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Spirooli Spiral Slicer

Spirooli Spiral Slicer Review

Spirooli

Spirooli Spiral Slicer Review: This is the latest As Seen On TV product that We’ve Tried It put to the test. Check out the video. Not only will you get to see the Spirooli in action, you will also learn how to make Avocado Basil Pesto.

I thought the Spirooli was quick and easy as well as the clean up. However, with it being light, if not held down securely with one hand it can jump from the counter while you are rotating the handle with the other. It does have suction cup feet, but we used the cutting board for the visual and they did not suction to the board. It also makes a plastic-on-plastic squeak when rotating handle sometimes. I will continue to use it and try other vegetables. 6/10

Avocado Basil Pesto

Avocado Basil Pesto Ingredients:

1 cup basil
1/2 avocado
1 clove of garlic
Handful of pine nuts
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Sun dried tomatoes

Throw the first 4 ingredients into food processor. Process until everything is well combined. Mix in juice of half a lemon. Season with sea salt and pepper to desired liking.

The sauce was a little too thick for my liking so I added about a tablespoon of olive oil. This is optional. For the zucchini noodles, I just spiraled one med zucchini. I topped off this recipe with sun dried tomatoes.

Enjoy!

Sammy's Speed Dog

Sammy’s Speed Dog Restaurant Review

Sammy's Speed Dog Review

Sammy’s Speed Dog Restaurant Review: Sit back and enjoy the dog show! Because being my first time here, I had to try four of their best and recommended.

It looks like an old small sized DQ from a distance, and as you get closer (from the west) you discover a half sports car embedded in the side of this raceway pit stop structure.

Inside you see a large printed and detailed style menu along with photo monitors of the finished product. Speedometer style ceiling fans spun alive as Johnathon, an upbeat guy with suggestions for newbies, greets you and makes you feel welcomed. Made it a good experience all together.

Chili Cheese Dog

Starting it off with #8 Chili Cheese Dog: Grilled Vienna beef dog topped with chili, homemade cheese sauce and diced onions. The chili is actually really good here and now I want the chili cheese fries, next visit! Their buns are awesome, grilled on each side. 5/5

Kansas City Dog

Next up #10 Kansas City Dog: A grilled Vienna beef dog topped with BBQ pulled pork and creamy coleslaw on a grilled Minnesota flat bun. Coleslaw was cool, but that BBQ pulled pork made this dog a wiener! 5/5

Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Melt

On to the third #5 Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Melt: A deep fried Vienna beef bacon wrapped dog with mustard, homemade cheese sauce, topped with grilled onions. Just a simple delicious dog. Their cheese is addictive. 5/5

LA Street Dog

Last but not least, my favorite #3 LA Street Dog: A Vienna beef bacon wrapped dog with grilled onions, poblano peppers, diced tomatoes and jalapenos on a toasted Minnesota flat bun topped with a zig zag of mayo and ketchup. The perfect combination dog. I need 3 more of these. 5/5

Had their seasoned fries with each dog, different, definitely cinnamon involved, I liked them, it works.

They have a drive thru, but don’t expect fast paced raceway dogs flying out the door, quality takes time and it states this on the wall inside the restaurant. They also serve cheese curds, gyros and fresh mini donuts.

This may be the first review where everything received a 5/5. If you are in Shakopee, MN be sure to stop by Sammy’s Speed Dog!

Beef Nachos Recipe

Beef Nachos Recipe Easy

Beef Nachos

Beef Nachos Recipe Easy: After Phatphood posted a photo of the most delicious looking nachos on his Instagram page last week from Bbq’d Productions in Chicago we had to make our own.

Granted ours are completely different but they were really tasty. You can use ground beef, chicken, pork or no meat at all, whatever your heart desires. Same with your ingredients, go wild!

