How many of you have watched the So Yummy food videos? They are cute little video that show the recipes and methods as being easy to make or do. I really liked the one that showed all these fancy ways to fold dumplings. They made dumplings shaped like flowers and shells. Just look at them here! These methods of folding were far fancier than the traditional crimping that I used when making homemade dumplings. So one weekend when I had a bit of time and a craving for dumplings, I decided to try to fold the dough in these new ways. Then, how did it go?
I love my bagel in the morning with cream cheese, but even I need to change up my morning routine sometimes. I did this by trying a new bread recipe for my morning treat that I discovered while flipping through old magazines that I had saved. The photos looked scrumptious and made me hungry for a slice. With my stomach’s agreement, I picked up the Raisin-Pecan Rye Bread recipe (which you can find here) and gave it a try. Just look at the photo on the left to see how my attempt went!
I was recently looking for a sweet treat that was familiar yet unusual enough to impress family and friends. I also wanted to do something a little unusual than the standard American dessert. I was flipping through all of my saved recipes to come across a little gem called Purin. Purin is a Japanese custard pudding with caramel. It is not dissimilar from Japanese Milk Pudding, but slightly different. So with a plan in place, I used the Purin Recipe from Contemplating Sweets. Want to know how it went?
If you are a fan of the Great British Baking Show like I am, then you have you and awed at all the technical recipes that are dropped onto the bakers. Recipes that you may have never seen or tried. One of these recipes, I decided to recreate as I wait for the latest release date from the newest season of Great British Baking Show. I decided to make Langues de Chat or Cat’s Tongues using the recipe from BBC that was on the show!
With the heat wave still prominent in Texas, ice cream is the best treat to beat the heat. I recently discovered a new sweet haven for ice cream thanks to a friend that introduced me to Sweet Firefly Gourmet Ice Cream.
So in theme with the heat wave that has recently hit, I decided to check out The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen in order to learn about the vibrant food that matched the summer sun. I personally picked this book as my first step toward learning about Mediterranean cuisine, because America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks provide vibrant photos of the food along with detailed instructions even a novice cook could follow. I also love the variety of recipes included within pages for it truly teaches you about the cuisine from A to Z without leaving anything out. With that, I was able to start my journey with Mediterranean cuisine. My next step after selecting The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen was to select my recipes I was going to test.
BBQ is big in Texas. We smoke everything you can find on a farm. We will judge you if you screw it up. We also could eat it everyday of the week. Texans love BBQ with a passion. However if you don’t own a professional grade smoker, you probably are not smoking your own meats. What if I told you that there is a way to smoke a chicken on your grill in the back yard? ‘Cause there is!
Sometimes we all need a few tips and tricks to help us in the kitchen. Even having some master recipes under our belt would be helpful. I am an amateur cook and no where near perfecting it. I am still taking baby steps but I am still trying. Until then I have to rely on cookbooks for assistance. Hence my latest find and love in the cookbook section of my library, I highly recommend my latest find for the amateur cooks out there like me called America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook.
Before COVID, the world ran at the speed of a million miles per hour. Sometimes, it was hard to imagine spending time taking hours to make and prep a meal. I know had more than a few days like that. However, our relationship with meals shouldn’t be a burden. We should be able to enjoy them without spending hours in the kitchen. We could all use those 5 minutes spent less cooking on something we would rather be doing. Things such as spending time with our loved ones. I think that is why I really like Nadiya’s Time to Eat on Netflix.
Food is not meant to be boring? Recipes and taste change from the drab forms of feasts from former years. They evolved into the things we know and love today. The evolution of culinary cuisine requires one to be crazy and the food to be delicious. Netflix decided to take this concept and make a cooking show around it.