Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1st Anniversary :):)

Well today is my first wedding anniversary... I have been married to my wonderful husband Ian for one whole year.... alot has happened in that year, we have been blessed with a new baby, I lost my job, my husband got a job after losing his almost 2 years ago (thank you God :) there has been many ups and downs but I am so happy that I am doing these ups and downs with my best friend and soul mate..... Love you honey....
I want to make this an extra special day of yumminess for my beautiful husband, so there will be lots of recipes to share today ...... I want to share this day with you those around you that you love lots of yumminess and love too.... Isn't that what food is, sharing and love...

Happy Anniversary Ian... hope we have many many more to come...I love you

Breakfast Frittata
Cherry/Blueberry Coffee cake

Filet Mignon wrapped in Bacon
Baked bacon macaroni & cheese

Breakfast Frittata
4 eggs, beaten well with splash of milk & salt & pepper
3 slices bacon, sliced thin
4 baby Yukon gold potatoes, washed and cut lenthwise & crosswise in half then thinly sliced
1/4 onion chopped
1/3 cup shredded cheese
Serve with toast of your choice

In large oven proof skillet place bacon, let cook for about 1-2 minutes or until it starts sauteing, add onion & potatoes, salt & pepper to taste.  Stir mixture coating well, place lid on pan and continue to cook stirring often until potatoes are tender and bacon is done around 4-5 minutes.  When done, pour eggs over mixture stirring well and cooking for about 1-2 minutes or half way done, spread egg mixture into even layer in pan.  Place pan under broiler.  Heat for abaout 1-2 minutes or until eggs are firm and have puffed.  Sprinkle with cheese and cook for about a minute  until cheese melts.  Serve with toast & coffee cake.

Cherry/Blueberry Coffee cake

1 cup butter/margarine softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1/4 cup water
1 tsp almond extract
1 can cherry pie filling
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Preheat oven to 350.
In large bowl place butter & sugar.  Cream well with electric mixer.  Add almond extract & salt mix well.  Add baking powder, water & flour, mix well.  Pat into greased 13 x9 pan.  In same bowl as batter mix pie filling, blueberries, 2 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp almond extract.  Spoon small spoonfuls over top of cake.  Bake for 45-50 minutes or until done.  Cool slightly then serve....

Filet Mingnon wrapped with bacon
Macaroni & Cheese w/ bacon

Filet Mingnon

2 Filet Mignon steaks
2 slices bacon
olive oil
seasonings of your choice ( I made a spice blend of seasoned salt, garlic & onion powder,montreal steak seasoning, paprika, black pepper & a sprinkle of chili powder)
Steak sauce (optional)

Preheat oven to 400.  When you cook the macaroni and cheese make sure that there is room for the steak skillet in your oven also.  Over medium high heat place a little olive oil.  Wrap each steak with the bacon slice and secure with a toothpick on both sides to keep the bacon attached.  Crust (coat each steak liberally) with the seasoning mix sprinkling and patting down on the meat.  Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.  Place steak in oven and cook for about 10 minutes (I take my meat out several minutes before it is done  I like medium rare in Filet's but make sure your bacon is done, it won't be crispy but cooked through) and put aluminum foil tightly over the pan to finish and carry over cooking time letting the meat rest about 5 minutes.  Serve with steak sauce . 

Macaroni & Cheese with bacon

1/2 box macaroni
1/4 cup each butter & flour
seasonings (seasoned salt, garlic & onion powder, salt & black pepper to taste)
2-3 cups milk
2-3 cups cheese ( I use sharp cheddar, co-jack, and mild cheddar)
2-3 slices bacon, thinly sliced and cooked until crisp (remove from pan and set aside)

Cook macaroni according to package directions.  While macaroni cooks, melt butter in saucepan.  Sprinkle in flour to make a roux.  Whisk and cook for 2-3 minutes add milk & seasonings whisking continuously.   Cook until thickened and boiling.  Add cheese whisking until melted.  Drain macaroni.  Add to cheese (save about 1/3 cup to sprinkle on top) mixture, and add bacon, taste to adjust seasonings if necessary.  Mix well and place in greased casserole dish.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese ontop is melted and bubbly.


  1. Sounds like your house is the place to be...I would have loved to celebrate (eat) with you. The coffee cake sounds scrumptious. You have such a wonderful taste in food.
    With a meal like that, I know you first anniversary was special. Happy Anniversary!!

  2. Thank you my friend... you are welcome to celebrate and eat with me any time.....