Posts tagged ‘recipes’

May 16, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: Mexi-Filled Sweet Potato Skins

So my recipe today as stolen from pinterest, came from the blog pinch of yum and let me tell you, I was stoked to try it!

The way she did while I’m sure was delicious had to be adapted as my electric mixer is broken and I had to just skip it.

Mexi-Filled Sweet Potato Skins

2 Sweet Potatoes

1 can Black Beans, rinsed, and drained

1 can corn, drained and patted dry

1 tablespoon butter

1 pepper (I used yellow) diced

Salt and Chili Powder to taste

Mexi-Blend Cheese

1) Preheat oven to 350 and bake the potatoes for an hour or until fork tender.

2) Add corn to a large skillet seasoning with salt and chili powder, let roast only stirring every couple minutes, for about ten minutes (until the corn is browned up). Set aside in a bowl with the black beans.

3) Saute the yellow pepper in the butter until soft, add to the black bean and corn mix.

4) When the potatoes are done take them out and let cool for 5-10 minutes.  Cut in half and scoop out inside, leaving a little bit of potato for structure.  This is where the original directions mashed up the inside of the potato with sour cream and cream cheese to add back to the skins BUT is quite difficult sans mixer so I skipped it completely and will happily eat the insides at another time.

5) Add the mixture from above to the potato skins and add cheese to the tops… I heaped because I love cheese… broil for up to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.


Blurry but delicious.

Ready to go in to the oven.

I left them in for a little too long but still good!

I have to say this is my favorite dish I’ve made yet.

❤ Kari

May 8, 2012

Cinco De Mayo Cupcakes!

Hola Friends! I’m sure you all know it was Cinco De Mayo this weekend and I couldn’t think of a better reason to bust out my dusty, haven’t been used since I moved, cupcake supplies!

I looked online (pinterest, lets be real) and found this recipe from recipe girl and then adapted it (by adding more booze, lets be real again) and boom here we have some semi-potent and wickedly delicious cupcakes that were a very fun treat to celebrate with!

A few notes: The alcohol had kinda baked out and I was going for flavor so I added a shot of tequila to the frosting, which made it only the slightest bit noticeable.  The lime flavor and margarita mix were what really shined! Also, the frosting was so hard to work with, I am assuming it was something I missed but thought I would point it out. I ended up adding more butter because I could not for the life of me get it to spread.  I think I will add heavy cream next time to make it more of a traditional buttercream.


I was pretty happy with how they turned out and even the skeptic friends enjoyed them!

That is all for now, hopefully these cupcake posts become a little more frequent;)

❤ Kari

April 20, 2012

My First Cooking Experiment.

I love eating.  I’ll try almost anything (as long as there are no olives… I judge those who like olives… no offense) but I do not cook.  Not even a little bit.  Until today making grilled cheese was tops for me.  You see I come from a long line of fabulous women who CAN cook but HATE it.  I survive off of bagels, cereal and sandwiches… however  my lovely mother went out of town and asked me to cook for my dad… say what?

So I did it. I looked on Pinterest, played my Mumford & Sons pandora station,and I cooked a meal from scratch(ish) by myself.

I adapted it from this meal:

Basically I just added peppers, switched to brown rice and heaped on the cheese cause lets be serious, it is the best part!

I meant to take more photos like the finished product but I am new at this so once the plates hit the table they were gone… oh well I’ll try again next time!

There were no leftovers so I would say it was a successful first dish 😉


❤ Kari