Thursday, November 11, 2010
It was a meat and potatoes type of night. A bit cold outside and we were hungry. Lamb and pan fried potatoes with a very special sauce filled with chanterelle mushrooms and do you see anything particularly interesting in the sauce?
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I know! It isn't Christmas yet, but we have lots of happiness going on this Christmas and I don't know, or rather didn't know how to make a sugar cookie. This is it! I generally don't care for sugar cookies, but this beauty is tasty. I will admit that I did half whole wheat flour and half all purpose, I also added a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon. I don't think the cinnamon was needed, but the nutmeg, really did the job.
I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com and adjusted it as noted above.
Christmas, will be perfect this year.
I was also thinking that adding a little coconut or chopped macadamia nuts to the cookies would be so yummy!
Let me know if you give this a try.
1-1/3 cups and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour,
baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and
vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into
balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet
two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks
P.S. This recipe makes about 24 cookies.
P.S.S. DO NOT cook this babies any longer than 8 minutes or they will become much too crunchy. In fact, I started checking on them after 6 minutes, as our oven can get rather hot.
P.S.S.S. I also rolled some of the cookies in a bit of powdered sugar, and those were my favorite!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Beef carpaccio is hands down, one of my favorite foods. But for you vegetarians out there, or just for the beet lovers, this beet carpaccio is fast topping my list. We served this one with a homemade vinaigrette, topped with smoky and spicy gouda and fresh green onions. At the end of dinner, when we still wanted just a bit more, we tried it with a mild goat cheese, which was to die for and would have been even better if the cheese had been a bit more sharp, a bit more goaty!
Monday, July 5, 2010
There are a plethora of kale chip recipes out there so I won't worry about typing one up. But they are delicious!
Don't forget to cut the center ribs and stems(I didnt'!) and I used a tad too much salt(but I love salt). I think next time I will make larger pieces for a bit more bite.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Don't just take my word for it. Make it. I changed a few things, I used frozen berries, cause that is what I had on hand, added a little sugar and cinnamon to the crust. Also, in my oven it only took about 20 minutes, so keep an eye on it.
Oh, and I didn't have any cornstarch, so I just did without. Cooked the berries in water and sugar 'til a little of the water evaporated.
Now for the recipe!
3/4 c. water
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. sugar
3 c. strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or peaches
In saucepan combine water, cornstarch, and sugar. Bring to boil. Cook 1 minute. Add berries and remove from heat. Pour into 9 or 10 inch pie plate. Top with cobbler.
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 c. milk
3 tbsp. oil
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix milk and oil; add to flour. Work to ball and drop over berries. Bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes.