Category Archives: What’s In The Kitchen

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What’s In The Kitchen? – Strawberry Shortcake Skewers

Okay, today in the kitchen, we’re taking a step away from the savory and looking into the sultry side of dessert, and one of the simple  things to actually construct.

Strawberry shortcake, done in skewer form and put together by Delish.com.  The recipe is mercifully simple, using mostly store bought ingredients, and done in an amazingly short time as well.

Basically, you make a batch of standard store bought biscuits and chill them, cutting them into one inch rounds when cooled,  slice up twelve to eighteen strawberries, or a pint, as the recipe calls for, and cut them to be uniformed size with the biscuit rounds.

They also call for you to make a rather simple homemade whipped cream, because it will stand up better than any form of store bought whipped cream.

Layer according to the recipe as shown. If you choose to go off script, I do have a couple of suggestions for the more savvy cooks of us in the world.

Macerating the berries will soften them, sweeten them, and make them harder to cling to the skewer.  However, if you macerate your strawberries, drain the syrup, lay out your strawberries and chill them, they will hold up to the skewer.  It will also make it easier to combine fresh strawberries as well for sweetness and flavor.

If you want to get fancy, the occasional bruised leaf of mint would be awesome too, and develop a whole different level of flavor in.

For another consideration of modification, think about syrup drizzles, glazing, or coatings.  A simple sugar glaze once hardened would work, or a strawberry jelly glaze, like people actually use to thicken up their strawberry shortcake mixes in the little cups would work too.  But if you ask me?

Mix up a couple of different chocolate coatings, both dark and milk. Maybe throw in some raspberry or mint extracts, and drizzle over your chilled skewers. Chill until hardened and it will take this simple thing to a brand new crazy level.

If all of that is out of your cooking range, or you just want quick, easy, and delicious, the Delish.com recipe will put together basic, awesome, and most importantly, simple, desserts.

What’s In The Kitchen? – Deep Fried Mozzarella Stuffed Pepperoni

Now, I admit, I haven’t done this recipe yet.  I don’t know if I’m gonna find the ability to do it soon, but by damn, at some point and time I’m going to give it a shot.

Coming at you from DudeFoods.com (free plug cause I’m stealing their content) these look like they’re freaking awesome come the Deep Fried Mozzarella Stuffed Pepperoni.

I’m not exactly how making a sandwich out of two slices of pepperoni with a thicker piece of mozzarella and deep frying it makes pepperoni “stuffed” but much like being the pretty girl at the party, you don’t have to make sense, you just have to be freakin’ delicious.

So since I can’t do an adequate description and commentary on these, I’m not going to try.  I invite you to read Nick’s write up on his own creation, and check out the rest of his creations, it may not be the last one I steal from him, or from his site.

The down side is now I’m left with being both hungry, and lacking in words in an article, about oh one hundred and fifty of them.

Oh well, sometimes words just get in the way when you’re in the kitchen.

What’s In The Kitchen? – Eggs Woodhouse

I admit, it’s first day, and I’m phoning it in, mainly because I want to get this one up  while I’m still braining.  Barely alive at 3am, I figured hey, late night YouTubing lead me to this guy named Andrew Rea, who does food from movies and television, as best he can, based on description.  I also figured I’d mix in one of my favorite shows, Archer.  Giving you his recreation of Archer’s nearly perfect breakfast, Eggs Woodhouse. (It’s missing the pitcher of bloody mary… bloody mary’s? I’m… I’m not sure on this one, if you drink it straight from the pitcher…)

However, it’s basically just a YouTube link showing you how this man creates amazingness, even if insanely opulent and decadent amazingness that brings about such guilt, that he started a GoFundMe account for underprivileged children based on the amount he had to spend in order to create this dish.

I, for one, would love to try Eggs Woodhouse, and also cook like this man, or cook that meal on someone else’s budget, but I’m sure as hell not that well financed.  Sterling Archer has an expense account, and his mother’s Amex Black, so… Iberico ham is probably eaten at Christmas.

Also, probably betting that not many of you will go ahead and use this Eggs Woodhouse recipe in your own kitchens.  Hey, if you do, and you have it like that, by all means feel free to hit up our donations button on the home page. Pass some of that sweet sweet salad along to the W.F.O. family.  We will thank you for your graciousness and gratuity.  (Also, shop for things, that works too!)

At any rate, I hope that people learn to love the food, and by all means, like and support this guy, because he does awesome stuff on YouTube.  Like and support us too, if you like, because, well, it’s the nice thing to do. Enjoy the food porn!