Category: Vegetarian Corner

Holiday Double Crusted Apple Pie Perfection!

Holiday Double Crusted Apple Pie Perfection!

This double crusted apple pie is perfect for the Holiday season.

I’ve been on a double crusted apple pie tear lately.

Since I was a little girl (me, pictured below in the black and white stripes) I’ve always tinkered with pie-making but making one that fits my standards now was more my aim. We’ve all bought the fresh ready made pie dough from the market, but I was looking to perfecting my own. I’m glad I was inspired to get grooving on my pie making abilities again (before the holidays). I seriously upped my ante and the results couldn’t be more satisfying. (more…)

Rajas and Cheese Tamales

Rajas and Cheese Tamales

This post has been sponsored by MAGGI®. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Rajas and cheese tamales made with Nestle Maggi vegetable bouillon.

I remember the first time I was introduced to NESTLÉ MAGGI® , I was sitting in a busy kitchen in Mexicali , Mexico, learning to make rajas con crema (green chile strips) for a batch of Rajas and Cheese Tamales with my husband’s grandmother. I watched as she broke up the cube of vegetable bouillon over the strips of green chile and corn.  Later that day, I was fascinated to learn that Maggi would be the key to flavoring the tamal masa as the lesson proceeded. It was a great way to season the masa and give it an extra level of sabor. Grandma said to me in Spanish that Maggi was her favorite bouillon, and she used it for many dishes. I was liking this tutorial and knew I would keep the Maggi step in my own tamal making. (more…)

Cheesy Jalapeno Idaho® Potato Pupusas

Cheesy Jalapeno Idaho® Potato Pupusas

I would like to give a special thank you to the Idaho Potato Commission for sponsoring this post! All opinions and recipe are my own. 
Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Pupusas made with Idaho Potatoes!

My pupusa habit was becoming a bit on the expensive side, especially when ordering for the whole family a couple times a week and everyone wanted more than one. Also let’s face it, the options are limited for vegetarians at most places. This drove me to start making my own pupusas. I was pleasantly surprised at how extremely easy they are to make, and how great they taste filled with Idaho® Potatoes, cheese and jalapeno! Such a simple inexpensive meal that taste like the most decadent flavors have been invited to your table. (more…)

Vegetarian Breakfast Toast Table

Vegetarian Breakfast Toast Table

This fall indulge in a glorious vegetarian breakfast toast bar ala Presley's Pantry.

Today is officially the first day of Fall, and September is national breakfast month. I’ve been waiting patiently for the cooler weather to grace us and make it’s presence known. There is something about that crisp cool air that guides me to my kitchen and begs me to turn on the oven. Once the oven is roaring there is almost a 99% chance I will be baking one of my homemade breads.

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Chocolate Chip Pretzel Candied Pecan Cookies #HouseWithAClock

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Candied Pecan Cookies #HouseWithAClock

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Candied Pecan Cookies inspired by The House With A Clock In Its Walls

My family and I were invited to a pre-screening of “The House With A Clock In Its Walls” this past Saturday, the new movie directed by Eli Roth (Hostel/DeathWish)and starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. The House With A Clock In Its Walls is a magical kid-scary film. It reminds me of the movies that used to be made back in the 80’s that were just frightening enough to make you jump out of your seat, but nothing that would project your dreams into nightmares. (more…)

Moist Layer Orange Cake With Buttercream Frosting

Moist Layer Orange Cake With Buttercream Frosting

 

Moist Layer Orange Cake With Buttercream Frosting closeup

Moist Layer Orange Cake With Buttercream Frosting has been the topper to my month of August and my headache. I have made the cake pictured above a few dozen times from a recipe I had jotted down on a torn piece of paper and casually placed amongst my books. Most recently my handwritten recipe has gone MIA, which threw me into a total panic, because a dear friend was requesting it. I kept asking myself why didn’t I ever put this recipe on my blog? How in the world did I misplace one of my treasured recipes? It was back to the development drawing board for me. To be honest, I had to make 3 different versions of my Moist Layer Orange Cake With Buttercream Frosting until it tasted exactly the way I remember the outcome tasting of my handwritten recipe. Here it is… never to be lost again. (more…)

Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake

Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake Recipe is my own. #ToraniEndlessSummer #CollectiveBias Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake made with Torani.

Ugghhhhh this heat. I seriously want to drink all my meals through a straw these days, and call it “The Summer Of SHAKES!” My favorite shake right now is Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake. I know it sounds like it may give you a cavity,  but I use Torani syrup and sauces for the perfect amount of sweetness and it’s incredibly light too. Torani flavors are crafted in such a way to (more…)