I haven’t posted a pancake recipe in ages – but the other night I had a craving and made Cook’s Illustrated Buttermilk Pancakes for dinner. Don’t tell! Breakfast for dinner! Why does that freak some people out? I say we need it more often! There should be a movement!
Last week, without thinking, I posted three dinner recipes in a row. Usually, I try to break things up a bit with a salad or dessert or some other post. So this weekend, I thought I’d make more “fun” things!
It might be time to take a little break from all things “fall” and food made with pumpkin and thoughts about Thanksgiving (coming up so fast!) and have a little sumpin sumpin that’s chocolate,
You know I posted a recipe just the other day for some very special cornbread – my Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread. And declared (oh but I do declare a lot of things – just because it’s my blog, lol) that being a Northerner I liked my cornbread light & fluffy & moist.
Are you a waffle lover? I am. I love a good waffle. I like to make them for dinner – because they’re just too much of a pain to make in the a.m. One exception might be Alton Brown’s Really Good Waffles.
Awhile back, I made the most marvelous Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes for Mother’s day. They were awesome. They were fabulous. But they set off some kind of deep seated craving for more brunch! More and more brunch! I want brunch all the time, now! Do you ever get like that – just go on a kick like a runaway train?
If you want an incredible, moist, fluffy cornbread, you’ve got to try Famous Dave Anderson’s recipe for his Famous Dave’s Cornbread. He claims it’s even better than his corn muffins that are served at his Famous Dave’s restaurants. I agree!
I have a confession – I’ve never warmed up to Ranch dressing. Everyone I know loves it…but not me. Sometimes I think I’m a lone hold out. Until now.
Yanno, I’m always trying new recipes and this Chicken Sandwich from Bon Appetit’s March issue caught my eye. See, I was just down in Georgia and had an opportunity to eat at Chick Fil A for the second time, ever. I think it’s the best fast food – and I don’t usually quite lower myself to eat fast food! I know, I know, I’m a snob about some things…life is just too short for mediocre food.
This is our “go to” birthday cake, Cafe Latte’s Turtle Cake. Now, since my birthday is smack dab in the middle of Christmas preparations, you know any cake I serve has a) got to stand out and b) be relatively simple. This year I’m at the folks and made it for all of us, and I wanted to share it with you, too!
There’s something about a “sheet cake” that has a charm of its own. It screams out good down-home cooking. When that Banana Sheet Cake is rich, moist, bursting with banana flavor and topped with a (not too sweet) cream cheese frosting, you’ll know it’s true.
For years I’ve made Ballymaloe’s Brown Soda Bread, and we’ve always liked it, but this year I decided to try their white for my St. Patrick’s Day dinner. I don’t know what the hold out was on my part – some nod to tradition combined with a commitment to eat more whole grains. I feel like a sinner, but this bread is so beautiful!
Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese, is a wonderful creamy cheese, and SO misunderstood. Queso Fresco is often confused with Queso Blanco, White Cheese, another soft, crumbly Mexican cheese. As a matter of fact, some “experts” say they are the same – and some say they are different. They are, after all, both white, both fresh, both crumble.
Being an avid reader of cooking magazines, when crème fraîche appeared on my radar, I was wild to use this “new” (to me) ingredient. Of course, it wasn’t available and it took years (decades, even) before I ever found it in a grocery store.
This is one of our newer family faves – Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad. It has a bit of spice but it’s not over the top and it’s a perfect foil for the creamy ranch-style dressing. This is a marvelous summer recipe, but its bold flavors can easily spill into fall with no problem. Oh heck, it’s good anytime.
Scottish? Probably not, but Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes are what always called these pancakes. Because of the oats. These pancakes are great; the outside is a beautiful, lacy, crispy contrast to the soft, moist interior, and they’re hearty and healthy and delicious all at the same time.
Years ago I came across this recipe, so long ago, I’m not sure where it came from. This makes enough to cover a 13 x 9 inch casserole or to make a topping for 6 individual Pot Pies, like my “Chicken Pot Pie you WISH your Grandma Made!” They also make some of the best drop or rolled or patted out biscuits you’ll ever taste! Can I say superb? Yep, I just did!
These biscuits are formulated to be a fantastic topping, but sometimes I cheat when I want a biscuit – they’re that good. With any biscuit, the ingredients are important, but the technique will make it or break it. Handle gently and minimally and you’ll be rewarded.
Temperatures are soaring here in Minnesota. Some summers are so cool I barely wear shorts, but today I actually had to put on the air – and when that happens, you better believe, you betcha, that I’m looking for cool things to eat and ways to keep the oven off!
Oven fried chicken, done right! A crispy, crunchy crust and moist, succulent, flavorful chicken – it’s about enough to make one throw away those awful freezer bags of additive laden frozen nuggets! (do it now!) One taste of this chicken and you’ll never go back.
Tyler Florence…my hero! I used his basic recipe for Po’ Boys – with a few deletions and additions, and it is amazing! His Creole sauce is so good, my son went nuts over it. While these may look like a basic Po’ Boy, I promise you, they are anything but. I’ve had them in many different areas of the country and these beat out every restaurant version.