I haven't cooked much this week - hence the lack of posting. I'll be back in top shape this weekend. But for now, lets drool together, shall we?
Jen over at My Kitchen Addiction has created the most colorful, beautiful Tex-Mex Lettuce Wraps. Carb-less, filled with delicious meat, and makes you want to do the cha-cha-cha (and pretend that the cha-cha is actually a Mexican dance rather than Cuban.)
For the Love of Food has the most gorgeous guava pastries I have ever seen in the flakiest crust . I have been obsessed with guava ever since my trip to Puerto Rico where they had the cutest little guava pancakes, that were more like a pastry shaped like a bundt cake rather than a pancake. But I still slathered them with syrup and ate them for breakfast. But back to these pastries. Guava. Yum. I don't know where I'd find guava paste, but when I do, my diet is in trouble.
Jill's Blog has a recipe for Homemade Coffee and Vanilla Liquer. For all of us bakers and cooks that take pride in making everything from scratch, you can now make your own liquer. Now that's impressive. Hand me a glass.
David Lebovitz is a pastry king. And I am a mere peasant who begs for a slice of his German Chocolate Cake.
Lisa over at Lisa is Cooking has made the most delicious Zucchini and White Bean Puree. And guess what - I actually made it! And it was goooooooooood. A hit, if I say so myself. I didn't have truffle oil on hand (I am such a pauper), but I took down the garlic and topped it with sauteed mushrooms. Because I'm a cook like that. But Lisa is a GREAT cook like that for coming up with this one.
Rhubarb used to scare me. I didn't understand it. To me, it looked like a discolored celery stalk. And who wants to eat celery in desserts? Well, now I do. And Maria over at Two Peas and a Pod has a slew of rhubarb recipes, thanks to rhubarb growing on her property (lucky!). My personal favorite? Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumb Cake. Don't worry, there is no celery in this recipe.
If you want to check out the funniest food blogger in all the land, check out Cathy over at The Tortefeasor. If you want to check out the funniest food blogger in all the land making Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies, check out Cathy over at The Tortefeasor. Now, I know a lot of people on the internet have posted these. But do they make you laugh when you post them? Because, you see, laughing burns calories. So these are actually brownies without the guilt.
If you're from NYC, you know those people that sell Churros on the QNRW Platform at the 59th Street Subway Station sometimes. If you are not from NYC, there are some people that sell Churros on the QNRW Platform at 59th Street sometimes. Well, now you can make them at home - and they look better than any churros you can buy at any fair or subway platform. Eliana over at A Chica Bakes cooks up some gorgeous Churros. I'll take 5 for the ride.
Cooking for Comfort has the most gorgeous, ooey, gooey Smores Bars I have ever seen. And really, when you get a S'Mores, you're looking for the ooey gooey. I am not kidding when I say I can actually taste them when I look at the picture. They're really good.
Wendy at Pink Stripes has done the unthinkable. She has combined two Bread Bakers Apprentice Challenges into one. She has made Greek Celebration Bagels. And I did a little Teanna Celebration Dance when I saw it.
Here's a little morself of creamy deliciousness that just popped up today - Jenn at Bread Plus Butter has made a creamy AVOCADO pesto. AVOCADO. My one true love. Then, to taunt me even more, she has spread that avocado pesto atop Mozzarella Tomato Sandwiches that are sandwiched with a cooked pizza dough. Droooooool.
How about something a bit more impressive? Like Caramelized Scallops with a Smoked Chili Cream over at RecipeGirl. I know. I know. You can wipe that tear away. They really are that beautiful.
Megan over at My Baking Adventures has another site called the brownie project. It was almost as if she started this project to answer my prayers for a site dedicated solely to fudgey, delicious brownies. Then she dug a little further into my prayers and made oreo brownies. Just for me.
And for more proof that Paula Deen is trying to kill us: Heart Attack Burgers.