Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Top 15 Recipes of 2015

The Top 15 Recipes of 2015 on www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Happy almost New Year foodie peeps    

Can you believe it? Another year in the books!

And what a year it was. If you read last Thursday's post, you got just a little peek into the wonderful year I have had, and I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for me?

I know one of the first things on my schedule.

GO SEE STAR WARS!!

I am seriously losing my shizz because almost everyone I know has seen it already. I have to keep plugging my ears, and la la laling , when people start talking about it.

Seriously people....would it hurt to have a spoiler alert? Sheesh!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mini Beef Wellingtons

This fabulous Mini Beef Wellington appetizer recipe will have your friends raving, and make them think you slaved away in the kitchen, when you really didn’t. Don’t worry, it will be our little secret!




This post is sponsored by The Beef Checkoff in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

OhhhEmmmmmGeeeeee are you still stressing over the holidays? 

When we hit that Christmas to New Year's Day stretch, I think I begin to have an out of body experience, I swear it!

Maybe it is just me, but I seem to be doing so much, and moving so fast, I have images of those cartoon characters that have a blur of what seems like 8 arms flying all over the place.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays, and couldn’t imagine them without gathering my family and friends around me, but I tend to overdo it sometimes, which can leave me in the corner babbling about spending the Holidays on a deserted island next year!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Look Back at 2015



WOW, another year has just flown by! 

How does that happen so fast? I remember when I was young my Grandmother used to say that the older you get, the faster time goes. I thought that was the weirdest thing ever!

I mean, how does time go faster? Time is time, right?

NOPE!

As I got older, and had kids, time just seemed to kick into 2nd, and then 3rd gear. Now that I am over 50 *koff* *koff*, and have my first grandchild? Holy shizzz people! We have bypassed 4th gear, into 5th, and the nitrous has kicked in baby!!

I feel like my hair should blow back because things just seem to be moving so damn fast. 

So, I thought it would be nice to look back at the year a bit, and decided to take you along for the ride.

Ready?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Horseradish Au Gratin Potatoes

Horseradish Au Gratin Potatoes from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

A big thank you to General Mills® and Progresso™ Bread Crumbs  for sponsoring this post!

WOW! is it really December 22nd? 

Can it really only be 3 days until Christmas? 

I am soooo not ready, especially with my little kitchen incident with the mandolin last week! #epicbloggerfail

I have to admit that I really haven't even nailed down the menu yet  and all of the kids will be here Christmas eve expecting some good grub!

I know, I know, shame on me. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Cranberry and Jalapeno Goat Cheese Bites

Cranberry and Jalapeno Goat Cheese Bites from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Howdy foodie peeps  

I need to first apologize because this post will be kind of short, and probably full of typos. 

Why you ask?

Welllllll this girl did one of the dumbest things I think I have ever done!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Huevos Rancheros Verdes

Huevos Rancheros Verdes from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


A big thank you to Tyson Foods, Inc. for sponsoring this post  and for inspiring this #tortillalandholiday #recipe!


Do the holidays stress you out as much as they stress me out?

Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays.

I live for the holidays! You would seriously think I am a 5 year old that still believes in Santa because I count down the days every year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Red Velvet Fudge

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Red Velvet Fudge from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Thank you to Sears Home Appliances and Services for sponsoring this post. We love the Kenmore PRO Line!!

I can NOT believe that Christmas is only 9 days away! 

I have had such big plans. Things to do, dishes to make, and tic tock, tic tock, the times just seems to creep up on me.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Slow Cooker Queso Blanco with Salsa Verde #SundaySupper



First thing, let's all say a big ol' thank you to Gallo Family Vineyards for sponsoring this post   We  them!



People! Is this month flying by or what?

I feel like I just cleaned up from Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner. Like less than 2 weeks away around the corner!

YIKES  !!

I still have shopping to do, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, a menu to plan,

and apparently a slight nervous breakdown to go through  !

Thursday, December 10, 2015

20 Delightfully Delicious Donut Recipes

20 Delightfully Delicious Donut Recipes from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


I have no idea why, but when the holidays are here, so is my craving for donuts  

You would think, since donuts and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly that, as a huge coffee drinker, I would welcome this tasty pastry year round. Butttttt, nope.

Now, I will moww down on some cinnamon rolls year round, but for whatever strange reason (who knows what goes on in my head) I really only think about donuts a few months out of the year.

But when I do want them, I want them in every way, flavor, shape, and form. I can't seem to get enough!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Turkey Dinner in a Biscuit

Turkey Dinner in a Biscuit from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


OK, one last leftover turkey  recipe, 

I promise.

Maybe. 

OK, I can't promise you anything, except that I might give it a couple weeks before I obsess again. The family has been nagging me about only making tukey 1 day out of the year. 

Their stand, turkey is really just a big chicken and I make chicken all of the time.

Hhhmmmm good point. Although I don't usually brine my chicken with white wine brine, so that is a tad bit different. But it seems that the request has been put in for turkey AND beef tenderloin for Christmas this year. Who am I to argue? That just means I get to make more of the yumminess that is these biscuits!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine and Cranberry Sauce #SundaySupper #RoastPerfect

Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Cranberry Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


I want to send tons of beefy  and big thanks to the wonderful peeps at Certified Angus Beef® brand for sponsoring this post 

So, have to recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma yet? I am usually in a daze, from all of the leftovers, for the next week!

