MILK BAR LIFE by Christina Tosi

Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories by [Tosi, Christina]

Go off the clock with Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar as she bakes one-bowl treats, grills with skills, and embraces simple, nostalgic—and often savory—recipes made from supermarket ingredients.

For anyone addicted to crack pie®, compost cookies®, and cake truffles, here are their savory counterparts—such as Kimcheezits with Blue Cheese Dip, Burnt Honey–Butter Kale with Sesame Seeds, and Choose Your Own Adventure Chorizo Burgers—along with enough make-at-home sweets to satisfy a cookie-a-day habit. Join Christina and friends as they cook their way through “weaknights,” sleepovers, and late-night snack attacks to make mind-blowingly delicious meals with whatever is in the pantry.

I am a fan of Christina Tosi and the one bowl treats she creates. This book is full of recipes for every occasion. They are simple, using readily available ingredients and easy and short recipes.

We made the Oatmeal Cookies and the Jerk Chicken and everyone lost their mind!

This is another of those books I saw at the library and then purchased!

Well Done!

 

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Have a hot cup of Chai and a laugh.

Doesn’t that look yummy? A nice Chai with a molasses cookie…yummm. It’s Saturday and I am so happy I went shopping last night instead of today. It is insane at the mall and at the supermarket. Yesterday it was summer again. This morning is Spring and this afternoon we are diving into the weather basement! I don’t know how to dress anymore.

I have officially finished holiday shopping. I have put up a tree. This shade of blue and silver accents. It’s a flocked tree. It’s messy. But it is pretty. The menorah is up in the window and the fairies have their own tree.

Even though I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I am doing desserts. This is the time of year that I am baffled why Pioneer Pies shut down! I mean come on. You could buy an entire pie in the tin plate and pass that sucker off as your own. It was pure genius. How could you close a PIE store for goodness sake?

Oh well, we will muddle through. Tommy and our adopted son, Chris are frying like 7 turkeys Wednesday night for families in need and Thursday morning Mike will do ours. Last night we had to run to Wal-Mart, where I never ever try to go. But sometimes you have to go. It was just like the day before a hurricane on the coast. People were fighting over the turkeys, there wasn’t any bread. And Tommy’s head almost exploded when a woman walked by with an I Love Trump shirt on. Seriously Baby? That is the worst thing you saw there? I saw a man lift his shirt and scratch his overhanging, hairy belly with a big boil on it.

Oh and Cynthia, this one did have the adult Shot Your Eye Out pajamas. $20. I wanted one but Tommy said no, so maybe it’s going to show up under the tree. It’s not going to show up under the tree. I have a better chance of getting hockey skates.

Stay Warm. Drink Tea. Be Kind. Don’t go into debt trying to impress people. It’s really just Jesus birthday and you don’t have to shop for him.

xx P

 

Bring your cup, I’ve got treats!

I noticed this morning that I had some apples that needed eating so I decided to make some Apple Crisp. I’ve got my recipe out and I’m caramelizing the apples and then began to make the crumble on top. First ingredient? Oatmeal. I don’t have that type of oatmeal. I use steel-cut oats. What to do?

I looked in the cupboards and found some instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal packets. 2 of them equaled 1 cup! Before I sautéed the apples, I poached them in Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea for about 45 minutes. Then let out the liquid and added a couple of tablespoons of Kerrygold butter and a tablespoon of sugar and let them get all gooey and yummy. The crumble went off without a problem and the entire thing smells like heaven!

Shopped for Corbin’s birthday gifts yesterday. Do you tend to go overboard on birthdays? I know we do and we are all trying to stop. Had the Landie serviced and cleaned and in doing so discovered what the odd smell int the back was. A towel from the lake and it was in a Rubbermaid box so that went into the trash.

Last night we met up with Aunt Gayle and had dinner at the Olive Garden and had a nice visit with her. We also checked out the new Burlington in Midwest City. Awesome! Very nice store.

