For many, the name Cape Cod is associated with long days spent at the beach, cool nights spent by a bonfire, and lavish meals of seafood consumed whilst draped in a bib. This recipe has nothing to do with any of it.As some of you may recall, I made my first trip to Cape Cod this past July - a camping trip with my boyfriend, his family and their friends, to be exact. We ate dinner together almost every night, potluck style; at one point, there were like thirty of us! One night I made this dish to use up the ingredients we had leftover in our cooler. I cooked it on a . . .
Latin-American cuisine is not something I cook a lot of at home. I am not quite sure why since it is one of my favorites, but ever since these tequitos and now these ah-mazing platanos, I hope my patterns are changing.I tweeted about how excited I was to finally cook this exotic fruit and my e-friend Olga - from one of my favorite food blogs, Mango & Tomato - tweeted back and helped me figure out how it's done. Thanks, gurrl!In other news, I will be spending next week camping in Cape Cod. The thought of going an entire week sans manicure kind of gives . . .
I happen to love chicken salad. I usually make it with apples, pineapple and/or dried cranberries or cherries. This time I wanted to jazz things up so I decided to add one of my favorite things - yellow curry powder. I thoroughly enjoyed the result and I'm pretty sure I'll never make chicken salad without it again.Curry fun fact? It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And, studies show that it may aid in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.(Yield: 4 servings)Ingredients:1 boiled chicken breast, diced1/2 c finely diced apple (like . . .
The recipe for these meatballs is loosely based on Alton Brown's recipe - watch the video. It's quite educational. But the sauce was all my idea. This is one of those recipes with lots of ingredients and several steps so I recommend reserving it for a weekend dinner.(Yield: 18 balls/about 6 serving)Ingredients:1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese1 egg, beaten1/2 c bread crumbs, divided1 tsp dried parsley1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepperSauce:4 red bell peppers2 tbsp olive oil, divided1 tbsp butter1 yellow . . .
I went over to my friend Michelle's house the other night to unwind after a long work day and we decided on the perfect activity - we made tiramisu.I'm not a fan of tiramisu, or creamy desserts in general, but Michelle adores the stuff and she had all the ingredients ready to go. Neither of us had made it before so we followed this recipe.Michelle's awesome photos of the process: We didn't have whipping cream so we whipped egg whites instead. Mascarpone mixture + egg whites Dipping ladyfingers into espressoThen in KahluaDusting with cocoa powderAnd dark . . .
Banana Bread is a great comfort food - it makes me feel right at home. This recipe is super easy, I've been making it for years. Anyone who's tried it loved it so hopefully you will too.Ingredients: 1 tsp. salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 eggs, at room temp 1 cup white sugar 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil 1/2 chopped walnuts, optional Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a food processor, stand mixer or by hand, . . .
I like to make these scones with dried cranberries or apricots but you can use any dried fruits you like/have. You can also use chocolate chips. So, you'll need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. butter, frozen 1/2 cup dried fruit of your choice 1/2 sour cream 1 eggStart by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and freezing your butter (15 min. should do.) Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl. Grate in butter (sounds weird, I know, but it's not, I promise.) Mix in butter . . .