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Behold my latest creation…THE BAKED POTATO GRILLED CHEESE! After the glory that was the Brocolli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese , I began racking my brain for what other wonderful things I could deconstruct into grilled cheese format. Soon enough I had envisioned this piece of grilled cheese heaven! I mean how can you go wrong with fried potatoes, bacon, cheese, sour cream and chives all made into a melty grilled cheese? So here is how I went about making it. The Baked Potato Grilled Cheese
Is anyone tired of burgers yet? Maybe you need a break from grilled sausages or steak? Or maybe you just want something that can be grilled in less than 10 minutes so you can get back to watching The Olympics?
I have been reading about red velvet ice cream made by a couple of my favourite American ice cream manufacturers – namely Bluebell Ice Cream , and Ben & Jerry’s recently, but sadly neither of those premium ice cream brands are available in South Africa. Since I have a deep love affair with ice cream , the only solution is to make it myself. I noticed that they were quite pale and pink in colour and looking more like strawberries and cream. I wanted my ice cream to be as dramatic and impactful as a red velvet cake is. For the red velvet cake, you can find my recipe for cupcakes here , or you could buy ready made ones. I used 1/2 a cup of cream cheese frosting - 1/2 of which (ie. 1/4 of a cup) I added at the beginning of the churn and 1/2 of which (another 1/4 of a cup) I added at the end so that there were bits of it swirl through the ice cream.
“Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it? When I hear it I think of several things: first, there’s scallops, as in the seafood—totally delicious. Then there’s the scalloped shape that can live on the edge of a pair of shorts or on the collar of a woman’s blouse—always pretty and dainty.
If you follow me on Instagram (Username: rachelconners), you’re probably familiar with these cupcakes. The picture of the batter going into the oven got a few “OMG”‘s and the final product got a couple “Wow”s and a declaration of love. Yeah, they were good pictures, but these people haven’t tasted these cupcakes. I can vouch, these are “Wow” and “I’m in love” worthy cupcakes. Seriously.
I tried making baked mozzarella sticks using panko bread crumbs and that didn’t really work well. They ended up looking like this. A friend suggested to maybe try freezing the sticks made with panko bread crumbs for awhile so that they don’t turn out like baked mozzarella fingers. I never did end up trying that method. I think this one works just fine. I had come across a recipe for fried mozzarella sticks using wonton wrappers and there was a comment below that said to try baking them instead.
dragon noodles $2.04 recipe / $1.02 serving Ooooh lawdie. This is my new favorite quick fix! It takes about 15 minutes, is totally rich, flavorful, and SUPER SPICY.
Didn’t see this comin’, did ya? I can give you a moment to let it sink in if needed. And so that you can locate your eyeballs that have probably fainted right out of their sockets and are rolling around under your kitchen table right now with the dust bunnies. OMG was that too much? Beaches make me say weird things.
A few weeks ago I was perusing the interwebs, mainly pinterest, because it’s my latest obsession and I spend an inordinate amount of time pinning things that I want to eat, and things that I want at my wedding. I’m not quite sure how people planned weddings before Pinterest. It’s kinda the greatest invention of all times. But while I was knee deep in my wedding pinning extravaganza, I stumbled across something called Slutty Brownies. Clearly these caught my attention immediately.
The fluffiness of these pancakes rivals the softest cloud. Biting into one of these is like biting into a breakfast heaven of soft cinnamon. These pancakes only take a fraction more work than regular ones (as in, you need a separate bowl to whip your egg whites into submission) but are more than twice as good as your old regular stock. With a drizzle with maple syrup, a dusting of cinnamon with some fresh slices banana or berries on the side and I had a breakfast made by angels – well, actually made by me.
Ever since we got the horses we haven’t wasted a single fruit or vegetable. They pretty much serve as garbage disposals for celery butts and lettuce scraps. Composting has gone to the birds but that’s okay because they create plenty of their own compost if you know what I mean.
Today is going to be a good day. The sun is shining, making for long walks and short (camera) exposures. Two current necessities of mine, if not favorites. Grandpa watched the kids this morning, allowing me to do a much needed scrub down of my bathroom. Yes, I have a clean bathroom people! I recommend getting over here and eating pie in the bathtub.
There is a reason I write a food blog and not a crafting or sewing blog. Food I can experiment with and make my own. If it doesn’t turn out quite right, there’s still time to change the flavor a bit or its not a big deal to just get something else to eat. Sewing requires precision and attention to detail.
Few things in life are truly simple. My family is in the process of moving to a new house and I’m trying to simplify the process by selling the things that we come across and haven’t missed since we last saw it four years ago. Those now out of style shoes I never wore? Gone.
This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time. We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess. And you know what?