Vanilla Panna Cotta with Blueberry Coulis

A month our so ago we had lunch with some friends and this was the dessert  that was made for us and I fell IN LOVE with it. So this last weekend when we had people over for dinner I knew it would be a chance to make it myself. Below is the original recipe which…

Slow Cooker Queso

On Super Bowl Sunday we had a party at the church and I decided to make this Queso dip. I’ve always wanted to make this kind of cheese/salsa thing but I wanted to make something a bit more complicated the the usual Velveeta Cheese and jar of salsa option that is a more traditional Texas Queso….

Roast Beef Philly Cheese Sandwiches

INGREDIENTS (Recipe for 4 people) 75g per person of Roast Beef deli sliced  1 Package of AuJus 1 Package of Roast Beef/Brown Gravy  2-3 Red or Green Peppers 1 Yellow Onion 20 Mushrooms  Mozzarella Cheese Shredded 4 Panini Buns PREPARATION  Follow the directions on the Au Jus and Gravy packages and mix it all together…

KOREAN SHORT RIB TACOS WITH CRUNCHY ASIAN SLAW

This was #2 of my 52 week challenge. The recipe comes from “Taco Night by Willams-Sonoma” and if you like it PLEASE buy the book. There is a ton of epic recipes in this book. I did modify the original recipe with regards to the protein (I bought the wrong thing) but it turned out…

Pico De Gallo and Guacamole

Mexican food is a staple in the Criss home, like 3 times a week kind of staple. A number of years ago while in Mexico we had the fortune of trying REAL MEXICAN food. Not our American style Mexican or Tex-Mex but “authentic from a hole in the wall where the locals eat” kind of…

Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Bread Ring Dip

INGREDIENTS 1 package dinner roll dough 8 oz Cream cheese 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated 1/2 cup Romano cheese grated 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese grated 1/4 cup Sour cream 1 1/2 cup Artichokes – chopped 1 tsp Garlic – chopped 1 tsp basil 1/2 tsp Red pepper 3/4 cup spinach – chopped butter; melted PREPARATION Spray pan with non-stick spray and pre-heat oven to 375. Roll dough…

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Main Ingredients  16 slices firm white bread cut into 1 inch cubes 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (or Neufchatel cheese), softened 1 cup fresh blueberries 4 eggs, beaten 3 cups milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/3 cup maple syrup Topping 1 Tbsp. white sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon Compote 3/4 cup white sugar (you can…

Traditional Ukrainian Perogies

The following recipe is my Mom’s and Grandmothers official pyrohy recipe. I spent most of my childhood eating and learning how to make various parts of this recipe. A few years ago when my Mom passed away I decided it was time to learn and master the recipes of my childhood. Every time I make…

First 5 Days

It has been 5 days since Twyla and I started the 5 Ingredients Challenge  and so far so good. To be honest it really hasn’t be that hard. There have been a few issues… I really miss sauces specifically Ranch and Ketchup: On monday I went through our fridge to see what we could and couldn’t eat… it was…

The 5 Ingredients Challenge

Any one who knows Twyla and I at all know we love food. We love making food, we love eating good food, we love serving food, and we love food adventures. Our food adventures are not always adventurous (in type of food), but I like to think we are willing to try different ways of…

Mexico and Food

Yesterday I got back from my churches Mexico Missions trip. This year a team of 9 people including 4 high school students traveled down to San Quintin for a week long missions trip. We spent the week building a house for a local family and it was a life changing week. We believe that God…

Hawaii Food: Waikiki

Here is the first of 4 posts outlining the best and worst of our food adventure when we were in Hawaii. If you have questions or would like more info email me at jessecriss@outlook.com Eggs’n Things 343 Saratoga Rd $10-12 Review: This was a very good breakfast place. It was your standard eggs breakfast but the…