Spicy Breakfast Burritos

My husband grew up in California and loves Mexican food. He wants Mexican for every meal and I oblige 25% of the time, haha. When he requested breakfast burritos for his first Father’s Day I was not surprised. Below is the recipe for how to make his favorite breakfast burritos. These burritos would also make a fun breakfast buffet when hosting guests. Let guests stuff their own burritos and have multiple garnish options (cilantro, greek yogurt as sour cream, avocado, salsa, hot sauce).

 

SPICY BREAKFAST BURRITO RECIPE

(makes 2 servings)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of milk or half & half
  • 1/2 orange pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 1/2 can of black beans
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 2 spoonfuls of salsa
  • 1 teaspoon Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce
  • 2 flour tortilla shells
  • 2 spoonfuls of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt and pepper

 

Slice peppers and onions into thin strips. Spray small saucepan with olive oil and sauté over low-medium heat for around 10-15 minutes or until tender. The last few minutes, throw in black beans to heat up. Remove from saucepan and set aside.  Whisk eggs together with milk and a little salt and pepper. Pour into small sauce pan over low-medium heat. Scramble eggs until cooked thoroughly. Place eggs in separate bowl and add hot sauce over eggs. Cook bacon in microwave, oven, or stove top until crispy. Shred bacon into bits. Lay out each flour tortilla. Using a spoon, place a line of salsa down each tortilla. Top with pepper/onion/bean mix, eggs, cheese, and bacon. Carefully roll tortilla tucking the edges in as you roll. Spray a medium size sauce pan with some olive oil and heat up on low-medium heat. Place rolled burritos seam side down on sauce pan. Heat until slightly browned then turn and heat other side until slightly browned. Remove and top with avocado and greek yogurt.

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Farmhouse Summer Quiche

I have another Quiche recipe for y’all, and it probably won’t be the last. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Quiche is one of my favorite foods. I am sharing this recipe as Father’s Day is upon us.  This would make a delicious, hearty brunch for all those special Dad’s out there! Pair with some millionaire’s bacon and hash browns for a tasty meal.

A few tips for making a fluffy Quiche: If you use heavy whipping cream, it will be fluffy. Heavy whipping cream has lots of calories though. You can substitute with half & half to help make it lower in fat.   If you are making this Quiche to serve your guests and really want to impress, I would recommend making it with the heavy whipping cream.

Another tip for making your Quiche fluffy is add in an extra egg white or two in addition to the six whole eggs the recipe calls for.  Extra egg whites will make your Quiche fluffy.

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You can make Quiche with or without pie crust, your preference.  If you are watching carbs or calories, cutting out the pie crust will help. I prefer the crispy crust though! If you decide to make it with a crust, press thin strips of foil just around the rim of the crust while it bakes to prevent the crust from burning.

 

FARMHOUSE SUMMER QUICHE RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Half & Half or Heavy Cream
  • 1 pre-made Pie Crust
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped White Onion
  • 1/3 cup diced Orange Pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced Yellow Pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced Tomato
  • 5 slices of cooked bacon torn apart
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 slices Havarti Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

*Extra Egg White or two for extra fluffiness

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll out your pie crust and press into a pie dish. In a separate bowl, whisk together 6 eggs and half & half.  Add salt & pepper to taste and set aside.  In the pie dish, put in your spinach, onion, pepper, tomatoes, bacon, oregano, and parsley. Add in your shredded cheddar and spread slices of havarti cheese.  Pour egg mixture on top. Put foil around edges of crust to prevent crust from burning.  Bake for 35-45 minutes until the egg mixture is set and bounces when you touch center. Cut into wedges and serve.

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How to throw together a last minute outdoor party

It’s that time of year again! Warm weather and sunshine means cookouts, barbecues and all things outdoor. I always feel like summer comes and goes way too quickly so I try to take advantage of the beautiful weather and do a lot of hosting this time of year.

I am all about being the hostess with the mostest and pulling out all the stops for guests, but sometimes, it is a lot of work. And sometimes, the host just want to sit back and relax. I am a firm believer in your guests only have a good time if you the host are having a good time. It can be very easy to get caught up in the details.  But at the end of the day, I think that your guests would much rather you be present in the moment with them. My biggest tip for any hosting is do all your prep work before-hand.  Also, don’t be afraid to ask guests bring a beverage and/or side dish. It is much easier to host when everyone pitches in. Below is a  quick check-list on how to throw together a last-minute outdoor party

1.) Set a theme. It is easy to create a last-minute theme using either a color or cuisine. Making mexican? Create a fiesta theme with bright colors. Having a barbecue? Pick a red and white picnic color scheme. Having a Luau? Grab some tiki torches and coconuts.

2). Buy matching plates, napkins, cups, and straws.. Stick with your theme or color scheme. I can almost always find these at the dollar store. Keep it simple though and make one stop for these. Don’t stress yourself out running all over town trying to find matching items. The dollar store typically has party supplies in every color.

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3.) Set up a specific food/drink serving area. Use a designated counter, your dining table, or set up an additional table to create a designated area. This makes it easier for guests to help themselves and also looks nice decorated with a theme.

4.) Use matching serving platters. I keep my serving ware in neutral colors so they go with anything. I have nice white ceramic plates for indoor hosting and tin for outdoor hosting. The nice part about having neutral entertaining ware is you can mix and match it. If you don’t have a nice set of matching entertaining ware, the dollar store always has clear plastic platters and bowls. You can’t go wrong with clear plastic!

5.) Fill a drink dispenser with a fun alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Lemon/Cucumber/Mint water is always a good nonalcoholic option. There are multiple recipes for alcoholic drinks out there – but go for a pretty display using fruit, berries, and leaves.

6.) Use fun drinking glasses. I keep a set of 24 mason jars on hand for this purpose. Drinks in mason jars are always cute. Margarita glasses, wine glasses or even patterned paper cups always add an extra touch when hosting. Don’t forget your straws, umbrellas, or other drink garnishes.

7.) Use a chalkboard. I always keep a small chalkboard on hand for hosting purposes. Write something on it that has to do with the theme, food, beverage, whatever your heart desires. The chalkboard adds a coordinated touch to the party.

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8.) Keep your food and drinking aligned with the theme. If you are hosting a fiesta, let guests know to bring a mexican-inspired dish and make margaritas for your drink. Having a luau? Grab some Hawaiian beer to serve with your Kalua pork. Always make sure your food and beverage align with your theme.

9.) Create the ambience. Put a Pandora station on your sound system that goes with your theme. Light candles, lanterns, and tiki torches prior to guests arriving. Make sure your home is tidy and clean. And don’t forget to karate chop those throw pillows!

 

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