We enjoy trying out new recipes regularly in the kitchen. Brad and I both love web grazing for potential recipes to try out. I try to post links to our favorites to try often so you can follow along with us.
I have some vacation coming up soon and will be off work for several days. We had planned on going out of town but due to conflicts with our work schedules and such we decided that some day trips, staycations if you will would fit our life better.
So needless to say I will have some days at home with just Smokey and myself. I am sure I will participate in the domesticated things we all love (laundry, cleaning, vacuuming, dishes, etc.) of course there will also be lots of fetch and puppy play time too.
However, I like to plan some cooking activities that are out of the normal for me. Exciting experiments, kitchen chemistry if you will. I will have the extra time to enjoy!
Here’s a tentative list of the kitchen chemistry that I would like to give a try:
Okay, this is not exactly a recipe. But it something you can buy, I plan on trying to make them homemade using a caramel recipe I found in my mother’s treasure trove of recipes using some of Brad’s nut brown ale. I am excited about this. This would make some great gifts if I can get them to turn out well.
Salty Beer Caramels
I have tried to make homemade crackers at home before and they smelled divine in the oven, Brad even commented those are going to be good. I let them crisp up in the oven while it was turned off per said instructions. Afterwards we tasted them and they tasted like seasoned cardboard. <laughing> I kid you not. I still have high hopes with some newer recipes I found. After seeing this advertisement I am going to try to incorporate some beer into the cracker mix. This should be good.
We eat a lot of chicken and this recipe was slightly different. Going to give it whirl possibly this week. I will sub Worcestershire sauce for the soy as we do not use soy sauce. It’s always good to have a variety of chicken recipes.
Chicken with Honey Beer Sauce
It’s HOT and HUMID in the south usually through the end of August. Sometimes you want a snack that’s cold, fruity and tasty. There sound good and I enjoy freezing yogurt cups anyway to eat like ice cream. Little Yogurt Nibbles would be a fun take on this and I have a Tiki Man Ice tray that would make these simply adorable. Fun Times!
Do you have any kitchen chemistry ideas, recipes that you would like to try?