Saturday, December 28, 2013

Really good smashed red potatoes

We ate these two nights ago at my father-in-law's house.
They were so good, we made them again tonight.

Smashed Red Potatoes:

Place 6 red potatoes, skins on, in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil until they are fork-tender.
Drain the water, and place the potatoes on a cookie sheet. Smash them with a potato masher (or a fork).
Drizzle with olive oil and several cloves of minced garlic. Salt and pepper to taste. You may need more than you think.
Broil until the tops begin to brown. They'll get a delicious salty garlicy crust on them.

Fantastic. A new staple at our house.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Deviled Eggs

It wasn't until we were halfway to my sister's house on Thanksgiving day that my husband revealed that he was expecting deviled eggs.

Most of us have similar Thanksgiving menu items, with the exception here and there. Apparently deviled eggs is something that he thought everyone made, while the dish has never been a staple at our feasts.

Thankfully, deviled eggs can be made quickly, with ingredients that are likely already on hand. At least, that was the case at my sister's house.

For 1 dozen deviled eggs:

Boil 6 eggs: Place eggs in pan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the eggs sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Peel the eggs and cut in half, putting the yolks in a separate bowl.

To yolks, add: 1/4 c. mayo, 2 T. relish, sprinkles of salt & pepper. Mix all together, mashing the yolks. I like to put everything all into a plastic ziplock bag and squish it all together.

Spoon the mixture into the egg whites, or cut a hole in the corner of the bag and pipe it in.

Top with half an olive and a sprinkle of paprika.

Store in fridge and serve chilled.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pillsbury GF Cookie Dough

I'm going to keep this quick & sweet; much like this cookie dough (harr harr).

Pillsbury makes a gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough that's already made & ready to plop on a cookie sheet & throw in the oven.

It's really freaking good. So easy. Turns out delicious-- especially when you're my sister and you roll the dough in pecan pieces first.

This would be great especially during the holidays. Although, I like to prepare big batches of dough and store in the freezer already rolled into balls, sometimes real life just isn't that prepared. Great for a quick pinch when you don't have the time or energy to make cookie dough from scratch.