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Cherry on top: Wine pairings

In Cherry on top On January 21, 2011 3 Comments

This is the first of a series of posts in the “Cherry on top” category.  This category of posts contains helpful information and hints on how to add the finishing touches to your meal.

Today, let’s explore the art of wine pairings. 

So, what do I know about wine pairings?  …

Beyond the cookbook: King Cakes

In Beyond the cookbook On January 20, 2011 0 Comments

King Cakes

In our first “Beyond the cookbook” article, where we explore other aspects of cooking besides recipes, WithoutMama.com takes a look at King Cakes.

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t know much about king cakes until I came upon http://killerkingcakes.wordpress.com the blog of New Orleans baker …

If you’re making popcorn in the microwave, you’re doing it wrong

In Snacks On January 19, 2011 3 Comments

Let me guess, making popcorn for you means: Placing a bag in the microwave (this side up) for three minutes.  If this sounds like you, I’ve got news for you, you aren’t enjoying popcorn to it’s full potential.

I haven’t had microwaved popcorn in years, ever since I discovered it …

Hummus

In Vegan Friendly On January 18, 2011 2 Comments

This hummus is my go to party dish that I always bring.  Simple to make and gets excellent responses every time.  The key to really good hummus?  Time.  After mixing the hummus, put it in the fridge over night.  The flavors all blend together and taste amazing.

What you need:

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrotts

In Side Dishes On January 17, 2011 0 Comments

This is a quick and easy recipe that makes a great side dish that both kids and adults are sure to love.

What you need:

Serves: 4 Food: 1 bunch of small/medium  carrots 2 tablespoons of butter 1/4 cup of brown sugar Salt Pepper Equipment: Large fry pan Pot Vegetable …

Chorizo Quesadillas

In With Meat On January 16, 2011 0 Comments

What you need:

Serves: 2 Food: 2 flour tortilla shells 1 Chorizo sausage link Shredded Mexican cheese Cilantro Salsa Lime – optional for garnish Vegetable Oil / Non-stick spray Salt Pepper Equipment: Griddle, or large fry pan

Directions:

These quesadillas are a great way to get a Mexican themed party …

Fan Withoutmama.com on facebook!

In General On January 16, 2011 0 Comments

The FaceBook fan page is looking a little bleak, wanna help out?  Click here to fan withoutmama.com on FaceBook!

Locally owned Baltimore restaurant recieves national attention

In Food News On January 14, 2011 1 Comment

For those of you that don’t know, I live in Baltimore, MD.  To be more specific I live in the Hamilton-Lauraville area of Baltimore.  One of my favorite things about the area is the neighborhood’s commitment to small and local businesses.  Chain stores aren’t too common in my area, though …

Soy Stir Fry Chicken

In Chicken On January 14, 2011 1 Comment

What you need:

Serves: 2 Food: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1.5 tablespoons of Soy sauce 1.5 tablespoons of Mirin 1.5 tablespoons of Oyster Sauce 1/4 Cup of Corn Starch Peanut or vegetable oil Sesame Seeds Red pepper flakes (optional) Salt Pepper Equipment: Wok (or large fry pan)

Directions:

To

Asparagus over basil pesto

In Side Dishes On January 13, 2011 2 Comments

What you need:

Food: 1 bunch of asparagus 1 lemon 1 cup of basil (packed down) 1/4 cup of pine nuts 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese Olive oil Salt Pepper Equipment: Grill or frying pan Food processor or blender

Directions:

Preheat grill or frying pan to medium high heat. …