Stuffed Tator

This isn’t just any old meat and potatoes recipe. This is an Italian twist on the American version of a chili and cheese topped baked potato. I also love this meal because its a one pot, easy, fast, and filling week night dinner. I was inspired from a food network recipe that this originates from and just cant get enough of it.

  • 1/2 pound hot Italian sausage out of the casing (you can also use sweet Italian sausage if making for kids)
  • 4 baked potatoes
  • Arugula
  • Chopped medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Jar of marinara
  • 1/2 cup of marscapone
  • Grated parmesano reggiano

Sweat the onions and garlic in some olive oil. Once they are translucent add the ground sausage to brown. Cook down the arugula when adding the marinara sauce. Then stir in the marscapone cheese, to make the sauce a pinky blush color. In the mean time bake the potatoes in the oven and split in half when slightly cooled.

 

Happy Eating, XO.

3S Cauliflower: Sweet Smokey & Spicy

All of you can stop whining about how I am this evil person for making you buy pure maple syrup for a previous chicken recipe and how I haven’t given you more recipes to cook with it. I am here to save your expensive maple bottle and put it to good, nay great use! As you know I am a huge fan of the sweet and spicy combo, that was the flavor profile of the sassy fish recipe as well. So this recipe is near and dear to my taste buds. Also! It is my ALL TIME favorite way of cooking vegetables. Roasting is THE freaking BEST! I legit roast everything: Brussels sprouts, asparagus, zucchini, butternut squash, eggplant -sike I hate eggplant, but you could def roast it to make it suck less. Anywho, I love the charred flavor of the high heat and the simplicity of cooking so that it lets the actual veggie shine! See below for a 10 minute (And mind you 4 ingredient) side dish that will fancy up any meal you serve it with…

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 425°(F). Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces; transfer to a large bowl; set aside. In a small bowl combine olive oil, sriracha, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Pour the sriracha mixture over the cauliflower and mix well, making sure the cauliflower is well coated in the sauce. Spread the cauliflower onto a large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once at the half way point. Increase the oven temperature to 475 and bake for another 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

PicMonkey-Collage5-418x1024

Happy Eating, XO.

Rach’s Gin Rosè

I think for the first time ever, I’ve become obsessed with gin drinks. You know we’re usually wine girls, but there’s something refreshing about a fizzy gin drink on a warm summer night. I’ve been seeing a ton of recipes and can’t help but wonder if I’ve been subconsciously influenced…

My cousins were in town a couple of weekends ago and Rach came up with this deliciously refreshing concoction. Cheers to girls weekend!

*Makes 1 drink

  • 6 raspberries
  • 4 slices of fresh cucumber (1 for garnishing)
  • 1 tbsp of simple syrup (if you don’t have simple syrup, we give you DIY instructions below)
  • 1 shot of gin
  • 2 cups of rosè wine
  • 1 cup of seltzer

Muddle the raspberries, cucumber, and simple syrup in a shaker. Add the gin and rosè and shake lightly. Pour over ice and top with the seltzer. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Rach's Fizzy Gin

Happy Eating, XO.

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Last year we gave you fish tacos (which we’re still dreaming about). So this year, we’re bringing you shrimp tacos! Btw, can we talk about how an entire year has already gone by?! Anyway…here is your unofficial official “summer taco”.

*Makes 4 tacos.

Tacos

  • 16 pieces of small shrimp, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin (If you need a reason to keep cumin stocked, we have you covered.)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 corn tortillas

Mango salsa

  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 mango, pitted and diced
  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1 small tomato, diced

*For a more “island” taste, toss in 1 tbsp of coconut milk.

In a bowl, toss together your chopped and diced ingredients for the salsa – onion, cilantro, mango, and avocado. Set aside. Whisk together the spices for the tacos – chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin and sea salt. Toss the shrimp in the spicy mixture until fully covered. Throw the shrimp on the grill for approximately 4 minutes (2 minutes per side) until cooked and slightly charred. Just before the shrimp is done cooking, heat the tortillas on the grill. Layer the shrimp on the tortilla, and top with the mango salsa. Enjoy with our ginger beer and tequila cocktail!

Shrimp Tacos

Happy Eating, XO.

Foodie Fave: Drunken Berry Granola

You know us a little by now and how much we love anything with alcohol in it. Granola is no exception. (Don’t judge, we’re not “technically” drinking before noon…). We came across this amazing granola concoction when Food Fellowship and Wine started following us (huge thank you btw!). Her blend of art and food is really pretty bad ass, so naturally, we wanted to share her talents with you!

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coarse Brown Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup sunflower Seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup crushed bran flakes
  • Dash of cinnamon (according to taste)
  • 1 bottle of honey
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1.5 cups frozen berries (any type)
  • A dash or three of whiskey
  • Thick Greek yogurt

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Mix the oats, seeds, coconut, crumbs, bran and cinnamon in a bowl. Add honey and sugar and mix well. Spread evenly in a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes, checking in every five minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn. When it’s a warm brown color, it’s ready. When the granola is in the oven, put the frozen berries in a warm pan with a dash or two of whiskey. Cook for about 5-10 minutes until warm and gooey (almost jamlike). Put the warm granola in a bowl (work quick, if it gets hard it’s a nightmare to get out of the tray) and put the drunken berries on top. Serve with a thick Greek yogurt. Be sure to put any leftover granola in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within a week.

Drunken granola

 

Happy Eating, XO.