Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tangerine Lemon Curd

Tony is sick and I am banished to the living room.  This means I ended up cooking and hanging out spending some time next to Jackson (our rabbit) who has started to snore.

The recipe was taken from here.  So far her recipes have been easy and work well.  Curd is something that sounds gross but her pictures looked nice and I figured I should explore out of my comfort zone.  It was also incredibly easy.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Turkey Bacon Waffles / Apple Pie Alcoholic Drinks

I saw the waffle recipe here and thought it would be something worth trying.   Especially after a night of drinking and Rockband at the house.  The drink was my own concoction this time which is surprising since I rarely drink.  The recipe for both after the jump!

"Holy Uncle Buck!" Roommates response to waking up to these

Friday, January 14, 2011

and now for the filling...

I made the first batch of ganache that was white chocolate vanilla and hated it.... so it is now down the drain and inside the vanilla macarons are dark chocolate ganache and freeze dried bananas.  It also gave me an excuse to use my edible ink pens.  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vanilla French Macarons

These little buggers were annoying the first three times I tried to make them so why I came back for more is beyond me.  I finally tried the Italian Meringue and had the best success.  These were slightly adapted from a blog that translated a Pierre Herme Recipe.  The ganache will be added later cause it is far too late and I have children to teach in the morning.  After eating one with out I am thinking dark chocolate ganache with a banana flavoring or mashed up banana would be amazing!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Daring Bakers

So basically I started this up to join the Daring Bakers Challenges.  Not sure how often this will be updated  but the goal is more often than once a month!  Until then I leave you with this:

may the holidays be with you