The Food Dude: 7.20.2023: Cream Cheese Tart w/ Blackberries

Allan feeds the crew with a sure-thing classic, cream cheese tarts with fresh blackberries. He stuffed a phyllo dough crust with cream cheese and added three fresh blackberries. You just can’t go wrong with this classic. Allan also snuck in a variation using key lime Greek yogurt for the yogurt fans.

Simple Rice Pudding

At a recent dinner function, I noticed that we had a number of leftovers at the end of the evening. As we packed up, no one claimed the rice so I had a lovely idea, rice pudding. It is getting warm this time of year and rice pudding can be served warm or cold. WhileContinue reading “Simple Rice Pudding”

Cooking in a Tiny Kitchen: Season 1 Episode: 2: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Scott J. Carroll presents his version of hand made chocolate chip cookies while showing off his new mixer. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened3/4 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup packed brown sugar3 teaspoon vanilla extract2 large eggs2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTL?? TOLL HOUSE? Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels CookContinue reading “Cooking in a Tiny Kitchen: Season 1 Episode: 2: Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Muscadine Jelly

I am a huge fan of the South’s favorite purple wild grape, the muscadine. It doesn’t really make great clusters, has a thick skin, and plenty of seeds. To be honest, it is not very sweet. However, there is just something about the semi-sour flavor of this grape that makes it memorable. I like themContinue reading “Muscadine Jelly”

The Food Dude: 7.21.2022: Strawberry Jelly Tart

Allan treats Jeff and Ditch to a simple chilled treat. Topped with strawberry flavored cream cheese, the center is blueberry and blackberry muffin over a layer of strawberry jelly. A simple and refreshing snack or dessert. The conversation gets hijacked by the news of smuggled edible snails which leads into where does our food reallyContinue reading “The Food Dude: 7.21.2022: Strawberry Jelly Tart”

Chocolate Dipped Stuffed Peppers

I read at some point that the original use for chocolate was in combination with peppers. That thought stuck in my mind for years. Eventually, I was messing around in the kitchen (years ago) and had some peppers left over from the dinner preparation since I had moved on to the set up for aContinue reading “Chocolate Dipped Stuffed Peppers”

The Food Dude: 7.14.2022: Chocolate Dipped Peppers

Allan takes Ditch and Jeff a whole direction for refreshing Summer snacking. He introduces them to chocolate dipped peppers. The guys enjoy chilled colopeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and dipped in chocolate.

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