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  1. RWood

    Breakfast 2022

    Cut cake ☺️
  2. RWood

    Breakfast 2022

    Cake will be cut later, can post then. My mom had a Dutch baby in Tahoe before with bacon that she used maple syrup with. I went more savory with this one, but it could still use syrup I think. She said next time maybe just bacon, then she could have maple syrup 😊
  3. RWood

    Breakfast 2022

    Mother’s Day Brunch Dutch Baby with arugula, bacon, roasted tomatoes and gruyere Breakfast potatoes 5” coconut cake Roederer Brut
  4. RWood

    Dinner 2022

    Pizza again. Did a half and half. Pepperoni, olives and onion, and the other side oven roasted tomatoes, arugula-basil pesto, cheese and fresh arugula. Should have made that a whole. It was awesome.
  5. Pickled onions, bread and butter squash pickles and arugula-basil pesto for the freezer. Along with more pickled asparagus since the previous got given out to my moms sisters.
  6. RWood

    Dinner 2022

    No, that’s just a screen to keep it from sweating. The steel is a 5/8 inch plate that is shaped the same as the stone that was in the Ooni. It weighs a ton.
  7. RWood

    Dinner 2022

    Got the Ooni back out. I purchased a steel plate on Etsy to replace the stone and tried it out finally. So much better than the stone. It seemed to heat up faster, and the crust was much better on the bottom. Pepperoni, mushroom, black olive and red onion.
  8. Yes, mother in law. Thank you, we really like the house, and for the most part we are done with decorating except for the dining room. It’s giving us issues. The kitchen has room to move, but I’m always wanting bigger, more storage, ovens, counter space, when it comes to a kitchen ☺️.
  9. When we were looking for a house, we had a lot of things we wanted in a kitchen, but we knew we wouldn’t find all of it. I love the look of our kitchen, but it’s smaller than I wanted. We got a baby Wolf, which I do like. I wanted at least a Mama Wolf, so it had another oven. Maybe down the line it might get changed. And it was funny, the guy we bought the house from was so sad he was losing his pot filler. I feel like the sink should have been on the other side. It feels backwards when I’m emptying the dishwasher. I do like having the warming drawer for dough rising. We have a MIL half kitchen that we just use as our beverage center. It worked well for our wine fridge, and to keep the espresso and coffee makers in one spot. And it’s nice having the extra refrigerator nearby. We use the MIL closet as our pantry.
  10. RWood

    Dinner 2022

    Fettuccine with home made pesto and sautéed baby zucchini and asparagus bits (leftovers from trimming for the pickled asparagus).
  11. I’m Kennesaw, outside Atlanta, there is a store called The Last Dig. They have big boxes of returns, I think mostly from Amazon. You go in, and dig. Most days everything is $4, sometimes $3. I’ve gotten things like kitchen scales, bathing suits, a stainless steel coffee mug and warmer, a Breville espresso knock box I had been wanting. Just never know what you will find. I’m always looking for cooking related stuff, so jars, storage containers, etc. I got 4 silpat mats for $4 this past weekend. I’m sure there are other stores like it, we just found it one day by accident.
  12. The jars came from an Amazon returns kinda place (I think they are actually boba tea related). I liked them because they were tall. The pickling is brine is 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup water, 2 Tbs sugar, 1 Tbs salt. You’ll have to determine how much you need for the about of asparagus you have. Then pack asparagus in jars with sliced shallot, garlic clove and dill. I added a pinch of chili flakes and black peppercorns. Pour hot brine over and then refrigerate overnight. These are just refrigerator type, not processed.
  13. Some quick pickled asparagus. My mom will wipe out a jar on her own. I prefer this kinda thing in a Bloody Mary. I don’t like celery.
  14. Just self taught in cakes, that kind of stuff isn’t taught in pastry school. I usually buy a small model of whatever creature I’m trying to make. I have to have a 3D reference. So, my T Rex now has a bearded dragon buddy 😉. Anything else, I just wing it and hope 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻.
  15. Birthday cake for a friend’s daughter. She loves lizards. Marble cake with chocolate buttercream. Bearded dragon (sorta 🙃) is modeling chocolate.
  16. RWood

    Dinner 2022

    A day late because of too much going on. Roasted corned beef with horseradish-butter roasted vegetables. And cheddar soda bread. Nowhere near authentic, but really tasty.
  17. It’s marble cake, basic I know but it’s my favorite. I served it with raspberries and raspberry Pinot sauce.
  18. Happy Birthday to me 😋. I finally had time to make my octopus cake. Dunno if I would make it again unless lots of money was involved 😉. Those suckers wore me out!
  19. I had this same thing happen on a couple of my Valentine chocolates. I had thought it was because of the point of the heart at first. They are the ones that had the most problems. I had some along the edges of others. The temper in all the others were perfect. I think they just have to mess with you sometimes to show you who’s boss 🤷‍♀️.
  20. RWood

    Ground Pork

    This is one of our favorites with ground pork Chipotle Pork Burgers. I make a cilantro lime Mayo for them instead of plain. My mom loves the raw tomatillo on them.
  21. RWood

    Dinner 2022

    Wagyu sliders-arugula, caramelized onions, Swiss, A-1 mayo, peppered bacon and toasted brioche bun. These were yummy 😋
  22. Thanks, I'll check Chocolat Chocolat. I've ordered a lot from them in the past.
  23. So, I wanted to get some opinions. I've been using Chef Rubber's colored cocoa butter since I started making chocolates many years ago. Lately I've just been getting their small bottles, and I need to restock. Has anyone noticed any difference in any of the other brands? I've never tried Roxy & Rich. Are their colors any different? Better? Or are they basically the same? Has anyone tried Chef Rubber's natural line? How are the colors? TIA
  24. Valentine's chocolates, Success this time! After the Christmas disaster, I stayed in the main house and just microwave tempered all my chocolate (I airbrushed in my work room and it worked out.) I got the molds in the fridge at the right point, and the temper was great. They were trying to pop out before I was ready. Thanks to @Kerry Beal for the advice. Flavors are Raspberry Pinot, Mimosa, Espresso Orelys Pecan, Dulcey Hazelnut, Peanut Butter Crunch, Ruby Vanilla.
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