Thai-Style Chicken with Basil served with Coconut Rice

After seeing this on the weekly show, I was inspired by a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Thai-Style Chicken with Basil.  I simplified it a bit to use the items I had on hand and for my wimpy taste buds but I’m sure their version would be excellent as...

German Pancakes (Dutch Baby) with Fresh Blueberry Sauce

I’m trying to plan my Easter menu so I decided to test out making a Dutch Baby.  Normally I would make it with apples but since I had a big box of fresh blueberries to use I decided to go with them.   The recipe is quite simple and looks puffy and great when it...

Easter Egg Cake Balls

Although I don’t quite get it as I guess I’m just not that much of a cake fan, cake balls are very popular around here and I do have to admit these are pretty cute.  I mentioned to college Daughter that I was going to make some and her exact words were...

Papas Rellenas (fried meat stuffed mashed potatoes)

What could be better than fried stuffed mashed potatoes – even a picky eater like me can appreciate that.  For this month’s Daring Cook’s Challenge, Kathlyn of Bake Like a Ninja was our Daring Cooks’ March 2011 hostess. Kathlyn challenges us to make...