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.
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”
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”
It is the time of year when we get to cook all kinds of stuff we never seen to get around to during the rest of the year. Sweet potato casserole is one my favorite dishes to serve. It is just a fun food. (5) moderate sized sweet potatoes1/2 cup of brown sugar1/4 cup ofContinue reading “Sweet Potato Casserole”
Allan introduces the whole crew to the legendary muscadine grape. Everyone got a fresh warm biscuit and a small jar of homemade muscadine jelly so they could all discover if it all lives up to the legends. It does ?
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”
Allan is on a run with seasonal foods. Today’s ingredient is fresh figs. Dan and Ditch are lucky enough to try portable fig bread pudding also known as fig loaf.
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”
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”
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.