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Cooking more meals at home has long been a goal of mine. Reasons why I’ve yet to achieve it include tiredness, laziness, my proximity to a Chipotle and dishes, my great disdain of dishes. Whenever I cook, it seems I can’t help but make a big mess of things. Pots, pans, plates everywhere. Slowly but surely, I’m beginning to learn that one-pot or one-pan dishes are my friends. Here are some great ones from around the blogosphere.
1. The Salty Tomato’s Cowboy Breakfast Eggs & Hash is a beautiful skillet mixture of sweet potatoes, spices, onions and runny farm fresh eggs. Please run away with me.
2. The One-Pot Pasta on Damn Delicious epitomizes all that is good and virtuous of delicious low-maintenance one-pot cooking.
3. Dough balls and cheese dip all in one hot pan. Nicky of Kitchen Sanctuary gets me, she really does.
4. As you may know, I’ll eat enchilada-style anything, especially this One-Pan Enchilada Pasta by No. 2 Pencil. I mean, how could I not? Look at those olives and that cheese.
5. Let’s not forget about dessert. How about this Maple Oatmeal Raisin Skillet Cookie by Baker Bettie? Yes, I think that will do just fine.
That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip to my fellow food bloggers. Nicely done, ladies! Thanks for the great, low-maintenance recipes!
Posting a little bit late once again, because it seems I can’t even keep up with a shortened workweek, but enough about that nonsense. If you have any last-minute July 4th food needs, check out these patriotic ideas from around the blogosphere.
1. My dear Kasia, proudly Polish, shared her grandmother’s recipe for Sernik na Zimno (aka Cold Cheesecake) a few days ago, and it was so pretty and red, white and blue that I knew I had to share it. It’s of the halfway homemade variety since it uses store-bought angel food cake, and best of all, requires no baking. I also love how it pays tribute to both her Polish and American sides.
2. I went through this shortlived cake pop phase a few years ago, because the process of dipping always-dropping cake balls wasn’t always fun for me. Miss Candiquik’s Stars & Stripes Cake Batter Spoons look much more straight forward, much more patriotic, too.
3. Luckily, this 4th of July won’t be one of the more sweltering ones. Still, I can see myself wanting to keep cool with Katrina Kitchen’s all-American Triple Berry Frozen Smoothies.
4. I’m smitten with Spicy Southern Kitchen’s great idea for 4th of July Fruit Kabobs. I’m not sure why I’m so impressed with them, because the melon and mozarella combo isn’t anything new, but something about the blueberries and watermelon make these extra lovely for me.
5. And lastly, chocolate-dipped strawberries are nothing new, but I love the festive presentation of Life Tastes Like Food’s red, white and blue version.
Thanks for the great ideas, ladies! May your 4th be obnoxiously tri-colored.
1. Currywurst, a delicacy described in my Berlin food guide, was good, but not my favorite. Something felt like it was missing. After seeing Masala Herb’s Spaghetti with Currywurst Sauce, I now know that that something is spaghetti.
2. I’m now a huge fan of Apple Strudel, not that I wasn’t before, but I like it so much now that I really want to make some of my own at home. Most of the recipes I’ve found look a bit intimidating, but this one from Kitchen Nostalgia with its storebought phyllo dough looks right up my alley.
3. I’m a huge fan of sauerkraut and love the original just as it is, but even I can see the appeal to brussels sprouts sauerkraut, and will be giving Jan’s Sushi Bar’s cleverly named Sprout Kraut a try.
4. Tastespotting’s Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Pretzel Grilled Cheese is all of my favorite German foods rolled into one genius dish.
5. After devouring a full serving of Shake Shack cheese fries last night (man, did I miss them), I told myself I had to lay off the potatoes for a while. And then, I stumbled upon Five Heart Home’s German Potato Salad and all of that went out the window.
That’ll do it for this week’s recipe inspiration. Thanks, ladies!
Whenever I travel, the thing that I always miss most is Mexican food. Unless of course I’m in Mexico, but I’ve only ever been the one time. For whatever reason, the cuisine of our neighbors to the south just doesn’t translate as well anywhere else. We Americans are lucky. Already, Brian has been given clear and binding instructions to take me to the nearest Chipotle after he picks me up from the airport. Of course, Chipotle isn’t exactly authentic, and neither are these five Mexican-themed standouts from fellow food bloggers, but let’s not kid ourselves. They look incredible.
