Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sorry for not posting in a while everyone! I’ve had Spring Break recently, and it’s been hard to post with all of the fun things that I’ve been doing. This week I made Candy Sushi. I mean, sushi itself is amazing… but with candy, I don’t know what I can do to this Japanese treat. It’s a very simple recipe. Your kids will love to make this candy sushi if they crave sugary treats as much as me.
You can SEE how easy it is to make this candy sushi! Just a few simple steps and you are ready to eat.
First of all, you have to make the Rice-Krispie filling (rice). It is made of Rice-Krispies and melted marshmallows. Then you put the gummy worms in the middle. They are your flavor (fish). Finally, you roll up the creation into a normal sushi roll. You can eat it as a hand roll or cut it into pieces, like sushi.
Since I started my blog, I have slowly started to change from absolutely craving mass amounts of sugar, to just being like… I can’t really explain in words, but if I had to, it would be something like ehhh. This sushi will absolutely be loved by kids all over, but maybe a little younger than I am. I didn’t like the Candy Sushi as much as I expected. It was good and kids will crave it, but it was a little too much for me personally. But that’s just my opinion! So don’t let me deter you from making this recipe. Read more…
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Speaking of Wahlburgers and all of my favorite TV shows, this week I decided to make a Wahlberg family classic. On Wahlburgers, the mom of all of the boys (Alma) had to make budget friendly meals every night for the kids. The chef in charge of the Wahlburgers restaurant (Paul Wahlberg) always says in the intro to the show that they were very poor people when he was growing up. In order be able to eat food every night, Alma had to cook simple and cheap recipes. On the Wahlburgers show, the Wahlberg boys always talk about their mom’s American Chop Suey. I had never had chop suey before in my life… so I thought that it was just some crazy mixture of meats and whatever the heck suey is. And oh, how terribly wrong I was!
So that’s what “chopped suey” is! American Chop Suey is a bunch of meats and noodles and vegetables thrown into a dish. Although the dish tasted AMAZING… I wondered f I could create a better name for it. I pondered the thought for almost an hour, when an idea struck me. I knew the answer. I should call it: Beef with Bacon and Vegetables with Noodles. Great name right?
I had just watched an episode of the Walking Dead (the newest addition to my favorite current TV shows) prior to making the American Chop Suey, so cutting the bacon up and tearing the beef felt so much like zombie guts! I was so disgusted. It was not a fun experience. Not fun at ALL!
What would life be like without pasta? Thank you Italians! Merci. Wait no that’s French. Oops. It’s grazie in Italian. And no, I did NOT have to look that up.
My oh my. What could get better than this? This American Chop Suey is amazing (no matter what type of budget you have). This summer when my family goes to Massachusetts for our usual vacation, I’m definitely going to Wahlburgers Burger Restaurant. Maybe I can even get an interview set up with Paul Wahlberg (the head chef)! That would be the best if I could actually tour the facility and interview Paul Wahlberg! Meeting the Wahlbergs would just be such a cool experience. These guys went from nothing in their youth to practically everything nowadays! Read more…
Saturday, March 15, 2014
My 100% Irish Grammy has been making her outstanding Irish Soda Bread for me for years! Now I am finally able to share this recipe with you guys for St. Patrick’s Day. There are a lot of people in the world with Irish roots. St. Patrick’s Day brings the luck of the Irish to everyone. Wear green, or your day won’t be very lucky considering that you will be covered with red spots from where people pinch you. This Irish Soda Bread brings out the luck of the Irish in everyone! Even if you’re not Irish!
At first I tried to cut this bread sideways, diagonal, and even on the edge… but it didn’t work. I feel so stupid now knowing that you cut it like a pie. Speaking of pie, Friday (yesterday) was Pi Day! Not the yummy pie, the 3.1415926535897932 pi. I’ve only memorized 17 digits currently, but I’m working my way up to 25!
The dough for the Irish Soda Bread is really dry and thick. It takes some real effort to mix it the old fashioned way (with a wooden spoon). In order to not overstir the dough, you have to keep adding the buttermilk to the dry ingredients slowly until the mixture has just enough buttermilk to work. It’s much easier to pour buttermilk onto the dry ingredients in small quantities than to add too much or too little.
I baked the Irish Soda Bread just right. I took it out when it was a perfect golden color on top. It wasn’t too dry, but wasn’t super moist either. The golden raisins were starting to burn on the top during baking, so I covered the top of the bread with foil for a while.
I know for sure that my Grammy’s Irish Soda Bread is good, but how does my version compare to it? I modified her recipe just a little bit. I thought that my bread was more moist than hers, but everyone likes a different style. My Grammy usually adds more caraway seeds and baking powder than I do, so that could have changed the taste and texture of the Irish Soda Bread a little bit. Read more…