Blog to Taste: September 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rosemary Bacon Popcorn Recipe

This one time at Cinetopia... I had a really good batch of popcorn! It was regular old popcorn, but they had a rosemary bacon butter pump that I took FULL advantage of. Every time I've gone to Cinetopia after that night, they didn't have the rosemary bacon butter again. Needless to say, I was very disappointed. This, of course, inspired me to make my own version. It's actually an extremely easy recipe, but it takes time to get the best flavor from your oil. I let my oil sit with the bacon and rosemary in it for a full week, and it had a perfect infusion of the smoky and aromatic flavors that I wanted. Really, you could use this idea and flavor the oil with anything you want. It could be a fun experiment!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Recipe Review: Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Happy Friday, foodie friends! You know what's popular these days? Buzzfeed, duh. You know what's even more popular?! MUG CAKES!

I don't know about you, but I keep seeing these short, fun, delicious looking videos on Buzzfeed of food they're making, and of course some of that includes these delicious looking mug cakes. The most recent one was of this beautiful Raspberry & Ricotta Mug Cake. I was finally on board.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Molcajete Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is one of those magical things that we're willing to pay a little extra for to make our burrito perfect. It's like the cherry on top. Usually at home I make a boring guac with avocado, mayo, and chipotle seasoning. With a little experimentation and a great dependence on fresh ingredients, though, I made the best guac I've ever tasted. I'm not exaggerating here, guys. The first bite has a hint of spice from the jalapeno pepper and then your being to taste the savory undertones in the garlic. With the final bite, your tastebuds will be swimming in the sweet tangy world of this hand-mashed wonder.

I know people read recipes on blogs like ours and think, " I should totally make that!" but then never actually do it. I'm guilty. In this case, though, I urge you. No, I beg you to try this recipe. It will restore your faith in guac if you've had too many restaurant or other lazy versions recently. Not to mention this recipe is vegan and dairy-free. I think the main reason it tastes so delicious is because it is made of fresh ingredients without added chemicals and preservatives.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Recipe Review: Vegan Parmesan Cheese Recipe

Minimalist Baker is one of my very favorite food blogs in the universe. Dana, the chick that runs it puts in some serious work. I am often searching for some sort of vegan version of a recipe, and often settle on her versions because she keeps all of her recipes super simple. natural, and yummy.  

Friday, September 4, 2015

Apple Garlic Chicken Pizza with a Basil Crust Recipe

And so we meet again, foodie friends! If you've been keeping up with our social media this week, we have been all over the pizza game. I've been looking at pictures of pizza on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter so much lately, that I knew I was going to make a pizza once Holly told me she was going to make a fruit pizza. This post is so inspired by different points in my life (a really fun job at Papa Murphy's in high school, a trip to San Francisco, and a love for my Pampered Chef pizza stone), and I can't help but obsess about the result.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fruit and Honey Pizza Recipe

My post this week was born from my love for pizza and the colors of fruit. I wanted to make a pizza with a vibrant look and taste, so I decided to try a dessert pizza instead of savory. I love a pepperoni pizza as much as Miley Cyrus, but sometimes it's good to think outside the box and improve upon the classics. Like a traditional pizza, my Fruit and Honey pizza has a crust, sauce, cheese and toppings. It can be customized to your own standards, of course, so the possibilities are endless. Depending on the season, you could have different color schemes with your fruit or just cover the pizza with a lot of your favorite fruit. 

I like to think of this recipe as a lazy man's fruit tart. It has the crispy crust of the tart but it doesn't require the same amount of finesse and baking skills. To that end, it's still a special treat that you should share with the people you love most.