Recipe: Electric Pressure Cooker 4-Minute Potato Salad

In Cooking, Open Thread, Recipes by TaMara (HFG)

I have a house full of people. I’ve sent them off to the movies to cool down. It is uncharacteristically hot here this week. I’m having a whole-house attic fan installed, but it wasn’t a rush because I wasn’t expecting an unprecedented number of 95-100 degree days. So we sweat. Luckily, I did buy the new grill/smoker, so meals have been a breeze. Yesterday I decided since I dug up potatoes, we needed potato salad. And since I have a Multi-pot electric pressure cooker I could do it without heating up …

A Late Snack: Caramel Swirl Cake

In Cooking, Food, Open Thread, Recipes by Adam L Silverman

I made a caramel swirl layer cake with salted caramel ganache for Mother’s Day brunch last week. I adapted the white layer cake recipe from Epicurious, which you can find at this link. Or use your own preferred white cake recipe. The adaptation was swirling salted caramel ganache into the cake batter before putting it into the oven. Salted Caramel Ganache 8 ounces of caramels (If you have a recipe for caramels you like and want to do the work, then make them. If there is a for purchase caramels …

Recipe Exchange: Multi-Pot Quick Recipe

In Cooking, Open Thread, Recipes by TaMara (HFG)

I’ve been using my multi-pot electric pressure cooker a lot. I’ve been making my standard pressure cooker recipes, including a delicious pot roast  (recipe here – although I’ve been using  whiskey instead of wine and really liking the flavor) My multi-pot came with both a steamer tray and a steam basket. The former is so you can steam instead of boil your food and the latter so  you can cook two items at once. On a busy day, I may not cook fancy, but with a pressure cooker  you can …

Saturday Recipes: Electric Pressure Cooker Update and Bonus Pups

In Cooking, Dog Blogging, Recipes by TaMara (HFG)

First up – we have an Authors in Our Midst/Writers Chatting tomorrow. Same chat time, same chat place (12:30/11:30/10:30/9:30).  Now back to our recipes: Yummy photo by the great JeffreyW I have used my Multi-Pot consistently for the last few weeks. I made two batches of soup, pulled pork, pasta sauce and two batches of rice. The first batch of rice I was all cocky and used the simple pressure cooker setting and my own time – because you know, I’m the Queen of Pressure Cooking – well, that didn’t turn …

Recipe Thread: Winter Cooking Blues

In Cooking, Recipes by TaMara (HFG)

As promised.. I’m so very tired of winter cooking. Stews, soups (ok, I’m never really tired of soup), roasted meats and veggies. Time to freshen things up. But with what? The produce section is often disappointing with flavorless items that haven’t seen the light of day. But there are some bright spots and with those I can wave away the winter cooking blues. First up: Peppers and onions. This is the time of year when you can find a variety of sweet peppers in all kinds of colors at a …

Friday Recipe Open Thread: Super Bowl Favorite Snack Recipes

In Cooking, Recipes by TaMara (HFG)

By request, I’m posting some snack recipes. It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, when you sit down to stuff your face with favorite snack foods, drink beer and watch the Super Bowl Commercials.  I think there is some football in there somewhere. It has become a tradition to repost these recipes, some of my favorites. I’ve added JeffreyW’s Hot Wings to the group. Click here for his deep fried wings (pictured above) and Bleu Cheese Dip. For all his Hot Wing variations, click here. You can’t go wrong with nachos – easy and …

Get the Emergency Tiara!

In Food, Open Thread, Recipes by Adam L Silverman

In case you were wondering, I do in fact have the emergency tiara: (What? You think on what Cole pays us I had a real tiara?) Last night around 10 PM I went out to the fridge in the garage to get the boneless leg of lamb out so I could prep it to roast today. Just a basic kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper rub so it formed a nice pelicule overnight before roasting. I open the fridge door and what greets me? The rank, rancid smell of …

Saturday Night Recipes

In Cooking, Dog Blogging, Open Thread, Recipes by TaMara (HFG)

Been a busy week with Scout and work. She’s settling in nicely. The obligatory photo is at the end of this post. ;-) I had someone request my recipe for Creamy Roasted Poblano Soup and you can find that here. Meanwhile, I had a friend request meatloaf, so it gave me a chance to test a new recipe.  JeffreyW linked to this recipe originally and I had been looking for an opportunity to give it a try. When I went to make it, I adapted it to what I had on hand and …

Saturday Night Recipe Thread (Bonus Puppeh)

In Cooking, Dog Blogging, Recipes by TaMara (HFG)

This is such an easy dinner. Season bone-in chicken thighs (you can use breasts if you prefer, bone-in is key) with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. I gently pull up the skin and sprinkle spices underneath and replace the skin. I brush a bit of olive oil over them and then place them on top of halved potatoes and zucchini, also brushed with a bit of olive oil. Roast at 375 degrees. Pear Crisp is delicious. It is my basic Apple Crisp recipe (below), added some walnuts and yum! This is …

Who’s Hungry? A Hearty New Year’s Day Meal

In Food, Open Thread, Recipes by Adam L Silverman

I was inspired by all the discussion in the pressure cooker thread and made beef stew for dinner. I don’t have a pressure cooker, so I did this in my stockpot on the stove top. Ingredients 3 lbs of stew meat cut into 1/2 inch chunks 2 sweet onions cut in half and sliced thin 1 whole head of garlic cloves, peeled 5 turnips (I used these instead of potatoes, if you’re a potato person, use potatoes) chopped into cubes 1 bag of carrots chopped 2 bay leaves Kosher salt …

Who Wants Dessert? Peanut Butter Cup Pie

In Food, Open Thread, Recipes by Adam L Silverman

I did a wee bit of baking for today. My sister in law requested that I make her a peanut butter cup pie. Which I did. I also made another salted caramel cheesecake (recipe at the link). So I hope everybody wants dessert! (sorry about the lighting…) Peanut Butter Cup Pie Crust: 1 and 1/2 cups of crushed chocolate graham grackers 1/2 stick of sweet unsalted butter melted Coat a 10 inch wide, as deep as you’ve got pie pan with cooking spray or wipe with sweet, unsalted butter. Combine the …

A Late Evening Snack: Salted Caramel Cheesecake

In Food, Open Thread, Recipes by Adam L Silverman

Earlier this week I broke out the emergency tiara, frilly apron, and matching oven mitts to make a salted caramel cheesecake. This was a favor for the Mom who was giving it as a gift. So I did the salted caramel parts while she did the cheesecake parts. Here’s the recipe. Cheesecake 3 eight ounce bars of cream cheese 3 eggs 8 ounces of sour cream 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons of butter Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. …