Saturday, September 14, 2013

Caramel S'mores Cups

A game day with a few college kids around is a perfect day to make these Caramel S'mores Cups.

They're cute and simple and were a hit!  That bite of chocolaty caramel from the Rolo in the middle was a surprise.

They're best popped in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Skinny Tuna Cakes

After making these Thai Style Tuna Burgers I was excited to see another tuna recipe at the Sweet As Pie Cooking Club.

I would like to include more seafood in our meals but I am concerned about what I'm buying also.   I ran across this site which seems to be user-friendly and a helpful resource and I suppose it's credible...

On to the recipe, this one just wasn't as good as I had hoped.  Lots of onion inside and the tasty mayo on top helped.   I used the entire egg since I wasn't as interested in the "skinny" part of the recipe.  I knew the amount of mayo I might use would more than offset any fat/calorie savings by leaving out the egg yolk!

A great idea, but Sorry Charlie!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Provencal Cherry Tomato Gratin

Provencal Cherry Tomato Gratin was a recipe that I picked from Ina Garten's Foolproof cookbook for the Sweet As Pie Cooking Club.    I love tomatoes and they usually take over my countertops during the summer.   This is why I chose a tomato recipe so I might find a new yummy way to eat them!  Unfortunately, this wasn't such a good year for tomatoes, but I managed to have enough from my brother's garden to make this dish.  

It's very simple and SO tasty!  I took it to a potluck lunch and every.bite.was.gone.  And afterwards several friends asked for the recipe!   I used my own dried thyme and since I never buy country style bread I used whatever bread I had in the cabinet including the crusts. 

The dish doesn't look so appetizing in my photo.   Turns out 40-45 minutes in my oven is a tad too long and the bread crumbs got too brown.   I almost didn't take it to the potluck for that reason, but it didn't seem to stop folks from trying it.

I made it again a couple of weeks later and used dried basil instead of thyme.   Of course tomatoes and basil go good together so it was just as good.

I never would have bought Ina's cookbook for myself, a friend gave it to me.   I've always had the impression that what she calls simple is still over my head and took way too long.  But not this one!!   The more I look at her recipes the more I run across something that looks appealing to try.

These Jalepeno Cheddar Crackers were the first recipe from the book that I tried last year.   

I think the jalepeno and cheddar got my attention, because the thought of "making" crackers did not!!   They're similiar to cheese straws, except better.   Everyone tried one and then I ended up eating the rest....

Ina may have ventured out of the uppity Hamptons and into good ol 'Bama.

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