Monthly Archives: October 2021

Lunch For Moi

I love to go grocery shopping and poke around to find something new-to-me. The other day was no different.

I was in our local Trader Joe’s and found this

I love Risotto and adore Asparagus, put the two together and I’m a happy gal. But how can we bump this up to another level?

💡 Let’s add some Shrimp to the party!

I sautéed these 16/20 count Shrimp, shells and tails on, in some Olive Oil, White Wine (Charles Shaw) and Garlic, followed the directions on the package for the Risotto and then artfully plated my lunch (none for DH, he’s allergic to Shrimp).

BELCH!

That was delicious! I made up the entire package of the Risotto, thinking that I’d only eat half of it – NOPE! I ate the whole thing. 😀

This easy meal is totally customizable, and dead simple. I’m thinking that Clams would be nice too.

Remember, a recipe is simply someone else’s idea, take it and make it your own.

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Apple Crumble Coffee Cake ala Chef John

I know that I’ve posted a few of the Coffee Cakes that I’ve made, but I must tell you that this Apple version from Chef John on AllRecipes.com is da boom!

I had bought this tube pan from King Arthur Baking Company® awhiles back, washed it, put it away and promptly forgot all about it! 😀

While I was watching Chef John’s You Tube video for this recipe, I remembered that I had that super cool pan.

💡

Since he’s already posted his recipe, I’ll just link the recipe here.

YUM!

The change that I made was I used Fuji Apples `cuz that’s what I had. Two other subs were Pecans for Walnuts and Sour Cream for the Yogurt, again, that’s what I had.

I hope you’ll try Chef John’s recipe soon and please let me know what your family thinks of this fabulous cake.

Remember, a recipe is simply someone else’s idea, take it and make it your own.

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 It Seems To Be A Trader Joe’s Kinda Day

Mom & I went over to our local Trader Joe’s yesterday and picked up a few things.

Let’s start with Breakfast this morning.

Popped these puppies into the Toaster for a few minutes, top them with softened Butter and Maple Syrup; added a few Pork Link Sausages on the side and …

Next up, Lunch.

I heated these cuties up in the Air Fryer:
Preheat at 390° for 5 minutes (that’s as hot as mine goes)
A very light spritz of Olive Oil over the Rolls
Into the hot AF basket in a single layer (the five Rolls just fit)
Cook for 6 minutes
Flip
Cook for another 6 minutes
Slice on the diagonal, serve with some Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
and you’ve got a very nice light lunch for 3 (DH had 1 1/2 Rolls along with a bowl of Edamame in the shell)

Mom said these Rolls tasted just like the ones she had in Thailand 

*Cook’s Note: I think that the next time that we three have these, and we will, I would go 14 minutes in total. A tiny bit mushy in the middle but tasty all the same.

Cook for your family!

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Mini Cannoli Ice Cream Cakes

I hadn’t made this dessert in a really long time, but it popped into my head when one of my Neighborhood Gal Pal’s gave me a set of mini Springform pans for my birthday.

I figured that if I made a half recipe of my Cannoli Ice Cream Cake, it should just fit! As an added bonus, I had the last of a bag of Amaretti Cookies that we bought at our favorite Asian Market that we go to in Las Vegas. 

I used my Stand Mixer this time to make life easier, and it was.

First I softened the Vanilla Ice Cream with the paddle attachment and then added the Ricotta Cheese, Vanilla Extract, Orange Marmalade and Cinnamon; combined well and gently folded in the Nuts and Chocolate Chunks.

Quick like a bunny, I filled the already lined mini Springform pans with the mixture, topped with the toasted Amaretti Cookie crumble, covered with the overlapping plastic wrap and into the deep freeze they went until after dinner.

THAT was delicious!

We’ll be making this again, for sure!

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*Cook’s Note: I used 8 of the Amaretti cookies and 4 tablespoons of butter. Next time I’ll like to use 10-12 cookies.