Friday, May 22, 2009

My First Blog Award

Thank you so much to Heavenly Housewife ( This makes me ambitious to continue to strive for original and creative dishes to share. From what I understand I send this to ten people who I believe deserves this award. The ten blogs are the ten blogs who got me started. I had the passion to cook, but I did not start blogging until I found There was a few blogs that I looked at on a regular basis that gave me the courage to begin my own. This is my thank you.

Thank you so much everyone for such amazing and successful blogs. I love you all!!!!

Philly Cheese Steak Egg Roll with Cucumber Salad

This meal is a little unique, but is sooo amazing. I made Philly Cheese Steak EGG ROLLS!!!! Yes, I said Egg rolls and they turned out unforgettable. Now, I am going to try Cuban Egg Rolls (Ham, Swiss, Pork, Pickles and dip in mustard), Reuben (Swiss, Sauerkraut, Corned Beef and dip in thousand island). The ideas do not stop. I made about 24 and froze the rest. I figured if my husband wants a snack we could bake them. Since the Egg Rolls are a little heavy I paired it with a healthy crunchy cucumber salad. This meal was so good. Try it and ENJOY!!!! CUCUMBER SALAD
2 Large Cucumbers, sliced really thin
1/2 onion, sliced really thin
1/2 cp water
1/2 cp distilled white vinegar
1/2 cp sugar
salt and pepper
(Add a little mint or dill if you would like)
1. Just combine all the ingredients. The longer this sets the better it tastes. It tastes awesome the next day.

Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls
1 tub of Crisco (Heated on Med-High heat)

1 3lb London Broil
2 TB Steak Seasoning
1 Lg white onion, slice very thin
1 Red Bell Pepper, Sliced thin
1 Pablano, sliced very thin
1 Green Pepper, Sliced very thin
1 8oz. Pepper Jack Cheese, Shredded
1 package of Egg Roll Wrappers

Egg wash:
2 Eggs
2 TB Milk

1. Grill London Broil with 1 TB of seasoning on both side for about 3-4 min each side. You want this Med. Rare. When it is done let it set for 15 min.
2. During the time for the steak to grill saute the onions, peppers and 1 TB of the steak seasoning until slightly soft. Pull from the burner and add the cheese. Toss.
3. Slice the meat really thin...Almost chipped. (I used my food processor. The slicing plate.) Toss the meat into the pan with the pepper, onions and cheese.
4. Using each wrap add a little of the steak filling then fold the bottom (use a little egg wash) and fold each side (add a little egg wash) and then roll the top. It also shows you how to roll on the back of the package.
5. Drop in the hot grease and cook until brown. Repeat.

Leftover Cinnamon Swirl Bread = BREAD PUDDING

I get a phone call and everyone is meeting at my girlfriends house for a play date with the kiddos. All of the kids have been acting up because we have been stranded in the house for days. We have been hit with downpours all week in Central Florida. Of course I jumped at the idea of some grown up interaction. BUT what am I going to bring within two hours?! I look around my kitchen to get ideas. And then I see my Cinnamon Swirl Bread (below). It is the second loaf and it has been sitting there for a few days. I love Bread I decide to throw it together. It turned out amazing and it was a huge hit. As you can tell from the picture at the bottom. All the mommies loved it.
This is what I brought home....haha. As you can see, It was a huge hit. My Husband got the tiny little piece when he got home from work. LOL.

Bread Pudding
1 loaf of stale CINNAMON SEIRL BREAD (, cut in cubes
4 eggs
1tsp. vanilla
1 15 oz. evaporated milk
1 1/2 cps. milk
1/2 cp brown sugar
1/2 cp. white sugar
1-2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cp. butter
1. I took the eggs, vanilla, milks, sugars and cinnamon and combined. I added the cubed stale bread into a greased 9x13 pan. I then topped it with the egg and milk mixture. I kept pushing down to make sure all the bread was soaked through.
2. I cubed the butter and scattered on top
3. Cooked on 324 for an hour to hour and fifteen. When the toothpick comes out clean.
4. I then topped it with more brown sugar, cinnamon and powdered sugar.