49 posts categorized "Cream"

Choriqueso

In Cheddar, Cheese, Chili, Cilantro, Cream, Hors d'oeuvres, Recipe, Sausage, Snacks
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There are as many variations on this queso dip as there are sports bars here in the States, and though I am late posting recipes to enjoy during this year's football season due to my inability to watch the Patriots SUCK in early season play; now that they have gotten their act together and are REALLY playing football I thought it high time to share this awesome game day treat.

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Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream

In Cookbooks, Cream, Dessert, Frozen Treats, Fruit, Ice Cream, Milk, Recipe, Sauces / Condiments, Snacks, Vanilla
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Forget the bowl, dig right into the tub and don't stop until it's all gone!

 

Not yet wanting to let go of summer I'm running around like a mad man consuming all the fresh corn and fruits I can get my hands on these days.  Even though the morning air has a bit of a chill this time of year, afternoons are still nice and warm and we've had such a nice stretch of cloud free days that I recently had a craving for one more batch of a fruit infused ice cream.

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Scallops with Parsnip Puree a la Sorella

In Charcuterie, Chefs, Cookbooks, Cream, EVOO, Fish and Seafood, Main Course, Parsnip, Proscuitto, Recipe, Scallops
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Sex sells.

I know, sort of an odd way to start a food blog post, but there....I've said it.

More specifically, "sexy" is what sold me on my latest cookbook acquisition (I know I didn't NEED another cookbook....don't judge me!).  It took all of two minutes spent flipping through the pages of Sorella: Recipes, cocktails & true stories from our New York restaurant while I was waiting to check out of Williams-Sonoma the other day for sexy to work it's magic on me, and buy the book I did.

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Brownie and Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Sandwiches

In Chefs, Chocolate, Cookbooks, Cookies - Bars, Cream, Dessert, Frozen Treats, Ice Cream, Recipe, Sauces / Condiments
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These little darlings were inspired by a post I saw on Deb Perelman's awesome blog, Smitten Kitchen.  The technique I employed is basically the same as hers, but I added a few extra steps by making my own ice cream, then not able to leave well enough alone, a batch of pressure cooker dulce de leche to kick these babies into the stratosphere.

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Burnt Caramel Pudding

In Cookbooks, Cream, Dessert, Eggs, Pudding, Recipe, Vanilla
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I can't believe I'm about to say this, but there is just too much good food in the world.

Every day I seem to add to my list of recipes to try - some pulled from magazines, others clipped from favorite websites.  There are some recipes that I've had in my "to cook" queue for years now and I am starting to wonder "will I ever get to them?"  

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Treacle Tart

In Butter, Cream, Dessert, Pies, Tarts, Crisps , Recipe
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How many of you out there watch the PBS - Masterpiece show Downton Abbey?

Anyone?

Anyone?

Bueller.....Bueller?

Well, for those of you who do and would like to whip up a little "period appropriate" treat to enjoy when watching the show, then this Treacle Tart is for you.  Quintessentially British, and with a pedigree that goes WAY back, this is exactly the kind of dessert that the Crawley's would have eaten after an exhausting day spent lounging about the castle.  

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Creamed Spinach

In Cheese, Chili, Cream, Garlic, Greens, Parmesan, Recipe, Side Dish, Spinach
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This is one of those classic "steak house" dishes that I could never pass up when dining out and enjoying a well-marbled Rib Eye, but never thought to make at home.  Not sure why, as it's really a pretty simple dish to make but up until very recently creamed spinach was only a restaurant treat for me.

It could be because the word "cream" relegated the dish to special occasion status in my mind, or perhaps it's "old school" reputation left me searching for a more modern twist like this Creamed Kale dish I came up with a while back.  Whatever the reason, I'm so glad I finally came around to trying this dish because you know what....it's a classic for a reason.

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Gingerbread Steel Cut Oatmeal

In Breakfast / Brunch, Cinnamon, Cream, Ginger, Nuts, Oatmeal, Oats, Raisins, Recipe
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How lucky am I today that I can tuck into a hot bowl of this amazing oatmeal while I gaze out my window at the SECOND blizzard we've had already this season.  School was preemptively cancelled yesterday, so I knew I'd have some late-rising hungry mouths to feed today and planned ahead by getting a batch of this oatmeal prepped last night for an easy finish this morning.

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Gravel Road Ice Cream

In Almond, Cookbooks, Cream, Dessert, Frozen Treats, Ice Cream, Milk, Nuts, Recipe
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Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you've all enjoyed a festive, peaceful and wildly indulgent holiday season.  For those of you who are waking up today with an eye toward acting on the New Year's resolutions you proclaimed last night in a drunken stupor, hold your horses.  You're gonna want to make AND eat a batch of this amazing ice cream before you head down to your local gym to re-activate your membership.

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The Best Eggnog

In Cream, Drinks, Eggs, Milk, Recipe
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As I prepare to pack my bags for some holiday travel I thought I'd toss this quick post together, one last little culinary sharing before Christmas.  For all of you out there who have never made your own eggnog, and gag when served the artificially sweetened and thickened sludge bought pre-made at the market, you are in for a treat.  One sip of this magical elixir and you'll feel like Ebenezer Scrooge quaffing the "milk of human kindness" in the musical version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" starring Albert Finney.

This is not a drink for the faint of heart, what with a dozen eggs, copious amounts of whole milk and cream, a couple cups of sugar, and over 6 cups of booze.....but hey, if you want to get giddy like old Uncle Ebenezer, you gotta take some health risks!

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