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Grilled Steak, Avocado, and Spicy Crema Sandwiches September 30, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — kariryerson @ 12:00 am

I needed something quick to put together that was tasty and filling while we had company in town. I stumbled across this recipe and thought it would be perfect. The spice of the cream with the avocado and steak on toasty bread was heavenly. A recipe to keep in the arsenal for sure.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds hanger or skirt steak
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices rustic bread
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons juice and 1/2 teaspoon finely grated zest from 2 limes
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce


Heat grill according to manufacturer’s instructions. Pat steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning frequently until well-charred and an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each steak registers 125°F for medium rare or 130°F for medium, about 8 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Brush one side of each bread slice with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and grill over medium heat, 2 slices at a time, oiled side down, until golden and toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack

Remove and discard avocado pits, then scoop flesh out into large bowl. Coarsely mash with fork. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, scallions, and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In small bowl, stir together sour and and hot sauce.

Cut steak into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Spread 4 bread slices with avocado spread, then top with sliced steak. Spread remaining 4 bread slices with crema and press down on sandwich. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately,


Breakfast Pizza September 14, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — kariryerson @ 12:00 am

On Saturday morning I was looking at Pinterest (no shocker there) and I came across this recipe. After showing it to the hubs we decided that with a few tweeks it would be breakfast. We both LOVED this recipe, in fact I might even make it again 🙂 I accidentally deleted the ingredients pic 😦


  • 1 can uncut crescent dough
  • Cooking spray
  • 1lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs, beat
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 375°.

Roll out crescent dough on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray. Crimp edges of dough with fingers to form a rim.

Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain.

Top prepared dough with sausage, potatoes, and cheese. Combine milk, salt, pepper, and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Carefully pour milk mixture over sausage mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until crust is browned.


Scratch Made Sloppy Joes September 13, 2012

Filed under: My Recipes — kariryerson @ 12:00 am

The other day I had a huge craving for sloppy joes. I grew up eating the stuff from a can, but I wanted to make a healthier version and boy was it simple. We both loved these and it only took a handful of ingredients I keep around the house.


  • 1lb Ground Beef
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 gloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


In a large skillet saute the beef, garlic and jalapeno. If you have fatty beef, saute it most of the way first and drain before adding the garlic and jalapeno.

Once brown, add the tomato paste, onion powder and mustard. Saute for 5 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and cook until desired consistency.