Monday, February 10, 2014

.chili. {husband's choice}

Here is my hubby's favorite chili recipe from his childhood. He has been begging me to make this recipe from his mom's for years (she calls it "Pork n Beans One Pot Dinner") and I finally made it for the Super Bowl. It was a huge hit and super easy to make. Its a bit sweet so if you want extra spicy I would just add some hot sauce into your bowl before serving. Also, I served this with cheese (duh), onions, and fritos. So GOOD!!! enjoy!

1 lb ground beef
3/4 lb bacon, cut into small pieces
1 c chopped onion
2 28oz. cans Bush's Original Baked beans
1 15.5 oz. can Kidney beans, drained
1 15 oz. can Butter limas, drained (or called butter beans)
1 c ketchup
1/2 c brown sugar
1 T liquid smoke (in a bottle next to bbq sauce at store)
3 T white vinegar

Brown ground beef in skillet, drain off fat and put into Crockpot. Brown bacon and onions, drain off fat. Add to crockpot. Add remaining ingredients and stir together well. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

.pizza + homemade dough.

Ok, so while I have been a major slacker in the blog world I have still been cooking it up at home. We love love pizza and when I saw this pioneer woman post I decided its about time I try to make my own crust and try out some new recipes. This was a lot to tackle in one day but it was for my mom's birthday so it was well worth the extra effort. The crust was much easier than anticipated but does need to be made a few days in advance so some pre-planning is needed. Also, both of these pizza recipes are vegetarian, it was good but next time around I would add some meat. Meat is good. Try it out for yourself and enjoy! Now since I'm lazy and pioneer woman is awesome here are direct links to each recipe.
Eggplant/tomato pizza + dough
Grilled Vegetable Pizza
And a little hint. Add goat cheese to each pizza after it is cooked. I heart cheese.