Only two recipes today, and sorry I missed last week. These posts are going to be getting less and less for the time being as I don’t have the funds to go at the speed I have been. I will still try to do at least one a week, but you know it can be difficult, especially with the nice weather coming. All I want to do is be outside really, plus I’m spending most of my time watching movies for the other part of the website. Just bear with me, I’m not giving up on this challenge for myself.
I probably won’t make these burgers again, but will be making the remoulade and using the bun toasting trick from here on out. Yum thumbs up, make it if you’re curious.
And chocolate because well, chocolate. I love the almonds on the side, though I didn’t love putting them on there. I made such a mess because I’m impatient. The cake was good, and easy since I used a box mix according to the recipe, but I wouldn’t make it again. Thumbs to the side.
chicken recipe with white rice worked out perfectly. Thought the rice isn't part of the recipe, it's super easy to make so I couldn't say no to the Taste of Home suggestion of serving the chicken and its sauce over some white rice. Definitely a thumbs up on this recipe.
West - Chicken
own "double boiler" and melted it that way (the recipe says to melt it in the microwave, but I just don't have the patience for that and I almost always burn it that way!). After the batter was all made it baked for almost a half hour. One thing I wish I had for after that was done was a wired cooling rack. I was only able to take one cake out of its pan to cool completely while the other had to cool inside its pan. So when it came time to frosting and layers the two cakes, I had a hard time getting the other one out. It all worked out though. The frosting hid all the imperfections, and it still tasted delicious. I would definitely make this recipe again. Thumbs up.
South - Dessert - Bakery - Cake
Huevos Rancheros with Tomatillo Sauce
Hands down my favorite thing I've made so far. Reason one: it's Mexican food, therefore it goes well with salsa and queso. Reason two: it was quick and easy. Reason three: you can cook the eggs anyway you like and it still tastes amazing. I cooked these with scrambled eggs - mostly because I have quite mastered any of the other ways to cook eggs (love over easy, but I can never seem to get it right) - but also because it's easy. And boy was this delicious. The entire thing only took about twenty minutes to prepare.
Lime Coconut Cheescake
Some things I learned from making a cheesecake: 1. whipping your own whipped cream is not fun. It wasn't until I was whipping if for like 15 minutes until I decided it may be a good idea to get me electric mixer. Even after that, it still took another 10 minutes. Next time I'll definitely be purchasing cool whip for a cheesecake recipe, sorry folks. 2. Softening cream cheese is not as easy as softening butter and it's not fun to beat. I had a hard time getting a good consistency and hope that the outcome isn't affected by this aspect (it seemed to be
For the people that ate this cheesecake: they give it a thumbs up.
Southwest - Dessert
I couldn't find the recipe on the Taste of Home website, so here it is from the cookbook for any of those that are reading for the recipes themselves. These wafers were easy to mix up, but extremely difficult to get off the cookie sheet. Half of the ones I made did not come up in circles, but instead I'm left with a huge pile of pieces that are still edible but look horrible. I don't know what part of this recipe is the problem for this - could it be that I spooned too much batter onto the sheet, could I not have baked it long enough, could I have not let it sit on the pan to cool long enough? I don't know. Something happened though because some batches came out well while the others did not. The taste wasn't affected by the looks though. I saved the reject wafers because they were still delicious, I mean who really cares what they look like right? They are good with coffee and tea, but ultimately they are good whenever (especially right out of the oven, just like any cookie really).
This recipe gets a thumbs up for taste, but a thumbs down for execution. I will not be making these again because I don't think it's worth all the trouble of scraping off my cookie sheets.
South - Dessert
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.