Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Copycat Recipe
Adapted from Food Network & Yammies’s Noshery
Today was another freezing *#&%$#@ cold day. To cold for school. I must say that the beauty of working for a school, besides winter break, spring break, summers off, and a smattering of long weekends, is the occasional surprise day off. You know for a snow storm, or as was the case today a wind chill that would freeze you to the spot in a few seconds. Well yeah ……… I got to cook all day……..or should I say bake……..soft, chewy, warm buttery pretzels………sorry I lost my train of thought. Having the oven on all day……..I made a few other things…..stay tuned…….. took the chill off the house quite nicely.
Now I know we all have stories about these kinds of pretzels. The first was I ever had was at a mall. Tim and I visit Vegas frequently………….it is our favorite place in the world…….so far. We really aren’t world travelers…….we leave the world traveling to Tim’s identical twin brother Tom who currently resides in the Philippines. The last time we were in Vegas we had pretzels after a show……..Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club………if you are in Vegas do yourself a favor and visit the comedy club…………. the comedy and the pretzels were great! Continue reading “Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Copycat Recipe”
Lemon Pepper Chicken Panini
This weeks “Date Night Dinner” is maybe more of a lunch, although I do like the ocassional sandwich for dinner. Sometimes you just don’t want a huge meal.
But if you are going to have a sandwich, and its going to be for dinner, it should be a really great sandwich, like a panini. I don’t remember the first panini I ever had but I think for the money they are by far the best thing since sliced bread……..ha, ha. I am not sure if its a rule or not but, a panini should always be on ciabatta bread. It is far and away the best……..
I am kinda the Queen of cleaning out the refrigerator. As I looked in it I saw that there were some lemons that needed to be used, a half a log of goat cheese, a container of mixed greens, a half an onion and half a loaf of ciabatta. Well lemon pepper marinade is always good with chicken. The goat cheese could be spread on the bread……….if I grilled the onions along with the chicken……hum………. now I was getting an idea……Panini! I could top it off with the mixed green after it was grilled. But it need a little something more so a Balsamic Drizzle was just the ticket. Serve it up with your favorite chips or a nice pasta salad or if our weather is any indicator…….brrrrrrrr……….. maybe a nice cup of soup. Continue reading “Lemon Pepper Chicken Panini”
So have you tried pomegranates??? If you have not you really need to. What is a pomegranate you ask ……. well it’s one of those fruits that you look at every time you are at the store, but never have the nerve to try. You look at the big red globe and think what in the world would I do with that. Go ahead and get one, they are amazing. They are a bit daunting I must admit……..where do I begin. As I stood and stared at the first one I bought, wondering what in the world to do with it……… as my iPad sat there all knowing …….. I googled pomegranate, then thought a video would be a really good idea, and it was. I just picked a random one, so once I learned what to do, I cracked it open and OMG…….it was a site to behold! The red jewels inside just begged to be released……… but stop!……..all glory aside, they are messy little buggers, and they will stain anything, and I do mean anything they touch. Just ask my cute white top. But after I tasted them I really did not care. My deciding factor in trying them was wanting to make a recipe from another bloggers web site… Pinch of Yum. They have amazing recipes and one caught my eye …Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice with Walnuts and Feta ,so I tried Lindsay’s recipe and all I can say is Pomegranates are wonderful, as was the recipe. Continue reading “Pomegranate Chicken”