I have been wanting to make these for a long time. They are so easy (and pretty)! Plus, they are great Christmas presents.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
This seems to be a trend with me. Sitting at the airport bar, drinking a Stella, watching SportsCenter waiting to board my flight to go home for Christmas. What to do? What to do? Write a blog post!!
Sunday, December 15, 2013
This is some dangerous stuff. You can not taste the rum what so ever and it knocks you on your butt. It is so tasty, my friends and I drank it too fast. We were singing a happy tune in no time.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Boy oh boy, these are some good mashed potatoes. These are so creamy you semi hate yourself after eating them. This is a recipe from Pioneer Woman. She is like a lesser know version of Paula Deen. All of her recipes are fatty, full of butter and delicious.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Pasta in the slow cooker always interests me mainly because they can turn out really, really good or really, really bad. My mom found this recipe somewhere and sent it to me. She was worried the pasta would be too squishy and asked me to try it. So I did and I must say, this is pretty tasty (and not overly squishy).
Friday, November 15, 2013
This last week was Homecoming week at UF. A bunch of people were in town for a visit. For tailgating, I decided to make some jello shots. But I didn't want to make just any jello shot. When I came across these I couldn't wait to try them out.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I have been wanting to smoke a pig for two years. I finally got a chance to do it. It is homecoming week at UF and with a bunch of friends in town, now was as good a time as any.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I have been a little busy the past month and haven't had anytime to cook. But Halloween is my favorite holiday and even though I didn't have time to make a costume, decorate, or even buy pumpkins this year, I couldn't pass up on making some little treat.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Another recipe from The Columbia. This is by far the best sangria I have ever had. For me it is the sparkling wine that makes it so yummy. This is perfect for a nice sunny day.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
From hunting around the blog-o-sphere, I keep coming across the same types of Whoopie Pies: chocolate, pumpkin, and red velvet. I was excited when I came across this one. Different and yummy. Did experience some minor bloopers...but other than that these are messy and delicious!
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Smoked chicken is one of the most underrated things on the planet. It is delicious! Delicious! I'll say it one more time. Delicious! It is by far my favorite way to have chicken. It is loaded with flavor, it is not dry what so ever. Just try it folks. You will not regret it.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
So far it has been a good weekend. I spent my Saturday sitting on the couch, scarfing down an entire bag of Brookside pomegranate chocolates, and watched the entire first part of season 5 of Breaking Bad. With the premiere of the final episodes coming up on Sunday night, I decided to keep the Breaking Bad spirit going by making some meth candy...aka blue apple flavored rock candy.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Yesterday was my good friend Mo's 30th birthday. I had to make her something sweet and delicious. She wanted truffles so I made these, chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. I was going to make her a second type of truffle but that failed horribly. Will get into that in a minute...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAUREEN!!!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We have been on a grilling kick lately. It has been slightly challenging timing the grilling with the Florida afternoon summer rains, but so far so good.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
We have a fantastic fish market in town. Local, fresh product coming through the door throughout the day. Recently they had some fresh whole rainbow trout. We decided to give it a try on the grill, having never grilled fish before. We kept it simple and it turned out wonderful. Nice, flaky fish with a punch of flavor.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
This recipe we completely made up...sort of. I was watching a video about Christmas Abbott, the first woman to be on a NASCAR pit crew. She's a beast. She made this dish while answering interview questions. I thought it looked good and decided to give it a try.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I am on a pork belly kick. Plus this is another Gordon Ramsay recipe too so I had to try it. It is super simple and it is delicious. The skin has a great crunch.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I am a sucker for basil. My basil plant is no longer a plant, more like a tree and it needed a trim. Now with a giant pile of basil on the counter, I wanted to use it while it was still fresh. I hunted around and came across this. It is kind of like a chicken parmesan with a difference sauce. The sauce is amazing by the way. Highly recommend this one.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Alright, we're going french and fancy. What is creme brulee-d pork belly confit? Caramelized bacon folks! CARAMELIZED BACON! I saw this recipe and had to try it. I have tried to cook pork belly in the past and failed horribly. So I was determined to make this recipe work!! And it did!!! And it was delicious!!!
Monday, May 27, 2013
This weekend my boyfriend and I took a day trip up to St. Augustine for a day at the beach with some friends. After a long day soaking up sun, we decided to pay a visit one of the best restaurants around, Columbia Restaurant. In 2005, their "1905" salad was voted one of the top 10 salads in the US. Both of us in the mood for something light, we decided to try to make their salad. This is their recipe is straight from their website, so here goes nothing.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I saw this recipe a few months back and I have been dying to try it. It is delicious and other than the slightly tedious cleaning of the clams, this recipe is quite easy.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I am on a cupcake kick. Yesterday was the Hogtown Craft Beer Festival. We live within walking distance, so our place was the official crash pad afterward the festival to sober up. Cupcakes with oozy, gooey-ness sounded perfect after drinking beer all afternoon.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
My boyfriend defended his proposal today. It has somehow become a tradition for me to bake something for these defenses. Today I made cinnamon brown sugar and orange sugar monkey bread.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
With the weather starting to warm up, I think it is time to switch to some yummy iced tea in the morning. I love mangos, so I decided to give this one a try as my first iced tea of the spring season.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
It's 11 o'clock at night. You are craving something sweet, but you got nothing in your pantry. Mug cake is the answer. 5 minutes to make a single serving of chocolate peanut butter cake. Perfect for getting rid of a late night sweet craving. And make sure you have a nice big glass of milk with it too.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
This was all my boyfriend on this one. He was in the mood to cook and felt like something a little different. I must say the creamy orange shrimp is delicious and was favorite dish of the night!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
It has been awhile since I have done a slow cooker recipe, and chicken soup just sounded good. I really like this recipe. The broth is more like a vegetable soup, the chicken falls apart, and the beans and corn add some nice flavor.
Monday, March 18, 2013
This was one of the first blog posts I ever did. It was before I started taking pictures of every step. I made some of these cupcakes for St. Patty's day and decided to update this old post.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
My KitchenAid mixer now looks like a P-51 Mustang. I am so giddy about this I can hardly contain it. Time to put this enthusiasm towards some serious Lego building.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Continuing with my grapefruit obsession, I decided to try this recipe. I think this is a very interesting combination and frankly I have never seen anything like it. These are great in the morning with a little honey. These muffins are like a soft cornbread with a nice citrusy sweetness.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I stayed a cute little bed and breakfast for our anniversary. For breakfast, they made us broiled grapefruit...and right then I was hooked. Now I have a big bag of grapefruit in my pantry and I eat broiled grapefruit for breakfast a few times a weeks. Sooooo yummy!
Friday, March 1, 2013
I was really in the mood for salmon the other night, but I wasn't in the mood to cook. So I hunted around and found this recipe. Other than chopping up a few things, it was quick and simple.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I have been super busy, so for this Valentines Day, I wanted a delicious treat that was easy to make. I am a sucker for truffles but was not in the mood to get covered in chocolate in the dipping process. So truffles on a spoon seemed the way to go. Quick, easy, and clean. :D
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
It is my boyfriends birthday and he loves peanut butter. So chocolate peanut butter birthday pie it is! I made chocolate peanut butter pie not too long ago, but this is more complicated version. A chocolate cookie crust with a peanut butter cream cheese and chocolate ganache is very rich and perfect with a glass of milk.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fall off the bone chicken cooked in coconut milk...seriously....delicious. I love slow cooker recipes because they are easy and it makes enough for a few lunches during the week. Pour this on top of some rice and you are good to go.