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.
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.
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.
In short order, here are the rest…
Snicker-Doodles made with Snickers bars.
Lemon Shrimp Scampi
How to make a perfect Omelet
This is a cocktail called the Westward. I think it sounds just as good without the alcohol.
Italian Cenci, which looks a little like funnel cake bites to me.
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.
I absolutely love this idea…it’s like pretzel chicken nuggets with the best dipping sauce ever!
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
It’s been awhile since I’ve had some good pork chops, and I’ve never tried it with balsamic cherries before.
Sick or healthy, I’m always a fan of bacon. Always.
Artisan Bacon-Cheese Bread
Bacon Caramel Tart…it’s got bacon & Caramel with a little bit of salt. This sounds too good to be true.
Finally: Vegetarian Recipes
Note: Vegetarian, NOT Vegan. There may be eggs &/or dairy products in these recipes.
Squash & Kale Quesadillas
Morrocan Carrot & Chickpea Salad
Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Fries & Feta Dip
Lentil Cakes with Poached Eggs
I’m pretty sure this is Vegan. Buffalo Mozzarella
Butternut Squash Cannelloni with Sage Sauce
Sweet Potato Chips made in the microwave
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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