milk to go with it though! :) I'll hopefully be back soon..I do have a Suzy original recipe as soon as I get my pictures downloaded that I think you all will love. Supremely Stressed out, Suzy

Angel of Death cupcakes w/Shock Strawberry Glaze

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So my best friend's boyfriend...he's like 6'5, long dark hair, big listener of Death Metal...when his birthday came up, I offered my baking services and fully expected something heavy. A rich chocolate cake, or a thick cheesecake....I never expected him to want Angel Food cake...ever. Nor had I ever MADE Angel Food cake...ever. Now I like Angel Food cake..I really do..but it's also one of those baking things that intimidates me greatly. I mean there is a mixing technique, a cooling trick...a little over my head...just like Bestie's boyfriend since he's so tall...but...I told her I'd try...after all we learn by trying right? Birthday Boy ate 10 of them. Bestie had 2. They were a hit! And they were ALOT easier than I thought they'd be. They'll be making more appearances around our house for sure! Oh, and the name...I had to rawk-n-roll it up, didn't I?? Angel Food cupcakes (adapted from bakingbites.com) 3/4 cup powdered sugar-sifted and divided …

Tequila Lime Pork Tenderloin and a goal

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Occassionally, or should I say RARELY I come up with my own recipes..I know..CRAZY, right??? Well...*straightens collar*..this one is all mine! :) 1 2lb pork tenderloin 1 cup tequila 1/2 cup olive oil the zest and juice of one lime 1 jalepeno (with the seeds and ribs) chopped 1 onion chopped 7 garlic cloves crushed 2T season-all 2T brown sugar Everybody into the pan, toss the meat a few times to coat, and let it marinate for about 5-6 hours. Then grill over medium heat until internal temp hits 150, pull off grill, cover and let rest (carry over cook) for about 15 minutes. Husband LOVED this..he said he could really taste the tequila and lime, which was kinda the point! :) It stayed super juicy too! I'd heard (and was afraid) that it was prone to drying out, but it didn't! Do you have any favorite marinades? I'll admit that my 'eat healthier' post-pregnancy resolution isn't going well. We've had family ish, stress of going back to work, and just misc stuff ='s excu…

Choir of Angels...

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Do you hear them singing? The Angels? Their sweet cherubic voices.... Let's hear it for me...yes..I'm being braggy..but really..this is one of the BEST food pictures I've ever taken! Occassionally I get lucky! But this recipe? SUPER simple..and really..if you think the picture looks good..wait'll you taste it! What is it? I mean really? It looks like it's major...it's not. The cake...well..it's a boxed plain ole' white cake that I made in a mini bundt pan..I intentionally cooked it about an extra 5 minutes so it would be less moist, and more crumbly. The fruit...well..I call it fruit salad. *shrugs* Seriously...there are two things you HAVE to have to make it work...the rest is up to you... the two things you HAVE to have 1) packet of sugar free instant lemon pudding 2)big can of pineapple chunks in juice (and even that is semi-negotiable, you could totally use crushed if you prefer, or rings, and pile up the rest of the fruit IN the ring..that would …

I hate making pancakes

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I do..I fully admit it. Rarely can I get the right size, the right texture, the right taste. I'm a premature flipper. I'm a habitual burner. And it's sad, b/c Husband LOVES pancakes. It's about his favorite breakfast food. So...again on Big Red Kitchen (I'm a wee big obsessed, can you tell?) Pancake Squares...'pancakes' that you BAKE IN THE OVEN! What?! I made absolutely NO changes to her recipe..so go HERE for it. This is gonna be a house staple..I can't wait to try it again with blueberries! Do you have food peeves? I'm full of them..along with the pancake problem. I have an apple issue. I love them, but when I eat them, I prefer them to be cut up...I always end up getting apple juice all over my face when I try to eat one w/out cutting it up. Annoying. Strange..I say I have alot of them...but unless I'm confronted with that food I can't think of them. Ie...I just had an apple for breakfast (that I didn't cut up) and a triple chocola…

This is NOT fried chicken...

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I really need to work on my picture taking skills...b/c these french toast sticks really do kinda look like fried chicken. But look close..see...kinda sticky looking, kinda cinnamony?? They were *sings* AwEsOmE! They are also another recipe from Big Red Kitchen seriously..if I had HALF the cooking brain this lady has...wow...all the OTHER food blogs amaze me, inspire me, make me drool..etc. French Toast Sticks 4 pack of Kings Hawaiian Rolls (yup, you read that right) 4 eggs 1T Milk 1 1/2 cup sugar 4t cinnamon Oven at 375-parchment lined baking sheet Split the rolls in half then cut each piece into 3. Whisk the eggs and the milk together, and in a separate bowl/bag mix together the sugar and the cinnamon. Dip the 'strips' of roll into the egg mix, then toss liberally in the sugar mix, place on baking sheet. Bake these beauties about eh...20 minutes..turning your sheet at about 10 minutes. The result....crispy cinnamon crunch on the outside, soft sweet chew on the inside. BRK…

Double trouble...

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I've always been a fan of phone talking. I think you can 'hear' alot in a voice. And a few years ago when I started my job, it was part of it to contact other office and whatnot and I 'met' someone over the phone. This gal had a GREAT phone voice. Friendly, appropriately funny for someone you hadn't met face to face and even geez 4 years ago I remember getting off the phone and thinking "I like this girl". I'd never seen her, but I liked her. I didn't know her, but I liked her. So our relationship progressed, it's been a long time since we actually called each other at work and had to say who we were b/c we know each others voices. A couple years ago we decided that we should go see Twilight together and at that first 'official' meeting, it became 'official' that we really were a left hand and right hand meant for one another. She's my best friend! And I know friends...I'm fairly selective on who I deem as a "…

I have a problem...

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...with coming up with 'short' recipe names. No really..like this one...what is it (besides utterly delicious?) *takes deep breath* Cajun turkey sliders (?) with sauteed onions and peppers on rolls with homeade (do you see that, wth is that?!) um..HOMEMADE Thousand Island dressing and cheddar. See...WAY too long! A few years ago..and by a few I mean like 15, which is weird to be since I'm only 27 that I'm sounding like my parents talking about 'so many years ago' (notice how off track I am today)..Arby's had a Southwest Chicken Sandwich. It was AWESOME. Onion bun, thousand island, crunchy onions and green bell peppers and subtely spiced sliced chicken...and cheddar...HEAVEN. The best sandwich they've ever had! Do you hear me ARBY"S?! Bring it back! On and off through the years since they discontinued it, I've remade it the best I could. Most of the time with the stuff it originally had on it. But we all know that I'm a fan of working with …