Recipes and Food Posts, November 7

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. … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, July 4

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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 … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, June 6

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Brine In case you were wondering, 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, … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, May 2

Dulce 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. … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, April 4

Chicken 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 … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Cake Pans (video)

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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: What is the America's Test Kitchen Online Cooking … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, March 7

Bacon 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 … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, February 7

Cauliflower patties & soups I'm a big fan of cauliflower recipes. I like it roasted, grilled and just plain chopped. This recipe for cauliflower patties sounds like a good idea and something I want to test out. Food52 also shares this interesting recipe for cauliflower soup (and this one for curried cauliflower soup), something I hadn't even considered. The recipes look semi-simple, so I'm sharing and bookmarking them. Cheese Did you know there's a "right" way to wrap and store … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, January 3

Apple Pie has an interesting recipe that basically turns an apple into a self-serve mini apple pie. The ingredient list is short: Granny Smith apples, sugar, cinnamon, and pie crust. The hardest part is to core the apples then hollow them out. How to make sour cream last longer Want to make your sour cream last longer? Lifehacker recommends that you store it in the refrigerator upside down, via "Store Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese Upside Down for Longer Shelf Life." They got … [Read more...]