At my new job there seems to be some sort of conspiracy to keep me from ever eating during the day. It doesn’t matter if I bring lunch or not. It doesn’t matter if I pack something that doesn’t need to be reheated or refrigerated. Most days I don’t get to eat at all.
Breakfast has become critical for me, since I’m probably not going to get home until 8pm. Oh, did I forget to mention that? It’s not like I skip lunch and then leave promptly at 5pm… or 6pm… It’s always closer to 7pm (or later) before I start to wrap up my day.
You would think that I would lose weight, but no. My body seems to be storing fat for future use, or in protest or something.
Pumpkin Pie Parfaits
A great variation on pumpkin pies, this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Parfaits will be a big hit with your kids. The recipe is from Weelicious Lunches.
Lifehacker claims to have the best “this is how to cook your turkey” approach/recipe. I came across this last year, when I was cooking turducken, so I bookmarked it to share this year. Source: This Is How You Should Cook Your Turkey (to Avoid Wasting Hours) || Lifehacker.
I am never going to make these myself, but I am going to try and find someone else to make them for me… Breakfast Cookies! Made with apple sauce, oats, flax seed, pistachios, dried cherries and other good stuff.
This post at The Splendid Table covers five cooking tips, with instructions:
- Never drop potatoes into boiling water;
- Preheat the pan before you roast vegetables;
- Cut onions vertically if you want them to hold their shape;
- When mixing a batter, alternately add wet and dry ingredients; and,
- Press tofu to achieve a golden crust.
Cooking with curry is something I’ve started doing more in the last few years. I’ve made it a rule to keep yellow curry powder and coconut milk as common items in my pantry. This recipe for Cauliflower Chickpea Curry looks like something I will definitely try.
Want the secret to great fried chicken? This the kitchn post tells us to pre-cook the chicken before frying, so you only have to concentrate on browning and crisping. Sounds good to me.
Learn more about herbs from Lifehacker’s “This Infographic Tells you How to Best Use Herbs in Your Cooking.”
If you’ve ever wanted to make grilled peaches, then this recipe from Modern Mami is a must-read. Basically, you halve and pit the peach, grill (yes, on a real grill), then cut and toss with brown sugar. Top with ice cream. Check out the recipe for additional do’s and don’ts, and some luscious-looking pics.
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To help get be back into the blogging groove, I’m trying out The SITS Girls daily writing prompts. Today I am supposed to discuss what my superpowers would be… if I actually had them.
If I were a superhero I think I would be Dessert Girl! As Dessert Girl I would have the power to turn anything I touched into a fresh, fabulous dessert. And the great part would be that it would only work when I wanted it to work, so I could still touch things.
I am fairly certain that if I ran a log of what kinds of desserts I created (with my mind) I would end up with a large amount of cheesecake. I can eat cheesecake every day — plain, with caramel, with nuts, with fruit, with whipped cream. All kinds.
What would your superpower be?
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In case you were wondering, Food52.com tells us “How to Brine Meat — And Why You Should Bother.” A good post to bookmark for next Thanksgiving.
I know that this recipe for Ricotta and Sour Cherry Jam Crostata isn’t identified as cheesecake, but it looks very similar to the Mexican Cheesecake my aunts make. Those use cream cheese in small quantities. I’m going to try this, though I doubt I’ll make the crust from scratch.
And for another cooking how to, Lifehack.org has a video showing us “How to Peel Garlic.” Of course, I buy my garlic already minced. But I never claimed to be a gourmet anything.
Meatballs are a good recipe for something you can make in advance and just reheat when needed. Weelicious has a good recipe for Meatloaf Meatballs to try out.
Planning a picnic? Moms Confession has a complete list of what to bring in “Planning The Perfect Picnic This Summer.”
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