mmm... some of those dishes look amazing. I'm kind of a foodie myself, I love to cook and I love to eat. Might I recommend www.chowhound.com. They have good recipes and a bunch of message boards for restaurant reviews and the like.
I bake alot. Cupcakes became an obsession over the past year or so (funny too because I was only looking for a chai icing recipe). My daily fix could have been found here,but they closed the doors so to speak. But evidently reopening soon. cupcakeblog.com/
Post by crazykittensmile on Nov 24, 2008 15:05:00 GMT -5
BEAUTIFUL pictures. is it superficial of me to not really pay much attention to blogs with dull pictures? oh well, even if it is, I'm so guilty of that.
Thank you, I will scope out and then fall in love with the site, hope they reblog soon!
I love baking as well, a lot more than cooking (probably because i haven't had as much experience with the latter)... I'm off to try out a new cookie recipe right now as a matter of fact, I'll post my results and if it's good, also the recipe!
Post by rideincircles on Jan 23, 2009 17:25:04 GMT -5
I will check these sites out later. My last creation was swordfish fajitas with a bottle of Barahonda 2006 Spanish wine. The pairing was awesome, the wine guy at Central market recommended it. I love good beer, but wine is better with cooking. Also, I rule on the grill after working at a steakhouse.
"Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us." — Charles Bukowski
Post by rideincircles on Jan 31, 2009 13:16:14 GMT -5
Tomorrow I am gonna try making the apple butterscotch cake off Noblepig, and i plan on making Tomato-basil soup although i am uncertain what recipe i will use, any ideas? I have a vegetarian friend possibly coming over, so no chicken broth. I have never made tomato-basil soup, but i can make almost anything with a recipe. Baking or grilling is no problem for me.
Butterscotch-Apple Cake adapted from Taste of the South
1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups finely chopped, peeled apples 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup butterscotch morsels Garnish: caramel sauce and whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, mix together oil and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; beat well. Stir in vanilla, apples and pecans. (Mixture will be thick).
Spread mixture evenly in a greased 9 x 13 -inch baking pan. Sprinkle butterscotch chips over top. Bake for 55 minutes.
Cool completely in pan. Garnish with caramel sauce and whipped cream.
This cake is so moist and rich it will taste like you slaved in the kitchen all day.
I ended making caramel from scratch with this. Holy God.
Post by rideincircles on Feb 28, 2009 22:34:33 GMT -5
I just pulled this out of the oven 30 minutes ago from noblepig.
The Hungry Housewife's Banana Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon table salt 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 4 ripe, nasty looking bananas, smooshed up real good 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted 1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed), plus a handful for sprinkling on top 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and table salt. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar until white and fluffy; about three minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixture alternating with buttermilk. Start and end with dry ingredients.
Stir in mashed bananas, coconut, vanilla, 1 cup blueberries and walnuts. I used frozen blueberries which is why they appear so shriveled looking.
Lightly grease or line with parchment (as I did) two 8 x 4 loaf pans. Fill both pans with batter and throw a handful of blueberries on top.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with only a slight amount of crumbs on it.
Try to wait until it cools before slicing into it. I didn't.
Post by NothingButFlowers on May 30, 2009 2:34:44 GMT -5
Last night, I made the Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies that are on Noble Pig right now. Followed the directions exactly, except that I used 2 bags of chocolate chips and 1 bag of peanut butter chips. At the time, I thought I had undercooked them because they were falling apart when we tried to eat some. Woke up this morning, though, and they are absolutely perfect!