While were were visiting, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit a class with him in north Austin.
I found the set-up quite nice. They had a large angled mirror on the ceiling so that we could see what they were cooking. We were able to taste-test everything and it was quite tasty. I was, however, disappointed that they were using mainly ingredients that you could only buy in their stores – like their roasted version of Ro-Tel for $12!!!
My father-in-law mentioned that they have different cooks for the different classes, and that this lady is the one who plugs their products. Other cooks cook from scratch and give tips as to where the correct ingredients can be found at other locations around town.
So, what did we eat while we were there?? Continue Reading »
I have had my fair share of bakery cupcakes in my life time, so I wasn’t expecting too much. Then, I took the first bite…
They were heavenly! So perfectly moist, but not gooey, with the perfect creamy frosting on top – I was in heaven! Continue Reading »
The jury is still out on where exactly the best cookie can be found, but they seem to believe that when baking the perfect cookie, 36 hours of resting time for the dough are necessary.
So, I figured I’d try things out for myself. I used the Nestle Toll House original chocolate chip cookie recipe and substituted sugar with fructose and brown sugar with pal sugar. Granted, I am not using brown sugar, so my dough does not change colors as dramatically as theirs, but I can tell you that there was definitely a noticeable difference! Continue Reading »
So, it was pretty difficult to decide what to make from each blog…there were just so many delicious recipes to chose from.
From my first partner, Ann from Redacted Recipes, I finally decided on her Bean and Cheese Tostadas with Pico de Gallo. I happened to have a can on refried black beans at home that a friend brought me from Guatemala, and I also happened to bring back about 100 corn tortillas back home with me from Texas. So, I was automatically drawn to this recipe. That, and it was a quick recipe to create when I dealing to my little guy being sick at home and still having to cook for my husband and I.
So, if you are a Tex-Mex fanatic, go check out this recipe because it’s awesome! And, the homemade Pico de Gallo was so easy and fabulous , I just couldn’t believe that that’s all there was to it!
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This post under construction due to vandalism.
All submissions for Novemberâ€™s Taste&Create are finally in! And, almost everyone was punctual – Brilynn from Jumbo Empanadas had something come up and couldn’t take part, but hopefully she will join us again next time. And, we had 2 no-shows from What’s Cooking in a Southern Kitchen and Bake My Day!. I hope everything is ok with them and that we will hear from them soon (leave a comment to let us know!).
Before we get to all the great postsâ€¦
Iâ€™d like to announce T&C V. Normally this takes place every month, but this time I am going to extend the deadlines so that we can all enjoy the holidays in peace.
What itâ€™s all about: community, sharing, tasting, and blogging.
This is a gathering point for the food-blogger community to come and have their recipes tested by their peers.
How you can T&C:
- Leave a COMMENT by December 18, 2007, and include:
I will email you by December 21st with your partnerâ€™s info, and I will edit this post and put up the partners list at the bottom.
- your name
- the name of your blog
- your blogâ€™s address
- your email address
Email your entry by January 15th, 2008 with
- Browse through your partnerâ€™s yummy blog entries, and pick out one dish that looks really interesting to you
- Create the dish youâ€™ve chosen
- Taste it and tell us what you think (aka – blog about it)!
- Donâ€™t forget you have to include a photo – so snap away!
In your post please include a link to this post and/or include the T&C logo, so we can get the word out and have others join in the fun.
Your personal blog entry doesnâ€™t have to be in English, but please make sure that your â€œsummed up phraseâ€ is.
- your name
- the name of your blog
- the name of the dish you created on your partnerâ€™s blog
- your permalink
- 1 photo of your re-creation
- sum up the dish in 1 phrase
- send your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As I have mentioned before, I I am unable to submit this event to Is My Blog Burning – the submission form will not work because my computer bounces around on the internet and does not give its own location – for privacy reasons (and I cannot change it)! And, the â€œback-upâ€ option to send an email does not work either, so my event doesnâ€™t show up. If one of you signing up next time has the possibility to submit events to Is My Blog Burning, I would appreciate the help, just contact me ahead of time so 20 people doesnâ€™t submit the same event!
Now, to the good stuff!! Continue Reading »
Will get back with more recipes soon! We’ve been enjoying the Kirchweih a bit too much lately, and cooking a little less. I’m currently getting my community garden plot ready for winter, so I haven’t had much time to cook – will post some garden pictures once I’m done!