Short break…

May 17th, 2009

Exams are over. I’m resting. Then, I plan to dive into these cookbooks and get cooking… I’ll be back soon…

Study Break…

April 27th, 2009

I have two weeks to go and I will be completely finished with my first year of law school.  I can’t believe it is almost over and I’m also quite thankfully that it is.  I am so tired and stressed out.  The summer will be a wonderful break.  As I sat here tonight, studying and talking to my friend, K, she had a very wonderful suggestion, “I think you need to bake to destress.” So at 11pm, I was putting muffins into the oven…

A couple weeks ago, J had a great idea for a blog post. He suggested making a baker’s dozen of something and posting it on our 13th month anniversary… I know, he is kind of the perfect boyfriend… especially for a food blogger.  We were thinking of making Chive-Corn Muffins. Life, unfortunately, is so hectic for both of us that we never got around to making them together.

I decided to try it tonight.  I followed the recipe, adding only 3/4 cup of corn and reducing the amount of chives (but this is only because my fridge kills everything so I could only salvage about 1/8 cup).  I also made them in cupcake holders because I have always love eating the part off the wrapper— slightly burnt and delicious.  Keep an eye on the cooking time.  I left them in for 5 extra minutes by accident and they are a bit burnt.  Check out the recipe here.  Ok, back to work… that book is what I have to look forward to… yes, I know you are jealous…

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Pita Pizzas with my Brother!

April 10th, 2009

I’m home for the Easter weekend. I should be studying but, instead, I’ve been hanging out with my younger brother. We are going to watch Gladiator, while I “work” on my trial brief that is due on Monday morning.

My brother’s specialty is making pita pizzas.  Since he was 9 or 10, he has been making these pizzas for us, and has perfected the technique!

Pita Pizzas by Ginny’s Brother

3/4- 1 1/4 cup of Mozzarella, shredded (depending on how cheesy you want it)
1/4 cup of romano and/or provelone, shredded (again, depending on how cheesy you want it)
1 pita
1/4 cup of Don Peppino sauce
1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1. Heat oven to 450.
2. Place a pita, rub the olive oil on the pita so that the pita absorbs the oil. My brother recommends using a spoon to scratch the surface of the pita.
3. Spread the tomato sauce.
4. Sprinkle with 3/4 of the mozzarella cheese.
5. Sprinkle with the Romano and/or Provolone.
6. Sprinkle with the rest of the mozzarella cheese.
7. Bake for 9-13 minutes or until the cheese becomes melted.

Happy Easter!

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