Happy Saturday, all! I hope you’re out there enjoying your day off. I can guarantee you that I’ll be in the kitchen whipping up, well, a little bit of everything this weekend.
I’m trying out this new thing. Every Saturday, I’m going to try (emphasis on the word try) to provide you with a little write-up. Let’s call it a journal entry, of sorts. I’m going to jot down weekly happenings for you as the week progresses, then I’m going turn it into a cohesive post. I’ll share some
deep funny, average, day-to-day insight into my week.
You’re also going to get a glimpse of how deep my obsession with food runs. I’ll warn you, it’s real deep. That means, I’m going to be sharing the dishes I’ve made throughout the week, my favorite recipes from other bloggers, items I’ve pinned, and what I’m craving. I love food… Can you tell?
This week was an exciting week. Squirrel surprised me with the anniversary ring I found and fell in love with 2 weeks ago. Here, I’ll show you:
I decided to chop off all of my hair. Blow drying started taking forever, so I kissed it good-bye and had it chopped off.
I made and ate a lot of funfetti cookies this past week. Recipe development is hard work, but somebody has to do it. I decided to test out funfetti cookies using yellow cake batter. I’m still in the process of tweaking the recipe to get it just right, but I hope to have it to you soon. For now, I must bake and eat cookies until I get it just right. I’m thinking about hiring some recipe testers. I pay in food.
I scarfed down my share of cookies; it’s somebody else’s turn. Any volunteers? Anyone? They’re funfetti!
The nice people over at SueBee sent me a ton of honey products to taste, test, and review. I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and play with my new honey products. I’m thinking a honey-almond tea cake with orange zest.
Here are some of the recipes I pinned this week:
Chocolate Cherry M&M Thumbprint Cookies by Chocolate Moosey
Light Tzatziki Tuna Salad by Sarcastic Cooking
Chocolate Heart Cupcakes by Whipped
S’mores Pie by The Cooking Actress
Pretzel Bites w/ Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Sauce by A Kitchen Addiction
I have a long list of cravings (as I am always hungry), but here’s a glimpse at the recipes I can’t get out of my head:
Look what I made:
Chicken Macaroni & Cheese by The Cooking Actress: This recipe was absolutely delicious. Squirrel and I took down the entire pan in one evening. This dish is perfect for quick weeknight cooking. Thanks for the recipe, Kayle!
Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies by A Periodic Table: I know I’ve mentioned these cookies before, but I’m going to talk about them again. These cookies are a frequent flyer in my kitchen. They’re huge, nutty, chewy, and scrumptious. Thanks for sharing, Shannon!
Hawaiian-Style Short Ribs made in the slow-cooker: My husband really enjoyed this recipe, so much that he only left me 2 short ribs out of the eight I made. I adapted the recipe a bit and will be making it agian and posting my version of this recipe.
Chicken Enchiladas by Annie’s Eats: Of course, being the queen of adaptation, I made them my own, but the base of this recipe is a winner. They tasted authentic, like we were enjoying them from our favorite mexican restaraunt. So good!
Pomegranate Pear Champagne Punch by Eat.Drink.Love: I love bubbly. Add a little fruit to it, and it’s even better. My mom and I enjoyed these Friday evening while watching Iron Man. Not only did we fall in love with Robert Downey Jr., we fell in love with this bubbly cocktail. It’s a must try!
On the menu:
See you next week!