Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sugar Saucers

sugar saucers

The same night I made the kanaches I made these "Sugar Saucers." Seriously a really good sugar cookie. I have been hunting for a recipe that tastes like the ones that Disneyland sells back by the Pooh ride, and these aren't close, but still buttery, crispy, and mmmmm.

I got this recipe and the kanache recipe from an awesome cook book called "The Pastry Queen." I highly recommend it!

Friday, April 3, 2009

This is NOT a food blog... but who's complaining?

Strawberry Kalaches

Last night while snarfing down a gigantic sugar cookie, I told a friend that sugar cookies encompassed everything that is right in the world. I stand corrected! Strawberry Kanaches encompass everything thats right in the world! Warm, sweet, soft, and reminiscent of your first jam sandwich... Let's curl up in a blanket today and eat the whole pan! Perhaps they will work their yummy magic and the world will be all better tomorrow.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mmmm Dinner


For the next few days I am making sandwiches for dinner. Not your ordinary PB and J or ham and cheese, but full blown, worth every bite sandwiches. Tonight was one of our favorites, the Muffaletta. I'm sure it's not that this sandwich has it's very own "stripper name" that makes it so delicious. It's the Italian pickled salad! The story goes that Italian workers taking their lunch break would balance their lunch of bread, cheese, meat, and olive salad on their laps until one day when the grocer had the simplest, yummiest idea to put it all together into an easy to hold sandwich. Though I have to say the olive salad falls everywhere ;)

To make a muffaletta all you need is a nice crusty roll, provolone and/or mozzerella, salami, ham, and the olive salad... to make that basically you need a handful each of black, kalamata, and spanish pimento stuffed olives, a clove or 2 of garlic, possibly some capers, a couple of peppericinis, pickled cauliflower, carrots, generous pouring of olive oil and red wine vinegar, and some oregano... all chopped up and mixed together. mmm I want to go make it again!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

You might not be mormon

but you will like this:

Pres. Uctdorf is one of my faves!