Monday, February 24, 2014

Stuffed French Bread!

I thought I'd bless you all with the most delectable, most gooey and the most savory yummy goodness I know of.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.  When my friends get together, this recipe comes up quite often. The preparation is easy and it's a great quick appetizer to throw together. If you don't like artichokes, garlic or cheese, first of all you are strange, second...then this recipe isn't for you because it's chock full of these!


1 long loaf of French bread, unsliced
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp. sesame
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 cups jack cheese, cubed
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbsp. parsley
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1 can (4 oz.) artichoke hearts
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (topping)

Slice bread loaf in half horizontally.  Hollow out each half and tear insides into small pieces.  Combine butter, garlic, and sesame seeds in a small saucepan until butter is melted.  In a bowl, combine all other ingredients. Mix thoroughly.  Add bread pieces.  When the butter is melted, pour over bread mixture and mix well. Place mixture back into the hollow bead halves.  Place bread on baking sheet and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Slice and serve!  How much easier can a recipe get?

On that last picture, I meant to take a picture of it before tearing through it like a starving beast...but oh well. Who says life is perfect?  ;)  Enjoy!

A cute little side note.   I had to interview for new cat sitters.   Quincy was relentless with the questions but he loved her in the end.   Yay for a new cat/house sitter!  Lol!

So where are your references? What are your hobbies? What kind of car do you drive? Do you like cat hair? Do you understand the word fish flakes?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day from our House to Yours!

Happy Valentines Day!   Although we try to celebrate this day every day of the year.

Valentines Day is made for drying sweet smelling rose petals.....

And chocolate dipped strawberries...

And a house full of happy furbabies

Need we say more?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Egg and Bacon Maple Toast Cups - OMG

So my best friend and I went to Seattle a few weekends ago to visit our other best friend and made the most DELICIOUS breakfast I have ever laid my mouth on!    These are very easy and it's like having an entire breakfast in one little cup.    I will guarantee you will not be disappointed.   You can find the recipe here and there are several variations going around the web and Pinterest.   This is a MUST try in my book.   We used duck eggs instead of regular eggs though.  If you've never had duck eggs before, you will LOVE them.   A little richer and bigger. There's nothing wrong with those two adjectives going together, right?

Brush each side with maple syrup.
This part may require a tad of patience. 

Drizzle a little more maple syrup.  Such sweet goodness!
These are duck eggs.  Worth trying if you can get a hold of some fresh local duck eggs!

Who doesn't like cheese?

Enjoy!   I've been snowed in for about 3 days now.  That's another post though.  ;)