Monday, May 10, 2010

Apple Time Cake

This recipe was taken from a Lutheran cookbook and complements of St. Peter's Lutheran Church Mission Circle in Easton, MN. It is a wonderfully moist cake that is extremely simple and quick to make. It has impressed everyone who has had the fortune to taste it including myself. It is a wonderful cake to make if you have 30-45 minutes to spare in your day.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Herb and Brie Omelette

Herb and Brie Omelette from Williams-Sonoma

Happy Mother's Day ala William's Sonoma. I saw a photo of this in their May catalog and just had to look it up...soooo glad I did! Served it with Apple-wood thick cut bacon, fresh sourdough bread and a lovely J champagne...did I say "yummmm"?


Friday, May 7, 2010

Pesto Chicken with Polenta

Pounding chicken with a mallet can be a good thing to do when you are stressed. Pounding chicken with a mallet can be a bad thing to when you are stressed. The difference lies in the amount of stress relative to the size and quantity of chicken breasts. Unfortunately that's a ratio that you'll have to figure out on your own. It's different for everybody. Creamy, buttery, cheesy polenta is super comforting and goes really well with the pesto chicken too. After all that pounding, what's a little stirring?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

No-Fail Hard-Boiled Eggs

Seriously, perfect... every time. I don't make hard-boiled eggs that often, and I'm always anxious how they'll turn out when I do... because sometimes they don't. This technique produces hard-boiled eggs that are just the right consistency (not rubbery) and it totally eliminates the dark gray-green discoloring around the yolk. What more could you want? O.k. don't answer that.

Try it, you might like it!