Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb
19

Onion Tips

This post written for an internet-free week. I don’t know how many recipes I post that just specify sauteeing onions. This really can mean several different things and really depends on the result you are looking for. The lower the temperature of the oil or butter, the softer and sweeter the onions will be, although …

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Feb
18

Grocery Store Review: ALDIs

This post written in advance of a internet-free week. —- A couple of weeks ago an ALDI store opened up near us. There are pros and cons to the store. The biggest cons, in my husband’s opinion are that they do not except credit cards, and do not provide free bags (although they are available …

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Feb
17

Friday Temptations

This post written in advance of a internet-free week. — As I’m out this week, my material is spread thinner than usual, so here’s a Friday of temptations: Here are my top 3 chocolate temptations that I hope to try soon (or at least make my own variations of): http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/02/pots-de-creme-a-lorange/ http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mexican-chocolate-cookies-10000001687654/ http://allrecipes.com/recipe/french-silk-chocolate-pie/detail.aspx  

Feb
16

Tortilla Pizzas

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This post written in advance of a internet-free week. — Coming home from church on Sunday and looking toward lunch, everything I was thinking about kept coming back to pizza, which was disappointing because we were way too hungry to wait 2 hours for pizza dough + baking. So, the suggestion was “Why can’t we …

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Feb
15

Spinach and Mushroom Crock Pot Chicken

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Today’s dinner was inspired by the fact that we are doing a week-long disconnect in Gatlinburg, and I had things in the fridge that were going to spoil. I would definitely repeat this recipe though… I will admit, I really licked my plate!! Print Spinach and Mushroom Crock Pot Chicken Author: Alice Brosey Recipe type: Entree Prep …

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Feb
14

Flautas: Episode 2

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Yesterday, I experimented with myFlautas recipe and came up with an equally good, but different taste. First of all, I added some mushrooms (about 1/3 cup, chopped) to the mixture when sauteeing the onions. Then, instead of using all regular salsa, I used half regular salsa and half salsa verde. I still think I need …

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Feb
13

Pineapple Sweet Bread

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What do you do with a recipe calling for crushed pineapple when you only have chunks? Get out the blender, of course. My blending wet ingredients: Finished batter in the oven… And the final cake/bread, dusted with powdered sugar, cooling. Print Pineapple Sweet Bread Author: Alice Brosey Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  30 …

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Feb
12

Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies

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I was disappointed with these cookies when I first made them, but they were a huge hit at my small group tonight. I will definitely use them again, because of that. I think I was expecting the flavor you get when you add unsweetened cocoa to cookies, rather than these, which use melted chocolate. Here’s …

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Feb
11

Fantastic Florentine Scramble

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If you want me to order a menu item in a breakfast place (like Perkins, Denny’s) usually, you just have to add the word “Florentine” and I am all there, very fast. Friday for lunch, anticipating that dinner would not be fancy (the freezer cleanout day), I decided to make us fancy breakfast food – …

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Feb
10

Splendid Spinach Salad

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I’ll say, when I decided that a daily blog post challenge would be a good thing, for the month of February, I didn’t realize how taxing it is to find that many unique things, especially making most of them recipes. Especially when… I don’t cook every day. Actually, when the husband is out of town, …

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