Recipes and food posts, February 1st — slow cooker, chinese food, grilled chese, cuban sandwiches

Bread
There’s nothing like the smell of baked bread, of any kind. I love bread, buscuits, muffins, corn bread, croissants, and.. well, all kinds. Culicurious.com has a wonderful Beer and Cheddar Quick Bread Recipe listed that looks divine. It also looks amazing ly easy. In fact, I have all the ingredients to make this in my pantry right now. Hmmm.

Chinese food
I love trying out new Chinese food recipes, especially if I can make it using things I usually keep in my pantry. This “Orange Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry” recipe comes close. The only thing I don’t currently have in my pantry is the cornstarch and the orange zest. 

Sandwiches
I love love love grilled cheese sandwiches. I found a great recipe for grilled cheese that I’ve actually tried. Fabulous! You can check out the recipe at “OMG-AreYouKiddingMe-SeriouslyGood Grilled Cheese” while I just make myself another.

My sister loves cuban sandwiches, which in Houston means I end up eating at Cafe Piquet quite a bit. So I going to share this recipe with her, “Cuban Sandwiches | Pressed Toasted Sandwiches.” 

Slow cooker
CBSNews.com has a compilation of recipes in their article “Lose weight: Slow-cook your dinner while at work” that has me thinking about actually buying a slow cooker.

Dessert
I’m never making them myself, but the Thyme of Taste has a wonderful post featuring “Ridiculous Cinnamon Rolls” that I just had to share. (By the way, the reason I’m never making them is that I enjoy good good a lot more than I enjoy making it.)

Pancakes probably don’t count as dessert to other people, but they do the way I eat them — covered in mounds of butter and syrup. This recipe for “Spiced Squash Pancakes” from the Martha Stewart website look both delicious and easy to make. You make them in an oven!

I love chocolate with a dedication that has endured many years. It never occurred to me that I could make my own truffles. I came across this very easy Dark Chocolate Truffle recipe that actually looks like something I might be able to make. 

Chewy Granola Bars, covered in chocolate, have made my list of things to try and make thanks to these recipes from New Nostalgia. The recipes include “Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Candy Bars” and “Homemade Chewy Granola Bars.”


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