Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sausage, Potato, Pepper Casserole

Sausage, Potato, Pepper Casserole
from kayotic.nl/blog
serves 4-6

2 -3 Russet Potatoes
1 Large Onion
1 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Pound Baby Carrots
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Herbs
Salt and Pepper, To Taste
2 Pounds Sausage Links

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Cut potato and onion into bite size pieces and bell pepper into strips.  Place cut veggies and carrots in a large casserole pan.  Pour olive oil over veggies and toss until veggies are nice and oiled (add more oil if needed).  Sprinkle on seasonings  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes until veggies are fork tender. Add the sausage to the veggies when the 45 minutes is up then put it back in the oven, uncovered, for an additional 20-30 minutes.

Another recipe with sausage.  But really, can you ever have too much sausage?  My husband doesn't think so!  I think you'll be surprised how simple and delicious this recipe is.  Also, it's very family friendly!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


serves 4-6

1 Large Onion
1 Large Green Pepper
2 Stalks Celery
1 Pound Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Raw
1 Pound Andouille Sausage
1 (28) Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
2 Teaspoons Dried Parsley
2 Teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (Or More To Taste)
1 Cup Rice, Dried

Chop onion, green pepper, celery, chicken, and sausage.  Place all ingredients, except rice, in a dutch oven and bake at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours until chicken is no longer pink (or in a slow cooker low for 7-8 hour or on high for 3-4 hours).  When the chicken is done, transfer the dutch oven to the stove top and bring the jambalaya to a boil.  Add rice, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes until rice is done.  Serve with corn bread muffins.  If you are using a slow cooker, add cooked rice to the jambalaya  and serve.

I've wanted to make jambalaya since M and I lived in our campus apartment and they made it all the time on Food Network.  However, every recipe I found was a mile long and I never found the perfect one.  Two to three years later Pinterest came to the rescue!  I actually had all the veggies already chopped waiting for me in my freezer.  I have to say, this recipe was worth the wait!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Banana Pancakes and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana Pancakes and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Today I have two recipes for you.  Both are super easy and require just a few ingredients that I know that you have sitting in your kitchen - bananas and eggs.  

Banana Pancakes
from blogilates.com
serves one, makes about 5 cakes

1 Ripe Banana
2 Eggs

In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork.  Add the two eggs and stir until combined.  Spoon the batter on a greased, hot griddle.  Cook on a few minutes per side until golden brown.  Serve with pancake syrup.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
from artsyfartsymama.com
makes one loaf

1 Box Yellow or White Cake Mix
2 Eggs
3 or 4 Ripe Bananas
1/2 Cup to 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a mixing bowl smash the bananas.  Add the eggs and cake mix (no need for oil or water, just the cake mix!) Stir until well combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.