Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tex Mex Perogies

Crisp bacon flavoured perogies are topped with a blend of cheeses, salsa and avocado, for a wonderful Tex Mex twist.


Hun... What's for Dinner?|  Crisp bacon flavoured perogies are topped with a blend of cheeses, salsa and avocado, for a wonderful Tex Mex twist.


Mr. B and Hubby are crazy about perogies. Any time we are grocery shopping, Hubby puts a bag of perogies into the cart. It doesn't matter if we already have some at home, he buys more. There is just something about these bundles of dough and potato, that is addictive. We usually eat our perogies loaded up with cheese, bacon and sour cream. This time I decided I wanted something different and went the tex mex route with them. We like our perogies crisp, so I boil them first, then fry them until crisp.

I was in the mood for nachos, but we were out tortilla chips, so I thought perogies would taste wonderful topped with salsa and avocado. Boy was I right! The perogies were crisp and creamy, topped with salty cheese, spicy salsa and creamy avocado. This is a really good and filling meatless meal.



Hun... What's for Dinner?|  Crisp bacon flavoured perogies are topped with a blend of cheeses, salsa and avocado, for a wonderful Tex Mex twist.




Tex Mex Perogies
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2 pounds of perogies (about 30)
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs butter
1/2 C Colby Jack cheese, grated
1/4 c marble cheddar, grated
salsa (we used medium salsa)
2 avocados, chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp chili lime seasoning (Pampered Chef)
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
sour cream

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in perogies and reduce heat. Simmer until centres are heated through; about 3 minutes after the perogies float to the top of the water. Drain

Preheat broiler.

In a large skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium high heat. When the butter begins to bubble, add in the perogies and cook until lightly browned; about 3 minutes. Turn and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Transfer to an oven safe dish and repeat with any remaining perogies.

Sprinkle cheese over the fried perogies and place under broiler until cheese is bubbly.

In a small bowl, toss chopped avocado with lime juice, chili time seasoning, cumin and salt. Set aside.

Serve cheesy perogies with salsa, sour cream and avocados.


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Simple Supper Tuesday #60

Sorry for the delay. This past weekend has been a crazy one and we have finally returned home. So, let's PARTY!

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lemon Peeps Cookie Pizza- #CrazyIngredientChallenge


It's time for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge, where bloggers are assigned two ingredients that wouldn't necessarily go together, and we have to create something wonderful with them. I'd like to say a BIG thank you to Dawn, from Spatulas on Parade, for gettting us organized this month!!


This month we've been given Lemons and PEEPS to work with. At first I wasn't sure what I was going to make, but then I got a great idea. I'd melt the PEEPS into some cream, and add it to a dessert somehow. Then I though of PEEPS ganache, but decided to so a cookie pizza, mixing the melted PEEPS mixture with some white chocolate and cream cheese, as the sauce for the pizza. 

It totally worked perfectly. The PEEPS melted in the cream and turned it a beautiful light yellow colour. I decided to add lemon to the sauce as well and it was spectacular. I went with a sugar cookie crust and the flavour was totally awesome. The sauce added a nice pop of freshness to the cookie and fruit. The kids LOVED this cookie pizza. I wasn't sure they'd go for a cookie and fruit, but they loved the lemony sauce. Even hubby had a few slices, after I convinced him to try it. This would be a gorgeous addition to an Easter Brunch and a lovely way to end Easter dinner. The best part is, you can make this any time of the year, if you can get your hands on PEEPS.


Lemon PEEPS Cookie Pizza

1/2 C butter, softened
3/4 C sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1-8 oz package of light cream cheese
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/2 C cream
1 pkg yellow PEEPS chicks (2 rows of 5)
1 pkg white chocolate chips
1 C powdered sugar
assorted sliced fruit (strawberries, kiwi)
black berries
1/2 C toasted coconut
2 PEEPS chicks
candy eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl cream the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, until well combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix until a soft dough forms. Pat dough out onto a pizza stone, 1/2 inch from the edge (dough will grow and over flow if you don't leave room for it to spread out while baking). Bake 8-10 minutes, until the dough begins to brown slightly. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Taking a dip in the hot tub!

In a small sauce pot, add the cream and PEEPS and heat over med-low heat. Stir occasionally until the PEEPS have completely melted; about 5-10 minutes. Pour PEEPS cream over the white chocolate chips, in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir to combine. Let cool completely.

In a clean bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the lemon zest and juice, and the cooled white chocolate mixture; beating until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar and beat an additional 3 minutes. Spread onto the cookie, in an even layer.

Place the toasted coconut in a mound, in the centre of the cookie. Place fruit onto pizza, in a circular pattern, starting with strawberries, then black berries, followed by kiwi and more black berries. Chop remaining strawberries, and sprinkle around the outer edge of the pizza. Place two PEEPS onto the toasted coconut, along with a few candy eggs.




Monday, April 14, 2014

Simple Supper Tuesday #59 ~Featuring Easter

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