September 27, 2011
September 22, 2011
September 21, 2011
I've been dying for our apples to ripen and be ready for some major apple baking/cooking/eating action. I jumped the gun a little with these ones, since I think they weren't quite as ready as they could've been, but oh, they still tasted so, so delicious in this amazing cake I baked yesterday.
September 12, 2011
I discovered this amazing recipe this past summer at a friend's bbq. I was immediately addicted, and now anytime we fire up the grill I am sure to have this dough ready to go. The topping choices are limitless and it's fun to experiment with new flavors.
July 17, 2011
June 29, 2011
My friend Corinne came over this last Saturday. I hadn't seen her forever, and we had a lot to talk about. But talking is much more fun when you can be making, and eating, something delicious at the same time and Corinne was so nice to bring over ingredients for these cream cheese stuffed strawberries.
Understandably Corinne did most of the talking since I had my mouth full of these delicious little treats.
June 21, 2011
If there is one food that has been on our menu plan weekly for the past month, it is these delectable taquitos. I've always like taquitos; they're yummy, crispy and so portable. I tend to like anything that I can hold in my hand and eat without touching a utensil. But I usually don't like to buy ready-made taquitos. I have issues with other people (or even worse, some machine in a factory) preparing my meat. Not that it wouldn't be tasty but I like to know exactly what kind of meat I'm putting in my mouth.
Yes, I have control issues, but I hate gnawing on fatty meat pieces. I like to be in charge, especially when it comes to my food.
April 19, 2011
I'm wordless. Mainly because my mouth is, yet again, full of something that came out of my kitchen.
I've always been a fan of mint chocolate candy. My mother is partly to blame for this. While I was growing up in Finland she would buy After Eights for any occasion that was even slightly of any importance.
March 23, 2011
March 16, 2011
I received an Amish Friendship Bread started from a friend of mine. I hadn't made any for about a year and I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it. I decided to mush it and feed it, as instructed, and once it was done and ready to be used I didn't feel like making any. So what do you do in that situation? You put it in the fridge, of course! Sure, the so-called instructions tell you NOT to put it in the fridge. It also states that 'only the Amish know how to create the "starter"'.
Yeah, right. That's why there are recipes for the starter on every single self-respecting recipe site.
They've cracked the Amish bread starter code!
March 9, 2011
March 8, 2011
February 11, 2011
January 31, 2011
January 19, 2011
This recipe changed my life! For awhile now I've been looking for a recipe for bread that D would like to toast for breakfast. Up until now all the recipes have been just ok, but this one he absolutely loves!
The life changing part is that I don't have to buy bread from the store anymore. This one is for toasting, snacking etc. and the French bread is for making sandwiches and garlic toast, and for soup dipping. That pretty much covers all our needs.
January 10, 2011
Somehow I stumbled on this recipe. I don't remember how or why, but boy am I glad I did. If you haven't heard of Sprinkles Cupcakes before, you need to click on that link. They look so classy and divine, nothing like the ones I whipped up.
But they were Tasty, with a capital T.
January 4, 2011
During the holidays I like to cook and bake foods that remind me of my childhood Christmases in Finland. One of those recipes is for Suklaa Kola (Chocolate caramels). When I was little my sisters would make these and set the pan on the snowy steps of our back porch. I would sit and stare through the glass door at the sugary goodness, hoping this would help it cool faster.
Here's another way I use my small quiche pans: They are perfect for making small banana cream pies! I used a new recipe for the shortbread crust, and my all time favorite recipe for the filling, which my brother introduced our family to over ten years ago.
A long time ago, after my very first break-up, I doubled this recipe and made it in a huge casserole dish. Then I ate half of it in one sitting. It made me feel good inside. Really, really good.