Friday, October 31, 2008
If you have kids, have fun Trick or Treating, be safe and check all your candy (Sheesh, I’m such a mom, lol) I get it from my own mom, but I still go through the trick or treat bag and toss any candy that isn’t properly wrapped and anything that looks even moderately odd (there was once a man that gave P. a baggie (like a sandwich baggie) full of peanuts and pennies (okay, to me that was Totally odd, but anyway, lol) Just be careful because there are just so many weirdo's out there.
I thought I would share a (free!!!) Guilty pleasure with y’all today. I don’t remember how I found this, but I’m SO glad I did. Desserts Magazine!
You can go to their web site and browse through the current (and back) issues for free.. I’m In LOVE! You can sign up to have the issues delivered to your inbox for Free. (Instant Gratification.. Nice!)
Alright, already I’m in awe of this because one of the featured recipes is STEP-BY-STEP FRENCH MACARON by Helen of Tartlette. I love this Magazine! I’ve been wanting to try Macaron’s and I just have been too chicken to do so.. But I love to “spread my wings” around the holidays and try new recipes.. I’ve never really had a disastrous outcome.. The gingerbread cookies I tried last year weren’t that great, but still edible, lol.. I used to rent from a German woman who always brought me back Chocolate covered gingerbread cookies from Germany and I just can’t seem to recreate that same cookie no matter what I do.
I have a sneaky suspicion that I will be posting quite a few recipes from this issue.. So stay tuned.
As for now, I have to say Ciao.
I’ve got to get myself together to get outta here.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween :)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Pasta E Fagioli (pronounced like Pasta Fazool) is one of my favorite dishes, it’s quick, hearty and can be served as a main dish or a side.. Tonight it was the main event with some fresh baked bread.
1/4 cup olive oil
1 diced onion
1/3 cup diced Prosciutto or you can use Italian sausage, removed from it’s casing and crumbled
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 15-ounce cans Great Northern or Cannellini beans with their liquid
4 cups chicken broth
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 cups canned plum tomatoes, well drained and chopped
1 pound Ditalini or other small macaroni, cooked
1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese (Optional)
1. Combine oil, onion, prosciutto(Or Sausage, that’s what I use most often), and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent and begin to turn golden. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
2. Stir in beans and their liquid, add broth and salt & pepper and bring to a boil. Add tomatoes and return to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes
3. Stir in cooked pasta and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Serve hot, sprinkled with Pecorino Romano cheese, if desired.
This is something that my grandma made when I was a kid and I would sit there with the cheese and black pepper and ‘fix it up’ the way I liked it and would sit there with the bread sopping up every last bit.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The Result.. . an Awesomely wicked pumpkin that looked downright evil with the right lighting..
After I took the picture I realized he needed a little help on his mouth.. but it was really freaking cold last night, so maybe I'll try again later on tonight :)
He's still pretty Wicked though.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I came across this recipe when I was looking through my recipe binder this afternoon, Craving something sweet and apple-y. I've had 3 McIntosh apples sitting on my kitchen counter for days and I've been waiting for the right recipe to come to me.. this is the one.
This is a really easy, absolutely delicious one bowl cake that results in a super moist cake that will have everyone asking for more. Try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream.
Easy Apple Cake
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
SERVES 12 -16
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup macintosh apples or other sweet apple, peeled, and chopped (you want to use a nice sweet apple)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Soften margarine.
- Mix all ingredients together in a lg. bowl.
- Bake in a buttered 8x8" baking dish, for 30-40 minutes.
- Let cool, cut, and then store in a plastic container.
I'm sitting here with a piece as I'm writing this (who cares that dinner isn't ready yet, lol)
In yet another "Holy Crap" moment today.. I tried out the old, Old camera and OMG, it's working! Probably not for long and the pics aren't that good,.. but check out the Apple cake!
Friday, October 24, 2008
(these come in Pink, black and white)
Serious foodies know when to take precautions. They also know how to up the ante in order to torment their friends.
Our Onion Action Goggles perform a duty (they are anti-fog and provide a foam seal against vapors) but primarily, they place the chef in a different league.
