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.

 

How to Prepare Cake Pans (video)

American’s Test Kitchen has an interesting video that shows us how to prepare a cake pan to ensure that the cake doesn’t stick to it. Honestly, it seems like a lot of work. If I ever get back to baking cakes again (which seems unlikely right now) I will keep this in mind… though I don’t think I’ve ever bought any parchment paper.

About the video:

Don’t find yourself in a sticky situation: http://www.onlinecookingschool.com/sc…

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Recipes & Food Posts, March 7

2013.11 Recipes-smBacon

Want the best results from your bacon? Apparently you can reduce shrinkage by 50% simply by rinsing bacon in cold water before you cook it. Lifehacker also recommends cooking your bacon in the oven (which I recently started to do myself); best results are “baking” at 365 degrees for 10 minutes.

Bread Pudding

Food52 has a great post walking you through How to Make Bread Pudding Without a Recipe. To me, bread pudding is a Lent dish, so this is the perfect time of the year to attempt this non-recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Flourless)

I think I am going to have to make these. I like the idea of flourless cookies, and the recipe looks semi-easy.

Chocolate Souffle

If you’ve ever been tempted to make a chocolate souffle, then this post from Food52 is something you need to check out: How to Make Chocolate Soufflé + 3 Tips for Soufflé Success.

Chunky Queso Dip

April Monterrosa has a great queso recipe that includes sausage and ground beef. You make it in a slow cooker. Of course, it has Velveeta and Rotel. One to bookmark and make at a later date.

Curry Shrimp

If you’ve wanted to try to make curry at home or just want to find an easier recipe, then this Easy Coconut Shrimp Curry Recipe from Simply Recipes is one you need to check out. It’s basically the recipe I’ve already been following, but I make it with chicken. I keep coconut milk and curry powder in my pantry, as well as a bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer. I can make a curry dish on the fly whenever the mood hits. I am very fond of yellow curry. Try the recipe and let me know how it went.

Eggs

Did you know that you can freeze eggs? Momables gives some suggestions on how to do just that. Good info to have.

Microwave + Lemon = Clean

Did you know you can clean your microwave simply by microwaving a cut lemon in water, then using the steam to wipe it down? There are a few steps to follow, but The Kitchn makes it sound easy.

Popcorn

Mami Talks has a great recipe on how to make chocolate raspberry popcorn. I probably won’t included popcorn — I prefer nuts — but I am absolutely making this recipe.

Tomatoes

It turns out that you need to store tomatoes at room temperature. Storing them in the refrigerator, apparently, ruins them. Check out the Lifehacker article for more info.

King Cake Recipe for Mardi Gras (video)

I am never ever ever going to make King Cake from scratch. But for those of you who want to give it a try, here’s a recipe from Martha Stewart. (I do love eating Rosca de Reyes, so I will absolutely go out and buy one.)

SOURCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fCPbk1ei-k

7 Unexpected Ingredients You Might Be Eating For Lunch Today (infographic)

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Dispose of Used Frying Oil (video)

Video tips from America’s Test Kitchen:

All you need are four plastic bags and an extra pair of hands.


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About America’s Test Kitchen:

America’s Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

Each week, the cast of America’s Test Kitchen brings the recipes, testings, and tastings from Cook’s Illustrated magazine to life on our public television series. With more than 2 million viewers per episode, we are the most-watched cooking show on public television.
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