Erin cooks!

Pictures and links to the new recipes I'm trying

Apr 13
(via Heavenly Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal — Oh She Glows)
Nice healthy and hearty oatmeal. I added a little extra salt and went light on the maple syrup. Would make again for a brunch.

(via Heavenly Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal — Oh She Glows)
Nice healthy and hearty oatmeal. I added a little extra salt and went light on the maple syrup. Would make again for a brunch.


Mar 29
(via Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze, Recipe from Everyday Food, April 2011)

This was delicious!!!! Excited for the leftovers.

(via Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze, Recipe from Everyday Food, April 2011)

This was delicious!!!! Excited for the leftovers.


Feb 17
I used Will’s Valentine’s day present of a Wonderbag. The lamb was super tasty. I made 3lbs of lamb and 4 of us demolished it. Next time I’d add a little more salt.

I used Will’s Valentine’s day present of a Wonderbag. The lamb was super tasty. I made 3lbs of lamb and 4 of us demolished it. Next time I’d add a little more salt.


Feb 16
(via Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles | Post Punk Kitchen | Vegan Baking & Vegan Cooking)

These were pretty good. My normal waffles take about 4 minutes but these needed 4.5-5 minutes.

(via Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles | Post Punk Kitchen | Vegan Baking & Vegan Cooking)

These were pretty good. My normal waffles take about 4 minutes but these needed 4.5-5 minutes.


Jan 27
(via Broccoli Slaw with Cranberry Orange Dressing Recipe | Simply Recipes)

Next time I’ll use less zest because it made it bitter. I used the broccoli slaw that comes at Trader joes and this was a super easy and tasty salad!

(via Broccoli Slaw with Cranberry Orange Dressing Recipe | Simply Recipes)

Next time I’ll use less zest because it made it bitter. I used the broccoli slaw that comes at Trader joes and this was a super easy and tasty salad!


(via Baked Fried Brown Rice Recipe (Yes, baked fried rice!))

Instead of leftover rice I used 3 parts riced cauliflower and 1 part quinoa. It was great! Tasted like a grain side dish, but was mostly veggies.

(via Baked Fried Brown Rice Recipe (Yes, baked fried rice!))

Instead of leftover rice I used 3 parts riced cauliflower and 1 part quinoa. It was great! Tasted like a grain side dish, but was mostly veggies.


Jan 12
(via Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes | Food Republic)
This was great! I followed the recipe for the pineapples and then just made normal pancake batter but used pineapple juice with the milk. Will definitely make again!

(via Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes | Food Republic)

This was great! I followed the recipe for the pineapples and then just made normal pancake batter but used pineapple juice with the milk. Will definitely make again!


Dec 12
(via Lamb Tagine with Prunes, Apricots, and Vegetables Recipe | Yummly)
I liked the flavor of this but the meat ended up really tough. I loved how the veggies turned out. I liked the prunes a lot more than the apricots. I used wine instead of water. 

(via Lamb Tagine with Prunes, Apricots, and Vegetables Recipe | Yummly)

I liked the flavor of this but the meat ended up really tough. I loved how the veggies turned out. I liked the prunes a lot more than the apricots. I used wine instead of water. 


Dec 11

This year I made Chai sugar cookies for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. This was my second time participating and the fun of getting cooking in the mail was fantastic.  (Last year I made Caramel stuffed Apple Cider cookies.)

I based this recipe off of the Chai Spiced Suagar Cookies from My Baking Addiction.

