I haven't been for a long time because I have been doing some crafting. Not too much but since it will be fall soon and that's the time I get busy. I dont have a business or anything, but I just get the adrenaline rush like to craft. Has anyone gone to the site Pinterest..?? Lately I was there gawking at the food recipes, especially desserts. Some of the things that I saw, I was drooling. I been known myself to concoct little tidbits myself that I made up and they were really simple and too only a few ingredients. I posted a few recipes in "Just a Pinch". Another one of my favorite sites.
At Christmas I am visiting my mom and sister in Florida and I want to bring little goodies in containers. The goodies have to travel well, nothing chocolate that will melt. I made the other day Toffee covered crackers....using Town House crackers. Used 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, crushed peanuts. This is one of example of what to bring.
I do enjoy crafts immensly but on the other hand, when I see people blog about their food and the recipes and it makes me think if I should do recipes and start blogging about food. When I craft, I somehow re-trace my steps constantly because I didnt bring my supplies to one location; front room for instance. Then I have things in the couch, counter, credenza...when I really wanted to hjave everything in one place. How did that happen...?? When I see those food blogs and things I can do.
Talk about decadent and sinful... I just read about Greek yogurt in one of the posts and would you believe this recipe contains greek yogurt and you would never believe it. I made this last week and I might try again this week and if you try it I hope you remember me...lol. I will copy the recipe here and I hope it works. Let me know if you make the dessert.
Preparation 1. Make crust: Preheat oven to 400ºF; mist a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Place crushed pretzels in bowl of a food processor. Add sugar and melted butter and pulse to combine. Press pretzel mixture into baking dish and bake for 8 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes.
2. Make filling: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar until well blended, about 2 minutes. Fold in yogurt and vanilla. Spread over cooled pretzel crust, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
3. In a large bowl, dissolve both packages of gelatin in 2 cups boiling water. Let cool until mixture begins to get syrupy, about 15 minutes. Stir in strawberries and blueberries and pour over cream cheese layer. Chill until firm, 2 to 3 hours.
4. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Cut tart into squares and serve with whipped cream.
Hello everyone, have been browsing recipes and stuff. I do crafts and have been busy with that too. I am into recycling things. Mainly paper and cardboard material. I turn out pretty cool things. I belong to some craft sites.....did you ever HGTV or FaveCrafts. Some of my crafts are published there.
Anyway, l love Greek yougurt.....I think i posted about it a while ago about a recipe that I wanted to use with Greek yogurt. The other day I was watching the Food Network channel and they were using a recipe for a salad dressing. The name escapes me all the time.....its also used for a dip.....I absolutely love it....with cucumbers. Ok...it started with Tzatski.....or something....lol. Any greek people out there....??View Thread
Oh well......St. Pat's Day is come and gone. I didnt eat corned beef this year...so what. No big deal, it's not that every single year I eat it either....lol. Since I live alone, I wouldn't bother with the prep and the mess. I do although love cabbage, red potatoes and saurkraut. I could make a meal with those things. Now I am craving those things.... darnit. I would put horseradish on top too. Speaking of hot things, I dont know what's going on, I love horseradish... but a tad, and the last time I had it....and also even my usual mild condiments (to me) hot things I could not tolerate. My tongue is so sensitive these days and I had to drink some milk. I can't even put any of my ....I am talking (very mild to me) condiments I used to like. Does your taste buds get that way when you tolerate hot things.
Anyway, I had some fresh brocolli and some zuccini (what a mouthful)spelling please. I chopped 2 cloves of garlic, parboiled the brocolli, then shocked it in cold water and threw it in the pan with the garlic. Sliced the zuccini thin and threw it with the brocolli and garlic. I had a piece of leftover fish that I had the night before and heated it up. All in all, I would say it was better than corned beef.
With all these talk about food being crispy without being fried....everyone wants to do the same. This morning I was looking in my cupboards to see how to prepare my chicken tonight. I buy boneless breasts all the time. Usually I pan cook with a little oil with garlic and onions and spices. I wanted to do something different. I am on the Special K diet and I had about 1 cup left of the Cinnamon Pecan cereal. So, I thought to myself.....how about if I crushed them in the food processor and bread the chicken with the crumbs. I will bake the chicken of course. I am kinda excited about that. Did you ever anyone use cereal to bread chicken....lol.
The other day I was starting to post a dish that I made the other week and I couldnt post the link or the picture of what I made. Is there a trick to do it..?? Anyway, the recipe is "Pork Chops with Blueberry Chipotle Sauce" and they were outstanding. I am going to bring up the pics again here. At least I can write down the recipe:
Saute the garlic and onion with olive oil in the pan till tender. Add pork chops till tender. Add preserves, orange zest and simmer the chops for a little while in the coating, but not too much. You can add a little bit of lemon juice for a juicier sauce.
It's been a while. I have been crafting, my favorite past time. I am into recycling, usually cardboard, paper, plastic crafts I do. I have been doing Valentine crafts for the last few weeks. I did tissue paper wreaths, a valentine box for my dresser, Gift heart purses, paper roses out of coffee filters. Some of my crafts are in Blogspot, Craft Corner and HGTV.com. I am excited about this and i love to be busy. Besides that I am cooking different things and taking pictures of dishes and put them in food blogs and sites. I browse the net also for different recipes that are look nutritious and tasty. This one was delicious i did two weeks ago. Let's see if I can bring up the link.
I bought Greek yogurt the other day when I went grocery shopping cause I know its much better than sour cream for dips, or anything. I bought it before and I don't know remember how I used it. They say the the mind is the first thing to go. Anyway I bought about 3 cucumbers and I had a bag of baby carrots in my fridge. I have alot of seasoning to make a dip for those veggies. Also I made a whole chicken the other day and since I live alone i will stretch that chicken for a whole week and make meals. I just cooked it last night. Tomorrow I am thinking chicken enchiladas because I have whole wheat tortillas in my fridge, tomatoes, a can of chick peas, cumin and chili powder and low fat shredded cheese. It seems I answered my own question. Seriously, what would you use with the greek yogurt and seasonings for the enchiladas.
1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and lightly toasted 1 cup canned crushed pineapple, drained
PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two loaf pans. Cream butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat eggs, one at a time, and blend well after each addition. Stir in the pineapple. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Stir in the nuts. Add dry ingredient mixture to wet mixture and only mix until moistened. Do not over mix. Pour the batter into pans. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean .View Thread