French Onion Pot Roast

It’s so cold ice is making art out of my windows http://instagram.com/p/i3mlkPgLbh/ (feel free to follow me on instagram!), so I figured it was the perfect day for some slow cooking.

About 18 years ago I bought Stop & Shop’s Apron cookbook and found a good base recipe for slow cooked pot roast.  A few adaptions later and it’s been a family hit every since.  I don’t have the cookbook anymore to show the original recipe but here is how I make it. Continue reading French Onion Pot Roast

Buttermilk Biscuits

So after making the cinnamon rolls I still had most of the buttermilk left and needed to find another recipe.  Alton Brown’s Southern Biscuits fit the bill.

Still have some buttermilk left over though…so stay tuned.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 1 dozen

IngredientsSouthern Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup buttermilk, chilled Continue reading Buttermilk Biscuits

Inside my bubble…

If you pay attention to the world beyond you, you are inundated with news of war and violence, poverty and disease.  For decades we’ve been throwing money at “cures” and “aid” but the problems never seem to get resolved, they only get worse.  We hear about how we are wasting our resources, that everything is in such short supply, and we throw money at solutions that never come.  We allow ourselves to get mired in this never ending loop of despair, we talk about it to our friends and family, and then suddenly we wonder why it’s happening to us?  Continue reading Inside my bubble…

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

I tried Alton Brown’s recipe for overnight cinnamon rolls to bring with me on Christmas morning and they were a big hit.  And stay tuned as I had to find uses for the buttermilk I had left over.

Prep Time:45 min
Inactive Prep Time:10 hr 30 min
Cook Time:30 min
Serves:  12 rolls

Dough:

4 large egg yolks, room temperatureOvernight Cinnamon Rolls
1 large whole egg, room temperature
2 ounces sugar, approximately 1/4 cup
3 ounces unsalted butter, melted, approximately 6 tablespoons
6 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
4 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting
1 package instant dry yeast, approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
Vegetable oil or cooking spray

Filling: Continue reading Overnight Cinnamon Rolls