Posts tagged "recipe"
Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

So a co-worker took me to Olive Garden for the lunch a few weeks ago and I’m not ashamed to admit that I was looking forward to eating my body weight in bread sticks. When the soup and salad lunch came though, I was obsessed with this soup. It was warm and filling and just...
Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

Everything is better with bacon. A favorite local restaurant of our makes bacon pepper jelly that I just can’t get enough and that began my search for how to make it at home. This recipe isn’t the same as the restaurant, but I love it just the same. Bacon Jam adapted from Martha Stewart 1lb...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I had a mini pie-a-palooza over the last couple of weeks and this seems to be the winner of them all. This pie is most famous for belonging to In Jennie’s Kitchen. If you haven’t heard the story of Jennie and her husband Mikey, then you should go to her blog. In this season of...
Spicy Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Spicy Pumpkin Seed Brittle

It’s fall and the holiday season is right around the corner which means I start to go into hyper drive with cooking and crafting. I was inspired to make this brittle from the Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle post on Craftzine. I have a brittle recipe I love though, so I add some spices and pumpkin...
Adobo Root Beer Pulled Pork

Adobo Root Beer Pulled Pork

This blog is quickly becoming the Distracted Chef. I’m certainly on a cooking kick lately and this following recipe is something I mixed up a few weeks ago and is something I swear I could eat every day. I was inspired by The Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork, but I had to put...
Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

It is like 1,000,000,000 degrees outside still and the only thing I can think about is ice cream. I’ve been churning out ice cream, sorbets and popsicles for months now. This one is my favorite and is pretty trendy right now. It’s just delicious. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 1...
Cheese Pops

Cheese Pops

I love a good cheese ball. You’ve probably heard of cake pops from the crazy talented Bakerella and now here are some pops on the savory side, cheese pops. I got inspired from the Bacon Pops post on The Kitchn, but to be honest I just wanted an easy way out so I cut a...
Caramel & Chocolate Covered Apples

Caramel & Chocolate Covered Apples

What is Fall without some caramel apples? You see these fancy apples in gourmet stores these days and they can cost $10 or more. For the same $10 you can make a batch for you with plenty left over for gifts. I use Honey Crisp apples for this since they are huge and they’re sweet...
Chocolate Macarons with Strawberry Cream Filling

Chocolate Macarons with Strawberry Cream Filling

A recipe in pictures first. The real recipe is below. Chocolate Macarons with Strawberry Cream Recipe Macarons are notoriously fussy so the two things that are an absolute must are a food scale and a larger sifter. You’ll also need a large pastry tip(Wilton’s 12 or Ateco #807) and parchment or Silpat. For the meringue...

Hush Puppies

During my youth in Louisiana, I became acquainted with hush puppies at an early age. I’ve never been crazy about seafood, so hush puppies were always my favorite part of any fish fry. Like many foods, I miss how my mother made them and never can seem to find good hush puppies in restaurant. I’m...