Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BBQ Beef Pie

Because of my serious recipe addiction, I have a habit of making "one and done" recipes.  I have so many things I want to try that I frequently make things one time only, no matter how great they turn out.  And then it's on to the next new thing!  Not so with this recipe.  I have several times already since I discovered this amazing recipe!

Every other recipe can wait.  This is too good.  I'm talking about ground beef, cheese, and sauteed onion smothered in BBQ sauce and baked in a pie crust.  (Please excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.)  This is the kind of food that you eat and think, "I could eat this the rest of my life."  Those who really know me know that I love any excuse to eat BBQ sauce.  So this dish is right up my alley.  And my husband would probably eat roadkill if I served it on pie crust.  So it's right up his alley as well.  To say the least, we're both kind of into this recipe.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Homemade Pop-Tarts

When I was a kid, we ate cereal for breakfast almost every day.  And although I loved cereal, having something else for breakfast, especially on a school day, was a pretty big deal.  Every now and then my siblings and I would whine enough at the grocery store and my mom would buy us a box of Pop-Tarts.  Those toasted pastry crusts with hot fruity filling (because they didn't have all those crazy flavors back then!) where quite a treat back in the day.  Now, not so much.

Maybe my pallet has over-evolved, but a store-bought Pop-Tart just doesn't do anything for me anymore.  They are hard, artificial tasting, and just not very good.  No thanks.  But a homemade version of a Pop-Tart?  Now we're talking.  These are REAL pastry crusts.  That means flaky and buttery, not hard and cardboard-tasting.  And they have REAL filling.  Read the ingredients.  You can actually pronounce them.  Put that filling in between two of pieces of that pastry crust, and you get something that is absolutely fabulous.  Cold cereal has nothing on these babies!