Thursday, July 03, 2008

A little FFoF to kick off Independence Day

Valmg's still at it...posing questions about food, cooking, and eating! If this sounds like something you'd like, join her weekly Four Foods on Friday MEME.

#1. Name your biggest cooking influence.
Curiosity. I swear, the more I think about things, the more I have to try to make and/or recreate

#2. What is your ultimate comfort food?
Oatmeal raisin cookies (soft ones) and my moms' homemade spaghetti sauce [but not together, haha!]

#3. Name one must have tool that you think every kitchen should have.
A vegetable peeler. It's not just for peeling carrots and potatoes anymore! You can peel apples, make fancy chcoclate garnishes, thinly slice cheese, ribbon cut long vegetables. Seriously. it's a wonder tool.

#4. Share a time saving tip.
Mix up your pancake batter in your blender,
then pour right out of your container onto the
griddle. You'll have lump-free batter and lots
less to clean up.


Anele said...

I am SO using the pancake batter tip! Great idea!!

Karen said...

That is such a good idea. I'll bet it makes less of a mess too.

Elle said...

Brilliant pancake tip -- I may even start making them again with that thought!

valmg said...

I am wanting pancakes now after seeing that picture.
Peelers. We have about 6 because we had to go through that many to find one we liked.
Thanks for playing FFOF.

corrin said...

Good pancake tip. I usually buy the mix in the little jugs so I can just add water, shake, and toss.

chili queen said...

That photo looks so-oo mouth-watering. Reminds me how long it's been since I had one of those.

skeet said...

I use my peeler for everything, too. Great tip on the pancakes. Why didn't I ever think of that? :-D

Charla said...

That's a great idea about the pancake batter! :)

DeeBee said...

Great tip for the pancake batter. I'm super curious about your mom's homemade spaghetti sauce. I love homemade sauces!