Chai Sugar Cookies (makes 2 dozen)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon baking soda
1/2  teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cups brown sugar
1/3 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 cups butter (softened)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Directions

1) Preheat oven 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat (I used silpat)

2) Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder salt together and set aside

3) Combine sugars, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice, black pepper, cloves. (set aside 1/3 cup of sugar mixture for rolling the cookies later)

4) In mixer beat butter and sugar mixture until light and fluffy

5) Add egg and vanilla and mix until incoproated

6) Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until just combined

7) Form small balls with spoons and roll them in the sugar mixture that was set aside. Place balls on baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart

8) Bake for 8-10 minutes


Dec 6
(via Pineapple Fried Quinoa - In Sonnet’s Kitchen)
I used about twice as many veggies and it was really good. I thought it needed a little extra flavor (since I couldnt find my dried chili pepper flakes) so I added a little curry powder and Salt and Pepper. We served it on a bed of arugula.

(via Pineapple Fried Quinoa - In Sonnet’s Kitchen)

I used about twice as many veggies and it was really good. I thought it needed a little extra flavor (since I couldnt find my dried chili pepper flakes) so I added a little curry powder and Salt and Pepper. We served it on a bed of arugula.


(via Sesame Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” – Cupcakes & Kale Chips — Cupcakes & Kale Chips)
Christa send me this recipe and it was great. I think next time I’d use a cornmeal batter instead of flour though just for extra crispiness. Per Christa’s recommendation you need extra batter and less sauce than the recipe calls for. 

(via Sesame Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” – Cupcakes & Kale Chips — Cupcakes & Kale Chips)

Christa send me this recipe and it was great. I think next time I’d use a cornmeal batter instead of flour though just for extra crispiness. Per Christa’s recommendation you need extra batter and less sauce than the recipe calls for. 


(via Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pies | Skinnytaste)
I was skeptical but these were fantastic! We skipped the meringue and used whip cream in a can instead. Will definitely be making these again. Love that it was sweetened with a banana instead of a lot of sugar.

(via Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pies | Skinnytaste)

I was skeptical but these were fantastic! We skipped the meringue and used whip cream in a can instead. Will definitely be making these again. Love that it was sweetened with a banana instead of a lot of sugar.


Latke Crusted Stuffing Fritters with liquid cranberry core. from Serious Eats. (My picture on top, theirs on bottom)

Will and I made these for our “non-traditional, just the two of us in New Zealand Thanksgiving on Friday because it’s Thursday in the US” celebration. 

Some things we learned:

  • We made the cranberry balls a little big and so then every layer after that was bigger. Next time I think we’d start smaller
  • Probably because of how big they were they took a long time to fry and then were kind of overdone on the outside. So for our next round, we baked the frozen stuffing balls (pre latke layer) and then once they were solid we added the potatoes and fried them just for a couple minutes.  I liked these much better
  • We made a sauce with creme fraiche, greek yogurt and cranberry sauce and it was nice to dip these in. I bet with smaller ones we wouldn’t need sauce and the cranberry in the middle would be plenty. 
  • We needed way less stuffing and way more latke fixings. 

Nov 27
(via On The Origins of The “Best Chocolate Mint Cookies” (I still don’t really know). - Something Edible)
These were fantastic!! A huge hit with everyone who tried them. They don’t sell andes mints that I could find, so we bought mint flavored chocolate bars and it worked fine. 

(via On The Origins of The “Best Chocolate Mint Cookies” (I still don’t really know). - Something Edible)

These were fantastic!! A huge hit with everyone who tried them. They don’t sell andes mints that I could find, so we bought mint flavored chocolate bars and it worked fine. 


Nov 26
(via Bacon Jam Recipe - CHOW)
On Tuesday we made bacon jam and on Tuesday we made egg sandwiches!  We used A Cup of Jo’s recipe for the eggs (Filled them with cheese, onion, and mushrooms) and Cook’s Illustrated recipe for Fluffy Biscuits. Added a little arugula and they were fantastic!

(via Bacon Jam Recipe - CHOW)

On Tuesday we made bacon jam and on Tuesday we made egg sandwiches!  We used A Cup of Jo’s recipe for the eggs (Filled them with cheese, onion, and mushrooms) and Cook’s Illustrated recipe for Fluffy Biscuits. Added a little arugula and they were fantastic!


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