Monday, October 18, 2010

Cooking Adventure: Recipe #2

So I keep saying that I am doing a recipe, than I go to prepare and I change my mind. So i decided: Recipe 195 "Ricotta Pasta with Tomatoes al Forno" on page 171. (365: No Repeats, Rachel Ray. 2005)

So I ended up actually making: "Cottage Cheese Pasta with Tomatoes al Forno" Instead of the Ricotta i used Cottage Cheese, instead of Parmigiano-Reggiano I used Parmasean cheese. Also instead of Crushed tomatoes I used crushed tomatoes. Maybe I will post the recipes. So you can share them. But give credit where credit is due.:)
 I was having a rough day and cooking this recipe helped me out a lot. I will continue this tomorrow though..

Chow for now!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cooking Adventure: Recipe #1

So i forgot to blog about how the recipe turned out. Well it sorta turned out. It tasted good but i ended up making #222 Oven-Baked Corn Dogs (pg 196).

It was yummy.. aside from the fact that it fell to the sides. I think the hot dogs need to be dried off and less batter on them. I will make them again I just will be careful next time. My 1 and a half year old liked them too. Mostly the hot dogs though.

I will definitely make it again.

Tomorrow I am thinking of making #224 White Pita Pizzas. Hopefully that will turn out better.

Chow :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cooking Endeavor

So I know it's not the next day, but I just have to say: I found THE book! Rachel Ray; 365 Recipes: No Repeats.

I look forward to working through this recipe book. Thanks a lot Rachel! I'm very excited about this endeavor. And Really who cares if any one reads this? Well i know i have one fan: Carolyn!

My whole problem is that we eat a lot of unhealthy snacks and sometimes meals (take out pizza), So I do hope this will help me with developing and experimenting to make my own recipes. So I think the first recipe shall be.... hmmm let me check the cookbook.

So 10 minutes later...
I picked: Mega Meatball Pizza and Zippy Italian Popcorn. On page 6. Whether or not anyone will eat this I am excited about it nonetheless.

So my next blog will be about how it turned out and some comments about it as well... But right now its 11:25 pm, and I should probably go to bed. Goodnight all!

Cooking Miracle

So i ended up making the chicken parmagiana, as i wrote previously... And let me tell you it turned out better than i thought. It had a different taste than my first one. But not a bad taste at all. The maple syrup added a great sweetness to it and actually brought out the taste of the tomatoes. Which is a great encouragement. If something goes wrong in the kitchen: try to fix it, you may be surprised.

Now my friend who also has a blog, gave me an idea of making gnocchi. I have never had it in my life, but it can't be a bad idea. But what do i have with it? Hmmm I'm going to do some research on that too. Maybe like Julie and Julia type of blog ha ha.
Which is one of the many movies i love.
I'll find a cookbook and cook out of that. Now i just need to find a good cookbook. That is the hard part. Instead of french cooking, i do love to eat and cook Italian. Since it is my heritage. Well one part of it.

My boyfriend's family is Irish. So maybe I can find some good Irish recipes too. I have to find the perfect cookbooks.
First I'll go to a bookstore website, and find a good an ideal cookbook. I'm pretty excited about this.
My only problem is i get distracted easily, so i will have to try my damnedest. That means I have to actually do it. :P Let's see how this goes!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cooking Oops

So i love Chicken Parmagiana...And i have made it before and it turned out AMAZING. This time.... not so much. The first time i had used fresh roma tomatoes from our garden, this time i used canned crushed tomatoes. I have had to add salt and sugar because it turned out a little bitter.

I am making it in the crockpot so hopefully the slow cooking will enhance the flavour. I love to cook, and i suppose with experimenting comes times when it doesn't turn out like you predict.

This is just my first blog.. so it may not be too long or too interesting haha. But oh well!