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Girl scouts be damned

So for a work treat I decided to make cookies. Well… mostly for work. Ok, ok! I wanted them. Lay off me I love thin mints fresh from the freezer.

This recipe was incredibly simple yet pretty time consuming. The recipe took about two hours from start to finish and I only coated about 2/3 of the cookies :-/. Its possible that because I made them smaller the chocolate ran out quicker. This is the recipe I used, and its got some good photos for what your looking for on a step by step basis. Except the steps aren’t in any order or tied to the steps, and it was more of a “Let me double check the recipe. Oh yeah, it looked like that the whole way through!”. They came out a lot like the photo and the ones I ate right off the pan (I SAID LAY OFF ME) were pretty good but definitely needed to be frozen.

 

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Valentines Day Blink Style

So for Valentines day, I tried to make my baby as happy as I could. First, she loves french fries. I used two serious eats recipes again. First is this recipe and the second is this recipe. The general idea was the double frying. I used her mandolin to cut the fries so they were nice and thin then fried in peanut oil for about a minute a batch. Then once they were cooled, shoved into the freezer over night. On Valentines day I refried them for about 3-4 minutes. Once cooked, I quickly tossed them in garlic salt and then grated pecorino cheese extremely fine over the top. TADA! Garlic Pecorino (Parmesan) fries for my baby.

Next was the Margherita Pizza. I used this recipe. Instead of the grated Mozzarella I used Mozzarella balls fresh from the local grocer. I

also took fresh basil leaves and hand tore them into bits to toss on top. Finally, for the cheese-ist part, I shaped the pizza like a heart. Its Valentines day, you knew it was coming.

The last part was equally as cheesy but more… punny. I made banana cupcakes, with honey frosting and crushed walnuts on top. I’m banana nuts crazy about you honey… Get it? Terrible I know…

Oh, and champagne. Lots of it.

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Mishmash of Awesome

Fancy Mac and Cheese!

  1. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/02/stovetop-chipotle-mac-cheese-recipe.html
  2. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2007/12/martha-stewart-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe.html

So for my very first post I decided to swing for the fences. I went with a basic, yet delicious dish to share. Yet, for my sake, I made it a little… over the top.

I used the above two recipes to come up with my own, and added a bit of flair. I took the base of the sauce from the chipotle recipe, added the spices from the Martha recipe and added my contribution of upgraded cheese, pancetta and green onion.

Recipe:

  • 1/3 lb pancetta

Brown pancetta, set aside.

  • 1 lb bow tie (butterfly) pasta (nothing says fancy like a bow tie)

Cook pasta according to package, set aside.

  • 16 ounces evaporated milk

In a large pot, bring the evaporated milk to a boil. Remove from heat.

  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Whisk in eggs, butter and spices.

  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 18 ounces Goat cheese
  • 1 cup Asiago Cheese
  • 1 cup Pecorino Cheese

Add pasta, cheese, onions, and pancetta to the pot. Heat over low to medium heat until mixture is hot.

Overall this dish was very rich. Viola did some calculations and this made about 8 servings at a whopping 1100 calories per serving! …Worth it.

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