Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Members

For the first time in a few weeks, let's welcome some new members...

Rachel of Rachel Hearts Food:

I'm an amateur cook who likes to experiment in the kitchen while trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. As a newly married woman, I try to find or create recipes that are quick, hearty, and still healthful while satisfying both my husband and myself.


Chaya of Chaya's Comfy Cook Blog:

I cook kosher and gluten free-quite a combination. I am holding my own adapting recipes to "normal" ones. I love to cook and bake and experiment with recipes. I love to share my food with my family and friends and my fifth grade students who get spoiled with my cookies.

Welcome Ladies!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tell All - Oven Baked Onion Rings

Let's talk onion rings.

I have made these a bunch of times and posted my version when we first started blogging. Don't be afraid to experiment with adding flavors to the coating. I like to add dried thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder.

I think as long as you are not expecting to have battered and deep fried onion rings, you will enjoy these.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tell All - Aromatic Noodles with Lime Peanut Sauce

You know the drill.

I already made it with some udon noodles and it was super delicious.

It is a 5 star recipe on the Food Network but there were a handful of reviewers who said they disliked the sauce, not enough flavor, it was just PB and noodles. So check out the reviews. I suspect that if you have a lot of experience with this kind of flavor profile you may already have a combination that you are used to or that you prefer. So feel free to change this around to fit your own preferences. Some also suggested using rice vermicelli or some other lighter asian noodle instead of regular whole wheat pasta.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Best of CEiMB - July 9, 2009

Lobster Roll:
This guilt free creamy lobster or shrimp roll is a great way to healthily indulge in shellfish on those lazy day summertime picnic's. The Greek yogurt and mayo sauce is a great canvas to adapt for your own tastes.


This week Tessa from Handle the Heat took top billing:

And runner up goes to Liz of The Not So Skinny Kitchen:

There were quite a few really great pictures this week. It was hard to choose only two. Keep it up everyone!!!


Best post goes to our lovely hostess this week, MacDuff of Lonely Sidecar. If you read Duff's blog on a regular basis then you know that she always has some interesting and hysterical commentary on whatever is going on in her life at the time. And she has a wonderful way of always tying it into food.

Duff explains in her post the reason she picked this recipe was because she had plans to spend a long weekend up in Maine at The Lawyer from Southie's (TLFS) family beach house. However, just getting there was a bit of a scary ordeal.

The Lawyer from Southie took me up for a weekend at his family's home on the coast of Maine. In order to get there, we had to drive, then take a ferry, then drive again. I mentioned the rain, right? The rain was torrential. We snaked up the coast of Maine going about 30mph in the dark, with a rainstorm that was sure to wash the outlets at Freeport away. TLFS started referring to our camera as "The Black Box," only because if we were found dead, the video of us driving in the thunder and lightning, rocking out to Def Leppard and dodging huge bolts of THE LORD'S WRATH would be the only thing to let our family know that we loved them.

I think I speak for everyone when I say I am happy to know that they made it there and back alive. Check out the rest of her post to be regaled about tales of croquet and couples in coordinated argyle sweaters (and I am not hating on the argyle sweater, I love a nice argyle).

Great job to all this week. Can't wait for next week's noodles - I already made them and they are super delicious.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tell All - Shrimp or Lobster Roll

Dish here about this one.

You could also use langostino tails instead of lobster.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Best of CEiMB - July 2, 2009

Breakfast Cookies:
A delicious and healthy breakfast (or anytime) treat, made tender with whole wheat pastry flour, these tasty morsels are like a cross between a cookie and a muffin.

The recipe can be found on the Food Network website.


There breakfast cookies were a popular pick and there were quite a good few pictures this week so it was hard to chose the best.

This week best photo goes to the lovely Pamela of Cookie with Boys:

Runner up goes to Joanne of Apple Crumbles:


This week best post goes to Cathy of The Tortefeasor. As we all know, this recipe called for a jar of baby food, and I think this gave her husband a quick scare when he saw it sitting on the counter:

My poor hubs almost had a heart attack when he came home and saw that sitting on the kitchen counter. He said "What's THIS for??" and I saw the color drain from his face. I don't know if he felt any better when I told him it was just for the cookies I was making. Yeah, he probably did.

Haha. That it classic!

Great job to everyone this week, I am always glad to see a recipe that so many enjoyed.

Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Member

Hi Everyone,

Let's welcome Heide of Chez Zero

I want to start trying new recipes on a regular basis, and thought this would be a good way to make myself accountable! I work fulltime, atwm married and have two wee girlies, and love sewing and reading cookbooks -- now I just have to start USING my cookbooks!