|Almond Cake with Berries|
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
|Asparagus with Sun-dried |
Blanch the asparagus in boiling water. To blanch, boil salted water, place asparagus in the boiling water for 1-3 minutes until tender yet slightly crisp (not soggy). Remove the asparagus from the boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain the water and pat dry with paper towels. Top with vinaigrette.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
|Carolina Cole Slaw|
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The meat can be cooked in the oven or in the crock pot/slow cooker. For oven: preheat the oven to 225 degrees. For crock pot: use the 8 hour setting.
Place the pork and the cooled apple cider vinegar sauce in a roasting pan or in the crock pot . Cook the pork in the oven for 6 to 8 hours or on the 8 hour setting for the crock pot or until the meat is tender and falls apart when the bone is removed. Chop the pork coarsely and mix in salt and barbecue sauce, to taste. Serve with more barbecue sauce on the side. Other sandwich toppings to consider include pickles, cole slaw, and raw sliced onions.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
|Chef Kyle with Pocket Apple Pie|
|Pocket Apple Pies|
Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma Apple-Cranberry Pocket Pies
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
|Mother's Day gifts|
|Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum|
|Challah French Toast|
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Dear Husband and Kids,
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Happy Birthday Hannah!
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
|Red Snapper with Parmesan Crust|
- 1 lb red snapper fillets
- 1 t salt
- ½ t pepper
- 1 chopped onion (about 1 c)
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 3-4 T butter
- 1 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1 c grated parmesan
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Notes: Recipes vary in proportions of tequila: orange liqueuer : lime juice including 1:1:1/2, 1:1/2:1/3, and 1:1/4:3/4 so mix based on the flavor that you want to achieve. What is consistent is the recommendation to purchase a good tequila, in particular one that is 100% agave. There are other variations to choose from based on the age of the tequila: silver/blanco/white tequilas are unaged, then there is reposado and anejo (aged). Most recipes I found called for silver/white/blanco. And for the last component, you can select the orange liqueur from brands like Triple Sec, Cointreau and Gran Torres.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Does your life these days seem busier than usual? In addition to the regular homework,
practices, games and lessons, there seems to be lots of end of year projects,
celebrations, festivals, recitals, receptions, send-offs, thank you luncheons; not to
mention me wanting to cram in coffees and lunches with friends before summer
too. Time to cook is more limited than
before. My friend Alyssa shared her
chicken tacos recipe. Yes, I am
venturing into the crock pot world again.
Place all the ingredients in the pot and 6-8 unattended hours later… Besides that benefit, she says that there will
be enough to make chicken enchiladas later in the week! Now that’s a good use of my time!
|Chicken Tacos in the Crock Pot|