Friday, February 1, 2013

Deep Fried Apple Pies

Deep Fried Apple Pies
I had a startling realization the other day. I had never deep fried anything. It seemed logical to find a Paula Deen recipe to remedy this situation. Now, unlike Paula Deen, I don't have a built-in deep fryer. But using a very deep pot I was able achieve the same results. I was really, truly impressed by the finished product. These deep fried apple pies were freaking delicious. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chipotle Pumpkin Soup

Chipotle Pumpkin Soup
Soup season is in full swing here in New York and this chipotle pumpkin soup was hearty enough for a full meal. Slightly spicy with the addition of chipotle peppers but the sweetness of the pumpkin definitely comes through with creamy avocado being the perfect garnish.

1 14.5 oz can pumpkin puree
1/2t cumin
1/2t salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
3c vegetable broth
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
1 14.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14.5 oz can corn, drained
2c fresh baby spinach

This recipe is so easy you could probably memorize it without too much effort and requires very little measuring. Honestly, just pop all of the ingredients into a big pot and bring to a simmer. Serve with some crusty bread and enjoy!