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How Do I Make My Brownies More Over the Top?

I love to use the Baked brownie recipe then make a peanut butter buttercream. Using a biscuit cutter, I make circles and make brownie whoopie pies. Always a hit.

Dec 28, 2011
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Pumpkin/Lentil Lamb Curry Soup Duo?

Well, that would be the logical solution :) However, if anyone has any experience with soup duos, I'd love to year about the techniques of plating.
Interesting tidbit about the lentils. I will remember that. I am Southern and always eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for luck. Between the lentils on NYE and the black-eyed peas I should be covered for 2012 (hopefully). Happy New Year to you.

Dec 28, 2011
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Pumpkin/Lentil Lamb Curry Soup Duo?

Having people over for a soup night this evening. I have prepared a pumpkin soup and a lentil lamb curry soup. I started thinking that these flavors may pair nicely and thought about giving people the choice of either soup or a combo. I have a cookbook that shows two soups served in one bowl and wonder if that might work. Thoughts on the flavor combo and/or the technique needed to serve them a a duo in one bowl? Thanks.

Dec 28, 2011
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Turning a cheescake into bars--need the input of experienced bakers.

Thanks for the help everyone. At the last minute I decided to go for a recipe designed to be served as bars. (I was taking these to a shower and figured I should save the experiments for my own indulgences.) I made the recipe found at the link below and they were a huge hit. I am not one to bake with any sort of mix, but my 10-month old was not cooperating so I went for the path of least resistance. Very rich, so I advise cuting them into tiny bite-size squares.

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/p...

Jun 27, 2011
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Turning a cheescake into bars--need the input of experienced bakers.

Does this mean they come out similar to little mini cheesecakes? I have never tried this method, but is sounds kinda cool.

Jun 23, 2011
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Turning a cheescake into bars--need the input of experienced bakers.

Thank you. I will make them on Saturday and let you know how it goes. If the recipe turns out, I can imagine it will become a regular in my kitchen.

Jun 22, 2011
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Turning a cheescake into bars--need the input of experienced bakers.

A friend once made a fantastic praline/brulee cheesecake and I want to recreate the flavors in bar form. The cheescake version was basically a graham cracker crust, topped with a caramel/pecan mixture, layered with cheesecake filling, and then finished with torched sugar (a la a creme brulee).

This is what she made:
http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/re...

Would it work for me to adapt a basic cheesecake bar recipe, but add the desired additional layers? I am afraid the added elements may make the bars to moist or make them collapse.

Thanks in advance.

Jun 22, 2011
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Caterer or Private Chef for Small Brunch

I am hosting a 12-person brunch in my home and I, unfortunately, will not have the time to cook for it. The guest of honor is an expecting mother and pescetarian. I called Fete Accompli, but she is unable to take the job. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good caterer or personal chef?

Mar 21, 2011
Honey Bee in Austin

Gourmet Vegetarian Tacos - Tonight

I like the veggie tacos at Takoba. They put chipoltle mayo and cubed, roasted sweet potatoes on theirs (along with squash, corn, poblanos, and zucchini). I never had sweet potatoes on tacos before and I really like the sweet element mixed with the heat of the chiles.

Jan 21, 2011
Honey Bee in Austin

Baguette et Chocolat open?

The website indicates they are open Tuesday through Friday 6:30 to 6:00; Saturday 7:00 to 4:00; and Sunday 8 to 2. Closed Monday

Jul 01, 2010
Honey Bee in Austin

Texas Best Barbecue Sauce Lament

article in today's Austin American Statesman says they are back in business
http://www.austin360.com/food_drink/c...

May 27, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Take my brunch...please

Glad the pomengranate mimosas worked out! I love them, as well.

Feb 23, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Please rate restaurants for me and give suggestions!

Uchi (love sashimi, but want really fresh fish, is this the right place)?
Yes. Go. You will not be disappointed.

Vespaio
I actually prefer the more casual Enotecca next door, but both are great. If you go to Enotecca, get the suppli.

Jeffrey's
Never been

Maria's Xpress Tacos
It is okay, but nothing special. There are better tacos to be had (Habenero cafe, Juan in a Million)

Fonda San Miguel
Last time I ate here it was not very good.

I would recommend considering Hudson'd On the Bend. It and Uchi are my two favorite upscale places in Austin. Lots of people also recommend Parkside, but I have not been.

Hudson's
http://www.hudsonsonthebend.com/updat...

