Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Zucchini Bread

I made this yummy zucchini bread this past weekend. Was my 1st time ever making it, and turned out really good!! Definetely a recipe I'll be making again!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Chocolate, Chocolate Cheesecake...YUM!

I made this, and it was amazing!!

It's been a while since I've Food-Blogged, but I had to add this on here. This is a Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake. I got the recipe off the Godiva website, but used Ghiradelli dark chocolate instead. Still was heavenly.

Here is the recipe:

This was my very first cheesecake as well, and it was so much easier to make than I ever anticipated. A bit putsy, but easy.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

Saw this on another food blog's a list of 100 things an Omnivore should try to eat.

I have done several....and want to try some of the others.

In Bold Black are the ones I have eaten. In Bold Purple are those I want to try....the others have never been tried, or may never be! I have tried 35 of the items on the list, not too shabby. I think foods like Filet and Wild Rice need to be added to the list. There are 14 I would like to know stuff you see on the Food Network that looks tasty.

1. Venison

2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile-Have had Alligator

6. Black pudding

7. Cheese fondue

8. Carp

9. Borscht

10. Baba ghanoush

11. Calamari

12. Pho

13. PB&J sandwich

14. Aloo gobi

15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses

17. Black truffle

18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes

19. Steamed pork buns

20. Pistachio ice cream

21. Heirloom tomatoes

22. Fresh wild berries

23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper

27. Dulce de leche

28. Oysters

29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda

31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi

34. Sauerkraut

35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar

37. Clotted cream tea

38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O

39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects

43. Phaal

44. Goat’s milk

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more

46. Fugu

47. Chicken tikka masala

48. Eel

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut

50. Sea urchin

51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi

53. Abalone

54. Paneer

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal

56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini

58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine

60. Carob chips

61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin

64. Currywurst

65. Durian

66. Frogs’ legs

67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis

69. Fried plantain

70. Chitterlings, or andouillette

71. Gazpacho

72. Caviar and blini

73. Louche absinthe

74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill

76. Baijiu

77. Hostess Fruit Pie

78. Snail

79. Lapsang souchong

80. Bellini

81. Tom yum

82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.

85. Kobe beef

86. Hare

87. Goulash

88. Flowers

89. Horse

90. Criollo chocolate

91. Spam

92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa

94. Catfish

95. Mole poblano

96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor

98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hearty Grilled Cheese


So I'm one of the many who LOVE a good grilled cheese. I have been getting lots of tomatoes lately from my dad (wasn't able to grow any at my house due to squirrels this year). I have tried different cheese and different bread. The thing I love about grilled cheese is you can make it all your own, and add new things if you usually just do cheese inside.

The other night I made this with Mozzerella and American cheese, and put Tomato inside.

This weekend I made it with Colby Jack and Swiss Cheese, put tomato and Turkey were both versions tasty!!


2 Slices of bread (your choice, I usually use white or wheat, whatever we have)
Cheese of your choice, there are so many to choose from!!
Any other ingredients....I tried the tomato and that was really good
Ham, turkey or roast beef if you want meat

Just take the bread, and butter it.
Place one pc butter side down in a hot pan (usually on like medium)
Place 1st type of cheese on bread
Place other fillings on cheese, then top with more cheese
Place other pc of bread, butter side up.


Cook til golden brown, then flip (you want to hold onto the sandwich while you flip it). Then finish that side til golden brown....and all cheese is melted.

Then just cut and eat. Yum! What a great fall treat for this cool weather, and it uses up all those fresh tomatoes too! Enjoy!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Sorry for the lack of food blogging lately....we've just been so busy and I haven't had time to add anything in a while. Here is a good one I tried last night though, needed something hearty for dinner, it was great! Thank You Better Crocker!


Recipe for Cream of Broccoli soup:

1-1/2 to 2 lbs Broccoli (I used some frozen, some fresh)
2 Cups Water
3/4 Cup chopped celery
1/2 Cup chopped Onion
2 Tb Butter
2 Tb Flour
2-1/2 Cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of pepper
Dash of Ground nutmeg
1/2 Cup whipping Cream (I used whole milk)
Shredded cheese for topping

1. Cut broccoli into 1 inch pcs.

2. Add broccoli, celery and onion to the 2 cups boiling water, simmer 10 minutes until tender.

3. Carefully place broccoli mixture in blender, cover and blend until smooth

4. In 3 Qt. suacepan, melt butter over Medium heat. Stir in flour, cook while stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat, stir (whisking is easier) in chicken broth....boil and stir 1 minute.

5. Stir in Broccoli mixture, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Heat just to boiling, then stir in whipping cream. Heat until hot, do not let boil!! Serve soup topped with cheese.

We used Mozzarella Cheese....made it really tasty!