But, once I snap out of it, I am immediately thinking about Christmas, and what I am going to be creating for the fam to nosh on. 

You see, for Kevin and I, Thanksgiving is all about getting everyone together for one big gigantic meal/celebration. But Christmas is much quieter and more intimate. We actually like to spend Christmas Eve with our kids. Some music, a few gifts, tons of great food. It is just a nice time to spend together, and, unlike Thanksgiving and it's traditional dishes, Christmas is my time to pull out all of the stops and try to come up with new, exciting, and delicious dishes. 

Christmas was always a beef holiday when I was growing up. With our family being from the mid-west, we were alllll about the beef. My grandparents always made a huge rib roast for Christmas. I can remember watching it come out of the oven and wanting to jump in and get my slice first! 

But when I got older, and had a family of my own, beef just seemed to scary to even try. I was terrified to spend the money on a nice rib roast, only to turn it into shoe leather! So turkey's and ham it was, for years, and years, and years.

But then I, as well as 19 other Sunday Supper bloggers, got to meet all of the awesome people at the Certified Angus Beef® brand headquarters in Wooster, OH.



I learned sooooo much I literally thought my head was going to explode! From choosing the right cut, to grilling and roasting, and all about seasoning and sauces. They gave us all of the info to feel secure in our abilities to make that perfect holiday roast.

But, no worries, just because you didn't get to spend a weekend with the Certified Angus Beef® brand chefs doesn't mean that you can't feel just as comfortable making a beautiful beef roast the centerpiece to your holiday table. 

Oh no my foodie friends. All you have to do is download their handy dandy Roast Perfect App (free through iTunes, or Google Play Store), and you have all of the info you need right at your lil' ol' fingertips!




The app will walk you through the whole process. From selecting a roast, to recommending the size of roast to purchase based on how many people you will be feeding, and even where to buy your roast. 

There are recipes, and tips, and even videos from some of their fab chefs PLUS the roast timer. The timer all but holds your hand through the whole roasting process, and takes all of the stress out of the equation. 

You want proof? Well, I just happen to have some for you. 

The roast in this post? 
The one that looks so amazing? 

Kevin made it!  

Yup, Mr. I can grill and boil hot dogs (plus occasionally fry chicken), but that is about it, had to step in and take over because I had a big ol' attack of vertigo. So he made this gorgeous tenderloin roast by using the roast perfect app. 

Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Cranberry Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Cranberry Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Cranberry Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Just look at that baby!! #drooling 

And ooohhhh it tasted even better than it looked! Which I know, now that I went on my trip to Ohio, is because The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is known for its marbling, and marbling = flavor and juiciness.

Now, all cattle start off eating grass, but the Certified Angus Beef ® brand cattle are finished on grain to ensure all of that fab marbelization.

PLUS

Certified Angus Beef® brand is more selective than USDA Choice and Prime. They have 10 exact standards that each cut must meet. Which means that you can be assured that your Certified Angus Beef® brand beef will be tender, juicy, and flavorful.

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, armed with this info, and the amazing free Roast Perfect app, you must, must, MUST find your local Certified Angus Beef® brand provider (shout out to my butcher Andreas at the Quality Foods Center in Port Orchard, holllaaaaa  you are a rock star!), grab yourself a beautiful roast, and surprise your family this Christmas with the best beef they have ever had!!



For great beef recipes and cooking tips, visit CertifiedAngusBeef.com, and take a look at their Roast Perfect pinterest board.

Follow the brand on FacebookInstagramTwitterPeriscope and Pinterest; or check out their blog GoRare.com.



Make sure to check out more fantastic holiday roasting ideas from the other Sunday Supper tastemakers after the recipe below!

Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Cranberry Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com



Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine and Cranberry Sauce

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine and Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pound beef tenderloin roast
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups tawny port wine
  • 2 dried chiles de arbol
  • 2 cups beef stock + more if needed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the rub ingredients in a small bowl. Pat the roast dry with paper towels, then rub the entire roast with the herb rub, making sure to get every part coated well. Place on a roasting rack and allow to come to room temperature (about an hour).
  2. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Place the roast in a roasting pan. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 and continue to roast for approx 30 minutes or 125 to 130 on thermometer for medium rare (times and temps for other doneness levels are in the app).
  4. Remove from the oven and tent with foil. Allow the roast to rest at least 15 minutes before carving.
  5. Meanwhile to make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium- low heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the port and dried chiles, turn the heat up to medium, and boil gently until the mixture is reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes. Add the stock and the cranberries, bring to a gentle boil, and cook until reduced to about 2 cups, 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and strain the solids out of the sauce. Return the sauce to the pot, and the pot to the heat. Whisk in the cornstarch slurry and simmer, whisking, for a minute. If your sauce gets too thick, add a little stock. Add the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in the butter until incorporated.
  7. Serve sauce hot with sliced roast.
Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time: 01 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 45 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 55 mins.
Tags: beef, beef roast, roasting, holiday roast, holiday






For a chance to win a stainless steel Le Creuset roasting set and a 6-pound boneless prime rib:
  • 1-Download Certified Angus Beef® brand’s free #RoastPerfect App.
  • 2-Attend the live Twitter chat on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET
  • 3-During the chat answer three Bonus Giveaway questions




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