Since it is December, I'll start this thread off by seeing what I remember from the past month. A lot of candy making for my business and not so much cooking was done but I had a few standouts from Thanksgiving etc...
-Mexican Chicken Soup With Hominy-Milk Street Kitchen -French Apple Cake-MSK -Charred Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Chips-MSK -Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna with Marinara-a smash up of 2 recipes (C.L. and ??) -Roast Garlic Hummus-C.I. -Tahini Dressing-Minimalist Baker
-Garlic Knots-Artisan Bread in Five -Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken-a combination of several recipes (C.I. & E.W. were main inspiration) -Fruity Noodle Kugel-My adaptation of an old E.W. recipe -Fruit and Nut Granola Bars-my adaptation of Bon App. recipe -Creme Brulee Cheesecake Cookies Bars-Cookie Madness. Crust was a bit hard to cut but not to eat. Does not keep well so do not make more than one day ahead -Cheesy Brunch Casserole-Cooking Light -Garlic and Rosemary Roast fingerling Potatoes and Root Vegetable-me - Lemon Rosemary Garlic Pappardelle pasta-me
Tried and true:
-Creme Brulee French Toast casserole -My mom's Perky Pumpkin Seeds -Roasted Vegetable Spread-Alton Brown -Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette-C.I.
Post by erin elizabeth on Dec 2, 2019 7:50:15 GMT -5
Ooof, still recovering from the holiday weekend! Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.
11/27 Paleo Spiced Nuts (realsimplegood.com) Really good and easy!
11/6 Pork Chops Smothered with Peppers and Onions (Rachael Ray) Reminded me of cacciatore at Cafe 422. Good—use more paste to make more sauce-like?
11/1 Mini Apple Pies (Family Circle 12/12) Made in canning jars—didn’t like that (how do you put the crust on!?!), but liked filling. Ingredients were cooked and then poured over apples. Delicious, perfect apple pie filling!
11/28 Butterscotch Pie with Pecan-Shortbread Crust (MSL 11/19) Good—I always think a little too much crust in tarts, but very nice pudding with salt and pecan and sugared nuts.
11/25 Porchetta-Style Roast Turkey Breast (BA 11/15) This was excellent, but a fluke because there is no weight on the turkey. Makes it more guideline than recipe. Still, moist and delicious, even without gravy.
11/25 Spiced-Apple Cranberry Sauce (CL 11/16) Good, but next time I would make it with double cider and no vinegar.
11/19 Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli (CI 5/17) This was good, but not something I need to repeat.
11/19 Cinnamon Mocha Cupcakes [vegan] (Dash Recipes 4/13) Cake was really good. Frosting left a lot to be desired. Together they were good.
11/17 Eggplant & Porcini “Meatballs” in Tomato Sauce (F&W 8/13) Tasty—mostly of eggplant, not mushrooms. Wanted texture to be a little firmer—reduce liquid? Would definitely make these again if I needed a veggie meatball.
11/17 Caramel Apple Poke Cake (BH&G 10/19) Good. Used a jar of salted caramel. Didn’t truly seep into holes—needed to make bigger? But cake did absorb sauce.
11/22 Vegan Fruit and Jam Bars (ATK) Too crumbly, too coconuty.
A quiet month new recipe wise - we were in New Orleans/Covington, LA for a week, then Thanksgiving we were hit with two snowstorms that left us digging out from 24" of snow. Just finished cleaning our driveway an hour ago, the borrowed snowblower gets returned tomorrow. Yeah...the intensity of this storm caught us (and everyone else in Duluth/Superior) by surprise, we were a bit unprepared.
So recipes have been on the simple side for November.
I'd make all of these again: Jambalaya Kevin Belton's New Orleans Cookbook New Mexican Red Pork Chili ATK Slow Cook Revolution (slow cooker) Mushroom and Tofu Stirfry Eating Well Dec 2019 Salmon with spicy cranberry sauce Eating Well Dec 2019 Scallion-Salmon Dip Eating Well Dec 2019 Instant pot chicken broth Damn Delicious modified greatly, no aromatics (might need for upset puppy tummies)
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