Sunday, August 30, 2009

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Let me make a homemade meal for that new mom to enjoy. If you know someone who might be under the weather, I will glady cook them some comfort food and deliver it to their door. Want to do something extra nice for a neighbor or your childs teacher, let me take care of it! Going on vacation? I'd love to pack a cooler full of goodies for you. Just send me an email and I'll do all the work.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos with Cream Cheese

I have wrapped bacon around a lot of things in my life, but for some reason, the heat from jalapenos go so well with crunchy, smokey bacon. This is one of the ways I enjoy making them, but this recipe is like a blank bacon canvas. You can add herbs, veggies or whatever else you'd like in order to make them your own.
You will need:
Cream Cheese
Fresh Jalapenos
Balsamic Vinagar
Soak your toothpicks in water while you prep your jalapenos and cream cheese. This will prevent them from burning on your grill. I like to put my cream cheese and bacon in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes before slicing them. This makes the knife much easier and cleaner to slice. Slice your cream cheese is cubes and slice your bacon in half. Pull the seeds and the white rib out of the pepper, this will make your peppers much more mild. Slice your peppers in fourths. Add a cube of cream cheese in each pepper and wrap them in half pieces of the bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Marninate the bacon wrapped jalapenos in balsamic vinagar for about 30 minutes. Grill until the bacon is cooked throughout. Enjoy :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

For those of you who are on a gluten free diet, I've done a lot of research and have several fantastic recipes that will suit your diet needs. Let me know if you would like me send you a gluten free menu to take a looksy at! If you would like to speak to some of my gluten free clients, they will surely give a high recommendation.
Some of my favorite gluten free meals to prepare: Pepper Steak over Rice, 4 Cheese Lasagna, Chicken Enchiladas and Black Beans.

Fontina and Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Grilled Vegetables and Brown Rice

Friday, August 28, 2009

Um, Yum.

Oreo Crunch Truffles with White Chocolate Drizzle
I made these Little Bites of Heaven for a customer and she called them dangerous! They are SO rich and go perfect with a glass of wine, I mean MILK.

Dip Baby Dip!

Football. Football. Football. Football. Football. Here is a favorite dip to munch on next weekend. Did I mention Football? Be sure to have a bag of fritos for the fellas.

Hot Fontina and Artichoke Dip

2 can(s) (14-ounce) artichoke hearts, drained
8 ounce(s) Fontina cheese, cubed
4 ounce(s) Neufch√Ętel cream cheese
1/3 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup(s) chopped parsley
2 tablespoon(s) capers
2 clove(s) garlic, crushed through a press
1/2 teaspoon(s) (or to taste) hot red-pepper sauce
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Pulse artichokes and remaining ingredients (except Vegetable Dippers) in a food processor until artichokes are finely chopped.
Scrape mixture into a 2-cup crock or gratin dish and spread into an even layer. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until dip is lightly browned on top and starting to bubble around edges. Serve hot with Vegetable Dippers.

Fall Baptism Brunch for the Carters.

I was so happy when my friend Kelli Lane told me about a friend of hers who was having a Baptism Brunch for her baby boy, Mac. This was one of my first large parties. I planned for this brunch for weeks. I bought all new serving pieces. Tested different quiche ideas. The brunch was for 35 people. Not only did I make a fabulous meal, I also decorated the table, set up the food and left the rest to the Carters. The menu was Southern Hashbrown Casserole, Spinach and Bacon Quiche, Swiss and Sausage Quiche, Garlic Cheese Grits, Crunchy Sausage Balls, Assorted Fruit with Poppy Seed Dressing, and French Toast Casserole. The rumor was that the French Toast Casserole was most everyones favorite!

It looked way too good to eat...BUT WE DID!

Joey and I finally pulled out our china and had my mom and Mime over for dinner. Dinner was great, but this Fruit and Granloa Trifle was outrageous! Kelly came over to help me with it and before we were finished, we had drank a few glasses of wine and ended up making a trifle that weighed about 10 pounds.

McLeod Software Luncheon

One of my new customers is McLeod Software. I had a blast making Chicken Tetrazzini, Spring Mix Salad with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, homemade ranch and vinaigrette. Cooking for 15 is my favorite way to cook! I love having a full oven and all 4 eyes burning on the stove. I'm hoping to make them my FAMOUS Perfectly Peppered Steak and Rice for their next training session.

An Order for Morgan Keegan

Brian McGee, a broker at Morgan Keegan, has become one of my favorite customers. He has purchased several meals from MbM (Meals by Misty) over the last year for his clients and recently he purchased a few casseroles for one particular client who was under the weather. I made him Poppy Seed Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Casserole and Dilly Bread. Happy Birthday Brian! I hope your client enjoyed his meal and is feeling all better!

Bill Vaughns Order

Bill and I have been friends on Facebook for a while and we have so many mutual friends, however, MbM (Meals by Misty) gave us an excuse to finally meet! He is a very funny, nice man and I'm dying to know how he liked his food!

BV's order was 5 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, Smoked Chicken and Dressing, Corn and Cheddar Casserole, Lasagna with Spinach, Mushrooms and Garlic, Garlic Loaf Bread and Toasted French Bread. I just got really hungry typing that!