Friday, July 30, 2010

Pantry Perfection!

I love to raid the pantry when I am bored and find things to make! On my last pantry expedition I found a ripe peache, flour, and cream cheese! So I made a Peach Tart with a cream cheese sauce! I got the dough recipe off of Epicurious! The tart turned out fantastic! It was sweet, creamy, and totally fun to make! The was a cream cheese dough! Here is the recipe! I used the 9-inch pie shell reacipe and the hand method!

After I took the dough out of the fridge I put cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon into a blender! I spread this mixture on to the surface of the tart leaving about 1/2 an inch of the edge bare! I cut  a peach into tiny slices and spread them all over the middle of the tart in a round formation over the sauce! Then I sprinkled a little bit of sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg over the top of the peach! I folded the edges of the tart over the peach leaving a hold over the top of the tart! I folded the edges over each other! Then I put it in the oven at 350 degrees and baked until the edges were golden brown!

-Emma Lou:-)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I Google everything! Everything but food! For food I use as one of my many great food websites!  I used Epicurious to make a chocolate cake with chocolate icing! It was unbelievable! It was moist and sweet! Everyone loved it! The thing I like most about Epicurious is that it takes recipes from magazines like Gourmet and Bon Appetite! I chose Chocolate Cake with Chocolate icing because I made the cake for a party for my sisters birthday! She Loves chocolate and she loved the cake! 

Last night I made Black Pepper-Basil Farmer's Cheese Bruschetta with Tomato! I love bruschetta and I am growing tomatoes so it was perfect! It is a Bobby Flay recipe that I found off of Food Net Work! Farmer's Cheese is kind of like goat cheese but not as strong! It is creamy and works excellent in this recipe! This is the web site that I found this recipe off of !

One of my best friends Maggie McEntee gave me a present for the Fourth of July! She gave me a seasoning salt called Bacon Salt! I got two flavors Original and Hickory! Last night I tried the Hickory on my steak! It was amazing! I couldn't believe that it taste that good! It added a salty flavor to the meat! I love this gift!

Maggie has a blog to! It is called Shake and Bake! She bakes on her blog! 

Emma Lou:-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pike Place Market!

Street vendors line the street with fresh fruit and flowers! Many people walk up and down the street admiring the beauty of the water! A ferry boat carries patient people through the water! Fresh fish is being thrown through the air to hungry people! You are filled with happiness, you are at Pike Place Market!

Pike Place Market is a farmer's market in Seattle! It is filled with fruit, flowers, fish, cheese, vegetables, t-shirts, and many other things! Unique shops are in the streets! When I visited Pike Place I saw an olive oil shop! This shop was filled with nothing but olive oil! I saw a Chinese store, a french bakery, a gourmet cheese shop where you could watch the cheese being made, and what I think should be named the best Hum Boa in the whole world!
Pike Place Market is know for their fish throwing! In the market there is a fish vendor! When you order fish they throw it to one another then hand it off to you! Another thing they have is pigs! All around Seattle are pigs! Some are painted some are just metal, but all are cute and charming! They were put in the city and then later auctioned off and given to a charity! Seattle is filled with many great places to see! I love going to the city and just walking around! If you ever go to Seattle you will have great food, loads of fun, and have a great time!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

I spent the Fourth of July at my grandparent's house in Washington! They live on a small lake called Lake Louise. Even though the weather was bad we still had loads of fun! We exploded countless amounts of fireworks and ate an unbelievable amount of food! We ate pork sliders, clam dip, butterscotch oatmeal cookies, and a chili bean dip! Clam dip is one of my family's favorite foods! It is made of cream cheese and clams! We eat it with Lays Wavy Potato Chips! We eat  several bowls when ever we have it!

It recently found out that I love butterscotch! So when I found this recipe for butterscotch cookies I was very excited! They came out great and we ate half of the cookies before the party even started! They didn't look very appetizing when they came out of the oven, but that didn't stop me from eating them! They were sweet, yummy, and extremely addictive!

Recipe for the Oatmeal Scotchies!

•1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
•3/4 cup granulated sugar
•3/4 cup packed brown sugar
•2 large eggs
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
•3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
•1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

conversion calculator Directions PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

I had so much fun at the 4th of July this year! I can't wait until next year! Maybe I will even set off a Roman Candle!

Emma Lou:-)