Thursday, September 3, 2015

854. Biscuits and Gravy

America, country of co-existing extremes, has a knack for culture-merging and creating hypes. The story of its biscuits and gravy is a rather touching one. Originally, it was created by mothers of poor families using cheap sausage and poured over the biscuits (something if a bread or savory cookie) to feed their families with some vague semblance of meat as meat was unaffordable.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

853. Cheesy Garlic Loaf

A four ingredient loaf of bread is whipped up and baked in an hour or less, and if then stuffed in a flavorsome cheesy garlic concoction to make an excellent home made garlic bread loaf.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

852. Whole Wheat Bread Loaf

I have struggled a fair bit in the bread making department and truly believed my success is limited to a decent loaf of 5 minute artisan bread (a nifty base recipe with endless varieties including amazing stecca, focaccia, and pull apart). This is the recipe that changed my bread making universe. The fact that it's wholewheat makes it all the more tasty!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

851. Banoffee Pie

Although my banoffee pudding is famous and highly requested among friends and family, it is a spin off the classic Banoffee Pie. This is the banoffee pie! Layers of biscuit crust, dense dulce de leche, slices of fresh banana, and a fluffy topping of freshly whipped cream.

Monday, August 24, 2015

850. Red Velvet Cheesecake

I keep claiming that Red Velvet is nothing more than a dyed weak chocolate cake yet I keep finding myself making variations of it! What can I say? People love it. After the brownies, brownie cake, and cupcakes, comes today's red velvet cheesecake.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

849. Chicken Mushroom Tepsi

The secret of the flavor, she told me, lies in using both cooking cream as well as whipping cream.
A light dish, this is not. But the coziness, deliciousness, and flavor makes up for it. This is a recipe invented and given to me by a dear sister and friend. It's something of a chicken pie, with an kinship to hachis parmentier and cottage pie.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

848. Citrus Scrub (Non Edible)

Citrus are widely used for their health benefits both through consumption and exterior skin application.
The essential oils in the zest of citrus are invigorating and energizing, and are the main feature of this scrub.

Friday, August 21, 2015

847. Broccoli Mushroom Pasta Bake

I seem to prefer baked pasta dishes to stove top ones. My baked mac and cheese is pretty phenomenal, although my stove top shrimp broccoli fettuccine is also hard to beat. This pasta bake incorporates broccoli and mushroom and whole wheat torsade or fusilli pasta.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

846. Melon Mozarella Viande Sechee Salad

Remember the melon wrapped in viande sechée I made a while back? Well this salad is a more formal form of that rustic version and is just as easy to make and presents much better.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

845. Grilled Mortadella Cheese Pita

Grilled sandwiches seem to be a multi-cultural favorite knowing no borders nor continent.
From the Mexican, to the British, Italian, American, and beyond. Today's is the Arab version (one of many), using the famous Lebanese pita bread.