1. Brunch Time Baker’s Tater Tot Enchilada Bake. Words cannot express my excitement for this.
2. Or these adorable Tres Leches Cupcakes by The Kitchen McCabe.
3. Who doesn’t love 7-layer dip? Hopefully, no one. It was only a matter of time before a very bright someone (in this case, The Baker Mama), cut out the dipping and put the contents straight inside taco shells. Introducing: 7-Layer Tacos.
4. I love all hot sauces, but I especially love Cholula. It’s thicker and tastier than Tabasco, and I’m always rooting for the underdog, so you can imagine my excitement when I found this recipe for Baked Cholula Kitchen. Chew Town pays some major Cholula homage. Way to go.
5. Not only do I miss Mexican food, but I miss my usual breakfast fare. Don’t get me wrong, these European hotel breakfast buffets have been great, but I miss typical U.S. brunch foods. Chew Out Loud’s Enchilada Breakfast Casserole should help me with both my breakfast and Mexican cravings.
That’ll do it for this week’s recipe inspiration. T-minus two days until I’m back in the United States, where good Mexican is in abundance and me trying out these recipes for myself isn’t far off.
This week’s Recipe Reciprocity is all about cupcakes for all-important Father’s Day. This Sunday will be the farthest I’ve ever been from my dad, but also the most appreciative. I’m incredibly lucky to have that amazing man for a father, and a transatlantic phone call will be very much in order. He won’t be getting any baked goods from me this year, but believe you me, I’m making a mental note to whip some of these up next time around.
1. All dads love golf. I’m convinced it’s in their DNAs. It’s that or they just like the excuse to get away from the wife and kids. Either way, Easybaked‘s Hole-in-one Cupcakes stuffed with my favorite Lindt white chocolate truffles are the best and smartest rendition of golf cupcakes I’ve seen, and dad is sure to love them.
2. Not to brag or anything, but my dad’s grilling skills are known far and wide in the Colorado Chinese community. Life’s a Batch’s adorable Hot-off-the-Grill Cupcakes with their mini Hot Tamale hot dogs would make for quite the tribute.
3. And you can’t have hot dogs without hamburgers. Short Bread’s Hamburger Cupcakes are the answer.
4. My dad’s favorite dessert is crême brûlée and I have a feeling he’d love Cooking Classy’s Crême Brûlée Cupcakes. Since I’ll be missing Father’s Day and can’t wait until next year, I might try to make these in November for his birthday.
5. And finally, there’s nothing more man or father-appropriate than Beer Cupcakes, and The Seaside Baker’s got just the recipe.
That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip to my fellow food bloggers. Consider this your friendly reminder to mail that card for your dad.
Now that Memorial Day is in the rearview mirror, it’s time we start thinking about popsicles and ice cream. Hooray! Frozen treats are what make summer summer, and I cannot wait to start making some of my own. Unfortunately, my current work and travel schedule is putting a damper on my ability to get my churn on, so in the meantime, I’m taking note of these great recipes from my fellow food bloggers.
1. I love rice pudding, I love pudding pops, and Emily of Food and Cook has a great recipe for Rice Pudding Pops that I can’t wait to try the next time the mood for both sweets strikes.
2. One of the best things I ever purchased for myself was my ice cream maker attachment. You know you’ve given up on your appearance when you start hoarding kitchen appliances instead of clothes. Sorry, Brian. Hopefully, he’ll stay content as long as I keep making delicious desserts like Shutterbean’s Strawberry & Coconut Ice Cream.
3. The Little Epicurean’s Chocolate-Dipped Avocado Popsicles. I’m intrigued and salivating.
4. Also salivating at Cookbooks365’s Yogurt-Peach Ice Pops. What’s better is that they’re made with better-for-you yogurt, which obviously means you can eat not one, but two, maybe even three.
5. And this crazy easy Watermelon Popsicle idea by The Hot Plate Community is pure genius. I can’t wait to give it a try.
That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip. Thanks, ladies! Stay cool.