Amazing One Dish Meal California Style
Lots of company this week and a great time to make this one dish meal! Posting soon!!
Family is coming to visit this week. And wanted to get in this post before all heck breaks loose. (If my family reads this, oops, sorry.)
YES, we have winners in the Giveaway. To be announced soon!
Hope you try this very easy tasty recipe! I submitted this in Martha Stewart’s Triscuit Contest just for fun.
Only three ingredients and a few minutes of your time and you will be enjoying these summertime treats. If you are looking for a dark chocolate taste and more icy than creamy this is not the recipe.
Here are two rich creamy milk chocolate ice cream treats in one recipe.
Making Peanut Butter Cookies is pretty easy. And this is one cookie most bakeries have figured out. But I’m still looking for the Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie! Most Peanut Butter Cookie connoisseurs have their idea of perfect. Mine is a cookie I remember from my childhood. It was slightly dense, very intense peanut taste, not too sweet, neither caky nor crispy, and slightly sandy in texture. And where did I taste this delicious cookie? Sierra Vista Elementary School! The school cafeteria had a full kitchen … And I believe all the food for the school was cooked in this kitchen at least initially. I have convinced myself the peanut butter was made there too.
I’ve always received compliments on my peanut butter cookie recipes. (Thank you David for saying mine were better than your wife’s. Yikes.) Yes, I make the ones with the candy kiss too. I certainly appreciated the compliments but realized too, many of my friends didn’t bake. And let’s face it, there is something about a homemade cookie!
After I determined, whether fact or not, the answer to the Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie was adding homemade peanut butter to the recipe it was a done deal. I wasn’t sure how to go about this but…. My first attempt was with raw Spanish peanuts. If anyone tells you the skins pop off easily after roasting, hmm, nope. And it’s messy. Raw peanuts have very little taste and need lots of toasting to achieve what we would describe as a peanut taste. This attempt was a failure. I took a big leap and moved right to roasted salted peanuts. My mistake was adding too much peanut oil. I liked the idea of no honey or sweetener. I moved forward and made these cookies with the second batch of peanut butter and while all was delicious the Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie is still out there.
Sounds a bit like a few of my romantic relationships. But it’s really about food! A Portuguese lamb marinade used for chicken thighs. Use this marinade for your lamb shanks or shoulder. Or if you have a family not too fond of lamb try it on chicken. Thighs vs breast meat? Thighs have a higher fat content. Seemed a better choice. This recipe can easily be used for your barbecue chicken and lamb. Delicious!
Another Perry Recipe! Well for lamb!
This is a hot fudge reminder of our giveaway. A recipe you might use on the delicious ice cream you’re going to make with your prize? We hope you win!
Makes a generous 1/2 cup of fudge topping
1/2 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Teaspoon warm water (or 2 teaspoons butter for richer flavor)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 Cup heavy cream
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
Microwave the chocolate chips in 20 second intervals until the morsels stir into a very creamy mixture. Add the water and sugar and continue to stir until sugar is dissolved. This may take some minutes. Add the cream and vanilla and stir vigorously. If the sauce is too thick add a bit more cream.
It’s ready to go!
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Passion may come and go but mine for cooking in particular Portuguese and Italian dishes is constant. Saltimbocca on Kitchen Getaway!
A recipe that’s both easy and impressive. So rich tasting!
When computer housekeeping today I managed to delete my how to photos for this dish. Yikes! I am hopeful the recipe steps will be concise for you.
It’s National Pecan Pie Day! I love Pecan Pie. That wasn’t always the case. When the holidays roll around I sometimes wish I was that 13 year old who turned up her nose at rich desserts. But I’m getting better at taking just a sliver.
This Pecan Pie doesn’t have corn syrup but before you thank me know I’ve added a little something else. You’ll love it!!
A new take on an old recipe! I’m such a berry fan! I loaded this bar cookie with my favorites, blackberry, blueberry and raspberry. It works with other fruit choices, and with some tweaking I’ll bet chocolate too! But for now I’m into the berries. This could second as a breakfast bar too!
Okay, It’s becoming obvious I like anything pasta and berry! Chicken, not so much … but this recipe can be done without chicken. Just add more berries and a little more veggies. But for today, this is a chicken, berry and feta cheese pasta salad for four. Beware! It’s hard to stop eating this salad.