[agh, this was supposed to post last night, but something went wrong! here it is now]
Back in 2014, I finally got a chance to make kolaches (or kolackys, or kolachy, etc.; depends what Eastern European country and language you’re talking about). I first learned about them from my mom making them when I kid, and it’s been on my “learn to cook this” list ever since I got really into cooking. (more…)
Came across some honey goat-cheese gouda one day and bought it because I was intrigued, but wasn’t sure what to do with it. Putting it on ritz crackers with strawberry slices was perfect, and sort of like a cheese-and-cracker version of strawberry shortcake.
So here’s *another thing to do with leftover Thai peanut sauce: Dip apple slices into, for a snack similar to TSC’s Apple Slices with PB & Sunflower seeds. (Again, the peanut sauce recipe we use is this one, courtesy of the talented Leela Punyaratabandhu of She Simmers. This batch of sauce was thinner than usual (a good thing! we often make it too thick) and extra spicy.
*In another post, I suggest dipping matchstick-sized carrot slices into it.
The bacon + yellow bell pepper on toast meal was so tasty that I made it again the next day, that time accompanied by tomato-mozzarella kebabs. These are a simple yet fancy-feeling and very tasty appetizer, side dish, accompaniment to drinks, etc. You can also make them with feta (like Gordon Ramsay does in Fast Food; he also has the great idea of drizzling balsamic vinegar over them just before serving). (more…)
‘Twas the night before a long camping trip, so we’d been avoiding buying new groceries for home, and there was almost nothing to eat. Then I discovered a couple of corn tortillas that were going stale, chopped them roughly into triangles, and fried them in vegetable oil. We didn’t even have salsa and still, with nothing but salt, these were *so* good!
Today’s post: Just a simple egg & tomato sandwich, for a light breakfast. Don’t forget black pepper in the eggs, and salt on the tomatoes!
If you’re ever not sure what to do for dinner, and especially if you have leftovers of some sort, try the patented Putting-Stuff-in-Tortillas method! I find it’s nearly impossible to fail horribly this way, and sometimes you stumble onto food combos that taste like they were always meant to be in wrap form! This one made with leftover salad (complete with a fresh drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette dressing, sprinkle of pine nuts, and dash of salt and black pepper) didn’t fall into the “incredible discovery” category, but it did make for a light, tasty, mid-morning snack!
Looking through old photos…. These Ritz crackers with avocado and tomato are tempting me to get really into crackers with cheese/etc. again. What are your favorite toppings (and favorite crackers)?
Banana bread is surprisingly easy to make. This is a photo of our very first loaf (photo taken in May 2011), and we’ve made it many times since (e.g., see photo below, from Jul. 2013). I’m sure many banana bread recipes are great but the one we use as our baseline is this one, shared by Elise on simplyrecipes.com. (more…)