Saturday, October 29, 2011

Where Would you LOVE to Cook Today


OK I am sure this is what a kitchen in heaven looks like!


Isn't this a beautiful kitchen.


Can you believe this Island ...
I could sit there and surf recipes all day.
I am thinking I don't want to mess it up....


I love how fancy this Farmhouse sink looks.
I love those sinks.

This Kitchen was designed by Beverly Ellsley and she has a website at:

We may have to cook in a few of her kitchens...
so amazing!

Lets see what to cook today....
hummmm I really don't want to make a mess ...
I guess I can clean it up.
I bet this kitchen has the best dishes and pans....
Can't wait to get started...
We will make:

Rich French onion soup

Rich French Onion Soup

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 thinly sliced large onions

1 tablespoon all purpose flour

1 1/2 pt beef broth

1/2 cup white wine

1 1/2 cup water

2 bay leaves

6 slices French bread

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Cooking Instructions

Melt butter with olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat.

Cook onions in mixture, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes, until soft, translucent and brown on the edges.

Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir to combine.

Pour in beef broth, wine and water with bay leaves.

Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Toast the bread slices in an oven broiler.

Ladle the soup into 4 ovenproof bowls and place the bowls on a baking sheet.

Place a toasted slice of bread over each bowl and top with Swiss cheese.

Place bowls under broiler until cheese melts.

Servings: 4

This recipe came from :

I love to look at kitchen pictures and read recipes.
So the Internet is an amazing thing...I can surf all day..

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Where Would You LOVE to Cook today!

I'm home! No this really isn't my house but
don't you just feel at home looking at the Picture.
I was surfing ....yes I do that sometimes....
just like you.....hehehehe
and I found this darling kitchen but it belongs
to a blog that the last post was 12/22/10
but if you do go there there is a recipe for
Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake that looks wonderful.
Well since that is where I am cooking today
I don't feel like the cake but I do feel like a treat for
Halloween and a fun site for that is:
And I want to make
Candy Corn Cookies
Candy Corn Cookies

Prep time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes
Servings: Makes about 2 dozen cookies
1 (18-ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon yellow food coloring paste
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon orange food coloring paste
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Orange and yellow decorator sugars


1.Preheat the oven to 350F. Using an electric mixer on low, beat the cookie dough and flour until combined. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
2.Add the lemon zest and yellow food coloring to 1 portion of dough. With the mixer on low, beat until blended; set aside. Add orange zest and orange food coloring to another portion of the dough; beat until blended. Leave remaining portion plain. Divide each dough section in half; wrap one portion of each color in plastic and refrigerate.
3.Roll the remaining portions of dough into 12-inch-long ropes. Arrange the dough ropes side by side on a lightly floured work surface with the orange rope in the middle. Place parchment paper over the dough; gently roll into a 15x4-inch rectangle. Remove the parchment paper. Using a knife and cutting at an angle, cut the rectangle into 12 equal triangles. Transfer the triangles, 1 inch apart, to an ungreased baking sheet. Push a ruler against the sides of the triangles to straighten edges. Repeat with the remaining dough.
4.Bake the cookies until lightly browned, 9 to 11 minutes; let cool for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.
5.In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the white chocolate on High until melted, about 1 minute. Dip wide ends of cookies into chocolate then into colored sugars.
 Let stand until set.

She also as Creepy Monster Finger Cookies too!
Stop by and see....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Where Would You LOVE to Cook Today?

Such an inviting Kitchen!
It look so clean and fresh
and I really want to see the rest of this house.
Doesn't it look like a fun place to cook.
I found this picture over at:
Fun blog to just sit and read.
But make sure you have a cup of tea because you
be clicking "older posts" for a few minutes...LOL
maybe longer.
So in my "blogging around" I found the perfect
 thing to cook in this kitchen over at:
I love her blog!
You have got to stop by and say Hi!
Her blog is so addicting and you will want to
cook everythingon her blog.
And since I want to see the whole
house I better got for breakfast cooking.
This recipe looked perfect:
Pop-Eye Eggs with Cheese and Salsa

(Ingredients given are for two servings, recipe adapted by Kalyn with memories of Pop-Eye Eggs made by her mother.)
1 tsp+ 1 tsp olive oil
2 pieces whole wheat bread (I use Jack Spratt Bread sprouted wheat bread.)
2 large eggs
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup low-fat grated cheese (I use Four Cheese Mexican Blend)
salsa for serving, optional but good
Have all ingredients ready on counter. Use a small juice glass to cut a hole directly in the center of each piece of bread. (I use a glass that's 2 1/4 inches across, and save the holes from the bread to make whole wheat bread crumbs. You can also toast the holes and dip them in the egg.)
Use a heavy frying pan large enough to hold both pieces of bread. Heat the pan for about 30 seconds over medium heat, brushing the pan with 1 tsp. olive oil. Add the pieces of bread and cook until one side is browned and toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Turn pieces of bread over.
Drizzle 1/2 tsp. of oil into the center of each piece of bread and immediately break an egg into the hole, being careful not to break the egg. Season eggs with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste, then sprinkle each piece of bread with about 2 tablespoons of grated cheese. Cover pan and cook until cheese is melted, egg white is firm, and yolks are as done as you'd like them, about 3-4 minutes. (I cook mine for about 3 minutes in a cast iron pan for a slightly runny yolk.)
Serve hot, with salsa drizzled over if desired.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Where Would You LOVE to Cook Today!

