Alton's Hot Cocoa Mix

Alton’s Hot Cocoa Mix

My favorite hot cocoa mix recipe is one that I got from my 6th grade US History teacher. It’s soooo good, but it makes a ton, and has some ingredients that I don’t necessarily like to use anymore.

So I went on a mission to find a new one that I could make, in smaller batches, to help combat this nasty, cold weather we’ve been having. Continue Reading →

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

This year, I decided to defy Thanksgiving tradition by making a green bean casserole that did not include cream of anything soup. I usually try to avoid using that in meals, but I always made an exception for Thanksgiving. But no more – because this version was wonderful! Continue Reading →

Avocado Ice Cream

I know it sounds weird, but avocado makes for the most luxuriously textured ice cream you’ll ever have. It’s a really easy recipe, and it’s definitely different. It was really difficult to stop eating this stuff. Yum! Continue Reading →

Fillet O’Fu

I made another farro salad using the CL vinaigrette. It was awesome! I mixed in grape tomatoes, red onions, yellow bell peppers, fresh parsley and put avocado and feta on the side. I made a tofu dish on the side that I’ve made before. It’s good, and the breading is … Continue Reading →

Rhapsody for Red (Meat)

What do you do when it’s January in New York and it’s 70°F? You marinate some meat and fire up the grill, of course! I couldn’t believe how warm it was today, so I went out and got some Black Angus Sirloin Tips to marinate in one of Alton Brown’s … Continue Reading →

Sweet-and-Sour Tofu

My second attempt from this book was better than the first, but I’d need to omake some adjustments to the saue in the future. The sauce was way too vinegary. I’d cut back on that, and I’d probably reduce the amount of sauce all together. I cut the whole recipe … Continue Reading →

Chicken Piccata

I got one of Alton Brown’s books for Christmas, so I decided to make a few recipes from it after Christmas was over. I picked this one out and it was pretty good, but I’ll have to give it another try because I wasn’t back into the swing of cooking … Continue Reading →

Alton Brown’s Basic Waffle

This morning, Dino decided to make waffles a la Alton Brown. The only changes were that he used regular milk instead of buttermilk, and all white flour. We topped them with butter and syrup and they were delicious! They were very eggy and moist. We’ll definitely be making these again!! Kudos again, Mr. Brown! Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Hummus

First off, I made Alton Brown’s Fillet O’Fu again tonight the right way (with sherry vinegar) and it turned out GREAT! I’m giving it a MacGourmet Rating of 4 Stars. As an appetizer tonight, I made a fantastic pumpkin hummus. It was great! The pumpkin is subtle since you use … Continue Reading →

Fillet O’Fu

Friday night I decided to try one of Alton Brown’s recipes. I had a block of extra firm tofu in the fridge that I wanted to use up, and serve with some salad. The recipe was great, but I only had sherry wine, not sherry vinegar, so it wasn’t as … Continue Reading →