Monday, April 27, 2015

Mixed Plate: HBD.... to ME!

Another year down and while I am older... I wouldn't necessarily say I'm any more wise. But I'm smart enough to say, dammit, I'm giving myself a Birthday Blog Holiday. I'm gonna eat cake. Maybe not this cake, because it's already long gone, but a sweet pastry of some sort. And I'm gonna just chill out. My day of birth was over the weekend, nuttin' special, but whatever, I'm celebrating it all week by trying to relax and take it easy. More importantly, IT'S THE MISTER'S BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK! Brock's birthday is on Weds. We're like twins. But not. Because that'd be weird. Anyways, I'm sure there will be cake, or more likely, hamburgers, which is fine by me. So HBD to us both, old folks that we are -- now git off my lawn! 

Birthday Cake and Blog Break. HBD to me! - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, April 20, 2015

OMG a Recipe: Makin' Drunk Whoopie (and other delights)

Makin' drunk whoopie PIES, that is. Get your mind out of the gutter and into the trash with the rest of us! Inspired by booze-infused baked goods, I thought I'd share some recent baking shenanigans. While this features a gluten-rich chocolate whoopie pie adapted recipe, I'm also including a gluten-free chocolate cake recipe that you could make some decent whoopie with. So let's get it on -- start the Barry White/mood music playing!

That's what you get for makin' whoopie (pies) - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, April 13, 2015

UnRecipe: An Egg-splosion of Flavor!

Don't give me that look of, "...but Easter was, like, FOREVER ago." You still have more than a few brightly-hued hard-boiled eggs sitting in your fridge, staring at you, begging you for a Special Purpose. Begone, glazed-over stares into the fridge! I present to you the BEA Sandwich. (Bacon Egg Avocado). *Boom* (that's me, dropping the mike on the stage and walking away)

Beautiful eggs that I couldn't bear to crack. OK, I eventually gave in - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, April 6, 2015

UnRecipe: Ingredient Obsession - Red Pepper Power (Powder)

"RAAAAAAAWKS-aaaaaaannnne..... you don't have to put on the red light... " That is, unless you're putting on the red pepper powder. On everything. To be filed under "random purchase at the Asian grocer," I bought a large container of Korean red pepper/kimchee (kimchi) powder, aka, gochugaru. While I haven't made a single batch of fermented cabbage buried in a clay pot in the ground, I have been sprinkling that powder into pretty much everything else, WITH NO SIGNS OF STOPPING.

Korean-style tacos, complete with gochugaru-infused tortillas! - Photo by Wasabi Prime