Entries from What I Really Think tagged with 'cooking'

Pasta with Sausage and Swiss Chard

This is my own creation. Although, really it's based on the broccoli raab and sausage dish you see in lots of places. I make that too but we've had an abundance of Swiss Chard from our CSA this year, so...

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

Yes, I promised recipes and here's another (from March again). It's in the Weight Watchers Slow Cook It book and it's pretty darn good (and easy). Classic Chicken Noodle Soup 2 (1/2 pound) bone in chicken breasts, skinned 1 onion,...

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Back to making ice cream. This time, toasted coconut. Again, from the Perfect Scoop. Okay - the recipe... 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 2.5 cups whole milk (original recipe called for 1 cup whole milk) 1/2 cup heavy cream (original...

Sunday Slow Sides - Week 2 Avocados

A few weeks ago we started doing a Sunday Slow Sides cooking group, focusing on ingredients from the summer's bounty. I've actually been making most of the recipes, just not posting. So I'll be catching up over the next few...

Sunday Slow Suppers: Smoked Paprika Chicken

I know I've been a bad Slow cook lately, but along with a bunch of other New Years resolutions (post to come shortly), I'm recommitting to participating in this weekly ritual. So now we're doing suppers and focusing in...

Sunday Small Bites: Artichoke

Finally made last Sunday's slow bite. This is one of my favorite dips. Tonight I made it with low fat mayonnaise and Chris couldn't tell, so that's good. It's incredibly easy too. Artichoke Dip 1 cup mozzarella cheese -- cut...

Sunday Small Bites - Mushroom

Okay, I'm a little late, but at least I did it. This week we had to make something with mushrooms. At first I thought I'd do some sort of strudel-type dish with phyllo dough and a mushroom cheese insert (I...

Sunday Small Bites - Pumpkin

Those SlowTrav cooks have been working on these small bites based upon different ingredients for weeks now. I had intended to participate from the beginning but well, you know what they say about the road to hell... Anyway, last week's...

Sunday Salad Samplers #7 - Roasted Corn & Wild Rice Salad

Deborah, of Old Shoes New Trip provided this week's recipe. It sounded like a great side salad to our barbecue dinner last night (gaucho steak sandwiches) so I made it yesterday evening, not realizing the flavors were supposed to blend...

Sunday Salad Samplers #4 - Thai Chicken Salad

In my effort to continue playing catch up with the salad samplers, for dinner Monday night, I made Jerry's, Thai Chicken Salad. Both Chris and I enjoyed it though Becky wasn't 100% thrilled. I'd make it again though. I've got...

SSS: Foraging the City Salad & Weight Watcher Vinaigrette

Well, the folks from the Slow Travel Talk Food Forum are back at it again. This time though, to go along with the spring/summer heat, we're doing salads! So welcome to the first edition of the Sunday Salad Samplers. Today's...

Garlic Lover's Shrimp

Still cooking and still doing quick and easy meals, so for the last Friday of Lent (aka Good Friday), I returned to cooking light and found this shrimp recipe. It couldn't have been easier, with some chilled white wine, roasted...

Matzoh Crunch

This has been a big deal on the Slow Travel Talk Food forum for a while now but I've never made it... until now. Since Becky is keeping kosher for Passover (which is another story), I wanted to get some...

Chile-Spiced Tenderloin Steaks

Tons of beer left in the fridge from last weekend, a beautiful day and a major craving for red meat, sent us out to the grill last night for some Chile-Spiced Tenderloin Steaks. We went back to Cooking Light, looking...

Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe, Caramelized Garlic, and Parmesan

As life returns to "normal" I've started to cook again. Though, with the expectation that I'll be tired by the end of the day, I'm selecting recipes that are labeled either quick and easy or under 30 minutes. Last night,...

Grilled Gaucho Steak with Blue Cheese and Pita

Chris found this recipe recently, in the copy of At Home with Michael Chiarello that he bought me a few years ago. We've made it twice and when he gets home from taking Becky to her first Semi-Formal (well, not...

SSB5 - Lemony Semolina Biscuits (aka Biscotti di Limone e Semolino)

Jerry picked Biscotti di Limone e Semolino for this week's challenge Sunday Slow Baker's Challenge, initiated by Krista. I'm cheating this week, since I made them before, when I first got the book, Dolce Italiano, you can check out my...

Tilapia with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce & O'Reilly's

A few weeks ago, Jerry, posted a recipe for Tilapia with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce that he originally got from Cooking Light. It looked so good, I knew I wanted to make it but always having the hardest time finding...

Fala Cookies

On New Year's Eve day, Chris, Becky and I went to New Hope PA in search of some gloriously spicy pretzels (unfortunately, Suzie Hot Sauce was closed) but still ended up having a great time walking around the town,...

Updated Bistro Salad - Mix It Match It - Weight Watchers

Last week I received a $5 off coupon to Weight Watchers new book, Mix it, Match it, so I bought it. Each page is divided into three, so you can make "x" many permutations of daily menus by selecting one...

101 Ways to Cook Zucchini

Okay one more before we head out to a wedding. I made this a couple of years ago and thought I'd resurrect it now. It's still in the oven, so I can't comment on this year's endeavor but if memory...

CSA Action

Man, that being on the out of control merry-go-round sensation is not abating these days. Hopefully, next weekend, after Becky's play, our century ride, and my family reunion, things will calm down some. But in the interim, I've been inundated...