“Build a sandwich around 3 ingredients that start with the letters B.L.T.” that was the directive for this month’s challenge. And you know we’re not talking bacon, lettuce and tomato! Continue Reading
What would you do if you were challenged to prepare a dish that included nut butter, vinegar, green apple and bacon?
Think about it. Could you pull it off?
Could you think out-of-the-box like the 13 members of the Cooking Crew who participated in this month’s challenge.
Feast your eyes on some beautiful, tasty and, of course, creative recipes. Continue Reading
When I announced that I would be co-hosting a cooking challenge group, I knew immediately I wanted to get my son (the ‘visioneer’) to create a logo that brands and signifies our objective: modern, fresh and, most importantly, creative cooking. In fact, he gave us 3 logos with different images and varying shapes and sizes so that each group member could choose what best fits their blog – or mood. I’m going to feature all 3 in this round-up … just because.
Here’s our first challenge.
It wasn’t intended. I started to make some kind of dinner using about a 1/2 dozen fresh brussels sprouts.
I thought of a rice bowl. A brown rice bowl. Then, as I started to pull out other ingredients, I suddenly realized everything started with a “B” and I got amused. (I’m easy that way.) Continue Reading
Yes, apple is present everywhere in this dish!
I always try to take the theme of these challenges to some place different … some place unexpected. I knew immediately it would be featured in a savory dish: (1) for the obvious reason that I’m not a dessert-maker and (2) I love the yin and yang of sweet and savory.
You might think at first glance that this is complicated or fancy, but it’s really very simple. Continue Reading
This month’s 5 Star Makeover Challenge is “high tea”. High Tea? I don’t even own a teapot. Never did. On the very rare occasion I drink hot tea, I pop a mug with water and a teabag in the microwave.
… I don’t make pastries or eat gooey sweets either and I haven’t eaten white bread since I lost my baby teeth. That was a long time ago. These days, I’m more a ‘vino y tapas‘ kind of gal. Continue Reading