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Easy Pad Thai Recipe

I’m happy you found this popular recipe. I still love eating it at home and hope you will too. I wanted to leave you a quick note to let you know that I’m no longer posting recipes (as of January 2013). I *am* still posting, and welcome you to check out some of my newer posts. I have had a love-hate relationship with Pad Thai for a while now. I also learned that the peppers in the panang curry in Thailand are not bell peppers like they are over here. Anyway, enough about spontaneous combustion. But no more. Granted, the recipe is not 100% authentic — it doesn’t use fish sauce and tamarind and the 100 other ingredients the authentic version calls for — but it is light and fresh and easy with a capital E. ** Updates **Several readers who tried the recipe loved the flavor but felt the noodles were a little too dry so they doubled the sauce recipe.

Now, let’s make some Pad Thai… First, you need 8 ounces of wide, flat rice noodles. Plus 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. Serves 4. Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls. This was our breakfast Sunday morning.

Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls

Aren’t they cute? They were very, very good. It’s the whole egg and the toast combo all together in one nice package. These are so easy to make and wouldn’t they be splendid on a brunch buffet table? The best part, you can easily make two, ten, a hundred, whatever your needs are at the moment. I think there are a lot of variations you could do nicely with this recipe, such as, swap out the Parmesan cheese with grated Gruyere or crumbled blue cheese to give a different taste. I used sourdough but I think this would also be nice with onion or brioche rolls as long as they are sturdy. Any way you put these together, they will be great. Slice off top of each dinner roll and gently remove some bread until there is a hole large enough to accommodate an egg. Garlic Butter Rolls › shutterbean. For those of you who swoon over garlic twisty bread but can’t bring yourself to order whole pizza to make the delivery worthwhile, this one’s for you!

Garlic Butter Rolls › shutterbean

They are scrumptious! Dip some in marinara or serve them with a salad and pasta! You could also eat them alone, directly from your kitchen counter. No one will know. Promise. To push them over the edge of deliciousness, I am going to tuck a little bit of Parmesan cheese in the middle of each roll before I form them into little dough balls next time! I used Trader Joe’s plain pizza dough for this batch!

Start by mincing 4 cloves of garlic. While your dough is getting to room temp, get your muffin tin ready and put some oil in a little bowl. Cut the dough into 12 pieces. Put a pinch of garlic on top. Brush the tops with olive oil and place in the oven for 15-18 mins. Here’s what they look like after 17 minutes in my oven. Dip them in a bowl of melted butter and parsley. Sticky Balsamic Ribs. OK, Folks.

Sticky Balsamic Ribs

No joke, these are the best ribs ever!! I always look at reader reviews when I choose a recipe. They help me decide whether a recipe is worth it, or not. Well, this one had rave reviews...many calling the ribs award-worthy, contest winning, etc. Those words were the truth. Begin with some fresh rosemary. Finely chop 2 tablespoons worth & put it in a mixing bowl. 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar & 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper {I cut back on this a bit, as I was serving this to kids}.

Next, peel 8 cloves of garlic. Mince them up & add 1 teaspoon of kosher salt {right on top of the garlic}. Add this to the mixing bowl, along with a 1/2 tablespoon of kosher salt & 1/2 teaspoon pepper and stir everything up. Next, you will need 4 racks of baby back pork ribs. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover tightly with foil & roast the ribs until the meat is very tender, about 1 3/4 hours. Add 1 cup of water to the pan & using a wooden spoon, scrape up all the brown bits.

Get your cook on. Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread. Kids can be frustratingly picky eaters.

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

They can also have highly entertaining quirks. My niece used to ask for pepperoni pizza and then proceed to discard all of the pepperoni. But don’t you dare suggest that she order plain cheese pizza!