Thursday, July 28, 2016

Baked Veggie Bites/Tasty Thursday

Tasty Thursday

 Tuesday, we tried the recipe above, Veggie Bites.
Zucchini fresh from the garden was our vegetable choice.
Love breaded zucchini. 
Love pretty much anything breaded.

Assembly line for the young chef.

Not quite sure how these were supposed to be edible. 
I even sprayed some extra butter on them, turned them once again, (actually 4 times) and still they were gritty and mushy. 
Breading was non existent.
Definitely not a keeper. 
We had Doritos instead for snack. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Another Brick in the Wall/Tasty Thursday

Tasty Thursday

While on his laptop last weekend, my husband sent me a link after I'd just been commenting about needing to use up my canned apple from last year. Tip Hero was his go to for that day.
This is a glutenous version of German Apple Pancakes.
Time to try out the gluten-free variety.
Our baking mix of choice has the leavening agents already included.
Cast iron skillet is a must. So many good reasons to use that I could do another post just on that topic.
Maybe later.
Powdered sugar topped off and doused while still warm. 
Did I mention it's a little messy?
You can't have your pudding if you don't eat your meat keeps repeating in my brain when I view this pic.
Happy Tasty Thursday!
Make it a good one.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thank You Tax Dollars/Tasty Thursday

Tasty Thursday
The year is 2008 and the Spanish class is doing a "Hands-on" cooking activity. Memorized from that class moment, she replicated a delicious meal for her father and I. I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday and my eldest made this for us for supper on Sunday evening and has not made it since that Spring of her freshman year. She's now entering Grad School. Proof that cooking with your kids is a memorable experience. I highly encourage you to Brave those dirty dishes and mess potential.
Now that I'm off my soap box, here's the event in pictures.
I present:
Chorizo Con Huevos y Nopalitos (Eggs with Chorizo and Cactus)

And no I couldn't stand idly by and let her do All the cookin.
My lil contribution from the garden......
Sauteed zucchini w/minced garlic in butter and olive oil.

Warming some corn tortillas. No butter or oil.
And don't forget the hot sauce. (not being paid to promote this brand. Pick whatever you like)
Ta Da!! Topped with some shredded cheese is how I completed my plate. You could add some sour cream or guacamole if desired. 
As for those tax dollars, well I'm pretty happy how things panned out. Pardon the pun. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Philly in Missouri

Tasty Thursday

The summer goodness of my garden is getting in full swing in the last week with fresh zucchini, cucumbers, Japanese eggplants, beets, green beans, green peppers, and tomatoes. All before July 4th!! This is a record year for sure. Peas were just the beginning.

But we enjoyed something a little different last Thursday and I'm sharing a couple pictures here.

With a recent trip to Columbia, Missouri, Ron and Rachel returned with a delicious sandwich alternative for the gluten intolerant in our household. These little baguettes were enough for the 3 of us to have some homemade Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. Udi's did a remarkable job with this bread version. You could not tell the gluten was eliminated in its flavor or texture. I highly recommend these! (not paid to endorse)
Now.... to do some experimenting with sandwich fillings :)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dad's. The Sugar On The Donuts/Tasty Thursday

Tasty Thursday

Pinterest, you saved the day. I'm not usually too sure of Pinterest cooking ideas, but this time you came through. I wanted the kids to cook for their Father's Day gifts and with a little hesitation, I dove in with this Pin:

So we bought those refrigerator biscuits and cut out our donut shapes.
Melted butter and Cinnamon/Sugar mixture ready and waiting.
I did the frying part --- in Vegetable Oil. (I would not try baking these. Frying is the only way to go)

After a slight cooldown, I let the kids do the dunking. 
Aren't the marker covered fingers just the sweetest thing ever?!
Love Cookin' With Kids!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Braggin Rights/ Tasty Thursday

Tasty Thursday

This is my 5 foot tall pea garden with my daughter as astounded as I am this year. Talk about bumper crop. I can tell you I plan on using the same planting recipe next year and will hopefully be onto something here :) Maybe I'll share it if this isn't just a fluke.

So spent the better part of my evening after hours snapping green beans and shelling those peas. This was just the beginning.
Took this evening shot as I sat outdoors waiting for our kitty to eat. She has several stray cats who like to bully her out of her dish of food. 
Anyway, these late hours kept me from creating a fancy dish. 
We simply ate soup this Tasty Thursday.
But it was Homemade!
What is your favorite homemade soup?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Save Room For Dessert/ Tasty Thursday

Tasty Thursday

Strawberries, I'd pick you above all fruits!
They don't really need sugar, fluffy white cool whip, yogurt, ice cream or chocolate.
But why not indulge on a lazy, warm, summer Sunday afternoon?
So we did.
I present a so-o-o-o simple recipe for gluten free shortcake. 
There is a reason they made bowl mixers with covers. I would recommend using yours
.............. or borrow your mother's.
Do you know how powdery corn starch can be?
Even more than powdered sugar.
So you've been warned.

 We used paper baking cups instead of the grease-your-pan method.
There were a dozen.
Someone couldn't wait. And of course, there always needs to be a taster :)
Guess they pass the taste test.
I split them in half for more cake per bite.
Here are those glorious strawberries all decked out!
And yes I shared :)