Sunday, July 4, 2010

First Weekend Home






So I just returned from Paula Deen's Real Women of Philadelphia Contest. No, I am not from Philadelphia. It was a contest that featured cooking videos with recipes using Philly cream cheese. Here is the link to the website www.RealWomenofPhiladelphia.com. I was in the appetizer competition, and my recipe was called Blue Peach Pizza. We all think it's pretty awesome, but try it for yourself! It has a unique combo of ingredients, but they work, plus it is a little lighter than your typical cream cheese concoction. Here is a link to a story Savannah news did on the competition http://www.wtoc.com/global/category.asp?c=153752&clipId=&topVideoCatNo=15094&topVideoCatNoB=153746&topVideoCatNoC=133146&topVideoCatNoD=135069&topVideoCatNoE=153742&clipId=3225256&topVideoCatNo=15094&autoStart=true&clipId=4903733&topVideoCatNo=15094&autoStart=trueHere AND here is a link to my Blue Peach Pizza cooking video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kJGp7Pqw9g. The dish sounds complicated and fancy, but it is so simple and impressive! I love using fresh, quality ingredients to make healthy, beautiful food!

Here are a few pics from Paula's house...
Absolutely Perfect!
Recognize this Kitchen?? Yes it from Paula's Show!

View from her back porch...

I didn't win the competition, but it was an eye-opening and incredible experience! I think they were looking for more of a representative of the website and the cream cheese brand. I understand their choice, since I rarely use cream cheese in my cooking as a main ingredient. I was actually a tad relieved, I really have not gotten to settle in with my husband and enjoy married life at home. I am still not even fully moved into our house! It has definitely been a crazy 6 months, but maybe the best 6 months of my life.

Alrighty, so yesterday I was going to make some salmon we had in the freezer, but it was taking forever to thaw! So I decided to use what we had in the refrigerator since Zach was starving after church. We had some leftover grilled pork chops and whole wheat tortillas, so pork tacos of course! Here is the recipe...

Pork and Pineapple Tacos

-4 whole wheat tortillas
-1 bell pepper sliced
-1 onion sliced
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1 tomatoes, chopped
-3/4 cup cubed pineapples (fresh if you have it, but canned works too)
-2 grilled pork chops, cubed
-1 lime, FRESH
-2 tbs hoisin sauce (A chinese barbeque sauce you can find in the asian section of grocery, it's a must!)
-1 tsp hot pepper flakes
-Salt and pepper

1) Saute pepper, onion, garlic in 1 tbs canola oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes

2) Add tomatoes and pineapples, salt and pepper to taste, another 2-3 minutes

3) Add pork, juice of lime, hoisin, and pepper flakes

4) Heat Tortillas, make your own tacos!!

This literally took 15 minutes to make, it's also light, fresh, and simple! You can add sour cream and shredded cheese of your choice on your tacos like we did...Zach would not have a taco any other way!

A Happy Boy!

1 comment:

Lindsay Rudolph said...

I love your blog, April! You are too cute. I am following now and excited to see where you take this!

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