A tasty twist on tiramisu using the natural chocolate and coffee flavors found in a stout beer. I used Guinness for this recipe. The addition of peanut butter to the cheese layer adds another dimension of flavor that is unexpected but marries well with the coffee and chocolate flavors. I hope you enjoy this tasty and easy to make treat!
If you have never experienced the fun of a "Cook's Illustrated" cookbook or magazine you really need to get yourself one. They are extremely informative and their test kitchen takes the guess work out of what works and what doesn't. Their recipes have been tested to the hilt and I love the informative text that accompanies dishes. This is their Hummus recipe.
This is a great classic spinach salad with hot bacon dressing. I like it because the dressing is made with staples I always have in my kitchen so all I need to do is pick up some fresh spinach. You can add what you like to the salad: eggs, nuts, fruit, etc. This is from "Gourmet Magazine". If you've never attempted a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing this is an easy and impressive recipe that tastes yummy!
This is another recipe from my mother in law. I do love a recipe that has wine as an ingredient. You just have to have a glass after you open the bottle right? It's like that saying "I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in my food."
This is a great summer dish. The recipe calls for smoked pork chops which are pretty much already cooked and so you are just heating them through. Make the corn relish first as it can be served warm or at room temperature. Quick, easy, and tasty!
My grandma used to make us fried okra a lot when I was a child and I loved it. This version comes from the "Soul and Spice" cookbook. My family likes to eat the fried okra with ranch dressing or ketchup but it is equally good on its own.
This recipe is one of the first ones I created on my own as a young chef in my late teens. I made them for my husband soon after we started dating and I am pretty sure these mushrooms have something to do with our marriage . . .they way to a man's heart.
We like to eat this rice when we are having a "tropical" meal. This recipe comes from "Burt Wolf's Menu Cookbook". I usually just put all the ingredients in my rice cooker and just add a little extra water but it can be cooked on the stove as described below.
I always make this salad for winter holiday gatherings. It comes from "Quick Cooking" magazine. The salad is beautiful and incredibly yummy! There is always way too much dressing so I usually double or triple the salad amount depending on the crowd.
We have this the morning after we have grilled bratwurst. I boil my brats in beer, green bell pepper slices, and onion slices before grilling. The left over brats, peppers, and onions are great in a scramble (especially if you had too many beers the night before). :)
This is a great salad to have in the summer when my neighbor's gardens are in full force. Coming from a long line of gardeners my husband and I unfortunately lack green thumbs but we certainly know what to do with the abundance of produce that comes our way! Don't be alarmed by the large ingredient list, it's mostly pantry items. I usually just need to go and pick up some baby mozzarella balls and a loaf of ciabatta and I'm ready to go.