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

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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.

I make a 2 eggs cheese omelet with some of my Salsa Fresca on top. Bing Bang Boom breakie is made and my butt is at the computer reading email.  Borrrrrring. But it is quick, easy, and I    cheesy eggs with salsa.

Now, a while back I posted my recipe for Homemade Chorizo. Chorizo and eggs were a common breakfast for me when I lived in San Diego. Well, Mexican food was probably anywhere from 50 to 60% of what I ate, but I totes adored breakfast burritos. I even had eggs, cheese, and cactus burritos!

But did I make breakfast burritos the next day? 

Nope.

Do you know how long it took me to make said burritos?

7 months!!

Yes, 7 whole months before I got my shizz together and made some dang burritos 

Buttttt at least I got off my butt and got it done right?

I threw some black beans at the mix because, well because I love black beans, but you could leave them out if the don't float your boat.

But definitely include the salsa!

The bonus is that  you can freeze these bad boys for breakfast all through the week!

  

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



Chorizo Egg and Black Bean Breakfast Burritos

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Chorizo Egg and Black Bean Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chorizo
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded cheddar/jack cheese
  • 4 large burrito size tortillas
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Salsa fresca

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, cook the chorizo for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, beat the 6 eggs until whites and yolks are well combined.
  3. Pour the eggs over the chorizo in the pan and add the black beans.
  4. Stir until the eggs are completely cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  6. Spoon 1/4th of the chorizo mixture into the flour tortilla, top with 1/3 cup shredded cheese, spoon on salsa, and wrap the burrito.
  7. Optional for crispy burrito, heat the oven to 400 degrees and place burrito seam side down on a baking sheet. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the tortilla is golden brown and crispy.
  8. If you want to freeze your burritos for later, wrap them tightly in foil (see Cook's note)
Yield: 4 burritos
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.
Tags: egg, breakfast, Mexican, burrito, chorizo, black beans



Cook's note - To cook a frozen burrito, you can thaw the burrito overnight in the refrigerator, or you can cook from frozen. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the burrito seam side down on a baking sheet, and cook approx 25 minutes for defrosted burritos, or 45 minutes for frozen. Time may vary slightly for ever oven.


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and Sage

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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


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