Summertime is a perfect time to start trying out some of the recipes on your blogs that I have flagged. Last week I printed off a bunch and I am now here to tell you they were all great. I have always made Toll House’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe but no more! I was on Penny’s site Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen and found her new favorite chocolate chip cookie comes from non other than Cook’s Illustrated. So it must be good right? Yes, these cookies were fantastic with all that browned butter goodness, chewy in the middle, crispy on the outside, all the professional looking crackles, and a beautiful sheen on top. Pop on over to Penny’s for the recipe.
Here are some other great recipes I have tried:
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars
Kristen’s Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars from her site Le Petit Pierogi. I found this recipe through ThatGirl’s site, Paved With Good Intentions. Funny though, I did not have rhubarb or fresh strawberries so I had to think quick. I came up with using 1 1/4 cups of my Strawberry Freezer Jam in place of the fruit, this made the whole thing come together so fast! Everyone raved over these bars.
Banana Ice Cream
Then on to Ingrid’s 3 B’s- Baseball, Baking, and Books for her Banana Ice Cream Recipe. What I liked about this recipe is that I did have 2 very ripe bananas waiting to made wonderful again. Also this is a no cook recipe and came together in a snap. This ice ream is very creamy and went perfectly with my Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce.
Our gas grill died a few years ago and we have been without a grill since then, other than my cook top grill; not the same though. So I got this UniFlame Charcoal Grill from Walmart for 40 bucks then rebuilt the inside with Weber Parts for another $30, which still brings me below half price of the Weber equivalent. Pretty good. Last night we had our first meal on the grill: Three Day Chicken, Rice Pilaf, and Roasted Cauliflower. Delicious. Love that charcoal flavor. Then we roasted s’mores for dessert! The best.
*Notice My hanging upside down tomato plant- we’ll see if this works!
Beer Tasting Dinner
Last week Himself and I went to DC’s famous Brasserie Beck for Global Beer’s Beer Tasting Dinner. They were highlighting beers from Brasserie de Silly. If you have never been to a beer tasting, you must. It is a great opportunity to meet other beer enthusiasts, foodies, chefs, distributors, as well as eat delicious foods with the most perfect beer pairings.
I am reading Inkheart to my children.
I am reading Run with the Horsemen.
With one week off of school you can see that the House of BRK has been busy. What have you been up to lately?
Don’t forget the KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment so that you too can make Ingrid’s Banana Ice Cream!