So I was perusing the kitchen looking for something to make for dinner, supplies are low in the family larder and I’m having to get a little creative.
I spot the thawed out pork chops and immediately thought Oo Cheesy rice!!!! (I know, I don’t know how I made that connection either).
I busted out my handy-dandy rice cooker and went to work! Continue reading
Ok, seriously, if I had known that Focaccia bread was so easy, I would have been making it ages ago. It’s an amazing treat, and a great way to impress guests because they will have no idea how easy it was to make fresh focaccia bread for sandwiches or dipping in various sauces for a yummy snack.
Are you ready for how easy this is? You will need a gaggle of spices, so raid your mom’s spice rack if you can’t find the spices in your own. (I love you Mom!)
This particular item, I’m pretty proud to admit, was one of my own devising. I combined my experience with calzones and pizza, to create a magical bowl of pizza like delights. Have you ever found yourself thinking, man, I want some pizza, but I totally want to eat it out of a bowl! If you have, you’re weird but yay!
First you need dough, you can buy refrigerated dough at any grocery store if you don’t want to put in the effort. I will say, homemade dough from scratch is pretty bomb.
When I woke up this morning and decided to make something awesome (Fruit Crepes) it didn’t just stop at one item. I thought, hey, I’ve got nothing to do with myself today (that’s a lie, I really need to clean), why not make awesome food! So, after the crepes, I thought, what says breakfast? Eggs! So I was inspired to try something different than just the usual egg arsenal for breakfast. I read a recipe a little while ago about “Egg in a Cloud”. Looked tasty, so why not? Ok, first thing you should know…
Have someone with strong, fit arms around…seriously, it is super exhausting, OR have an electric mixer. For the record, my arms are still really sore….
Ok, I was up early, and feeling ambitious. So I thought, “Hey, why don’t you try to make something awesome this morning!”. So I snagged a recipe out of one of my cook books for Whole Wheat fruit crepes. It was surprisingly simple, I think the heat on my stove was up too high, but otherwise, it was delicious and easy.
1/2 Whole Wheat Flour
2 egg whites
1/2 skim milk
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp vegatable oil
1/2 cup mixed fresh or frozen berries, thawed and drained
Fruit for Crepe’s
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
OK! I whisked together the wheat flour, egg whites, salt, and oil in a mixing bowl until everything what smooth. Then,
I call this B*tchin’ BBQ Chicken because one; it’s b*tchin’, two; it brings a nice level of convenience and tastiness with some serious tones of heat. It’s all around a crowd pleasing dish and not difficult to manage for beginner cooks and still awesome for regular cooks.
Cilantro(fresh is always best but dried will do)
A couple limes
Salt (I use sea salt, but table salt is fine)
Homemade BBQ sauce
I’ve mentioned the Memphis BBQ Sauce before as being amazing. I made some for my tri-tip about a week ago, so I have plenty of leftover sauce. If you have your own favorite sauce, awesome, use it, but you really ought
Oh yeah, you read that right. Buffalo Steak. Isn’t is supposed to be Buffalo Chicken?- You might ask? My answer, as always, I don’t think there should be rules in cooking. If it tastes good eat it!
This little concoction came about due to a dinner request by the fiance. He loves buffalo chicken, and he’s incredibly fond of the steak I cook, so he asked for the buffalo variety.
If you have your perfect way to cook your steak, go for it! I won’t stop you, but I make a mean steak that wont just call you names or tie your shoelaces together, it will also be delicious and tender! Alright, so here’s instructions for the steak! Continue reading
So, quite a few people shy away from this particular condiment, mostly out of a distrust for the weird goopy texture and mysterious appearance. Well today I did some research, and it is not as scary or gross as I thought it was. For example, did you know that all mayonnaise is made of is oil and egg yolk? Through a process called emulsion, which is when two liquids that shouldn’t combine do, like a buddy cop movie! They shouldn’t go together, but for some reason and with just the right stabilizer they stick together!
Also, it wasn’t commercially available in the United States until about 1907. Which is funny to me because it’s a condiment that I imagine has been around forever. According to Wikipedia: Mayonnaiseit’s been around since the 1700′s. Originating from Mahon, Spain (thus the name origins).
Also from my readings I learned that a mayonnaise made with olive oil instead of regular oil is an aioli. So if you were ever wondering what an aioli is, tada!
Well last night, I tried to make myself some homemade mayonnaise or aioli. I do NOT recommend whisking by hand, because your arm will fall off. I fortunately had my little handheld electric mixer, which I quickly switched to after my first attempt whisking. Continue reading