Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Recently I had this salivating craving for pasta dressed with oil. It's not over powered by a marinara or cream sauce. The oil acts as a saucy medium and helps intensify the natural flavors for the vegetables and herbs you use. Simplicity is key, it only takes a few good components to snazzily dress a dish.
Ingredients: pasta of your choice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms, cilantro, grated parmesan, meats/fish
Salt your boiling water. Grab a hand ful of pasta, makes 4-6 servings depending on your palm size.
Drain when al dente. Reserve some of that boiling liquid. About a cupful.
Friday, December 10, 2010
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups margarine
3/4 cup sugar
splash of vanilla
1 cup milk
1 cup of chocolate chips, or nuts, fruit..etc
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2.Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
3. In a mixing bowl, cream together margarine and sugar. Add egg and vanilla.
4. Mix dry ingredients in, alternating with milk.
5. Fold in chocolate chips.
6. Bake for 30 minutes.
I make this dish probably twice a week sometimes. Fast, easy, and the taste hasn't become bland to me yet.
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