Recipe: Spicy Coleslaw

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I do not have any stories to share.  I just have a simple recipe that goes great with the Tex-Mex Fish Tacos that I posted on Monday.  I am not a coleslaw fan.  But, we have a broccoli slaw recipe that we really like.  So, I based this on that one, changing up a few things to make it creamy, spicy, and delicious.

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Spicy Coleslaw

Spicy Coleslaw

Ingredients

16 ounces coleslaw mix

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons sriracha hot chili sauce

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon white cooking wine

Kosher salt, to taste

Ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pour the coleslaw mix into a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and hot chili sauce until creamy.
  3. Pour in the red wine vinegar, olive oil, and white cooking wine, until combined with the mayonnaise mixture.
  4. Add the creamy mixture, salt, and ground pepper to the coleslaw, and mix together to combine.
  5. Serve with Tex-Mex Fish Tacos, sliders, or BBQ for a delicious side dish.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/03/13/recipe-spicy-coleslaw/

Enjoy!

Making Connections – Recipe: Cucumber Bites

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One of the things that I love about having a blog is that it has made me more aware of all of the amazing bloggers out there.  Sure, I read some blogs before I started my own.  But, I did not read many.  And, I never commented on the ones that I did read.

Now I read several blogs daily, find other blogs through Pinterest, and enjoy leaving comments on blogs and receiving them myself.  Having a blog has opened up my eyes so much.  It has been great to see that there are truly good, wonderful, sweet, supportive people in the world…people who often only meet via their blogs before they ever actually meet in person.

I love finding blogs that speak to me – through food, family, and/or fun.  When I see a mom who has little ones and also loves to cook, I feel an immediate connection, no matter what our backgrounds are.  That is why I like to try out new recipes and then post them here.  While I do have many recipes that I have yet to post and many more that I hope to create, I love trying out recipes that others have already tested in their kitchens.

When I discovered Annie’s Eats, I was thrilled.  Annie’s blog is beautiful, and she is simply amazing.  Not only is she a mom who loves to cook, she is also a resident physician.  When I look at her blog filled with beautiful food photos, I am beyond impressed that she has the time to create recipes.  And, not just any recipes.  They are beautiful, brilliant recipes.  When I saw these Cucumber Bites, I knew that I had to try them.  We had them last weekend for Gabriel’s birthday, and I loved how simple they were to put together, yet how lovely they looked on the food table.  And, as an added bonus, they were delicious, too.

Cucumber Bites

Cucumber Bites

Ingredients

1 English cucumber, partially peeled

1 (5.2 oz) package garlic herb Boursin cheese

2-3 tbsp. heavy cream

Instructions

    Preparing the Filling
  1. Put the boursin in a small bowl.
  2. Add in 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream, and stir light and smooth.
  3. If needed, stir in an additional tablespoon of cream until the mixture is a good consistency for piping.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip of your choice.
  5. Preparing the Cucumber Bites
  6. Slice the cucumber into ½-inch thick slices.
  7. Gently scoop out most of the seeds from the center of each slice, leaving a small portion to keep the filling from falling out. I just took a knife, cut gently around the seeds, and scooped them out.
  8. Arrange the slices on a serving platter.
  9. Pipe the filling onto each cucumber slice.
  10. Serve chilled.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/03/08/making-connections-recipe-cucumber-bites/

Enjoy!

I shared this post at Delightful Order, Somewhat Simple, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, A Glimpse Inside, It’s a Keeper and Fireflies and Jellybeans.

Pinterest Love – Recipe: 5-Layer Greek Dip

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To wrap up my Greek week, I wanted to share one more recipe.  It is a Greek Layer Dip, and it is delicious.  You can serve it with your Chicken Gyros or as an after-school snack with some pita chips and/or vegetables for your littles.

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Once again, I found this recipe on Pinterest.  It is at this point that I must confess that I am not sure how I made my weekly menus without Pinterest.  Whenever I am reading food blogs or just looking at other Pinterest boards, I simply pin or re-pin something to my various boards – breakfast, pasta, pizza, etc.  Then, when I plan my menu, I sit down with my computer and my big binder of recipes and start planning away.  If it something from Pinterest, I simply note the board so that I can find it on any given day.  I love it.  And, no, Pinterest did not ask for my endorsement.  I really just love how it has helped me to organize the things that I find online without having to print out or bookmark everything.

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Okay, back to the recipe.  When I discovered it, I was directed to The Lovely Cupboard.  It was my first trip to Heather’s blog, and it is truly just adorable.  She blogs about organic food and her DIY projects.  Her posts are precious, and I am in love with how she displays her photographs on little chalk boards.  Her 5-Layer Greek Dip is simple and delicious.

5-Layer Greek Dip

Ingredients

Kalamata olives, sliced

Red bell pepper, diced

Hot house cucumber, diced

16 ounces hummus

Fresh dill

Feta cheese

Instructions

  1. 1. Finely chop olive, bell pepper, cucumber, and dill.
  2. 2. Spread hummus about 1-2 inches thick in the bottom of a wide serving dish.
  3. 3. Sprinkle the vegetables evenly over the hummus.
  4. 4. Crumble feta cheese on top.
  5. 5. Sprinkle bits of dill and serve with warm pita slices, pita chips, or vegetables.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/01/05/pinterest-love-recipe-5-layer-greek-dip/

I shared this recipe at Cooking with Karyn, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Somewhat Simple, A Glimpse Inside, It’s a Keeper, Delightful Order, A Creative Princess, Domesblissity and Fireflies and Jellybeans.