Archive for the ‘Cookbook’ Category

Put some bacon on it!

Bacon wrapped hot dogs. That’s what I’m talking about. Cook the hot dogs in boiling water. Wrap with raw bacon. Place in a frying pan until bacon crisps to your liking. Enjoy.  

Too much candy? Put it on a brownie!

We always have a ton of candy at home. We’re facing an emergency pile-up of Snickers bars on our candy shelf. What should we do? Put it on a brownie! This recipe is super easy and fun with friends. Ingredients Brownie mix Snickers (or other extra candy) Bag of caramels What to do 1. Assemble [...]

Easy snack: Crispy Curry Chickpeas

Garbanzo beans. Chickpeas. Whatever you call them, I never particularly liked them until, of course, I found a recipe that involved my beloved deep fryer. Check out this super easy and unexpectedly delicious snack. Crispy fried curry chickpeas (Adapted from here) Ingredients 2 15-oz cans garbanzo beans/chickpeas ¼ cup cornstarch 3 tablespoons curry powder 2 [...]

My First Cast Iron Skillet: Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken

Christmas toys! Yay! This Christmas I got 2 cast iron skillets, one large and circular and one square with grill indents. I also got a book called I Love Bacon. I decided to combine these 2 amazing gifts to make Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken.   Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken (Adapted from here) Ingredients Chicken Breast BBQ [...]

Glitter Kitties: A moment of genius

A new delicious drink dreamed up on my first bachelorette party and my first time in Atlantic City. Ingredients: A bunch of vodka Some Sprite Zero Splash of cranberry juice Glitter Kitties 1. Mix 2. Drink  

Cooking with hammers: Layered peppermint bark

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Tons of extra candy canes from the CVS Christmas sale? Fear not! This easy yet impressive recipe is just what you need.   Ingredients 16 ounces good-quality white chocolate (like Ghiardelli) 24 coarsely crushed candy canes 7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 3/4 teaspoon [...]

Happy Thanksgiving! (redux)

Great success! This little ol’ kitchen made it through 24 hours of prep and cooking. Thankful for good food, friends, family, the new apartment and all of you. The Meal: Big Ass Thanksgiving Turkey Legs Vicki’s Sweet Potato Casserole Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing Port Cranberry Sauce  How did your meals turn out?  

Big Ass Thanksgiving Turkey Legs

I was very sad to discover that turkey legs do not fit into the baskets of my deep fryer. NO. Thanksgiving is RUINED! I’ll have to bake these bad boys instead. Ingredients: 2 turkey legs 2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup oil 1 onion 1 large carrot 2 celery ribs 2 cloves garlic Oregano Pepper [...]

Vicki’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Guys, this is big. Every year, my mom makes the most amazing sweet potato casserole. I was lucky enough to get a hold of her recipe for our Thanksgiving-for-two menu and it came out GREAT. Thanks Vick! Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/2 stick melted butter 1 teaspoon [...]

Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing

When cooking in a small kitchen, it’s important to use your resources and plan ahead. The stuffing will require the most cooking time so I’ll start this first using my crock pot. This is a great alternative to making stuffing in a turkey, which I won’t be able to do since I’m only making 2 [...]