Okay, when I saw this one I thought of Chef Duff and the episode of Ace of Cakes when he makes the world's Largest cupcake, so freaking funny! I love that show, I wish I could work with a chef as cool as Duff, the only chefs I've ever worked for were total A-holes (and that's putting it nicely)
Giant Cupcake Cake Pan
Designed for the kid in all of us, this whimsical Wilton Giant Cupcake Cake Pan ($28) is sure to be a big hit at your next party. Great for birthdays, graduations, and anything in between, it's made of durable cast aluminum with a premium nonstick interior.
Slice Solutions PreCut Brownie Pan Set
(this is like that old fashioned ice cube tray my Grandma used to have when I was a kid!)
And now, for Outblush's good deed of the day: A fabulous (and fabulously new) excuse to—bake brownies. With this Slice Solutions PreCut Brownie Pan Set ($25), every piece comes out perfectly, no hacking away at baked goods required. Plus, the removable bottom makes it easy to pull brownies out of the pan without the stuck reside stuff. And by sectioning off your brownies, you can make a million—OK, 18—different kinds in one pan.
And last but not least:
Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons
How frustrating is it to begin baking, only to realize that you can't find the right measuring spoon. The Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set ($8) includes five measuring spoons that can be stuck to the fridge or nested together in a drawer for handy storage.
They make Measuring Cups too!
Remember, I'm a bit disorganized... one of these days I will have a kitchen that is bigger than a hallway with enough cabinet space to hold everything I have.. but hey, if I can stick my measuring spoons and cups on the fridge for easy access, I'm all for it :)
And those are my random thoughts for today..
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I've been meaning to make baked apples or something apple-y for days.. an apple dessert or something, anything really.. but I just cant' seem to find a recipe that I'm happy with.. so I'm open to any and all suggestions here.
Now, as Halloween is fast approaching and the store shelves are amass with candy I've got a question for all my fellow bloggers and foodie friends out there..
What is your favorite Halloween Candy? I have a bad sweet tooth for the sour things... although I can't stand sour Skittles (they burn my tongue!) but gummy sour anything I'm pretty much game for. I'll never forget the first time I gave The Boyfriend a sour starburst.. the look on his face was so funny.. but he loved them.. he ate almost the whole bag, lol!! I don't like Candy corn though, It's too sweet and just.. eww.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Contact: Allison Costello
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Monday, October 20, 2008
I knew it was coming.. almost every Starbucks around here is closing (and with all the attorneys around here I was really shocked!) Apparently Dunkin Donuts pushed them out, but to be totally honest with y'all, I don't like Dunkin Donuts coffee, their Latte's are good, but the coffee itself is just too bitter for my taste. I was so mad that I didn't even bother going to Dunkin Donuts..but I may be compelled to go there at lunchtime, which is fast approaching as I'm writing this.. they finally turned the heat on in my office building, but it's still cold in here.
I'm really bummed about Starbucks.. I was there last week too when P. was with me on Monday and I didn't even see the sign on the door "This Starbucks will be closing as of October 16th", I'm thinking they didn't bother to put it up until Tuesday... I"m gonna miss me Peppermint Hot Chocolate and my Peppermint Mochas.. the Vivano wasn't too bad either.. Now I've gotta go and search The List to find out which Starbucks around here are going to be staying open.. Boo Hoo.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I woke up this morning and it really hit me.. HOLY CRAP! it was 42° outside and not much warmer in here.. my landlord still hasn't turned the heat on. I can't 'really go and bitch and moan to turn the heat on, but I'd like to! I'd also like to bitch about the party they had last night well into the early morning hours.. but then again I have to remember that this is not my house, I'm just renting here, but a little common courtesy would be nice.
Anyway, as I'm starting to veer to the left here let me get back on track.. because since it was so annoyingly cold in my apartment this morning I decided I was going to make pot roast in my crock pot, but I was out of my usual cream of mushroom soup.. damn.. in the very back of my cabinet I found a packet of vegetable soup mix, so I worked with that and it all turned out really good :)
1-4 lb pot roast
3 potatoes cut into chunks
1 packet Vegetable soup mix
Really, that's it. I started it off on low at 8am and at 12pm I flipped it over and cooked it another 4 hours. The meat totally fell apart and there was almost a full pot of gravy in there! Since P. likes his more of an au jus I left it as is and served some sauteed broccoli and garlic on the side with some freshly baked bread. ( I told you, it's cold in my apartment, so I turned on the oven to bake some bread too, lol)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Hosted by Marye at Baking Delights here are all the details:
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Friday, October 17, 2008
I lined the Crockpot with my trusty Reynolds liner and started layering..
