Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cardamon Rice Pilaf

This week's French Friday's recipe was Cardamon rice pilaf. This was my first time cooking with cardamon and I have to say it won't be my last. I loved all the flavors in this rice and think it will be a repeat in our house. If you would like to know more about French Fridays with Dorie check it out here

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Macaron Madness

It's that time again! The time when I decide to waste an entire day doing one thing, trying to perfect french macarons. This time I made mango flavored with mango filling, lemon with lemon curd filling and pistachio with french buttercream filling. This is a very addictive hobby. I am thinking of ways to make the next batch as soon as I finish the first batch. It's weird. I hope to one day make a fabulous macaron. I could look forever at some expert macaron makers like her and her.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bacon Egg & Asparagus Salad

After a brief absence from French Fridays with Dorie I have made my return! This week's recipe was the Bacon, egg and asparagus salad. I loved everything about the salad except one thing... the runny egg yolk. I wimped out. I know I probably would have been fine but I just didn't trust the freshness of my eggs and well nobody was really into trying it. So I went with the old standard hard boiled eggs. I think the runny yolk probably adds to the flavor and consistency of the dressing that lacked a bit without it. Overall it looked nice and we all enjoyed it!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Egg Salad

Today the boys are having egg salad in a spinach tortilla, olive cheese wheels, carrots and a couple of peanut butter chocolate chip mini muffins. For some awesome lunch ideas check out What's for Lunch Wednesdays