January 27, 2013 § 33 Comments
I haven’t spent much time in my kitchen since the holidays. With the new year, I want to experiment more with ingredients and try new recipes. The mini-blueberry pie isn’t anything new per se. It’s essentially a combination of 2 of my favorites: tart and pie. The tartlet baking set from Williams-Sonoma works very well and that’s what I used for these mini pies. I cheated and used store bought frozen dough and blueberry filling. Feel free to add real blueberries on top of the filling. Bake for about 30mins at 350° and you’re done!
August 22, 2012 § 34 Comments
To be honest, I haven’t stepped into my kitchen to cook a meal in a long time. I’m all for recipes that are easy enough and require little cooking time, though. Shrimp ceviche is exactly one of those, and so refreshing for the summer.
What you’ll need (serves 4 as an appetizer):
- Half pound of shrimp
- 1 cucumber
- 1 serrano pepper
- 1/5 cup of cilantro
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 clove of garlic
- Half of a red onion
- 2 lemons
- 1 cup of lime juice
- Cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, and sugar to taste
- Peel and cook shrimp thoroughly, set aside. Dice shrimp.
- Chop and dice cucumber, serrano pepper, cilantro, avocado, garlic, and red onion.
- Mix shrimp and chopped vegetables with lemon and lime juice.
- Add salt, pepper, sugar to taste.
- Serve chilled.
July 26, 2012 § 31 Comments
I’ve mentioned in this outfit post that ice cream sandwich is my favorite dessert. Not sure why; maybe solely because it reminds me of my childhood, or the fact that I don’t have to choose between cookies or ice cream. I love the softness of the chocolate cookie and how residuals get stuck on my fingers. It is also the perfect complement to a layer of vanilla ice cream. This recipe from Smitten Kitchen has really helpful directions to make and assemble the sandwiches. Since you’re dealing with ice cream, you have to work quickly or it can get messy. I would put the finished sandwich in the freezer while I assemble the other sandwiches. This time I made classic chocolate cookie + vanilla ice cream, but I’m looking to try other combinations like sugar cookie + coffee ice cream.