1 whole onion chopped
1 bag of frozen mixed pepper strips (seriously people, these are the best things.. I can't spend $2.99 for a pound of peppers, I just can't.. it's insane unless I"m having a party or making a special dinner, these are like $1.49 for a 10 ounce bag of yellow, red and green at Stop and shop)
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
1 cup crushed canned tomatoes
2 Tbs. dried Italian seasoning
Chop up the onion and toss in first to make a layer at the bottom of the Crock
Take the skin off the sausage and toss it on top of the onions
Dump the bag of Pepper strips over the sausage
Pour in the tomatoes
Sprinkle Italian seasoning over tomatoes
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours (or overnight if you're like me)
I turned the Crockpot on when I got home and heated this all up (it was in the fridge all day) and served it with some crusty Italian bread that I picked up on the way home.. It was so Freakin' good! there was a Ton of sauce and the sausage was all crumbly.. It wasn't Grandma's with the nice caramelized onions and peppers.. but it was still really good with very little effort.
OMG, I just realized this is my 100th blog post! WOW!!
Tomorrow I'm gonna have to post something really good :)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I'm starting to see a trend lately.. gross looking food in preparation for Halloween. Now, my baby is getting a little too old to send to school with treats for his friends (I think they'd laugh at it now, in 7th grade) but it's never too late to share with y'all the fun I've had in the past. This was one of the most fun projects I had... and it was really both exciting and gross when I found the gummy goo filled bugs and spiders in the grocery store by work.. what better to decorate monster cupcakes with?
After letting the kid ask his classmates which kind of cupcake they wanted, vanilla or chocolate they voted for Vanilla and I went with my favorite Vanilla cupcake recipe
Easy One-Bowl Vanilla cupcakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar (can use 1-1/4 cup for a less sweeter taste)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening (very soft but not melted, Crisco is best)
- 3/4 cup half-and-half cream (or milk)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla (or use 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract)
- 2 large egg
Directions:Set oven to 350 degrees F.
1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour with sugar, baking powder and salt until combined.
2. Add in the shortening cream or milk, vanilla and eggs; beat on medium speed of an electric mixer scraping the bowl constantly until just blended (the batter will be thick, if desired you may add in a few more tablespoons cream or milk).
3. Pour into paper-lined regular size muffin tins filling under just three-quarters full.
4. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the cupcakes test done (do not overbake as they will be dry).
5. Immediately remove from pans.
6. Cool completely before frosting.
I frosted them with a mixture of cream cheese and marshmallow fluff once they cooled. While the cupcakes were in the oven I melted some semi sweet chocolate chips and carefully dipped large marshmallows until fully coated and placed them on a sheet of parchment to dry. Once they were dry I piped on a teeny drop of icing and 'glued' on 2 kissables (red hots are good too, I use those for Spiders) and with a fork dipped lightly in frosting I added fangs. I iced the cupcakes, added the monster heads and gummy, goo filled bugs for a creepy effect and they went into the fridge until the next morning. It's always fun to bring goodies to school.. but I wish I would have been there to see the faces of these kids when they saw what P. had in the pan.. he told me all about it.. but to see it all first hand would have been a blast!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
You find out who your friends are,
somebody's gonna drop everything,
run out and crank up their car,
hit the gas, get there fast, never stop to think
What's in it for me�, or its way to far�...
They just show on up with their big old heart.
You find out who your friends are
When the waters high,
when the weather's not so bad,
when the well runs dry...
Who's gonna be there?
There's a reason I've been friends with the girl since I was 11, she's always been there for me, no matter what.
There is a theme song to every day of my life.. it's not all good, or fun.. but ya gotta make it through, right?
Today Kenny's new CD was released, Lucky old sun. I went after work and picked it up on my way home.. I had a pot of Chili simmering in the crock pot since last night so when I got home all I had to do was make some rice and The kid was in here finishing up his homework, so I popped the CD into my (slightly ancient) stereo and sat on my kitchen floor against the wall and just listened.. ate my chili and listened and sang along.. It's nice, it's not my usual Rock & Roll running around the stage Kenny (saw him in July '06 at MSG, it was awesome!) but a more relaxed, deeper Kenny.. and I really like it.. there's fun like 'Everybody wants to go to heaven' and more mellow 'down the road' I'm loving Every song on this album..
