Saw this at Lifehacker: Make your own spice blends with what you have instead of paying for a can of Old Bay or pumpkin pie mix or whatever.
Seven Quick Takes is being hosted at Betty Beguiles this week. 1. I love coffee. I love cake. I love coffee and cake. I love coffeecake. I love coffee and coffeecake even more when I’m enjoying it with friends. And doesn’t coffee and cake taste even better when eaten off cute dishes? 2. I never… Continue reading Peony’s Seven Quick Takes
There’s a Care Calendar out there calling my name, so I’m racking my brain trying to come up with a good freezer meal and coming up with… nothing. What do you recommend? The ideal meal would be something easily reheated in the oven (or even the microwave), moderate in the way of carbs, and peanut/… Continue reading Recipes, please: freezer meals
After I posted my Seven Quick Takes at Jen’s, I followed one of the links back to this post at “So Much to Say, So Little Time”, in which the writer mentions that her Wilton instructor was recommending canned icing. I personally think that the Wilton instructor deserves the stocks or the ducking stool for… Continue reading Peony rants on cake icing recipes
The Suburban Banshee comes to the defense of corned beef-and-cabbage against the Authenticity Police — and shares the secret history of Irish cowboys! Who knew? Of course corned beef and cabbage is primarily an American Irish dish. What do you think the Irish were eating in Ireland back in the 1840’s, before they had to… Continue reading In defense of Corned Beef and Cabbage
Deal Seeking Mom brings news of a free download of a cookbook by Rachel Allen (“one of the hottest TV chefs in Ireland”, per Harper Collins) (and it’s really an abridged version with recipes “selected by Kerrygold”, but it’s still free.) The coupon code is KGLD-0319-2010-RACB and is good for the first 10,000 downloads. (Well,… Continue reading FREE Favorite Food at Home Cookbook Download
From the prosaic (baking mix, baking powder, mayonnaise) to the esoteric (mascarpone cheese, marshmallows, Kahlua): ingredients you can make at home
The recipe says that chicken planks are “Kinda like Chicken Fingers, ONLY BETTER.” Not being a connoisseur of chicken fingers, I couldn’t say if these are better, but they are positively GOOD. My husband loved them. The recipe’s here. I tweaked it by marinating the chicken in salted buttermilk and adding a dollop of reserved… Continue reading Recipe rec: Chicken Planks