Recipes to Love...

Recipes to Love...

Month: September 2016

Baked Acorn Squash With Brown Sugar and Maple

Baked Acorn Squash With Brown Sugar and Maple

Anyone watch Paula Deen on Food Network? If you did, then you remember that she loves butter and anything sugary.  This is basically her recipe but I reduced the sugar and added water into the pan.  Adding water into the pan allows for the acorn to steam bake for a softer flesh.

Warning, this is not a fat free altered recipe but it sure does make boring acorn squash taste better.

A Few Ways to Make Your Pasta Better

A Few Ways to Make Your Pasta Better

At my house, pasta is almost a weekly dish.  It can get very boring very quickly so these are few ways to make your standard tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce better! Add a some heavy cream into it and allow to simmer for a few […]

Stop the Tears…

Stop the Tears…

Ever cry when cutting onions?  I have.  Check out this life hack for the best tricks to eliminating the tears =) http://lifehacker.com/tested-the-best-tear-free-tricks-for-cutting-onions-476088845      

Tips for Taking Care of Your Knives

Tips for Taking Care of Your Knives

Be kind to your knives and take care of them.  Enjoy the following link with tips! http://www.thekitchn.com/5-essentials-in-caring-for-a-chefs-knife-234769

The Right Way to Cook Pasta

The Right Way to Cook Pasta

A great pasta cooking tip! http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-properly-salt-your-pasta-water/

Curry Noodles with Shrimp

Curry Noodles with Shrimp

Coconut curry noodles are one my favorite.  Add a few vegetables, throw in shrimp, and good rice noodles and you have a great meal on your hands.  This is cheaper than going to a Thai restaurant and you’ll have leftovers for the following day. S&B […]

Have You Started Using Turmeric?

Have You Started Using Turmeric?

Have you ever used turmeric in your cooking?  It can make your home-cooked dish a beautiful yellow color and costs way less than saffron.  I wouldn’t say it replaces saffron but it’s worth starting to add into your recipes.  An easy substitute is 1/4 teaspoon […]

How to Slice a Cake Properly

How to Slice a Cake Properly

I need to  try this out next time.  It makes sense!  Will you try it too? Check out the link and video below: http://www.delish.com/food/news/a40503/how-to-cut-a-cake/    

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

This meatless recipe is a perfect for colder nights.  Not every meal has to have meat in it.  Add some red pepper flakes into it for extra heat. Next time you make it, try adding spinach to change it up. Print Recipe Sweet Potato and […]

Mushroom and Leek Risotto

Mushroom and Leek Risotto

My husband and I went to a restaurant that served this amazing risotto with pan fried halibut.  The risotto was so delicious that I had to reproduce it somehow.  After testing out multiple recipes, this is the winner! Print Recipe Mushroom and Leek Risotto Servings Servings Powered […]