Here is perhaps the quickest recipe I have ever made for a pie/cobbler: mix 4 ingredients together, sprinkle on cherries (also would work with blueberries) and sugar and bake. Seriously … took all of 10 minutes to assemble, 30 minutes to bake. Imagine: putting this in the oven when you sit down for dinner, and have piping hot cobbler straight out of the oven for dessert. Pass the ice cream!
A few weeks ago, a friend was in Spain and he posted a photo of paella to his Facebook profile. More specifically, he posted a picture of a paella plate, empty, where his (apparently) very delicious paella had been. This got me to thinking about paella and that I hadn’t made any in a long time, and that I hadn’t posted a recipe to this site. So, I rectified that tonight by making this version with chicken, chorizo and shrimp. The one thing that I would be careful of is not to oversalt — when you are thickening the soffrito and then adding the stock, it could intensify the salt a lot so be careful. I didn’t oversalt, but it was close. Besides that, it was delicious.
Here’s something different: Lemon cookies. I was looking around at all sorts of recipes, looking for something refreshing and summery — yet in cookie form — and came across something similar but without the candied lemon peel and limocello. I though: How can I approve on this? And these cookies were born. They are light, a little tangy, and definitely refreshing. A real hit. If you don’t have limoncello, you could use a bit of vodka instead, or even an orange liqueur. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
Today is National Lobster Day so that seemed like a good excuse to each some lobster. Then again, I rarely need an excuse for a lobster roll. Or lobster anything, but lobster rolls are my favorite. But I thought that I would put this on the lunch table instead. You can use regular pasta instead of the spinach, and feel free to add other veg like peas or corn… also good and nice and summery!
Brownies and blondies: my go-to treat when I feel like baking and am too lazy to make cookies. So I made these blondies this weekend. Spectacularly moist, almost cake-like blondies, oozing with strawberry jam and the addition of peanut butter chips to up the PB quotient! Enjoy!