Wednesday, November 25, 2015

10 Simple Kitchen Hacks to Make Life Easier

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10 Simple Kitchen Hacks to Make Life Easier from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


This post is sponsored by the awesome peeps at Sears Home Appliances and Services . The hacks are all ones I use, or have used, in my own kitchen


When my kids were growing up I never knew how many of their friends would be in my house at any given time. My daughter's friends loved hanging out at our house, and my son was on the wrestling and football teams so, at any given time, I could have a whole sports team worth of boys rambling through my kitchen (insert emoji of a Mom pulling her hair out here)!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shout Outs to Brussels Sprouts - 25 of The Best Recipes

Shout Outs to Brussels Sprouts - 25 of The Best Recipes from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


I absolutely  Brussels sprouts!! 

Like big ol' hearts in the eyes emoji love them!

But that wasn't always the case. Oh no!

I despised what I referred to as "The Little Green Balls of Death" 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Grandma's Oyster Stew #SundaySupper

Grandma's Oyster Stew from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


First off let's say a big "Hi"  and thank you to Gallo Family Vineyards for sponsoring this post. 


I am soooooo excited  it is almost Turkey Day 

I have always loved Thanksgiving. It meant that family members, that we rarely got to see, would be coming to town. We would all get together at my Grandparents house.

I remember one year my Great Grandmother came from Iowa. She was the sweetest, kindest, most loving Grandma and kid could ever have! One night she snuck into the room I was sleeping in and told me that she couldn't sleep, so she climbed into bed with me, and we proceeded to talk and giggle all night long. I still miss her so much!

Chipotle White Bean Dip

Chipotle White Bean Dip from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

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OhhhEmmmGeeeeee!!!!

The reality of the holidays being here is smacking me right in the face like a big ol' hammer 

How does this always happen? I am planning for the holidays, and am like "Ya, I see you over there holidays, I am totally ready for you".

Then......

 BLAM 

It is IN YO FACE sayin' "Oh haaiii, you said you were ready?......NOT"

AAHHHHHH 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Make That Perfect Holiday Roast




I want to thank Certified Angus Beef® brand for my the awesome weekend of beefiness  at their headquarters 


Have you always wanted to make an amazing boneless rib, or beef tenderloin roast the centerpiece to your holiday meal, but were afraid to spend the money when you really weren't sure what to do with it?

Or you think it will take too much time and effort?

Well my foodie friends, you are not alone.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Chorizo Egg and Black Bean Breakfast Burritos

Chorizo Egg and Black Bean Breakfast Burritos from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Hola mis amigos  

I am sooooo proud of myself! You know I love breakfast, but when it comes to my everyday AM noshing, well I tend to get stuck in a rut. Like a "I have eaten this everyday for the last month" ruts.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Sage

Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Sage from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


My neck of the woods, the Pacific Northwest, is sure taking this whole "fall" thing pretty seriously. It has been cold, and windy, and rainy   

The wind was blowing so hard yesterday I kept waiting for the house to lift up and drop my in the middle of Oz!!

Those amazing summer days we had are a distant memory. We are keeping a fire burning around the clock to keep the house about 60 degrees!! Today is is in the 40's!  I heard the "S" word mentioned on the news today (snow). YIKES!!

Am I whining too much? OK, I will stop. 

Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Sage from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


But really, the main reason I am complaining about the weather is because I wanted to set the scene for this fantabulous recipe.

You see, when the temps drop my body starts chanting.....carbs....carbs.....carbs.

It can be quite annoying really, but who am I to say no? Sooooo my first thought is always pasta.

I know that a big bowl of soup is great on a cold, blustery day. But I am here to tell you that soup has nothing on a plate piled high with creamy cheesy pasta!

Right?

Of course right!


Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Sage from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Now, y'all know I loves me some pumpkin too. I have never hidden that fact. But, if I am totally honest with you, I think I like it more in savory dishes VS sweet ones. If you look back through the blog you will find things like Pumpkin Chili, Creamy Chipotle Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin BBQ Sauce (my daughters fave), Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin, 3 Cheese Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, Twice Baked Pumpkin Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, and Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Mushrooms, which is the Daddy to this recipe.

