Monday, October 03, 2011

Foodie Girl Takes Over The PRP

If you know me at all, or have seen the size of my thighs, then you know that I love food. The planning of it, the making of it and of course, the eating of it. I love the smells that come from a kitchen. I love planning a menu, tweaking it until it's just right. I love knowing that I made something that others enjoy.

The Rizz says that cooking is my love language. I guess technically "service" would be my love language but if you're important to me at all, I will most likely show you by making you something delicious to eat. And while I've loved cooking for years and years and years and have learned all the basics from my mama who is quite the cook herself, my recipes have staled a bit and I've found myself making the same things over and over.

Enter Pinterest.

I know, I know, I can hear The Rizz sighing now as his love for Pinterest does not run nearly as deep as mine, (or at all) but he has been the recipient of some mighty fine fares as of late. I've been a pinning fool and am filling up my "Foodie Girl" board with all kinds of deliciousness. And because I love cooking so much, I've decided to add a regular feature to this little blog where I will rate and review my latest recipe finds.

This is good news for my family and all 7 of you readers.

Not such good news for my thighs.

But here goes anyway.

1. Bacon Mac & Cheese with Gruyere
2. Gorgonzola French Bread
3. Brownie Oreo Cookie
4. Ham & Cheese Sliders

You're drooling a little bit, aren't you?

With the exception of the mac & cheese, I have made the above and will review them soon but today I wanted to start with breakfast. I am not really a breakfast girl myself. I can pass up eggs and bacon, pancakes and oatmeal without giving it a second thought. Most mornings, I would rather eat last night's leftovers than deal with breakfast foods but if there is one thing that makes me swoon in the morning, it's this:

I am fully convinced that Eggs Benedict is the food of the Gods and that Hollandaise sauce is the nectar of all that's good in the world. It is usually our Father's/Mother's Day breakfast and my kids love it as much as The Rizz and I. So when I stumbled upon this little gem of a recipe, I realized that my perfectly perfect food may have just gotten better. It is a basic Eggs Benedict recipe with a twist or two; namely, the addition of bacon and avocado. I could do an entire post on the merits of bacon and avocado and probably will at some point, but for now, let's focus on the recipe.

It. Was. Awesome.

The addition of the avocado was genius. It's rich flavor was a wonderful addition to an already stellar recipe and I loved the swirl of flavors. And the bacon? Well, that crispy deliciousness was divine. I loved the salted crunch of the bacon mixed in with everything else.

As for the chipotle Hollandaise, I struggled with finding a specific ingredient and so relied on my stand-by recipe for Hollandaise. It was fantastic but as a spice lover, I'm anxious to try the kicked up version.

To be fair, this isn't a standard breakfast by any means but if you're looking for a sure-fire hit, give this a try. We loved it.

To find the recipe in full, click here.

To peruse the recipes on my Food Board, Foodie Girl, click here.

To see what else I'm loving, click here.

Bon Apetit!


Hannah J said...

7 readers? I thought you had 12? ;)

Oh man, that Eggs Benedict just went to a whole new level with the addition of the two best foods on the planet!

I'm super excited for this new series. Because as you well know, I kind of like, a lot.

tharker said...

That was me, not my daughter ;)

Mimi said...

I was just wondering "where is blogging Karen been keeping herself?". But I guess I already knew. Between polyvore and pinterest who has time for blogging?

I am glad you are putting all of your research to good use. I can't wait to read your reviews!!

by the way, I am available for taste testing any time, any where!

AOlson said...

Good thing you are my V.T!!(Wink, wink) I truly think we are kindred souls. SO many of the same loves in life. Have you seen my thighs!? BTW, I have yet to try an eggs benedict recipe that I can say I love. The last time I had eggs benedict left me no desire to try it agina. Just sayin...

Kelly said...

I can vouch for this recipe as I bellied up to your bar just a few days ago and consumed the deliciousness first hand. It was AH-MAZING! In fact, I might show up next Sunday morning for some more!!