Thanks to everyone for their congratulations on my last post! I’m thrilled to be a registered dietitian and I can’t wait to get started in the field. BUT, first things first – finish that Master’s degree, Jessie!
Now, a subject dear to my heart: you! I’ve had many occasions to be inspired by the culinary talents of my fellow bloggers. One of my favorite posts on THIH is a post I wrote a year ago detailing a few of my favorite blogger recipes from Lazaro Cooks and Snacking Squirrel. I’ve made a few more blogger recipes since then, like Denise‘s Apple, Bacon, and Onion Galette and Joanne‘s Nigerian Baked Beans.
Now, I present to you some of the blog recipes I’ve made in recent months:
Beginning with: Steamed Eggs with Silken Tofu and Conpoy (dried scallops) from luvtoeat, as thoroughly enjoyed in my last post:
The star of this dish is the marinated chicken – tender and flavorful, my dear reader. I’m already dreaming of more grilled flatbread topped with this chicken.
I didn’t strain the cordial before
gulping it down slowly sipping it like a lady because … okay, I was lazy, I admit it! Geez.
I also used the syrup from Faith’s recipe to make raspberry cordial à la Anne of Green Gables (without Anne’s disastrous results!). The cordials were light and not too sweet. Mixed with a little water or seltzer, these cordials will definitely be a summertime regular.
We had four kinds of Gouda in our fridge, so naturally I had to use them all. The Goudas ranged from a young Gouda on the lower right, counterclockwise to a crumbly, aged Gouda on the lower left (you never realize how weird the word “Gouda” looks until you use it three times in one sentence):
At first, I though I had messed up the cherry glaze. I mean, look at this!
However, upon tasting the dark, rich syrup, my first thought was, “WOW!” Even Peter, who detests cherries, loved this glaze.
Crisp sweet pear, tart cherry, and creamy Gouda. What a combo.
Sorry, Tollhouse … you ain’t got nothin’ on this cookie! This cookie is hands-down the BEST chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever tasted. I don’t even know how to describe how they’re different – denser and gooey-er, if that makes sense? In any case, I was inhaling these as soon as I pulled them out of the oven. I made these as a fun treat for Peter while he’s studying for the bar, and now he thinks I’m the best wife ever!
(By the way, if you haven’t yet checked out Monet‘s blog, I urge you to do so: she writes some of the most beautiful posts I’ve ever read.)
Blogger recipes in the queue:
Cashew Nut Cookies from I Just Love My Apron
Hot Crossed Buns from A Canadian Foodie
Peach Cookie Pineapple No-Bake Cake from Foodessa (hmm, I can see a definitely dessert trend here … okay, okay, here are some non-dessert items I can’t WAIT to try:)
Yew char kway (a.k.a. you tiao) from Bread Expectations
Tumeric-Infused Quinoa Salad from Teczcape
Have a great week, everyone!
Q: Do you ever try blog recipes? What YOUR favorite blog recipe? I’m looking for even more to try!