Archive for May, 2009

Milk-Chocolate Cookies with Malted Cream

Milk-Chocolate Cookies with Malted Cream from Food & Wine magazine Holy cow! These were perfection. Delicious, with wonderful consistency. I have had problems in the past with making sandwich cookies and having the filling be too soft for cookies that were too hard, so that filling squished out in the middle when you bite into […]

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Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:22 am by lara · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Desserts, Favorites

Jamaican Jerk Chicken (two versions) Gallo Pinto (Congri)

Jamaican Jerk Chicken, from Food & Wine magazine click here for recipe I recently bought Food & Wine’s new “Quick from Scratch Chicken” magazine/cookbook (there are lots of versions of this cookbook available from different years, some are hardback and some are magazine-style, but this is BRAND NEW and can be found at a magazine […]

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Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:23 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Menus, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies

Fresh Orange Sorbet

This recipe from Cooking Light magazine is a HUGE winner. Big hit with all four of us and pretty simple to make. I had a hard time getting the sorbet to freeze very firmly in my ice cream freezer, but I got it to be at least slushy and then just put it in a […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:56 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites

Lemon Cream Spritz Cookies

It seems that I’ve been having some trouble with recipes lately. I hadn’t thought of it that way until I actually started typing up the last few things that I’ve made and I realized that I’ve done a lot of “Plan B” cooking lately (as in, “Oh, that didn’t work so well…let’s go with Plan […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 10:58 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts

Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Mmmm…we were recently introduced to canned orange rolls. I had never bought them before, but recently succumbed (if you hadn’t noticed, I am an absolutely sucker for anything orange…) and tried some. They were tooth-achingly sweet and delicious and filled with tender, creamy saturated fat goodness. They were pretty amazing, but not something that I […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 10:40 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast, Favorites

Panuchos Yucatecos, sort of…

We love making tostadas around here. We always seem to have some extra lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro and maybe a bit of leftover grilled chicken or taco-seasoned meat and some refried beans and cheese. All you have to do is fry some corn tortillas until they’re crisp and then augment them with your choice of […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 10:21 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites

Baked Blueberry French Toast

This is a recipe that I came up with when I had some leftover French bread on hand and wanted to use it up. It turned out pretty well as it was, but I will probably adapt it the next time that I make it to make it a little more flavorful. I also wasn’t […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 10:05 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole from Cooking Light magazine, recipe here. Meh. This was OK. Just OK. Hubby actually liked it, but it was a little “cafeteria” for my taste. Probably won’t make again, but I might try to adapt it into something else and try again. It is as easy do-ahead and can be made in the […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 9:50 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees

The Greatest Waffle Recipe Ever?

Click here for recipe. When I saw this recipe billed on Serious Eats as the “Greatest Waffle Recipe Ever,” I knew that I had to give it a try. There are quite a few steps to preparing the batter, and I wasn’t crazy about having to dirty three mixing bowls to make it (one for […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 9:28 am by lara · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Breakfast, Favorites

Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Yummy, yummy… Another great recipe from my new favorite food website, Serious Eats. Click here for the recipe. I used my ow (VERY garlicky-spicy) tzatziki recipe, instead, but, otherwise, made this recipe as-is and it was wonderful. Definitely will be a repeat, and it was very easy, too.

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 8:47 am by lara · Permalink · One Comment
In: Entrees