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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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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Dulce de Leche
I’ve never made Dulce de Leche myself, but I love having the candy when it’s available. Food52 has a recipe that I’m going to try out, I think. It seems simple enough that even I can make it.
Pineapple-Lime Tequila Cooler
Sweet Life Bake has a good cooler recipe that will be good to bookmark for the summer. The main ingredients are pineapple juice, lime juice and tequila.
Chicken Fried Rice
Modern Mami has a Chicken Fried Rice recipe that uses only 5 ingredients: oil, chicken, veggies, rice and soy sauce. Simple and easy.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
I really want to make this recipe: Chocolate Covered Bacon. I mean, it’s bacon covered in chocolate. What could be better?
Mac and Cheese
I love love love Mac and Cheese, but I’ve never been able to make good mac and cheese from scratch. Food52 pulled together a few recipes you might want to try, I know I will. I am determined to master this dish to my satisfaction. Because, really, making a good mac and cheese should be a requirement.
Mexican Wedding Cookies
These are among my favorites, but I’ve never made them myself. Going to have to try this recipe from Latino Foodie… someday.
I really liked this Spicy Shrimp withÂ Orange Brown Butter recipe. Mostly, I really like the orange brown butter sauce on it. Yummy.