Archive for February, 2010

Tuesdays With Dorie – Honey Wheat Cookies

Posted in food on February 23, 2010 by uglydudefood

These were tremendous. My first tray came out a little underdone so I adjusted. I took these to our Office Olympics party (yes, we had Office Olympics, and yes, we won the gold medal in balloon animals). After people’s initial hesitance (based on the name “honey wheat cookies”), the whole batch of cookies disappeared.

SUCCESS!

By the way, since Dorie took her time to comment on my last post, I should fess up: my first batch of last week’s recipe (Chocolate Chip Cookies) came out horribly burnt on the bottom; however, I switched to an insulated cookie sheet, which saved the bottom and made some decent cookies in the long run. In my wont of sad-sack posts, I just left out my later success. Hope I didn’t insult Dorie’s recipe, because even the burnt cookies were edible and good 🙂

Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted in food on February 16, 2010 by uglydudefood

How come, despite all of my improvement in baking over the last year and a half, I manage to screw up chocolate chip cookies – the standard cookie! THE STANDARD COOKIE!

My cookies all spread out like crazy and burnt on the bottom. Yum.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Somebody’s Brownies For Julia

Posted in food on February 9, 2010 by uglydudefood

I made these all wrong. Instead of putting half of the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture, I put ALL of the chocolate mixture into ALL of the egg mixture. So I didn’t get to do any of the delicate folding that the recipe called for. Still, these turned out pretty well. Difficult to get out of the pan, but tasty enough and kind of fudgy.

Here are some other things I made lately but haven’t found the time to post about:

Homemade veggie burgers, which, if I remember, are made up primarily of peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, green peppers, onions, garlic, and steak sauce. They were pretty good, although they were a little crumbly. They froze well for a future meal.

Nutella cookies, from a recipe we found somewhere online. I made these while we were snowed in on Saturday.

This was an enormous marshmallow rope brought to me from Italy by my friend. It was far superior to any store-bought marshmallow I’d eaten, and definitely superior to my sorry attempt at homemade marshmallows from a few weeks back.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Somebody's Brownies For Julia

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2010 by uglydudefood

I made these all wrong. Instead of putting half of the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture, I put ALL of the chocolate mixture into ALL of the egg mixture. So I didn’t get to do any of the delicate folding that the recipe called for. Still, these turned out pretty well. Difficult to get out of the pan, but tasty enough and kind of fudgy.

Here are some other things I made lately but haven’t found the time to post about:

Homemade veggie burgers, which, if I remember, are made up primarily of peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, green peppers, onions, garlic, and steak sauce. They were pretty good, although they were a little crumbly. They froze well for a future meal.

Nutella cookies, from a recipe we found somewhere online. I made these while we were snowed in on Saturday.

This was an enormous marshmallow rope brought to me from Italy by my friend. It was far superior to any store-bought marshmallow I’d eaten, and definitely superior to my sorry attempt at homemade marshmallows from a few weeks back.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Mini-Bundt Cakes

Posted in food on February 2, 2010 by uglydudefood

I forgive you, Dorie, for the marshmallow debacle. These were moist and delicious. I think I should have warmed the glaze a little more so that I could get that smooth, “runny” look like in the cookbook, but I’m pretty happy with these.

I bought a mini-bundt pan for the occasion, except I didn’t realize that I bought a 12-mini-bundt-pan when I needed a 6-mini-bundt-pan. I adjusted the time and temperature by completely winging it, and these came out perfectly.

LOST starts up tonight. BE READY.

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Posted in food on February 1, 2010 by uglydudefood

I’ve never made a casserole before. This one was fairly quick to throw together – long-grain rice, chopped broccoli, cheese, onions, butter, a small bit of mayo, some flour and ground mustard seed, and bread crumbs. I’d like to say I enjoyed this more. It needed more flavor – maybe a stronger cheese, maybe something other than bread crumbs. I don’t know. It was all right. I ate a frozen taquito as the main course, because I lazy.