Feb 26, 2011

Sweet dreams are made of this

This would be a nice replacement for my 'imaginary mixer'

I'd settle for this though:

I'm trying to make some Key-Lime Pie topped with meringue.... (key lime pie will be happening soon, however)

Feb 25, 2011

"Award Winning" Coconut Lime Mini Custards

HOW TO: Crush Graham Crackers like a champion. (Hint... use a can. Also good for quesadillas, rolling pin)

I don't really have a recipe since I cooked them up in a time crush/fit of genius/insanity for an "Iron Chef Potluck' birthday party. Secret ingredient: Coconuts. Such a good idea for a party, Pro Tip: good way to get people to bring you food. I'm going to try to track down a photo of the finished product for the future. 

Feb 23, 2011


Oh really Snooki? I'm going to find out for myself...
p.s. pickle flavored chips? real life?

Feb 15, 2011

Cooking With Friends: "What if everything we made was deep dish?"

 Dear Friends,
Cooking with friends.

Sean wanted some deep dish pizza so we made some. I also saw a recipe for Oreos wrapped in chocolate chip cookies, so obviously those needed to be made also. Probably should have been separate occasions, but a little food coma never hurt anyone... and by that I mean I almost died this night.
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, courtesy of America's Test Kitchen (one of my fave shows)
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, courtesy of this blog (you are an evil genius, whoever you are)

Onward and upward with the arts!

Feb 13, 2011

Home made "hoagies"!

I'm from New Jersey so every time I start to say 'hoagie' I die a little inside, and want to say sub. But at some point during the last year and a half in Philly hoagie has slipped into my speech like an little wriggling worm. I've also started referring to Pennsylvania as PA, but I will never say jawn. EVER.
SO want to get a great tasting sub at home? I know I did! There are some foods that I find myself wanting to eat only to realize that they really need a vehicle of some sort... i.e. Buffalo sauce, banana peppers, pickles, salami... only three of those are on this sandwich. Instead of paying someone to make you a sandwich MAKE IT YOURSELF!

Feb 6, 2011

Quickie: NEW MICROWAVE! Sour Dough

I'm way more excited than I should be about my new (well, new to me) microwave. It's yellow! And it has a timer on it! Which is more than I can say about the last one... also, it works.

Other new, exciting ventures: Sour Dough Starter!

Feb 4, 2011

Guest Star: Sean Lawson, Toffee

Sean sent me the link to this recipe: Saltine Toffee Candy Recipe. Then he walked me home from work, and bought saltines from the corner store so we can make it. And then he did most of it himself! He's the best!
Shall we begin?

Feb 2, 2011

From a box! Make it yourself!

I love sausage in a very appropriate and healthy way. I made the mistake of going to the grocery store hungry, tired, and downtrodden which lead to some great purchases like... paper towels, milk, cocoa krispies and... Sausage! This recipe uses ALL OF THESE ITEMS.