Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Homemade Beef Jerky by Alton Brown

mmmm jerky
If there are two things in this world that I love they're Alton Brown and beef jerky (and Nathan, of course... though that would be three). And who do you think has an AMAZING recipe for homemade beef jerky that 100% works? That would be Alton Brown.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Easy Baked Brie

Last weekend I went down to Lake of the Ozarks Missouri with all of the women on my mom's side of the family. I was put in charge of appetizers one day, and had to work with what was on hand in the cabin. Luckily, my family is generally pretty prepared food-wise, even when in an isolated area.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Peach Scones with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Also a good opportunity to pull out grandma's china
A few weeks ago I went out to tea with Margaret. If you haven't ever been to a tea room for afternoon/high/or cream tea, I would highly recommend it. There's something about sipping on a cup of tea out of real china while munching on a scone topped with clotted cream and jam that screams sophistication and elegance.

Plus it's delicious.

Nathan was jealous of my delicious scones (and apparently tea isn't a manly thing) so I agreed to make some for snack this week. Originally I thought I'd make a traditional scone (with currants or raisins) but since it's summer time, I decided to make them with peach and cinnamon.

You can, theoretically, make your own clotted cream. The internet says so, so it must be true. However, I decided to forgo the process and do a thick whipped cream. It wasn't quite as delicious as clotted, but since I flavored it with some cinnamon sugar, I think it came pretty close.