Trying out recipes to pass on to you.

suggestions for you, and for ME

Posted: July 28th, 2009 | Author: leah | Filed under: Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

hi gang! long time no…type. but not long time no cook. i’ve been in the kitchen but it’s been a roller coaster of healthy rabbit food, then junk food, and finally back to cooking as usual. and i’ve been taking picts! coming soon the best dessert i’ve EVER made (so good we had it for breakfast the next day!) and one of the fanciest things i make–but way easy and super cheap.

until then, i have a few suggestions for you to try out before summer is gone. these have been a real hit at my house this month. (sorry, not my own picts)

first, a side we had last night with a healthy-fied version of philly cheese steak. Jamie Oliver’s roast potatoes with sage and orange.

at first i worried it would be too exotic and not “fried” enough for the hubs. but we didn’t miss the greasy “french” cousins at all. you roast diced potatoes (i used red) with whole garlic cloves, orange peel and sage in olive oil (i cut it back to 2 T). they come out crunchy brown and the sage and orange sizzle up nice crunching in your mouth. and who doesn’t like roasted garlic!? Check out the full recipe HERE

next, chili-corn custard squares. made them first for the hubs (we cleaned the pan between us) and second time for friends as an appetizer before seafood tacos. also, none left. and EASY! i wish it had fresh corn (calls for creamed corn) but the overall product is delish–good warm or room temp. maybe take to a picnic or pot luck. full recipe HERE.

and finally, tired of mojitos and margaritas this summer? me neither. but here is a fresh twist on summer favorites. it is so easy that i remembered it after hearing it once on the radio. watermelon margaritas!

trust me, i’m not even a watermelon lover. but these go down easy. too easy?! limit yourself to 1 or 2.

5 cups watermelon chunks, frozen (about half a 5 pound watermelon. toss cubes in a gallon ziplock and freeze at least 4-5 hrs)

1 cup silver tequila

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

1/4 cup sugar

combine all ingredients and blend until slushy. add ice if you like a thicker drink. garnish with a thin slice of watermelon or a lime wheel.

and now, suggestions from YOU. what have you been dying to make. too scared? failed before? what recipe would you like me to try out for you. i’m taking requests. you may see your suggestion in an upcoming blog.

i look forward to hearing from you!


5 Comments on “suggestions for you, and for ME”

  1. 1 Waylon Summers said at 11:02 am on July 28th, 2009:

    booo…if i don’t have your pics i have no hope for myself…although, the chili corn custard squares do sound tasty! oh, and when are you going to start grilling stuff???

  2. 2 Briana said at 11:26 am on July 28th, 2009:

    mmm, mmm, and mmm. :) p.s. we picked four squash blossoms for you today!!! they are chillin in the fridge as i type!

  3. 3 leah said at 11:54 am on July 28th, 2009:

    ws- i’m out of propane. but perhaps if you SUGGEST something TO grill i’ll do it.

  4. 4 leah said at 12:01 pm on July 28th, 2009:

    thanks b! maybe i can get them weds and cook them up fri!?

  5. 5 Brooke said at 11:23 pm on July 29th, 2009:

    Love the watermelon drink!! Seedless watermelon is the BEST invention ever! So yum! Our okra is coming in soon, so maybe you could do some kind of okra dish, oh, the possibilities!

    ~Brooke


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