Oh my Gosh doesn't this look like a storybook kitchen!!
I love the window over the sink looking into another room.
I have seen something similar before and I always 
wonder if its to help block out the noise. I can see lots of
people in this kitchen laughing and making a lot of noise
cooking. I would love to see the rest of this house. This was
a picture I found on the Internet so not sure who's kitchen it is.
I think I am on a lemon and chicken kick this week.....
 So here's what I want to cook in this kitchen.

Salmon with Lemon Couscous

1 lemon

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 cup frozen baby peas

1-3/4 cups water

1-1/4 cups plain couscous

1 lb. salmon fillets

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. dried dill weed

Preheat oven to broil. Squeeze lemon juice from lemons and grate 1 tsp. zest; set aside. In heavy skillet, sauté onion in olive oil until tender. Stir in peas, lemon juice and water and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover, remove pan from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes.

Brush salmon fillets with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and place, skin side down, on broiler pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and dill. Broil for 8-10 minutes per inch of thickness, 6" from heat source. (Or, if using frozen prepared salmon fillets, bake or broil as directed on package.)

Serve salmon on couscous; sprinkle with lemon zest. Serves 3-4

Yum...Wouldn't you want to eat this in this kitchen.

I got this recipe from:

This site is always a good fall back on. There is always something there I want to try.

Well it’s time to put my shoes on and go home......I do have left over’s for lunch tomorrow !

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where Would you Love to Cook Today!

Doesn't this kitchen look so inviting?
I found it at:
I was looking for a fun kitchen to get us in the fall mood...
I think this one does it.
I love the island and the mint green with the wood tones.
And the basket in the warm...
Let see now what will we cook....
I think I will stop by:
And find one of her wonderful recipes....

Perfect Pumpkin Cookies

Adapted from the Boston Globe recipe.

Yields 3 dozen cookies
3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (preferably mini)

1 cup cinnamon chips (preferably mini)

Set the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla; beating just until blended.

Mix in the dry ingredients.

Remove the bowl from the mixer stand. With a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate and cinnamon chips.

Using a cookie scoop drop the dough 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for two minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Where Would You LOVE to Cook Today!

Isn't this the cutest stove and kitchen.
I love the floor too.
Makes me want to make some comfort food.

This one is fun but I think I might get dizzy in it.
I just googled these so no fun site to go to...
So back to the top one...
Lets see what comfort food sounds good.

How about 
Cheesy Bread
Cheesy Bread

8 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 lb shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 to 1 cup chopped green onion (to taste)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp sour cream (optional)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup, 4 ounces), softened to the point of being slightly melted
1 to 2 loaves of French or Italian bread (I used Ciabatta), depending on the size of the loaves


1 In a large bowl, mix together the cheeses and the green onion. Stir in the mayonnaise and sour cream. In a separate small bowl blend the butter and garlic until smooth. Add the butter mixture to the cheese mixture.
2 Preheat broiler. Slice loaf of bread in half horizontally, lay crust side down. Spread cheese mixture over the bread. Place under the broiler until nicely browned, about 3 to 5 minutes.
3 Remove from broiler and let sit for 5 minutes until cool enough to handle. Slice the bread with a bread knife. Serve.
Makes 30 to 40 slices

This recipe came from :
I love to surf this site because I can always find something 
on those night you don't want to spend a ton of time figuring out
 "Whats for Dinner".
So stop by and take a look

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Where Would You LOVE to Cook Today!


Don't you just love that red stove!
This is where I would LOVE to cool today.
Doesn't it look like the best place for two 
girls sit and gossip.
Hummm what will I make 
for lunch.......

Baked Cod Casserole

  • 2 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2   medium onions, very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup  dry white wine
  • 1 1/4 pounds  cod, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 teaspoons  chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups  finely chopped whole-wheat country bread, (about 2 slices)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1 cup  finely shredded Gruyere, or Swiss cheese

1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until just starting to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Add wine, increase heat to high and cook, stirring often, until the wine is slightly reduced, 2 to 4 minutes.
Place cod on the onions and sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Cover the pan tightly with foil; transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
Toss bread with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, paprika and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Spread the bread mixture over the fish and top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until the fish is opaque in the center, about 10 minutes more.
I got this recipe over at: //
 I really find some great recipes there. Surfing finds the best recipes. I think its one of my favorite things to  do when I can't decide what to make. The internet is the best cookbook ever!
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