Mominy’s Baking World

Baking and the crumbs that go with it…

It’s time… July 3, 2011

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Once again, I’ve neglected the blog that has been so good to me over the years. I will do better. I promise.

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Tiny Birds July 9, 2008

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We frequent a lovely farm down the road a piece. It’s called Glover Family Farms, but it was recently taken over by an incredible couple named Joe and Judith. They call the business Love is Love Farm. I love Love is Love. These folks are so down to earth, ha ha. They are quite young, but seem truly committed to farming and carrying on the tradition which most of us take for granted.

Judith is the girl who allows me to sell my cookies on her stand. She’s a doll – and very generous.

So, we went down to the farm tonight and gathered a full bag of goodies including:
lemon cucumbers (they resemble tennis balls, but are sweet and beautiful to eat)
regular cucumbers
onions
garlic
baby potatoes
patty pan squash
honey
blueberries
purple bell peppers (how chic!)
cherry tomatoes
…and the kicker…quail eggs!!!

teeny weeny eggs

teeny weeny eggs

The eggs are just adorable. They sell by 50. Hell, you need that many to do anything. So, I came home and I boiled up 20 (yes TWENTY) to make egg salad. They cooked in about 3 minutes then cooled. Then…I peeled them. The membranes are thicker than chicken eggs, so it was a tedious task but they taste just like the eggs from the grocery store and my salad was perfect! I added in garlic and onion, as well as mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper. It only made enough for two sandwiches, but I’m excited to eat mine for lunch tomorrow.

 

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies March 30, 2008

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Oh my – when I want something quick, easy, chocolatey and just perfect, I make these.

1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp powdered unsweetened cocoa
1 tbsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
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In a heavy sauce pan, melt butter, sugar, milk, peanut butter and cocoa.
Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Pour into a bowl with oatmeal.
Stir and drop by tablespoonful onto waxed paper.
Place into freezer to cool quickly, or allow to set for 30 minutes.

 

Sicky February 29, 2008

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Not much baking these days. Why you ask? Basically because no one wants Sniffling, Sneezing, Coughing, Aching, or a Stuffy Head via biscuits baked by me! The aforementioned is an egregious plageristic attempt at humor at the expense of a well-known sleep-aid marketed as a cold remedy.

Yes, folks, it’s been a long snot-filled week (should I even say that on a BAKING BLOG?). At times it flowed, at times it just hung in there like the profanity tapestry in “A Christmas Story”. But more often than not, I was just wishing for either my bed or death…or both.

I think I’m nearing the end (maybe just wishful thinking) but I’ve been a good girlfriend and shared it with Ethel. I know she’s very thankful! I’ll be baking this weekend hopefully, and will be posting real messages again shortly!

 

Cupcakes February 3, 2008

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The girls made some awesome Football Cupcakes. See below for the Master Creation!

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The Mother of All Football Games! February 2, 2008

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You know what I’m talking about…the one that I can’t actually type because someone from the NFL will sue me for using a “term” which is licensed to them and cannot be said, typed, used or THOUGHT by anyone but them.

Food – oh right – food!

I will be making a pot of my Spicy Chili. It’s a hybrid from my mom’s recipe which I jacked years ago and have been tinkering with every since (being a veg and all).

Specific ingredients necessary unless otherwise noted!

29 oz Tomato Sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen Fire Roasted crushed tomatoes
1 can (14.5 oz) Del Monte Organic Diced Tomatoes
2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn
2 packages French’s Chili-O seasoning, or others as budget allows

Put all in a crockpot and stir. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Serve with cheese on top.
We also like Chipotle Tabasco Sauce – mmmm!

 

Jessy Hearts Me! January 24, 2008

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mini.jpgAfter much talk, my friend Jessica P. found the mini loaf pan I was looking for…and was sweet enough to invest in the Mominy Baking Project.  I promise to use it well, and share what’s made. 

 Thank you, Jessy!