Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dill Ricotta Spread


You can just feel summer in the air, everything is green, buds are popping up everywhere!
This weather calls for a light appetizer and I have one just for the occasion!
Dill Ricotta Spread, such fresh flavors, it's delicious!
I'm going to a girly party tonight and this will be perfect to bring along, it would go great with a margarita too NUM!
I have a pot of dill growing in my kitchen right now I will have to make this again when its grown but mostly I was going to use that for canning pickles this summer.

What you will need is:
115oz Container of Ricotta cheese (whole milk)
3 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
2 Heads Roasted Garlic, chopped
1 Teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, divided

How to make it:
Start by roasting your garlic.
Warm your oven to 400 degrees line a pan with tinfoil
Chop the tops off your garlic heads and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over them, wrap the garlic in the tin foil and roast for 40 minutes.



Once that is finished let it cool so you can pick up and squeeze out, chop that up and add to a bowl
Mix with that the ricotta cheese, dill, salt and remaining olive oil

Serve chilled with a crunchy bread, so amazing!

I tweaked this from the original recipe I found on Bun In My Oven.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Revival


Friday night date night went to check out this new place in Minneapolis named Revival.
I have read a lot of good reviews about it.
So I was pretty excited to finally be going there.
Let me just say that I actually dreamt about how good the burger was!  I mean I like food and all but I usually do not dream about it, that is how good it was people!  
Pictures I have seen previous to coming here were basically their fried chicken.  But right before we went I heard they had a good burger.  Yes a burger, 1 burger.  And it is to die for!  



I can't wait to go back and have a whole one hahaha!  
What we did was order a 2 piece fried chicken and the burger and split it.
Fried chicken you can get southern fried (that we did) or Tennessee Hot, it was good, very moist but not my Grandmas :)  Who I may say is from the south.



Now did I say I liked the burger?  More like Loved the Revival Burger!
There are lots of sides to choose from we picked the collard greens, they were really good.  I don't think we have ever had them before.



So many wonderful southern sides to choose from it was a hard decision.  
To start with we had the fried green tomatoes with pickle sauce, the pickle sauce totally worked not overwhelming at all.  
But I like my fried green tomatoes better or should I say my friend Daryl's better who is from Tennessee. 



I'm kinda doing this review backwards! Appetizer last and now I'm going to tell you about the wait.
We were greated by a very nice hostess telling us it will be over a 2 hour wait, good lord no but we put our name in and they text you when your table is ready.  
It is a pretty small place so we grabbed a couple beers and sat outside beautiful night for it.  
I saw a lot of people not wanting to wait and that is to bad because the wait was only 20 minutes!
Nice interior pretty simple, I like that, nice light from the huge window.  Tables were really nice.  Chairs though hummm....... do you have a bunch of supermodels eating here?  Hows a person supposed to get thier butt in that chair and be comfortable?  I'm hoping for a window seat next time its a bench.
Don't go thinking I have a big butt, it's a regular sized butt ! LOL!



Everyone who worked here were so great, so helpful and concerned about your visit.  Everyone pitched in, looks like a good place to work.  
There are 3 sauces that are on your table, house made.



Beer and wine selection is great.
I hope to see them do well and I can not wait to go back!  





Monday, April 13, 2015

Asparagus Tart


I am just a little late in posting this one!

Well for Easter I made your good old reliable deviled eggs and an asparagus tart, it was really good!

The presentation was very eye catching too.

Simple, simple, simple and really that is what you want don't you when your cooking a big holiday meal?!

Seriously I can not wait to get my double wall oven, someday!  I had so many things going in and out of the oven.

I found this delicious recipe on Pinterest, who then lead me to Martha Stewards website.

What you need is:
5 oz shredded Gruyere cheese, I used a smoked version
2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted
15 pieces asparagus, ends trimmed and washed
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

How to make it:
Make sure your puff pastry is defrosted, I put mine in the fridge the night before
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
I lightly buttered a deep baking sheet
Lay your pastry out on the sheet, using your fingers try stretching it to the edges
Poke holes in the pastry with a fork
Bake for 15 minutes
Remove from oven let in deflate a bit
Sprinkle cheese over the pastry
Lay asparagus alternating tips and ends on top of cheese
Brush with olive oil
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bake for 25 minutes

Slice how you desire!  It is really is fantastic!


Marthas Original Recipe you can find here