Friday, June 16, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
I was going to make avocado ice cream using the recipe from the Food Network Magazine, however we could not find the avocados and I saw the mangoes and thought I would do a substition. I did eventually find the avocados, but had already made up my mind to do the mango ice cream. I was a little worried on how it was going to turn out, especially since I was not sure how the lime component was going to work with the mango. I did turn out delicious. It was easy to make make since you don't have to deal with the cooking with eggs to make a custard.
So if you ever get a Food Network magazine, there is always a little booklet that can be torn out and has 50 recipes. The latest magazine has avocados and the avocado recipe is number 49.
For the mango ice cream I substituted two mangos for the avocados. So mango pureed 1 1/4 cup whole milk, 3/4 cup sugar, and the juice of two limes. Then add 1 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Refrigerate for at least two hours before churning it in the ice cream machine. In my case it is a KitchenAid attachment.
Several notes; I have never dealt with fresh mango, so it was a messy process working around the hard core to remove the soft fleshy part of the mango. I also added more heavy cream then stated. I bought a pint of heavy cream (which is 2 cups). I separated the 1 1/4 cups I needed and added milk to the remainder to make up the 1 1/4 cup of milk.
So I did make a shake with mango ice cream and some frozen strawberries. That turned out delicious too.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Search the internet and you will find many interesting ways to add some new life to boxed Mac and Cheese. Now granted, I love the blue boxed stuff just as much as the next person. However I wanted to spice things up by adding a homemade cheese sauce and a little bit of taco seasoning.
So while my noodles were boiling, I made a rue and about a cup or two of Mexican blended cheese and a half teaspoon of Trader Joe's taco seasoning. I had found that the Trader Joe's taco seasoning is really spicy.
So go ahead and get creative with a box of Mac and Cheese.