Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween with Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi Everyone, Kat here, I hope everyone is having a safe Halloween. This year I am a fun size Kit Kat, I made it myself and it was very popular. All it took me was some felt and fleece from the fabric store, super easy and you can do it yourself too!

This year for Halloween I made delicious chocolate cookies with Pumpkin and oatmeal. I hope you enjoy them as much as my friends did!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mongolian Beef

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil 
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tbs garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 Green Onions chopped (optional)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunday Brunch Quiche

Hey All, as my first guest post here on Kat's food blog I'd thought I'd go with one of my all time favorites, the quiche. Now although the recipe is only for one quiche, I can speak from personal experience that if you're making it for any more than just you, you're going to have to make at least two. Luckily, this is an incredibly easy recipe and the portions are simple to multiple.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pile it on Garbage Plates

After living in Rochester, NY for a few years I learned about the deliciousness of the garbage plate. Ok, it sounds weird and possibly disgusting but I promise you its absolutely delicious. There are a few garbage plate combinations you can enjoy, the possibilities are pretty endless: burger, cheeseburger, red or white hots, Italian sausage, and grilled cheese just to name a few.

The originator of the Garbage plate is Nick Tahou's. They even trade marked the name Garbage Plate for their scrumptious dish!

I hope you love it as much as I do! 

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs of of vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1/2 can kidney beans
  • 1 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Cup of water
  • 4 Tbs Franks hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
Plate Ingredients
  • 4 Ground beef patties or White hots (Not sure how easily you can find white hots but I know Wegman's always has them)
  • 1 Bag of frozen home fries
  • 1 lb Freshly made macaroni salad
  • 1 Small chopped white onion
  • Italian bread loaf
  • American Cheese (optional, for cheese burger plates)
Optional Toppings
  • Chopped onions
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow Mustard

Home Fries:
Oven: 350°F   Bake Time: 20 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 
  2. Place frozen home fries in one even layer on a baking sheet
  3. Bake for 20 minutes
  4. Place them on a plate and put them aside until ready to put your garbage plate together

Heat: Medium High      Cooking Time: 14 minutes        Serving Size: 4 people
  1. Heat a griddle or grill to medium high heat
  2. Place the burgers and cook until cooked through about medium well
  3. Once the burgers are cooked, place them on a plate and cover with tin foil to keep them warm.
  4. If you want to make a cheese burger plate, place a slice of american cheese on the burgers before you cover them in tin foil.

Heat: Medium/ Low        Cooking Time: 20 minutes        Serving Size: 5-6 people
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent then add garlic and sauté for an additional minute
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until there is no more pink. 
  3. Drain most of the excess fat and return the pan and meat to heat
  4. Add water and tomato paste and combine.
  5. Mix in the kidney beans, hot sauce, salt, black pepper, chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon. 
  6. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, while you are prepping the rest of the plate 
  7. Stir occasionally

  • Place the home fries and macaroni salad onto your plate.
  • Next add your burger to the plate and pour the sauce on the top. Add as little or as much as you'd like.
  • Enjoy!

Eat Well & Adventure On,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

For Fall Applesauce

Hi Everybody,
So this post is interesting because I couldn't taste test it a long the way because I am actually allergic to fresh apple so my good friend and new co-blogger Jade, had to help me a lot with this recipe.

  • 8 Apples (I use anything that looks good, If you want a well rounded flavor use a blend of apples.)
  • 1 1/2 Cups of water
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup white sugar

Monday, October 15, 2012

RIT Wine Tour

Leonard Oakes BarrelsHugs at Leonard OakesGrapesRows of GrapesAdmiring the viewLeonard Oakes
Wine SteamViewVinesFermentationStep two to making wineCleaning the grapes
There...Caught red handedBottle ArtNiagara Landing Wine CellarsOh the choicesLittle vines
Victorianbourg Wine EstatePassing a vineyardMechanical PickerPlane!CiderChatting
RIT Wine Tour, check out all my pictures on Flickr.

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday, October 14th, I got to take an awesome trip to some vineyards in and near the Niagara wine region here in Upstate New York. The wineries we went to are:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Win a Trip to Italy via Olive Garden

Olive Garden recently came out with some new Signature Porta Vita wines and now they want to send someone on an all-inclusive trip to the Cavit Vineyards in Northern Italy! 
Enter now for a chance to win a trip to Verona, Venice and Trento!

I don't know about you, but I would love an all inclusive trip to Italy! 

Good luck!

Eat Well & Adventure On,

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Free Lindt Chocolate Truffles

Lindt reached 1Million Fans! Hope all of my adventurers got a free bag!

Hi Everyone!

Check out this awesome deal, Lindt is giving away one million bags of chocolate truffles. All you have to do is like their Facebook Page, then you print out a coupon to bring to a store to get your free bag!
I got mine and I cannot wait to get my free bag of chocolate!

Hurry and grab this deal before they reach one million and make sure to have your printer ready. 

Thanks Budget Savvy Diva

Eat Well & Adventure On,