Put this on macaroni, cauliflower, fries, dip things into it. Dear god.
Killer as in awesome, not deadly. That wouldn’t be good.
This recipe is for a creamy cheese sauce, with a blend of sharp white cheddar and regular cheddar, cracked black pepper and cayenne pepper. You get the sharpness of the cheese cutting through the richness of the cream, and a little pop of heat from the peppers. Amazing.
We haven’t gone to a real Beer Thursday in forever. But we were finally able to and quickly decided on sushi, as it’s too hot for pub grub.
We needed one of those...uh.. "Rejuvinatin' Greasy Breakfasts" to counter an over consumption of a certain type of liquid.
We headed down to the Slocan for some All Day Breakfast. I had never been there, and yelp said it was alright. The only other “close as we want to walk” was some placed called Tom and Jerry’s, which features a banner of some Budweiser girls from the 90’s and boasts about $4 awful beer on tap. (not that I judge, I’ve been to many a scuzzy place, they’re just reserved for french fries and karaoke).
I’ve been having a great birthday so far. I have such great friends and they’ve been treating me so well! With food and booze. How kind!
My girlfriend took me down to La Casita on Tuesday for a meal! Her exact words were to “wine and dine me” but whatever.
Michael LOVED this!
I haven’t made a cheesecake in forever. This originally was going to be a vanilla cheesecake with sriracha swirl. But once I made my “sriracha syrup” it was too garlicy for what I was going for, and well.
I WANTED CHOCOLATE!
Just a quick post before bed!
I made a sundried olive and rosemary focaccia and pasta with italian sausage, fire roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil!
Focaccia recipe here:http://raptortoe.com/2010/10/06/tomato-focaccia/ Just replace tomatoes with same amount of pitted sundried olives and throw in some rosemary.
For the pasta, sautee two italian sausages removed from the casing until browned, add 1/2 cup roughly chopped mushrooms.
Add 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes, or just diced tomatoes, strain if too much liquid. Cook and reduce until thickened, season with salt and pepper.
Add a small handfull of fresh minced basil and toss with your favourite pasta!
Unexpected bills sometimes make you broke, as a result of one we’re a bit broke until next pay. So, for frugality’s sake, I’m going to dig into the recesses of my cupboards to make dinner for the next few days. I am only going to use what’s in my pantry/freezer/fridge.
I probably should’ve done this a long time ago, there are a lot of random things in there… I think I need to do a “cupboard inventory” just to make sure I actually USE what I have!
I’ve been bad lately. I have so many things to post about, but have been really lazy. The busy-ness at work has finally subsided, so I’ll be good and post lots, I swear! Plus michael starts working again soon, and I’ll have $$ for more food related frivolities!
Perfect little bites!
I gave Michael instructions on how to throw together a slow-cooker chili while I was at work, and made these as soon as I came home!
I got the recipe from Serious Eats, but it’s a simple recipe I’ve made before! They just inspired me 🙂
Yes. I went there.
I couldn’t really decide what I wanted to make, so I asked Michael to look through some cookbooks I had and just pick one thing to make.
This thing was INCREDIBLE. Thanks honey, good choosin’
This was SO worth how terrible it is for me, btw.
Poutine is a Canadian thing. I’ve met a few Americans who have NO idea what it is, which I find surprising, because a lot of “down home American food” consists of the same ingredients. Fries, cheese curds and gravy.
But this was far from traditional, but oh sooooo delicious.
Perfect Sunday breakfast!
We are pretty much grocery-less in this house, need to go do that tonight.
I did what I could for breakfast! I always seem to have flour and leavening agents. But I was lucky enough to have a tub of sour cream kickin’ around as well!
We needed another quick dinner, but I had ingredients this time!
You can't imagine how delicious these are.
I know every family that makes perogies (pierogies, pyrogies, ‘rogies, dumplings, etc, etc.) believes that there’s is the best. And it is, to them. As it’s what they were raised on, what their family had at important dinners, what mother’s slaved over to feed their family.
But my mother’s perogies are loved by EVERYONE.
Isn't it beautiful?
I know I’ve been making a lot of pizza lately, but this was something I’ve wanted to try for quite some time. This is by far not an original idea. I’ve seen numerous blog posts about breakfast pizzas, and it seemed like an awesome idea!
And it WAS.
Sometimes kitchen cupboard meals work out VERY well.
Well. I finally needed to make dinner. So took out a packet of chicken from the freezer, and imagined I would make some kind of “casserole” or “bake” when I got home from work. I also wanted to use up some stale sourdough bread I had, so I cubed in and threw it in a bowl uncovered over night to dry it out. I assumed I’d be using it as some sort of topping for that “casserole”.
I love cheese platters. But again, I’m influenced by my European roots. I would rather have a cheese/meat platter for dinner, with fresh baked bread, oh man. Than any other regular dinner.
I used to make TONS of cheese platters when I worked for catering. So the more you make, the better you get I guess. This wasn’t one of my best, but I’d like to share a few tips. Maybe you can share some for me!
This is one of my favourite holiday recipes, because it offers something different. Savory instead of sweet!
Oh so good!
I heard about this recipe one day helping a customer at the cash desk last christmas. She raved about this shortbread and how easy it was to make. So I looked it up, brought it to a dinner I was attending, and it was an instant hit!
Recipe after the jump
Check out my tan!
I had a long weekend off this Thanksgiving, but since I had two dinners in a row on Sat and Sunday, I decided to go another direction with Monday. I took out some ground beef, and gave Michael a few options, and we ended up with nachos!
So today I did some detective work via text trying to find out what Michael wanted for dinner.
It started with “that gooey mexican thing”, after a while I realized that he was wanting some enchiladas.
Now I had never made enchiladas, nor did I really know the proper recipe for one. So I googled a bit around on my cell while working, and came up with a few ideas. I also thought some guacamole would go great on the side with some tortilla chips. So I promptly text-ed michael back informing him that he must pick up some “squishy” avocados and a lime, as I would take care of the rest.
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This involved much Om and Nom
I made panini’s for dinner. Two different types.
Turkey sausage and roast beef. Both types contained mushrooms, zucchini, caramelized onions, provolone and goat cheese. Before assembling the sandwiches I softened the vegetables by quickly sauteeing thin slices of them in olive oil, then seasoning with salt, pepper and a small sprinkle of balsamic vinegar.
I don’t have a panini grill so I just used a grill pan and weighted them with a big cast iron skillet, then flipped them halfway.
I cheaped out on the cookies as I just took some frozen cookie mix and rammed a hug chocolate into the middle, but I assure you they were delicious.