Monday, December 6, 2010

Apple Cranberry Cake

When I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it right away and, I thought I had everything I needed at home but that wasn't the case. To my dismay I only had 3 apples instead of 4- so I decided to add an apple's worth of cranberries to the cake instead. I think the cranberries were a great addition as they added a bit of tang and color. You could definitely make the cake either way, or try adding a pear to the mix instead. You can serve the cake with whipped cream or all by its delicious self.  Oh, and I've already made this cake three times this month which may give you a good idea of how good I think it is...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lamb Burgers with Figs, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onions

It was bound to happen at some point...  especially since I've had a few requests for carne recipes. Time for my first blog post about a dish with MEAT. I don't eat a lot of meat, but this recipe looked too good to pass by. 

Now, it isn't the most symmetrical burger (pictured above), but it makes up for what it lacks in beauty in flavor. If you like figs, lamb, and blue cheese, this is the burger for you. Even those of you who are lamb-wary may find this burger tasty- it's not overly lamby. I cheated a bit and served this with frozen (gasp!) criss-cut fries.