Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Soon, Paula, soon, I will try your Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup and your Loaded Oatmeal Cookies .
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used much less without poor results - 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 to 3 green onions, chopped
4 to 6 large tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges
Combine all ingredients, except tomatoes, in a large measuring cup or mixing bowl. Whisk well. Place tomatoes in a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over. Marinate at room temperature for up to 2 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Recipe courtesy The Neelys, 2008
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the rice wine vinegar, canola oil, sugar, and salt and pepper.
Toss all together and let marinate for at up to 8 hours in the refrigerator before serving.
Friday, March 19, 2010
So head over to her site, An Island Life and answer her question but while you are here you might as well answer mine:
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Not Me! Monday
Menu Plan Monday
Make Me Laugh Monday
I *heart* Faces
Simple Woman's Daybook
Make Do Monday
Unplugged Project - weekly themed projects
Muffin Tin Monday
Time Out Monday
Memory Monday - scrapbooking!
Favorite Favorite iPhone Application Monday Meme
Two Cent Tuesday
Totally Talented Tuesday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tackle it Tuesday
Random Tuesday Thoughts
Help for Growing Families
Take Me Back Tuesday - new
Tiny Talk Tuesday
What's on Your Tot's Plate
Tip the Scale Tuesday
Worldless Wednesday or Wordless Wednesday
Works For Me! Wednesday
Paper Crafting Wednesday
Food Network Chefs Cooking Challenge
A Thousand Word Thursday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Slow Cooking Thursday
Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop
Mother Hen's Homemade Thursday
Things I Love Thursday
Kids in the Kitchen
Boggle Me Thursday
How Does Your Garden Grow? - new!
Three Things Thursday
Family Foto Fun Friday
Friday High Fives
Say it Forward
Virtual Girls Night Out
Friday Book Projects
Kid Friendly Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Friday's Fave Five
Favorite Ingredients Friday
Five Ingredient Fridays
The Way to a Man's Heart
Random Picture Challenge
Small Talk Six
Weekend Fun Food
Show and Tell Saturdays
Saturday Salads - in the fall/winter it was Saturday Soups
Saturday Picture Suprise
Raven's Saturday Wordzzle Challenge
Support Our Troops Sunday
Carnival of Aloha
Monthly Craft Challenge
Mod Podge Mania
Do you have one that you would like to add? Just let me know!
HERE is the list of upcoming chefs if you want to plan ahead.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This week's chef in the Food Network Chefs Cooking Challenge is Nigella Lawson and, if you were like me, it was very hard time picking just one recipe (OK, two, I needed to try her Cherry Cheesecake too!) . I settled on the Chocohotopots. This is definitely going into my dessert file. They are heavenly and, with a prep time of less than 5 minutes, they can't be beat. I didn't stray from the recipe one little bit. They are very rich, very chocolaty and a lot of fun. Cake with hot fudge sauce built right in. Try them. You will not be sorry you did!
Recipe courtesy Nigella Lawson
1 stick plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, with 60 percent cocoa solids
3/4 cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Special equipment: 4 (2/3 to 1-cup capacity) ramekins
Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
The Cherry Cheesecake was outstanding for a no bake cheesecake! The only change I made was to make individual ramekins instead of one big one. I had to try it because Tomoko, the Japanese student that is staying with us, says cheesecake is her favorite. We loved it. She loved it. I will be making this simple and yummy dish again!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Go check out other Tempt My Tummy recipes at Blessed With Grace!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
"Nigella Lawson is the British bestselling author of Nigella Express: Good Food Fast, Feast: Food to Celebrate Life, Forever Summer, Nigella Bites, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, and How to Eat, which have sold in excess of 5 million copies worldwide. Her 2005 book Feast: Food to Celebrate Life inspired Nigella Feasts, which debuted on Food Network in fall 2006. Her second Food Network series, Nigella Express, launched in fall 2007 in conjunction with the release of her book, Nigella Express. American audiences also know Nigella as host of Forever Summer with Nigella, her popular cooking/lifestyle series that aired on style, and Nigella Bites, which aired on E! Entertainment Television and style."
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Toasted Cornmeal Corn Bread
Recipe by Michael Symon
2 cups course yellow cornmeal (I couldn't find course so used the regular)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cup honey, warmed
2 large eggs, beaten
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Oil a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan.
2. In a medium skillet, toast the cornmeal over moderately high heat, stirring con
3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the corn bread cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve warm or at room temperature.
The corn bread can be wrapped in foil and kept at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the foil.
Monday, March 8, 2010
I LOVE Penzeys Spices. Love. Them. A girlfriend of mine in St. Paul turned me on to them by sending me one of their awesome gift packs for Christmas one year. There was no turning back. Each summer when I visit my parents I ALWAYS visit the Grand Avenue Penzeys. When we stopped by my brother's in New Berlin, WI, we visited the one in Brookfield as well. The closest one to me in Jacksonville, FL, which is forever away. I do order on-line but there's just something about going into the store.
I just received a postcard in the mail that tells me a Penzeys is opening less than 10 miles from me. Hoorayyyyy! It's a happy day!
Friday, March 5, 2010
The event that my girls look forward to AL YEAR LONG is tonight....the Daddy Daughter Dance! WooHoo! Tomorrow Mimi will start asking how long until the next Daddy Daughter Dance. Gotta love it!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Go over to A Little Fun With Me and Lu to check out more Kids in the Kitchen posts!