What’s for Dinner? 

What’s for Dinner? 

Homemade Turkey Burgers!

This is such a simple go to meal in our household. It takes 20 minutes including cooking time and although eating it with chips doesn’t make it the healthiest dinner, someone could easily change the chips to a side to steam broccoli for a healthier night. I just love making these burgers because we always change up what we use to accommodate what ingredients we have on hand.

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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner?

Slow Cooker Chili!

Thursday, August 27th, was my amazing fiancé’s birthday and one of his birthday gifts was a Crock Pot. We’ve been talking about getting one for ages and we finally got one. I also got him The Hobbit on DVD and a few other things but the slow cooker was definitely a highlight that will help us around the house.

My first recipe I tried out on this bad boy was chili. I love chili but I have never had it out of a slow cooker! Where has this been all my life? I’ve also never actually used a slow cooker personally so I figured this recipe would be safe for me to try out.


Very few and simple ingredients: minced garlic, garlic salt, pepper, chili powder, 2 cans of tomato sauce, and chili beans and 1 lb of browned ground beef. Once I get more comfortable I may get some uncooked kidney beans or pinto beans instead of the canned kind but I’m still learning how to use the slow cooker.

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What’s for Dessert?

What’s for Dessert?

Passion Fruit Mousse!

This is one of my absolute favorite Brazilian desserts ever. It is super quick and easy to make, it only calls for 3 ingredients, doesn’t involve a huge mess, and it taste like nectar from the Gods. I can eat a whole batch by myself in 2 days which is why I try to reserve making this for when we have guests coming over.

The main ingredient is a little tricky to find. When I lived in South Florida where there’s a huge South American population I could find the passion fruit nectar at almost every Publix but now that I live in Jacksonville I really only find it at Brazilian supermarkets. Most cities have a Brazilian super market, Jacksonville has 3! There’s a picture of the bottle so you know what you’re looking for.

The other two ingredients are found next to each other at most supermarkets: table cream and condensed milk. In the past if I have had trouble finding table cream I have substituted it with heavy whipping cream which doesn’t change the flavor but it just makes the mousse a little less sturdy.

 

Passion fruit nectar, table cream, condensed milk

One bottle of passion fruit nectar can make 3 batches of mousse. Just pour 1/3 of the bottle into the blender and all the condensed milk and table cream.

  Blend everything together.

And then pour it into a bowl and refigerate for about an hour or two, until it gets cold. It’ll reach the firm consistency before it gets cold. And that’s it! Try not to eat it all in one sitting.

 

Delilah approves!

 

Passion Fruit Mousse

  • Servings: 6-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

1/3 of a bottle of Passion Fruit nectar
1 can of condensed milk
1 can of table cream

Directions:

  1. Put all the ingredients into the blender
  2. Blend
  3. Pour into a bowl
  4. Refrigerate until cool
  5. Serve!

What’s for Dessert?

What’s for Dessert?

Sweet twist on crescent rolls
A couple nights ago after Joseph fell asleep I really wanted something sweet. Currently, our kitchen is being remodeled. So that means that baking a cake or cookies like I would have loved is out of the question. I’m mostly using a microwave and toaster oven for any cooking and baking, which makes things a little more challenging. However, after looking through my refrigerator and pantry I found some crescent rolls and cookie butter and that’s when a light went off and I came up with this easy but yummy recipe.

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