Ky's Kitchen

Food, Life, and other musings

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The Cure for What Ails Ya!

So I’ve been fighting with this cold for the past few weeks and I’m trying hard to shake it.  Everyone is sick in Philly right now so the coughing in the streets is reaching an all time high.  I decided to make some soup to give these germs the TKO!   I still had my leftover turkey bones from the turkey I made for Christmas so I decided to use them to make a yummy, brothy, soup.  I’m dangerous with some turkey bones!  Anyway, this soup turned out awesome and I thought I’d share the recipe:

Ingredients:

For the stock:

1 turkey carcass

2 teaspoons fresh rosemary

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried sage

salt and pepper to taste

2 stalks of celery  

2 carrots 

1 onion 

For the soup:

2 teaspoons fresh rosemary

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried sage

salt and pepper to taste

2 stalks of celery  chopped

2 carrots chopped

1 onion chopped

3 tablespoons of margarine or butter

cut up turkey from the carcass

1/2 bag or so of egg noodles (or whatever kind of pasta you like)

For the stock:

Chop off any remaining meat still on your turkey bones.  Set aside (you’ll add this to the soup later)  Place your turkey carcass in a large stock/soup pot with enough cold water to just cover the carcass (you may need to cut up the carcass a bit in order to get it to fit).  Add in your celery, carrots, onion, rosemary, sage, thyme.  Bring the water up to the boil and then simmer for at least an hour.  Remove the carcass and strain the liquid to remove any small bones from the stock.

For the soup:

Place the margarine in your soup pot and let it melt.  Add in your chopped onions, celery, and carrots and cook over medium heat until they are softened, about 10 minutes.  Add in your stock, leftover turkey, rosemary, sage, thyme, salt, pepper, and bring to a boil.  Add in your noodles or pasta.  Let the soup boil for another 5 minutes or so and then simmer until the noodles are soft.  Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Ladle yourself up a BIG BOWL and ENJOY!!!   

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Cookies, cookies and more cookies

So I’ve officially been dubbed the “cookie monster” of my family now.  I took a cookie decorating class back in November and I’ve become a bit obsessed.  I’m really happy that I did it because now it gives me an opportunity to blog about what I’ve been doing and how I’ve been practicing with my cookies.  I got tons of tips including how to use fondant on cookies and a little lesson on piping.  I’ve got lots of work to do with the piping bag! I did manage to crank out some cookies though and the results are below.  In terms of the recipe I used Alton’s Brown’s sugar cookie recipe.  He didn’t recommend using any flavoring in the cookies though.  Not sure if that’s a typo or what but I decided to gussy them up a bit and added a teaspoon of vanilla AND a teaspoon of almond flavoring.  It makes for a great cookie.  The dough here is really easy to use and is very workable after only about an hour of chilling in the fridge.  I’ll put a link to the recipe on this page.  The fondant is Satin Ice brand.  I was a little scared to try and make my own………maybe that’s for more adventurous days!  Check em’ out! 

(Source: foodnetwork.com)

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So we finished the kitchen in May!  I have been so excited and cooking lots of new things but I haven’t had a computer to download photos! It’s all about Dell, don’t ask!    Now that I have gotten “the hook up” as they say, we are in business.  Soooooo, here’s the kitchen.  It’s truly beautiful and everything that I ever dreamed of.  Stay tuned for recipes and other posts!  YAY!  

So we finished the kitchen in May!  I have been so excited and cooking lots of new things but I haven’t had a computer to download photos! It’s all about Dell, don’t ask!    Now that I have gotten “the hook up” as they say, we are in business.  Soooooo, here’s the kitchen.  It’s truly beautiful and everything that I ever dreamed of.  Stay tuned for recipes and other posts!  YAY!  

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Almost There

So my kitchen is almost finished!  I LOVE the construction company I have been working with but I must say I cannot wait until they are finished.  I have been saving all kinds of yummy recipe ideas other wonderful food bloggers and am excited to get back in the kitchen.  Here is a picture of my new microwave!  The rest of my appliances will go in soon.  

  

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A Food Blog with no Kitchen!

So I’ve had such grand designs to start a blog about my cooking adventures and unfortuantely, I have no kitchen right now.  I am in the midst of remodling my house and have no kitchen and therefore no recipes to share!  So for all intents and purposes this is going to be a pretty lame blog post.  However, I must say that redoing my kitchen has reawaked my desire to cook.  All of my fav food blogs keep tempting me with lots of different recipes so I’m just stock piling for the day when my kitchen is finished!  In the meantime I have discovered the joys of Lean Cuisine, Stoffers, and microwaving frozen veggies.  Maybe I’ll talk about good take out I get!  For now, this is what I’m working with: