Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, Onion Seasoned Grilled Chicken Fer Me

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag (Jolly Roger)
from: The Orange County Register 9/17/2013

It be a fine day to

raise th’ Jolly Roger!

Aye, me hearties, it be officially Speak Like A Scurvy Pirate Day.

Way back in th’ beginnin’ ‘o ’tis blog, I did a message all in scurvy pirate shout, ‘n me thoughts were ‘o makin’ it a recurrin’ theme on Life wit’ Lorelai. All ye pirates seemed to have such a jolly ruckas wit’ Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Treasure Find Fer Me.

So, here me be on ’tis grand day, brin’in’ ye another message from th’ salty sea.

It had be a long summer at sea without th’ comforts ‘o a wee sand in me boots ‘n some meat in me belly, when me ship finally sailed into Lorelai Lagoon to set anchor. Th’ pier swayed wit’ th’ tide, ‘n creaked ‘n groaned as we disembarked.

Yarr, t’was a warm summer evenin’ wit’ just th’ hint ‘o an autumn crispiness in th’ air as th’ sun set in all its glory. Me belly was a rumblin’ fer anythin’ that did no’ crawl out ‘o th’ bunghole. I scurried me way to Lucky Luke’s to scarper me some grub ‘n a bottle ‘o spiced rum.

Th’ barmaid was a beauty to be sure, ‘n offered me a late summer – early fall grub from over th’ fire. Pullin’ her atop me knee, I drew close to her ear, and told her as long as it did no’ come from th’ sea, it would be fine wit’ me. Th’ wench jumped up ‘n swished her skirts as she quickly went behind th’ bar fer me bottle.

After I swallowed down a couple ‘o snorts ‘o spiced rum, th’ barmaid came wit’ me skilly and duff. Th’ sight ‘n smells were beyond me imaginin’s–an onion seasoned chicken, baby red potatoes, ‘n apples grilled over th’ fire. She hoisted a tray full ‘o crusty bread ‘n fresh butter, tomatoes ‘n cucumbers from th’ garden out back. T’was times like these that gave me twisted thoughts ‘o bein’ a land lubber.

Bein’ th’ barnacle-covered scurvy pirate that me be, I managed to secret away wit’ a recipe. Now, I do no’ want to be known as selfish or greedy, so I gunna share it wit’ ye. ‘O course, if a few gold doubloons happen to fall into me pockets, well, who would I be to object to such a kind gift?

Onion Seasoned Grilled Chicken

Ingredients:

1-packet Onion Dip Mix

4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Directions:

Rub cleaned Chicken with the Onion Dip Mix. Place in a ziplock bag and refrigerate at least 1-hour before using. Let chicken warm to almost room temperature before placing on the grill.

‘Tis makes fer a tasty treat indeed, when ye have be out at sea fer so long. I woe ye find it to ye likin’, me bucko.

‘N b’fore I be off, lift high ye glass matey in a toast to me ‘n thee.

“Here’s to ourselves, ‘n hold ye luff, plenty ‘o prizes ‘n plenty ‘o duff.” ~ A fair fine drinkin’ toast as recorded in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

What tickles ye whiskers on Speak Like a Scurvy Pirate Day?

Ye be havin’ somethin’ fancy fer skilly and grog?

On Another Note~

Don’t Forget to Join in the FUN of

A Pinteresting Halloween!

Click the InLinkz Link-up.

Follow me on

Ye best be leavin’ a Message, ye filthy bilge rat!

Or it be walkin’ th’ plank fer ye

~ Lorelai

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup!

Photo Credit: Jennie at The Messy Baker blog.
Pumkpin Spice Syrup

Fall Is Just Around The Corner

One of my most favorite things about Fall is the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. YUM! I cannot get enough of them. Actually, I am very sparing about buying those delectably delicious delights because the are so cost prohibitive at nearly five bucks a pop. When I do stop in for a special treat, I usually order the Cafe Americano with Pumpkin Spice Syrup and add some half-and-half to give it more of a latte feel. This is exactly what I did the other morning on my way to court. Yes, folks, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back!