Food and Music.. and a little background about me.. Hey, it's how you learn about your friends, right?
I still tend to pull the heavy metal out once in a while.. like when the teenagers that live upstairs from me really start to piss me off with their music.. nothing like some live Metallica or Suicidal Tendencies to shut 'em up
Monday, October 13, 2008
What resulted was holy cow amazingly moist chicken with an absolutely outstanding crust.. I think I'm gonna try with creamy Italian next time.. this was so good! I love Chicken cesar salad, wraps.. Pizza (Don't knock it 'till ya try it). I served these with Smashed Potatoes and it was Delicious!
Cesar Chicken Thighs
- 1/2 cup dry breadcrumb
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
- 6 chicken thighs (skin removed)
- 1/2 cup bottled Creamy Cesar dressing
- In a shallow bowl, combine crumbs, Parmesan cheese, cornmeal, and Italian seasoning.
- Dip chicken into salad dressing, then coat with crumb mixture.
- Place chicken in a greased 13x9 baking dish.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Chicken & Dumplings
6-8 Chicken thighs, skin removed (boneless if you've got them)
3-4 red potatoes (cut into cubes)
3 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
4 cups water
1 large chicken bullion (I use Knorr)
1 Cup Bisquik
1/3 Cup Milk
1 Tbs. Italian seasoning (optional)
Wash and cut up potatoes (I leave the skin on), Peel and chop the carrots and toss them into the (lined) crock pot (I use Reynolds Crock pot liners, if they're unavailable I use Reynolds Oven Bags in the large size, they work just as well) place the chicken on top of the veggies and season well (I don't bother to measure here, I just kind of eyeball it to how we like it) Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
Add water and bullion, cover and cook an additional 30 minutes.
Mix together bisquick, herbs and milk to make a sticky dough and drop by tablespoons over the hot liquid. Cover and cook an additional 20-30 minutes.
(I didn't say it was fast.. but it sure is Delicious :) )
Thursday, October 9, 2008
So, Yes.. now there will be more "Baking Adventures With Ashley" LOL.. I should be good for about 6 months with 2 pounds of yeast!
alright.. well.. it's late and I've gotta be up early..
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Some of these samples are Huge! I am pleasantly surprised by this, giddy even!
Now, remember not all boxes have the same samples in them (and I always wonder what everyone else got) Nonetheless I'm always happy with what I get.. All I've gotta say is judging by this box the December box is going to be awesome
As if right now there are 30 boxes still available at LemmingCentral
Okay, so here's the list of what I got in my box and if ya ordered one, lemme know what you got too :)
- The first thing that I saw in the Cello bag when I opened up the box was this gigantic softball sized bath fizzy in pineapple Cilantro from Sheba's secrets (along with a 20% off coupon!)
- Next up was 2 soy wax tarts from Things that make scents in Orange Caramel Crumble and Black Cat (along with a 25% off coupon)
- .33 ounce sample of Pure Bliss Exotic butter cream with a 15% off coupon
- a huge (maybe 4 ounce) sample from Heaven & Earth Essentials of Candy Corn whipped sugar body scrub, Delicate Raspberry crepe scented emollient lotion sample and a sample of healing lotion (and if you sign up as a new customer on her website you can get $5 off your first order!)
- Lip balm in Tangerine Vanilla from Pookie ( I think this is full size!)
- Tea and Coffee samples from SBS Teas along with a little baggie of candy corn
- From Sandi's soap scents there was a sunset magic hand and body lotion sample, a pumpkin pie soap sample, traverse city cherry soap sample (these 2 were just little slabs) and a little flower shaped soap sample in lavender, apples and oak (and a 15% off coupon for my first order)
- 2 whipped body frosting samples from Pink bow bath boutique (with a 15% off coupon)
- Pumpkin Vanilla candle tart from Just Right candle Co. (with a 20% off code)
- Vanilla lip balm from Harley's delight
- Vegetarian cold process soap sample in Apple Mango Chutney and an aloe smoothie sample in chamomile tea scent from Crater lake company
- Chamomile Bergamot soap slab and grapefruit casis lotion sample from Ginger's Garden (with 10% off code)
- and last, but not least from the Blue Gecko candle company a sample of Silky milky bubble bath and a pumpkin shaped spiced pumpkin brulee wax tart, with 15% off code
WOW!!! It all smells wonderful!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
The post is from Erin Cooks
and I could go on and on about these cookies, but I'm gonna just cut to the chase..
