Two Weeks of Food Jan 4-18

I know I should only post things from this past week, but since I had all the entries for last week chosen before my marathon of a cold hit I think it would only be appropriate to post it all. So this may be longer than expected.

This Sunday is my dad’s birthday. Even though he’ll never read this (because he never reads any blogs), I wanted to honor him with a favorite recipe if I could. I couldn’t find a recently posted recipe for German Chocolate Cake, which is his all time favorite, but I did find a Lemon Meringue tart recipe which is a close second. My Dad has always loved lemons; sometimes he even likes them raw.

Lemon Meringue Pie from Grace's Sweet Life.

Lemon Meringue Pie from Grace’s Sweet Life.

From here on out I’m going to separate these a bit…

News from the Cooking World

Here are some news pieces that caught my eye ^.^

First is an article about a company in Long Island called A Taste of Long Island. It provides entrepreneurs with an industrial kitchen that they can rent for 4 hour shifts and food market in which to sell their product. All in all, I thought it was just a really nifty idea.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/nyregion/a-taste-of-long-island-a-commercial-kitchen-with-a-built-in-market.html?ref=cookingandcookbooks&_r=0

A Short — very short, in fact — article on how to brown ground/minced meat to get the most out of your recipes. http://lifehacker.com/5977083/why-you-should-brown-only-some-of-the-ground-meat-called-for-in-recipes

This is not really news, but more a random quiz out there for all foodie football fans!
Football Food Quiz!

Next Up: Food I was Dying to Cook While Sick
These are all the food items I wanted to get up and cook in the last week and a half, but couldn’t.

First and foremost, Cinnamon Rolls. I love cinnamon. I love cinnamon rolls. I am not a huge fan of the sugar icing dumped all over the top of cinnamon rolls. Best solution? Make them myself. This recipe looks absolutely delicious.

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That’s so yummy . com

In short order, here are the rest…

Snicker-Doodles made with Snickers bars.

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Lemon Shrimp Scampi

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How to make a perfect Omelet

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This is a cocktail called the Westward. I think it sounds just as good without the alcohol.

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Italian Cenci, which looks a little like funnel cake bites to me.

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Pesto is one of my favorite things in the world. Especially when my momma makes fresh from her garden, but this sounds like a good alternative to basil and pine nuts.

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I absolutely love this idea…it’s like pretzel chicken nuggets with the best dipping sauce ever!

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Honey butter is amazing, but I’ve never tried it with hot sauce or chives in it. Seems like it’d be worth a shot

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had some good pork chops, and I’ve never tried it with balsamic cherries before.

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Bacon!
Sick or healthy, I’m always a fan of bacon. Always.

Artisan Bacon-Cheese Bread

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Bacon Caramel Tart…it’s got bacon & Caramel with a little bit of salt. This sounds too good to be true.

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Finally: Vegetarian Recipes

Note: Vegetarian, NOT Vegan. There may be eggs &/or dairy products in these recipes.

Squash & Kale Quesadillas

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Morrocan Carrot & Chickpea Salad

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Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Fries & Feta Dip

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Quinoa Pancakes

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Lentil Cakes with Poached Eggs

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I’m pretty sure this is Vegan. Buffalo Mozzarella

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Butternut Squash Cannelloni with Sage Sauce

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Sweet Potato Chips made in the microwave

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Well, that’s it for this week. Sorry I wasn’t as chatty as I normally am, but I’m still getting over my cold. Maybe some cinnamon bus would help…

With Love & Letters, Lexi

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3 thoughts on “Two Weeks of Food Jan 4-18

  1. Titillating Thoughts February 7, 2013 at 5:27 am Reply

    Who doesn’t love sticky buns?

    • AS Thacker February 7, 2013 at 5:40 am Reply

      Right? I mean…I’m pretty sure it’s in all religious texts. “Thou shalt love sticky buns”

      • Titillating Thoughts February 8, 2013 at 12:50 am

        Right? Although you don’t like when someone gushes white icing on your buns?

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