Archive for November, 2012

Thanksgiving

I had a lovely Thanksgiving with family, as always. I hope yours was just as great!

Written by Aimee

November 23rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Posted in AUSTIN,FOOD & DRINK

Caramel Biscuit Ring

So this morning I made something I haven’t made since I was a kid. Caramel biscuit ring.

It’s surprisingly simple. Just take a package of biscuits. It’s hard to find biscuits nowadays that aren’t flaky, extra butter, etc. So the closest thing to plain I could find was buttermilk. It worked.

So take those biscuits out of the package. Cut each one into fourths. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 4 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons water, and then I just sprinkled a bunch of cinnamon in there too. Stick it in the microwave to melt the butter, then mix it all together with a fork (if it seems too thick, add a touch more water). Dip each biscuit in the mixture and then put into a greased bundt pan. Cook in the oven for 9-12 minutes. I wound up cooking closer to 12 minutes, cause my biscuits were still too doughy after 9.

You can flip the whole thing over onto a plate once it’s cooked. It’s not the prettiest thing, but it tastes pretty yummy!

(photos taken with my iPhone)

Written by Aimee

November 18th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Posted in FOOD & DRINK

Homemade Pesto

Made with fresh basil from my garden, olive oil, salt, pepper, pecans, grated parmesan, and garlic cloves. Pulsed together in a food processor, then mixed with pasta.

homemade pesto

Written by Aimee

November 15th, 2012 at 5:41 am

The Tigress

A night with drinks and friends at the Tigress on North Loop.

Tigress in Austin

Written by Aimee

November 14th, 2012 at 5:45 am

Posted in AUSTIN

Barcelona

Photos from a trip to Barcelona, Spain this past June. Filled with eating outdoors, hanging out at the beach, checking out Gaudi, and a bunch of walking.

Written by Aimee

November 11th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Posted in TRAVEL

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November

The month of November contains a lot of great things. Movember for a great cause. Election Day. And then also things like Thanksgiving and NaBloPoMo (where participants write a blog post every day) and NaNoWriMo (writing a 50,000 word novel in a month). I know I won’t be writing a blog post every day or a novel (I’d already be so behind!), but I do want to do something special for November. Challenge myself.

Every month I pick up magazines.. Bon Appetit,  Saveur, Food and Wine, Whole Living, etc. and they always contain such delicious-sounding recipes. But it’s rare I ever attempt to make anything from any of them. So this month, each week (starting with this week), I am going to choose a recipe from a magazine, cook it, photograph it, and write about my experience.

What’s first? I have no idea. I’ll have to do some serious magazine reading to decide.

In the meantime, here are some random things:

This cookbook looks amazing.

I love these photos of Laurel Hardware by Laure Joliet

This song by the band NO

This food blog.

This dress is gorgeous.

Written by Aimee

November 5th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Posted in LIFE