Friday, May 29, 2015

The Best Ever Guacamole - Copycat Chipotle's Restaurant

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/10/the-best-ever-guacamole-copycat-chipotle-restaurant-recipe.html

The Best Ever Chipotle's Copycat Guacamole recipe.  Featuring bits of jalapeno, red onion and fresh herbs that speckle the creamy chunks of avocado.  Citrus juices and salt complete this simple and fresh guacamole.  Trust me this is the last guacamole you will ever need to to sample.

Living in the southwest guacamole is incredibly common.  I have to say I have sampled truckloads of guacamole in the years I have lived here.  But, there is one that always sticks in my mind.  The guacamole from Chipotle is incredibly memorable.  I knew I had to recreate it so I could enjoy it at home. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

McDonald’s Copycat Fried Apple Pies

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/11/mcdonalds-copycat-fried-apple-pies.html

Visions of McDonald's RETRO Fried Apple Pies have been dancing in my head.  Remember those from the 80's? Crisp flaky, heavenly pie crust oozing with thick apple pie filling and tender chunks of spiced apple. 

I had to create a copycat recipe to cure my hankering for my favorite apple pies from my childhood.  Now you can enjoy one (or 6) too!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jack Daniel's Salted Caramel Fudge Brownie

 Jack Daniel's Brownies are a rich and fudgy brownies with a hint of smokiness.  Featuring specks of caramel throughout.  Then they are topped with a caramel sauce and dusted with salt.  OH MY WORD!  They are magical.  The perfect adult treat.

Jack Daniel's Brownies are a rich and fudgy brownies with a hint of smokiness.  Featuring specks of caramel throughout.  Then they are topped with a caramel sauce and dusted with salt.  OH MY WORD!  They are magical.  The perfect adult treat.

Although I prefer lemon over chocolate my favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie.  I prefer vanilla over chocolate {{{gasp}}}...  You can keep reading, its okay.  I swear I am human.  So anyway, I prefer vanilla over chocolate, yet I would choose a brownie over a blondie any day.

There is just something about the perfect simplicity of a brownie.  Sugar, butter, chocolate, eggs...  It is very perfect.  Well, almost.  I have been enjoying our Lazy Day Brownies that are so good they won a blue ribbon in a cooking contest!  I decided to take the premise of the simple brownie that I love and kick it up a bit.

Well, how do you do that? 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Perfect Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/10/perfect-peach-cobbler-dump-cake.html

Perfect Peach Cobbler Dump Cake is a very easy recipe made in one bowl, poured into a pan and canned peaches are poured over top.  It doesn't get much easier than that.  Well my four year old did most of the work and that is a simple cake.  

It seems I just missed peach season this year and I have been craving peaches like crazy.  I love my peaches with cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with a cobbler of some sort.  Yes, they are also scrumptious in a smoothie, grilled, with whiskey, and of course fresh.  But right now all I can think of is cake.  Peaches and cake.  Shocking huh?

Well if you know much about me, cake is my weakness.  Crumb cake, cupcake, pancake, layer cake, sheet cake, cake balls...  OK, before I start sounding like Bubba Gump let's move on.  If you care to see into the inspiration behind my cake obsession check out our Cake Cake Cake Pinterest board.

A reader mentioned their favorite cobbler yesterday on our Facebook page and I got to thinking.  In Florida, which is mostly southern whether y'all like it or not, we enjoyed many southern traditions.  Cooking whole animals in a fire pit, drinking out of mason jars, muddin', 4 wheelin', and of  course any reason to throw a get together.  Would it surprise you to learn that I used to drive a big ol' pick up truck?

Monday, May 25, 2015

Italian Herb Baked Meatballs

 Our family's favorite meatballs are loaded with fresh herbs and cheese. They are bursting with flavor.  You can make pasta sauce, but there is truly no need. They are the best daggum meatballs ever!  No sauce required. Simple recipe, magnificent meatballs! @SlowRoasted

Our family's favorite meatballs are loaded with fresh herbs and cheese. They are bursting with flavor.  You can make pasta sauce, but there is truly no need. They are the best daggum meatballs ever!  No sauce required. Simple recipe, magnificent meatballs!

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