Thursday, July 30, 2015

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip - This dip is seriously heavenly with the tang from Greek yogurt and earthy blue cheese. Perfect for veggies, chicken wings, and more. 

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


How are you all this fine Thursday morning (or afternoon if you aren't a left coaster like me)! 

Y'all know I am in a good mood because today is the day I get my grand daughter all.day.long! This is the day I look forward to all week. Who cares about the weekend (OK when football starts Sunday will be kinda important too) when you have a day full of adorable baby cuddles and kisses? She is just starting to smile and coo, so I always have camera in hand with the hopes of preserving those moments forever.

Monday, July 27, 2015

30 Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes



Aaahhh breakfast, the most important meal of the day. But how many of you skip breakfast because you are rush rush rushing in the AM? Or you just grab some coffee and head straight to work *raising hand* I am totally guilty of that one. Then you get going, and time flies, and the next thing you know it is lunch time and you are so hungry you could eat your keyboard!

I am learning that the best thing I can do is plan ahead. If I have my breakfast dishes planned out I will have everything ready to go and there is no question. I just get right to it and bing, bang, boom, I am eatin' some breaky.

Since I figured there were quite a few breakfast skippers like me out there, I decided to put together a little round-up of some quick and easy breakfast type yummies so you can start planning out your morning noshing too. 

These are just a few of my faves!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad - Everything you love about a big ol' baked potato in the perfect side for your next burger.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Alabama White BBQ Sauce - Tangy and creamy, if you are looking for something different than your traditional BBQ sauce, you have come to the right place!

Alabama White BBQ Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Howdy y'all!

Today is G-baby Thursday Woohoooooo 

As I am typing this the beastie is laying on a blanket, watching So You think You Can Dance with me, and trying ever so hard to Bollywood dance. It is quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Up next on the play list is Lion King, during which I plan to serenade her with my best Disney-ish singing voice. She will either love it, or I will scar her for life.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Quick and Easy Shredded Chicken Nachos

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Quick and Easy Shredded Chicken Nachos - An everyday weeknight meal that is quick, easy, and sure to put a smile on your family's face! 

Quick and Easy Shredded Chicken Nachos from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


I can remember weeknight meals, when my kids were growing up, being a total pain in the rear. Between school, and sports, and homework, and whatever else might pop up, it was so hard to get a hot meal on the table at a decent time. Thennnnnnnn throw into the mix picky kids. Oy!! Trying to find recipes that my kids would eat, both of my kids that is, was near impossible. Oh, if it came from a drive through, or a box (ewwwwww) they seemed to be thrilled. But let me break out some fresh veggies and you would think I was trying to feed them arsenic! Ya, they were a bit dramatic at times.

I used to love to torture them though.

"Mom, are you cooking dinner?" This was yelled from upstairs.

"Yes I am cooking dinner"

"What are you making?"

"Food"

"What kind of food?"

"The kind you eat!"

"MOM!!!"

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Farmers Market Potato Salad #SundaySupper

Farmer's Market Potato Salad - This is not your typical potato salad! Full of roasted veggie goodness, it is the perfect dish for those farm stand finds.

Farmer's Market Potato Salad from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Hey you guys, I kinda have a confession to make.

I am currently totally obsessed with roasted potatoes. I mean, like I am buying bags, and bags, and BAGS of potatoes multiple times a week! 

Wait, scratch that. I mean Kevin is buying bags, and bags, and BAGS of them multiple times a week because he works right across the street from the store, and I have this nifty little app on my phone called "Our Groceries" that I loaded on his phone too. So I can add things to a grocery list at home and TADA it is on his phone ready and waiting for him to go to the store and buy them. 

I big huge puffy heart it.

Kevin grumbles.

Oh well, ya can't please everybody right?

Buttttttttttttt, about this potato issue, I have it bad folks! I  may need a program or something. Do they have Spud Lovers Anonymous? I have made 3 different kinds of potato salad, just this past week! Plus made roasted potatoes in foil, on a sheet pan, on the grill.....you get what I am saying? 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - Moist banana bread studded with mini chocolate chips, this bread is seriously addictive!


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Sorry my post is a bit late today gang. It is Thursday, and if you have been following along, that means it is the day I get the beastie AKA my grand daughter. I try, try, try, to get things done through the week so I don't have to worry about anything on our Thursday's. I try to get work done, I try to get cleaning done, all of that good stuff. 

