Roasted Mandarin Orange Carrots

I found a recipe for Mandarin Rainbow Roasted Carrrots Here and thought that sounded really delicious. I didn't have any rainbow carrots but I do want to try them soon but I did have some baby carrots in the fridge so I used them. DEELICIOUS!

Roasted Mandarin Orange Carrots

I am all about delicious easy food ideas and this does not get any easier. Roasting brings out the sweetness of just about any root vegetable and I just love the flavor mixed with some herbs!

Recipe for 4 servings  preheat oven to 375 degrees
1 small bag of baby carrots
3 mandarin oranges 
1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary 
salt and pepper
olive oil or coconut oil, grapeseed oil whatever your preference

Directions
place carrots on baking sheet, Peel mandarin oranges and squeeze juice of one over the carrots, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and fresh rosemary. Roast in the over for 30-35 mintues until they are fork tender and a little golden brown. I like my veggies to have a little bit of a crunch...me no like soggy vegetables. 

I think adding some sliced onion to this would be really yummy too!

Let me know if you try them. 

Healthy Super Bowl Football Food

Over the years we have tried to make Super Bowl food in fun and healthy ways so I thought I would share a few of them with you.

Pineapple football fruit platter
Just by carving the pineapple in a football shape and adding slices of strawberries for the laces makes it look kind of like football. Plus we added lots of other fruits all around the base.

Super Bowl Football Food- Pineapple football fruit platter

or how about a football veggie tray? Using the colorful vegetables you can create a football shape and snap peas for the laces. Using your creativity makes it fun!
Super Bowl Football Food - Football veggie tray
Last year my daughter made this quacamole and bean dip and used sour cream to pipe out the yard lines and names of the teams!

Super Bowl Football Food

Football Cupcakes! White cupcakes with white frosting and green sprinkles with a chocolate dipped strawberry football on the top! The laces are piped on with white frosting. So cute!
Super Bowl Football Cupcakes, Football Cupcakes

Now lest you think we only eat these things we usually serve little weenies with BBQ sauce, crackers and cheese, corn chips and shredded pork sandwiches! So we mix the unhealthy with the healthy :)

What do you love to serve for the Super Bowl?
I did a fun graduation party in blue and white but you could do the same thing in the colors of your team to have a nice party. You will love the treat ideas with little flags that could be your team flag! Super simple but cute!



Pheasant Breasts with Pomegranate Sauce

OH. MY. GOSH. 
These turned out amazing!!!
 My daughters boyfriends went hunting and brought us back some pheasant... I had never cooked pheasant before but let me tell you how delicious these are!!Pheasant Breasts with Pomegranate Sauce Cooking with The Style Sisters
I looked around for some recipe ideas because I was unfamiliar with Pheasant breasts and I found a recipe for pheasant popper appetizer and decided to come up with a similar idea. Most of these recipes use Jalapeno peppers but I chose to use a green pepper.

Ingredients
4 Pheasant breasts cleaned and ready
4 strips bacon
4 Tbsp cream cheese
1 green or red pepper
salt and pepper
Pomegranate jam or jelly
Olive oil

These were really simple to make and quick to cook too!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Directions
1. I placed about a tablespoon of cream cheese in the center of each breast topped with a slice or two of the peppers, sprinkled salt and pepper on each breast.

2. Roll up each breast with bacon and secure with tooth pick

Pheasant Breasts with Pomegranate Sauce Cooking with The Style Sisters
3. Add olive oil to black cast iron pan..(I have found this pan browns really nice) Cook over medium heat until browned on all sides about 4-6 minutes turning to make sure each side is browned.

Pheasant Breasts with Pomegranate Sauce Cooking with The Style Sisters
4. While breasts are cooking heat up some Pomegranate jelly in another pan or microwave until melted. My cute neighbor made this at Christmas and gave us some..soooo delicious!!

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5. Pour melted jelly over the breasts to coat them and then pop the frying pan into the oven at 375 degrees for just about 7 or 8 minutes to finish cooking.
Pheasant Breasts with Pomegranate Sauce

These pheasant breasts are pretty small and an adult could probably eat two but we each had one and ohhh were they good!! 
I served kind of a rice pilaf and mandarin orange carrots with this. 
Recipes for those will be coming up on the blog!

Karin 

Have you ever cooked pheasant breasts?