Friday, January 15, 2010

this week in awesome, yummy edition

Today's "this week" is a little different. I'm out of town, so I can't list awesome things from around the internet. Rather, here is a list of recipes I've attempted in the past couple of months which I highly recommend.

-Potato and Artichoke Tortilla - I've made this a few times now, and it is SO GOOD.  It might seem a little long, but if you've got all of the ingredients ready in advance, it goes really quickly.  I use a third of an onion rather than a half, and usually throw more artichokes in than the recipe calls for, because I love that taste.
-Penne with Ham, Green Peas, and Oregano - This recipe is out of Robin Miller's Quick Fix Meals, which was a Christmas present.  I had leftover ham and a big box of penne, and this was a great way to use both of them without having to make something huge.
-Fennel, Prosciutto, and Pomegranate Salad - I've waxed on about this before, but I wanted to reiterate: YUM.
-Crock Pot Jambalaya - I made this the day we got 2 feet of snow, it was a great hearty meal to end the day with.  I used a mild Trader Joe's sausage rather than andouille, as neither my mom nor I are eaters of spicy things.
-Jo's Rosemary Bread - I made this on a whim last week, and it was quickly devoured by heathens who didn't even take the time to slice it (I should note that I am the Queen Heathen).  I was on my way out the door, so I just let the bread machine do its thing, but next time I'm going to shape it into a circular loaf and bake it in the oven.  Dip in olive oil mixed with a little of this.
-Gloria's Cake Mix Cookies - These are stupid easy, utterly delicious cookies.  I made a batch on my own, and the next day my mom brought home another box of devil's food cake mix if we needed to make more in a pinch.  I don't know, like if there was crisis that only these cookies could solve.  I believe it.
-Nutella Pinwheel Cookies - These were frustrating for me to make, since I had to shell and roast my own hazelnuts, but the results were delicious.  I took the last of the batch with me to a party, and they got a better response than the cookies I'd actually made for the occasion!


Gloria Evonne said...

Those cake mix cookies could solve some crisis--I agree. I'll post the recipe and pics to my blog if you like!

Kelly Anne said...

Yes, share the joy!