i'll be back with the recipe...
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
can make for a nice impressive presentation, BUT i would recommend cutting it out of spectaters view...although if you had a nicely sharpened knife (i don't...on the list of things to-do) it might cut just fine. it's knid of a rustic looking thing anyways, so who cares what your slice looks like when it's goin' down.
the sides are beautiful and cakey looking. i think the scallopped tart dish is the best way to go. i was going to try this in a spring form, but glad i opted for the pretty one.
layers and layes of yummy golden delicious apples. this looks like it could double for a potato gratin.
as seen in the photo, i thought it would be more cake-like..., but it really was more...hmmmm....clafouti-ish inside.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
i'm always looking to have just a little something in my sweets that could be considered...good for you? well, i found this old fashion chocolate chip oatmeal recipe at BIGOVEN, so i bake these puppies up and dole 'em out saying, "sure, have another....they're good for ya". i definitely wouldn't consider this an oatmeal cookie so don't be put off for that factor, but it has just a little, so there ya go....a little healthy.
by the looks of the dough, i thought i might have overdone it a bit with the goodies. the finished product came out just right, although i think i could have added even more toasted pecans.
Friday, May 22, 2009
it's quite pretty on top. it would make for a nice presentation if you cooked it in an attractive baking dish.
ok...i had to stick this one in.
my serving looks way too much like that character RUBY in the background...
in a hurry...will post more about this in a while, BUT here is where i found this KILLER recipe
at the Mountain High Yogurt website (click for link)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
big winner at my house...and so easy too.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
a perfect recipe for a first time tart. actualy, i dodn't think you could go wrong with this one...easy crust, easy filling, but you do want to watch it towards the end in the oven so as not to burn the almonds...as we all know is too easy to do.
recipe found here... many thanks to "Our Best Bites"http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/04/almond-toffee-tart.html
this is one deliciously dence "spot on"crunchy almond, chewie toffee, buttery crust tart. it would definitely be a winner at any party, but i fear it would not make it out of the house.
i must say, i'm a little proud of my first tart. the shell, or crust, is simple and quick. it turned out quite crumbly, but maybe that's my fault for not pressing it down enough. maybe it's supposed to be that way because it did turn out light and good.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
kind of a biscotti (baked twice), kind of a granola bar...kind of crunchy, kinda soft....kind of sweet, kind of savory...
BUT full of healthy goodness with a surprising little kick. shhhh, i snuck in a little cheyenne pepper. i think it just adds another layer of flavor to something that is capable of being quite ordinary. ya know what i mean?
i stared with this recipe i found while parusing Tastespotting. http://natalieskillercuisine.blogspot.com/2009/03/womans-best-friend.html
i pretty much just used some of evrything nut and seed wise that i had in the house...mine has roasted salted almonds, walnuts, spicey pecans from Trader Joe's, pumpkin and sesame seeds.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
APPLE PUDDING PANCAKE???
don't know if that's what i'd call it. it wasn't pudding-ie, and it wasn't pancake-ie, it was quite disappointing actually...
i don't really know what to say about this...i know i could improve on it...definitely. i did as the recipe called for, BUT, of course, i had to go and use whole whetat flour instead....i'm really trying to use the whole wheat and i'm slowly (a bit too slowly) finding out it just can't be substituted ALL the time!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
ahhhhh, back in the saddle again.....i was in Mexico, and NO i didn't get the swine flu. we kinda did wish the airports were closed so we'd have to stay longer. it was sooooo fabulous and beautiful, a great time had by all (my friend, 3 dogs and myself...just keepin' it simple).