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I found a new recipe that I like that involves using liquor in the dough, new, and unusual for me! I have never used vodka to make crust crustier. But it got me thinking, how many recipes have I done that required me to buy alcohol? I could count on both hands the recipes I have gone and bought itty bitty ridiculous bottles of liquor.
This raises the question: What recipes have you had to go buy your bottles of liquor for? Tequila, bourbon, brandy, whiskey, vodka…?
Mmm… best picnic side dish is definitely potato salad, not Polk salad (because I’m not Annie) but potato.
I tried a new potato salad out on my guinea pigs, er, coworkers. I adapted from All Recipes
Red White & Blue Potato Salad
1 lb red potatoes
1 lb purple fingerling potatoes
1 lb white fingerling potatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt, pepper to taste
½ purple onion, chopped
2 tsps celery seed
1 TBSP granulated garlic
2 TBSPS dill weed
2 spicy dill pickles diced
2 TBSPS Dijon mustard
1 c sour cream
⅓ c mayonnaise
1 tsp white vinegar
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Chop potatoes into bite size wedges (about the size of your thumb) skins on. Lay 1 layer deep on a foiled baking sheet with a rim. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, salt & pepper. Cook for 30 minutes until just roasted.
2. Mix onion through vinegar in a large bowl until well blended & smooth.
3. Cool potatoes slightly.
4. Thoroughly blend potatoes & sauce. Coat well & refrigerate for at least three hours. Add more salt & pepper to taste.
I got to say, it was pretty great, a lighter feeling & spicier kicking salad. Definitely a fan.
I’ve been quiet lately but been a little busy, Sickish even. But I was cleaning off & dusting my desk when I ran across my recipe box gift. I was collecting recipes to make a box for a wedding gift. But I never gave it; whoops! But I have another wedding or two coming up so I’m going to get it wrap it up.
Recipes? I need them in the five major categories: main dishes, sides, desserts, sauces/condiments, & breads/salads.
I’ve never thought you had to have all your own homemade recipes to be creative or classy. Sometimes in life someone does something so well you can’t help but copy cat! I found said item on smitten kitchen’s blog. I had a friend celebrate their 25th last week & I was itching to create. So I begged them (truly) to let me make a dessert item for them. I lucked out & was given two classic ingredients: chocolate & peanut butter!
So I went to my trusty search engine & got to searching. Lo & behold too many delicacies popped up on my screen. A little drool may have dropped. But near the top two blogs stood out: one had gathered her favorite chocolate & peanut butter desserts (many came a close second) & another had a photo of this gorgeous layer cake playing peekaboo.
Obviously, the cake won out.
I erred twice of importance.
1. When freezing said cake layers, do not stack even with wax paper & zippy bags. No matter what.
2. Do not lose track of sifted powdered sugar in the peanut butter cream cheese frosting, it looks tacky (legitimately).
Oh maybe one more almost error, stir the ganache constantly. It was a close save. Truly.
But hey, people devoured this cake like it was the air they breathed. That is a happy baker. 🙂
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Celebration Cake