Sunday, February 10, 2013

OVERDUE

Binty hasn't been blogging in...well...A LONG LONG TIME.
I promise I will start updating soon....

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rocky Road Tofu "Pudding"

I've wondered if the person who dubbed "Rocky Road Ice Cream" had a lot going on in his/her life. Surely they couldn't have only been referring to the texture of the frozen confection. How boring.

So....I've been gone since before XMAS. I'm fairly certain that means I need to be flogged or something. hehehe....flogged for not blogged.... yup the word dork is back! =)

Anyway, so I suppose an update is in order, and one shall come. I do promise. But in the mean time, ponder the fact that Binty's road at times has been very rocky....but sometimes those rocks turn out to simply be delicious chunks of chocolate or marshmallow....

This recipe arose from a package of silken tofu hanging out in my fridge and rapidly approaching its expiration date. Not to be one to waste food, I mulled about how to use it.

Like any good girlie-girl, I figured the best way to utilize it was to incorporate chocolate. How can you go wrong with chocolate? =) Besides, the monthly friend keeps you going with regular chocolate cravings...

Trying to keep it low calorie, but interesting, I browsed the pantry for ingredients. I didn't have any pudding mix like last time (see Chocolate Tofu Pudding), so I made do with the following:

Rocky Road Chocolate Tofu Pudding (GF/CF)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg silken tofu
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • ¼ cup mini marshmallows

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400. Mix all ingredients except marshmallows together.

2. Pour batter into four lightly greased ramekins. Drop abut 6 marshmallows into each ramekin.

3. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Each ramekin = 70calories

pudding before baking

pudding after baking

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sour Cream Raisin Pie - Recipe Roulette #1

I know. I'm behind. AGAIN.

Tis the season....for insanity, procrastination, running around like a chicken with your head cut off....yanno, all the fun stuff =) But life has been good here =) Binty is still enjoying dating Aa, I've gotten to catch up with good friends (love my UAB ladies!!), and Patthecat is in transit from KSA as we speak to arrive this evening! wooohooo can't wait to see him =) The whole fam-dam-ly will be back together.

Okay, well seriously, it is also the season for family and cooking. With the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, I opted to do a less than truly "random" roulette today. One of my cookbooks is 75 Years of Good Cookin' compiled by the Clearfield Hall Auxiliary. My mom's mom, Nana (nee Steele), grew up in Clearfield, South Dakota and this cookbook has recipes from her friends and family and people she grew up around. So the personal connection for me is very special. It also has old photos in it from like the 1940s and it is so cool to see my great-aunts as little girls =)

As Thanksgiving is a foodie holiday, as well as a very popular PIE holiday, I thought I would share a Steele family recipe. sourcreampie Roadfood online

Sour Cream Raisin Pie

  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves

Directions:

Cook raisins until tender and drain. Beat egg yolks and sugar together. Add sour cream and raisins; cook until thick. Put into a baked crust and top with meringue.

Bernice (Steele) Davis (deceased). Submitted by Darlene Huddle.

photo courtesy of Roadfood.com

Friday, October 30, 2009

Furry Friday!!

I decided to go old school on this one. These are some pix from Xmas in Saudi, 2006. Several of the pets aren't with us anymore, but we love 'em still!

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Sinbad and Mystique love Christmas. Jubi is scared of it (notice his absence...)

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BIG kitty yawn from Rascal.

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Cory looks soooo tiny here! He's a beast now =)

And even though it isn't a pet or "furry" -- here's a pic of my house in Saudi (its the one with the white car in front)

ps. Binty's getting excited/nervous about tomorrow!

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