Parmesan Tilapia

17 Jul

Pretty good. 4 stars.

 

Okay, so if you want an easy, simple meal, that is tasty, this is it!  I would recommend if you are just making food for one person, quarter the recipe, because it makes a LOT! Also, it says to put it on the fish within the last 5 minutes; I would say, probably you can put it in sooner.  This was really good though.  Just be aware, that it might take a while.  Start to preheat the oven quickly and then you won’t have to wait as long.  Definitely 4 stars for this one, enjoy!

Original recipe here:  http://www.food.com/recipe/mamas-supper-club-tilapia-parmesan-53914

Photo credit to the site above.

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Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn

17 Jul

Sweet deliciousness! 5 stars!

 

So this recipe is not a meal, but this stuff was soooooooo good!! 5 stars for sure. The recipe is pretty easy to follow, and don’t get stressed if the batter doesn’t look clumpy, but smooth.  It will harden just fine, and it tastes even better the next day.  The sprinkles make the meal.  Trust me; you are GOING to want to try this recipe!

Here is the original link:  http://mrsschwartzkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/02/birthday-cake-batter-popcorn.html

Photo credit to the author of the site above.

Revolutionary Mac ‘n’ Cheese

17 Jul

It’s not bad. We’ll give it a 3.

 

This was pretty good. Two roommates gave it 5 stars, one gave it 3 stars. I personally didn’t think it was anything to scream about so I gave it a 3, but I also didn’t follow the directions completely. I was out of cheddar, so I used some mozzarella. I think it would actually be really good if some broccoli and chicken were added into the mix. It was pretty simple for the most part though. I really think I would try it again, this time with cheddar cheese, and some broccoli and chicken, and then we’ll see how it goes!

Find the original recipe here:  http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/2011/09/revolutionary-mac-cheese.html

Photo credit to the site above.

Cowboy Caviar

17 Jul

Eat this. It’s 5 stars!

 

Ok.  Here’t the thing about this recipe.  It’s fantastic.  And super healthy. If you need something easy and quick, this is the way to go.

We recommend using Tostito’s Scoops for this salsa so you can grab as much as possible! The only thing that we can suggest for this recipe is possibly adding another avocado to the mix. Other than that, it was a really simple recipe (the seasoning is really to taste) and it took no time at all. The whole bowl that was made was gone within just a couple hours (it was a very large bowl). We gave this recipe 5 stars.  We can’t wait to make it again!

Check out the original recipe here:  http://www.thecoterieblog.com/2010/02/chunky-avocado-salsa.html

Photo credit to the site above.

Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

17 Jul

Oh so tasty! 5 stars all the way!

This was a really delicious meal!  We definitely recommend you try it because it has great flavor and is quite satisfying.

Instead of Italian sausage, we used lean ground beef, seasoned to taste.   We used hot sauce, garlic pepper, salt, Italian seasoning, and a little basil and we used less green peppers. This was so great to eat, and was even good as leftovers! It is very filling and will give you a lot for just one pound of beef along with the rest of the ingredients. We only used two peppers (instead of using the tops to put back in the peppers, I cut up a separate pepper to add to the mix). One recommendation would be to start cooking the brown rice a while before the rest of the meal.  It took the longest and we finished the mix long before the brown rice was done (and we put that on to cook first).  This was another recipe that definitely deserved 5 stars. (We are so lucky that we keep picking really good-tasting recipes).

Here is the link for the original recipe:  http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/09/recipe-for-stuffed-green-peppers-with.html

Photo above comes from the site above.

Steamed Pork Buns- Nikuman

6 Jul

5 stars! You won’t regret making these.

 

Steamed Pork Buns.  Possibly one of the tastiest foods you’ll ever enjoy.  This is once again, a Japanese dish because I’ve been on a little Asian cuisine kick since I’m leaving for Asia the first week of August.  I can’t wait!  But, that’s beside the point.  When you’re making these buns it seems like they aren’t going to be very big, but once you steam them they grow quite a bit.  Mine didn’t turn out quite as beautiful as the ones in the original recipe post, but oh man…they tasted so good!

*IMPORTANT TIPS*

One thing I noticed when I was making the dough is that the recipe doesn’t use enough milk  so add milk as needed.  I’m not sure how much more I used but the recommended 2/3 cup milk is definitely not enough.

The hardest part about making these is getting the dough to stick together when you are wrapping everything up.  To help you do this, brushing the edges of the dough with a little bit of milk helps the buns stick together.

As a note, I used my rice cooker to steam these since it has a steamer setting on it and I don’t have an actual steamer.

 

Here is the original recipe:  http://www.lafujimama.com/2011/02/nikuman-japanese-pork-buns/

Omurice

6 Jul

4 1/2 Stars! Try it!

Here’s a pretty well known fact about me.  I love Japan.  I love Japanese food.  There has rarely been a Japanese dish that I haven’t liked.  Omurice no exception.  Basically it’s a rice omelet and it’s HEAVENLY!  I first found the recipe on YouTube and now it’s a comfort food essential for me.  I always try to get my mom to try it but she’s a bit of a wimp when it comes to new foods so she won’t do it.  One of the great things about this meal is that it’s really easy.  I’ll post the video from YouTube, which teaches you how to make it, but I’ll list what I did differently right now.

This is how I make omurice:

1.  Fry the rice in Teriyaki sauce.

2.  Add canned chicken or tuna into the fried rice.

3.  Make the omelet.

4. Wrap the omelet and the rice up.

The original recipe calls for onion, sugar and consomme powder but I never use those.  Seriously though, try this recipe.  It’s filling and super satisfying.  You won’t regret it.

Here is the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx8YzNfTn7w