Parkside:
http://www.parkside-austin.com/

Feb 16, 2009
Honey Bee in Austin

Indoor temperatures in Austin restaurants

I am one of those people who is always cold and I take a sweater, jacket, etc..everywhere I go. However, the OP states that the AC was on when the outside temp was in the 40's. That is too much.

Jan 22, 2009
Honey Bee in Not About Food

What Flavor Ice Cream to Pair with a Cake

I like the lemon idea or what about a honey-lavender?

Jan 14, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Urgently need recommendations for restaurant gift certificate

I would suggest Hudson's on the Bend, which IMO is one of the top restaurants in Austin. It is romantic, has a great winde list, and a lovely garden area. Check out their menu online:
http://hudsonsonthebend.com/updatefla...

Jan 14, 2009
Honey Bee in Austin

Take my brunch...please

I got that one as a holiday gift this year. A friend gave me the recipe and all the ingredients to make the drink. Such a nice idea!

Jan 13, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Take my brunch...please

Another option for drinks:
Pomengranate Mimosa
2 cups chilled pomegranate juice
1 cup chilled fresh orange juice
1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur (preferably Cointreau)
1 (750-ml) bottle well-chilled Cava or demi-sec Champagne

Jan 12, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Lost carrot cake recipe- Help!

I know you don't think it was a cooking light recipe, but this one from Jan 2008 seems to meet some of the criteria.
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

Jan 07, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

What's your 'go-to' vegetarian main dish?

Ina Garten's mushroom lasagna is delicous and what I often serve my vegetarian guests

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Jan 07, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Chocolate Chip Cookies (NYT 7/09/08)

This is my standard cookie recipe and I swap out the chocolate to suit my cravings (milk chocolate, toffee bits, whatever). I also change the size of the cookie depending on my needs. I like to bake them as needed, and store the dough in the fridge. It holds up very well for up to a week.
Usually, I turn the oven on to preheat while we eat dinner and then pop a few cookies in afterwards. Love the soft texture of the inside.

Jan 05, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Favorite Cooking Light (or the like) Recipes?

These are my favorite recipes from Cooking Light. Enjoy....

Basil Shrimp with Feta and Orzo
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

Citrus Glazed Scallops with Avocado salsa
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

Asiago Dip with Crostini
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

Grilled Pork and Rice Noodle Salad
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

Jan 05, 2009
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Agile Restaurants Reacting to the New Economy

This site was sent out as part of a recent Austin Tidbits email. It compiles lists of food deals by the day of the week. May be helpful...
http://www.frugalfeaster.com/

Dec 17, 2008
Honey Bee in Austin

best turkey sandwich (or panini or wrap or spring roll) for thanksgiving leftovers...?

Split white hoagie roll
Place brie on one side, and stick under broiler to melt/toast
Spread one side of bread with cranberry, one with mayo
Top with turkey.
I look forward to this sandwich all year round.

Nov 24, 2008
Honey Bee in General Topics

None of my go-to recipes meet the criteria

Yum. Not making that for them, but will make this for myself soon. Thanks,.

Sep 23, 2008
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

looking for a white chicken chili recipes

Sep 23, 2008
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

None of my go-to recipes meet the criteria

Thanks for all these wonderful suggestions. Right now I am leaning towards a salad (dressing on the side), cookies and brownies for dessert, a loaf of crusty bread and that lamb and orzo dish.

I will keep these other recipes in mind for when we have this particular couple over for dinner!

Sep 17, 2008
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

HEB Al Pastor

Thanks for the suggestion rudeboy. I'll pick some up when I am grocery shopping tomorrow.
BTW- Love those tortillas. They remain my favorite grocery store find in the last year. Going to heat one up right now....

Sep 16, 2008
Honey Bee in Austin

None of my go-to recipes meet the criteria

Thanks MMRuth for the suggestion.
However, you reminded me that I forgot the last criteria...no alcohol (even cooked).

Sep 16, 2008
Honey Bee in Home Cooking

Corndog and/or hand battered onion ring recipes/suggestions

If you feel adventurous and want to experiment try making a shrimp corndog.
Take a large raw shrimp, coat as you would a corndog and deep fry. On the side, mix some stone ground mustard with blackberry preserves.

I have not made these, only eaten them. Besides a Flethcer's corn dog at the Texas State Fair this is the only kind I'll eat.

Sep 16, 2008
Honey Bee in Home Cooking