Have a happy 4th of July!!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
While I'd never consider myself a vegetarian, I have no problem going days without eating meat.
Really, I don't. Much to the displeasure of my husband, I'm sure.
We've posted some great main dishes that don't require any meat, like Okonomiyaki and Sweet Potato Enchiladas.
There are thousands of vegetarian cookbooks out there, but I don't own a single one. Not. One. Which makes me a "non-expert" of all things vegetarian. However, I've been incorporating at least one meatless dinner every week. Just to mix things up, if you will.
I've mentioned we're fans of Japanese food at our house. Here's another meatless, Japanese recipe for you to try.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I'm featured today on one of my favorite blogs...actually, Shane and his pantry with a little of me thrown in are featured today onOther People's Pantries. Head on over and check it out. Just a little FYI, since I sent in all the photos the garage and spice shelves are much more organized.
If you've arrived here from Other People's Pantries, we welcome you! Comments are always welcome, so are followers,readers, and suggestions! I think we'd actually welcome pretty much anything but hate mail and death threats. (and even then at least we'd know that people were reading!)
I've got some fun ideas planned for the upcoming weeks, including some new features and some old ones (like Meatless Mondays, y'know)
See you soon.
Posted by Brooke at 9:44 AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Mmmmm, Muffins! Normally not much of a muffin fan, but with this really easy and yummy recipe I may turn into a muffin fan soon. Even the kids loved these ones!
Watch the changes I made, because that means you can customize it to your tastes too. I replaced dates with Craisins, and used Raisin Bran instead of just plain bran flakes.
It seems like it might be a little complicated with the three separate mixtures, but really, you can just dump it all together if you'd like.
Plus it keeps in the fridge for 3 months! Yay for convenience!
Beautiful Bran Muffins
1 cup margarine/butter
2 cup sugar
Cream together in a large bowl.
1 quart buttermilk
2 cup boiling water
Mix together in a pitcher.
5 tsp. soda
5 cup flour
1 tbsp. salt
Mix together in a separate bowl.
Add mixtures 2 and 3 alternately to mixture 1. Then stir in 1/2 box All Bran cereal, 2 cups Bran Flakes (I used Raisin Bran), 1 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup dates (I hate dates, I used Craisins - it was delicious!)
Bake at 400° for 13 minutes. The original recipe called for a 20 minute baking time, totally burned, then tried 17 minutes, still burned, then I tried 13 minutes, they were perfect. I would watch them in your oven to see which time works for you...
This recipe makes 5 dozen muffins. I know that's a lot of muffins, but this will keep in your refrigerator for up to 3 months, just keep it in a covered container. This way, you can totally make a dozen or one at a time! Perfect!
Posted by Brooke at 3:05 PM
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I love Japanese food. I live in the South. The two don't really mesh so well. I'm sure that somewhere in this town is a place where I can buy really good Asian ingredients, but so far when I look I find aisles of Latino food and barbecue sauce.
My husband loves Japanese food. He ate it for two years straight and he's the one to blame for my love of it. He got me hooked on sushi, tempura, sticky rice and this recipe: Okonomiyaki.
Rhymes with teriyaki. Only different.
I think it's my husbands favorite dish. Maybe. It's technically a Japanese pancake. But without sweet syrup, or sugar, or fruit, or cream....but you do make it just like a pancake. But you do put sauce on it.
Posted by Brooke at 2:35 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Next time you want to make a recipe card you should go HERE and check out Skip to my Lou's free recipe card template!Here's a recipe for a Blueberry French Toast Casserole. You can click on it to see it bigger. I have made it the night before and just baked it in the morning with just fine results.