Friday, May 9, 2014

Cheesy Red Pepper Corn Dip

I'm all for making appetizers cute and adorable.

What I'm not for is making appetizers cute and adorable but making them ridiculously awkward to eat. Like this:




or this:


How the fuck you expect me to eat that?!

Basically makes me feel like this when I'm trying to look like the delicate lady I am:




Here's something you can eat and still look like a civilized human being. A creamy, cheesy corn dip with red peppers and onions.



-1 tablespoon butter
-1 can corn, drained
-1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
-1/4 cup diced white onion
-2 tablespoons mayo
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more if you like the heat)
-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon onion powder
-optional: 1/2 cup diced crispy bacon

1. Heat the oven to 400.

2. In a sauce pan, over medium-high heat the butter then add the red peppers, onions, and corn. Saute about 5-7 minutes. Pour into a bowl and stir in the mayo, garlic and onion powders, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste. If adding bacon, stir in as well. I've made it a few times with bacon, SO good!! Stir in about 3/4 cup of the cheese. Pour into a baking dish and top with the remaining cheese.

3. Bake 15 minutes, then broil 5-7 minutes to make the cheese on top golden browned. Add more cheese if needed, I won't judge you.


Source: Closet Cooking

Monday, May 5, 2014

Peppers and Onions Chicken

When I hear someone I know is now selling for a multi-level marketing business I'm pretty much all

 

Let's see, the last time I felt like spending $15 on a lipstick was....never. No thanks Mary Kay. 

All jewelry can be lumped into together into one over-priced group. One party I went to, which you are pretty much obligated to buy something or risk looking like a rude asshole, I figured I'd buy the cheapest thing so I'd look like a team player. God's honest truth the cheapest thing I could find was a $50 necklace that had a ribbon tie instead of a metal clasp. Did you hear me? It didn't even have a fucking clasp and it was $50. Sure I like the piece and I get a decent amount of compliments, but damn there is no way this thing is worth that amount of money.

Anyway, onto the recipe. A savory blend of peppers, onions, and chicken in tomato sauce served over rice.


-1 red bell pepper
-1 green bell pepper
-1 white onion
-1 chicken breast, butterflied
-1 15oz can tomato sauce
-garlic power, onion powder, salt and pepper

1. Cut the peppers and onions into strips and saute over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Season with dashes of salt and garlic powder.

2. In another pan over medium heat, cook the chicken breast 6-7 minutes per side, seasoning with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Once cooked, cut into strips.

3. Pour the tomato sauce into the pan that the chicken was cooked in. Stir in the peppers and onions and chicken, simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve over rice.

Source: The Savvy Kitchen