Monday, July 5, 2010

Moving Time

The new site is up and runnning.  I will no longer be updating here.  Please go to the new site for all future updates.  And don't forget to change your bookmarks, google reader or blogroll to make sure you can find me. :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mommy Blog

A quick update for any of you who read my mommy blog as well as this food blog.  I moved "Becoming Mom" to a wordpress site.  It is now a private blog because, frankly, I had some creepy followers and since that blog is about my kid it just weirded me out.

So, if you read that blog you can comment here with your email address and I'll send you the info on how to access the new site.

"Burnt Toast" will be moving to a wordpress site soon too.  I discovered it is just too much work to update on 2 different hosts.  You will still be able to follow the blog, you'll just have to update the web address.  Or you can just use google reader which is what I'm doing now and it's so much easier.

There will be a new post soon.  I'm making pickles. ;)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Looking for a super simple dessert?  Like peanut butter and chocolate? Don't walk, run (well, "run" your fingers across the keyboard) and go here.  Try this pie now!!

I just adore The Pioneer Woman and all her blogs, but her cooking blog is what initially drew me in.  Last weekend I was in a need of a quick, easy dessert where I already had most of the ingredients on hand.  This one fit the bill and was a hit with the fam.  I didn't have a pie plate, so I just used a square dish and put the whole oreos in certain spots so people would know it had a chocolate crust.  You know me, always thinking. (Actually it was just a good excuse for more chocolate)

You will notice it is a very small portion size.  It is super rich, but so very worth it.  And a tall glass of milk doesn't hurt either!

I won't bore you with re-typing it.  I could never do it the justice PW does.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 30, 2010


I guess it's technically not quite summertime yet, but it sure feels like it! And the fresh corn is everywhere in the local grocery stores. I love to grill fresh ears of corn!

I came up with this recipe as a quick side the other night. It was a big hit and I'll be making it again!

Grilled Corn & Potato Salad
Source: Me

1 small white onion sliced in 1/2" slices (if you pulled them apart it would be like onion rings)
3 ears fresh corn, shucked
3 medium red potatoes, sliced in 1/4" slices
3 tbsp butter, softened
5 fresh basil leaves, minced
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper, to taste

In a medium saucepan, cover your potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Add some salt to flavor the potatoes. I'll leave how much up to your discretion. I like my potatoes salty.

Boil just until fork tender. Drain. Grill onions, corn and par boiled potatoes. Here's a hint: put the onion rings on a piece of foil on the grill to keep them from falling through when you turn them!) Remove from the grill and mince the onion (I used a mini chopper to make this job easier) and cut corn off the cob. Add to bowl with potatoes.

In a separate small bowl mix softened butter with basil and parmesan cheese. Add butter mixture to the potatoes, corn and onions. Toss until melted and covered with the yummy, cheesy, basily (and yes, I'm aware the last one's not a real word) butter.

I served it with some Italian dressing marinated chicken that I grilled along side the corn, potatoes and onions. This made for a pretty quick and fantastic summer dinner!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Easy Noodle Stir Fry

Super fast. Super Easy. And decently healthy. What's not to love?

I came up with this recipe because I was craving those noodles you get at the Japanese hibachi grill places. I used whole wheat spaghetti because I'm trying to eat a little more healthy, and honestly this was so good I don't think I'd even want to use the regular stuff. I only made a one person serving for my lunch, but I'll definitely be making this again for the fam soon.

Easy Noodle Stir Fry
Source: Me

1 serving whole wheat pasta, cooked and drained
1/4 white onion, sliced very thin
2 large cloves garlic, sliced thin
1 inch fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp spicy brown mustard
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
3/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onions and cook until they start to get lightly brown and translucent. While the onions are cooking, whisk together the ginger, mustard, pepper flakes, sesame oil and soy sauce in a small bowl. Add the garlic to the pan with the onions and saute a few more minutes. Turn the heat up to medium high and add the noodles. Stir fry about 2 minutes, then add the soy sauce mixture. Toss and cook a few more minutes, then serve and eat!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quick Product Rave

There is no recipe in this post, but be sure there will be some to come using this awesome stuff! If you make a lot of rice, soup or anything where you need chicken stock and you love Thai inspired food, this is the chicken broth for you:

I wanted to use my new rice cooker and this new culinary broth I got on sale, so I put the two together with a little rice, bell pepper and baby vidalia onions and wow! So good! If you like the coconut soup served at Thai restaurants you will love this stuff. It smells just like it and leaves a hint of those flavors in your rice. I will be purchasing more. No contest!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Easter!!

In an effort to avoid the "fun" of dying eggs with a toddler, we made jello eggs this year. I know, I'm no fun, but Logan is at the age where if he can't do things by himself he gets extremely agitated and I just didn't want to deal with the fall out. Plus, I can guarantee there would be some broken eggs. I promise, next year we will do it.

I got the exact recipe here.

These were really good and Logan liked eating them, well if I would cut them up for him. He couldn't seem to get the concept of biting all the way through them. We had Strawberry, Lime and Blackberry Fusion. Strawberry is still my favorite!

Not sure if these will become a yearly tradition or not. We had so many desserts that even with only 8 eggs they all didn't get eaten, but they were a big hit with the older folks. They just couldn't imagine jello as an Easter egg. ;)