Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fettuccine Alfredo

Let me start by saying that I have been dieting for the past month and a half, I have been very happy with my results so far, I'd post my before and after picture but really I'm embarrassed. Anyway, I got another month and a half to go! So last week my mom asked me to cook dinner, and requested my Fettuccine Alfredo, so I took her up on it, so I could not only have a little bit of pasta..because uhm hello who doesn't love carbs oh and BLOG it ;) this is super unhealthy, but it wouldn't be any good if it wasn't right? Here it is..

Keep in mind I made enough for my two nut job sisters, parents, cousin, and even brought some home for Benjamin.

You'll need..

16 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
3 Minced Garlic Cloves
Big handful of Shredded Parmesan Cheese
3 tbs of Butter

Start by melting your butter, and boiling the heavy cream.

Let it boil a little..meanwhile mince your garlic cloves, My mom has this cool little garlic mincer, made my life so much easier.

Whisk your cream, butter and garlic, until it starts boiling. You'll start noticing the cream is getting thicker when it starts sticking to the side of the pot. I seriously whisk the heck out of this cream.. literally, like 30 minutes of whisking.

add some peppa'..and keep whisking

 I realized that my nails are still in the same nail polish as my strawberry post, except more chipped.. I know, I get it, its tacky and I'm sorry! ok..and finally add your Parmesan cheese..ahh I love cheese. I just added about a handful.. but if you want to get real technical..the package said it came with 1 1/2 cups..so I'd say I used 3/4 of the bag..so you do the math, does that make sense? Or did I just confuse myself.. : /

whisk the cheese while it melts, and add more if you think it needs to be thicker or if you over did the cheese, as I did..haha add a wee bit of milk..finally add salt as needed. Keep in mind that the cheese is salty, which is why I add it last. Grab your boiled pasta..and top it with a spoonful of sauce. So there it is people, my Alfredo recipe, which I love, but cannot currently have </3

**Update- My top blog promoter, yes I have one. Just advised me I forgot to tell you guys how to boil pasta! If you know how to get online, have a facebook or text, I hope you know how to boil pasta. Point is boil your choice of pasta, you can also add chicken, I just grilled chicken breast on a foreman grill, with garlic powder and pepper!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cheesecake filled Strawberries

Extremely easy dessert to make, and of course delicious, if you're a fan of cheesecake. I made these for my sisters 30th Birthday Party, they were in the fridge most of the party, yet somehow half were gone when I remembered about them. I guess these are popular on pinterest, a few guests asked if that is where I got the idea from..nope just googled easy desserts!

What you'll need..
box of fresh strawberries
graham crackers
8 oz. of cream cheese
3.5 tablespoons of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
So start by "pitting" the strawberries, I just cut the end in a circular motion with a little knife.

To make the filling you throw cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and whip, then I put it in a ziploc bag ( or if you're a baker you can use your piping bag )
Crush a few graham crackers..I used a glass to help

cut a small corner of the plastic bag and pipe away..

top with the crushed graham crackers..and that's it! Excuse the chipped nail polish, I have no time for anything now a days.. fyi the filling does get warm and soft, so put them in the fridge until you are about to serve them :)