Archive for September, 2008

Homemade Peaches & Cream (Improvised) Popsicles.

September 7th, 2008 1 comment

Peaches & Cream Popsicle

I came across the Peaches and Cream Pops recipe and fell in love with the picture.  It looked and sounded great.  I just had to make them immediately. 

Since I didn’t have actual Popsicle molds, I made mine in small plastic wine glasses generally reserved for a good picnic.  They worked well for this too.  I also used Yellow and White Peaches in mine, and added a little Honey, which is optional in the recipe.

My final picture isn’t as pretty as the one in the original recipe, but they tasted great.  I now want Popsicle molds and I’m inspired to make a multitude of flavors.  I currently have a fresh cut Pineapple on hand.   Hhmmmm, maybe that’s the next flavor.

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Corned Beef Hash Wannabe Inspired By Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.

September 6th, 2008 2 comments

It was very good, but more like diced Corned Beef and Potatoes with Onion, Garlic and Salt, rather than “Corned Beef Hash.”  I was watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and saw a similar recipe being made by a featured Diner.  I later looked it up on the TV Food Network’s website, re-watched the video online, and reviewed the posted recipe.  The recipe actually differs from the TV footage, so I prepared my own variation of the two.

I sauteed Sweet Onion, blanched the Potatoes and then combined them with the Onion and Salt.  I fried all a little longer then added the minced Garlic and Corned Beef, and after a few minutes placed the skillet in the oven and baked all at 450° for 15 minutes.  Although it was super tasty, it didn’t stick together like a true Corned Beef Hash.  Perhaps I should have mashed it or chopped all smaller to make it more authentic.  I believe Eggs are optional to this dish.

Drunkin’ Corned Beef & Its Traditional Sidekick.

September 5th, 2008 No comments

This recipe is effortless and delicious.  Just rub the Corned Beef Brisket with Brown Sugar and the Spice Mix that usually accompanies vacuum packed Corned Beef.  Pour any 12 ounce Beer lightly over the Brisket and into pot, cover and cook for 2 ½ Hours at 300°.

I like to cook Cabbage and Carrots on the side in a little Butter, Salt and Water, then I add a little Apple Cider Vinegar at the end.  I usually don’t add Potatoes to this dish because they tend to break apart.  I like all pictured with a little Mustard.  It works so well!


I’m An Equal Opportunity Taster And Curious Too.

September 4th, 2008 No comments

It’s Taco Bell’s Volcano Taco with Lava Sauce — The red Taco shell is kind of fun and different, but tastes exactly like their other hard Taco shell.  The Lava Sauce is pretty spicy and its flavor isn’t bad.  This particular Taco was a bit wimpy and the shell could have been more crisp, but it’s less than a buck.

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An Easy No-Frills Ham & American Panini.

September 3rd, 2008 1 comment

They’re somehow comforting and so good, crunchy and warm.  Any size Sandwich will do.  This is just a quick snack.  A small French Roll, shaved Ham, and American Cheese on my George Foreman.  His grill comes in handy, so don’t rule it out.  I want another Sandwich now.

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Gourmet Affordable Cupcakes Easily Made At Home.

September 2nd, 2008 No comments

I’m saving $3 a Cupcake.  The trick is to make them, so I created My Own Cupcake Shoppe.  I’ve tried to make mine better than those previously reported on Nibbles of Tidbits.  Some Cupcakes are better than I’ve purchased, but none as good as the best.  I’m still striving towards that. 

I made all Cupcakes pictured and will post the step by step process when advised that it’s not being published elsewhere.  That’s currently unknown.  Until then, enjoy the concept.  It was fun making them.  Better pictures to be provided in a future post.

So far I’ve made the following flavors:  Orange, Lemon, Lime, Raspberry, Pineapple Coconut, Carrot Pecan, Snickerdoodle, Marble, Bailey’s Irish Cream, White and Milk Chocolate Chips, and Chocolate Mint.

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Billy’s At The Beach – What A Treat.

September 1st, 2008 No comments

Although it was the smallest piece of Swordfish I’ve received in a restaurant, it tasted good — It was topped with a Lobster Sauce.  At first I thought they gave me a Filet Mignon (HA), but then recognized its flavor and texture.  I’d prefer a better cut next time, hopefully. 

The service was excellent and the Cadillac Margaritas were nice and strong.  And we had a lovely spot on the patio overlooking the harbor.  My friend’s Blackened Halibut was perfect.  She had a great cut with beautiful white meat.  I should have taken a picture of the inside.  Overall the experience was a treat on a Saturday afternoon.


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