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Sopapilla Cheesecake

Came across this recipe while surfing Pinterest. It looked heavenly. I will admit, mine did not look like the picture but it sure tasted sinful. The recipe said to use an un- greased pan and I did but the bottom layer of dough stuck to the pan. I also found that if this is not eaten rather quickly it does get a little wet after sitting for a while. You can cut the butter back a tad too I found it to be very buttery.

Ingredients:
-2 cans pillsbury butter crescent rolls
-2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (softened)
-1 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/4 cup butter (melted)
-Cinnamon & sugar

Instructions: 
Unroll and spread 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls. Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.Image

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Celtic Classic Festival

This past weekend I attended my second Celtic Fest. It runs Fri-Sun the last full weekend in September in Bethlehem, PA. Not only is it a fun filled weekend with music, dancing and vendors, it is filled with drink and of course food.

This years beer offerings were:

  • Guinness
  • Miller Lite
  • Smithwicks
  • Harp
  • Wood Chuck Cider

As well as whiskey tastings and Barefoot wine.

There are many food offering from the normal fest food such as hamburgers and fries, fish and chips to more Celtic fare, shepherds pie, corned beef and cabbage and haggis. They even have one of my favorites, Aw-Shucks Corn and new this year was Tilted Kilt. Their Irish nachos were surprisingly good.

The weather was great, slightly warm with little to no rain. The beer was flowing and flowing. The music was loud and rocking. Dancing girls hair was bouncing and the food was fling fast.

By 2pm on Saturday two of the three booths serving shepherds pie were sold out with 9 hours remaining in the day. Haggis was a close second as many people know what it is and it’s all the rage that weekend but little know tha what they are actually eating is Americanized haggis. Real authentic haggis cannot be served due to the ingredients. However, if you have a butcher that you can talk to, you may be able to score yourself the parts needed to make it at home.

I have eaten the real thing, it’s definitely hard to stomach and is a real test for a foodie.

Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach and simmered for approximately three hours.

Some may say it is nutty in texture and very savory in flavor. I am not a huge fan. I have tried liver, brains, heart, tongue and tripe. Yuck. It’s just not for me. Please however try the real thing if you ever get the chance. You never know, you might like it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you ever find yourself in PA near Bethlehem at the end of September or if you decide to make a special trip Celtic Classic is a great time.

http://www.celticfest.org/

 

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

New Job

Hello fellow foodies, I am excited to say that I have finally found a new job. This is the reason for my absence in blogging. Once I am settled in more I promise to be right back here with all my food for thought. 

This job is a long time coming, it has been a struggle since I moved here a year and a half ago to find a job that not only pays decent but is also what I want to be doing. I have landed a chef job with an up and coming upscale cafe that specializes in fresh inventive fare. They have only been open a year and a half roughly and are well on their way to stardom. 

If you are in PA or find yourself traveling to PA in the Bath area please stop in and visit, eat and enjoy with us. We have a facebook page and a website. Feel free to check us out at beanbathcafe.com 

Be back to food soon!!

As always Happy Eating!! 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
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The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
Julia Child

The only time to eat diet…

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Hello Blog World!!

Hello All

I am new to WordPress, I have been using blogger.com for a bit but sadly getting no views 😦

I am sad to say that I am out of work again and trying to find a new job or possibly start my own business but until then I am going to try to post hopefully every day new recipes and or restaurant/food reviews made by me!! 

Nothing professional just my thoughts, ramblings and recipes. I am hoping to get some people to actually read this and maybe comment, I have seen that a couple of you have already read and “liked” it, a BIG THANK YOU to you!!! Please if you like this blog tell your friends and fellow bloggers, leave me comments on what you might want to read about and I will do my best to write about that!  Comments are welcome 🙂  

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2012 in Uncategorized