I recently bought wasabi paste for wasabi smashed potatoes. Alright, that's one dish I'm making, but truth be told - I don't cook with a lot of wasabi. I know it's a great condiment, but I'm sure some of you cook with it as often as you cook with butter, so I figured I'd pick your brains a little bit. What do you love to do with your wasabi paste?
This weekend the husband and I (for no reason in particular) have decided we want to do a bake off. I have a few ideas in mind, but I'm not an avid baker. I know so many SE readers bake all the time, so I figure there's no better place to ask. What are some of your favorite autumn baked goods? Only thing is that I don't want to make a 'bread.' I've already made 4 breads of different kinds since September. So I'm looking for anything else basically. Some ideas we're thinking about are: lemon almond biscotti, pumpkin cookies, macarons maybe but i've never made them, caramels, etc. I've read so many recipes but I'd love a little insight :)
I did a little searching on this already, and came up with a few posts. I haven't seen anyone that has a Canon Rebel XT or higher talk about their camera though, so I figured i'd ask about those directly.
I currently have a really...for lack of better words...terrible camera. At least it is terrible for taking any sort of good food shots. It's a Canon Powershot SD 750 Elph. It's a very nice point and shoot camera, but it takes many photos for me to get a good, closeup, no-flash shot of food. We live in a small apartment, with not much good natural light, honestly. We have a few windows, but it's not ideal lighting conditions.
SO I'm looking into the Canon Rebel series. An XSi in specific. I have taken a few photography courses, and it was always a passion of mine. So I'm not shelling out the big bucks just so I can take photos of food (not that there's anything wrong with that! But I do want it for other uses too).
I am curious if anyone has any of those cameras in the series and how they feel about them for shooting their food pictures. Currently the XSi is about $400 on ebay/other sides and $580-$600 brand new. So if you have a camera in that price range (or lower is fine! My wallet would probably like that better!) that you find works amazingly for you, please feel free to share.
I threw an oktoberfest party this past weekend, and bought WAY too much beer (who could complain about that!) So now I'm trying to go out of my way to try something different than the traditional beer brased bratwursts and beer can chicken. Any good ideas? I was thinking of doing something with sausage or beef, in particular. But I'd love chicken recipes too!
Oh, and don't fret, I'm drinking the beer as well :)
Hi all! I'm new! I haven't posted before, but have looked around quite a bit :) I just love all the advice you guys give, so I figured I'd throw this one out there. I've googled and looked on foodnetwork.com, and pretty much all over, but I want some fresh ideas. I'm trying to plan a special romantic dinner for my husband this weekend. I don't want to make your typical filet mignon or pasta dish. What would YOU make in order to spice up the evening? The only thing the hubs doesn't really like is fish or any kind, or scallops. Pretty much everything else goes :) (and if you have a traditional pasta or filet mignon recipe... well i'll still take that too!)
I wanted to try out several recipes I had been browsing this week. One of which was arabic potato salad, and the other being tzatziki. I put together this delicious meal complete with chicken pitas. Enjoy!...
Delicious pasta primavera with sliced chicken sausage. A great way to feel like you're indulging, while still keeping your waistline nice and trim....