Okay, confession, we definitely took the easy way out here and smoked a purchased pie. There are a million things to do for Thanksgiving, and making our pies is usually a tradition we love and look forward to every year. But sometimes ease and convenience wins over traditions.
Give us a minute to convert you to the goodness that is Smoked Broccoli. I’ve always been the kind of eater who enjoys a plate full of vegetables. And that love for vegetables only deepens when the weather turns cool, and I roast every vegetable I can think of in the oven. Cauliflower, check. Carrots, check. Sugar snap peas, check check (try them!). And broccoli, I’ve always loved roasted broccoli. Then we smoked it. I’m forever changed.
This Mummy Pepper Popper recipe is a delicious twist on a classic appetizer. We’ve traded out some of the traditional jalapenos for kid-friendly mini bell peppers and mummified them with crescent roll dough. Complete with edible eyeballs, this finger-food is just begging to be at your next Halloween party.
These cutie little snakes need to be at your next Halloween party. Bread dough is wrapped around chopsticks to create these swirly little guys. [Read more…]
Fall is a fantastic time to entertain. The busy hustle of summer has ended, but the pressures of the holidays are not yet upon us. It’s the perfect time to bring your favorite people together for a enjoyable and intimate evening. Drawing inspiration from the season of bounty, your menu can include delicious flavors with beautiful colors. [Read more…]
Whenever the leaves start changing, and the air turns crisp and cold, it seems as though the food world immediately turns to all things pumpkin. Cookies, bread, pie, pancakes, cereal, and even soup.
We dare say, however, that Pumpkin Chocolate Tart may not be the first thought you have when pumpkin is on the brain. The cause for that is certainly only because you have never tried THIS Pumpkin Chocolate Tart.
Begin with this basic rice krispie recipe and build from there with gel food coloring, dipping chocolate, festive sprinkles and candy eyes or chocolate chips. You are just a few minutes away from your very own spooky, edible monsters.
We’re coming up on a favorite food holiday, Cinco de Mayo! Combining friends, family, music, fun and tacos, nachos, chips and guac and of course DELICIOUS CHURROS! Churros are a family favorite of ours, we try to make them several times a year and you really can’t beat a hot churro on a Sunday afternoon! If you are looking for our usual go to, head back several years-and try your hand at our deep-fried version, here. They are a favorite, you can’t go wrong! Just don’t forget the salted caramel or chocolate sauce it’s a perfect addition!
But, we are always up for trying new things. So we decided to try the baked churro option-with a few more twists, but why stop there. There has been hype around Loop Churros (check their site here) and we understand why– thick, deep fried , covered in cinnamon sugar, topped with flavored glaze and THEN adding your favorite toppings. Count me in! But it gets better-served in a cup with soft-serve ice cream! Somehow we seem to find a way to make the best foods even better! (Now before you get too worried about all the sugar- cause yes there is a lot— everything in moderation! Feel up with healthy foods all day and then get yourself this treat- share it to split the calories!).
So with a request from our friends at Studio5, we decided to attempt to combine the baked churro with Loop Churros ideas and see what we could come up with!
Baking the churros made it much easier to make a lot. They do bake for about 25 minutes but if you can throw them in the oven and do other things. When frying them its a busy job keeping them in the oil and shaking them in a bag to coat. Not that either technique is hard, baking them just gave me a chance to clean up while they were baking.
The texture of the baked churro is not exactly the same as a deep-fried one. I still enjoyed it, and the addition of the melted butter for the cinnamon sugar mixture to stick to it satisfies that flavor you get from frying. No one will turn down any kind of churro, at least not anyone that I have met. One essential tool– do not forget an open star tip! These are a must for those ridges in your dough!
Once they are covered in cinnamon and sugar-you can have a lot of fun with the glaze and toppings. Just make sure to leave a little time for the butter too set on the churro before you try to spread the glaze.
Most of all– have fun! There’s a reason why churros are party food- everyone loves it and a little sweet makes everyone happy! We would love to see your churros- so if you happen to try out this recipe or your own— share with us! Use hashtag #gygieats on Instagram and tag us at @orsongygi—- we can’t wait to see what you create!
For centuries, dutch ovens have been used to create some of the most flavorsome meals on the road and in the home. We made a Mixed Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler in a dutch oven. Make it over a campfire or in the oven and serve with some fresh cream or ice cream and enjoy! [Read more…]
S’more hand pies can turn everyday boredom into a rugged camping adventure – no matter where you are. Best of all, it’s an exciting activity for tiny chefs. We were luckily enough to some help from our little Gygi helpers.