Tasty Treats from the ‘Net

Isn’t recipe surfing on the internet the best? I have to say that I am almost always satisfied when I follow random recipes I find on the internet.

I am part of a community shared agriculture (CSA) group, and this week we received delicata squash in our box. They are small, striped and oblong, and I must confess I saw no use for them beyond a Thanksgiving centrepiece. Luckily, the CSA organizer sent us a link to a recipe for these little guys.

You can find the recipe for Delicata Squash Rings here. I made them tonight, with a bit of skepticism, and must admit that these are a delicious idea. The skin is thin, and it gets pretty tender while roasting, so you can actually eat the whole ring, skin and all. I would recommend roasting each side until very crispy and brown; the contrast of the crisp outside and the sweet, soft innards is wonderful. I’d love to get a few more delicatas this week in my veggie mix.

Another lovely recipe I tried this week was for Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits. I was making beef stew and wanted a quick partner for that, and these were perfect. I halved the reciped, and baked 4 medium biscuits in my toaster oven for about 15 minutes on 400F. I switched the buttermilk for plain milk and added some parmesan cheese.  Also, I was too lazy to roll them out and cut them, so I made them into biscuit shaped lumps, which turned out just fine.

Finally, I was chilly this weekend and thought that nothing warms a house up quicker than turning on the oven. So, in order to put that hot oven to good use, I baked up a batch of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe comes from the Canadian Living test kitchen, which has yet to let me down. As an aside, the host of their cooking show (Best Recipes Ever) is like nails on a chaulk board, but the food always looks good. These cookies are chewy and moist, and semi-sweet chocolate chips go well with the sugary vanillaness of the cookie dough.

Those are just a few of my recent web recipe successes. Please pass your favourites on!

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