Archive for January, 2011

Soooooo… I made a whole feast for Christmas, for the first time ever.  It was expensive, a lot of work, but totally delicious and worth it.

The prime rib I went to 4 stores to get

I swear to god this was the last prime rib in San Diego.  Apparently it was amazing ( I don’t eat beef).

Fried turkey wangs!

Creamed corn

The best part of this recipe is the real whipping cream!

Roasted brussell sprouts, onions & garlic with BACON

Everyone RAVED about this.  It was my first time making, and eating b-sprouts, as I like to call them.  I just roasted everything with a coating of olive oil, salt and pepper and chopped bacon.

The infamous holiday potatoes

These are called Holiday Potatoes, because they are so fattening and decadent, that you can only have them on holidays, unless you want to be on The Biggest Loser soon.  Got to use the new Cuisinart food processor to shred the potatoes and cheese!

homemade bleu cheese and chive biscuits

We also had tamales, salad, and lots of booze.  Oh and our very own Santa Claws:


Hope you all had a great holiday season!


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Turkey Hummus Sliders

First of all, I am in love with my subscription to Food Network magazine.  So many great and inspiring recipes every issue!  Thanks Traci!

So I pretty much copied this completely with a few small changes:



I only used 1 pound of turkey

I used a regular cucumber

I used fresh mint…. apparently Henry’s doesn’t believe in dried mint.  I doubled the amount, as dried herbs are way more potent.

I omitted the tomatoes, mostly because I forgot about them… Ooooops.

I used the “Savory Butter” flavor of King’s Hawaiian Rolls, instead of gross, not fresh pita pockets from Orowheat or whatever.  And I must say, that was a great call.

I made the hummus, with a bunch of roasted red pepper… And I didn’t do that weird adding water thing.

I HIGHLY recommend this recipe, it was really tasty, and easy.  Brought the leftovers for lunch and I am already excited about it.  I was also thinking of trying the cucumber mixture and adding it to pasta for a pasta salad…

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Tomato sauce

I got this from smittenkitchen.com and it’s delicious! I’m sure there have been variations to the recipe but I think the original is just fine.

– 1 28 oz can of San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes. This is KEY! These tomatoes are sweet and plump; don’t use whatever off-brand can of tomatoes!

– 5 tbsp of butter (a little more than half a stick)

– 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and cut in halves.


Pour the can of tomatoes into a pot with the butter and the onion and let it simmer for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally and crush the tomatoes to desired size. Remove the onion after 45 minutes and add salt to taste. AND THAT’S IT!

$ breakdown:

1 can of tomatoes: $3.99 (i think?) at Whole Foods


Cheap and homemade tomato sauce!

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