WE are supposed to have rain over the next few days so I’m going to try to get in some tennis and running. Then I’ll come home and complain about how badly my thighs hurt.

xx Patricia!

TRYING OUT THE GOLDEN CHAI

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It is Friday Y’all! At the moment I am enjoying a break and having some Earl Grey from Taylor’s. What I am not having is one of the samples I had of the Numi teas.

Yesterday afternoon I made a pot of the Golden Chai. Ingredients are Assam Black Tea, Cinnamon,Cardamom, Ginger,Cloves. On opening the packet there was a vague smell of cinnamon.

After steeping it the recommended length of time I was hesitant to take a sip. There was almost no smell of a good chai. The first sip was really weak on flavor so I let it steep another minute. All in all it had very little flavor. I didn’t even finish it. I’m going to take a giant leap here and say I will not be having that again. No more trying the samples even.

I was very disappointed. Oh, well, at least I have about 5 other chai teas to try!

We went to a new place to eat last night. They just opened. The Black Bear Diner. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and PIE! Oh the beautiful pies and cobblers. And there was a bear claw bigger than my head! I tried the pecan encrusted trout with steamed vegetables and plain red skinned potatoes. The server was wonderful. He brought me actual room temperature water, used strictly Romaine on my side salad and was very helpful. I liked that they had an allergen section on the menu, which is huge and so are the portions! I will definitely go back there.

Any exciting plans for the week-end? It seems some of our UK folks are getting pounded with snow and cold so we hope they are safe and warm!

Enjoy your day, Be Nice, Drink Tea    xx Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Finally Here! Christmas With Southern Living 2017!

Christmas with Southern Living 2017: Inspired Ideas for Holiday Cooking and Decorating by [The Editors of Southern Living]

Brought to you by the lovely folks at Southern Living it’s the annual Christmas With Southern Living. Inspired ideas for holiday cooking and decorating.

It’s always a pleasure to get the annual book of all things Southern and Christmas. With ideas on decorating, themes, full menus with recipes and lovely things to make to adorn your home with that special holiday magic.

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They always have the most gorgeous decoration ideas and the food is exquisite! In our family it wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual book. They even have a place in the back with a place for lists of things you did that year, what the menu was and who got what. And heaven knows I love organization like that! Wouldn’t want a repeat of two Christmases ago now would we? ( Sarcasm there)

Our local libraries have all of them if you would like to check it out before you buy.

Enjoy your Saturday. It’s warm and sunny here today and I am pretty sure they are either having war games on the Air Force Base as we have had ordinance of some type going off all morning.

xx Patricia

The Cozy CookBook: Recipes and Stories from your favorite Cozy Authors!

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I am in love with this book! The best of cozy mysteries, in my own humble opinion are the ones that not only describe the yummy food but also give you the recipes in the end!

Well now all of our favorite cozy authors are here in one big fat book of not only recipes, but excerpts from their book as well. In the back are listed all of the authors, the series they write as well as their Bios.

My all time fave is the Wild Rice and Pumpkin Pilaf from Town in a Pumpkin Bash by B.B.Haywood.

Some of the authors you will meet: Laura Childs, Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber, Ellery Adams, Connie Archer, Leslie Budewitz, Celo Coyle, Victoria Hamilton, B.B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy, Jenn McKinlay and Paige Shelton.

If you would like to check it out first, I did a search and most libraries have it in stock. If not just ask your librarian to order it. Most will.

Not only have I found some excellent new recipes, but I’ve also found some new authors! It’s a win-win!

Hope you are having a peaceful Wednesday. It’s gray and rainy here today so a perfect day for reading!

xx Patricia

CELEBRATE EVERY DAY BY JAIME RICHARDSON

Celebrate Every Day: Recipes For Making The Most Of Special Moments With Your Family by [Richardson, Jaime]

Recipes for making the most of special moments with your family.  You may know Jaime from sophistimom.com. I love her and I love this book. This is a woman who was chosen by the editors at Martha Stewart’s official blog network to be a part of their small circle.

