I promised you the skillet cornbread recipe. Here it is world, because you have been asking. Just kidding, I rarely get comments and never get requests! This is such an easy recipe…even if you don’t have a cast iron skillet, check out the back of the yellow cornmeal bag or container and follow recipe for muffins or a 9×9 pan. I followed recipe for the moister, sweeter bread..a.k.a..more fat and calories.
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs (i’m getting sick of the feathers & crap on the organic or farm fresh eggs..sorry chickens.)
1 cup milk
combine dry ingredients with a whisk
mix wet ingredients with a whisk
combine just until combined…if you get my drift
grease your pan well, and bake at 400 20-25 minutes. (if using skillet you can cook on stovetop for a minute and transfer to the oven, this is optional…such is life)
P.S. have you made Beans Pizza?! I did the other night…oh dear it is good- sorry my pictures are not. Try that recipe!
move over crepes!
♥ Here are the mini almond tortes ♥
And here are my niece & 1 of my 3 brothers back when she was a mini…17 years ago… I love mini’s.
Have you had a crepe?
Do you give a crepe that I tried making them last night? It was a delicious success, but I don’t envision myself making them again. Instead I see myself making mini almond tortes in the new mini springform pans my father ordered from bake deco. I have made so many almond tortes I want to start selling them.
Anyway, I used an Alton Brown recipe and a blender..and my moms’ $40 omelet pan. She loves that pan. Some of the flour didn’t mix in well & that’s why there’s two little dots in this pic.
My mother inspired me to make these crepes, put a bit of nutella in the center, fold it over with a lil whipped cream on top. She works at a museum and they serve these in their cafe. I didn’t have any strawberries to garnish, but who gives a crepe, right? ♥
I love sweet potato fries or any fries or tot, really. It’s so easy to BAKE these at home. The hardest steps are scrubbing and cutting them. I spray cookie sheets so the sweets don’t stick, and then drizzle with olive oil..sprinkle with salt.. bake at about 450-475… depending on how thick you slice them & how hot your oven is.. you will have yummy sweet potato fries within 20-30 minutes. Just keep an eye on them and toss them around halfway thru baking-if they look dry during the halfway point- add a little more olive oil.
I mentioned BEETS on here the other day and so when I saw them at the farmers market this morning I danced around disco style and kissed the farmer behind the table. Just kidding. But I got the beets. And I felt like I was making a sacrifice when I tossed these -
I thought to myself, “SELF! WHY DON’T you have a COMPOST thingy?!” I have dreams of composting and making that dirt of my own…gold… I’m weird. You know this..
I have never had beets. Ok, I’m lying. I probably had them on one of those bad cabbage soup diets when I was a tween. Boiled. Gross. I plan on trimming the tentacles (ha) and roasting these. Will let you know how it goes. Won’t be roasting these today, since it’s hotter than 2 rats f***ing in a wool sock….
When I was younger, I found a disco boxset laying around. I recall setting up a trampoline and various other items to jump on and my friend and I would listen to disco music and jump around from station to station. In other words, as a child I invented the concept for those gyms with all the different stations and have yet to receive credit. Just like Oprah says, fair is what you pay on the bus. Anyway, I recently started trampoline-ing..As well as blasting my headphones while I jog and bounce around. When I heard this song on the radio, it took me back to those disco cd’s.
Click here for disco
Some facts about workouts on the ol trampoline:
“As well as being fun, bouncing on a trampoline has many health and well-being benefits. Regular bouncing on a trampoline can increase your body’s ability to burn calories and speeds up your metabolic rate. A study by NASA found that 10 minutes of trampoline exercise is a better cardiovascular workout than 33 minutes of running. The increased endorphins produced while bouncing also help combat depression, anxiety and stress.” Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/155824-trampoline-facts/#ixzz1xJ7N41BE
Did I ever tell you that I made farmstand doughnuts? They were great(Thank you for the recipe Tracy from Shutterbean.com !)
I think I prefer driving to the apple orchard and buying them…no, I don’t see myself making doughnuts again anytime soon. What do I see myself making? Bagels! Salads! Beets?
Anyway…You might want to sit down. In a recent phone conversation, my cousin told me something about duck feathers in fast food products. She is a recent high school graduate… So, you can take her word for it…Or..you can be like me and google “duck feathers in popular donut chain” – you will be sorry you ever went down that duck feather filled rabbit hole. The boston creme just won’t be the same. I’m sorry I had to bring this up but its just one more reason to make your own baked goods.
Posted in Breads, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Dough
Tagged funkin gonuts, Heckle & Jyde, Samantha Mancini, Samantha Mancini High School Graduation, Shutterbean, Shutterbean Farmstand Doughnuts, Tarred and Feathered, Yum
Recipe from A Taste of a Honey, Recipes and Traditions
Honey Apple Cake (click for link to recipe)This recipe came from the e-newsletter GOOP
I made it a while ago and I remember my Dad and I eating a lot of it fairly quickly. Speaking of, tomorrow is Father’s Day so spend it well whoever your Daddy may be. Will you make a cake or go out? or…watch She’s Out of Control with Tony Danza on youtube? Life in 1989…..you know you want to go back to the eighties & eat honey apple cake…Or maybe it’s just me ♥
Posted in Cakes
Tagged 1989, 80s movies, Apple, Cake, comfort cake, GOOP, Happy Fathers Day, Honey, Honey Apple Cake, She's out of control, Tony Danza
Links to these recipes -
spreads by the Pioneer Woman
baklava recipe adapted from Taste of Beirut (renew your vows to butter and sugar- make this!)
Sigrid’s Carrot Cake by The Pioneer Woman (LOVE THIS RECIPE)
Guinness Cake by Annie’s Eats (make this-even without the frosting its the best)
Cobb Salad adapted from a salad. Come on.
Spinach Pie adapted and totally improvisational but here is link to Martha Stewart’s recipe
Sometimes, there is not much to say. Or maybe I just don’t feel like saying much. I have had views from all over the world :-) I would list all the different countries-but I don’t want to bore you. Or make you feel insecure about your geography. Today it was Nepal. Yesterday Lebanon. I am fascinated by all the different people after the ALMOND TORTE recipe.
Lidia has quite a following. One thing that I have to request- if I don’t know you yet- Please please leave a comment. Or say hi – even if in another language I would love a comment from you. Is that strange? Here are some pictures and links for recipes I have made lately. Super health conscious and fat free. HA!
Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread recipe coming
Panzanella adapted from Annie’s Eats recipe – you should make this A LOT
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Tagged links, recipe