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Archive for the month “February, 2013”

Guacamole Grilled Cheese


So. I was super stoked to make these. I love guacamole. I love grilled cheese. Why NOT put them together?!

So, I made the guacamole, no problem. But, and this is a total first world problem I’ll admit, but it’s hard to mince with just a knife, especially with the knife set we have. I’m used to those cool chopper things, which mince amazingly. So yeah, some of the add ins (onion, jalepeno, etc) were a tad chunkier than I would have preferred.

Side note on the jalepeno. I was mincing it, de-seeding it, all that good stuff. Then I scratched my nose. Done. I thought I was dying. I thought I was breathing in fire. Ugh.

Anyway, I found this thing online on how to make multiple grilled cheeses by putting them in between baking sheets and throwing them in the oven. It took a few tries with temperature, time, and baking sheet position, but it eventually worked, as you can see.

Here’s a picture of the inside:


So yeah, these were a lot of fun, and they tasted pretty good too. (Although one of my roommates thought they were gross. Personal taste I guess)

So, I think I definitely would make them again!




Baked Crab Rangoons


Version 1


Version 2

I was super excited to make these. Crab rangoons are my favorite thing to get from from Chinese takeout. And in this recipe, they are baked instead of fried, which not only make them healthier, but easier to make too.

To start off with, don’t forget that wonton wrappers are in the refrigerated section…a friend and I were wandering around the store for like 20 minutes trying to find them.

Also, I didn’t use ginger in this recipe. Ginger is super expensive, and you only need 1/4 of a teaspoon. Personally, I don’t think it really made a difference, but that’s just me. Also, the author suggest real crab meat…I obviously don’t have that kind of money, so I just went with the canned stuff, which worked out just fine.

Now, for the different versions. Version one is the one suggested by the recipe. It’s not bad, but it is hard to fold the wonton wrappers perfectly so none of the filling escapes during baking. I just ate one like 10 minutes ago and realized after two bites I was basically eating just the wonton haha

Version two was suggested by a commenter on the recipe, and I liked this one a lot better. It was easier (you just shove the wrappers into a muffin tray) and you could put more filling in these versus the first version. So, if I were to make these again, I would just do them all the second way.

Now, these tasted really good, but I just had to get used to the consistency, since they weren’t fried, but the taste was still really good!



Inception Cookies

I was so excited to try making these. At first glance, normal chocolate chip cookie right? But then you bite into it and…


So, these are actually pretty simple, the hardest part is getting the cookie dough to go all the way around the cookie. The recipe has a pretty good technique that worked for me.

Plus, they are super sweet, you only need like one or two before you’re good haha.



Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

So, for the first time ever, I didn’t have to go out to get extra ingredients, I actually had everything in the house.


Ok. I may have cheated a little on the buttermilk. That shit is expensive, and you never need a whole lot and it always goes bad before you need it again. So, I found this buttermilk substitute recipe that just uses milk and lemon juice, which I did have. And the pancakes tasted great, so I’ll definitely be using that in the future.

Anyway, these were really simple to make, and the pancake batter was probably the best I’ve ever had. My only thing is that there wasn’t enough topping, as seen by this picture:

So, I would double that. This may also have been due to the fact that this recipe says it makes six big pancakes, and I decided to make them smaller so we could have more. (I got 10, so yay)

So, yup that’s it!



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