Saturday, October 23, 2010

Biscuits worth writing home about.

AKA Holy Sh*t Biscuits. Yeah, seriously. It's the first thought that popped into my head when I took a bite. Next thing was "I made these?!?!". The first thought has a better ring to it. Sue me.
So, lately I've been craving some American foods like chili, cornbread, barbeque, big chewy cookies, etc. Suddenly finding myself unable to just go anywhere and find these things makes me want them even more. (I'm pretty sure that the 5 of you that read this are friends or family. But if not, I moved to Scotland 5 months ago.) Not that I ever went out for chili, but you know what I mean. It doesn't help that we've been watching Food Network and that show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives has been on. Last night he went to Pine State Biscuits in Portland. They make some tasty biscuits, and I've never been quite happy with the ones I've been making. So, using that episode (I found it on youtube!) as a guide for the technique, and another recipe tweaked to be more like theirs, I DID IT. I cracked the biscuit code! Flaky but moist, nice crispy top and bottom, and the height?!? Skyscraper territory! They were almost 3 inches tall!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bacon, bacon, bacon....

I'll admit it, I love it. It's a tasty, crispy, salty, smoky treat. It's inspired MANY crazy things: Bacon Maple Bar, Bacon Salt and Baconnaise, weird bacon goods, bacon chocolate bar, ummmm Bacon Explosion anyone? Sure, I've tried a few, and even liked them (bacon maple bar...mmmmm). However, I also like veggie substitutes, and am always looking for ways to create them at home. Tofu, tempeh, even this...but, none of them quite capture it. I have never found a sub for bacon that I could really get behind. Now, that's all changed. See that picture up there, well, that's not bacon, it's COCONUT! Yeah seriously, and it's DELICIOUS! I found many recipes online for this, but none that I found used thick strips of I corrected that problem. Vegans and vegetarians, (and even omnivores!) you can thank me later.

Monday, February 15, 2010

This is dedicated to the one I love...


It's been a long while since I've posted, I apologize. I was staying with friends after I returned from a trip abroad, and that's not really the best environment for food blogging. I just finally got back into cooking again, with this recipe (the easiest tastiest thing ever, and it brought back my desire to cook!). It's got 3 ingredients and you probably have them on hand. Don't deviate from the recipe (even I didn't!!!), the beauty is in the simplicity! 

Ok, so onto the recipe I really wanted to blog about, actually it's more of an idea than a recipe. I recently shared one of these tasty bars with my sweetie and was inspired. I'm not a huge milk chocolate fan, so I switched it out for bittersweet but I used all the other elements of that bar in this macaroon recipe. I took a typical coconut macaroon, then dipped it in Indian curry spiked chocolate which was followed with dry roasted almonds. The results? Just look at the photo! You know you want to put that in your mouth.