Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TWD: Wish I could

I wish I could have participated in this week's lovely recipe...however, I am down and out - sick and no a/c, which is something that you don't want to happen in the South. Hopefully I will be better next week and have AC and will be able to be in the kitchen for more than two minutes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

So I was making pecan tarts last week for an office party and the recipe said to use a tart tamper or use your fingers to press the dough into the mini-muffin pan. Well, I didn't want to go buy yet another kitchen gadget that would only be used once in a while so I got creative.....

I just wrapped some plastic wrap on the top of this corn syrup bottle and away I went....it worked pretty good for my silicone pan, but was too wide to really do a good job on the aluminum pan. I loved the individual tarts....if I start making more it could well be worth the $3-13 dollars to buy a tart tamper......I will put it on my wish list.

For more Kitchen Tips go here to Tammy's Blog.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Pudding

I know that this post for Tuesday's With Dorie is a day late, but when I went to get on the computer last night, I couldn't access my blog for some reason....I have no idea why.

Well -- anyhoo, this weeks choice of Chocolate Pudding comes from Melissa of It's Melissa's Kitchen. I thought this was going to be a pretty easy recipe....and truthfully it is, as long as you don't have kids around talking to you and distracting you. I started to add the milk mixture to the egg mixture before realizing that I still hadn't added the flour and cocoa to the eggs.....then when I put it on the stove to cook....it was very foamy and it thickened slightly. I took it off the burner when it started to bubble, however I am thinking that I should have lower the tempurature to get it to thicken more. When I got my husband to photograph it last night his first comment was "I don't think it turned out right". Gee thanks, especially since I had already said that I thought it didn't turn out. No need to put in his two cents...lord love him.

It is still in the fridge, if it is thick enough we will have some for dessert for tonight.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

TWD: Double Crusted Blueberry Pie

Thanks to Amy of South in Your Mouth for picking this week's recipe -- Double Crusted Blueberry Pie. This was an extremely easy pie to make. The hardest part was the baking time. I baked it late last night and we will be having it for dessert later tonight. I am a bit skeptical because although I love blueberry muffins and bagels, I don't care for the fruit in of itself....so we shall see. But by far an excellent recipe and it would be definitely something out of the ordinary to serve or bring to a potluck.

Well for some reason it won't let me post a picture. Right now all I have is a picture of the beautiful baked pie. I will try again later tonight to post along with a picture of us digging in.
Oh, my goodness, I love this pie. I really didn't think I would. The berries kind-of jelled together and it tasted great. I made a little whipped cream to go on top of the second slice and it was good. But since then I have been taking a slice into work for lunch and somehow end up eating it as a Mid-morning snack. Yum! I will definitely be making this often.