Nacho Ingredients

Ingredients that we used:

Ground Beef (browned)

Green Onion (chopped thinly)

Sweet Corn

Mexican Shredded Cheese

Roma Tomatoes (diced)

Jalapenos

Black Olives

Avocados

Sour Cream

Fresh Salsa

Salt and Pepper

One thing that I forgot at the store was black beans. I would definitely add them next time and more cheese, you can’t go wrong with more cheese.

Nacho Chips

First brown the hamburger. On a large sheet pan spread out your chips, layer with cheese, hamburger, green onions, jalapenos and more cheese.

Nacho Prep

Place in 350 degree oven for around 15 minutes to melt cheese and crisp up your chips. Once out of the oven top with the rest of your ingredients.

Smothered Nachos

We served ours with fresh salsa and sour cream. Both pans were gone quickly.

You can check out the photo of Phatphood’s nachos here.

Rhubarb Crumble Dessert 350

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb Crumble Dessert

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe: It’s rhubarb season! We are crisp or crumble dessert lovers. With this rhubarb crumble recipe the sugar sauce takes it to a whole new level of goodness.

We found this recipe on The Farm Chicks blog and just switched up the measurements a bit. This recipe would also be great using peaches.

Ingredients:

4 cups rhubarb (chopped)

1 1/4 cups flour

1 1/2 cups oats

1 1/4 cups light brown sugar (packed)

3/4 cup butter (melted)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Start by cleaning and chopping your rhubarb, set aside. In a medium size bowl mix the oats, cinnamon, flour, brown sugar and melted butter.

Rhubarb Chopped

Mixture for Rhubarb

Butter an 8.5″ x 11″ baking dish and pour in half of the crumb mix, pressing into dish.

Crumble

Sugar Sauce:

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup cold water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prepare the sugar sauce by whisking sugar, cornstarch and water in a glass bowl. Microwave for 3-5 minutes until the sugar mix is clear and bubbly. Once removed from the microwave add the vanilla.

Add chopped rhubarb to the crumb mix in baking dish, spreading evenly. Pour your sugar sauce over the rhubarb. To finish, top with the remaining crumb mixture.

Rhubarb crisp

Sugar Sauce

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. The edges should be bubbly and the topping browned.

We served ours up warm with homemade whipped cream and it was amazing. If you decide to try out this recipe let us know what you thought.

Philly 350

Philly Sliders Recipe

Philly

Philly Sliders Recipe: Do you ever find yourself making the same meals for your family over and over again? Switch it up, your family will thank you. These Philly Sliders are simple and oh so delicious!

Ingredients:

1 pound deli roast beef

1 package slice provolone cheese

1 medium onion thinly sliced

1 large green pepper thinly sliced

12 pack of King’s Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

1 clove minced garlic

Onions and Peppers

Start off by sauteing thinly sliced onions, green peppers and garlic in a small amount of olive oil. Cook until desired tenderness. We like a little crunch left in ours. Set aside.

Philly Sandwich

Cut Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls in half and place on baking sheet. I put a small amount of butter on the top side of buns. Start layering your sandwich: roast beef, onions and green peppers, provolone cheese.

Provolone cheese

Turn on broiler. Place sheet pan in the oven and keep an eye on your sandwiches they can burn quickly. It was just a matter of minutes and our Philly’s were ready to go.

Take out of the oven and place the tops back, cut and serve. We had some horseradish sauce that we served with our Philly Sliders. So good!

Don’t be shocked if your guests eats 3 sliders at one sitting, mine did. The Hawaiian Sweet Rolls come 12 per pack so plan accordingly.

Craisin Slaw

Broccoli Craisin Slaw Recipe

Broccoli Craisin Slaw

Broccoli Craisin Slaw Recipe: This is by far one of the easiest and best salads to make for a party or just to serve with dinner. Unless you plan on making the dressing from scratch this is a pour and stir recipe.

The crispy, sweet, salty, crunchy goodness will leave your family wanting more. Next time I plan on making a double batch.

