Recipes

The search is over! Crispy waffles.

When I was little my mother had this ancient waffle iron.  It made very thin waffles with tons of holes in them.  I’m not sure how she made them, for all I know she used a pre canned mix, it was the 80’s after all!  I loved those waffles and now that I’m older I wish I had that waffle iron.  It would have needed a lot of help as it only cooked on the bottom and you had to flip them half way through the cooking time when I was a preteen.  I don’t think it was ever replaced at my mothers.  She doesn’t cook anymore. 

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Daring Bakers – Nanaimo Bars

Vols – au – Vent – Daring Bakers September Challenge

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The September 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan.

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Daring Cooks go Indian!

DSCF0039 Mmmmm, I love Indian food.  I haven’t had the chance to experience a lot of it as I live in Hill Billy Central (I say that endearingly, I love where I love don’t be sending any hate mail this way!) but what I have been able to experience has be sup

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Crap!!! - Daring Bakers Dobos

The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos
Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbook Kaffeehaus:  Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.

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Thai it! You’ll like it!

So about two weeks about now I decided I would do a Thai inspired dinner for Riley, Tim and I.  I love Thai and we go for it occasionally.  Now let me tell you I have a new appreciation for the person in the kitchen at that place because I tried to make salad rolls and what the hell is up with them being so sticky that they are just like balls of goo that you can’t spread out because they are so hot and you are now missing the tips of your fingers from dipping them in the broth.

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Daring Bakers – Cookies!

I’m here, I’m here!!!  Don’t forget me!!!  Ok, so I really fucked up and missed the deadline by about almost 5 days.  Whoops is all I can say.  I could tell you my excuses (ranging from my children needing a lot of attention to it’s been way to  hot here to cook cookies) but I won’t.  I missed the deadline my fellow daring bakers…  is there any way you can forgive me?  I’ll stop rambling now and save that for another post, on to the cookies!

The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

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Daring Bakers – Bakewell Tart!

The June Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart... er... pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800's in England.
I’d never made a bakewell tart before.  I had heard of it from Heston Blumenthal and Jamie Oliver but never made one or really even thought about making one.  I’d have to say though it was a great success!  I made it for Father’s day dinner and boy did my Father in-law-love it!  He was thrilled with it and even continued to finish it off when he came over to help Tim with the garage fir the next two days!  I’d make this again although I think I would try different jams.  Nothing wrong with homemade strawberry but just to jazz it up a little I might try marmalade or blueberry just for something different.  Great challenge! 

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Unleashing my inner Asian Momma!

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m jealous of my next door neighbors.  No, not the fact they play thumpy music and it drives me insane or that the tree in the front yard is completely dead.  I’m jealous of the fact that my very nice next door neighbor's mother comes over to look after their little boy.  He’s a year older than Riley and is quite cute.  Grandma is there almost everyday to take care of him and when she’s there the smells that come from their house.  Oh my, they are wonderful.  I wish she would chase me around the yard

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Daring Bakers – Apple Strudel!

The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.

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