Follow up

 Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Looks good, tasted good...probably not worth all the calories, that's my verdict. If it is possible for something to be too cheesy, this possibly was. It was too spicy for Lochlan, but Andrew loved it. I did not end up making the cake as we had made sugar cookies and just had too much food.

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Valentines Menu

 Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I do like to go out for dinner, but I also liketo stay in for special dinners and try arecipe I wouldn't usually try. This year the menu is going to sound funny, but I have been wanting to try this recipe and have been waiting because it takes a LOT of cheese making it expensive and hard on the waist line. I find a lot of recipes from American chefs are expensive because in the states cheese, meat and alcohol are much cheeper than Canada. For example this recipe takes a total of one and half lb of cheese, making it about $15 alone on cheese.
Anyways I am making Spicy Macaroni and Cheese by Chef Sunny Anderson, which I saw her make on " The Thing I ever Made-Comfort Food".
The recipe also take whip cream and half and half, I am sure there are a lot of substitutions you could make, but as it is Valentines day I am sticking to the list. The total cost for the recipe is probably about $20-25 which isn't bad as it will feed 3 of us plus leftovers (maybe?) so still cheeper than eating out.

For Desert we are having Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which is something I love, but have never made. I got the:)

Funny to make Macaroni for Valentines day, but its what both my boys love and I think it will be tasty. I should post a review and photo tomorrow.

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Ginger Tip

 Friday, January 20, 2012

One of my favorite tools in my kitchen is my microplaner. It is good for garlic, cheese, nutmeg, and lemon, to name a few. Recently I was watching Chef at Home, with Chef Michael Smith and he offered a tip which I tried and LOVE and that is to freeze fresh ginger root and then grate it for use. This is brilliant, so I wanted to share. Perfect for tea, sauces and of course gingerbread. No stringy bits or chunks, no need to peel it or anything, just freeze and grate. One thing I would note is if you are adding it to baking, I would add it to the wet ingredients rather than the dry.

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