November 7, 2012
February 14, 2012
I love fresh baked bread. There is just something about the smell of baking bread that takes a person home. Even though we didn’t bake bread much when I was growing up, I think the smell just makes any place feel like home. After mastering focaccia bread, I have been feeling confident in my bread baking abilities, so I decided to move on to another, more complicated Italian bread: chibatta.
February 12, 2012
There has been a bottle of tequila sitting on my fridge for about 3 months now with just about 2ish shots left in it. I am not a tequila drinker that often, and I honestly can’t remember why I bought it in the first place, but it has slowly been emptied whenever I get in the mood for a margarita. This week though I had a coupon of $2 off a seafood purchase at the store and since $2 worth of shrimp is just right for one person, I figured it was time to make a recipe that I have been wanting to try for a long time. I am calling this dish “Saucy Shrimp”, but it really is a tequila lime shrimp pasta, but does the title really matter? A rose by any other name…
February 7, 2012
Mexican Rice and added some corn and green onion to it for some added freshness. It was a perfect, quick meal that took my mind off the world at large and the things that have been making my life complicated in recent days. Enjoy!
February 5, 2012
this recipe on Pinterest and decided to spend a night and modify it into some kind of pizza roll-up with tasty fresh ingredients. Apparently though, Astoria grocery stores do not believe in egg roll wrappers so I had to go with plan B: phyllo dough. Not a big deal, nothing is better then improvising in the kitchen, some of my favorite meals have come from cooking this way. Not only was I feeling adventurous, but it was the Civil War basketball game and I knew I wanted some kind of finger food to enjoy while watching the game.
February 4, 2012
AllRecipies. It called for chicken to be marinated in a curry yogurt sauce and then breaded and fried in butter. Sounded good but it seemed so heavy and I knew if there was a way to lighten it up I could find it.
January 30, 2012
this, but it turned out terrible. I have no idea what went wrong, but my meat was tough and the marinade was like getting punched in the face by a drunk orange. Needless to say I tossed Thursday's dinner and settled for a Ramen stir-fry. My ego was bruised still the next day so I decided to go with a stand-by with ingredients I had in my pay-day-is-still-4-days-away fridge. While this isn't a single person meal, it will provide about 5 meals after dinner and is one of those dishes that gets more flavorful the longer it is in the fridge.
January 26, 2012
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I wanted to challenge myself last night and try to make a complete meal from scratch. Since I live alone I am constantly on the lookout for meals that can be tailored down to serve one without many leftovers. I am burnt out on chicken so I headed out to the store to find a small steak to cook up and a small bunch of asparagus. Well, there really isn't such thing around these parts - most food is sold in portions for at the very least two people... two people with mammoth appetites. Maybe I just never noticed it before, but a small packet of sirloin steak (1 lb) is enough to make 4 single meals out of. And since the meat was on sale for about $4/lb I went for it. My initial plan was to buy a single small steak at the butchers, but the packaged 2-pack (of the same cut) was a better price - don't as me why, I just grabbed the smallest packet before I got cornered by the expansive family of 5 following me around the store.
January 24, 2012
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January 20, 2012
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