Sooooo… you are soooo going to hate me. Why? because looking at this just added ten pounds. SO. MUCH. GOODNESS. But soooo bad for you. But hey, it’s Christmas so whaddayagonna do? Make everybody else fat too, that’s what. Continue reading
The only OTHER thing Josh asked me to make for his birthday was Firecracker Shrimp BowTies. Years ago, it was my go to on the East Side Mario’s menu. Then, they took it off, replaced the BowTies with Penne and it was never the same.. just didn’t taste as good.
I looked online at one point to find a “copycat” recipe… and they I just made up my own. And Josh and I both LOVE it.. I just love farfalle pasta.. it’s a texture thing… and snow peas and garlic and shrimp … delish!
One part of starting a cooking blog was to share some of my recipes that I kind of just “threw together” so that my kids would have them… so here ya go Joshie! Now you can make it when you’re away at school. 🙂
As I have said… Katy likes pie and therefore I made 2 for her birthday because I like to bake things and like to offer a variety of pie. Annnnd… I have a tendency to make too much food. And people in my family really like peach pie. Continue reading
One of the things I’m doing with my baking is remaking recipes (sometimes, not all) to be vegetarian or vegan and many of the desserts I’ve modified to be low sugar.
I have a vegetarian niece, a vegan sister, a lactose intolerant daughter and a boyfriend with diabetes. So, in some recipes I’ve offered modifications. THIS is the delicious result of modifications… and I must get them out of my house as soon as possible or I will eat them ALL. Continue reading
I was looking for a way to use up some buttermilk that I had in the fridge and also wanted to make some healthy, delicious low sugar treats. I took a muffin recipe and pretty much changed out most of the ingredients to come up with this. They were very tasty, the BF enjoyed them… and then of course I had to re-make them as I couldn’t quite recall what I had done in the first place. I’m pretty that way. (Long time saying I have… when someone does something kinda dumb, I will pet their hair and say “you’re pretty… you don’t have to be smart”… to either men or women.. it’s just a joke, don’t get all offended or anything… it’s just something silly I say…. I value smart over pretty any day… but once again, I digress..) Continue reading
When I was a kid, important celebrations involved perogies.
I can remember on my birthdays, my grandmother would make for me (and the family), perogies and doughnuts (that will be a different post..). Perogies were generally only for “special occasions” as they involved a lot of work for my grandmother. But when it’s your birthday, you get to choose the meal. And I would always choose perogies.
I’ve seen some people claim that they are not hard – specifically with modern technology and food processors -but they do require a certain amount of expertise. Back in the day it was all done by hand and took hours to make perogies for the family. Continue reading
Lorraine has now made it a couple of times – the second time she baked it with rosemary and oregano olive oil, and Gruyere and cheddar cheese on top and said it was amazing! Continue reading
I researched how to make Farmer’s Cheese for my Grandmother’s Cheese Dumpling Recipe. Super simple to make and delicious. Great for baking or just eating with crackers! TOTALLY making this to use in my next lasagna! It’s slightly different than ricotta, which has cream as well as milk and isn’t quite as dry.. I’ll post that recipe later… Continue reading
Marc Thomas was diagnosed as diabetic last year and so I’ve tried to do some low or non sugar stuff. My sister is a vegan and my niece a vegetarian so I take that into consideration at times. And my daughter is lactose intolerant (which means she TRIES not to eat it as it’s not great for her but still sometimes does….) ANYWAY, I’ve been making these cookies for years and they are scrumptious. Needless to say, the full fat omnivore version is the tastiest (IN MY OPINION) however, they are very good with substitutions… Continue reading