Post by erin elizabeth on Feb 28, 2019 19:26:06 GMT -5
February always feels like the longest month.
2/19 Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup (CC) Excellent. Didn’t use wine. Couldn’t fit it all in my crockpot. Cooked barley separately in leftover broth and water. Make sure to cut beef smaller. Added more carrots and peas at the end.
2/14 Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes (BA, but so old cannot find it online!) Really, really good. Add salt to cake? Halve filling. Used only 3 c powdered sugar.
2/10 German Chocolate Sheet Cake (CI 7/06) Mom said the best so far. Thick, light cake. Frosting maybe a tidge not caramely enough? Good ratio of nuts/coconut.
2/4 Lemon Bliss Cake (KA) Excellent flavor and texture. Just the right amount of lemon and not too sweet. Stupid bundt pan though.
2/28 Pad See Ew (CI) This was good—tasted like takeout in a good way, but I am not sure that I would make it again. Not sure why. Easy-ish and I usually have all the ingredients.
2/25 Individual Mashed Carrot & Potato Bakes (BH&G) Tasty. Made as one casserole. Would be good with ham.
Post by applecrisp1 on Mar 1, 2019 12:05:30 GMT -5
Lots of great cooking going on!
- Erin, I have the same bundt pan. I love a good lemon cake! And sooo not a fan when they are too sweet. - Peachesandcream, I haven't clicked yet on that apple cake recipe, but I can really go for that (with the ice cream)! Yet.
Thanks you two for posting -- this is of my favorite threads! There has to be more hits or misses on this board. Hey just list one or two or whatever you want -- no need for a fancy list. Or maybe many just go out to eat all the time. : )
t&t Creamy Chili-Corn Soup with Chicken and Black Beans/Pam Anderson --- I left out the chicken this time, always use 1 can of creamed corn instead of two, and add some frozen corn. I did toss in some other veggies this time. So simple, takes just minutes to make. It is really just opening up a bunch of cans.
Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette/Giada De Laurentiis -- I don't think I've ever made the sauce to go with it, just use the marinade.
Cavatappi with Spinach, Garbanzo Beans and Feta -- an old CL recipe, I always cut way back on the qty
Every month I say that I will remember the recipes at the end of the month to share and then at the end of the month....well....the 50+ y.o. brain just ain't what it used to be! So off the top of my head, a few I recall: Excellent:
Browned Butter Blondies-C.I. I have already made many batches of these. DH brought some to work one day and his co-workers went nuts. Even though I usually just sell candy, they wanted me to bake these for them for purchase. So as I jokingly said to DH...."my viral blondies!!" Making 3 batches this weekend for more orders. Nice change of pace from all the candy anyway! Sausage Bean Ragu over pasta-B.A. Not really a recipe but an idea (from letter to the editor in B.A.). Caramelized some hot Italian turkey sausage; sauteed sliced garlic; added crushed tomatoes; crushed red pepper; dried oregano; warmed up some white beans in the sauce and then tossed with short pasta. Possibilities are endless in terms of adding greens, herbs etc... Top it all with Parmesan. My kind of comfort food. Dried Fruit and Seed Bars-https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/granola-bars-with-dried-fruit-and-seeds. I made a lot of changes but kept the amounts of stuff like the fruits and nuts. I used nuts and chocolate chips instead of all the seeds and coconut (hate coconut!!). Next time I will reduce honey. Way too sweet! But tasty!! Chocolate Peanut Energy Balls-Bobby Flay Multigrain Bread-Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone-I made into rolls. Turned out great Very Good:
Molasses Bran Muffins-Bob's Red Mill Minestrone-a combination of recipes/my own ideas. Vegetarian Mushroom Walnut Burgers-Love and Lemons. Served with caramelized onions and melted cheese
Good: Yogurt Bark-Made up myself to use up some plain Greek yogurt. Sweetened it with honey and vanilla; then smeared it on a piece of parchment on sheet pan super thin. Topped half with swirls of strawberry jelly, chocolate chips, and homemade granola; other half swirled in peanut butter, homemade granola, and chocolate. Crushed some freeze dried raspberries over both. Then freeze. Once frozen sliced into squares. I have been eating as a dessert in evening or with breakfast!! Tasty, healthy, fun, but seems indulgent and possibilities endless in terms of flavor combos.
Tried and True:
Parsnip Chicken Noodle Soup with Kale Cinnamon Babka Onion Poppyseed Bialys Vegetarian 3 Bean Chili-Joanne Chang
February was a pretty good month cooking-wise, but some mixed reviews on the dishes:
Outstanding Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen Ckbk - Shrimp Bread; outstanding Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen Ckbk - Flan very good; I did have some technical difficulties with the sugar glaze Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen Ckbk - Grit cakes with shrimp saute; some significant modifications, outstanding Eating Well Jan/Feb 19 - Korean Steak and Kimchi Bowl
Pretty good Eating Well Jan/Feb 19 - Long Life Noodles and Pork Taste of Home Soups - Squash hominy soup Taste of Home Soups - Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili supposed to include ground chorizo, but I couldn't find any. So...skipped Taste of Home Soups - Chipolte Butnut Squash Soup
Definitely won't be repeating Taste of Home Soups - Teriyaki Beef Stew
Eating Well Jan/Feb 19 - Pea and Spinach Carbonara
Varaile The only failure that counts is not trying in the first place.