Empananda Experiment Tip #3
If you decide to use wonton/egg roll wrappers, DO NOT BAKE them! They come out chewy and tough.
Empanada Experiment Tip #2
If frying, let your grease get hot, but not TOO hot… No one wants “Cajun Empanadas”
Empanada Experiment Tip #1
ALWAYS chop fillings very small. You want your Empanadas to close up nicely during cooking so small fillings are best.
Why The Empanada Experiment?
Growing up, my surrogate grandmother Lita used to always make Empanadas for us. Lita was from Bogota Colombia. We LOVED Lita’s Empanadas. She always used ground beef, onions and chopped hard boiled eggs. Whenever there were Empanadas, there were always arepas too. Living in Flatbush, Brooklyn, an area populated heavily by West Indians, I’ve eaten my fair share of Beef Patties, which...
The Cooper Kids in the Kitchen
This article from the about my mom, my brothers and I appeared in the Washington Post’s Food Section in 1989. I’m not new to this cooking thing. I’ve been doing it FOR YEARS!!! Capers of the Kitchen Kids; Cooking With the Coopers Is a Family Affair by Nina Killham Five years ago, Brenda Cooper found herself at home with three children all under the age of 6. Now we can...
Whether you call them string beans, green beans, or haricot vert, these are by far one of my favorite foods. I honestly will probably eat the whole plate. Why would anyone ever over cook them, use the ones from the can or GASP! smother them with those unsavory cream sauces. I like mine with a little crunch to them. These were sauteed with black bean sauce & roasted garlic and are...
Tomorrow, Friday, July 30th, @candice202 and I will be participating in the EMPANADA EXPERIMENT. Many different doughs/shells….Hundreds of different fillings….well maybe not hundreds, but we’re gonna get really creative with it. We’re going savory…We’re going sweet… We’ve got some crazy combos in mind… tune in tomorrow for the results….
Italians have a healthier attitude about food than...
Who DOESN’T have a healthier attitude about food than the overweight US? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/20/AR2010072002960.html?waporef=obinsite
Trying to eat to fall asleep? May not be as easy...
“More foods hinder rather than help sleep.”- Jennifer LaRue Huget http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/27/AR2010072703168.html?hpid%3Dsec-health&sub=AR
Who knew water could actually make a drink better?
This article in the NYTimes suggests that adding water to a libation or food can help to balance the flavor. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/dining/28curious.html?ref=dining
Raspberry Vinegar for Drinks? →
Check out this made-new-again take on a different type of preserve….
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A Tisket, A Tasket...What to Put in a Picnic...
Picnics combine two of my favorite things: Sunshine and Food. Summertime always seems too hot to me for picnic lunches, unless I’m taking mine on the beach. But there is nothing quite like a romantic picnic dinner in the park. Near the lake in Prospect Park in Brooklyn is the perfect backdrop for a lovely picnic dinner with someone special. If you’re lucky and there’s a...
What's Summer Without a Peach? →
I have a relative who always said I was” a peach of a girl.” Once, as a thank you present, a friend of the family sent me a bushel of peaches. Alas, somewhere in my mid-twenties I developed an allergy to fresh peaches that was akin to mild anaphylactic shock. Something about the histamine in them. Sometimes, I just can’t resist and I pop a couple of benadryl and go to town.
Kool Aid Pickles →
I think this may be one of the nastiest things I have ever laid my eyes on…Seriously…
I Can Cook Too.... →
The connection between food and sex us is one that we really need to stop trying to ignore. Delicious food can conjure the same overwhelming sensations as a kiss. Hunger can mirror the anticipation of wanting to see an estranged lover. The body doesn’t know the difference in the two pains… In this, is one of my favorite musical songs from Leonard Bernstein’s 1944 “On The...
Summer Grilled Corn →
I too like the lime flavoring of Mexican style corn but my waistline just can’t stand the fat of the mayo. (Sidebar: hot mayo just skeeves me.) Instead of mayo, next time mix softened butter with lime zest, spread it on each ear of corn, and roll it in a mixture of shredded parmesan and freshly ground pepper. MMMMM!!! Delightful, delectable, deliciously divine.
The BEST Summer Salad Dressing...Hands Down →
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
This is Mommy’s cookbook and is the perfect gift for any baker, southern cook, or sweet food foodie. The pages of mine are so dog-eared! Do yourself a favor and make the Sock-It-To-Me recipe ASAP!!! http://www.amazon.com/Church-Ladies-Divine-Desserts/dp/155788403X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280239991&sr=8-1
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Grilled Mushrooms 6 servings The best mushrooms for grilling are portobellos and shiitakes. Portobellos are cultivated mushrooms, of the Cremini variety, grown large. They are generous in size (up to 6 inches wide), meaty, and robustly flavored. Their open gills and large flat caps make them naturals for grilling and broiling. They are also useful in sautés. Shiitakes are brown or...
A New Take on Dinner & a Movie →
My Lover's Neck Is Delicious
My lover’s neck is delicious Smelling him makes me hungry Hungry for frijoles con carne Tortillas frescos He is delicious Crème brule Freshly baked bread Spicy Sweet 10 different tastes all making me so hungry for him Sweet vidalia onions Powerfully pungent pepperjack cheese He is well cooked meat that falls from the bone He is fowl flavored only by the air he fell from Delightful delectable...
The link(s) between #food and migraines http://bit.ly/bGVwMK– cook4seasons