Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sara Rosenbaum Catering

So part of my job is to plan and organize a company luncheon every month. We have some routine caterers but recently we have been using Sara to make our desserts. She is able to do much more than dessert and she is great at what she does. For our recent Kick-off BBQ she prepared for us some Greek Pasta Salad that was absolutely delicious, but she also made us Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes: Vanilla-almond Cake filled with a strawberry compote, topped with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry half. They were soooo good that I had to share them with you all and share her business with you. If you ever need anything, give her a shout out. Email: Sararosenbaum@cox.net

Friday, May 27, 2011

Nathaly's Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Chicken

My girlfriend Nathaly has made this delicious chicken for me multiple times and it's about time I share this recipe with the world. It is absolutely delicious and fairly simple. You must give it a try immediately. Thanks for preparing and sharing this one Nat.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

I had some amazing cranberry chicken at a wedding awhile ago and after the wedding I had found a similar recipe and then forgot about it. I recently found that recipe and decided I would make it. It seemed simple enough and it was. This recipe is sooooo easy and it created some super tasty chicken and sauce. The meal I made ended up like an alternative Thanksgiving meal with mashies (using the sauce as a gravy for the mashies), stuffing, and salad. You must give this recipe a try if you would like a simple tangy slow cooker chicken. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

White Icing

My co-worker and friend, Candace, shared this recipe with me. She swears by it and so I just had to make it. I gave it a try with some chocolate cake, it was a perfect pairing.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sautéed Chicken with Sage Browned Butter

My boss shared this recipe with me, it sounded delicious, so I passed it along to Nick and he made it the other night. It was pretty darn good, but I would almost double the recipe so that there would be enough browned butter sauce to pour over some rice along with the chicken. Yummm. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cake Stuffed Strawberries

A friend of mine posted this wonderful link to an amazing idea for these creative and ingenious goodies. As soon as I saw a picture and read the recipe, I knew right away that I would have to re-create it ASAP. So since I was already making cupcakes for Mother's Day, I thought I would use half of the cake batter to create these lovely morsels. Now this recipe isn't very hard, however it is very very time consuming and it requires many steps, but in the end it will never fail to impress those you made them for.
Now for my batch of cake stuffed strawberries, I decided to use a banana cake because what goes better with strawberries than banana, right? Well, I guess other than chocolate but I've got that covered too. Anyway, give this a try and I guarantee you will be pleased.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Banana Cake

Happy Mother's Day!
I had some more ripe bananas that needed to be used but I also wanted to bake a cake for my momma and so I stumbled upon this recipe and it was perfect for what I was looking to make. I decided I would make some strawberry banana cupcakes by baking banana cake cupcakes and topping them with whip cream and a fresh strawberry, they were a perfect mother's day dessert. Oh also, I bought some "Sun Crystals" sugar, which is a stevia/sugar mix, which is a more natural and lighter sweetener. I had yet to bake with it and so I decided to give it a try with this recipe. In the end the cake still tasted great and completely normal, but with less calories...awesome!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sauceda Spanish Rice

Ok, so I ended up cooking something new on Cinco de Mayo after all, I just couldn't resist. My co-worker Angela was telling me about her family's Spanish rice recipe and so I had to get her recipe and make it. Of course I added a few ingredients, the corn and onions, but otherwise the flavors are all hers. It turned out great and very delicioso. Thanks for sharing Angela.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo 2011

Happy Cinco De Mayo Everyone!!!! I hope you all have a pleasant, yummy food filled day!
I love Mexican food, it is definitely in my top 2 of favorite food themes to make and eat. Today I will be sticking to some of my routine Mexican recipes, but in case you are looking for some last minute inspiration then take a gander at some of my own most favorite Mexican inspired dishes:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hash Browns

What is a delicious breakfast side that everyone enjoys?...hash browns. I love potatoes no matter how they are prepared and for breakfast I usually make a country potato style of hash browns, but recently my husband pointed out to me that country potatoes are NOT hash browns. So I decided I would venture into making some authentic hash browns minus the deep-frying  heavy oil aspect, no thank-you. they turned out great and they may not be cooked the absolute correct way but they turned out just as my husband and I would've hoped.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Half Marathon Complete!!

I did it! I completed my first Half Marathon. Thanks to the help of my friend, Candace, we were able to complete the whole thing without walking. We finished in about 2 hours and 18 minutes, not too shabby. Although the last three miles got pretty tough due to some pretty strong head winds, I feel we did pretty dang well. I definitely want to keep training and go for another half marathon with a better time and/or a triathalon and/or hitting that ultimate goal of completing a full marathon. The best part of running 13.1 miles, is the guilt free day of food eating that follows. Afterwards, we hit up Ruby's for some brunch and a shake...delicious...and I also earned myself some homemade cookies from my hubby after dinner. Guilt-Free.

Before and After