P is for Pancakes | Munchies

22 06 2011

I woke up this morning with a craving for some sweet sweet pancakes…only problem was I didn’t have pancake mix.  So I thought to myself, it can’t be that hard to make them from scratch.  While it wasn’t hard to make them it was hard to eat them. I was totally disappointed with the recipe I got online.

Do not be fooled by their golden edges. They. were. terrrrrible.

I tried adding more sugar, that didn’t help.

I tried adding more milk, that didn’t help.

I tried adding more flour, that didn’t help.

Martha Stewart would be disappointed.

Feeling defeated, I threw them all out.  I ended up having blackberries and toast with peanut butter and honey instead.  Smooth recovery.

Should you want to try the recipe yourself(although not recommended):

1 1/2 c Flour

1 Egg

1 tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tbsp Oil

1 1/2 c Sweet Milk

Mix together and enjoy with your favorite syrup(or not…just sayin) 🙂

If you have a better recipe please fill me in!  I’m still craving some good pancakes…

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Bruschetta | Munchies

2 02 2011

Mmmm homemade bruschetta.   Please note, I have no true recipe…I just kind of throw things together so flavor to taste 🙂

You will need:

Tomatoes

Fresh Chopped Basil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil(EVOO)

Salt & Pepper

Garlic Salt

Crostnins

Mozzarella Cheese(Shredded or Shaved)

To get things going you’ll need to wash and dice the tomatoes.  Then add the tomatoes to a bowl with EVOO, S & P and basil.  Stir and flavor to taste(I like a lot of EVOO).  Then cover and place the mixture in the fridge to chill.  While the tomatoes are marinating, it’s time to take care of the crostinis.

Preheat the broiler to whatever setting you are most comfortable using.  Place the crostinis on a baking sheet and lightly brush each with EVOO.  Then sprinkle with garlic salt and a little shredded mozzarella.  Place the baking sheet on the top rack and wait ummm a couple of minutes?  I don’t know exactly how long, I just watch them.  Once the edges turn brown and the cheese is bubbling they are ready to go.  Remove the crostinis and place them on a plate to cool.  When the crostinis are back to room temperature you can bust out the tomatoes!!

Simply spoon the tomato mixture on top of the crostinis, drizzle with a little EVOO, top with mozzarella and voilà!  You’re now a World Class Chef!  Ok, maybe not World Class but you definitely feel fancy, huh?





Mmm…home cookin | Munchies

8 11 2010

On my most recent trip home, my Mom and I decided to make some homemade pasta sauce.  And by my Mom and I, I mean she made the sauce while I documented everything.

With all the ingredients laid out it was time to get to work!

First, we chopped up a couple of onions.

Then we minced a little garlic.  Love me some fresh garlic!  It totally kills your breath but man it tastes SO good!!

Side note: As an appetizer, heat up a loaf of French bread.  While that’s in the oven, put a little(I prefer a lot) of the fresh minced garlic with some EVOO, red pepper flakes and ground black pepper.  When the bread is ready, tear and dip it in the mixture.  D-lish!

We put the onions in a huge pot with a little EVOO(extra virgin olive oil) and set the heat to medium.  Then we added the garlic, a little sugar, oregano and pepper.

Then we let the onions cook until golden brown.

After that, we add some balsamic vinegar, a couple cups of chicken broth and 3 cans of crushed tomatoes.

Then we let the deliciousness cook for 55 minutes.  Meanwhile…

It was time to prep for ah spicy meat-a-ball!

First we chopped up a green bell pepper and one small onion.  Then we put that into a blender topped it off with a little fresh garlic and blended until it was a nice consistency.

We added the mixture to a pound of ground turkey, tossed in a few bread crumbs, an egg and a little S&P.

We formed the meat into small balls and placed them on a cooking sheet.  They cooked for about 25 minutes at I don’t remember what temperature. :/

Finally the sauce and meatballs were ready. Mmmmm…

The end result of all that hard work…Delizioso!  Eccellente!

Let me know if you’d like the recipe.  It’s delicious and totally worth the effort!

Do you have any special recipes you’d like to share?  Please say yes because I like to cook and I LOOOOVE to eat! 🙂








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