It's still all mainly about the Melo (look whose picture is prominently placed at the top of this page!), and what we're in to, up to, and trying to do, and all of the other good bits in between.

September 01, 2008

How pesto is made at the Rosenbaum house

Basil Garden

Then, the basil is gathered and washed.

Pesto in progress

And finally, with the assistance of a new mini-chopper, some pine nuts, olive oil, parmesean cheese, and salt and pepper. . . pesto for our dinner with Jeff & Melanie plus two jars of pesto for the freezer. YUM!


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June 03, 2008

A (re)use for gelato cups

A use for gelato cups
Originally uploaded by kckellner.

And Kevin thought I wouldn't use these - ha! They are the perfect size for pudding/jello and leave plenty of surface area for cool whip on top! Reason #345 to eat more gelato!


June 01, 2008

Very yummy sweet roll recipe

And we had all the ingredients, save brown sugar which was easily remedied with a trip to Safeway (with a bonus in-store Starbucks) and the pecans which we skipped. These are really really good, we used up the crescent rolls and you don't even miss the white sugar coating! Here's the recipe from About Southern Food:

5 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 (8 oz.) packages crescent rolls
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon (I added some Tahitian vanilla sugar for added yumminess)

Melt 5 tablespoons butter in 9 x 13 x 2-inch inch pan and add next 3 ingredients and stir. Lay crescent roll dough flat, working with 2 triangles together at a time and pinch perforations together. Brush with 3 tablespoons of melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll up from short end and cut into one inch pieces. Place in buttered cake pan and bake 20-25 minutes at 375°.



February 23, 2008

Busy Busy in the kitchen

Now if only we could find the camera cord, I could upload pictures. On today's cooking docket: homemade marshmellow peeps of a sort, lasagna, stuffed manicotti, and salsa verde carnitas. The lasagna, carnitas and peeps are for Jen and Cara - part of the food festival happening for them given the arrival of baby Catherine. Some of the peeps are for us though - marshmellow-y goodness!!

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