S0 it’s almost April, and maybe you took advantage of the latest 40% coupon and bought some of those cute “boyfriend” shorts I just saw at the Gap. And then maybe you drove directly to CVS and bought sunless tanner for those pale snail legs. And then you bought enough salad greens for at least two weeks worth of meals.
Whenever I state something about my future with absolute certainty, the opposite inevitably comes true. For example, I once said, “I would never date a gym teacher” (some inane idea about them just wanting to play games all day – whereas now I’m like, um hellooo that’s awesome). Regardless, I’ll give you two guesses as to my husband’s occupation.
Back in the day I was a “brownie” and wore the ugly sash but I never made it up the ranks or sold a box of cookies. When my friends partook of this cookie many reviewers mentioned how they resemble a girl scout cookie, but no one could remember the name. I looked it up – it’s a Do-Si-Do!
You probably don’t watch The Bachelor or The Bachelorette—I’m sure you prefer cool, edgy, programs that straddle boundary lines and promote stimulating conversation (or at least, you tell people you do). I for one, shamelessly look forward to Monday nights. The show is mindless, silly, and absolutely addicting. I’ll never forget an episode from last year when one of the contestants told the lovely Emily over dinner that she “should try this, it’s called kwin-oh-ah.” Well shucks, that’s embarrassing. The poor guy was talking about quinoa, but pronounced it the way all of my students do.
With this picture and title, I doubt I’ll have to work very hard to convince you how delicious this bread is. My husband averaged four pieces a day and it was gone in a flash – I still have leftover bread flour so I’ll most likely be making it again this weekend. Instead of going on and on about the nooks and crannies and how it’s far and away better than anything store bought, I’ll talk about how EASY it was to make.
A friend was due over with her kids for lunch. What was my problem, then, that I didn’t remember that I had to make lunch until about 11 am? Take out is always an option, but baby girl was sleeping. THIS, friends, is why it’s SO IMPORTANT to always have puff pastry in your freezer. It can bail you out of any forgotten meal.
There is quite the bevy of breakfast options in internet-world, this much is true. Most weekday mornings, however, I don’t want to make pancakes or oatmeal because I’m usually prepping dinner/packing lunch before hustling off to work. No more pans to clean, please! That being said, dunking clementine slices in the Greek yogurt container is getting sort of old.
Wow – not quite a sentence but what a fabulous string of words. Butter, twice? Yes indeed. Health food these are not, but in the same breath I must say they’re not to be missed.
Would you like to buy organic chicken but almost die from sticker shock when you see the price? This is my “more for your money” method. It’s true – this does take some upfront time. I generally dislike things that are total wastes of my life, but I’ve been doing this for months (that’s gotta count for something, right?).
Not just a cookie, this treat comes with a fun activity to do with your friends – it’s called, “name the secret ingredient” I had to give clues, the last one being that it was a grain that starts with a “Q”. This goes to show just how delicious and non-quinoa tasting these babies are!
I heart pears. Seriously, I love them. I like them under-ripe, over-ripe, in desserts, whatever. Since I’ve been wanting to make a crostata for a while now, and my pears were perfectly ripe and crying out to be used in some magical way, the winter pear crostata was born!
And so goes my smooth entry into crockpot-land, or should I say the “shining beacon of hope for working moms”. Well, working moms and stay at home moms. And anyone else who would rather watch Friends from 5-6 instead of cook dinner.
Husband calls around 5. He says, what’s for dinner? I say, take out or breakfast food. He says, what are my options? I say hmm fried eggs, omelets, french toast, pancakes… “PANCAKES”, he shouts. OK, really healthy low cal banana pancakes? Or really delicious unhealthy pancakes? Or an in-between? IN BETWEEN! (he shouts when he’s hungry).
I just researched for a whole five minutes on Google to give you the correct name of this pepper, but “long hots” will have to suffice along with the picture below. Long hots seem to show up at most of my Italian family’s events and there’s no end to possible uses. Not sure if it’s a regional (Philly) thing, an Italian thing, or if it works family by family, but I’ve been cooking them a lot lately and I wanted to share my crazy easy method with you!