Recipes and Food Posts, November 7

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Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

A great variation on pumpkin pies, this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Parfaits will be a big hit with your kids. The recipe is from Weelicious Lunches.

Turkeys

Lifehacker claims to have the best “this is how to cook your turkey” approach/recipe. I came across this last year, when I was cooking turducken, so I bookmarked it to share this year. Source: This Is How You Should Cook Your Turkey (to Avoid Wasting Hours) || Lifehacker.

Recipes & Food Posts, July 4

Breakfast Cookies

I am never going to make these myself, but I am going to try and find someone else to make them for me… Breakfast Cookies! Made with apple sauce, oats, flax seed, pistachios, dried cherries and other good stuff.

Cooking Tips

This post at The Splendid Table covers five cooking tips, with instructions:

  • Never drop potatoes into boiling water;
  • Preheat the pan before you roast vegetables;
  • Cut onions vertically if you want them to hold their shape;
  • When mixing a batter, alternately add wet and dry ingredients; and,
  • Press tofu to achieve a golden crust.

Curried Cauliflower

Cooking with curry is something I’ve started doing more in the last few years. I’ve made it a rule to keep yellow curry powder and coconut milk as common items in my pantry. This recipe for Cauliflower Chickpea Curry looks like something I will definitely try.

Fried Chicken

Want the secret to great fried chicken? This the kitchn post tells us to pre-cook the chicken before frying, so you only have to concentrate on browning and crisping. Sounds good to me.

Herbs

Learn more about herbs from Lifehacker’s “This Infographic Tells you How to Best Use Herbs in Your Cooking.”

Grilled Peaches

If you’ve ever wanted to make grilled peaches, then this recipe from Modern Mami is a must-read. Basically, you halve and pit the peach, grill (yes, on a real grill), then cut and toss with brown sugar. Top with ice cream. Check out the recipe for additional do’s and don’ts, and some luscious-looking pics.

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My superpowers

To help get be back into the blogging groove, I’m trying out The SITS Girls daily writing prompts. Today I am supposed to discuss what my superpowers would be… if I actually had them.

If I were a superhero I think I would be Dessert Girl! As Dessert Girl I would have the power to turn anything I touched into a fresh, fabulous dessert. And the great part would be that it would only work when I wanted it to work, so I could still touch things.

I am fairly certain that if I ran a log of what kinds of desserts I created (with my mind) I would end up with a large amount of cheesecake. I can eat cheesecake every day — plain, with caramel, with nuts, with fruit, with whipped cream. All kinds.

What would your superpower be?

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Recipes & Food Posts, June 6

Brine

In case you were wondering, Food52.com tells us “How to Brine Meat — And Why You Should Bother.” A good post to bookmark for next Thanksgiving.

Cheesecake

I know that this recipe for Ricotta and Sour Cherry Jam Crostata isn’t identified as cheesecake, but it looks very similar to the Mexican Cheesecake my aunts make. Those use cream cheese in small quantities. I’m going to try this, though I doubt I’ll make the crust from scratch.

Garlic

And for another cooking how to, Lifehack.org has a video showing us “How to Peel Garlic.” Of course, I buy my garlic already minced. But I never claimed to be a gourmet anything.

Meatballs

Meatballs are a good recipe for something you can make in advance and just reheat when needed. Weelicious has a good recipe for Meatloaf Meatballs to try out.

Picnic

Planning a picnic? Moms Confession has a complete list of what to bring in “Planning The Perfect Picnic This Summer.”

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Recipes & Food Posts, May 2

2013.11 Recipes-smDulce de Leche

I’ve never made Dulce de Leche myself, but I love having the candy when it’s available. Food52 has a recipe that I’m going to try out, I think. It seems simple enough that even I can make it.

Pineapple-Lime Tequila Cooler

Sweet Life Bake has a good cooler recipe that will be good to bookmark for the summer. The main ingredients are pineapple juice, lime juice and tequila.

Recipes & Food Posts, April 4

2013.11 Recipes-smChicken Fried Rice

Modern Mami has a Chicken Fried Rice recipe that uses only 5 ingredients: oil, chicken, veggies, rice and soy sauce. Simple and easy.

Chocolate Covered Bacon

I really want to make this recipe: Chocolate Covered Bacon. I mean, it’s bacon covered in chocolate. What could be better?

Mac and Cheese

I love love love Mac and Cheese, but I’ve never been able to make good mac and cheese from scratch. Food52 pulled together a few recipes you might want to try, I know I will. I am determined to master this dish to my satisfaction. Because, really, making a good mac and cheese should be a requirement.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

These are among my favorites, but I’ve never made them myself. Going to have to try this recipe from Latino Foodie… someday.

Spicy Shrimp

I really liked this Spicy Shrimp with Orange Brown Butter recipe. Mostly, I really like the orange brown butter sauce on it. Yummy.

 

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