Thank goodness I have a gift card for Starbucks. I am trying to make it stretch as far as I can. But here is the greatest news ever… I just ran across a recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup!!! I am so excited. It is the first recipe or substitute that actually looks like the richly scented gorgeously colored brand name syrup. I will definitely be giving this a try this weekend.

Want to try this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup with me? You really don’t need very much; in fact, most of the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry right now waiting for you. And, this easy recipe only takes about 12 minutes to make. How cool is that. Well, here it is…

Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, add water and both sugars. Simmer on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to low and whisk in cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree. Simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not allow the mixture to come to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and strain through a mesh strainer lined with cheese cloth or a clean tea towel.
  • Allow the syrup to cool to room-temperature before stirring in the vanilla extract. Store in a mason jar or airtight container. The syrup will last for 1 month in the refrigerator.

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

*NOTE* – My strainer is very fine and required no tea towel or cheesecloth. I did need to rinse my strainer after each ladleful and run the syrup twice through my strainer. Easy.

Click for More Uses for the Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

I found this recipe on Jennie’s blog… The Messy Baker. Please go check it out. Stick around and explore Jennies blog, she has some amazing recipes! You’ll love it.

Do you have a passion for Pumpkin Spice Lattes?

What are some of your favorite Fall treats?

On Another Note~

Don’t Forget to Join in the FUN of

A Pinteresting Halloween!

Click the InLinkz Link-up.

Follow me on

I would love to hear from youleave me a Comment.

~Lorelai

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

Fresh Nectarine Pie With Lattice Top Pie Crust

Well, It’s Confession Time…

Cake has never been a favorite of mine (sorry to all you cake lovers out there), but it has to be a really great cake for me to be enthused.

So, my mother and/or dad used to bake me a pie every year for my birthday. When I was growing up, we had a nectarine tree in the backyard, and with my birthday in August it was perfect timing for fresh nectarines. My mom and dad created this recipe, and it has been my favorite ever since.

Enjoy with me a slice of the most delicious birthday pie…

Fresh Nectarine Pie

Non-Soggy Pie Crust

  • 2 1/2-Cups Flour
  • 1-Cup Crisco
  • 1 Egg
  • Milk
  • Dash of Salt

Put egg in a measuring cup; add Milk to make 3/4 cups; blend together. Combine shortening, flour, and salt in a bowl until it is the consistency of corn meal. Add milk and egg mixture; blend. Separate into three balls and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. Roll out on a floured board with a floured rolling pin.

Yield: Three, single pie crusts.

Pie Filling

  • 1 Pie Crust, plain
  • 4-Cups Fresh Nectarines (about a dozen), sliced
  • 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg, slightly beaten

Directions

Prepare Nectarines: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Rinse nectarines and use a paring knife to slice an “X” in the bottom of the fruit. Drop the “X’d” nectarines into boiling water for 3-minutes; remove promptly. You will see how the “X” has swelled slightly. Allow the fruit to cool enough to be able to handle them.

Starting from the “X”, peel the nectarines. Using the paring knife, cut nectarines from the outside to the pit. Do this all the way around the nectarine making thin slices. Then you can start pulling the slices away from the pit. As you can see from the above photo, the slices fall off easily. Let nectarines stand for at least 15-20 minutes. They will release juice.

In a large bowl, blend Sour Cream and Egg. In a separate bowl, mix Sugar, Flour, Salt, and Nutmeg. Stir dry ingredients into sour cream mixture. Drain juice from nectarines, add to the sour cream blend, and combine.

Line pie pan with pastry; prick the bottom and sides with a fork for venting. Cut remaining pastry into thin strips for making a lattice top for the pie.

Pour pie filling into pastry shell, make lattice top. To make the lattice top, I start by placing strips of pie dough parallel across the pie. Then I peel back every other strip and lay a strip of pastry dough going across. Replace the peeled back strip on top of the dissecting strip to make a basket weave pattern. Then peel back the set of strips you did not before and lay another pastry strip. Alternate the process all the way across the pie. Trim the edges of the latticework to fit the pie. Cover pie crust EDGE ONLY with Crust Protectors (Use foil to make a small. loose tent if you don’t have any).

Bake at 425° F, about 40-45 minutes.

Yield: One, 9-inch pie

NOTE: I usually get two pies from this recipe by adding a few extra nectarines.

Let the pie cool before serving. When pie is cooled through, cover and store in refrigerator.

5 from 1 reviews
Non-Soggy Pie Crust
 
Non-Soggy Pie Crust - perfect for anything you use pie crust for.
from:
Type: Pastry
Serves: 3 Crusts
Ingredients:
  • Non-Soggy Pie Crust
  • 2 1/2-Cups Flour
  • 1-Cup Crisco
  • 1 Egg
  • Milk
  • Dash of Salt
Directions:
  1. Put Egg in a measuring cup.
  2. Add Milk to the egg to make 3/4 cups, and blend.
  3. Combine Shortening, Flour, and Salt in a bowl until it is the consistency of corn meal.
  4. Add milk and egg mixture, blend.
  5. Separate dough into three balls and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. Roll out on a floured board with a floured rolling pin.
3.5.3208

5 from 1 reviews
Fresh Nectarine Pie With Lattice Top Pie Crust
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
A delicious summer pie filled with the fresh flavor of nectarine.
from:
Type: Dessert
Serves: 1 - 9" Pie
Ingredients:
  • 1 Pie Crust, plain (See my Non-Soggy Pie Crust recipe)
  • 4-Cups Fresh Nectarines (about a dozen), sliced
  • 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg, slightly beaten
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F

    Prepare Nectarines:
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  3. Rinse nectarines and use a paring knife to slice an "X" in the bottom of the fruit.
  4. Drop the "X'd" nectarines into boiling water for 3-minutes; remove promptly.
  5. You will see how the "X" has swelled slightly. Allow the fruit to cool enough to be able to handle them.
  6. Starting from the "X", peel the nectarines.
  7. Using the paring knife, cut nectarines from the outside to the pit.
  8. Do this all the way around the nectarine making thin slices. Then you can start pulling the slices away from the pit.
  9. Let nectarines stand for at least 15-20 minutes. They will release juice.

    Making the Pie Filling:
  10. In a large bowl, blend Sour Cream and Egg.
  11. In a separate bowl, mix Sugar, Flour, Salt, and Nutmeg.
  12. Stir dry ingredients into sour cream mixture.
  13. Drain juice from nectarines, add to the sour cream blend, and combine.
  14. Line pie pan with pastry; prick the bottom and sides with a fork for venting. Cut remaining pastry into thin strips for making a lattice top for the pie.

    Putting the Pie together & Making the Lattice Top:
  15. Pour pie filling into pastry shell.
  16. To make the lattice top, I start by placing strips of pie dough parallel across the pie.
  17. Then I peel back every other strip and lay a strip of pastry dough going across.
  18. Replace the peeled back strip on top of the dissecting strip to make a basket weave pattern.
  19. Then peel back the set of strips you did not before, and lay another pastry strip.
  20. Alternate the process all the way across the pie.
  21. Trim the edges of the latticework to fit the pie.
  22. Cover pie crust EDGE ONLY with Crust Protectors (Use foil to make a small. loose tent if you don't have any).
  23. Bake at 425° F, about 40-45 minutes.
3.5.3208

 

 

And now for a little more confession… As you can see, I didn’t use my Crust Protectors. I baked this at Luke’s house and didn’t have them with me. It was late, and I didn’t think to use foil. I also took the lazy way and used store bought pie dough—don’t hate me, please.

Oh well, the pie still tasted AMAZING! Fresh Nectarine Pie is a perfect dessert for Summer/Fall, so refreshing and delicious. It makes a yummy breakfast too.

What is your favorite Birthday Dessert?

Do you have any special pies that you make?

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

Breakfast BLT – A Twist On A Favorite

Breakfast B.L.T.

 

Breakfast BLT

Anyone Ready for a Scrumptious Breakfast?

Doesn’t that look DELICIOUS? You have no idea how good it was with our homegrown tomatoes! This sandwich came about as a mash-up of mine and Luke’s ideas for Sunday breakfast. I had a can of Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits (which I love) that I had planned on fixing with some eggs and such. But, we had so many tomatoes from the garden that Luke thought maybe it would be nice to have a BLT for breakfast…it was after 10:30…

So, I decided to just go for it and make a BLT on the Buttermilk Biscuits… they were AMAZING! You should definitely give this recipe a try. And talk about easy, easy, easy.

Breakfast BLT

Ingredients:

  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

Following the directions on your can of biscuits, get them baking in the oven. Cook up your bacon. Slice the tomatoes, and tear lettuce. When the biscuits and bacon are finished, serve ingredients separately at the table so everyone can make their own Breakfast BLT. Enjoy!

Here’s a Printable Recipe for your pleasure…

5 from 1 reviews
Breakfast BLT
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
A scrumptious and taste bud tantalizing BLT on Buttermilk Biscuits
from:
Type: Breakfast
Ingredients:
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Follow the directions on your can of Biscuits, get them baking in the oven
  2. Cook up your Bacon
  3. Slice the Tomatoes
  4. Tear Lettuce
  5. Build your B.L.T.
  6. Add Mayonnaise, Salt and Pepper to taste
Notes
Here's another Serving Suggestion:

When the biscuits and bacon are finished, serve ingredients separately at the table so everyone can make their own Breakfast BLT. Enjoy!
3.5.3226

 

Do you have any quick and easy Breakfast Recipes?

Any unique Mash-ups in your Culinary Arsenal?

On Another Note~

I am so EXCITED… I just learned that

Life With Lorelai is a Featured Blog on At the Lake with Regina.
Thank you very much, Regina, I am totally honored. Wow…you made my day!
Be sure to go check it out…
I have a Blog Crush!

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

Grilled Salmon Kabobs & Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad With Tomatoes

A Scrumptious Summer Supper

I wanted to share with you the lovely summer meal that Luke and I had Wednesday night. We grilled up Salmon Kabobs and made an amazing Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes. It was delicious, filling, and super healthy! I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.

Grilled Salmon Kabobs
Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. – Fresh Oregano, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. – Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp. – Cumin, ground
  • 1/4 tsp. – Red Pepper Flakes, crushed
  • 1-1/2 Lbs. – Wild Salmon Fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 – Lemons, very thinly sliced into rounds
  • Olive Oil cooking spray
  • Coarse Sea Salt, to taste
  • 16 – Bamboo Skewers, soaked in water for 1 hour.

Directions
  • Heat the Grill on Medium Heat, and rub Oil on the grates. Combine Oregano, Sesame Seeds, Cumin, and Red Pepper Flakes in a small bowl, mix well, and set aside.
  • Use 2 parallel skewers and thread Salmon and folded Lemon Slices beginning and ending with salmon. You should yield 7 or 8 completed skewers.
  • Lightly coat the salmon with the Olive Oil Spray, then season with Salt and the reserved spice mixture.
  • Grill the Salmon Kabobs, turning occasionally, until fish is opaque throughout, about 8-10 minutes.

Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1-Box – Israeli Couscous (whole wheat pearl couscous)
  • 1-Bundle – Thin Asparagus Spears (reserve water from boiling)
  • 1-1/2  Cups – Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup – Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 – Lemons, juiced
  • 1 Tbs. – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbs. – Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
  • Coarse Sea Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper, to taste
  • Slivered Almonds, optional
Salad Prep

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Rinse Asparagus. Snap bottoms off to remove tough ends (If you bend the asparagus they will snap in the appropriate place).
  • Place asparagus into the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Remove with a large slotted spoon and rinse in a colander with cold water to stop cooking.
  • Turn off burner and replace lid to the asparagus water. Reserve for later.
  • Cut asparagus into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Chop Tomatoes (I used our homegrown regular sized tomatoes, but you could use grape or pearl tomatoes), Red Onion, and Italian Parsley.
  • Place all chopped vegetables and herbs into a large bowl.
Couscous

Directions

  • Bring Asparagus Water back to a boil.
  • In a skillet, add the Olive Oil and the Couscous (my box had about 1-1/2 Cups of couscous). Toast the couscous until lightly golden.
  • Follow the directions on your couscous box for how much Boiling Water to use. the asparagus water will add extra flavor.
  • Bring couscous to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, and cover couscous.
  • Simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until couscous has soaked up all of the water. If it sticks to the pan a little, you can add a tiny bit more of the asparagus water to loosen the couscous from the pan.
  • Add the couscous to the other salad ingredients in the bowl, Salt and Pepper to taste.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the Salmon Kabobs hot off the grill.
  • The Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes can be served directly after making, at room temperature, or chilled.
  • We rounded out the meal with fresh sliced Avocado.
  • Leftover salmon can be added to the couscous salad for a delicious lunch the next day. Warm the salmon or use it cold.