Well, this morning I decided that I should sweep. We have hardwood floors and, with the heat we have been having, we have been leaving all of the windows open day and night. I have noticed that my allergies have been bothering more than usual. Yesterday I was hit with a massive sneezing fit just as I poured my self a full cup of hot coffee. Ya, it wasn't pretty.

Kevin laughed.

A LOT!

Not cool man, not cool!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Day an Angel Came Into My Life





Howdy peeps! Today we are taking a trip away from the kitchen, and my usual shenanigans. This trip is to the past, and forgive me if I get just a little bit misty. But first things first, allow me to introduce to you my Angel. She is Momma's baby girl, and came by her name quite by accident, just like Duck did in this adorable video from IAMS. A word of warning.....you may die of cuteness overload!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Basic BBQ Rub

Basic BBQ Rub - This is the BEST BBQ rub, and I have used for years! It has a little bit of sweet and a little bit of heat. We use it for just about everything!

Basic BBQ Rub from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Oooohhhh people, can I just tell ya how much BBQ I have been eating lately? 

I don't have an exact weight, but let's just say I am staying away from my scale for a while. Oh, don't get me wrong, we have done a few "light" grilling meals, with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes (Kevin's go-to seasoning), but I have been allllllllllllllll about the sauces, and rubs, and sides. Oh, don't even get me started on the sides!! *spoiler alert* Loaded Baked Potato Salad will be on the blog ASAP!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken - No more need for those over priced rotisserie chickens. This will give you twice the chicken for the same amount of money, or LESS!

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


The other day I gave Kevin the shopping list, and on it was a rotisserie chicken. He grumbled, and I got the lecture about the fact that they might make things easier, but they ended up costing way more in the long run. *sigh* Yes Dear.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette - A wonderful salad dressing packed full of herby basil goodness. Use on everything from salads, to roasted veggies, and even grilled meats.

Basil Vinaigrette from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Hi-de-hooo my foodie friends! I am coming to you from sunny HOT Western Washington, where we all are pretty sure we are going to melt before this heat wave is done! 90+ degrees, 85 (or more) in my house because of course nobody here has AC. I mean when your summer is, on average, 24 days, really? Why bother. Then a summer like this comes, everyone hits Home Depot, and 100+air conditioners are gone in a matter of minutes! It was like the Cabbage Patch Dolls rush in the 80's (I am sure a lot of you have no idea what that was), or the crazy stuff that happens when a new version of X-Box comes out. People pushing, shoving, holy cow you would think it was the apocalypse or something. Which of course it isn't because I have not seen one zombie.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Pomodoro Fresco Pasta Salad

Pomodoro Fresco Pasta Salad - Made with Fresh tomatoes and herbs, this is a fresh and light pasta salad that is the perfect side for any picnic or BBQ. Major plus...NO MAYO!



Howdy y'all! How was your 4th of July? It has been so dang hot here. 90 degrees is just not was we are used to in Washington! So we had a quiet day, just the two of us. BBQed for lunch, relaxed, then packed a picnic and hit the beach for some fireworks. Nice, easy, safe, and fun. 

One of the things we packed for our little outing was this Fresh Tomato Pasta Salad. Folks, I am obsessed with this pasta salad right now. Seriously, I have it bad! I have gone through 3 pounds of pasta in the last couple of weeks!! It is A) super simple to make, and  B) so light and tasty. Lately I am all about some fresh tomatoes. I can't seem to get enough. I have been making was seems like gallons of Salsa Fresca and putting it on everything, especially my eggs in the morning, and Pico de Gallo has been going on grilled chicken, steak, and even burgers. Do you get obsessed with seasonal fruits and veggies? I am almost as bad with corn!! Ohhh ya!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip - Everything you love about a smoked salmon bagel is all wrapped up neat and tidy in this dip.

Smoked Salmon Dip from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Oh hellooooo and Happy Thursday my darling foodies! 

Why am I in such a good mood? Well, I will tell you. Today I get to babysit the G-baby for the first time! Wooohoooo Nana and the beastie together for the whole day! I am so excited, and the time is going soooooo slowwwwww. I have been up since 4:30 AM and 9:45 seems like a million light years from now *sigh* I know, patience, patience. I am not so good at patience. I am the one that wants to give everyone their Christmas presents early because I can't wait to see their face when they open it. My kids always knew they would get to open at least one gift early.