Thursday, December 31, 2009


So i mentioned that i will try the zebra cake with a twist. I call this a Christmasy Zebra Cake. The process in making this cake is basically the same with my Zebra cake version. The only change i made this time are the colors, i didn't use any cocoa powder. I used a red and a green food color hence the Christmas effect. It'll all depend on how dark of a red and green shade you would like your cake to have. For my version of the Zebra Cake recipe pls check .

Monday, December 28, 2009


Yes, You can make your own prime rib even for a small family of 3! This is what we had for Christmas aside from the usual ham w/ pineapple glaze, potato and egg salad. Roasted asparagus with butter and garlic and drizzle of lemon juice.

Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet, put cubes of butter and minced garlic on top of the asparagus then roast for about 15 minutes in the preheated 360 degrees F oven

This is a 5 lb. standing rib roast (3 bones). Bring the rib roast to room temperature before baking. Finely mince medium sized sweet onions, 4 cloves of garlic, parsley and rosemary. Season this w/ Montreal Steak Seasoning. Rub the meat w/ 3 T soften unsalted butter (room temperature), this will not only add flavor, moisture to the meat but this will serve as the paste to the seasoned spices you will be rubbing to the meat as well.

The bones will serve as the rack so i just used a deep casserole pan, i nestled the rib roast on top of the mirepoix and little of beef broth w/c later served as the au jus.

I found this great site about Prime Rib. It's thorough and detailed, i highly recommend that you check this site Cooking Perfect Prime Rib. I followed the instructions step by step and it came out perfect. Just exactly how we liked it. Medium to Medium Rare.

I deliberately left the crust because i like the flavor and see the first slice...i had to taste it! Yum!!! and oh the bones? We gnawed on it w/ gusto! yes, there.. i said!

This is how our Prime Rib came out after 1 1/2 hrs. in the oven at 375 degrees F with an internal temperature of 130. Took it out of the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes covered w/ foil, which had a carry over cooking. Final internal temp was 136 degree.

See!!! If i can do it you can do it!!! You can make perfect prime rib at home!