Alrighty, I knew this time would come! And it’s sad, but The Kitchen Blog will be less and less updated from now on. I finally started on the journey of starting my own photography business + working . It’s a doosy! Cooking is my love, but photography is more… check it out if you’re interested or if you’re ever in the East Texas area and need a photographer or know of anyone who needs one…
It’s been incredibly too long since I’ve posted anything yummy in this blog. Unfortunately, I won’t be posting anything today either.
It’s about 11:30 AM here in Europe where I am, and it’s definitely not dinner time.
But I promise that soon I will start posting some traditional food from the country of which I am in.
-Hope to see you soon!
I absolutely love these. I get a real craving for them that I simply cannot ignore. So delicious. Perhaps you don’t know this about me, but there are only a few desserts that I really like in life: apple pie, apple dumplings, lemons bars, carrot cake, & chocolate chip cookies with a few actual chocolate chips. I am not a big chocolate fan. I know, I know GASP, I’m a girl, but I really don’t like chocolate all that much.
I would like to thank my hubbies side of the family for introducing me to this wonderful dessert :)
Pie Crust dough for 1 (2 pie crust) (or homemade dough)
8 medium apples peeled and cored
Sugar & Cinnamon Mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp. butter
*mix is seperate container without the butter
*This mix goes into the cored apple!
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
3 T. butter
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
**Combine sauce ingredients in saucepan; heat. Turn off after boil.
*This sauce goes into your baking dish with the apples.
2 cups flour
1 cup butter (softened)
1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 425F. Use a 9″ X 13″ baking pan. Roll out pie dough in 2 sections, each 12″ X 12″. Cut each dough into 4 equal parts. Place one apple (cored and peeled) on each of the squares of dough. Pour about 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon sugar mixture into the center of each apple and top with 1/2 tsp butter. Wrap pastry dough square around the apple, pressing closed at the top. Place in baking pan. After all the apples are done and wrapped, pour the sauce over and around the apples.
Bake 40-45 minutes, basking occasionally with the sauce. Serve hot and with Ice Cream :)
I made a spin on the traditional shrimp tacos. It was worth it.
Start off by making your slaw:
In a large bowl mix together:
1 head of purple cabbage, chopped finely
1/2 onion, chopped finely
2 Whole Jalapeños, chopped
In a separate bowl whisk together:
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt (instead of mayonnaise)
1 tsp of White Vinegar
1-1/2 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
dash of pepper & cayenne pepper
a little of honey too
Mix the sauce into the large bowl with the cabbage, onions, and jalapeños. Set aside
Then, take your shrimp, rinse it and dry it well with a paper towel.
Sprinkle a little of taco seasoning or cumin and cook on high heat until pink.
Serve with warm tortillas, and a slice of fresh avocado on top. Delicious!
O My Word. I cannot even begin to tell you what I have been missing for years! I’ve always just been shy and avoided the broiler setting on my oven, but Ree Drummond (from Pioneer Woman) has inspired me for sure. Just look at how good this chicken looks then we’ll talk about it…
Right, doesn’t that just look tasty and delicious? Well, now let’s talk about how EASY it was.
Seriously, buy a pound or two of chicken thighs…then spice them with everything a smart person might like.
Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder….mmhmm. THEN…
Then make a glaze…a honey, brown sugar, soy, glaze. And pour it sparingly over the spiced chicken.
Place them either on an aluminum foil covered sheet or in a pyrex dish. Broil for 7 minutes on each side and serve with any side dish of your choice. I made rice :)