Fruit salad is very easy to make ... especially if you have someone else make it. But to really make it easy, especially if you don't have any spare friends of the bride to delegate to, just omit the cantaloupe that you bought because only 3 fruits didn't seem like enough at the time while you were at the local try-n-save stocking up on picnic produce but after assembling the salad it looked like you would have plenty enough to serve everyone who showed up at the local park the same time you did instead of just the 8 people invited, so you left said cantaloupe in the very lovely sterling fruit basket given as a wedding gift earlier by said spare friend.
Strawberries are rather perishable, so this is not a recipe that can be made too far in advance. Make this salad the same day you plan to serve it.
To be honest, I prefer grapes with seeds. I think the flavor gene is attached to the seed gene. When seeds were bred out, the flavor went with it. But the idea of standing th…
Hi! Glad you decided to read this post, despite the name. Most risottos require you to stand there and feed the broth, a little at a time, until all of it is completely added and absorbed. This boring slow process is normally the key to a creamy risotto.
Until now. I was going to add cheater or lazy to the title because, unlike a normal risotto, most of the broth is added at once. Due to the long cooking time, the arborio rice magically swells and become creamy yet retaining the tiniest of bite that risotto is famous for.
I used wild mushrooms because a package of pre-sliced almost literally fell into my cart while I was slaloming through the crowded veggie section of the market. The mushrooms were so fresh and cute that I decided to take them home and figure out what to do with them later. White button mushrooms can be substituted. They won't be quite as pretty, but they are much cheaper.
White wine gives additional flavor, and it is 5 o'clock somewhere, but more bro…
I joined yet another challenge group! This one is the Improv Challenge, a monthly party hosted by Frugal Antics. For this party, everyone takes the same two assigned ingredients, and comes up with an original dish.
My contribution is (are?) Lemon-Blueberry Tartlets, mostly because the local Try-n-Save had a sale on blueberries and mini-tart shells. The base is exactly like lemon curd. Except without the egg yolks. And the butter.
Okay, it's nothing like lemon curd. The fat and calories are replaced by sour cream and speed. This is a fast recipe to bang out. But since it requires a tool considered exotic by my favorite non-cooks, I am not allowed to call it easy. But if you can handle a citrus zester without impaling yourself, then this dessert is a snap.
And very addicting. Do not sneak a taste before serving, or else the 12 tartlets with quickly become 6.
These tartlets prove that fast, easy (oops, somewhat easy) and delicious can live together harmoniously. I made a …