bethany actually» Blog Archive » Make your own vanilla extract Wouldn’t you be happy to get this as a Christmas gift? I read Catherine Newman’s post about making homemade vanilla as Christmas gifts and thought, Brilliant! I’m gonna do that this year! So we did. I bought a dozen 4-ounce clear Boston round glass bottles and 20 organic Tahitian vanilla beans (I actually received 23 beans). [UPDATE 12 October 2011: The company I originally bought vanilla beans from seems to be on hiatus. I also gathered my two lovely and capable assistants, Annalie and my mom Debbie. For each bottle of vanilla, you’ll need 2-3 beans and 1/2 cup of vodka. First, we used the scissors to cut each vanilla bean in half lengthwise and then again crosswise. We stuffed all the bean pieces into the bottles, seven or eight pieces per bottle. We got vanilla-bean flecks and sticky juice on our fingers, but it washed off easily and as a bonus made our hands smell yummy. After we’d distributed all the beans into the bottles, I poured a half-cup of vodka into the measuring cup.
3 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? They’re creamy, buttery, and oh-so-delicious. They’re also usually loaded with milk, butter, and cheese. The result? One big calorie bomb. If you’re looking to lighten up this classic comfort food in time for Turkey Day, we’ve got you covered. Ingredients: - 2 heads celery root - 4 tablespoons olive oil - ¾ cup skim milk - 10-15 sage leaves - salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: 1. Don’t be intimidated by this knobby root vegetable. Boil for 25-30 minutes, or until fork tender. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Spoon the mash into a bowl, and top with some fried sage leaves. Ingredients: - 1 large head cauliflower - ¼ cup Parmesan cheese - ¼ cup skim milk - 1 garlic clove - 2 teaspoons chives - 3 tablespoons olive oil - salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: 1. Chop the cauliflower, and boil for 6-8 minutes. Add chives, one clove of peeled garlic, and blend. Instructions: 1. Peel the parsnips.
Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs I’d be remiss if I simply focused on imparting technical knowledge in the Kitchen 101 series here at Chasing Delicious. I’d be downright neglectful if I didn’t talk about ingredients, particularly the biggest misconception about produce today: that it is naturally available year-round. Though you may be able to find just about every type of fruit, vegetable, and herb in the grocery store every day of the year, a majority of this produce is not in season. If you are buying strawberries in December, you are likely purchasing a fruit that was picked six months ago and stored in a climate controlled facility ever since. Time spent in transit or storage is not the only inflated aspect of buying produce out of season. The biggest problem with buying out of season produce, and the focus of this article, is the lack of freshness and sacrifice in flavor and nutrients. That being said, there are many factors that effects a particular ingredients season.
The Chic Site Cheesy. Garlic. Bread. Where do I sign up?! If you’re a Pinterest addict like me, (yes, I confess to spending a ridiculous amount of time looking at DIY crafts, photo styling ideas, and the sort) this is nothing new. I’ve seen so many variations on this pull-apart bread. I love, love, love garlic. I love how ooey-gooey and oh-so-delightful this garlic bread is fresh from the oven. Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread I loaf of country white bread (any hearty or crusty white bread) 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted 1/2 tsp kosher salt 2 Tbsp olive oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese freshly ground black pepper, to season Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. By Maryanne Cabrera, The Chic Site The Chic Site
12 Substitutions for Baking Ingredients All set to bake and realize you're out of sugar or another essential ingredient? Here's a handy cheat sheet with 12 common baking subtitutions By Sue Gilbert M.S. Nutritionist - February 15, 2012 •Baking powder For each teaspoon use 1 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar. •Brown sugar For 1 cup: use 1 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons molasses or dark corn syrup. •Buttermilk For 1 cup: use 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup and let stand five minutes, or use 1 cup yogurt. •ChocolateFor 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate: use 3 tablespoons cocoa + 1 tablespoon butter. •Heavy cream For 1 cup: use 2/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup butter. •EggsFor one large egg: use 1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg product (keep some in the freezer for emergencies like this). •Egg yolkFor one yolk: use 2 tablespoons cholesterol-free egg product. •FlourFor 1 cup all-purpose flour: use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour. •Honey For 1 cup: use 3/4 cup sugar + 1/4 cup liquid.
