Food52…New Favorite Food Site!

Food52

Food52

So, my husband introduced me to an online food publication called Food52.  It’s an amazing resource for anyone who can cook and offers very practical and helpful info for those of us that really want to cook but may be slightly dysfunctional in the kitchen.  Some of their go-to topics:  20-Dollar, 20-Minute Meals, Dinner vs. Child, Sunday Dinners and Kitchen Confidence with tutorials on ‘The Best Way to Boil an Egg’ and ‘How to Know When Chicken is Done.’  The photographs that accompany each feature are a reason to visit the site all by themselves; they are a reminder that cooking and presenting food correctly is truly a work of art.

The picture above is from a section called ‘Not Recipes’ and the topic is ‘How to Make Any Risotto in 5 Steps,’ with whatever you have handy around the house.  I’ve never made Risotto but after reading this I really want to!

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To end this post on a sweet note, how about ‘Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs,’ submitted to the site by some wonderful person who has now given me the resources to make and eat an embarrassing amount of these this Spring in the privacy of my own home.  Check it out!

Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

Makes around 15 eggs, depending on size.

Via the instructables.com

½ cup Lyle’s golden syrup
6 tablespoons butter, softened
½ teaspoon salt
3 drops orange blossom water (optional)
1 vanilla bean, seeds removed (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cup powdered sugar
¼ to ½ teaspoon yellow food coloring
12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (or 1 bag bittersweet chocolate chips)

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See what I mean about the pictures; they make you want to cook!

In summation, awesome site…worth adding to your short list.

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Dinner Tomorrow Night?

The Girl Who Ate Everything

The Girl Who Ate Everything

The Girl Who Ate Everything

The Girl Who Ate Everything

How easy is this?!?  Served with a salad this would make an easy Monday night meal and I’m pretty sure not a child on earth would turn it down.

Ingredients

    • 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent roll dough
    • 4 cheese sticks, halved
    • 1 (3.5 ounce) package sliced pepperoni
    • optional – marinara or ranch sauce for dipping
Garlic Butter Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take each triangle of crencent roll dough and place about 6 pepperoni on the bottom of the triangle. Place half of a cheese stick on top and roll up. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. While rolls are cooking, combine the melted butter, Italian seasonings, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  4. When rolls are done remove from the oven and brush with the garlic butter glaze. Serve with marinara or ranch for dipping.

http://dinnerwiththedonnells.blogspot.com/2011/07/pepperoni-roll-ups.html

Have A Good Week!