Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Parsley, and Breadcrumbs

I love cauliflower especially when it's roasted. It added great flavor to this dish. Instead of toasting up the bread I used breadcrumbs that I had on hand. I usually don't keep white bread on hand and didn't feel like buying a loaf for this dish. The breadcrumbs worked just as well.

I did forget one important step when making this dish. I forgot to save the pasta water! How stupid of me!!! I used some olive oil and tap water to get it to a good consistency. It was quite tasty!!!

You can find the recipe here

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Vegetable Chowder

I enjoy making soups on Sundays. This is a great meal when you're looking for left overs. Overall, I enjoyed the chowder. When I reheat it tomorrow I'll be sure to add some extra salt and pepper, which I thought it was lacking. Since corn isn't in season I used frozen corn which also helps save time. I used skim milk to keep it on the lighter side but of course you can use whatever you prefer.

*You can find the recipe here

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday Morning Mini Muffins

This morning I whipped up some coffee cake mini muffins. I found the recipe earlier in the week and couldn't wait to try it out. The sour cream helps keep them very moist. I wish there was more of a cinnamon taste to them. Next time I think I'll add more than the recipe calls for (a pinch). Overall they were very easy. Perfect for a weekend breakfast.

You can find the recipe here

Monday, January 19, 2009

Chicken Cacciatore with Whole Wheat Pasta

I've been wanting to make this meal for a while. I saw Giada making Chicken Cacciatore on Everyday Italian on the Food Network while surfing the channels about a year ago.

The whole process was lengthy but everything was very tasty. The chicken was very flavorful and moist. I cooked up some whole wheat pasta which went very nice with the meal. The recipe makes plenty which is always good for left overs.

*You can find the recipe here

I'm Back

Hi everyone.
I apologize for the lack of posts for the past several weeks. The Internet has been down in my house. I've been cooking lots and now that it's back up and running I'm excited to share. Keep checking for new posts...I have lots to blog about.