Yet she has a family and this book shows that. Everything in here is simple to make, takes simple wholesome ingredients and turns them into an experience.

My absolute favorite recipe is the Fresh Peach French Toast Bread Pudding. Oh my heavenly days it is good!  Want to make some jam? Blueberry jam that is easy as pie!

It’s a go to book if you have children or not. Beautifully done and worth every penny!

celebrateeveryday Yummy!!!  With some Harney & Sons Peach Tea….wow!

Classic Southern Desserts from Southern Living…It’s So Good!

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This is one of my favorite baking books! I’m not sure you can even be called a Southern Lady and not have a subscription to all things Southern Living! I’m pretty sure I have every book they have put out. Plus the magazine. For my birthday one year I got to go to a 3 day cooking class there. It was magic!

Recipes from the last 40 years. The best of the best. And the recipes are easy to follow and never require a lot of special ingredients. My personal favorite in this amazing book is the Baby Sweet Potato Cakes with Pecans and Sticky Caramel Sauce! Slap ‘yo Momma good!

The pictures are exquisite and the recipes are all tried and true favorites! I checked to see when I received this book and it was in 2012, so I’m sure you can check it out at your local library and then you will find you must have it!

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This would make an excellent wedding shower gift! Let me know if you have tried it!

Today is another Big Weather Day! There is always that one week in May that Mother Nature comes in and reminds Oklahoma who is really in charge! I was going to do laundry and clean today, but if there is a tornado out there headed my way, well that would have been a big waste of my time, right?!

I’m having my cup of Tazo Awake English Breakfast today. I needed a little extra jolt this morning, as I’m still recovering from having to get up at 6 a.m. yesterday.

Have a great Thursday and enjoy yourself a nice cup of Tea!

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Off The Eaten Path by Morgan Murphy

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Southern Living presents Off the Eaten Path by Morgan Murphy. Favorite Southern Dives, and 150 recipes that made them famous.

17 states across the South and the dives and the food that made us fall in love with them.. Along with a few signature dishes from each place, Morgan gives us addresses, phone numbers and even GPS coordinates. As well as some interesting local attractions to check out.

I love this book. and after doing a vegan post yesterday, I was asked to do this one by someone who doesn’t eat anything unless it moos, clucks or oinks. Preferably with a Mason jar of sweet tea and a lot of cream gravy. So this one is for you.

I have pretty much been to all of these places! My favorite will always be The Dinner Bell in McComb, Mississippi. all the food is home made and southern. We all sit at a big table with people we don’t even know and the lazy susan style table is piled high with greens, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, fried chicken and pies to die for.

OU boy is not just a fan of the Chicken Fried Steak and Cream Gravy, I personally believe that if you cut him he would bleed gravy and sweet tea.

Have you eaten at any of these spots? What was your favorite?

This one is available at your library probably. If it is you should really get it! Food and travel, what tops that?

xx Patricia   Happy Eating!

It’s National Pie Day! Now Who Knows How to Make a Pie??

Hope everyone has recovered from the week end and all of the drama that came with it. I think maybe we all need to take a step back and take a breath. I thought I knew the  people I grew up with, at least I thought I knew them. I did not. I have read more vile and disgusting things this week end and I’m just going to stick with the BBC for news coverage from now on. And while I am not going to delete you because we disagree, I will delete you if you are posting hate filled, name calling, junior high mess on my FB feed. My Momma reads that and she has enough on her plate being stuck up in the frozen tundra that is North Dakota!

So have a seat, grab some tea and let’s talk about pie…just a suggestion. It is Pie Day I am told and I will buy any excuse to eat pie.  I also expect some of you to post some yummy food posts today as well as what you all did or did not do this weekend!

xxPatricia