Experiments

Avocado Smashed Baby Potatoes
Avocado Smashed Baby Potatoes

Quick and easy, these smashed potatoes use avocados to replace the milk and butter for an interesting twist.

Preserved Lemon Stuffed Artichokes
Preserved Lemon Stuffed Artichokes

An interesting twist on a stuffed artichoke

Daily No Knead Bread
Daily No Knead Bread

A delicious and easy method that I’m experimenting with for daily bread.

Home Made Pretzels
Home Made Pretzels

Today I decided to try my hand at pretzel making. Overall, they weren’t nearly as difficult as I thought they would be – and the results were pretty tasty. Although they’re no Auntie Anne’s pretzel, they’re good. I basically used Alton Brown’s Recipe, although I subbed some Whole Wheat Pastry Flour for 1/2 the white [...]

Caramel Sauce with Pecans
Caramel Sauce with Pecans

I’d been toying with the idea of making some chewy caramels for a while – I had this idea that I wanted to try out. Unfortunately, this attempt failed to set, but did however make an excellent Caramel Sauce instead, which I used in my Caramel Pecan Cheese Cake Recipe. This makes about 2 pints, [...]

Refrigerator Pickled Garlic
Refrigerator Pickled Garlic

I loooooooove Pickled Garlic. If I’m not careful, I’ve been known to eat more than half of a jar of it in one sitting. Which is bad for a couple of reasons – but one of them is, the stuff is expensive to use as a snack.   I’ve seen small jars selling for $8 [...]

Serrano Pepper Hot Sauce
Serrano Pepper Hot Sauce

I had a bunch of Serrano Peppers left over from my guacamole I made the other day, that I’m pretty sure I wasn’t going to use, since I’m a big wuss, so I decided to try my hand at making up a batch of Hot Sauce for Mr. Man. Of course, since I’m a big [...]