Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chewy Molasses Cookies

As I was cleaning through my baking supplies, I found an opened bottle of molasses and decided to use it up by making some Christmas season cookies.  I love this molasses cookie recipe!  The cookies spread out into a thin layer and they really are very soft and chewy.  I threw some dark chocolate chips into half the batch and it added a nice contrast to the sweet cookie.  These are the perfect cookies for ice cream sandwiches - thin and chewy, yet firm enough not to crumble apart when you take a bite.  I can't remember if I made any adjustments to this recipe, so I'll just direct you to the source.  Enjoy!

Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies
from Everyday Food, Martha Stewart

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Prime Rib and Oven Baked Risotto

We had a blast on our first Christmas together, with both of us spending time together and doing things we both loved.  I spent the day baking and cooking new recipes.  John spent the day rooting my phone and cooking up a mean prime rib.  Sprouts had bone-in prime rib on sale and though most of the pre-packaged portions were far too big for the two of us, John asked for a cut with just one bone.  How clever!  We used a pre-made steak rub from Costco to season the prime rib.  I'm not sure what else he did, but John did a great job cooking the meat to a perfect medium rare.

Meanwhile, I made an oven baked butternut squash risotto and stir-fried chard.  Paired with a bottle of Three Philosophers beer, we had a wonderful meal celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Merry Christmas!  

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Peter's Gourmade Grill - new location!

Many of you will remember this amazing burger I raved about in my first post on Peter's Gourmade Grill.  Since then, Peter's has grown in popularity and long ago graduated from their first location and moved up the street to a new establishment.  Although still small, the new place does have indoor seating and the food is still cooked to order and delicious.  I miss the charm and novelty of its original gas station location, but it's good to see them grow.  Orders sometimes take a while to prepare so I suggest texting in your order.  

Peter's Gourmade Grill
14311 Newport Ave, Suite A
TustinCA 92780