Words cannot describe how much I love avocado. I...I won't even try. Anyway, this salad was great! It combined the aforementioned avocado with a bunch of vegetable, a nice light dressing, and deli meat, which meant I didn't have to cook a things or even turn on the oven! A great summer meal.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
OMG, this was so good! If I'd known peanut sauce was this amazing I'd have tried this long ago! So good! I mean, it was good without the sauce too, but wow!
This post is also going to give you a little bit of extra instructions in addition to the usual 'mix this with that' routine. I'm going to give you some tips on how to keep your cooking area from becoming contaminated by peanuts. You see, I live with a brother who has a deadly peanut allergy, but there are some easy ways to keep safe when using peanut and peanut products so I'm going to include them here!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Casseroles are not so much about recipes per se as they are about throwing things together. There is a lot of room for variation and invention. Having said that, this one turned out really well and is really simple to make. Cooking it on the stovetop eliminates that pesky waiting-period where it bakes in the oven. It's also less hot than a traditional casserole, so you can dig right in. Fell free to change these guidelines in whatever way you see fit.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I totally love Asian-inspired cooking! I also love meat. So this is really a match made in heaven! I admit I changed the recipe from what it was in the book, but it's still basically the same. Anyway, this is the 'new' recipe.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
I love cooking in packets because it means everything will stay nice and juicy and tender. I also like that I can abandon my meal in the oven and forget it until the timer goes off. This packet turned out pretty nice, with mild flavors of everything mixing together, while still tasting like wild salmon. I love salmon!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Ah, classic date squares: how could I live without thee? Actually, compared to most other date squares, these are pretty healthy. Making them with orange juice cuts back on the sugar and makes it easier for your body to absorb the iron in the dates. They're not so much a delicious dessert as they are a prescription for avoiding anemia.
I have to admit, I was pretty disappointed with this soup. I found it, well, bland. Too bland. Bland is not really my favorite flavor when it comes to soups. Anyway, this was probably due to the fact that I couldn't find all the ingredients necessary for this soup, and maybe a bit due to the fact I substituted skim milk for half-and-half. Anyway, the recipe I'm listing is the one from the book after I mutilated it into blandness. This soup is for two servings.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Have you ever wished you could say 'hey, I made that ice cream' but lacked some of the necessary equipement...like, oh I don't know, an ice cream maker? There's something so fancy about homemade ice cream, isn't there? Anyway, now you can 'make' some in any fancy popsicle mold that says it can handle soft products! My advice is to get fancy ones you can eat out of like bowls in case the stick part slides right out, as it so often will. Enjoy your 'homemade' ice cream creations!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
This recipe makes 2 casseroles and, boy, are they yummy! I especially remember eating these when I was younger (though I can't recall ever having actually used the breadcrumb topping). Although they were designed for times when you have leftover hard boiled eggs, they're really great whenever you want them! So go ahead, boil some extra eggs on purpose. I promise you won't regret it.