Portland Breeze Rum Cocktail

Portland Breeze Rum Cocktail

Many of you know, if you follow Real Housemoms, that I moved to Portland a few months back.  We’re all really loving it so far!  The people are incredibly nice, it’s beautiful and green and amazing and everyone in my clan seems to be settling in really easily.  One thing that I’m crazy excited about is berry season.  If you aren’t aware, Oregon has wild berries everywhere.  I [Read more...]

Sweetheart Black Cherry Mimosa

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  How are you celebrating?  I’m going to be making some heart shaped pizzas for my little sweethearts and for my main squeeze too. ;)  Does anyone still say main squeeze?  I think they stopped before I was even born but I’m an old soul so I”m gonna say.  My main squeeze has a big work day, then his birthday is next week and my follows just after that so I think we’ll be doing a [Read more...]

Super Easy Chocolate Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs

What’s better than a cream puff for Valentine’s Day?  A Super Easy CHOCOLATE Cream Puff.  I always thought making cream puffs was hard.  Stacey made these traditional cream puffs a while back and they use a pudding mix.  I thought sure that part is easy but making the puff has to be time consuming.  I’m not sure what made me think that but then at Christmas a friend of mine made [Read more...]

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay

 

When I was out in California last month my Mom and I went through some old recipes that she made when I was growing up.  I remember her making chicken satay from a Cooking Light magazine and it was so good.  We sort of made it while I was out there and I remembered how good it was.  Yesterday I decided to make some more but realized I didn’t get the recipe before I left.  So….. I went into the kitchen and played with some peanut butter and soy sauce and made this dish.

Now, I’m not an expert in Asian cooking so I’m sure that there will be people out there thinking “oh no, that’s not the right way to do this or that.”  This is just me playing until it tastes like what I’m craving, and I think it turned out pretty tasty.  I didn’t make mine spicy just because I wanted to make it for the family but if you’d like more heat you could just add some red pepper flakes or maybe even Sriracha sauce.  These were so good and we even ended up eating them for dinner and mixing them with some Red Cabbage Slaw and rice noodles.  This dish is going to be making it into the regular rotation now!

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This Chicken Satay is so easy to make and delicious that your friends and family will be asking you to make it all the time!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
peanut sauce
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ c soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ c hot water
chicken satay
  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken, cut into 1" strips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
marinade
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp peanut sauce (recipe to follow)
  • juice of 1 lime
Instructions
peanut sauce
  1. combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend
  2. slowly add water while pulsing food processor until desired thickness achieved.
marinade
  1. combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth
chicken
  1. place chicken in a freezer bag with marinade and allow to sit for at least 30 min or longer
  2. soak wooden skewers for at least 10 min
  3. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  4. add oil to large skillet that will fit chicken on skewers
  5. add a strip of chicken to the skewer twisting back and forth like an "s"
  6. heat oil in the skillet on med heat
  7. place chicken down and cook for 3 min on each side or until a deep golden color
  8. place on a baking sheet and in the oven for 15 min or until cooked through
  9. serve with peanut sauce for dipping.

 

Strawberries & Cream Scones

Strawberries and Cream Scones

 

I didn’t try scones for a while because they always looked kind of dry.  They reminded me more of a biscuit.  I was so wrong.  Scones are one of my favorite breakfasts.  They’re so easy to make, and so moist and delicious, plus, everyone is always way more impressed by a scone than a biscuit.  When I was trying to think of a breakfast to make for my sweethearts this year I thought Strawberries & Cream Scones would be perfect!

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These scones are full of strawberry flavor and have a little white chocolate mixed in, then topped with an icing made of cream.  White chocolate tastes like cream to me so I thought they were the perfect way to bake that flavor into the scones.  I think they are best just out of the oven but I gave one to my husband when he got home a few hours later and he said they were a hit!!  They are so great and a must make for your sweethearts for Valentine’s Day breakfast.

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These Strawberries & Cream Scones are so moist and sweet, they're the perfect way to start the day!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
Scones
  • 2¼ c flour
  • 3 tbsp and ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp butter, frozen and cubed
  • 1 c strawberry Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 c fresh strawberries, chopped
  • ¼ c white chocolate morsels
  • ½ c heavy cream
Icing
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • ¼ c heavy cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
Scones
  1. preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. in a food processor combine flour, 3 T of sugar, baking powder and salt
  3. add in the frozen cubed butter and pulse until coarse meal is formed
  4. pulse in the strawberry Greek yogurt and egg yolk
  5. add in the fresh strawberries and white chocolate and pulse until just combined (be sure not to puree them)
  6. lightly flour the counter
  7. turn out the sticky dough and form into a ball
  8. sprinkle flour on top of the dough and form a round disk about 1 inch thick
  9. dip a large sharp knife in flour and cut into eight pieces like a pizza
  10. using a spatula carefully transfer each triangle to a parchment lined baking sheet
  11. using a pastry brush paint on heavy cream to the tops and sides
  12. sprinkle with remaining sugar
  13. bake for 12-16 min until the bottoms are golden
  14. remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 min on the pan then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling down
Icing
  1. combine powdered sugar, cream and vanilla until smooth
  2. drizzle over scones and allow to set
  3. enjoy!