So...I was bad about blogging last year, you know that already. I was also bad about taking pictures of food. Some pictures did get taken, but not posted, some posts got started but were never published because there were no pictures...see a pattern.
I wanted to give you some of the foods completed last year that I actually took pictures of, to include these pumpkin pancakes (Martha Stewart recipe) you see to your left.
This was a little breakfast sandwich I was working on, on an asiago bagel. This bagel sandwich made me contemplate all of my egg mishaps in life.
An ebelskiver is a delightful filled pancake. There is a special pan that you can get to make these little pillows of goodness. As you can see below I made a sweetened cream cheese mixture and added chocolate chips to it for the center. Tasty!
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Filling:
1 pkg cream cheese (at room temp)
1/2 cup powdered sugar (more or less to taste)
a dash of vanilla extract
a handful of chocolate chips
Mix together well with an electric mixer.
Sean and I grilled out a few times this past year too...this was a burger from this past summer.
This was a sausage skillet with gnocchi. I was trying to find a a way to use left over grilled peppers and this is what I came up with. Simple, pretty and pretty tasty.
This is my mom's famous chili. It is probably one of my favorite things to make and one that I try to make often since it is in my top 5 comfort foods. I will do a blog post on this sometime in the future.
Maple bacon scones...all I have to say is BACON!!!!
Chicken salad...I was trying to make a chicken salad that was similar to a restaurant here in town that I love to get chicken salad at, Flying Star. I think I came close...very close.
Blackberry skillet cobbler...I have a fondness for my cast iron skillets. I used my new 12" skillet for this cobbler. The cobbler tasted great, but it ate the finish off the bottom of my skillet. I had to put 2 coats of lard on the bottom of the thing to get it started on seasoning again.
Coconut cupcakes (Ina Garten recipe)...these were my contribution to a "Food Network" themed Thanksgiving.
Marshmallows (Alton Brown recipe)...I'm sorry but there are few things more satisfying than making marshmallow. Making marshmallows just makes me happy.