roasted garlic & brie soup I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life.
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Spend five minutes a day, and less than forty cents a loaf, making great bread from scratch. Even if you think you can't bake, even if you think you don't have time, TRY IT! I can't bake, and I work full time, but I will never buy bread again. The secret is to make a large batch of no-knead dough which will keep two weeks or more in the fridge. When you want a loaf, cut off a hunk of dough and pop it in the oven. All of the credit for this recipe and technique goes to Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois, authors of "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking" St. I, the author of this Instructable, am in no way affiliated with Hertzberg and Francois, or St. Five minutes a day, on average, is really all it takes. This Instructable will present the basic recipe, used to make boules, baguettes, and ciabatta, and many other variations.
Recipe Box: Raspberry Fig Bars Hello! Here is my latest accompaniment to a tall glass of milk. I love these fig bars for thousands of reasons. For one thing, these guys pack in more protein, fiber and whole grain goodness, without the extra sugar, sodium and mystery ingredients found in a conventional newton. Dough: 2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup oats 1/4 cup walnuts 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 tsp baking powder 3/8 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup black strap molasses 1 1/2 sticks cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces 4 eggs Filling: 1 1/2 cups dried figs 1/2 cup dried dates, pitted 1/2 cup fresh raspberries 1 cup orange juice 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg zest of 1 small orange How: Place walnuts and oats in food processor and give them a good buzz until the mixture becomes a coarse meal. While your dough is chilling, begin making the filling by removing any stems or woody nubs from the figs. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wholesome chronic.
Greek Style Mac and Cheese | Steamy Kitchen Monday, March 28, 2011 Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese Introducing the McGowan family! Angie and her family are fellow Floridians and they publish the popular Eclectic Recipes blog and the fact that she has a recipe category called “Spanglish” wins my heart. This week, Angie is my guest on Steamy Kitchen, featuring her Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese recipe — packed with olives, spinach, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese. Enjoy! Jaden Greek Style Mac and Cheese by Angie McGowan, Eclectic Recipes I was just tickled when Jaden asked if I would like to guest post on Steamy Kitchen. So I guess your wondering who I am. I currently live in Orlando, Florida with my husband and three year old son, Julien. My family loves macaroni and cheese any way they can get it, but I get tired of doing the same old same boring recipe over and over. I got the havarti with dill in the deli section of my supermarket, and just asked them to cut my a half pound slice so I could shred it. Leave a Comment
German Bread Recipes A prototypical sweet German bread, toasted slices of these soft, rich loaves make an excellent accompaniment to breakfast, or the perfect ending to a family meal. Or you can turn them into French toast for an extra special treat. 3 1/3 cups bread flour 2 teaspoons instant yeast 1/4 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup plus 2 tablespoon heavy cream, luke warm 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sliced almonds 1 cup golden raisins 2 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat the oven to 375°F with the rack on the middle shelf. Combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in the bowl of a mixer and whisk together to distribute ingredients evenly. Stir in the egg, the cream, butter, and vanilla until the dough comes together in a ragged ball. Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball. When the dough has doubled in size from its original volume, remove again to a lightly floured surface.
Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe : Alton Brown Directions Watch how to make this recipe. Combine the water, sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to foam. Add the flour and butter and, using the dough hook attachment, mix on low speed until well combined. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Bring the 10 cups of water and the baking soda to a rolling boil in an 8-quart saucepan or roasting pan. In the meantime, turn the dough out onto a slightly oiled work surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Place the pretzels into the boiling water, 1 by 1, for 30 seconds. Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2007
Copycat Candy Recipes To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » "Copycat Candy Recipes" is your backstage pass to famous brand-name candies! You've grown up eating these classic brand name candies, now you can recreate them at home. Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. Sarah James Editor, Food & LivingInstructables.com 10 German Bread Recipes - Dense, Chewy Bread Recipes - Bread Recipes for Home Ovens If you crave German bread look no further. You can make real German bread at home with these bread recipes. Because everything is natural, some dough is kept overnight to enhance the flavor and baking properties. With a little planning, this takes no extra hands-on time and results in a superior loaf. 1. German Bauernbrot - Farmer's Bread from Germany J.McGavin This bread's flavor is enhanced by the addition of a 1/4 cup sourdough culture, but has baker's yeast for the rise. 2. This bread is surprisingly easy to bake at home. Pumpernickel-flavored Bread 3. If you are looking for a dense, whole grain loaf, this one is about the closest it comes to tasting like a German bakery bread. See also Seeded Sourdough in Bread Pan. 5. Although this is not a "German" bread, it is found all over in Germany, in Turkish run stores and kiosks. Eat it with Tsatsiki. Other White Bread from Germany 6. Brezeln or Pretzels, you can only get them in Germany, or so you would think. 9. 11.
Mouthful - Frugal Feasts: Broccoli and Cheese calzones I'm a day late on Frugal Feasts. My apologies; although I doubt you guys have been eagerly waiting for its arrival. I wanted to offer another vegetarian recipe because eating a few meatless meals each week is a definite way to be more frugal. I grabbed Mollie Katzen's latest book, "Get Cooking," off the shelf. It is a good primer for the person in your life learning to cook. Her recipes give very explicit basic instructions for the newbie in the kitchen. I chose the recipe for Broccoli-Cheddar Cheese Calzones because Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Kroger have frozen vegetables on sale this week for about $1 per 7 to 10-ounce bag. Broccoli-Cheddar Cheese Calzones Adjust the oven rack to the center position and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray a work surface with vegetable oil spray or coat with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Divide the filling into four equal portions. Transfer the filled calzones to the prepared baking tray. Cost breakdown