Extra-Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken with “Delta” Sauce I have spent my whole life avoiding Popeyes Fried Chicken. I’ve heard that its Southern locations are excellent, but here in the Northeast, Popeyes appears in the news strictly along with the words, “shots fired” or, “human shield.” The branch location with which I am most familiar is in New Haven, CT, and it seems to exist in one, long perpetual armed robbery, broken up only from time-to-time by employees adding vials of crack to $50 three-piece boxes before passing them through the window. Until, that is, I found myself in an airport down South during a 40 minute layover. The mashed potatoes were pretty standard-issue fast food stuff, and the biscuit was only remarkable due to the perfect butter-stained ring it left on my napkin. Popeyes has just one location in Maine, in the Kennebunk Service Plaza right off Interstate 95. Extra-Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken with Popeye Ingredients For the chicken: For the Delta Sauce: Method Place cut-up chicken in a large bowl, and cover with buttermilk.
Cardamom Peach Pie Filling recipe on Food52 Author Notes: Every summer I put up about six quarts of this pie filling, a slight variation on my great-grandmother's recipe. It's just perfect in a one crust, two crust, lattice crust, or crumble topped pie. In fact, when I'm desperately wanting warm peachy wonderfulness in January, I'll pour the filling into a buttered baking dish and make a crisp topping or top with buttermilk biscuits. If you're not the preserving type, put the filling in a pie and bake it right away. Food52 Review: It's a great week when I get to test one of Mrs. Serves 1 quart or 1 9" pie or one 9x9 crisp 4 cups peeled, pitted, sliced or chunked ripe peaches (about 5 lbs.) This recipe is a Community Pick! Popular on Food52 and Provisions Tags: canning, don't be afraid, summer in a jar
cookingforkeeps Crunchy. Spicy. Creamy. All words that come to mind when describing these little gems, and all words I’d use to describe the original version. I’m sure you’ve heard of bang bang shrimp, right? Of course you have. Now normally, I’m not a “chain” kind of gal when it comes to restaurant choices, but Bonefish is hands down my favorite of the chains. Side note. Shall we get started on how to go about making these guys? Fail. My absent mind and dedication left me no choice but to improvise. The shrimp are coated in almond flour, crisped up in a tiny bit of olive oil over the stove, and then tossed in a mixture of the homemade sweet chili sauce, light mayo and sirracha sauce. Easy as can be. While, of course, these guys don’t taste identical to the Bonefish version, they’re pretty darn close, proven by the fact Kev and I inhaled them just as fast as we would at the restaurant – in about 2.5 seconds. I may never need to go to the restaurant again…. Author: Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
How to Caramelize Onions, Caramelized Onions Recipe Quantities depend on how much caramelized onions you wish to make. In this example, 5 large raw onions yielded about 2 cups caramelized onions. Method 1 Slice 1/2-inch off the stem ends of the onions and the roots off of the root end. 2 Use a wide, thick-bottomed sauté pan for maximum pan contact with the onions. 3 Let cook for 30 minutes to an hour more, stirring every few minutes. Store refrigerated for several days in an air-tight container. Hello! Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso | iFOODreal How was your long weekend? Mine was extremely busy with painting our house’s trim, entertaining and kids. But it was great and the weather helped.:) Amongst all the cooking I got done during the weekend, was this fragrant, creamy and cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso – a hybrid of chicken chili and famous Tex Mex cheesy dip known as Chile Con Queso. Just to make sure we are on the same page, this recipe is not a dip. But rather an easy and clean main course meal that is perfect for back to school/work hectic days. It is truly set-n-forget type of meal with no pre-cooking required. I love making hybrid meals especially when it comes to Tex Mex and Southern cuisine. I brought the chili to a poolside party this past weekend and everyone loved it! So, you could serve chili on its own for a low carb version or on top of brown rice to make a complete meal. I used organic Colby Jack Cheese slices from Costco. Canned food contains salt as a preservative. Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso
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