It is Pi Day, which means it is also the birthday of The Recipe Hoarder blog. Two years. And they said it wouldn’t last. Ok, it has only sort of lasted, but I’m sure someday I will be able to add to the robust one-post-a-month thing I have going right now. Oh, life. Why can’t you be more accommodating of my hobbies? Continue reading ‘Tortilla & Black Bean Pie’
Tags: Black Beans, Cheese, Corn, Tortillas
Tags: Cider Vinegar, Jalapenos, sugar
Oh, these pack a wallop. They are super hot, super sweet, and super delicious. A little goes a loooooong way. A really long way. We will be eating these for years.
My favorite preparation of these little babies is finely diced, mixed with cream cheese, and spread on a cracker, which you can see above. I needed just a couple tablespoons of the candied jalapenos plus a little bit of the liquid from the jar to 8 ounces of softened cream cheese. So good. Continue reading ‘Cowboy Candy’
Tags: Apples, Bell Peppers, Limes
We used this salsa to top some sort of generic grilled pork chops, and it was tasty. I used Fuji apples, but Cooking Light also recommends Spartan, Jonagold, and Liberty apples.
I’ve reduced the amount of lime juice from the original recipe, because we thought there was just a little bit too much of it. Ok, there was a lot too much. We might have lost a little tooth enamel. Next time I make this, I’ll start with just a couple of tablespoons of lime juice, then add if needed. The large amount of lime juice did leave the apples looking beautiful, but I can live with a little brown on my apples if it means I get to keep my enamel.
Continue reading ‘Apple Salsa’
Tags: Chocolate, Dried Cherries, Pecans
My final final of the semester is finally done. It was exciting—the power went out at the testing center about three quarters of the way through the exam. I was really glad I was taking a pencil and paper test and not a computerized exam like most of the people in the room.
So, I am on break for about 2 weeks. I still have to work during this time, but I don’t have to do homework when I get home from work, so I have that going for me. I’m hoping to get caught up on some recipe posts over break (also: organize the basement, organize my desk, hem a bunch of pants, catch up on some TV shows, finish the Hunger Games books, and sleep).
This pie is part of the posting catch-up—we had this pie at Thanksgiving and my mom has been asking me for the recipe for a few weeks. It is really tasty, kind of like a chocolate-covered cherry in pecan pie form—that totally makes sense, right? Continue reading ‘Chocolate-Glazed Cherry-Pecan Pie’
Tags: Broth, Half & Half, Onions
These onions were a new addition to our Thanksgiving meal this year. I believe this is also the first time I have used boiling onions. New recipe. New ingredient. Maybe not the best idea for a holiday meal, but it turned out great (also, there were three people at our Thanksgiving meal, so there wasn’t a lot of pressure). The onions were wonderfully sweet, and the sauce was the perfect compliment. Since we were a small crowd, I halved the recipe below. Continue reading ‘Creamed Roasted Onions’
Tags: Eggs, Pumpkin, sugar
Work and school, school and work—that’s pretty much all I am doing these days. I have been cooking, but I haven’t been doing a lot of writing about what I’ve been cooking (I have been writing Python programs and HTML code, so I have that going for me). Even though there has been a lot going on outside of the kitchen, I did get one of the “I have always wanted to make that” items crossed off of my list: pumpkin pie made from a for real pumpkin.
I say I am going to make this pie for Thanksgiving every year, and every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, I can’t find sugar pumpkins at my grocery store. They are plentiful in the weeks before Halloween, but they disappear shortly after. This year, I bought early. Continue reading ‘Pumpkin Pie (from a real pumpkin!)’