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warm and gooey on the inside!!

While watching the news this morning, towards the end of the broadcast they happened to show a brief segment featuring one of my FAVORITE restaurants in NYC! The executive chef was on whipping up a stuffed French toast dish that looked sinful [and I’m all about sin]…
So I thought to myself I haven’t made stuffed French toast in quite a while and figured why not! So I made some minor tweaks to make it my own, as well as an adults only maple syrup…
I had a loaf of hearty bread that I picked up over the weekend and we all have the basics at home to make a super luxurious custard base to soak everything in.
I sliced up some thick pieces of the bread, made an incision and filled with peanut butter and raspberry jam. I placed the slices into a custard of heavy cream, cinnamon, good vanilla and eggs… I also added a little boozy stuff to the mix [there’s always booze at my party]!
Off to soak up and chill out in the fridge for a couple of hours [turning once] and it was time to butter a pan and toss these bad boys on to tan…
A dusting a powdered sugar and some homemade boozy maple syrup and we were in business! Buttery on the outside, warm and oozing on the inside with the perfect kick from the boozed up, hot maple syrup… You’re not finding this at your local diner!

at a low simmer…
-R

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A taste of the far east, on the east coast…

So tonight for dinner I was in the mood for Thai, however not in the mood to venture out to a restaurant! Felt like staying comfortable in my loungewear, messy hair and slippers…
My pantry and refrigerator held all that was necessary to stir fry my way to the perfect modern take on traditional pad thai! Out of the fridge some spicy red chilies, eggs, scallions, limes, tofu and flattened chicken breast. The pantry was the key holder to the rice noodles, peanut butter, soy sauce, peanuts, sugar and of course… garlic!
First thing to prepare… the peanut sauce! Peanut butter [got a great tip on a peanut butter from a friend and had to try], soy sauce, fresh squeezed lime juice and some sugar. Everything was stirred together and left to hang out for the flavors to blend together.
Then I chopped the scallions, red chilies and garlic, while at the same time soaked the rice noodles. I panfried the tofu and chicken [that I cut into strips] with some olive oil and salt. Once they were cooked, into the same pan I sautéed my red chilies, garlic and scallions. The next step was to beat two eggs and add them to my pan and get them scrambled. Then in went my rice noodles and the fun began!! Tossing around everything with a nice healthy addition of some homemade peanut sauce to bring it all together…
A lime wedge, sriracha drizzle and chopped peanuts to finish off the dish, then to the table!
Wonder where the next culinary adventure will lead to???

at a low simmer…
-R

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