25 10, 2014

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Pasta

2023-01-15T21:38:28+00:00Recipes, Techniques, Tips & Tools|

Pasta is one of my favorite foods, but you need to follow a few simple rules to avoid common mistakes. 1.  Don't forget to salt the water The only real chance that you get to season the pasta itself is when you are boiling it because that is when the pasta absorbs the most liquid.  ...[ get the full recipe ]

24 10, 2014

Sausage and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos and Mini Bell Peppers (Recipe)


Ingredients 12-18 jalapenos or mini bell peppers (or a combo 4 links mild or hot sausage (uncooked) 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese Instructions Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Slice off 1/3 of each jalapeno (lengthwise from stem to tip) exposing inner cavity Use a grapefruit spoon or paring knife to carefully remove ...[ get the full recipe ]

17 05, 2014

Traditional Flan Recipe


Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 cup whole milk 3/4 cup half-and-half 3/4 cup whipping cream (regular whipping cream, not heavy whipping cream) 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 3 eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon vanilla extract pinch of salt Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a 9-inch round ...[ get the full recipe ]

27 04, 2014

Turning Leftover into Fast Lettuce Wraps

2023-01-15T21:40:11+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Tacos are often my go-to solution when I need a quick lunch or dinner.  But the other day I had some butter lettuce on hand and decided why not make quick lettuce wraps instead of traditional tacos. I quickly sliced a sweet onion, which is my favorite type of onion because they are delicious and ...[ get the full recipe ]

27 04, 2014

Chocolate Kiss Coconut Macaroons (Recipe)


Adapted from a Hershey's Kitchen recipe Servings:  40-48 cookies Ingredients 1/3 cup butter (room temperature) 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)  (note:  Hershey's only used 3 oz., but more cream cheese adds a tangy twist and makes for an incredibly tender cookie/candy texture) 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 2 tsp. vanilla extract (note: the original recipe ...[ get the full recipe ]

11 04, 2014

Baked Hash Browns with Cheese and Peppers (Recipe)


Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter 1 roasted Anaheim chile, peeled and diced 1-2 serrano chiles, finely diced (depending on how spicy you want it!) 1/3 green pepper, diced 1/3 red pepper, diced 1/3 yellow pepper, diced 1/2 onion, chopped 1 lb. 14 ounces frozen shredded, hash brown potatoes (1 bag) Salt and ground pepper 8 ...[ get the full recipe ]

9 02, 2014

Pecan Pie Cookies (Recipe)


The original recipe is from the book entitled The Christmas Cookie Killer by Livia J. Washburn. See the Cooking Blog tab to walk through the story behind these cookies. Servings:  Makes 40-48 cookies, depending on size. Ingredients Cookie Dough 3 eggs 1 1/2 stick butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt Pecan Pie Filling ...[ get the full recipe ]

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