Another super simple side dish recipe stolen from here.
- 1/2 tbsp oil, or more as needed
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp onion, chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Super simple side dish recipe with baby carrots.
I have a new blog category I want to try out: difference between. How many times have I been in the grocery store and thought, what the heck is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? Heavy cream and whipping cream? Thousand Island dressing and Russian dressing? (Note to self: future post ideas.)
That is not to say this category will always be about food, though. I mean, it probably will, but I reserve the right to explore differences between other inanimate objects.
My latest grocery store, “what is the difference between” moment was with Swiss cheese and baby Swiss cheese. After doing some research, I am ready to report the findings. Inevitably, I couldn’t help additionally delving into why Swiss cheese has holes.
I got the idea for dinner tonight by looking at The Taste of Home Cookbook, the 2006 edition’s steak fajita recipe. I ended up doing my own thing, though.
*Side note: the Cajun seasoning recipe I use is here.)
I bought the biggest onion I have ever seen today. And they were all this big, too. This one was 1.7 pounds.
This is a recipe I made up on the spot based on what I had on hand so I didn’t have to go shopping.
A nod to AllRecipes.com for this recipe, which I have altered slightly.
I tried this for the first time about five years ago, and have made it every once in awhile since then. The important thing with this recipe is to use a hardy bread, otherwise the bread falls apart. I did not have the right kind of bread today, and worked around it, so it can be done, but. . .use a hardy bread.
While I was making these cookies, I also prepared the dough for this recipe, as it has to sit for 24 to 36 hours (and the original recipe, which is here by the way, maintains that the dough can keep in the fridge for up to 72 hours).
These chocolate chip cookies were nothing short of wonderful.
Let me start this post off by saying that I am a cooker, not a baker. I have literally never tried to make cookies before, aside from helping my mom with Christmas cookies as a kid.
I found this cookie recipe on Bakestravaganza.com here, and I gave it a shot. They came out quite well. Okay, the second batch did.
Also, crushing Oreos can be really therapeutic.
My parents have had birds frequenting their apartment balcony. They have about half a dozen plants out there, including two hanging baskets, but where do the birds feel like building a nest? In the corner, by the door.