Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cheeseburger Gnocchi Recipe


I've never had gnocchi, and to be quite honest, I have no frickin idea how to even pronounce it.  All I knew is that I wanted to make it!  #amateurchefprobs

This recipe is inspired by one I came across on Pinterest.  I figured if I don't like the gnocchi, what better way to mask the taste than with CHEESEBURGER!  I will admit, gnocchi is, um, unique.  It's got a different texture, but all-in-all it was yummy!  It's a combo of potato and pasta, and who doesn't like that!? 

This recipe was super simple, and the gnocchi being the star of the show made me feel like I was being all super-chefy. <---- Is that even a word? I'm declaring it one ;)

INGREDIENTS:

16 oz. package potato gnocchi
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-10 oz. can Rotel diced tomatoes
1 c. beef broth
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
sliced green onions for topping

DIRECTIONS:

-Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet over med-high head.  Add gnocchi and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until fully toasted.  Remove gnocchi and set aside. 
-Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onions are tender, then add the ground beef and cook til browned.
-Add the tomatoes and beef broth, then add the gnocchi back into the pan.  Stir to combine and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the gnocchi is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5-6 minutes.
-Remove from heat, then stir in 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese and stir til cheese is melted and combined.  Top with remaining cheese and the green onions. 
-Place the skillet in the pan and broil til the cheese is bubbly and golden brown (that's my favorite part!!)

ENJOY!!
xoxoxo

Monday, July 25, 2016

Playing Catch Up!

Soooo it's been a while, eh?  Lots and lots and lots has happened since my last post in January...let me brief you!

First and foremost, we welcomed our newest addition to the family!!!! Miss Presley Anne <3  I cannot wait until she's old enough to cook with me :) :) :)  She's already hooked on Food Network ;)


We finally sold our first home after a year of 2 mortgages, then we partied hard to celebrate ;)

We had our first annual "Merica Tram Jam" for the 4th of July


We went to Cincinnati... I surprised my love with tickets to see the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark (he's got a ballpark bucket list- he wants to visit every single MLB ballpark!).  We stayed for the night, had a few too many drinks, and explored the crazy Cincy life... what a city!


Finally, food.  This is a recipe blog after all, right?!

I've still been cooking.  It's gonna take a lot more than a child to get me to stop!  I've got a notebook full of recipes to post, but my problem is that I make little notes on them as I'm cooking, or don't write down the exact measurements thinking "I'll remember this when I post it on the blog..." and then I don't bother to post anything for 6 months... :( I keep telling myself I'll get better, making small goals like posting just one recipe a week, etc etc and I always put this on the back burner. 
New goal:  1 recipe every 2 weeks!
That's doable, right!?  We shall see... LOL