Please let me know how much you enjoy this
Scrumptious Summer Supper!

Do you have any Summer Favorites?

Follow me on

I would love to hear from youleave me a Comment.

~Lorelai

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

X-ray of a Blog – Blogging Tips Series pt. 2

This is the Second article in a Three-part Series. If you missed the First installment of X-ray of a Blog, please go check it out.

FADE IN:

INT. EMERGENCY ROOM PATIENT’S ROOM

The heart monitor beeps.

NURSE
Doctor, we’re losing him.

DOCTOR
Hand me the paddles. Give me 360 joules.

NURSE
Ready, Doctor.

DOCTOR
Clear!

FADE OUT.

The X-ray of a Blog

In this three-part series, we will explore the attributes and make-up of a blog. In part one, we examined the Skeleton, Skin, Nervous System, and Brain. Part Two explores the Heart, Soul, Mouth, Eyes and Ears, and Hands. Once again, you will find links to help explain and provide you with more detail. Onto the X-ray…

The Heart

Posts are the heart, pumping life into your blog. Every entry a blogger makes needs to be well written and well planned. That does not mean that every post requires an exorbitant amount of research or time. Just be sure that what you post well done. It is not always easy to know what to post about; maybe some of these links will help.

The Soul

A blogs Soul allows the reader to get to know the author. The style of writing, the About Page, and the personality of the blogger shines through. Readers like to connect with the blogger. Share your Soul; show them who you are.

The Mouth

A mouth speaks, and that communication through a blog comes in the form of comments. Comments not only from your readers, but also from replies back from you, the blogger. Interact with your readers, engage them in conversation, encourage feedback. Commenting on blogs you read is also very important. Leaving comments not only helps gain readers and followers, but also it can be key in triggering inspiration for your blog.

The Eyes and Ears

You cannot use the senses of taste, touch, and smell on a blog, so the Eyes and Ears become all the more important. Be sure to use photographs, graphics, and videos to the best possible advantage.

Graphics and Fonts: A How To

Get Images To Behave In Blogger

How To Edit Photos with Pixlr Express

Top Ten PicMonkey Tutorials

How To Label Your Photos for Pinterest

10 Tips For Taking Pictures of Your Kids

One Simple Tip to Make Your Blog Stand Out

Make Sense of Shooting Modes

Clip Art Sources

How To Make Clip Art For Your Blog

Vlogging Tips

Video Blogging Tips & Tricks

7 Vlogging Tips to Become a Brand Ambassador

YouTube Optimization

The Hands

Learn how to use your Hands to make your blog more interesting. Give your readers the opportunity to be interactive on your site with games, forms, surveys, printables, downloads and more.

How to Make Printable Recipes

How to Attach a Document to a Blog Post

How To PDF

How To Create a Printable on PicMonkey

How To Create a Printable on Microsoft Word

How To Add Zip Files to Blogger

This series is jammed packed with great information. I hope you find it helpful.
Part Three of this X-ray of a Blog Series will examine the Muscles, Health, Feet, Veins, and Stomach. Look for it next Wednesday, August 21st.

What did you find most helpful or interesting?

Do you have any tips or tricks you can share?

Follow me on

I would love to hear from youleave me a Comment.

~Lorelai

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

Sour Cream, Cilantro and Parsley Potatoes on the Grill – Printable Recipe

Sour Cream, Cilantro and Parsley Potatoes on the Grill

Sour Cream, Cilantro and Parsley Potatoes on the Grill

Last week when Luke and I barbecued our Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Chicken, we made these delicious potatoes to go with it. You are going to love this simple recipe!

