Spicy Steamed Mussels, The French Pig Pizza and the State of My Mother's Kitchen
2/9/2014 10:49:00 AM
Well, it’s the first time this has ever happened (I think), I made an entire recipe and FORGOT to take a picture. I was SO EXCITED to make these Spicy Steamed Mussels – I FORGOT to take the picture. You’ll just have to take my word for it that I made the recipe…but I forgot the picture!
Sometimes I get so excited to eat...and I am so hungry...the picture takes an extra effort!
I made this for my parents with some rice and it was VERY well received. Not everybody will eat mussels – but my parents will! This was different than your typical shellfish/lemon/butter mixture – it had a bit of heat and it tasted like Thai food.
I need to thank both of my parents too. My father made the rice – because quite simply, I can’t get rice done right. I need to get one of those ...
No Can Beato This Taquito, or Pizza!
1/5/2014 3:35:00 PM
I don’t know where I was in 2013. There was nothing remarkable about that year – no highlights, no big things. Well, with the exception of a great Christmas with friends and a trip to Canada in July (where we had a good party with my family and I saw fireflies for the first time). I also didn’t seem to do much cooking in 2013. I didn’t make it enough of a priority. I am pretty sure I spent the better part of the year cleaning the house…and funny thing is – it’s still dirty. I sit here typing my blog when my next priority is to vacuum and fold laundry (it’s NEVER done!)
So, my New Year’s Resolution for 2014 is to do things that fill my soul. I want to read more, volunteer – and yes, cook.
I ended 2013 with “No Can Beato This Taquito” and I ...
Roasted Acorn Squash with Turkey Sausage, Peppers and Goat Cheese
10/14/2013 12:36:00 PM
Now that I am re-looking at this recipe to do my blog...I am wondering if I messed something up? It says "Turkey Sausage" in the title...and then Lean Ground Turkey in the recipe. I am wondering if I should have bought Lean Ground Turkey Sausage?
Well - no matter - because this recipe was AWESOME!
It is one of the BEST RECIPES I have EVER cooked in Guy's book. Seriously, if you are going to do squash this fall - DO THIS RECIPE!
At first, I was worried about how to time everything out between the roasting of the seeds, the squash and the cooking of the turkey and the adding of the ingredients. BUT - here is the deal. If you start cooking your turkey RIGHT as you get the squash in the oven and just go through all of the steps - everything should come out at the ...
Grilled Chicken Tortila Soup with Tequila Crema
10/14/2013 12:32:00 PM
Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup with Tequila Crema
This recipe almost seriously got messed up. Well…maybe not seriously – but seriously enough!
I had to marinade the chicken thighs about 8 hours before throwing them on the grill. And there were all these wonderful ingredients – like tequila, a chipotle pepper, Mexican Oregano ( I love that stuff).
SO – my friend Josh is over – he had taken me to breakfast (thanks, Josh!) and he’s sitting at my kitchen island as I am putting together this chicken in the marinade. I put all the ingredients with the chicken thighs and throw it in a zip lock bag. Then, I spin around my cook-book- holder –upper- thingy to show Josh what I am up to and he goes “you messed up already.”
I was like “SHUT UP!” He says “yeah – look –you missed a step.”
AW GREAT – this is ...
Pork Blade Steak Piccata
9/26/2013 12:06:00 PM
I can cook Dijon Chicken. I can make potstickers pretty much from the ground up. I can make Linguine with Clams. I can make Chicken Avacado Eggrolls that would RIVAL the ones at Tex Wasabi…but…I cannot make pork.
It’s either overcooked (which makes it dry and rubbery) or undercooked (which freaks me out) It’s gritty, gamey, meaty and nasty and I’ve had enough.
Actually – I was able to do Guy’s “Summer Grilled Pork” and it was awesome. I also made his “Pesto Grilled Pork” – which I blogged about…but don’t remember making or eating (so I guess it’s a good thing I keep this blog!)
But, the past two times I made pork…it went right downhill…and fast. It’s depressing.
The time before this, I made some pork recipe I found on the internet cuz I had two leftover pork chops from the Jambalaya Sandwiches. Maybe there is something wrong ...