Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pear Flip-Flop

Pic from google images

I had a whole lot of pears from my Bountiful Basket that I needed to use up. So when I saw this recipe in the newspaper, I had to try it. (It was in the Parade section and the author is Dorie Greenspan.) It's delicious! It's similar to an apple crisp, but the pears give it a different flavor. Enjoy!

4 1/2 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups sliced or diced pears
powdered sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350. Melt the butter in a 9-inch pie plate. Mix dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients. Pour batter over the hot butter. Then place the pears on top.
Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and then dust with powdered sugar.
(The pears sink to the bottom, which is why it's called Pear Flip-Flop.)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cowboy Caviar (aka: The most delicious salsa you'll ever eat!)

Picture from google images
Camille brought this to a party and EVERYONE wanted the recipe because it was so delicious! (So thank you Camille!)

2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp olive oil (I did a little more)
1 clove minced garlic (Camille uses the garlic stuff out of a jar and I used garlic powder, whatever garlic-y stuff you have will do)
salt and pepper to taste
1 large avocado
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can corn (drained and rinsed)
2/3 c. green onion (some pictures on google images had red onions, I'm sure either would be good)
2/3 c. cilantro
1/2 lb tomatoes

Cut up all ingredients and stir in a bowl. Let sit for a few hours to blend flavors and serve with tortilla chips. Then try not to eat that whole bowl in one sitting by yourself!

Easy-peasy and oh so delicious!

* I didn't really measure too much but next time I'll do more tomatoes and less avocados (Klay doesn't like them or I would do twice as many). Add more of what you like and less of what you don't, it will still be like heaven in your mouth. 
* I couldn't stop eating it right after I made it and it was great fresh but was definitely better today after all the flavors had meshed together over night. Camille said she usually lets it sit for a few hours before eating. (If you can wait that long!)
* It makes a lot! I took half to my friend because I knew the avocados would go brown before we could eat it all.
* It did taste better today but looked really gross with all the brown avocados. Next time I'm going to leave them out and add them right before I eat it so they are nice and fresh.