Broccoli slaw ingredients

Ingredients:

12 oz bag of shredded green cabbage

12 oz bag of rainbow broccoli slaw

Sunflower Seeds

Ocean Spray Craisins

Marie’s Original Coleslaw dressing

In a large mixing bowl pour in both bags of slaw. Start with 1/2 the bag of Craisins and 1 cup of sunflower seeds. Pour in 1/2 the bottle of Marie’s dressing and mix. Taste and add more dressing, sunflower seeds and Craisins until it is to your liking. I used the entire bag of Craisins – can’t get enough!

It is best if it is chilled for an hour or so before serving. We paired ours with steak and hash browns. This would also be great on top of pulled pork sandwiches or fish tacos.

Do you have a favorite party salad recipe? Please share with us in the comments below and maybe we will try it.

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Spam Hash Recipe 350

Spam Hash Recipe

Spam Hash Recipe

Spam Hash Recipe: You can add whatever you want in hash, and that’s what makes it a perfect meal any time of the day.

This evenings choice of ingredients were: bacon, red potatoes, Spam, garlic and red onion.

Hash Ingredients

Directions:

1. Bake the applewood thick cut bacon (not shown).

2. Dice up all your ingredients to be placed in cast iron while bacon is baking.

3. Fry up the Spam half way.

Hash Recipe Weve Tried It

4. Take out Spam and fry up potatoes with butter and thyme. Add onions and continue frying.

5. Add Spam back in along with chopped baked bacon then add garlic last.

6. Crack some eggs on it and place in a 375 oven for 6-7 minutes.

7. Top with parsley.

Spam Hash Dinner

8. Devour.

Be creative when making your hash. If you decided to give it a try post a picture of your hash on our Facebook page.

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Easter Eggs Breakfast

Easter Bunny Scrambled Eggs

Easter Bunny Scrambled Eggs

Easter Bunny Scrambled Eggs: It can be tough to get the kids away from the goodies left by the Easter bunny in order to eat a healthy breakfast. How about starting out Easter morning with this quick and healthy breakfast that your kids will love.

I saw these on Crafty Little Projects blog and knew this was going to be our Easter breakfast. They are so cute and easy to make.

Ingredients:
Scrambled eggs
Bacon
Whipped cream cheese
Blueberries
Raspberries
String cheese

Directions: Put your scrambled eggs into a small dish, use half a piece of bacon for each of the bunny ears. Spoon some whipped cream cheese into a baggie and snip off the end. Squeeze a small amount of cream cheese on the eggs for the eyes. Place a blueberry on top the cream cheese for the eyes. Pull apart the string cheese to use for the whiskers. To finish off your bunny place a raspberry on top of the string cheese for the nose.

So simple but yet so cute! My daughter squealed with delight when she saw these and is excited to have them again Easter morning. At least I know she will be eating something other than chocolate come Sunday!

Do you have an extra cute Easter morning breakfast idea? Comment below or post on our Facebook page, we would love to see it. Be sure to check out our story on Kool-Aid Easter Eggs here.

CHips and Gauc 3

Homemade Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

CHips and Gauc

Homemade Baked Corn Tortilla Chips: Preparing food from scratch is always the healthiest option, but with some things it doesn’t seem possible. I set out to see if I could make corn tortilla chips from scratch. Yes opening a bag of chips and pouring into a bowl would have been a lot easier, but where is the challenge in that!

dough ingredients

Corn Tortilla Ingredients:
2 cups Instant Corn Masa Flour
1-2 cups hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Prep

Items needed if you do not have a tortilla press:
Rolling pin
Flat bottomed object (bowl or plate 7” diameter)
Parchment paper
Skillet (cast iron works well)
Small bowl of cold water

mixing dough

Place the Masa in a mixing bowl and dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 1 cup of hot water. Slowly pour the water over the flour mixing as you pour.  You can start mixing with a spoon, you will need to use your hands to get it thoroughly mixed.

dough mix

Continue to mix the dough with your hands and knead it in the bowl for about 2 minutes until you can form a smooth ball that is not sticky or crumbly.  Add more hot water 1 tablespoon at a time to help form the dough.  I used about 1 1/4 cups of water to get my dough just right.

