Monday, January 18, 2016

Simple Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon

Comfort food - we all love it, right? Sometimes, we just want something that tastes delicious, even if it's not *ahem* healthy, per se.  Bacon, cheese, oil and mushrooms. Some would argue these ingredients are healthy, some would say they aren't. Really, we don't care =)

One of Ken's favorite comfort snacks after a hard day at work, is Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon.

If you're a fan of mushrooms, cheese and bacon, then this is the perfect snack for you. Super simple, super quick, and delicious =D

You can use whatever mushrooms you'd like - Ken typically uses Cremini, Shiitake, or Portobello, as they all easily hold cheese.

First, simply arrange however many mushrooms you'd like on a cookie sheet or pan. Wrap the mushrooms in bacon, or simply place the bacon around the mushrooms. The bacon grease will keep the mushrooms from sticking to the pan, or burning on the bottoms.

*Note: If you'd rather not use bacon, you can lightly cover the bottom of the cookie sheet or pan in olive oil instead.  This keeps the mushrooms from burning, sticking, or drying out while cooking.

The stems should be removed from the mushrooms, if you want them truly filled with cheese. Fill each mushroom with as much grated cheese as you'd like.

Once set, bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked/cheese is melted. Basically, until it looks good to you. 

Time is irrelevant honestly, because it all depends on how cooked you want the bacon, or how melted you want the cheese, etc. It's all personal preference, so just make whatever looks good to you ;) 

Enjoy!! =D

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Recipes!

Hey food lovers! Hope you're all doing well =)

I love cooking for Christmas, and I'm trying to build up my recipe box a bit. I figured there's no better place to talk about food, than here!

What are some of your favorite recipes for the holidays?

We are doing a pot roast this year, with awesome sides like potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans and pies.

What do you plan to make this year? Let us know! =D

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hiya everybody!  Happy Thanksgiving!

I know this blog has been slightly boring for a while, which I hate, and makes me cringe.  I have definite plans to get back to blogging, on all my blogs, asap.

I wanted to take time out today though, to say thank you.

I don't know what you're doing today, or what your outlook on this holiday is, or if you even celebrate it.  What I do know, is that you're awesome, and I'm thankful for YOU.  When I say my prayers today, I'll be including you in there.

Thank you all for following us, for reading our goofy posts, and for always inspiring us to do better.

Have a wonderful day, no matter what you're doing, and we'll talk to you all soon! :D

~Rose & Ken

@Desert Rose

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oh Good Grief, This Blog Is So Neglected!

I feel terrible!  This poor blog has been sitting here patiently waiting for some attention.

In my busy schedule this year, I haven't been blogging all that much.  Which is a depressing admission in and of itself.  I've got a bunch of drafts of really fun post ideas, and no time to actually write them.

See, hubster and I are currently building a few (yes, few, as in, more than one) home businesses.  Not to mention the fact I've been spending just about every spare moment writing a book, and dealing with some medical issues that are stubbornly determined to overstay their welcome.  Our time seems stretched even thinner than normal, and fun blogs have been suffering because of it.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not making excuses.  Just explaining what's up, so you all (and this poor, lonely blog) know that I'm not done with my blogging fun.  No way!  We have so much to do, and, obviously, so little time to do it all.  I doubt the load will diminish much, we just have to get better at juggling...

I do plan to get back to my fun blogging as soon as I can.  This Winter should, fingers crossed, free up some of our time.  I hope.  I pray.

Thanks to everyone still holding a flickering ember of interest, and I promise, it won't be for naught.  I'll be back with awesome posts, as soon as I possibly can.  Big plans ahead guys and dolls, and I can't wait!!

Thank you for your continued support - you guys rock! =D

Ciao for now,

@Desert Rose & Fluttering Rose Petals.

Friday, June 5, 2015

What Flavor Cookie Would You Be?

Cookies are amazing.  Most have a favorite, but have you ever wondered what flavor you'd be, if you were a cookie?  Find out with this quiz, and let us know below!

I got:

Oatmeal Raisin
Whether you want to deny it or not, fruit is your best friend. You are the exotic and delicious love child of Mr. Fruit and Ms. Cookies!

You're adventurous, refreshingly interesting, and uncanny in the best way possible. That's why you're the oatmeal raisin cookie! Nothing makes sense about mixing a fruit with a cookie, but that's what amazing about you--YOU make it work.

So take your raisins, and your oatmeal, and that adventurous brown sugar exotic-ness and go on another oven raisin-g adventure! 

What did you get?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It's Ken's Birthday!!

Whoo hoo!! :D  It's Ken's birthday today, and we're going to celebrate!!   In honor of this epic man, we're going to have some of his favorite foods!  Just a simple Top Tens list, nothing fancy, just for fun.

10.  Chili
 Chili on Pinterest

9.  Steak & Potatoes
 Steak & Potatoes on Pinterest

8.  Pizza
 Pizza on Pinterest

7.  Spaghetti & Meatballs
 Spaghetti & Meatballs

6.  Meatball Sub
 Meatball Sub on Pinterest

5.  Curry
 Curry on Pinterest

4.  Minestrone
 Minestrone on Pinterest

3. Carbonara
 Carbonara on Pinterest

2.  Lasagna
 Lasagna on Pinterest

1.  Bacon Cheeseburger
 Bacon Cheeseburger on Pinterest

Eclectic mix, isn't it??  Cuz he's deep and mysterious, that's for sure!!!  I love how diverse he is, and how much he loves little bits of everything.

Happy Birthday Ken!! :D