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Paprika crusted chicken

23 Mar

Paprika crusted chicken

This dish wasn’t anything impressive, but I thought it was very tasty. I just took chicken breasts and soaked them in Half n’ Half for about an hour. This seemed to give them a little more adhesive quality. Then I liberally rubbed them with paprika, salt, and black pepper. After that I breaded each breast […]

Chili

16 Jan

Chili

For the most part this is the chili that has now become standard fare for me. Its basic idea came from ‘Good Eats’ as usual. Alton does his in a pressure cooker, but since I don’t have one of those, I cook mine in a slow cooker of some kind. The basic recipe I do […]

New Calphalon cookware

16 Dec

New Calphalon cookware

I found this cookware on Amazon.com earlier this week and couldn’t pass up the deal. Its all made from hard-anodized aluminum… and its all safe to use in the oven/broiler 🙂 I’ve been dying to be able to finish a fritatta under the broiler so it gets nice and brown on top without me having […]

Double chocolate cookies

11 Dec

Double chocolate cookies

These are some double chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips. These are “The Chewy” cookies curtosy Alton Brown. I simply doubled the amount of milk added and added 1/2 cup of cocco powder at the creaming method stage of the cookie making. I think they turned out very well for my first attempt at chocolate […]

Pasta w/ bolognese sauce

16 Nov

Pasta w/ bolognese sauce

I found this recipe in my “Everyday Food” magazine. Most of the recipes in this magazine aren’t fussy, but this one was very time consuming. I’m still not sure if the result was worth the 2.5 hrs it took me to make, but it was very tasty. I even just ate some of the sauce […]

Quiche – version 2

12 Nov

Quiche – version 2

This is another quiche I made this weekend. This one has swiss cheese, spinach, bacon, and breakfast sausage. This one was quite tasty. If you try to use frozen spinach like I did, make sure you get it very dry before you put it in the quish. Mine seemed to have a little too much […]

Quiche – version 1

3 Nov

Quiche – version 1

This is quiche I made today. It was inspired by an episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown made what he called Refigerator Pie Its got hash browns made from some left over baked red potatoes, red and green bell peppers, cheddar cheese, bacon, and some breakfast sausage.

Cooking frustration

1 Nov

After reading a resent post on chaotic.nexusvector.net about how its much different cooking for yourself alone when you’re used to cooking as part of a group in an apartment situation, I felt this might be a good time to talk about my own cooking frustrations. I’ve always enjoyed cooking to a certain degree. My Dad […]