Ingredients~

  • 1 Bag Red Potatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 2 Tsp. Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Sour Cream
  • Coarse Sea Salt to taste
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 3/4 to 1 Cup Sour Cream

Directions~

Potatoes
Wash Potatoes and cut into bite-sized chunks. Place Potato chunks on a large sheet of Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. Chop Cilantro and Parsley (you will use this for the potatoes and the sauce). Put a heaping handful of both Herbs on the potatoes. Add Butter and 1 Tsp. Sour Cream on top of potatoes and herbs. Salt and Pepper to taste. Give a light mix of ingredients with your hands so you don’t rip foil (butter and sour cream will not be thoroughly mixed).


Making the Packet: Pull long sides of foil loosely up around potatoes so the edges meet at the top. Fold over the edges to seal (don’t make this tight to the potatoes). Then pull up and fold in the sides to seal them.

Place your Potato Packet on the top rack of your Grill. They will take about 40-50 minutes to cook.


Sauce
Add remaining Cilantro and Parsley to 3/4 to 1 Cup of Sour Cream, stir to combine. Refrigerate until serving.

Serving~

I top the grilled potatoes with a dollop of the herb sauce, and leave the rest of the sauce on the side for people to add to their taste.

The flavors in this dish are amazing…enjoy!

Sour Cream, Cilantro and Parsley Potatoes on the Grill

Click here for a Printable Recipe

Have you ever done potatoes on the grill?
Be sure to let me know what you think!

Don’t forget about the Pinteresting Bloggers Scavenger Hunt…

Check out the progress on my Pinteresting Bloggers Board…

Life With Lorelai’s –
Pinteresting Bloggers Board

Follow me on

I would love to hear from youleave me a Comment.

~Lorelai

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade with Printable Recipe

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade with Printable Recipe. Delicious on poultry, beef, pork, fish, anything. #Recipe #Marinade #Grilling #Barbecue #BBQ

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade

A Perfect Recipe for Barbecues and Roasting

 

Luke and I love to barbecue! Last summer, we fell in love with a marinaded chicken that we purchased at local store, but it is not always available, so I thought I would try to re-create it at home. The marinade was easy to make and mouthwateringly delicious!!

I thought I would share my recipe with you…

 

 

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2-Cups Orange Juice
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Limes
  • 2 Stems Green Onion
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. Chili Powder
  • Coarse Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, mix Orange Juice, the juice from the Lemon and Limes. Coarse chop the Green Onions and Cilantro add to juices. Add Chili Powder and Sea Salt, whisk thoroughly.
  • Pour marinade over meat/poultry and refrigerate for at least 2-hours or overnight.
  • Barbecue or Roast in oven.

Suggestions:

This marinade is fabulous for barbecuing chicken, but it is also great for fish and pork.

 

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

5 from 1 reviews
Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade with Printable Recipe
 
Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade
from:
Type: Syrups / Sauces /Marinades
Ingredients:
  • 2-Cups Orange Juice
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Limes
  • 2 Stems Green Onion
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. Chili Powder
  • Coarse Sea Salt to taste
Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl, mix Orange Juice, the juice from the Lemon and Limes. Coarse chop the Green Onions and Cilantro add to juices. Add Chili Powder and Sea Salt, whisk thoroughly.
  2. Pour marinade over meat/poultry and refrigerate for at least 2-hours or overnight.
  3. Barbecue or Roast in oven.
Notes
This marinade is fabulous for barbecuing chicken.
3.5.3208

 

If you love to grill and want to impress your friends with fresh citrusy flavors at your next barbecue party, this is the recipe for you. I just know you are going to love it as much as we do.

Do you have any favorite marinades?
Let me know what you think of this one!

 

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

Funny Flub-ups! – The Caramel Sticky Buns Escapade

Meet Kirk, my son, who is now 20-years-old, 6 ft. 7 in. (and still growing), wears a size 17 shoe (Yikes, right?), and is heading into his senior year at college with a double major in Economics and Psychology, and a basketball scholarship. Now, this picture was taken about 2 1/2 years ago, and our story takes place about 3 years ahead of that…

My household erupted in hilarity one morning when Kirk decided to bake up some caramel sticky rolls. So sweet of him. Now granted, he was not baking them from scratch, but rather pulling the tube of buns out of the refrigerator that I had purchased from the grocery store the day before.

