Posts tagged cooking
Posts tagged cooking
Nomgasm of the Day: Cauliflower Crust Pizza
A few girlfriends and I are going on a low-carb kick through the end of the year and decided we would meet one night a week to catch up and cook a fun, yummy dinner together. This no-flour pizza will most definitely be making an appearance on our menu.
I finally took a stab at making my very first homemade pizza last night!
Preparation was… a little traumatic. (Can someone tell me how you’re supposed to easily transfer the flimsy uncooked pizza to the burning hot pizza stone? Corn meal just did not do the job.) Other than that minor freak out, which involved me screaming in a frantic frenzy for Andrew to come help and grab every spatula in sight (la la la), the pizza itself turned to be really delicious!
I think my next attempt may involve goat cheese and caramelized onions. Yum.
How To Make The Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg
Sadly, this has taken me a few too many rounds of trial and error to nail down. But I got it now! Voila my 5 step fool-proof method:
Put the eggs in a large saucepan in a single layer and add enough water to cover the eggs by one or two inches.
Bring the eggs to a boil uncovered on high heat. (I usually add a pinch of salt, which supposedly helps prevent the eggs from cracking and makes them easier to peel later on).
As soon as the water starts to boil, immediately cover the saucepan and remove it from heat. Let the eggs sit covered for 15 minutes.
Transfer the eggs into a medium sized bowl filled with very cold ice water. Let the eggs cool for at least 5 minutes.
My Recipe Binder
Oddly enough, this is one of my favorite possessions. It’s a 1 inch binder filled with a zillion recipes I’ve pulled from all sorts of different places (magazines, newspapers, blogs, food labels, word-of-mouth, etc) over the last few years.
It’s always fun to thumb through it and pick a random recipe to try.
This looks delicious. My boyfriend might be in for a yummy treat tonight.
Shrimp Quesadillas with Tomato Avocado Salsa
I’ve been following Gina’s low-fat, low-cal cooking blog for a little over two years now, and let me tell you guys, she’s good, real good. She posted this easy and delicious-looking quesadilla recipe today, so I thought I’d pass it along.
Mexican Turkey Burgers
Turkey Burgers, Glee, Lost… OH MY!
Sundried Tomato and Red Pepper Meatballs
Jay and I are making these delicious-looking little suckers tonight. YUM!
Here is the recipe.
Getting frustrated trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight.
Does anyone have a yummy dish to recommend?
Sweet Potato Fries
I’ve got a serious thing for sweet potato fries, but every time I’ve tried to make them myself, they always come out too mushy. I found this great recipe over at Annie’s Eats and she recommends soaking the potato wedges in cold water before baking, which makes them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside a.k.a. EXACTLY how they should be. If you try this out, let me know how it goes!
I’m going to a ‘red party’ this weekend. Everyone has been asked to bring a little something to eat or drink that somehow incorporates the color red. The options are almost endless, so I’m trying to decide what to make. Here are some of my ideas:
Does anyone have any yummy red recipes? Decisions, Decisions…
Who says vegetarian can’t be sexy?
The colors alone on this burrito are mouth-watering. Traditional Mexican ingredients (black beans, chiles, rice) combined with Caribbean flavors (allspice, mango salsa, plantain) and a few all-American touches (carrot and bell pepper) for a meal that’s hearty and satisfying. Want it for dinner? Recipe here.
I want to make this for dinner one night next week. I love scallops and the preparation for this recipe looks easy. Serve them with a mixed green salad and some white wine… Yum.
Heart-Shaped Egg Poacher - Price: $9
It’s so weird that Valentines Day stuff has already made its debut in all the stores. Regardless, I saw this at Sur La Table and I think it’s cute. Mildly cheesy, but not obnoxiously so, tasteful cheesy.
Being snowed-in all day and night yesterday inspired some serious productivity in me today. Not letting the weather stop me, I set out on a number of errands, last minute gifting, and some crafty cooking. Lia joined in on the fun, too.
Lia made homemade Basil Pesto Sauce, which after some doctoring, is SO tasty.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!!