Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Mint Lemonade

Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes

Beehive Cupcakes

Fried Zucchini

Coconut Curry Chicken

Apricot Chicken, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Candied Carrots

Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Bean Custard

Chile Relleno Casserole with Roasted Veggies

These are some pictures of different things that I have made. 
The sugar cookies are a family tradition that we do with my Grandma, Aunt's, Uncle and Cousins every year around Christmas.
I haven't put much up on here, but I thought some pictures might be nice. I will try to get recipes up.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Black Box!

My Dad got a new smoker for his birthday and it is a tall black box. Today I put two butterflied Chickens and a Corned Beef Brisket on there to smoke for his birthday dinner. They look really good.
We haven't had dinner yet, so I'm not sure how tasty they are, but they sure do look good.
      To go with the meat we are having Potato Salad, Grilled Corn on the cob, fresh baked Rolls, and for dessert Oatmeal Cake with Penuche Icing.
I will post pictures of the meal soon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup
1 Bunch of Fresh Mint
2 Cups of Sugar
2 Cups of Water

Place sugar and mint leaves and steams into a blender or food processor. Blend together until sugar is green and mint in blended in. Put mint sugar into a sauce pan and add the water. Heat on high heat until it comes to a boil, reduce heat and boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Once syrup had cooled strain out the mint leaves and steams. The finished syrup should be green, and have a good minty flavor.

This syrup can be added to drinks, fruit, and desserts.

Mint Simple Syrup with Fresh Mint