Recent Cooking Adventures

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a white plate topped with pastries covered in icing on top of a colorful table cloth
Charlotte was Both
Success! Great hot cross buns for #goodfriday .. Recipe thanks to @kingarthurflour . More process photos in Stories. #food #easter #easterfood #catholic
a stack of cornbreads with honey drizzled on top, sitting on a black surface
Brown Butter Rosemary Orange Cornbread
Brown Butter Rosemary Orange Cornbread
chocolate cookies are stacked on top of each other
Chewy Ginger Chocolate Cookies
Joy the Baker - Ginger Chocolate cookies. Very good!
a blue and white bowl filled with meat, beans and cilantroo garnish
Pork and Poblano Stew
Pork and Poblano Stew. Made this tonight (12/30) - it was fantastic.
2h 30m
several muffins with powdered sugar on top
Doughnut Muffins
Doughnut muffins - big hit on Christmas morning!
freshly baked rolls on a baking sheet ready to be cooked in the oven for dinner
Homemade Pull Apart Dinner Rolls
Homemade Pull Apart Dinner Rolls | Amanda's Cookin'
a spoon full of ice cream sitting on top of a counter next to a container
Ice Cream Update
Using a new ice cream base recipe.
a blueberry pie is sitting on a white platter and ready to be eaten
Peach Blueberry Clafouti - this was good. The batter is very eggy, and I prefer less of an egg taste, so I probably won't make it again. Easy, though. I can almost see it as a breakfast thing.
a white plate topped with a salad next to a fork and glass filled with water
in the kitchen with: giao trac’s shredded chicken salad with spicy ginger dressing
Chinese Chicken Salad with spicy ginger dressing - This was good with the following changes: I doubled the amount of dressing and I let it sit for a while.
a white bowl filled with pasta on top of a wooden table
Spaghetti all'Amatriciana
Spaghetti all'Amatriciana from Michael Chiarello - made tonight. (5/22) HUGE success. Delicious.
a white plate topped with pieces of food on top of a blue and white table cloth
Butter Pecan Shortbread - Brown Sugar Butter Pecan Cookie Bars!
Easiest, simplest, crowd-pleaser ever. Butter pecan shortbread
sliced loaf of bread sitting on top of a wooden cutting board
Lemon Rosemary Zucchini Bread
Lemon rosemary bread - it's very good. Boys not crazy about it, but it *is* very good!
1h 0m
the food is cooked and ready to be eaten in the pan on the stove top
Northern Italian Caponata with Potatoes
Michael Chiarello's Northern Italian Caponata. Excellent!
several muffins sitting on top of a table next to each other
Banana Oat Mini-Muffins. From bowl to counter to mouth of kids after school - 20 minutes.
two pieces of oatmeal bars sitting on top of a paper towel next to each other
Dulce de Leche or Arequipe Bars
dulce de leche bars. There are many recipes for this kind of thing out there - this one was very simple - just crumb bottom and topping with dulce de leche spread in the middle. Excellent.
three cookies stacked on top of each other
Oatmeal/Carrot/Chocolate Chip Cookies. Very good. Moist, not super icky sweet. A hit.
a piece of bread sitting on top of a table next to a green wall in the background
Carrot Zucchini Bread
Made this. It was a big hit.
two pictures side by side one with brownies and the other with bites taken out of it
Made these this afternoon. Very good. Won't be making bar brownies anymore.
a half eaten donut with icing sitting on top of a table
Easy Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Made these last night for a school event. They were okay - but I won't bother with them again. Will just make regular cinnamon rolls!
three blueberry muffins sitting on top of a white table next to each other
Expletive-Worthy Ricotta Blueberry Muffins
ricotta blueberry muffins - made these last night for a school event. Turned out great. Will do this again.
some bread rolls with sesame seeds on them
miniature soft pretzels
Success! Very good - not as greasy as Auntie Annie's - but still good!
a close up of a cake on a cooling rack with blueberries and other toppings
Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe | Chocolate & Zucchini
This is fantastic. Wait a day after baking it to serve.
a glass filled with green liquid sitting on top of a wooden table next to an olive branch
How to Make Herbal Tea Using Fresh Sage
It's good. Sage-y.
a taco with meat, lettuce and tomatoes on it next to a fork
How To Make Mexican Braised Beef in a Slow Cooker
Mexican braised beef - made it today. Rich & delicious.
a piece of pie on a plate with a fork
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Made this today. Technique of draining the fruit and boiling the juices down worked perfectly to produce a non-soupy pie.
two blueberry scones sitting on top of a white plate next to a green plant
Blueberry Scones & Thank You
Made these.
vanilla ice cream in small silver bowls with spoons on the table next to it
Vanilla Ice Cream
David Lebovitz's basic vanilla ice cream recipe. It's perfect. Added mini-chocolate chips last time.
a close up of food on a cooling rack
Rosemary Focaccia Recipe
Rosemary Focaccia - a day-long endeavor but absolutely worth it.
4h 50m
a pan filled with ice cream next to a bowl and spoon on a blue cloth
Nutrisystem Coupons and Favorite Foods
Dulce de leche ice cream - my favorite ice cream that I've made this summer.
three scoops of ice cream in a glass bowl with mint sprig on top
Lemon, Lime & Mint Sorbet
Lemon-lime-mint sorbet. Strong but wonderful