Here's the recipe, straight from Erin's page:
Really, you've gotta try it!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon (Note: I only used one teaspoon in this step)
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars on medium speed for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until combined.
Add the flour mixture, and mix on low speed just until combined.
Cover dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Combine cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line several cookies sheets with parchment paper (Note: I use silpats).
Roll tablespoon-sized balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar and place on cookie sheets about 3 inches apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown. Cool cookie sheets on wire racks.
They are OHMYGOD Amazingly good.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So what am I doing on this crappy day you ask? I'm Baking bread!!
Just before I sat down to make this post I pulled some sweet rolls out of the oven, and just before that I pulled the plain rolls out (and after it cooled I passed one to P. and had one myself, YUM!)
I had a basic recipe for dinner rolls that resulted in dense, heavy rolls that I wasn't really looking for today but I used it anyway, the trick to that recipe is that you don't let the dough rise and they're done in under an hour.. but today I had the time and I wanted some soft rolls, so I let it rise, punched it down and let it rise a second time before dividing the dough into 12 gorgeous rolls and then left them to rise just a bit more before going into the oven.
The result? Perfectly browned, soft, freshly baked rolls and my whole apartment smelling like freshly baked bread is a total bonus :)
Yield: 12 buns
40 minutes prep 10-12 minutes bake time
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water, plus
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3-3 1/2 cups flour
- In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Add oil and sugar and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Put back into the mixing bowl and let rise 10 minutes
- Punch down and let rise another 10 minutes
- Divide into 12 pieces and shape each into a ball.
- Place 3" apart on greased baking sheets.
- Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Bake at 425° for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Lemming Central sampler boxes consist of samples of bath and body products from small companies and I have never been disappointed in anything that I received in the boxes.
Lemming Central sampler boxes are a fun way to try out some great sample products from etailers all around the internet. If you are a bath and body addict or just love to try out new handmade products then our sample boxes are for you.
Sampler box quantities will be on a campaign basis. If sampler boxes are out of stock this just means all boxes for the current running campaign have sold out. As new campaigns start, boxes will become available again.
Shipping in the US is free and for $20 you get between 10 and 13 samples (and not your little measly sample either) All boxes are shipped via USPS Priority mail (I ordered mine this morning, so I will have it by Wednesday)
If you're interested you can purchase a Lemming Central Sampler box Here :)
And hey, just for kicks if you get a box post a comment and let us all know what you got :)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Anyway, I came across these, which are just too great Not to share with you all :)
OMG!!! Birthday bliss!
For $1.50, I'm all for it, lol!!
Now, I'm not sure if these are a purely New York thing, but I've always loved these cups.. Now
in Ceramic form.. Awesome!
The World's most famous paper cup, replicated in *CERAMIC* for home, office, or restaurant use.
The famous Greek paper cup has been around since 1963. Currently, over 180,000,000 per year are carried out of New York delis full of hot coffee! Due to the vast number of them, the length of time they have been around and New Yorkers' appreciation for their design, the cup has come to be a quintessential New York icon. It is very likely the world's most famous coffee cup!
Buy 4 or more mugs and receive a 10% discount on your mugs! Enter the discount code MUGS during checkout to redeem.
Each mug comes in an individual charming gift box.
Size: 3.75"h x 3.25"w, holds 10 oz.
and Last, but Not least...
ABC* Cookie Cutters - Gingerbread Man
*already been chewed
They look so sad and Pathetic, but I can only imagine the faces of co-workers or guests
when you have these guys on your Christmas cookie platter, ROFL!! I'm totally getting these!
The Perpetual Kid's cookies are so delicious that all he's ever left with are crumbs, so he devised this devious ploy. Just bake them with bite marks built-in and watch your friends leave them behind on the tray. It's famous ABC (Already Been Chewed) Cookie Cutters!
They're made to the highest culinary standards from luxurious cast aluminum so there are no seams or sharp edges and they're easy to clean. Displayed in nifty clear display boxes - great gifts.
Gingerbread Men set include 3 designs - one missing a head, one missing a leg, and one missing an arm. These poor poor Gingerbread Men! Their loss is your gain.