Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stone Fruit Cobbler/Cake

When I am asked what my favorite fruit is, I always say fresh peaches.  There just isn't anything better than eating a fresh peach, juice dripping off your chin and fingers all sweet and sticky.

I also like other fresh stone fruits like plums and nectarines.  This recipe is adaptable to whatever stone fruit is in season or available.  You can use a single fruit or or you can use a mixture.  Since I love peaches  I used fresh peaches for this recipe.  It's not a cobbler and not a cake, so let's just call it good!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Quick Grilled Chicken Salad

I'm always looking for something extra I can do when I'm cooking on the weekends to make my lunch preparations for the week super simple.  I get up before the crack of dawn and I don't allow myself a lot of time before having to head out the door to catch the bus, so having lunch items ready to pack is essential.

 The next time you have your grill going, throw on a couple of extra chicken breasts, set them aside and let them cool and then wrap them and refrigerate.  Use them to mix up this salad for a quick lunch or light supper later in the week.  

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What's Cooking At Cathy's?: Baked Mac 'n' Cheese

What's Cooking At Cathy's?: Baked Mac 'n' Cheese: Nothing says "comfort food" to me more than baked macaroni and cheese.  I love the crispy edges and pieces on the top.  This recipe is from ...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Baked Mac 'n' Cheese

Nothing says "comfort food" to me more than baked macaroni and cheese.  I love the crispy edges and pieces on the top.  This recipe is from the 1946 edition of "Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School Cookbook”.

Oh, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.  I made this a few weeks ago and it is simply perfection!

It makes a large quantity, so you may want to cut the quantities in half....but if you are like me, you'll make the large quantity and enjoy all that cheesy goodness.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Buttery Lemon Shrimp

Butter, lemons and shrimp...does it get any better!    Mmmmmmmmm good!

If you enjoy seafood, and particularly shrimp, this recipe will become a regular in your dinner rotation.  If you can buy shrimp that are peeled and deveined, it will save you some time.  
I personally like Tiger Shrimp because they are BIG and if you do have to clean them, you have fewer to do per pound!

This recipe is easily doubled for more servings, but as posted, it serves 2.

Before you get started, I have a tip to share.  If you have a micro-plane grater, use it to grate your garlic. Flip it over and scoot the finely minced garlic into your recipe!

 It is quick and easy, the garlic is a lovely consistency  and the cleanup is super simple! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Okay folks, this has to be one of the easiest and most delicious angel food cakes I have ever made.
It requires 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes to mix up, so grab a pencil and paper and make a note of the ingredients on your shopping list!

I found this on Pinterest and was intrigued.  My first attempt making this recipe failed because I didn't notice one key thing about the cake mix.  You absolutely MUST get the single step angel food mix. 

I was doing my shopping and going from memory, and just bought a box of angel food cake mix...well, it was a two step cake mix (had two bags inside, so be sure to read the mixing instructions).  I thought, what the heck, and tried it anyway.  Seriously, how bad could it be?

Well, it came out of the oven a whoppin' 1/2 inch thick, rather than what you would expect a fluffy angel food cake to be!  I know you are dying to know if I ate it.  Well, yes I did.  I didn't want to throw it away!  The result had a good flavor, but the texture was not at all light and airy.    So learn from my lesson....Be sure to get a 1-Step Cake Mix! 

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My career is in IT.  Cooking and photography are among a few of my hobbies. In my spare time, which is most weekends I tie on my apron and exercise my creativity by trying new recipes and adapting them to my tastes. I also have a passion for photography that I incorporate by taking photographs to go along with the recipes I post on my blog.  
I also enjoy travel, both near and abroad. Meeting new people, new experiences and cultures and oh, not to mention the food! I hope you enjoy my blog.