Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Green Veggie Casserole

Happy Tuesday Coffee & Kahlua readers! 

Its been way too long since I posted a recipe. 

I've been in the home-buying process for months and between boxes, paperwork, a slip and fall at the old house (which makes me even less useful then i was) and trying to get this house unpacked and un-spidered/un-mosquitoed,  I have been completely overwhelmed. Thankfully my husband is just as motivated as he is handsome, so its coming along slowly but very much nicely. 

This recipe is my own creation but was largely inspired by my best friends spinach casserole that I have loved for years.  Like with every recipe i find that I love,  I always want to make it my own. And for me if I'm making a casserole with veggies instead of meat...I want LOTS of veggies & even more flavor of course.So I pulled out my veggie drawer and used almost all of what was in there.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Cheddar Jack Cheese - 1/2 Cup
Parmesan Cheese - Just enough to sprinkle on top
Spinach - half a bag
Green Bell Pepper - 1 whole chopped
Yellow Onion - 1 whole sliced/chopped
Asparagus - Half a bunch cut in half or chopped
Mushrooms - 1 box of pre-washed sliced
Balsamic Vinegar - about 4 tbsp
Unagi Sushi Sauce - 2 tbsp
Butter or Margarine - for saute'

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in medium frying pan and add chopped asparagus, onions, and bell peppers. Sautee' on medium low until asparagus is soft but not mushy.

Meanwhile start layering your half bag of spinach, mushrooms & cheese to a casserole dish of your choice. Keep in mind that spinach shrinks when its cooked, I used a smaller one. An 8x10 rectangle.

Add balsamic to sauteed veggie pan and let bubble 2 minutes.
Add Unagi sauce to pan and turn to medium heat for 1 min stirring constantly.

Add contents of pan to casserole dish and mix it up. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and bake for 30 minutes.

Let cool for about 20 minutes & Enjoy! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lets Get Personal

I have no recipes for you all today. 
This will be on a more personal level. I'm going to try and post more often and since my life as a Mom of 4 & Wife of 1 is so crazy sometimes it just feels like I should be adding more of my life and my personality on this blog. 

Why not right!? 

I mean, I am super active on Facebook and I connect with my fans through a more personal level there.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Reese's Spreads Review

I was so happy when i got my Reese's Spreads ‪#‎voxbox‬ from‪#‎Influenster‬! I had never tried them before & I am now in love with the taste. The Chocolate & Peanut Butter flavor is delicious. I shared with my son & we paired the spread with a nice big flour tortilla. Simple & Delicious!

I received this product complimentary for testing purposes

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Coffee & Kahlua: Almond Meringue Cookies

Coffee & Kahlua: Almond Meringue Cookies: Hi everyone! I'm going to share a holiday staple from my house, to yours today. I've been baking these for a few years now and my ...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkin Pancakes

The obsession continues! 
Pumpkin this and pumpkin that, Id even eat pumpkin with a bat! 

Well when I start rhyming like Dr. Seuss its probably time to just post a recipe, sooooo...shall we?

My friend julie has been begging me for this recipe for a week now. 
I originally had planned to post it last week right after i made them for everyone, but between prepping for halloween festivities & taking a much needed trip to Santa Cruz for my sons 16th birthday things got crazy. 

So here ya go Julie! Recipe time! 

Once again i feel the need to remind you all im not big for measuring things. I am an eyeball & see what works kind of cook so i will be adapting my own recipe to the general pancake mix recipe for you all to follow but i prefer a little thicker batter so get creative if you are a rebel like me hehe. 

So after you have the batter to your liking follow these steps and make sure to adjust to your own preference. I love pumpkin flavor so this is a very strong pumpkiny flavor. 

2 Heaping Cups of pumpkin (not pie filling) 
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Tsp pumpkin pie filling

Whisk all ingredients into pancake mix until smooth 

I like to make big pancakes so i use the 1 cup to drizzle batter into hot buttered pan & then some. 

Each side takes about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes 

I hope you all enjoy them as much as we did and as always please leave feedback or questions if you would like.