Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and spicy cilantro hummus
As for the bread, I used tomato basil purchased from Panera but next time I want to make Smitten Kitchen's Light Wheat Bread.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This is my Dad at his happiest: being at an Iowa football game.
My tiny family will soon be vacationing in Detroit. They're all coming here to celebrate my quarter-life crisis, I mean birthday.
I've tried making strawberry shortcakes from a variety of recipes including one that makes the cakes entirely from scratch. The best and by far the easiest recipe, is the classic Betty Crocker® version that uses Bisquick®. It simply makes the perfect summer dessert.
|1||quart (4 cups) strawberries, sliced|
|2 1/3||cups Original Bisquick® mix|
|3||tablespoons butter or margarine, melted|
|1/2||cup whipping cream|
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|1.||Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside.|
|2.||In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar and the butter until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 6 spoonfuls.|
|3.||Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.|
|4.||Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.|
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Who knew quiche was a really simple and quick dish to make? Thanks to Laura, I loosely used a Julia Child recipe to make this amazing dinner.
5 to 6 large white mushrooms, sliced
3 Pieces of ham cut into cubes
5 to 6 pieces of broccoli
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups whipping cream ( I used skim milk)
An 8-inch partially-cooked pastry shell (I used Trader Joe's gourmet pie crust)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove of garlic crushed
1 pinch of pepper for seasoning
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Sautee mushrooms, broccoli, garlic, and ham together in a large frying pan.
3. Beat the eggs, milk and seasoning in a large mixing bowl to blend. Gradually stir in the broccoli, ham, and mushroom mixture. Check seasoning. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake in upper third of pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until puffed and browned.
Et voilà! A simple French dish ready to enjoy!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Two of my favorite artists have collided to create this beautiful photo session! Ryan McGinley photographed Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. for The New York Times. I love Ryan's work and I'm so happy to see the results of such an amazing subject.
Top Five Reasons to Love M.I.A.
1. Her fabulous lyrics including, "I fly like paper get high like planes"
2. Her nine months pregnant Grammy performance and the dress that went with it
3. Her guest appearances on Amanda Blank, Santogold, Rye Rye, and Kayne West tracks
4. Her amazing second grader in the 90's sense of style
5. Her way over the top album art that includes at least 40 different patterns and her own stencil drawings
M.I.A.'s new album will hit stores in July. Click here to read the NYT article and listen to a preview of her new album.