I am a slave to spice. I live on Frank’s. Usually dinner is Frank’s with a side of whatever else we’re having. I literally put that **** on EVERYTHING. I also absolutely love Mexican food and Southwestern flavors – hence my obsession with Bobby Flay. And who doesn’t love sangria?
One of the simplest Mexican dishes to master is the fajita, and for drinks, there’s the Spanish sangria. That’s partly because there’s no real formula for either, save a few basic rules, and because anything wrapped in a warm tortilla or with wine and some hot sauce is – in my opinion – worth dying for.
Dear lovely followers,
I’m participating in a cooking competition called Diced! on http://www.rantingchef.com. Please please please check out my entry below, peruse the competition’s entries on The Ranting Chef and VOTE FOR ME in the poll on the right hand side of the page so I can cook up a delicious entree in the next round! Make sure to share and show support for this great competition!
Merci and much love ❤
I am a HUGE Chopped fan. Huge. I watch it almost every day to get myself in the mood for dinner. I’ve even had dreams about competing – in which, ironically, the most stressful part was picking the correct dish to plate. Not that I’m a perfectionist or anything.
I love thinking of what I would do given whatever ingredients present themselves in the baskets, and watching how the competitors can work so quickly to achieve such wonderful results. Because of this, I obviously JUMPED at the chance to apply to compete in an incredible competition for food bloggers called Diced! on Pat’s blog, Rantings of an Amateur Chef. Given a list of ingredients that must each be showcased, we have to create a dish that is beautiful, original… and most of all, yummy!
So what did I decide to do when given puff pastry, roasted red peppers, sliced almonds and pears for the appetizer round?
Pear & Goat Cheese Puffs With Sliced Almonds & Bell Pepper/Balsamic Glaze!
Last night I decided I felt like a lighter meal since my stomach has kind of been off lately. I have a few favorite lighter meals, like the shrimp baguettes I posted a few days ago, but I wanted something delicious and chicken-y. I decided on a super simple but super delicious recipe. This is a great summer dinner!
who doesn’t love goat cheese?
Goat Cheese, Basil & Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed Chicken Breasts!