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BBQ Chicken Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms

BBQ Chicken Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms

There are very few things in this world I love more than barbecue sauce.

BBQ Chicken Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms

It’s just – AHH. So good. And a splash of BBQ can lend a quick smoky touch and immediate depth of flavor to even the easiest, simplest dishes.

BBQ Chicken Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms

Take these BBQ Chicken Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms, for instance. They’re ready to bake in just 10-15 minutes, and require only 5 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper). But the amount of flavor you get from the pepper jack/BBQ/cilantro combination makes them seem so much more complicated than they really are.

BBQ Chicken Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms

Also, I have a real problem with soggy mushrooms, so here’s a nifty trick to help you keep your stuffed mushrooms roasted to perfection: place a cooling rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet, then place your stuffed mushrooms on top of the rack before baking them. The cooling rack keeps the mushroom caps elevated, which means they aren’t swimming around in whatever liquid they release as they cook. The result is a perfectly roasted, much less messy mushroom. (I also like to use this trick for my Portobello Mushroom Pizzas!) Just be careful moving the pan around – mushrooms like to roll around a bit on the cooling rack, so move slowly to avoid any flipped-over-stuffed-mushroom catastrophes.

BBQ Chicken Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms

Basically, this combo (awesome, easy, delicious stuffed mushrooms + a kitchen hack to keep them from getting soggy) is a winner. And it will help you look like a total pro in the kitchen even if all you have to work with is half an hour and no patience for actually cooking things. Plus, umm, vegetables + protein = HEALTHY, right?  [read more…]

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Chive and Cheddar Beer Biscuits

Chive and Cheddar Beer Biscuits

Sooooooo, biscuits.

I love them. I could eat them every meal of every day forever and ever. There’s something about pulling apart that buttery, flaky dough – and then slathering said flaky dough in even more butter – that just makes the world a happier place. [read more…]

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Roasted Red Pepper Baked Ricotta

Ummm…CHEESE.

Do I really need to say anything else?

Roasted Red Pepper Baked Ricotta

I guess I’ll tell you a little bit about this PARTICULAR cheese. Because this PARTICULAR cheese (ricotta, b-t-dubs) is topped with an insanely yummy roasted red pepper balsamic sauce (HEY-O) and then baked in the oven and then topped with some parsley and then slathered on some garlicky, buttery crostini and then shoved into one’s face with great abandon. You with me? Yes? Good. [read more…]

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Creamy Apple Tomato Soup

I’m not entirely sure that I’m ready for soup weather.

Creamy Apple Tomato Soup

Sure, it’s nice when I’m able to start busting out my boots and sweaters again. And sure, it’s nice to be able to turn my oven on without turning the entire apartment into a sauna. But it’s always so hard to say goodbye to summer produce. Especially when the food blogosphere jumps back on the pumpkin train and you feel like you’re hanging on to summertime all by your lonesome. I’M JUST NOT READY FOR PUMPKIN, YOU GUYS. [read more…]

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Skillet Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

You can’t really go wrong by putting things in skillets.

Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

Especially when the thing in the skillet is a glorious mash-up of rosemary, thyme, cornbread, and buttery biscuit-y goodness. [read more…]

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