Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake

Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned in this post that I would publish a recipe for a Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake.  I completely forgot and realized yesterday that this recipe was still in draft mode.  Ack! So here it is…

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Baked Eggs Picadillo Style

Baked Eggs Picadillo Style

I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th! Over the holiday weekend, I made breakfast for us.  Our normal weekend breakfast usually consists of scrambled eggs, hash browns and Vermont maple sausages.  I know, we’re boring! Well, boring no more.

Today’s recipe is inspired from a meal I had a couple of months ago at a pub that Chris and I had brunch at.  They had an item called Lamb Ragu with Poached Eggs, which I ordered and it tasted delicious.  So I decided to use that idea to make it at home.  I took my Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins filling and added tomato sauce to it.  It was scrumptious! So if you’re trying to cure the breakfast blues, give this dish a try.  Have a great weekend!

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Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins

Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins

This past weekend was a nice and lazy weekend (there’s no other kind for us. :)).  Chris and I didn’t do a whole lot except eat, drink and relax.  We have some organizing we needed to do but never got around to it (we’re procrastinators).  We munched on some empanadas and crab dip (recipe to come this week) while sipping on wine and beer.  It was pure delight!

These empanadas were tasty for my first try.  I based the filling off of my picadillo recipe.  I am not a dough making person (yeast and kneading terrifies me!) so I used store bought pie crust instead.  These would be fabulous for entertaining.  And you can make these ahead of time too (you gotta love that!).  Have a stellar week!

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Ranchero Beef Stew

Ranchero Beef Stew

It has been chilly here lately so last night I decided to make a big pot of stew.  Chris picked up some Angus Beef (stew meat) from Harris Ranch at the market.  The first thing I thought was how expensive this stew meat was.  But it was totally worth it.  It made the best beef stew ever! I didn’t think you can tell the difference but with this meat, you can.

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