Saturday, May 29, 2010

Crepes for Breakfast

Good Morning Bloggers! Today is Saturday which I am soooo happy about.
Does anyone watch How I Met Your Mother? There is an episode where Ted is excited to find out that Robin knows how to make crepes and it inspired me to give it a try again. Quite a few years ago my grandma gave me a crepe pan and I was thrilled to use it. However, after tearing, burning and basically destroying way too many crepes it went to the back of the pantry. This time, I vowed to be patient and just have fun. If I destroyed them, oh well. But I didn't. My culinary abilities have definitely improved. They were perfectly cooked and I was able to flip them Julia Child style. I am now back in bed, blogging while a food coma sets in. I hope you'll give crepes a try. They are delicious.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I love pizza. There is something so comforting about the spicy, tomatoey, doughy goodness. I decided to try Traders Joes garlic & herb pizza dough as well as their pizza sauce the other night. A friend gave me her pizza stone that she wasn't going to use and I was excited to try it out. I had so much fun shaping the pizza dough. A couple more tries and I might be able to flip it in the air. I topped it with mozzarella, cheddar and parmesean cheese as well as some sauteed mushrooms. About 15 minutes later at 450 deg and my pizza was hot, bubbly and delicious. I will definitely be making it again.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cooking & Baking Eats

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Crustless Quiche. If you like goat cheese, you'll love this dish. I have discovered I do not care for goat cheese but my honey loved it and wants me to make it again. You can find the recipe at

Nick and Toni's Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola. Absolutely delicious and a great dish for company if you make the sauce the night before. You can find the recipe at

Strawberry Coffee Cake. My apologies to the blogger that originally posted this as I can't remember where I found this but wish to give you credit for the recipe. It's sooo yummy. Blooper: I completely missed the step to add the streusel topping. It was great without it but I'll remember it next time.

Lemon-Garlic Spanish Chicken Thighs and Rice Pilaf. I could eat this dish at least once a week for dinner. I substituted turkey kielbasa from Trader Joe's rather than chorizo. You can find this recipe on Rachael Ray's website.

Lemon Yogurt Cake. This recipe is from my Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook that I'm still working my way thru. Her recipes are always perfect. This cake was moist, lemony and soooo yummy. I'll be making this again soon.

Turkey Chili and Sweet Potato French Fries. I can't say enough how much I love Trader Joes. This was so quick to make and just a little bit healthier than standard chili cheese fries. The sweet potato fries can be found in the frozen food section of TJs. I baked them until crispy. I heated up 2 cans of their turkey chili with beans on the stove. Topped the fries and chili with a little shredded cheese and dinner was ready in no time at all.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rocky Road Brownies and a Cookie Thief

My favorite thing to do in the kitchen is bake cookies or brownies. I have some friends at work that I pack little baggies of treats to share with. I usually send a few to a neighboring branch and the last couple treats have not made it to their intended recipients. There is a cookie thief in my company! My poor friends are calling wondering where their weekly caloric sugar rush is....What is a baker of treats to share to do?!? So, to replace the oatmeal cookies I sent out yesterday (that disappeared) I am hand delivering some rocky road brownies tomorrow morning. Any ideas on cookie thievery revenge? Don't get me wrong, I'm totally willing to share with whoever it is that is so desperate for homemade baked goods they will take someone else's treats, but culinary justice must be served. LOL