Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Let's face it, who doesn't love french fries?

Though, I'd also venture to say, most of us don't love all of the grease and fat that goes along with them.

Enter the roasted potato.

I've struggled for a while getting roasted potatoes exactly right - crispy on the outside, but creamy on the inside.  And with this recipe, I finally did!

You can really use any small potato for this.  I bought a bag at the store that had a mix of red, gold, and purple and those were delicious!

This is a super easy and delicious side dish for any meal!

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

1 1/2 lbs. small potatoes, cut into small wedges
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 450.  Once potatoes are cut into wedges, put in a large bowl and add olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper.  Stir until the potatoes are coated.

Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and stir.  Bake for another 15 minutes.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Sweet Chili Chicken Tostadas

If you checked out my recipe for Crockpot Sweet Chili Chicken, then this one is for you!  Because pulled chicken is great, but what do you DO with it?

Make tostadas!

These tostadas are sweet and spicy, with a nice crunch from the broccoli slaw and a bit of tank from the goat cheese.  The measurements on this are for one serving but could easily be doubled and tripled for a group!

Sweet Chili Chicken Tostadas
(Serves 1)

1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw
1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
3/4 cup Crockpot Sweet Chili Chicken
1 oz. crumbled goat cheese
2 corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 400.

In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat.  Add broccoli slaw and cook for 2 minutes.  Add sesame seeds and cook for four more minutes.

Top each tortilla with the cooked broccoli slaw, the chicken, and the goat cheese (divide evenly among both tortillas).

For crunchy tortillas, bake in the oven for 15 minutes.  For a little less crunch and little more chewy soft taco texture, bake for 10.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Blog Bites: Spinach and Artichoke Pizza

I mean, who doesn't love spinach and artichoke dip?

On one of my many Pinterest black holes, I stumbled across this pizza from Sally's Baking Addiction and had pinned it.  Yesterday, when I was looking for pizza ideas, I decided to give it a go.


First of all, it's incredibly easy.  Truth, though, I didn't make the dough like she did.  I used a ready made whole wheat pizza crust (in an attempt to make it a tad healthier), and it was great.  Though I'm sure her crust recipe is fabulous!

Most importantly, it's absolutely delicious.  If you are looking to change up your pizza game, give it a try!

Spinach and Artichoke Pizza