Kirk was unsure how to open the can of rolls (He was 15…and male…and we all know men don’t read instructions – they already know it all). So, instead of pulling the paper off the can and tapping it gently against the counter to make the tubing pop open, he took a pair of scissors and cut the metal ends off.

And get thisHe tried to push the (okay, I’m laughing so hard I can hardly write)…push the rolls out of the tube from one side to the other. HA! Of course, this did not work well. But eventually, the rolls were rescued, baked, and eaten–every scrumpdillyicious bite! We had a great family laugh to begin our long Labor Day weekend.

Being the ever-compassionate blogger that I am, I would not want you to experience such an embarrassing moment. So, here is a recipe for a homemade batch of Caramel Sticky Buns… (No tube required)!

Caramel Sticky Buns

5 from 1 reviews
Funny Flub-ups! - The Caramel Sticky Buns Escapade
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Ooey-Gooey, warm, and delicious... Caramel Sticky Buns!
from:
Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Baked Goods
Ingredients:
  • Dough:
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp. finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon. salt
  • 4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) coarsely chopped pecans
Directions:
  1. Make the dough. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir to dissolve and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add milk, butter, remaining sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, salt and 3 cups flour. Mix on low speed until blended. Switch to a dough hook and then, again on low speed, slowly incorporate the remaining 1 cup of flour. Increase speed to medium, kneading dough until smooth and slightly sticky (adding a little more flour if too wet), 3 to 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large, buttered bowl. Turn dough over in bowl to coat with the butter from the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour (or 2 hours if not in an entirely warm place). After the dough has risen, punch down. Turn out onto a lightly floured cutting board and let sit 20 minutes.
  3. Make the filling. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt butter; keep separate.
  4. Roll dough out into a 12" x 18" rectangle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Starting with the long side, roll dough into a cylinder. Place seam side down on a flat surface and cut crosswise into 15 slices.
  5. Make the topping. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, honey and corn syrup over low heat; stir until sugar and butter are melted. Pour mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan and sprinkle pecans on top.
  6. Place dough slices, flat side down, on top of prepared topping. Crowd them so they touch. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving room for the buns to rise, and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Remove the rolls from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature while the oven pre-heats. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake buns until golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove pan from oven and immediately (and carefully as not to spill hot topping on your toes!) invert onto a serving tray or baking dish. Let buns cool slightly and serve warm.
3.2.2885

On another NOTE: I am doing a few Link Parties/Blog Hops this weekend… Check out the fun at:


Follow me on

I would love to hear from youleave me a Comment.

~Lorelai

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

No Pits Here… Peach Cobbler!

No pits here! Luke’s neighbors just left for a three-week vacation to Europe…lucky dogs. But that’s okay, no jealousy here. We received access to their peach tree, full of sweet smelling, fuzzy, ripe peaches. YUM!

On schedule for today is baking my grandmother’s Peach Cobbler. This quick and easy recipe is warm and full of gooey deliciousness. It brings back memories of being on the farm in Mississippi with grandma sitting in her rocking chair peeling and slicing peaches. The aromas of fresh cobbler baking in the oven. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

My favorite aunt shared this recipe with me. It was her “Moma’s” recipe.

Moma’s Peach Cobbler

1- stick Butter
1-cup Sugar
1-cup Self-Rising Flour
1-cup Milk
1- 29-oz. can Sliced Peaches

Preheat oven to 375°

Melt Butter in a 9×13 Pyrex dish. In a separate bowl, mix Sugar, Self-Rising Flour, and Milk, combine well. Pour mixture in pan with butter, no need to mix. Pour the Peaches over the top (Juices and all). Do not mix.

Bake in preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes. Dough will rise to the top and brown. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

A very good, very quick dessert.

**NOTE – I have never made this with fresh peaches, so we will see how this goes. I know grandma did, but I don’t know if she needed to add some peach juice or other liquid to the recipe when she did it. I’ll keep you posted!

**NEWS: Update: Peach Cobbler

I would love to hear from you…leave me a COMMENT.

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com