Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is an in-law family recipe. For my first Christmas with the in-laws, my sister in-law gave me a recipe book of all her favorite/family recipes!

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Here we come Ireland! Well, not really but I wish :) Since we can't there, we'll bring some Ireland here. This dish, my dad introduced to me. He brought over the already seasoned corned beef and told me how to make it and said "you will love it!" With lots of enthusiasm. So, I had to try it and not to my surprise, this turned out wonderfully!

The meat is tender and sort of salty. But not too salty! :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lemon Buttermilk Sticky Buns

These are very moist, and very delicious! Around here, we love to try recipe's that have anything to do with lemons! (So if you have any awesome recipe's that call for some sort of lemon juice/rind please leave a comment about it!)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Grilled Cheese With Tomato's

I never used to like tomato's so much until I met my husband! These sandwiches are like your ordinary grilled cheese, but with a twist: some tomato's on top. And they are scrumptious (they're also super quick and easy for those last second dinner's.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Orange Crepes

The first time I made crepes, I did not have a clue what I was doing (because I was trying to copy-cat some amazing orange crepes I've had before (but I did not have the equipment they used) and I goofed up the batch. The second time (this time) I made them, I looked up different ways to do it without any special tools. And only 3 turned out worthy of taking pictures of! 

These crepes are very good! We love oranges, so these are a perfect Saturday morning (or brunch) breakfast :)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Teriyaki Sauce with White Rice

Rice: what a comfort food to us! Something I never feel bad for eating too much of (nor can I since it seems to be so filling.) Then to add teriyaki sauce makes it even more of a comfort food.

Making teriyaki sauce is so easy...if you use the cornstarch correctly. The first time I made teriyaki sauce, the recipe called for cornstarch and I followed as directed but the sauce was still just as runny as water. That left me puzzled with one question; why? After I "googled" some information on how to cook with cornstarch, I soon realized that it's a delicate ingredient to work with. I read; if it's too hot or cold it won't thicken properly, wait to put it in until the last few minutes of what ever you're putting into, it thickens 3 times more than flour, you need to put it in cold water before you add it to the recipe...etc etc. So, with all this in mind, I tried it once more. And it worked!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Homemade "Rasins"

My very first blog entry! These little "raisins" were something I tried making but almost turned out to be a disaster. My husband and I called them "sour skins" rather than raisins. But, none the less, they are good.

I had been planning on using the food dehydrator for a while...and I finally did. I was so excited to make these but when I realized that they did not look at all like raisins I knew I had done something wrong. How do you go wrong with homemade raisins? Well, somehow I managed to do it! But, I did not give up yet, after tasting them I thought they might be good with cereal.

I went to our stash of cereals and decided to try it with some Honey Nut Cheerios. Success! These were great in the Cheerios. It was a sour sweet taste, which I do like (but others may not.)

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