Monday, December 26, 2011

Pancake Eggs Benedict

Eggs benedict is one of my favorite breakfast dishes of all time. Traditional is my favorite with english muffins and ham, but I like any variation of the dish. 

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Collard Greens

This is the first time I have ever made collard greens. I was terrified they would come out bitter, but to my surprise they came out really nice. They had a nice little crunch to them, and the apple-cider vinegar and the sugar gave them a nice subtle sweet taste. Pair these with some good ole home made fried chicken and prepare for food comma. :D

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vinegar Chicken

For some reason my boyfriend has been craving chicken for the past few days. He came home with some chicken breast and asked me to find a recipe. I came across this one and I was surprised by how good it turned out considering we winged the original with what we had in the kitchen. The chicken had a nice crunch and the vinegar flavor was very subtle. I highly recommend this with a nice side of garlic mashed potatoes.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sweet Potato Bread

I have been a little busy lately and haven't had much time to cook, but I have been looking for any excuse to use my new mixer. I had some left over sweet potato puree in the freezer from Thanksgiving and thought it would be great for this recipe. Plus it will give me a chance to try out my new bread hook. I like this recipe. The bread has a nice flavor. I used a 5x9 inch pan, I would recommend making multiple loafs in a slightly smaller pan. The center of this loaf was a touch under done for my taste. Other than that, I really like this recipe. A slice of this with some butter for breakfast is awesome!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How To: Work with Fondant

A few weeks ago, I promised my friend I would make a cake for her birthday. I decided to go all out this one and decorate the cake with orange, yellow, and purple polka dots and stripes made out of fondant. I know fondant can be a little intimidating, but it's like play-doh for adults. Below are a few hints and tips I have learned in experimenting with fondant. I should note I did not make my fondant from scratch. I used pre-made, pre-colored fondant (I'm lazy).


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mama's Simple Green Beans

My mom has been making me these green beans for as long as I can remember. These recipe is my Grandma's and I can remember her sitting on the couch when I was 5 years old for hours it seemed prepping green beans. Hope everyone enjoys these.