Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Step 3
Stir in salt, pepper and other dry seasonings as you cook the rice. Try garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, parsley, basil, dill, seasoning salt or lemon pepper. Start with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of each spice so you don’t overwhelm the rice dish.

—-Yes, yes indeed!

http://www.livestrong.com/article/466793-how-can-i-spice-up-plain-rice/#ixzz2TPJTlFiF
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Coffee in a Crockpot

As seen on Lifehacker, here is a creative use of the crockpot, make your iced coffee in bulk!

Friday, January 25, 2013 Thursday, December 6, 2012
gocookyourself:

Go Cook Yourself presents… 32 Things To Do With A Bagel
Like Paul Giamatti, bagels are doughy, versatile and very, very tasty. Here are thirty-two things you can do with one…

gocookyourself:

Go Cook Yourself presents… 32 Things To Do With A Bagel

Like Paul Giamatti, bagels are doughy, versatile and very, very tasty. Here are thirty-two things you can do with one

Ghee & Gizzards

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Today I learned that there is a right way to cook gizzards. In the quest to find foods suitable for a 1 year old from Allergyville, we move on to Ghee and Gizzards.  Now ghee I get.  Use it like butter, see if you need to stab baby with Epi pen, but the gizzards are a different story.

I thought since they were chicken, you just cook them like chicken.  

ADD oil
ADD salt & pepper
FRY

Not so.  Turns out you are supposed to clean them.  I’m skipping that step for two reasons.  One, they came from Whole Foods and I don’t pay exorbitant prices to have to clean my food and Two, I will use my favorite piece of cooking advice, which is:

Anything that can survive being boiled or baked deserves to kill me.

So, we moved onto grilling, but I skipped boiling, who knew?  Turns out you should boil them for 15 min to:

a: make them tender
b: cook the insides
c: kill the nasty chicken bacteria
d: all of the above 

So, I am now trying them boiled and then will re-fire.  I discovered my mistake when I ate one and it was tough and the center was pink.  We’ll toss in some flour and hopefully the scotch kills whatever was in the pink.

CLEAN gizzards
BOIL 15 min
SHAKE in bag with flour, salt, pepper
FRY UP in Ghee
EAT in Glee 

(Source: soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Unbelievable what people have time to figure out.  I thought we had a debt crisis, but rather than apply brain cycles to figuring it out it is comforting to note that we can at least make decent cakes.

Unbelievable what people have time to figure out.  I thought we had a debt crisis, but rather than apply brain cycles to figuring it out it is comforting to note that we can at least make decent cakes.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The wife did some “real” pickling this weekend to rescue some of our CSA crop of cucumbers.  That said, this looks just as easy and you can eat it within 2 hours.

Monday, June 25, 2012