Gluten Free Fudge Drop Cookies
Adapted to Gluten Free from http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/fudge-drops-recipe?recipe_id=R731 These cookies develop an attractive shiny, cracked top surface as they bake. Be sure to allow them to cool before moving them off the baking sheet, as they’re very delicate while hot. Step-by-step photos illustrating how to make these cookies are available at Bakers’ Banter, the King...
Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Adapted to gluten-free, from http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/08/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/ Makes a 10-inch double-layer cake; 16-24 servings, maybe more. 2 cups Gluten Free Mama’s Almond Flour Blend plus more for dusting 1 cup amber agave nectar 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process 2 teaspoons...
Thank You Google (AKA Curry Baked Brie with...
Thank you Google! Trying to search for “Prune Matzoh Brei”, Google asks me “Did you mean to search for Prune Matzoh Brie”. Maybe I should have specified Jewish Matzoh Brei, maybe it was fate. Either way, I dropped my laptop and ran to the kitchen. Three great tastes that taste great together. Combining three of my favorite things to form Voltron. Getting carried away...
Not Your Grandmother's Banana Cream Pie
Animal Cracker Crust 6 oz chocolate animal cracker cookies by weight (about 1/2 package) 6 tbsp (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 10-12 pieces 2 tsp sugar Pulse animal crackers in food processor about 20 seconds until large crumbs. Combine all ingredients in processor and pulse until mixture resembles moist clumps, about 1 minute. Pour to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish and press...
Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
Sorry for the poor image quality, I lost my camera and took these with my cell. Just like Grandma used to make. Wait, grandma never made black bean soup. Um, just like someone’s grandma used to make. Adapted from www.SmittenKitchen.com Yield: 4 small cups of soup (appetizer sized). Easily doubled for entrees. 2Tbsp oil for sauteeing 1 small green pepper, chopped 1 small red pepper,...
I know this is going to be my 3rd meatloaf recipe but common, meatloaf is, well, meatloaf and there’s a million ways to make it. This one packs a huge twist, though. It’s not actually meat. Well, it’s turkey, not beef. Shocking, I know. Many people have experienced ground turkey in hockey-puck form. I myself am guilty of over cooking it numerous times since I’m afraid to...
Grandma's Zucchini Burgers
Sorry, no witty commentary today. Just not feeling up to it. On with the food… Grandma’s Zucchini Burgers 3 medium zucchini peeled and shredded 1 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs 1 cup shredded mixed Parmesan and Romano cheeses 1 large onion, shredded 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4...
Pics of the garden
Brussels Sprouts More Brussels Sprouts Italian Peppers Habaneros! Salad Greens San Marzano Tomatos More San Marzano Tomatos My one and only coral rose
Great Grandma's Lasagna. Sort of.
My great grandmother was Slovak. Not exactly the person you’d think would be cooking a lasagna. And she wasn’t. But she did, however, make her own cheeses from unpasteurized milk and roll dough for pierogies and as most people know a pierogi is just a ravioli with a funnier name. Living in the city, we were directly upstairs from my great grandparents and only a few blocks from...
Meatloaf, back by special request.
For those of you that aren’t new here, you know that for the last month or so I’ve imposed vegetarianism on myself in an attempt to improve a frustrating medical condition. The long and short of it is, I *really* like beef. This is like a smoker quitting cold turkey when they find out they’re pregnant. It’s not something you want to do, but unless you want mutant tumors...
Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Yet again I have attempted a cake from @SmittenKitchen. Not only A cake, THE cake. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting. So simple yet so easy for it to go terribly wrong. This is the classic. Everyone knows what it should taste like, at least in their opinion. It’s my fiance’s favorite type of cake. When I stumbled across this recipe, I asked “What do you think about this?”...
Meatballs, burgers and buns, oh my!
First came Veggie Patch brand meatless meatballs. The other day after work I had a pow-wow with my other half as to a plan of attack. With the meeting of the brain trust, it was decided that we would cook the meatless meatballs in the most flavorful way possible for this first encounter. I heated a couple tablespoons of olive oil (not extra virgin - it will burn!) until shimmering in the pan. I...
A new adventure...
Due to some recent medical problems, my doctor has suggested that I go vegetarian. I’ve got mixed feelings about this, because while I appreciate the reasoning behind it, I really like meat. Then again, when I was young I was vegetarian. Believe it or not, I actually like tofu and regularly eat meals that have no meat. Not purposely; it’s just how things work out. For now, I guess...
Home grown cook →
My friend Leo and his amazing garden is my inspiration. Granted, his garden is like 10x larger than mine, but he has to grow enough to satisfy both his needs and the deer…
Found this recipe @SmittenKitchen. It reminded me of a cake my grandfather used to make at Alpine Bakery. His had a thin layer of some sort of buttercream (or the like) on top layer and that was sprinkled with toasted, flaked coconut instead of almond slivers but it was essentially the same: a delicate almond cookie-cake with citrus notes and a creamy raspberry jam. Every year, my mother...