When the dough is just right it will have a texture similar to Play-Doh.  It should not feel sticky, dry, or gritty.  If the dough is sticky, incorporate more flour into the mixture and more water if it is too dry.  Add water and or flour slowly.

directions

Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let rest for 30 minutes to an hour to allow it to absorb the moisture.  Do not skip this step!

dough balls

After the dough has rested section the ball in half, and then in half again, until you have 16 similarly sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball covering with a towel as you roll them out. Place one ball between a folded piece of parchment paper, place plate on top and push down to flatten the dough. The dough should be about 6 inches in diameter and less than 1/8 inch thick. You may need to use a rolling pin to get the dough flat enough. Roll in different directions to help keep the round shape.

Chips Homemade

Peel the dough off the parchment and place on a smaller piece of parchment. Continue this process for all dough balls using a piece of parchment paper between each tortilla. Cover your rolled tortillas with a towel as you work.

If your tortillas are not perfectly round you can cut the edges using a small bowl as a guide. Since I was going to make chips I skipped this step.

Chips 1

Preheat your skillet to medium high. Cook your tortillas for 1 minute per side. Be sure to adjust your heat as needed. The cooked tortillas should still be soft and roll easily. If they crack when rolled then they are overcooked.

Now it’s time to make your chips!

You will need:
Cooked corn tortillas
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon salt

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil each tortilla on both sides using a pastry brush and sprinkle with salt.

chips

Cut each tortilla into 4 segments and place on the baking sheets in a single layer. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown and crispy. I found mine were best when baked for 12 minutes. The chips continue to crisp up as they cool.

Chips baking

We enjoyed ours with some homemade guacamole.The entire process took about 2 1/2 hours with the resting time, so this is something you definitely need to plan out. I would give my chips a 7 on a scale of 1-10. The tortillas that were rolled out the thinnest made for the lightest and crispiest chips. I am sure with a little practice I could perfect the process. I am thinking about getting myself a tortilla press to help me perfect the process. 

Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips

Do you have a favorite homemade snack that your family loves to make? Comment below or share on our Facebook page we would love to hear from you.

Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa 350

Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa Recipe: It was our daughters night to pick what’s for dinner and she found this Shrimp Tacos recipe on Pinterest. It was so good that we are already planning on making it again.

My husband loved the pineapple salsa, he said the crunch of the cucumber and red pepper were perfect and the cilantro hit it out of the park. He’s been watching too much Guy Fieri on the Food Network.

Salsa Ingredients:

1 can of pineapple chunks (diced)
1 small red onion (finely chopped)
1 red pepper (seeded and finely chopped)
1 cucumber (diced)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
2 tbls lime juice
2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt & ground pepper to taste

Taco ingredients

Shrimp Ingredients:

1 lb large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
2 tbls olive oil
2 cloves of garlic crushed
Flavor God Lemon & Garlic Seasoning

Flour or corn tortilla shells

pineapple salsa

Prepare the salsa; Mix all ingredients in a bowl and taste to make sure the flavor is right. Add more Kosher salt, pepper or lime juice as needed. Place in the refrigerator until the shrimp is ready.

Flavor God Seasoning

Cook shrimp. In a bowl place your pound of shrimp with the olive oil, garlic, Flavor God seasoning and mix well. Place shrimp in a skillet and cook on medium heat. Once pink use a tongs and flip sides.

Shrimp Tacos

Grill or heat up your tortilla and you are ready to serve. This time we didn’t make any side dishes but next time we plan on making cilantro lime rice and refried beans.

We may even make 2 pounds of shrimp next time. Delicious! What is your favorite kind of tacos? Leave us a comment below.