After years….and years in the restaurant business, you pick up a few tips, tricks, and some really great recipes.
This is one of them……having baked potatoes on the menu in a restaurant you tend to have left overs……what do you do with them??? Rosemary Bacon Potato! At a restaurant I worked at the Chef took left over baked potatoes and made little individual packets of these potatoes. We called them Granny Potatoes at the restaurant. They were a huge hit….folks loved them.Continue reading “Rosemary Bacon Potatoes”
Cookies…..who doesn’t love a cookie? Well of course no one!! TheseChocolate Drop Cookies bring back memories from my childhood…….she says with a far away look in her eyes remembering a time long ago…….and by the way, I do mean a longgggg time ago.
We all have that Mother, Grandmother, or Aunt who could bake the best cookies. For me that person was my Aunt Marcella. Whenever we went to her house there was always cookies. Out of all the cookies her Chocolate Drop Cookies were always my favorite. Chocolate cookies with vanilla frosting……..heaven!
Now, I have had this recipe for years and as I said in an earlier post, my friend Jeanne helped me retrieve some of my lost recipes from the archaic word program that they were trapped in. I still cannot thank Jeanne enough…….maybe I should take her some cookies?
When I decided to make these, I read and reread the recipe, but something was missing. So, I called my Aunt Marcella, she said she hadn’t made these in a long time. But, while on the phone chatting about family news she found the recipe, and I discovered the missing ingredient. I love my Aunt Marcella <3.
I do admit, that I tweaked the recipe just a smig. I used almond milk instead of regular milk, and I adjusted the amount of cocoa. The original had heaping tablespoons and I wanted to give it a more accurate measurement. I also used a slightly different frosting. I think back in the day powdered sugar icing was just powdered sugar, a little vanilla, and water to thin. I made a buttercream frosting in both white and chocolate.
I severely undercooked the first batch………they were like cookie batter with a crust…….ok, so they were really tasty, Tim and I ate several of them, but they needed a longer cooking time.
These cookies remind me of the top of a cupcake, slightly crisp, and all soft inside. I guess they are kinda a cup-cookie……lol……..maybe I will start a new craze!
The cookies are great on there own, but add some frosting and yum, yum ,yum!
I was in a sugar comma yesterday………from tasting the batter, the frostings, and testing the cookies, and taking bites out for pictures…….lets just say I have had my sugar quota for a month……..or at least until later today!!!!
So……… as promised a special meal and story for Valentines Day!
Once upon a time……….isn’t that how all great fairy tales start? When Tim and I first met some 30 odd years ago, we were both in our early twenties and it was the late 70’s. I remember going to a party with a girlfriend and when we arrived I saw the cutest guy in cut off short and tube socks with red stripes……….you really do have to be from that era to understand how totally hot that look was! Fast forward a few years and we both were working for the hottest restaurant – bar- nightclub in the area. Anyone who is of a …….certain age……cough, cough and from this area remembers Waldo Stubbs. It had that Cheers atmosphere…..where everybody knows your name……..The place was always hopping and especially on Friday nights for all you can eat “Poor Mans Lobster”. It was iconic…….more on the food later.Continue reading “Poor Mans Lobster”