FoodieCurious Recipes

Learn from my mistakes and successes in the kitchen. Enjoy the recipes I have created or altered as you have your own FoodieCurious adventures.

Mystery Box Spam & Stuffing Endive Boats

When I have a party I spend so much time in the planning phase that it can be truly stressful, so for my birthday, I decided to throw myself a mystery box dinner party!  No planning needed, I would just create our meal out of whatever everyone brought. This appetizer may be the wildest concoction […]

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos – Quick & easy weeknight fare

You know what I love about shrimp?  They are the one protein you can keep in the freezer and decide to eat them just about right away… and they still taste good!  There are so many ways to use them, so yesterday I got to work and dinner was delicious. Here’s my step by step […]

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FoodieCurious Gorgonzola Turkey Burgers

I almost always have some ground turkey on hand… since we try to keep things somewhat healthy I tend to pick up a pound or 2 of ground turkey every week at the store, and I always have some kind of recipe to use it in.  This recipe also works to make Gorgonzola Chicken Burgers, […]

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Quick loquat jam recipe

It’s that time of year! Loquat jam, jelly, preserves… whatever you want to call it – it’s delicious! You might have read my other loquat jam recipe, but it turns out that’s the official “extreme” way to preserve, and you can make it without the crazy waterbath and it seems to turn out just fine. […]

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Candied Blood Oranges dipped in Chocolate-WOW!

I didn’t even know how delicious this would be when I started this project… I just googled around to find ideas for my Blood Oranges, and a friend suggested bringing in a bit of chocolate. Just candied, these are like beautiful stained glass windows, and dipped in chocolate they are just gorgeous. You will need: […]

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Bacon Jam – a curious yet delicious spread!

We have some friends who have a Bacon Fest every fall… we get together and eat all kinds of bacon goodness. Last year I made Bacon Cups with Sweet Potato Hash and it was delicious. This year I started to look for recipes fairly early, and I ended up finding a great one for Bacon […]

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Turkey Chicken Hatch Chile White Bean Soup

The challenge…What do you do with thanksgiving leftovers? The answer… search your pantry and freezer and maybe you too can make Turkey Chicken Hatch Chile White Bean Soup. Ok, so that sounds like a lot of ingredients, but I saw this as a food network style challenge… and the magic is that I didn’t even […]

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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe… curiously hot

I’ve been thinking about Jalepeno Pepper Jelly for weeks, as my pepper plants have made more spice than I know what to do with. But, I thought, it’s going to take up so much time! But, I thought, it will be so messy! So, today was the day. I decided to tackle the jelly, and […]

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Kale, Mushroom and Bacon Baked Potato

I had a hankerin’ for a baked potato, but I didn’t want to load it up with all the usual (bad for me) suspects.  This quick saute made for a delicious and somewhat healthy meal, and I didn’t even notice the missing cheese! What you will need: 1 Baked potato 1 piece of bacon 1/2 […]

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Paula Deen’s Macaroni & Cheese Cups – My Twist on the Easiest Mac & Cheese you’ll ever make

You don’t need to slave over the stove and make a roux to have some fantastic homemade mac & cheese. I went to a True Blood season premiere party and I wanted to make something southern…what better side than mac & cheese.  This is a simple dish that was a hit!  It also makes a lot […]

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