Author Archives: TaMara
This song was written by Prince which is why I think it’s held up.
I was working on the Dinner Menu for the week and lamenting the fact that I have a difficult time finding good pita breads in my area. I decided the next time I make the Chicken Pilaf and Cool Dill Dip menu (recipes and photos here) I would try using Fry Bread as a substitute. Then I thought that would make a good topic for tonight’s recipe exchange. (I cannot lie, what really tips the scales for the recipe exchange is which pretty, yummy photo of JeffreyW’s can I highlight)
First up, JeffreyW makes Fry Bread (pictured at top) for Fry Bread Tacos, click here for recipe and great photos. He took the same recipe and sweetened it up with honey, cinnamon and sugar, as pictured below:
Not satisfied with a flat product, he decided to experiment with making it into a bowl and serving it with an awesome soup in his Bean Soup in a Fry Bread Bowl, recipe and photos here.
What’s in your bowl this weekend? Do you have any special or unique family or cultural recipes to share? Hit the comments with your ideas and recipes. I love to add new flavors to my repertoire.
For tonight’s featured recipe, I turn to friend of blog, Aji for a fry bread recipe she sent me months ago, at my request: Read the rest of this entry
Warm weather beckoned yesterday, so I went out for a couple of hours. My bike is in the shop, having a spa day – they take it completely apart, soak everything in lubricant, replace the chain, polish everything, put it back together and tighten everything up – so I went on foot.
This Heron decided that she’d stick around while I dug my camera out. Usually I can’t get within 100 feet of them before they take off. She was content to stay and at least let me get a long shot of her.
Spring has clearly not sprung here yet and we even got a fresh round of snow middle of last week. Luckily, it melted immediately, but it really gave the mountains a nice refreshed topping.
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Last week my cousins and I were having a Facebook discussion about the little dehydrated marshmallows in Lucky Charms. Seems they sell just the marshmallows by the bag. We were all happy about this, since everyone knows that’s the best part of the cereal. I also love the little dehydrated ones in instant cocoa, too.
My cousin Bret said he’d actually found them and bought them for the kids, who were less than impressed. He offered to send me some if I couldn’t find them locally. I was tempted to take him up on the offer because the only ones I could find were on Amazon and expensive. Yesterday I was shopping and saw a colorful bag of fruit flavored mini-marshmallows and an idea formed. I bet I could dehydrate my own.
I spread them out on a baking sheet and placed them in a warm oven. I had to preheat the oven to its lowest temp, 175 F, and then let it cool down a bit, because it seemed warm enough that it would have melted the marshmallows instead of dry them. When it felt cool enough, I put the tray in there and came back a few hours later and they were perfect. Instead of being hard and compacted like the ones in the cereal, they were big, puffy, but with the exact texture, especially when added to milk.
I have to wonder if I had an actual dehydrator if they would have compacted down to the exact texture of the store bought kind. No matter, I would call this experiment a success, though I’m not very excited by the flavors. I will try just plain mini-marshmallows next time and use parchment paper. And for sure there will be a next time.