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Adam has really been getting into stir fry recently. He even made a tofu marinade yesterday instead of just frying the tofu plain.

Other things regularly added to stir fry are bell peppers, onions and broccoli. This time we also tried some thin wheat noodles (like soba) and a stir fry sauce. Adam doesn’t use any certain recipe he did look up some basic techniques. My job is to cut and prep everything.

At the last minute Adam decided to add egg. I don’t think it was the best choice because it made everything a little mushy but I think that with less veggies and the addition of rice instead of noodles the egg addition would work. I am pretty excited about our future stir frying adventures.

Do you stir fry? Are you scared of being horribly scarred by the hot oil?

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Baking

Posted on: August 11, 2010

Though I have never considered myself much of a baker I can follow directions pretty darn well. Check out my Homemade Snicker Bars!

I found these babies randomly in the suggested feeds folder on my Google Reader. It was an instructables.com post and I discovered it a week before we had a desert contest at our church. I just ran over to Vons that evening and whipped these up that night. Good thing they still tasted great a few days later. I won the contest and yes, I will be (lightly) gloating about that for a year. I even got asked to make a batch for a 20/20 even a few weeks later.

This is my latest baking achievement. Cake Pops!

After no less than three blogs discussing Cake Pops showed up in my recommended feed I had to get on Bakerella.com and check these out. I invited Erika from Crabby Rangoon over to help out. Between watching the first two episodes of Project Runway we made a batch of red velvet & cream cheese icing Cake Pops & Cupcake Bites. I brought a batch to church and want to bring more

I think I will make these again this weekend for the church potluck only this time using classic vanilla cake and white frosting.

What sweet stuff did you make recently?

Things I have successfully cooked recently.

Vegetarian Taco Pievegetarian

 I use this along with taco seasoning and a generous heap of toppings. I add lettuce, Tostinos Salsa, shredded Mexican-mix cheese, sour cream and avocado. Adam thinks it is pretty unhealthy so we only have this once in a while (plus he keeps eating my tortilla chips grrrr).

Wow! Doesn’t this look great! They are stuffed bell peppers. I love to use the yellow ones because the color is so striking on a plate. I used this recipe here as a guide. I use a can of Prego instead of cans of sauce and I do not use Worcestershire sauce. I do use the same fake meat mentioned above in this. I made this meal on Monday night for my new downstairs neighbors

I was in a super hurry and did not have time to cook the peppers a full hour. Since the rice and meat were already cooked and the sauce only needed to be heated up, I was able to serve this after 30 minutes and it still tasted great. Adam wants me to add more veggies to the stuffing next time, perhaps chopped onions. I think I will also season it more. I love that salad. It has a spinach mix, almonds, dried cranberries, sliced green apples and a red wine vinaigrette dressing.

So that is what I have cooked up recently, what about you?