Monday, November 29, 2004
Monday, November 22, 2004
It's hard to believe that it has only been a couple of years ago that I started to eat pumpkin. I never like pumpkin pies before. (I still only eat them if I made it now.) Being Chinese, I didn't eat any pumpkin growing up either. Somewhere along the way though, I learned to like the sweetness of it. So I've been trying to find more ways to incorporate pumpkin in my daily cooking. This is roughly based on a recipe I saw on food network (30 Minutes Meal? I forgot...) I said rough because I'm pretty sure hers did not have Filipino sweet sausage in them. (That's the only sausage I have at the moment!) Here's the ingredient list: canned pumpkin, cooked pasta, a little stock to thin out the pumpkin, onion, sausage, chopped parsley and a little half-and-half. Quite good. I think I might make this again this week with some homemade potato gnocchi stash in my freezer.
Sunday, November 21, 2004
IMBB #10: Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies
I've been wanting to participate in IMBB since it started. Being that I didn't have a blog (even though that wasn't a requirement), I kind of put it off until now. The theme this time is Cookie Swap hosted by The Domestic Goddess. Yesterday happens to be my niece's 5th birthday party, and she loves chocolate chip cookies. So besides making her baked macaroni and cheese, I also baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
This is the Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie recipe with 1 and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon added. I was going for a mexican chocolate flavoring since I was orginally going to grate in mexican chocolate and found that I don't have enough. Everybody who had some seems to like it a lot. Next time, I think I will make sure I have enough mexican chocolate around to experiment more and maybe also add some almond pieces for texture.