Saturday, December 31, 2011
New Years Resolutions, a Recipe, and a Recap
I tend to not make resolutions that I know I won't be able to accomplish. Last year I chose to figure out how to make the perfect burger, and succeeded with a little Taste No. 5 and butter, so it seems right that I follow that up with resolving to finally be able to make a great steak.
Theoretically, I'd like to be able to say no more, and cut people out of my life who bring me down- both easier said than done. So, I'll aim for the steak and cross my fingers for the other two.
Do you have resolutions this year? What are they?
I spent Christmas Day cooking with my mom and sister. Well, not all day. We're a very relaxed family. Other than the turkey and desserts everything basically was cooked in the two hours before dinner. We had planned on doing baked potatoes, but my sister suggested we did twice baked potatoes instead. It had been so long since I had spent a holiday with my entire family that I had forgotten about these gems, so I was happy to see them and taste them again.
Twice Baked Potatoes
This recipe comes from the kitchens of the Ann Arbor Fire Department, aka, my dad.
4 large russet potatoes
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
Bake potatoes, this can either be done in the microwave or oven.
Preheat oven to 350. Cut in half and hollow out with a spoon, leave enough so the shell stays together. Put the hollowed out potato filling in a separate bowl. Place hollowed out potatoes on a baking sheet.
loosely mix potato filling with all ingredients above and with a spoon fill the hollowed out potatoes with the mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
If you want, sprinkle the top with extra cheese, scallions, or bacon.
Cook at 350 for 20 minutes.
Meatless has never tasted more like home.
My most popular recipe this year was my Vegan Corn Casserole
Other great bloggers that have influenced me this year:
Cooking With Books http://cookingwithbooks.blogspot.com/
Nutmeg Nanny http://www.nutmegnanny.com/
Not Rachael Ray http://www.notrachaelray.com/
Farmgirl Gourmet http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/
Pastry Chef Online http://www.pastrychefonline.com/
The Peche http://www.thepeche.com/
The Pioneer Woman (who has also influenced my closet) http://thepioneerwoman.com/
Love Big Bake Often http://lovebigbakeoften.blogspot.com/
This virtual party is being hosted by Lora and Sanjeeta kk.
For more great bloggers, see the photos below
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