Friday, January 30, 2015

Roasted Heart Potatoes with Rosemary

My love for all things potatoes is going strong, just as I've shared with you last year and year before that. It's simple, we love potatoes. We buy them in 50lb bags. Potatoes we usually get are called Chef Potatoes, our local farmer's market carries them.
Today I'm making Roasted Potatoes for Valentine's day. You may have seen these before as I made them few years back. Today I changed the recipe just a tiny bit. I added rosemary.
I also teamed with my you tube friend Steph from Chef Stef Channel. Steph made delicious and really easy to make  Chicken with Creamy Tomato Sauce. Perfect to go with the potatoes.


6 large potatoes(about 2 pounds for 4 servings), peeled sliced
1/4cup olive oil
1 to 2tsp kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
2tsp caraway seeds
2tsp fresh rosemary, chopped, or 1tsp dry
1/2tsp paprika(optional)

Preheat oven to 400F.
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray with non-stick spray or brush with oil.
Fill a pot with about 1quart -2quarts of water, add 1tbl salt, bring to boil.
In the meantime peel potatoes, slice them, using a small metal cookie cutter cut out as many hearts as you can. Put hearts and scraps into 2 bowls with water, to prevent potatoes from browning before you cook them.
Put the potatoes into the boiling salted water, cook potatoes in simmering water for 3-4 minutes, drain potatoes and let cool for 15 minutes.
Combine all the ingredients for the marinade : olive oil, salt, Caraway seed, pepper, chopped rosemary, paprika(optional)
Pour marinade over potatoes, stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
Spread marinated potatoes evenly onto the baking sheet.
Roast them for 20-25 minutes, in halftime using an off set silicone spatula carefully turn the potatoes (don't forget to use oven mittens when handling hot baking sheet!).
If your oven has a broiler, broil potatoes for additional 5 minutes or until they are golden.

More Potatoes Dishes

Slovak Lokshe(Potato Tortillas)
Potato Herb Galette with Garlic Cream
Roasted Herbed Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
Roasted Potato Garlic Asparagus Salad with Brown Butter Dressing
Crispy Potato Fritters/Pancakes
Low Fat Scalloped Potatoes with Sauerkraut
Herbed Honey Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cookie and Cupcake Airbrushing Station

Ever since I bought an airbrush (this is my airbrush) few years back I was struggling with keeping the kitchen counter clean. See when you use an airbrush color that comes out the nozzle also gets on the surrounding areas, not just the airbrushed item. So no matter how small the cookie is, there is always an overspray.
I've tried using a box and a tri fold board and even though they all work, unless you cover the bottom  there is overspray on the bottom and the set up is kind of big and it takes up a space that I don't have.
I finally found an easy and also super cheap solution to my problem. A cookie airbrushing set up that I can put together in  just couple of minutes and I don't have to walk by it every day. Plain gift boxes. They fold up just as easily as they collapse.You need 2 boxes to cover bottom, back and sides leaving the front open for airbrushing. Best part though -it folds up and I can store if flat, on the shelf.

*This set up is suitable for smaller projects, like cookie decorating, cupcake decorating, small desserts, for cakes the set up is kind of small.

To Make Cookie Airbrushing Station you need:

Plain Gift Boxes - I bought mine at The Dollar Store.
Paper towel, Wax paper

See me put the Cookie Airbrushing Station together in this video.
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