September 06, 2013
The Recipe Delimma
I've been in quite the cooking mood lately which is strange for me because usually I stay out of my kitchen as much as possible in the summer because a.) My kitchen isn't insulated and b.) my huge commercial range is always on and always warm, creating a kitchen that leans towards the sweltering after about 11am.
I thought I'd share some recipes I've really enjoyed lately.
Cold Cucumber Soup This made for a great summer dinner paired with our favorite grilled marinated chicken and a side of figs, drizzled with honey and a sprinkle of blue cheese.
Triple Lemon Pie Here's something you should know about me. I'm a lemon fanatic. I'm not like regular people. I have a finely honed lemon taste bud. Other people will try a lemon dessert think it's wonderful and it just will not be lemony enough for me. It's an ongoing joke in my family that the only thing lemony enough for me is a lemon. It's gotten to the point where I will rarely get a lemon dessert when we go out because I am almost always disappointed. Not this time. This is heaven. This will be the dessert I request for my birthday this year, even if I have to make it myself.
Sausage Cheese Scones My Sweet Man inhaled these. I think they would be a great thing to make and freeze but they disappear so quickly I'm not sure if I'll ever know.
Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze I came back from my Michigan vacation craving these after having the best one I've ever had at a bakery in South Haven. These were good enough to get me through until our next vacation.
While we are on the topic of recipes, I'm a recipe collector. I love cookbooks but I also have recipes torn out of magazines, copied from friends, printed from the internet, not to mention a collection of my Mom's favorite recipes that she printed out for me probably 20 years ago (cherish those so much now)!
I used to have a software program where I entered them, but it got corrupted and took my recipes with it. I've been at a loss ever since. Currently I have some on the computer, some written on recipe cards and some printed out but I'm ready to conquer the chaos and would love to hear how you organize your recipes!