Days like this make me feel so industrious. 9 quarts of marinara from scratch, ready for the freezer, using Italian San Marzano tomatoes and fresh organic ingredients. Such a beautiful 2 hour labor of love, but so worth it. Thanks Giadia DeLaurentis for the best recipe ever for marinara. Check out the recipe here on … Continue reading Marinara sauce, from scratch.
Raisin pecan oatmeal cookies, cooling. My whole house smells like a bakery. I will be having sweet dreams tonight, for sure… Continue reading Milk and cookies, anyone?
The cookie monster in me has come out! About to put these homemade raisin pecan oatmeal cookies in the oven while I’m still nibbling on the chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. I just might start selling cookie dough…they are just that good right off the spoon! 🙂 Continue reading Raisin pecan oatmeal cookies…in the making.
The finished product…Jamaican rice with pigeon peas. Who needs a rice cooker? Not me, I’m just good like that. Lol! Continue reading I present to you…Jamaican rice and pigeon peas.
These are how ripe plaintains should be, actually could be a little darker, with a slight firmness without being too mushy. Slice and fry in some coconut oil, with a sprinkle of cinnamon for good measure, and you are in for the best sweet, wholesomely, delicious treat that $3 can buy! I can’t wait to … Continue reading Don’t pass up those plaintains!
Want to know what’s cooking? Jamaican rice with pigeon peas, ”Mon!” What you see is the fresh thyme that will simmer down into the most flavorful, fluffy, rice and hearty pigeon peas, along a backdrop of coconut milk, chicken stock, fresh grated ginger, and habanero pepper for a little kick. Paired with fried plaintains and … Continue reading ”Hey, Mon!” What’s for dinner?
Since we’re doing oatmeal, we might as well make some cookies too. I’m going to “bake” myself happy filling up the cookie jar! Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies Recipe : Ina Garten : Recipes : Food Network. Continue reading Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies Recipe : Ina Garten : Recipes : Food Network