These cupcakes are the greatest cupcakes I have ever made. They don't have much competition, as I do not like to bake all that much, but out of all the cupcakes I have made, these are the best. I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie, and these cupcakes are a great way to have pumpkin pie spice (so delicious!) without having to have the pie. I also added some pumpkin pie spice to the frosting, which only added to the awesomeness.
There is nothing I love more than a medium rare New York strip. If you have been following this blog for a while you may remember how I feel about steak that is cooked more than medium rare. If you haven't been reading this for very long, I highly recommend that you click that link for a recipe for a delicious steak sandwich. Don't hit the link if you order your steak well done and will be offended by me calling you an idiot.
This steak dinner came entirely from my head, and it was delicious.
When I made this salmon my intent was to make Nigella's Mirin Glazed Salmon, which is one of the most delicious recipes I have ever made. However, I did not have any mirin at home and I couldn't find any at Sobeys, so I had to make do with what I had on hand. The following came from my head, but was inspired by Nigella's recipe so I probably shouldn't take all the credit.
There is only one thing that can come close to the love I have for pizza, and that is the love I have for tacos. Tacos combine a few of my favorite things like beef, cheese and not using a fork. Which brings me to the real reason why I love tacos so much, which is that no one can eat tacos neatly. It is the only meal where I am not the only person at the table making a hot mess of themselves.
The following is for my sister E, who loves when I demonstrate my mad Paint skills on the Internet.
I have tried giving blue cheese a fair chance. I have tried it multiple times, in multiple things and each and every time it has left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Literally. The entire time that I ate this salad I couldn't help but think it would be so much better if I had made it with feta instead. Feta is the greatest, whereas blue cheese tastes like feet.
If you like the taste of feet, feel free to keep the blue cheese in this salad, but if you would rather eat something delicious swap it for feta.
After a four month break, I am back! I know in my last post I had promised I would still be posting, but not as often. I had the best of intentions when I wrote it but a couple things have prevented my blogging as of late.
One of them being I had packed up most of my apartment so it would look big and impersonal when it showed. All my cookbooks and most of my kitchen gadgets were packed away and I was feeling rather uninspired. I was actually surprised at how much I didn't feel like trying to cook anything new without being surrounded by all my cooking related possessions.
I have since moved a lot of my stuff back in, and I have the itch again.
I found this recipe via the FoodGawker. I didn't like it as much as I thought I was going to, but the fault lies with me, not the recipe. I have a tendency to eyeball my ingredients, and my eyes clearly failed me when it came to the amount of lemon juice I added. It was too much, but aside from the citrus overkill, it's a pretty great dish.
I have some awful news. My condo board has kicked my dog out of my apartment. It's a long story, and it's due partially to a misunderstanding on my part, but also partially because my condo board is evil. After all, how could you evict something that is as adorable as this:
Sigh. If any of you are wondering, it was not from a noise complaint. My dog is mostly well behaved at home, and she's way quieter than the girl who yells at her boyfriend every single night. The point of my story is that I was left with the options of getting rid of my dog, or moving. I'm choosing to move, and currently have my apartment listed for sale. This is a very stressful and busy time for me, which means I will be blogging even less. I will try to as much as possible, but please bear with me for the time being.
For now, this pasta recipe comes from my Aunt G. I prepped, cooked and ate this meal within 35 minutes, which means it is a fantastic recipe for the weeknight.