At Home With Mrs. Kilgore

A Fast Fry

Hello, Hello!

I’m fairly new (and late) to the Air Fryer thing but let me tell you it’s a total game changer! Like many I’ve spoken with I thought it was mostly just for things that actually got fried and I’m not really big into that. But, recently our microwave broke and needed a part. Apparently I use my microwave a lot because we couldn’t deal. We always wanted an air fryer so we figured it was the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon.

I’ve talked a lot on here about how much I love the Skinnytaste Cookbooks and when they recently came out with a book just for air frying, I’m not going to lie it made me want one that much more. The thing I love the most about the combination of this book and fryer? It’s FAST!

Here is my new favorite recipe from The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook:

Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Stuffed Portobellos

(I cut the recipe in half since I wasn’t making four so this serves two.)

What you need:

2 large Portobello caps (deep and not broken)

Olive oil spray

salt

1 medium tomato

1/2 cup chopped spinach

1/4 cup feta cheese

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/8 cup fresh basil

1 Tbsp panko breadcrumbs

1/2 Tbsp fresh oregano

1/2 Tbsp parm cheese

What to do:

Scrape out the mushrooms and spray both sides with olive oil and add a pinch of salt. Then, combine tomatoes, spinach, feta, garlic, basil, panko, oregano, parm, salt/pepper and fill each mushroom.

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Preheat your fryer to 370 degrees. Then, simply place your stuffed portobellos in that bad boy for 10-12 minutes. That’s it. This recipe is so easy I made two different lunches other than this one at the same time.

No air fryer? No problem. Just do this in the oven on 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or so.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day Friends!

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Savory Fall Scallops

If you’ve visited this page or my Insta then you know I’ve been pretty excited for Fall to say the least. Along with cooler weather, I am always thrilled to get busy in the kitchen with all things Fall. One of my very favorite foods to eat are scallops and I love experimenting with different kinds of recipes that involve them.

For today’s Perfectly Plated, I’m making Broiled Scallop Gratin with Pumpkin. I deeply love French Cuisine so this seasonal recipe was right up my alley. Before you attempt it, it’s important to know exactly what Gratin is. It sounds fancy (and is) but really isn’t hard to make. To the right is a little vocabulary lesson on exactly what is being made.

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Broiled Scallop Gratin with Pumpkin

6 sea scallops

2 Tbsp butter

1/2 white onion

5 baby Portobello mushrooms

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 nutmeg

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

fresh chives for garnishing

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This is so fancy-simple! When you’re cooking scallops always make sure you rinse them well and then pat them dry. After patting them, just sprinkle them with sea salt and put in the fridge until you are ready for them.

In a large pan, heat 1 Tbsp over medium heat. After the butter melts, throw in your onion and sauté for a couple minutes then add the sliced mushrooms. After the mushrooms are cooked divide this mixture into two ramekins.

Add the last Tbsp of butter to the pan and put the heat to low add in the milk and pumpkin and whisk until creamy. Then, season the mixture with cayenne, salt, and nutmeg. Remove from heat and turn on your broiler.

Set scallops on top of your onion/mushroom mix and pour the pumpkin mixture around (but not on top of) the scallops. After this, divide your parm cheese onto both ramekins. Broil these for about 7 minutes but don’t let your scallops get too brown. After these come out of the oven and cool for a couple minutes add the fresh chives and enjoy!

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Chic & Boozy

Hello Friday and hello weekend I'm so ready for you! Mostly because its our last one off in a loooooooooong time. 

It's no secret that Fall Fashion is on my brain and I'm pretty much living for it right now. So for today's Martini Moment, I bring you a chic DIY and a very fun and potent drink recipe.

I've said it a million times: I love feathers!! So when they are on the runways I basically freak out. And there are a lot of feathers on the runways for this season. Today, I'm sharing a fun way that you can make your own earrings with the feather trend because not only are feathers on garments they are on accessories! This DIY is quick and so SO trendy! 

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Here is what you need: 

(I went to Hobby Lobby) 

Wire of your desired color

Your choice of feathers and beads

Wire cutters

E6000 glue

J Hooks

Simply cut your wire as big or small as you'd like your earring. Then, loop your feathers through the wire (with these, from Hobby Lobby you can adjust the plastic loop at the top), add some beads on the sides, and then glue your wire circle with the E6000 glue (or solder if you're confident enough which I was not). After that, snap your circle into your J Hook. Boom! Chic and ready for date night! 

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But what's date night without a drink before you walk out the door?!  

You guys, beware this drink is strong. Tasty but strong. I love Chambord so I thought it would be such a cool drink recipe. 

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Simply add everything except the cherry to a martini shaker over ice minus the cherry and strain into a martini glass. 

I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!

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