Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crispy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

Happy Tasty Tuesday readers!  Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful spring evening =)    

I am feel really great today.  It was a day full of accomplishment.  I went to the gym, even though I was thinking of resting on my laurels from getting a new personal record on a 5k this weekend (the hubbs also had a PR but also still hit the gym).  Moreover, I had a lovely time with my beloved friend M.  Lastly, I read, cooked, and now I am blogging.  

However, the most surprising thing that happened today was that during a routine doctor's appointment, I was measured for the first time in ages and guess what?   I grew!  I thought I was mere 5 ft and 1/4 " tall when instead I'm a statuesque 5 and 3/4' which means I am basically 5'1!  I know, I know....it is too awesome for words.  I feel tall and invincible even though I think all this means is that on a basketball team made up of smurfs I would be center.   Still, I feel like a miniature giant.

Speaking of sporty things, these faux wings are perfect for watching sports like basketball - it's kind of reminiscent of tail gate food but without the extra calories and fat.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did (recipe is after the jump).

JUNE UPDATE: My crispy buffalo cauliflower photo is in second place on Food Stories' Photo Contest for the month of June 2013.  Please vote for me!  


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chocolate-Strawberry Pudding Dessert

Good evening friends!  Happy Tasty Tuesday.  Tonight I have a great recipe to share with you - a deliciously decadent dessert idea that was easy enough to make that I basically did the entire thing during half-time of the Knicks-Celtics game.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Potatoes a la Nancy aka Flavored Potatoes

Good evening readers!   Thanks for tuning in for Tasty Tuesday.  

I am sharing with you one of my mom's classic recipes.  It's kind of her spin on mashed potatoes.   Because she is Colombian, everything she makes is bound to have flavor.   I love these flavored potatoes made with my Adobo seasoning (which I use on almost everything).  My mom is notoriously bad at giving directions for recipes (she is very intuitive with the whole thing but on one auspicious occasion, I snagged her recipe. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lemon Cookies

Hello Readers!  Every year during the holiday season, I try to find the perfect recipe for Easter dessert.  Last year it was orange cookies.   While I could have tweaked that recipe by using another type of extract (i.e. lemon, vanilla or almond) instead of orange, I wanted to try something new and a bit simpler, especially since I already knew I would also be making the Easter nests below.  The good news is that the recipe I made is a crowd-pleaser.

Usually, I adapt recipes for the blog since I usually adapt recipes to my tastes, but today instead I am linking this recipe since I didn't make any changes.   I would however consider adding more lemon extract to the recipe or switching the lemon extract for lemon juice and/or lemon zest.