Saturday, August 6, 2011

For those with a Sweet Tooth

So lately I have been able to make desserts, pretty much some of my favorite things to make. So much creativity can be put into one dish. Below are a few of the desserts I made recently:

Lemon-Lime Mousse: Served these at a dinner party where the main dish was Chinese. We wanted something a bit lighter and citrus-y. I spooned the mousse into wine glasses and added a lime wedge for garnish. Looked (and tasted) very tasty!

Blackberry Cobbler: After heading out for a dinner some people came round for tea and this cobbler for dessert. Served warm with vanilla ice cream it made quite a treat!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

For the Love of Food

If I could I would spend my entire days cooking and baking. Except on really nice days, where I would go hiking to burn off all the food I just digested. I have been sniffing around the internet and I found some tasty recipes. Just wanted to share!

Paula Deen's Salsa: So in the UK (where I am right now) they are not too keen on chunky salsa. As I was perusing the aisles of Tesco's, all I saw were the more soupy tomato salsas. So I decided to find a decent salsa recipe and go from there. Now from the base I added the juice from a lime and lotsa cilantro(coriander). I do not understand how Paula does not add cilantro to be honest- it makes or breaks a salsa. I liked the suggestions though, especially the mango :)

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa: This sounds perfect to have with my salsa. It is actually cooking right now in the flat and it smells heavenly (roll on 7pm!). I already made a slight mistake as I bought the wrong cut of beef and it didn't shred very well. So, I simply cut the beef into strips (a la fajita style) and continued on with the recipe.

Baked French Toast Casserole: One thing Paula Deen is great for is having recipes that are sinfully delicious. This is no exception. I think this recipe would be great for a Sunday morning with friends, paired with a big glass of OJ. Then maybe a 10 mile run.

Don't forget August 10 is National (US) Smore's Day!