Jana of Cherry Tea Cakes was our July Daring Bakers’ host and she challenges us to make Fresh Frasiers inspired by recipes written by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson in the beautiful cookbook Tartine. This was an extremely fun challenge! I was worried that the preparation and assembly would take a long time, but … Continue reading K: Fresh Fraisier
Our anniversary was a couple weeks ago, and we decided we would make another one of our Sunset Dinners. We also went to see The King’s Speech, which is hands-down one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. You should go see it. Ok, shameless plug over. Back to the food. On … Continue reading D: Anniversary Dinner
I normally avoid summary lists of experiences, etc, but I thought this was an interesting list of “foods everyone should try.” I like to try new food, and I feel like I’m generally well eaten, so this maybe gives me a clue of things to look for in the future!
Erica of Erica’s Edibles was our host for the Daring Baker’s June challenge. Erica challenged us to be truly DARING by making homemade phyllo dough and then to use that homemade dough to make Baklava. This was another daring challenge for me, but I did manage to make a lovely dessert! (Note to self: never … Continue reading K: Baklava
We’re nearing the end of the soup season (it got over 80 outside today!), so this will likely be the last warm comfort food we’ll make for a while. That being said, it is one of my favorites – potato soup! Normally, I make this with leeks to add some depth of flavor. Only, I … Continue reading K: Potato Soup
Over the summer, I cooked a lot of meals for just me. I also went for a period without eating any dairy or meat products, so found a lot of relatively simple, vegetarian meals that were tasty, good for you, and easy to do on small scale. Since I was on my own for dinner … Continue reading K: Quick and Easy Dinner
As is traditional for us, we’re doing a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner: Papas Rellenas, Ceviche, Empanadas, and Pudding. (Hey, we’re using ground turkey in the papas!) I hope you’re all having a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that it’s a time of relaxation, fellowship, and delicious food! What’s on your menu?
Several years ago, two of our friends gave us their grill when they moved to a place that didn’t allow charcoal. We don’t use it very much (a combination of my working late and D not being a grill maestro), but it was glorious outside on Saturday. The result? A fully grilled dinner!
“On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three French hens.” Our third Christmas cookie is a French sable. I had never had this cookie before – they were very much like the chocolate version of a Sandie cookie. The dough was a little bit crumbly for my taste, but I … Continue reading K: 12 Days of Cookies – French Sables
The famous cookies that everyone wants the recipe for! Ingredients: 1 pkg(s) Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough 2 oz(s) Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted and cooled 3.5 oz(s) caramel candy (about 10 pieces) 1 tablespoon(s) milk 0.5 tablespoon(s) butter Number of servings: 15 Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the caramel candy in … Continue reading K: Pillsbury Pinwheel Cookies – The recipe