Jul 15th, 12
After such a long hiatus, you’d think that we’d come back with some gourmet recipe to impress y’all with. Instead we’re offering this recipe in honor of James, a dear friend that died far too young. James had a penchant for good food, indulgent desserts and most all alcohol… with a soft spot for good vodka. This combines two of those loves quite beautifully.
Prepare the box mix of brownies as directed and add a tablespoon of vodka. Once you’ve taken the brownies out of the oven, let them cool just a couple minutes and then prick them all over with a toothpick. Brush a thin layer of vodka over the top of the brownies and let cool completely.
Slice and enjoy with a shot of your favorite vodka!
Jan 15th, 12
Melted brie wrapped in puff pastry on a stick. With just a smudge of jam. Need I say more?
Full recipe and instructions coming soon.
Sep 20th, 11
First make bacon waffles
Second fry up some eggs in the bacon grease
Then make fried chicken patties…
We used leftover chopped up chicken
Mixed it with mayonnaise
Dipped it in flour
Fried it in the leftover bacon grease
Finally pile everything together with garnishes
Enjoy with a beer! For breakfast? Well, it was a binge day!
Sep 15th, 11
Last minute invite to a party, currently without a functioning oven, still needed to make a yummy dessert… wanted to make the Fresh Blueberry Pie, but couldn’t find blueberries at my local supermarket. So… no-bake cheesecake to the rescue! Stirred up the crust as instructed but added lemon zest, added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the filling and refrigerated for an hour. Mixed up some greek yogurt and honey to spread over the top, drizzled with a bit more honey and decorated with lemon slices! Fabulous last minute dessert!
Sep 9th, 11
Napoleon from the bakery! The filling was perfect, the topping was a little too sweet!
Sep 3rd, 11
Whipped up some pumpkin pancakes (if you don’t want to make them from scratch, TJ’s has a decent box mix) cooked them normally on the first side but before I flipped them, I sprinkled a fine layer of brown sugar over the dough. Once flipped, they cooked up nice and sticky! A perfectly indulgent Sunday morning breakfast!
Jun 17th, 11
4 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 pre-made crust, baked
Jun 6th, 11
FoodPornDaily.com is our drool-a-day website.
The cookbook is just as beautiful and where we got the following recipe…
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
¼ cup granulated sugar (or in our case Maple Sugar)
½ tsp. salt
1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 large egg, beaten
½ cup lukewarm water (105 – 110 degrees F)
1 packet active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
3 ¾ cups flour, plus extra- as needed
4 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
Jun 3rd, 11
Yes, you read that right… if you’re even reading this. If you’re not still wiping the drool off your keyboard, here’s how easy these are to make:
Prepare brownie mix per the instructions on the back of the box
Pour just enough of the batter into the pan to cover the bottom
Shove as many oreos as you can, in a single layer, into the batter
Pour the rest of the batter over the oreos and smooth
Bake as instructed
Try to wait for the brownies to cool so you don’t burn yourself stuffing them in your mouth!
Apr 29th, 11
Yet again, Laurie has outdone herself. She whipped up a beautiful lemon berry trifle! The lemon curd she used in this recipe is quite simply to die for. You just want to keep eating it. And eating it. And eating it. Which is what we did!
1 vanilla bean cake (in a 10 in springform pan)
2/3 cup of raspberry preserves
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
2 cups of Lemon Curd
1/2 cup of sliced strawberries with 1 tsp of sugar
Apr 13th, 11
A bag of leftover bagels – chopped into little squares
leftover cinnamon bread – chopped into little squares
3 cups half & half (or whole milk or heavy cream)
Apr 11th, 11
The world’s most ridiculous conversation took place while I was making this…
Peter asks what I’m making.I say “bread pudding with the left over cubed bread.” He eyes the bacon I’m frying and asks “with bacon?” “Well, yeah, bacon makes everything better!” I reply. “Even dessert?” he asks skeptically. “Dessert??? This has bacon, cheese, spinach and sun-sried tomatoes. I didn’t know where was such a thing as sweet bread pudding” I reply. Pause. “I didn’t know there was such a thing as savory bread pudding!” LOL
1 loaf bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 (5-ounce) package spinach leaves
1 jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained well
1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
(we threw in a mixture of all the cheeses we had on hand… gruyere, parmesan and a bit of asiago too)
3 cups milk
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Apr 8th, 11
This is why we love Laurie so much… she brings the best strawberry shortcake ever! Ok… it’s not just the shortcake, but it helps! The recipe is from Martha Stewart!
Apr 6th, 11
Straight from the most recent Bon Appetit! We used Trader Joes out of the bag whole wheat dough… probably should have rolled it a bit thinner, but it’s so sticky!
1 13.8-ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 12-ounce bag cherry tomatoes, stemmed
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, coarsely crushed in plastic bag
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 4-ounce balls fresh mozzarella in water
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves plus small leaves for garnish
Mar 21st, 11
We got the inspiration for this cheesecake from the Killer Bars! Mmmm… so decadent!
Two packages of graham crackers
1 stick melted butter
8 ounces 70% chocolate
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large eggs
8 ounces butterscotch chips
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup salted macadamia nuts (for decorating)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (for decorating)
Mar 7th, 11
While we were in Kauai we overdosed on these Killer Bars that we would buy at Banana Joe’s almost everyday. Once we got back we made them for a baby shower. They’re actually made by Country Moon Rising Bakery, but we found a recipe that we used as a starting point on planetgreen.com.
1 stick butter
1 package of graham cracker crumbs (equals about 2 cups)
1.5 cups organic chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
15 oz sweetened condensed milk
Feb 28th, 11
We’ve been super obsessed with lemons recently, so Tami made up this fresh dessert! Top with strawberries and chocolate sauce for an uber-decedant treat! Cut back on the amount of lemon juice for a more subtle flavor!
2 (generous) cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick melted butter
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
16 ounces cream cheese
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon zest
6 tablespoons lemon juice
Feb 21st, 11
Laurie surprised us with this scrumptious dessert that she discovered on marthastewart.com. You can make the whole process easier by using a box mix and way more fun by using a creme brule torch to brown the meringue.
Feb 12th, 11
Surprise your sweetie this Valentines day weekend with the only way you can possibly make waffles better… with bacon! And brown sugar!
Adapted from joythebaker.com
10 slices of bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 grapeseed oil
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
(we made our own butter milk with 2 cups of milk and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar)
Feb 7th, 11
These intense brownies came from our desire to fuse two love affairs: chocolate and mint!
The first iteration of these brownies started with a single bar of Lindt Dark Chocolate Mint chopped up super fine and mixed into the batter. While that version was pretty good, it just wasn’t minty enough. This time we not only found normal Andes, we found a conveniently pre-chopped up bag of Andes, which saved some prep time. So with mint mixed in and turned into a frosting, we’re finally satisfied with these brownies!
It’s probably the only time you’ll see a box mix on our blog; but Ghirardelli’s are so phenomenal there’s really no reason to waste time making brownies from scratch!
Box mix of Ghirardelli brownies
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil, butter, coconut oil or your prefered oil
1 bag chopped Andes Mints (can generally be found in baking aisle with chocolate chips)
1 box of whole Andes Mints