Archive for February, 2009

Roasted Garlic
Roasted Garlic

Because I love cooking so much, I tend to haunt various grocery stores – hunting out those small specialty shops, and searching for unique ingredients to play with. Every so often, I find one of those specialty grocery stores with a prepared food counter – and have on more than one occasion seen Roasted Garlic [...]

Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Key Lime Curd and Honey Whipped Cream
Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Key Lime Curd and Honey Whipped Cream

The rain came back again today, which made me sad, but fortunately I had a lot of things to keep me busy today that helped distract me from the doom and gloom. (I like my rain in very small doses – the last several weeks have been way overdose). Anyhow, the reason I was so [...]

Pavlova
Pavlova

I’ve been making a lot of dishes lately that just called for egg yolks, and so I’ve ended up with quite the bounty of egg whites. I looked around for different things I could do with egg whites, and eventually decided to try out making Pavlova. I’ve never had it before, so I’m not sure [...]

Homemade Mayonnaise
Homemade Mayonnaise

I will never buy Mayo again! I’ve heard other people sing the praises of homemade mayonnaise before, but until recently, I never actually got around to making it. There really is no comparison. I made my first batch the night we made the fries, but it was so delicious, half of it was gone before [...]

Wheat Bread
Wheat Bread

Yesterday, the sun finally came out after many days of rain and I finally felt like I could dry off for a little while. In celebration, I ran some errands I’d been putting off during the rain – including a trip to Costco. While I was there, I was sorely tempted by their bakery’s whole [...]

Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower

I was up late, late, late last night making sausage last night (it took way longer than I thought it would) and didn’t really get a lot of sleep last night, which doesn’t generally put me in the best of moods, but it certainly didn’t help that Miss Thing was no doubt, having another teen [...]

Overnight Pancakes
Overnight Pancakes

Miss Thing had a friend spend the night on Saturday. It happened to be her best friend at school, and the first time said friend had come over – so of course, she drove us all nuts trying to get everything just perfect. We still haven’t really unpacked or anything yet, mostly because we decided [...]

Homemade Catsup
Homemade Catsup

I decided the other day that I would, in addition to making my own hot sauce and such, start trying out making other condiments. This is my first attempt at Catsup, served with Homemade French Fries. For a first attempt, it went surprisingly well. I made it a few days ago, and put it in [...]

Lemon Garlic Pasta
Lemon Garlic Pasta

I haven’t really been cooking too much the last few days, and what I have made wasn’t really fit to be printed. But I did makes this lovely dish. It’s light, quick and easy but also satisfying and hearty, plus it’s low on the cleanup afterwards! I think that the Lemon really shines, without being [...]

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

I still had one lonely little butternut squash sitting in the pantry last night, looking all forlorn and forgotten – so when we were hunting around for an easy dinner, I decided to make a soup with him.  The Coconut Milk and the Squash make this soup rich, creamy, and satisfying without the addition of [...]