I loved my Pumpkin Alfredo, but then I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Goat Cheese Fettuccini with Crispy Fried Sage on Closet Cooking. It sounded amazeballs!! 

I seriously  goat cheese.

Like, I could eat it every day forever, love it.

So I broke out my old recipe, added some goat cheese, and sage, and WALA this is what appeared on our plates.

Doesn't that just look awesome?

I have to admit, 

I ate a HUGE bowl of this

Then fell into a food coma on the couch.

Ahhhhhhh pasta!!!


Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Sage from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com



Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Sage

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Sage

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head of roasted garlic, mashed
  • 1 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock (make it homemade), warmed
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (make it homemade)
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • Fresh ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 handful of sage leaves
  • Cooked pasta

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute one minute, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine. Saute for an additional minute to cook the flour.
  2. Slowly add chicken broth, whisking to combine until smooth. Whisk in milk and then add the sage, pumpkin puree, and goat cheese. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Let cook for an additional minute until thickened, then stir in the nutmeg, salt, pepper, and and Parmesan cheese until melted. Reduce to low and cover.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, let it turn a light brown, add the sage and fry until crispy.
  4. Serve the sauce hot over the pasta garnished with more parmesan and crispy fried sage.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.
Tags: pumpkin, pasta, pasta sauce


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Buffalo Chicken aka Chicken Crack Dip

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Hey you guyssssssssssssssssssssss (I always think of the Goonies when I say that.....please tell me you know that movie!!)

Guess what?

My guy is still in the NASCAR chase 

Did I just lose you there? Does anyone else watch NASCAR?

I know y'all know that I am a HUGE football fan, woot woot GO HAWKS     

But I love my NASCAR just as much! I pretty much grew up, at least through my teenage years, at race tracks. Dirt track, asphalt, I love it all. The roar of the engines sends chills down my spine every time. There is nothing quite like being right there in the middle of the action.

Unfortunately I have only been able to go to a handful of NASCAR races  So I have to settle for screaming at watching the races on TV. And just like with football games, we always have a spread of nibbles and munchies on the table so we can feed our faces and watch the race at the same time.

Multitasking at it's finest here folks!


But most of the time I want to just whip something easy up so I can sit down and feed my face as quickly as possible. That is when I turn to recipes like Chipotle Black Bean DipSalsa Fresca (Restaurant Style Salsa), Bavarian Party DipChili con QuesoHot Reuben DipRanch Veggie Pizza, Mini Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders, or this Chicken "Crack" Dip.

The reason this is called "crack" dip is because you will not be able to stop eating it! I am not joking here peeps, this stuff is crazy!!

The first time I made it I was just making some for Kevin and I, so I made a small batch thinking that would last us through an entire game.

HA!

Not even close!!

I think it was gone in something like 0.2 seconds flat!

Then Kevin looks at me.

You made more right?

Oops!!

Needless to say I make a bigger batch every time I make it now.

This recipe should feed 4, at least. But if your are like Kevin and I, you might want to double it so you can eat as much as possible!!

Buffalo Chicken aka Chicken Crack Dip from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


So now that you are ready to whip some of this yumminess up, head on over to Parade Magazine's Community Table and grab the recipe!!


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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Boneless Rib Roast with Roasted Garlic and Herbs #SundaySupper #RoastPerfect

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I want to thank Certified Angus Beef ® brand  for sponsoring this post. We seriously  you! 

Are y'all ready for the holidays? 

I am chomping at the bit! 

I mean like ready to lose my mind totally wanting them to get here NOW!

I have sooo many childhood memories of big extravagant holiday meals. My Grandparents usually hosted the meals, and I can remember a table that went on for, what seemed like, forever. Covered in dish after dish of delicious goodness. There was always a big platter of some type of meat at the very end, right in front of my Grandfather, and he would dole out the portions like Santa giving out gifts. 

