Friday, December 9, 2011

Holidays Are Coming. Recipes Are Coming.

So Thanksgiving came and went and Halloween too and I totally neglected to put any recipes or anything up as I have in a while. I'm working on so many other projects in my personal life and I've totally negated this site which is sad because in my day to day personal life I'm cooking up a storm at all times. I'm going to try to post some Christmas and seasonal recipes over the next few days and I think I'm going to throw in some "festive" :) drink recipes too! If anyone has any requests or ideas or even their own recipes feel free to throw them out there and share. In the meantime look forward to some fun recipes like Italian braised rabbit, Panna Cotta, and of course some regular non-Italian recipes too!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


So, I recently decided to make a small little webpage with information on the stock market and forex and include some how tos and I plan on trying to add a lot of content to it. I don't know how many people still subscribe to my blog anymore or even see it as I haven't even posted on here in forever. But the website will be really informative and I'll try my best to keep the content fresh and exciting. Check it out!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Secret Coca-Cola Recipe

The Secret Recipe for Coca-Cola

I found this link while looking online and I needed to share. I doubt anyone will attempt to make soda but I do think it'd be cool if any of you guys tried this and added your own flavors and made a customized soda! This is the original recipe and it's obviously been changed and tweaked but you can still use it. I myself might even try it later on this week and post my results. In the meantime enjoy!

The recipe:
Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color
The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol: 8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander: 5 drops
Neroli: 10 drops
Cinnamon: 10 drops

Friday, February 11, 2011

More Easy College/Quick Recipes

Quick and Easy Recipes Anyone Can Make - Quick Pasta Sauce, Egg Omelet, Yogurt Kabab Chicken

I figured I'd dump some more quick recipes on you guys because I've been cooking for a lot of people lately. These are more recipes that I used when I was in school and anyone can make them. Impress your friends/family and yourself and master the art of the kitchen.

-Quick Pasta Sauce
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 green/red pepper chopped
400g can of chopped tomatoes
Fresh basil or dried Italian herbs to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper.

1) Simply cut onion and garlic into small pieces and fry until browned in olive oil. Then add pepper if desired.
2) Reduce heat and add chopped tomatoes then simmer
3) When it starts looking like a sauce (usually about 4-5 few mins) add salt pepper and herbs, stir and taste
4) Adjust seasoning to taste if necessary and serve over cooked pasta.

-Quick Omelet 
3 Eggs
Salt and Pepper

Onion/Green Pepper - amounts desired

Grated cheese (optional)
Mixed herbs (optional)

1) Mix the eggs in any sort of bowl or jug you like with salt, pepper and onion/green pepper/herbs if desired.
2) Heat the butter (or oil) in a reasonably large frying pan.
3) Pour in the egg mixture slowly and swirl the pan a little to even it out.
4) After 30 seconds or so the top should firm up, at this point add grated cheese if you like.

-Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kabobs
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use 1/2 boneless thighs, half breasts)
1 T minced garlic or garlic minced to a paste
1/4 cup finely chopped garlic chives, regular chives or scallions
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 cup cup plain yogurt

Cut chicken into 1 inch chunks and put into wide shallow bowl.
Mix garlic, greens, salt, pepper and oil into the yogurt.
Add to chicken and stir, cover and marinate for 1-2 hours - turn over once.
Broil 12 - 15 minutes, turning once, until cooked through.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

PIzza Hut Sucks in Everett Massachusetts.

I'm not one to order out and yet more often than not a delivery driver is knocking on my door. See, that's the problem when you have a lot of friends to entertain, they get hungry and you need to feed them or they feed themselves by ordering food. In the past two weeks Dominos has probably been to my house 11 out of those 14 days. Last night was the last straw, I couldn't take it anymore the same food, the same choices, the same delivery guy and boxes! Finally someone suggested Pizza Hut instead. I don't even like Pizza Hut personally but for a change of scenery I was game. In the back of my head I was a little "trepadatious" because the only two times I've ever ordered from Pizza Hut massive problems have arisen.

My friend placed a simple order a large pepperoni pizza, side of boneless buffalo wings and a 2 liter of Pepsi. Now the fun starts: the driver got lost in my apartment building, they delivered the wrong pizza and they forgot the dipping sauce for the wings. I ran out of my apartment after we realized all this but I couldn't find the driver. The problem was when the food came we put it in the kitchen, grabbed plates and cups, cleared off the table and got situated to eat. That was more than enough time for the delivery guy to escape unscathed. The store closed at 9:45pm, the pizza was delivered at 9:56pm and I surely thought all hope was lost. I called the store for the hell of it and to my surprise a heavenly voice answered the phone. this sweet angel gave me hope and faith as she told me hastily a new pizza would be coming and then quickly hung up. I smiled and told my friends all was good, I saved the day. I sat down with my victorious grin when it hit me; she never asked my address or phone number. My phone has a restricted number so surely the computer didn't recognize it and how would she know where to bring the pizza? I called back and the phone rang and rang and rang to no avail. I still kept that glimmer of hope for my friends sake even though I had known Pizza Hut had forsaken us and not for the first time. We waited but the bell never rang there was no saving us from this situation. On top of that, in the meantime while we waited, I tried a slice of pizza that they did bring and it was ice cold.