Monday, November 26, 2012
So to get down to the nuts and bolts of it... the reason for my posting today is purely on a technical note (or should I say *lack of* technical note. I have fallen in love with Pinterest and I am not savvy enough to figure out how to post pictures on Pinterest without pinning it from a website. So now I can pin from this page and I don't need a Tylenol to get me through the figuring it out ;-)
My brother in law is starting to make these cutting boards. They are BEAUTIFUL!!! They truly are! They are made from butcher block wood. Since I am not a wood worker, I couldn't accurately relay how he makes them without getting my terms messed up... something about jigging, router, sanding (ok... so I'm not unschooled enough to not know what sanding is... but you get my point!) He is making these to sell. Lucky you! He is taking orders for the following sizes: Small- 12 1/2 X 10, Medium- 13 X 17, Large- 17 1/2 X 15 1/2, and an Extra Large- 21 X 12 1/2. Prices range from $20-$50 depending on what size you want. They will come with a butcher block coating on them, but you will need to re-treat the boards periodically to keep the wood in condition. Home Depot carries a Butcher Block wood conditioner. If you are local to Utah County, you can pick them up from him, if you are not local, you can have them shipped to you. I'm sure the shipping will vary in price depending on size as well. You can reach Richard at (801) 367-5398
If you want, follow me on Pinterest and see what makes me smile :-)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It is said that Washington cut down a cherry tree in his youth. When questioned by his father it is said that Washington replied, "I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet."
I personally don't believe this took place. I believe it to be a fabrication on the part of an author to show Washington's honesty and to sell books.
When I think of Washington DC, I also think about the cherry trees that are planted throughout the District. I dream of someday visiting our Capitol and touring it's monuments. If it were to coincide with the cherries blossoming... that would make it even better!
So when I think of President's Day, I think of cherries. What better way to celebrate than to make a cherry cake! This cake whipped up in no time flat (uses a box mix) and is TASTY! I iced it with my Cream Cheese Icing that I added maraschino cherries to. Results... hubby had three pieces ;-) The following picture isn't the greatest, but when you finish making the cake at 9 PM after helping a friend corral her stallion, there is NO natural light to take good pictures!!!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I have gone to two different gatherings lately where I was asked to bring food. The first was my friend Cari's birthday! We had a surprise party for her... AND we pulled it off! She was definitely surprised! I had wanted to make Cranberry Meatballs... but for the life of me couldn't find which of my MANY cookbooks had the original recipe :( So I searched around on the internet and found a grape jelly meatball recipe that sounded interesting. I made it and was not disappointed! Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of these meatballs before my family inhaled what wasn't eaten at the party.... but here's the recipe anyway!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I saw these Chicken Tacos on
3-4 C cooked, shredded chicken
2 C cooked brown rice
1 C frozen sweet corn
1/2 tsp salt
1 C (4 oz) shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
1 can diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes
2 (10 oz) cans Green Enchilada Sauce
Crisp taco shells
Fresh squeezed lime juice
Lightly grease a 13 X 9 baking dish. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, spread into the baking dish. Bake at 450 degrees or 25-30 min, or until bubbling. Let stand 5 minutes and serve!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
You all probably thought I fell off the face of Earth didn't ya! I apologize for taking such a hiatus from my blog. I have still been taking lots of pictures of food I've been making, so I have no excuse to not blog about them!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Jalapeno Popper Dip
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 C mayonnaise
1/2 C sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
3 jalapeno peppers, membranes and seeds removed and finely chopped
1 C Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 C Panko bread crumbs
Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, green chilies, jalapeno peppers and 1/2 C Parmesan cheese. Spread out into a 9X9 pan. Combine the remaining Parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until the top is lightly golden brown. Serve with triscuits or cracker of your choice.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 stalk celery, finely chopped
2 clove garlic minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
1 (6 oz) can of water
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp fennel seed(do not leave out)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp dry crushed red pepper flakes
Saute the onion and celery in the olive oil until soft. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Sauce will become very thick. Makes enough sauce to top one pizza.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 cup warm water
1 T olive oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 T flax seed, ground
Combine flours, salt and ground flax seeds. In mixer bowl, combine yeast, sugar and water. Let sit for 5 minutes or until frothy. Add oil and dry ingredients. Knead for 5 minutes. Turn out into a greased bowl and flip dough to oil top of dough. Let rise until doubled. Roll dough out and spread with sauce and desired toppings (excluding cheese). Bake at 450* for 10 minutes. Add cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes. This recipe makes enough for a 1 lb dough (1 pizza)