I loved it all, but what would make me the happiest was when I saw a rib roast at the end of that table! Aaahhhh it was heaven to this girl. Which made my Grandfather, and Father, extremely proud. You see, they were born and raised midwest beef eaters and, in their minds, it really wasn't a meal if there wasn't beef on the table. 


Boneless Rib Roast with Roasted Garlic and Herbs #SundaySupper #RoastPerfect from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


But when it came time for me to prepare those holiday meals I always shied away from tackling that roast. I have zero idea why, but the thought of tackling that big ol' hunk o' beef scared the beegeezus out of me! 

How about you? Do you have "roastphobia"?

Would you be surprised if I told you that most people do?

Certified Angus Beef ® brand looked into this whole dealio and found that nearly 25% of people have NEVER cooked a beef roast! 

And just why exactly aren’t they roasting? 

Well, about 20% say they don’t know how, and more than 30% say they don’t have time. I know I fell into these categories 100% I didn't know what in the heck I was doing

Butttttttttttt, what if I told you that didn't have to be an issue anymore? Would you love me forever? Nevermind, you already do right?  So, let me tell you that "roastphobia" can be a thing of the past!

There is a handy dandy little app called Roast Perfect that you can find in iTunes or Google Play. Bonus is, it is F R E E!!           



With this app you can;
  • Choose the best roast for your meal.  Special occasion roasts, or your regular weeknight or Sunday supper.
  • Calculate portion sizes and how much to buy for your table 
  • Learn how to prepare and serve the perfect roast 






In the app you can find;
  • Video tutorials 
  • Step-by-step tips 
  • Recipes for delicious roasts and side dishes – chef-tested but easy to make at home 


Plus there is an interactive timer that tells you exactly how long to roast to your desired doneness

You have no clue how much I  this app! It takes all of the nervousness out of making sure my roast is the perfect centerpiece of whatever meal it is a part of. Just take a look at the glorious roast right there. That baby was made perfect by using the Roast Perfect app.







Now, can I just take a minute here and gush about why we love Certified Angus Beef ® brand so much?

OK so #1 is the fact that Certified Angus Beef ® brand supports local farmers and ranchers in small communities across the country, which makes this girls heart so very happy. #supportlocal

Then Certified Angus Beef ® brand is more selective than USDA Choice and Prime. There are 10 very precise standards that every cut must meet. Plus their meat is known for its marbling.

What does that mean? 

That means it will have amazing flavor, juiciness and tenderness.

Certified Angus Beef ® brand's standards are so high that only 1 in 4 Angus cattle make the cut. Their ranchers don't just raise “Angus” beef, they raise the the best Angus beef out there!

So people, no more fear! Go forth and purchase your beef, downloadeth the Roast Perfect app, and be the rock star of noms to your family and friends!




For great beef recipes and cooking tips, visit CertifiedAngusBeef.com.

Follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest; or check out their blog GoRare.com.
Boneless Rib Roast with Roasted Garlic and Herbs #SundaySupper #RoastPerfect from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com





Boneless Rib Roast with Roasted Garlic and Herbs

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Boneless Rib Roast with Roasted Garlic and Herbs #SundaySupper #RoastPerfect from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 to 5 pound) Certified Angus Beef ® brand boneless rib roast
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 heads of roasted garlic (How to Roast Garlic), mashed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the mustard with the garlic, thyme, rosemary, pepper and salt. Whisk in the olive oil.
  3. Place the roast in a roasting pan and season it with salt and pepper. Roast the meat for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the meat from the oven and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F. Brush the mustard mixture all over the top and sides of the meat and return to the oven
  5. Roast for about 1 1/2 hours longer, or until an internal thermometer inserted in the center of the roast registers 125 degrees F (for medium rare) or 135 degrees F (medium). Transfer the roast to a carving board, cover it loosely with foil and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 01 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 45 mins.
Tags: beef, holiday

Now on to more delicious holiday roasting ideas with Certified Angus Beef ® brand from our fabulous Sunday Supper tastemakers!

Holiday Roasts
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This post is sponsored by Certified Angus Beef in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.



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