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Remember failed chocolate cake? This one was better. To be honest, it still had that strange after taste to it, but, not nearly as pronounced. The Winter 2012 edition of “The Best of Fine Cooking” magazine was a full featured magazine on chocolate. Now, although one of the kids has a chocolate allergy, I don’t. I told him to man up (and I made him something else). Pages 52 and 53 feature a chocolate cake that looks really good. If you only have one allergy, I encourage you to adapt only what you need, and go for it!
In celebration of March 16th (3:16) we made a cross cake. It’s just taken me a while to post it. Here’s what you’ll need: Read More
St. Patrick’s Day part 2 of 3 – Pesto
So, here’s the idea: start with the Avocado Rice for lunch, then, incorporate this into your dinner. I suspect that you will really enjoy this sauce.
You have to know, I have been dreaming of pesto for some time now, and decided to get brave. I searched quite a bit for a pesto recipe that I could modify, but everything was calling for cheese and nuts (as a dairy free option). I didn’t have nuts on hand, and in all honesty, didn’t like the sound of it. Needless to say, I had to make something up, and well, it was really good. This recipe has such a nice, natural creaminess to it, as if there were a nice cheese in there or something. It’s really exciting actually. Here’s what you’ll need: Read More
St. Patrick’s Day Part 1 of 3 – Festive Green Rice
This is the first of three special St. Patrick Day ideas. As someone who is part Irish, I have always enjoyed the creative festivities during March. This is an idea that works well as a lunch. It serves two nicely.
Here’s what you’ll need: Read More
Quartered Red oh-so-delicious Potatoes
You can mix these in a bag, similar to a shake and bake style, or you can season in the pan directly. I tried it both ways, and in all honesty, I didn’t see a huge difference in the two potatoes.
Preheat your oven to 425
Here’s what you’ll need (per batch): Read More
Failed Not Brownie
So, I just want to give you a heads up, you know, as “your friend in the kitchen” should…
The kids and I wanted to do something special to celebrate March 4th, (3 x 4 = 12)…
We had these great ideas of cakes, cookies, smoothies, basically, sugar!
So we settled on a trio of things – a white brownie (not brownie) icing, and then a layer of chocolate brownie, and maybe even have some peppermint in there too! So of course, we made the not brownie first. It’s essentially a regular brownie without the chocolate, and a little extra sugar. We mixed it, we baked it, and waited with anticipation. Sadly, it was awful. It tasted like a bad greasy muffin. So remember… DON’T try this at home.