crab cake mac n’ cheese

Jan 25, 2011 by

kicked up mac n’ cheese is just about as good as the plain ol’ mac n’ cheese.  this particular dish is not as cheesy as i would have liked for it to be, but it is probably for the best.  this does taste just like a crab cake and too much cheese would probably kill all of those delicious flavors.  i also understand why crab cakes are so expensive!  1/2 lb. of fresh crab meat put me back $10.99.  also, be prepared to use a lot of pans for this dish. with all that said, it’s still worth it to make this dish. adapted slightly from rachaelray.com 1/2 lb. cavatappi pasta 2 tbsp evoo 6 tbsp butter, divided 2 ribs celery, with leafy tops, finely chopped 3/4 medium onion, finely chopped 1/2 small red bell...

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orange chicken

Mar 5, 2010 by

i was so pleased with the outcome of my kung pao chicken, i decided to try my hand at another asian dish.  one of the mall food court variety. i really liked the sauce and the chicken coating.  it is shown above, served on a bed of white rice with egg rolls, fresh from the freezer section. 🙂 source 1 1/2 c water 2 tbsp orange juice 1/4 c lemon juice 1/3 c rice vinegar 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp grated orange zest 1 c packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger root 1/2 tsp minced garlic 2 tbsp chopped green onion 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 3 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp water 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1 c all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp...

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lemonade

May 23, 2009 by

simply put, lemonade is the drink of summer.  it’s pretty simple to make, too. 1 part sugar 1 part water 1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice ice in a saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. remove from heat, cool. (this is called simple syrup.) in a pitcher, combine the simple syrup and the lemon juice and ice, as desired...

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