# 055, 056, 057 + 058

Sunday, September 12, 2010

#055 - Corn Tortilla Chicken Tenders

#056 - Grilled Pizza - As in, pizza cooked on the grill, dough and all! Very delicious.

#057 - Stuffed Cabbage - Pretty good, even though they made me smell like someone's Polish grandma.

#058 - Apple Crisp - This one sort of feels like cheating, since it's basically the same way I've made apple crisp since I was, like, 15. Growing up, we only had a woodstove (and no, Laura Ingalls Wilder was not my neighbor), which was not exactly the most accurate and even way to bake. Apple crisp is a very forgiving baked good though, so it was something that I made regularly. And Martha's recipe is pretty similar to mine (which was from, I believe, The Joy of Cooking, which was basically the only cookbook my Mom had). Making it today though did make me realize that I need to permanently "borrow" my parent's apple peeler/slicer/corer doohicky!

From my google homepage

Who knew Martha was so punny!

# 051, 052, 053 + 054

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

#051 - Emeril's Sloppy Joes - Since Emeril and Martha are BFFs now, she has give him a monthly feature in EDF. I love Sloppy Joes, and these weren't bad. Not really toddler friendly though!

#052 - Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry - I'm stupid and can't find the link for this one. Don't worry though, it wasn't that good! 

# 053 - Black Eyed Pea Salad - Martha wanted me to make this to go along with a pork tenderloin; we had it with turkey burgers. It was good, though the addition of avocados means it doesn't look so pretty the next day (if you have any leftovers).

# 054 - Sesame Chicken Salad - No recipe link for this yet, since it's in the most recent EDF. I kind of cheated since Martha wanted me to shred the chicken - but try telling a hungry toddler that! It was good though, nevertheless.

I have been slacking on my project because of vacation, but I'm back now! ANd I am also determined to do more craft projects and desserts, instead of just cooking Martha dinners all the time.

# 050

Monday, June 14, 2010

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes.

Also made for a cookout with friends! Another hit from Martha's Cupcakes book. I love peanut butter, so I figured these couldn't go wrong.

Annnd, I'm half-way there! I've actually done more than 50 Martha things, but just haven't gotten a chance to take pictures of all of them. Anyone have any suggestions for something fabulous for #100? I'll probably get there right around Christmas time, so take that into consideration. :)

# 049

Hummingbird Cupcakes.

After reading this book, I became enamored with the idea of hummingbird cakes. (As an aside, I love Sarah Addison Allen - all of her books have a sort of fun, magical quality about them)

Thankfully, Martha had a recipe for the cupcake version in her Cupcakes book. I made them, topped with cream cheese frosting, for a Memorial Day cookout at a neighbors house, and they were a hit! Even a neighbor who claimed to not like cake (odd!) thought that they were good - with all the stuff in the batter, they have more of a muffin-like consistency.

# 048

Corn Cakes with Crispy Ham.

Another EDF recipe. Fairly easy to make, but not at child-pleasing as I had hoped. Not bad tasting, though probably not something I would make again. The ham was good though!


# 047

Yogurt Waffles.

From a recent EDF. Yum! These were great, and other than having to let the batter sit for 15 minutes after mixing, very quick and easy to make. They tasted great with some yogurt and pure maple syrup on top.


# 046

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sticky Chicken Wings, from Everyday Food.

These were delicious. So delicious, in fact, that Gabe proclaimed he could eat them "all day, everyday", and that they were better than chicken from the Hangar, which, if you know Gabe and you know the Hangar, you will realize is saying a lot.


# 045

Fast Raspberry Scones.

Easy and delicious. Plus, they're small, so you can eat a bunch of them, and it's really just like eating one regular scone... or something like that. :)

# 044

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya with Broiled Tomatoes

Made this as my Mother's Day dinner! It was quite yummy - even Ben seemed to love it. Could just be that he loves shrimp, sausage and broccoli though. Oh, and these sausages? Are totally delicious. Haven't met a flavor that I don't love.