Thursday, February 28, 2013

Beer and Cheddar Cheese Soup in mini Bread-Bowls ~ Because Life is Short


To be honest, I was a bit hesitant to make this soup.

Not because I didn't think it would be absolutely delicious...but because when I make a soup, it's usually that I am craving something super healthy and medicinal. Beans, chickpeas, vitamin-packed vegetables......broth.

Here we have mostly butter, cheese, flour and beer.

That said... make this soup not for its health benefits, but because it's cheesy, rich, surprisingly tangy and definitely worth the splurge! is short...what's one less day here on the whole realm of things? ;)

Perfect for a St. Patrick's Day or a pub-style'll find my recipe here at Beer and Cheddar Cheese Soup in Bread Bowls

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cuban style sandwich with a chipotle, mayonnaise, mustard sauce


My apologies to the Cuban sandwich purists out there...I know there are many of you thinking, "why can't she just leave a good thing alone?! Chipotle Tabasco? Mayonnaise and mustard?! Gasp!"

It's you purists that are the reason I titled this "Cuban style" sandwich as oppose to claiming it to be 100% the real thing.

But still...look at all this deliciousness...


I did read up on the Cuban Sandwich and there are some pretty strong opinions as to what makes one authentic. Some say no yellow mustard at all...instead the slow-roasted, seasoned pork on the buttered and pressed bread should be all the accompaniment you need. Others say mustard is surely the way to go. Some say add salami.

I don't know?  I just say roast the pork yourself (recipe attached... )


....use the best meats, cheese and bread you can find...use a good amount of thinly sliced delicious pickles...put love into it of course ...and in this case...add a chipotle, mayonnaise, mustard sauce because I promise it's delicious! :)

You'll find my recipe and the "how to" here on Cuban style sandwiches with spicy chipotle sauce

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cocktail Party Recipes

Cocktail Party Menu

Two appetizer recipes and a simple drink to consider adding to your next Cocktail Party!  You'll find my post here at SheKnows:  Grammy Party Menu

*If you don't like chorizo, consider replacing it with sausage and serving with a tangy, creamy mustard dip!

Cheers! Carolyn :)