Sunday, June 26, 2016

BCM Rice pudding with strawberries and spiced hibiscus syrup CTBF Raw vegetable slaw

Am I he only one who wants to eat rice pudding warm? This is really refreshing cold with the strawberry and hibiscus syrup. I am really starting to love cardamom.

For the raw vegetable slaw I used cucumber, radish, carrots, avocado, and can you tell? Beets. Oh well. It tasted good , but I halved the dressing. It would have been drenched if I used he whole recipe. Oh and I definitely used the food processor to shred.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CTBF MPK chicken lady chicken

Don't judge a book by its cover... Don't judge a chicken by its skin? This one "crisped up" really quickly, plus I just don't have a knack for cast iron yet. BUT the chicken was still so delicious. We're not big skin eaters anyway.

TWD BCM rose frasier

This one was fun to put together. I've been in AL for over a week now and it was a good recipe for breaking in the kitchen. I chose not to do a topping, I think the filling is enough.

I'm not sure that the flavor of Rose really stands out. I couldn't bring myself to buy rose extract to use 1/4 teaspoon of it and probably let the rest go to waste. The cake definitely tastes like ginger and lime, though. Great summer dessert.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

CTBF MPK Fattoush

It's been a busy June so far. We packed up and moved from Virginia to Alabama last week. Gus got a cold in the middle of the move and now I have it. After weeks of fast food and hardly any vegetables, I was happy to make this salad. It feels nourishing in a way that I need right now. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

CTBF Blue cheese and pear quiche

I really liked the corn meal crust on this. It added great flavor and texture. I left the ham out and I think I prefer it this way, but bacon would have been a great addition.

I baked mine for about an hour and fifteen minutes and it was still runny in the center when I cut into it. I think next time I will let it go another ten minutes or so.

Monday, May 9, 2016

TWD BCM Betty's Chocoholic Cake

As I was putting this together, I kept thinking to myself that this is the kind of cake that helps you make friends.

It is a cinch to put together, it's delicious, and it's chocolate x3. Nothing wrong with this cake. The ganache did take a little while to firm up for me and I ended up putting it in the fridge for about 30 minutes before I felt like it was ready.

I will have to remember this cake when I start a new job to ensure automatic good favor.