Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good Morning!

Please visit my new site...Angie's Pantry. 

There is a delicous new post, an old family fav!

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Asian Slaw.....

If you like anything Asian, you must try my latest recipe for Asian Slaw.  It is absolutely delicious!  A sweet and spicy dressing with cool fresh vegetables, topped with salty that's what I'm talkin' about!

Happy eating!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette.....

Whenever spring rolls around I immediately start thinking salad.  Soon many, many delicious vegetables will be in season, not to mention bikini season....OH PLEASE!

Anyway, try this delicious Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette.  I love how the minced olives gently flavor the entire good!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cheddar and Onion Whole Grain Biscuits....

Have you been to my new site yet?  Check out my latest recipe for Cheddar and Onion Whole Grain Biscuits

Enjoy alongside Crispy Oven Fried Chicken and a light drizzle of honey.  Recipes on my new site are printer friendly, yippee!

Have a fine spring day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Accompaniments!

Check out my new site for fabulous St. Patrick's Day accompaniments! 

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Angie's Pantry-New Home!

Hello Everyone!

I've moved!  Please go to Angie's Pantry.  You will find all of the recipes on this site and MORE!

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Angie's Pantry New Site!


I would like to invite you to visit the new home of Angie's Pantry.   I wanted my site to be a bit more user friendly.  I hope you like it!  I'm happy to offer the following upgrades:

1)  Simple recipe categories for you to peruse.
2)   My recipes are much easier to print!  Ya-hoo!  You will find a green "printer friendly" button at the bottom of each post.  Print with or without pictures.
3)  I now have a search box.  (I feel like I've hit the big time, I have a search box!)  Anyway, I hope you find it helpful.
4)  Email me!  Simply click on my email address and send me a message!  I love hearing from you.
5)  If you'd like to follow me, feel free to do so via Facebook or Twitter.

Lastly, a recipe.  For me, it's always about the recipe!  Click here for my latest amazing appetizer!  I'm telling you, these are absolutely killer! 

I hope you will visit often!   Let me know what you think:-)


My new URL:

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Please keep visiting!  I'm in the process of changing over to a new site that will be much more user friendly for you, my favorite people in the world!

It should be ready for your viewing in a couple of days.  I will, of course, have a new fabulous recipe to share!

I can't wait for you to see what I've been working on:-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Developments in Cutting Up a Pineapple!

Just in.....I spoke to a lady at the grocery store and she told me that when you bring your pineapple home, you should turn it upside down for a day or two to get the juices flowing throughout the pineapple....

Well, of course I had to try it!  The results are in....YES!  I believe the juices evened out a bit by setting my pineapple upside down on the counter for 2 days.  Do you think this is where they got the idea for Pineapple Upside Down Cake???

Anyway, enjoy fruits at room temperature.  Sweet is more prominent warm or at room temperature and salt is more prominent cold.

Have a great day!


Hey, Thanks!

I've been blogging for about a year and a half now.  This would not be possible if it weren't for YOU!  I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your visits and comments.  Often times your comments completely make my day! 

I love sharing what I do in my kitchen with you.  Growing up, I loved when my Mom and Grandma let me putz in the kitchen with them.  When I blog, I feel like you're in my kitchen with me.  I get huge warm fuzzies when I hear that you've enjoyed a recipe I've shared with you.

So, thank you again.  For everything!

Have a wonderful day-

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

God Given Cooking Utencils....

There are thousands of kitchen tools/utensils out there.  In some cases, we can make due with our hands.   Of course we wouldn't want to dip our hand into a piping hot pot of soup to ladle out a serving or two.  I made homemade biscuits this evening.   I used my hands to blend the flour and butter together and to flatten out the biscuit dough.  I used my fingertips to coat the tops with milk and check for doneness.  There is something playful about getting your hands right in the flour and making mud pies as a kid.  Next time, I'm enlisting Ryan to help me, he'll love it!

Tonight I whipped up a batch of whole grain biscuits to go with my Crispy Oven Fried Chicken.  Warm Homemade biscuits with a pat of butter and honey served alongside crispy oven friend, so good!

I do not measure when making these, much like when I make pancakes or waffles.   Into a large mixing bowl goes white flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, a small amount of sugar, baking powder, and a little salt.  With my hands, I blended about 1/3 cup butter into the flour mixture, it resembles cornmeal when it's ready for liquid.  I didn't have buttermilk, so I mixed about 1/2 cup plain yogurt with milk and dumped it into the flour mixture. My favorite mixing tool to mix is a fork.  I mix until most of the flour is moistened, dump onto counter and knead into a ball.  Pat into a circle that's about 1/2" thick.  Cut with biscuit cutter.  I coat the tops with a little milk, with my fingers, of course!  Bake at 375' for about 18 minutes.  Carefully, I touch the tops of the biscuits with my finger to check for doneness.

These go together in five easy.  Kind of fun to eat a biscuit in lieu of the typical starches.  The boys go CRAZY for them.  Nice treat for a Tuesday evening.

I think these might make an excellent demo video, don't you think?

Have a great evening!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How To Cut Up a Fresh Pineapple....

Don't you just love fresh pineapple?  Whenever I see it on sale I just have to buy a couple.  (I bought mine today at Jewel, they were $1.99)  Here are a couple of things to look for when picking out fresh pineapple....
The skin should be firm and the skin should be yellow at the base and throughout the skin to the top.   Do not choose pineapple that has brown on or near the bottom.
Next, carefully grab ahold of an inner leaf....

Gently pull on the leaf.  If it comes out easily, it's ripe.

Give the pineapple a rinse.  Lie the pineapple on its side on a large cutting board.

Cut the top and the bottom off about 1/2" into the pineapple.

Turn the pineapple upright.  You can see the round core in the center.  You'll need to remove the tough skin. Using a sharp knife, cut from the top straight down around the pineapple removing between 1/4" and 3/8" skin and some of the ripe fruit. 

You can see that I've removed all of the skin and there are no little "eyes" left on the fruit.  Cut straight down the center and cut the pineapple into quarters.

Next remove the core.  Cut straight down removing the core.
Cut each quarter in half after the core has been removed....

Cut into bite size pieces....refrigerate.  Enjoy right out of the bowl...or....try my recipe for Fresh Pineapple Cake With Caramel Sauce.  Just a thought:-)

Have a wonderful evening!