Mini Food Proscessor

5 08 2011

I’ve been wanting a food proscessor for a while now, and today we were at Kohls, and my mom asked me what I wanted for the kitchen, and I said I wanted a food proscessor and a stand mixer, so she let me get one (a mini food proscessor, no stand mixer ūüė¶ ) I’m exited to use it for further recipes!





Iron Chef

2 08 2011

Today I went to my friend’s house and we played Iron Chef. Yeah. That’s right. Her brother picked out a secret ingredient, Laughing Cow creamy swiss cheese, and we made some stuff out of it. Usually they are really weird, and I would never put up on this blog, but today I made one thing that was really good. Its really easy. Just take two wedges of Laughing Cow creamy swiss cheese, and add a squirt of yellow and dijon mustard, and mix. It’s great with tukey pastrami or a sandwich. Oh, and if you wre wondering who won the Iron Chef, My friend Megan did. But I’ll get revenge.





Artichoke Dip

1 08 2011

I am obsessed with this artichoke dip. Obsessed. My mom and I will make it for “Chillin and Grillin” at our pool, and It will usually be gone by adult swim. So, none for me. This recipe was given to us by my grandma, and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do.

Recipe for Artichoke Dip
2 cans artichoke hearts, drained REALLY WELL
1 cup mayo
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2-3 tablespoons diced green chile

Cut the artichokes into smaller pieces. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serve with pita or tortilla chips





Pancake Ideas

26 07 2011

In yesterdays post, I talked about being mad at my uncle for ruining the pancakes. Well, I decided that I was going to open a pancake shop when I grow up (what resteraunt I want to run chages every week, pretty much…). Here are¬†2 of my ideas for the pancakes-

Take any regular boxed pancake mix and make one batch. I haven’t tried¬†either of these.

Praline Pancakes- add 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1 tsp. vanilla extract to the batter, and top the pancakes with caramel sauce.

White Chocolate Macadamia Pancakes- add white chocolate chips, some macadamia nuts, and 1 tsp. vanilla to the batter, and top with whipped cream.

 





Pancake Trouble

24 07 2011

Today I am at my uncle’s house. My uncle was going to make pancakes, and I mixed the batter, so I was waiting to help make the pancakes on the griddle. There was fruit set out to put in the pancakes. Blueberries, peaches and bananas. I said that I didn’t like blueberries RIGHT before he rudely dumped them into the batter along with the peaches and bananas, so its not like he didn’t know. I was thinking,’ Well that was really inconsiderate, you could have put them in each pancake as you’re cooking them, and then everyone could get exactly how they want them.” What if someone wanted to only have one or two of the ingredients? Heres the simple solution. You pour the batter on the griddle, then drop each ingredient in that the person wants. Woah! That was really hard, wasn’t it! Plus, for you lazy people, if you drop them in individually, you can make a smiley face :D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -Riley





Update

16 07 2011

Sorry I didn’t post the last few days. It was my birthday yesterday, after all. I turned 12!¬†But the thing I really wanted to post about was my brother “running away”. He got mad at my parents, and just decided to leave. He walked out the front door, but then turned back and decided to get some clothes. Then my dad said that he had to get a¬†toothbrush (reasonable) and he left again. I didn’t see it, but my mom chased after him, and said she would be too sad without him, and he finally came back. I was cracking up the whole time. But don’t tell him that.

                                                          -Riley





2nd Day at Cooking Camp

12 07 2011

Today was my 2nd day at camp at Young Chefs Academy. There weren’t any recipes easy enough for me to memorize, but today was Italian day, and we made homemade rosemary ciabatta bread, fresh pasta with tomato sauce, some kind of chicken, and tiramisu cups (without the coffee) It was all really good. Tomorrow is my last day for this week at the camp, and it will be French. Got to go.

                                              -Riley