Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nutella Cups

Happy Halloween!!!
I made these for my works Halloween luncheon today. They are fairly easy to make and they are very delicious! Once you've started, it's hard to stop eating them. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


 Tiramisu is so delicious! I have been wanting to make it for quite awhile but never had a reason too. Nick's parents visited last weekend and so I used it as the perfect excuse to make some. It was quite delicious and probably one of my most favorite desserts, I would probably make it more often if ladyfingers were easier to come by.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Butternut Squash Risotto with Spicy Shrimp

'Tis the season for squash. I bought some butternut squash to make Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese and had some left over. I have bought frozen butternut squash risotto from Trader Joe's before but since I had some squash left over, I decided to go for it myself. This was absolutely delicious, very rich in flavor and that is why the spicy shrimp is a perfect contrast companion. This is a great meal to impress others with.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sugar Cookies

 I have never made sugar cookies before but I saw a recipe that had the cute idea of adding candy corn to a sugar cookie to make it festive and so I just had to make them, because they are adorable. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Asian Pork

 Nick decided to make dinner the other night, he chose a recipe out of the cookbook I bought him, CookWise, that explains the chemistry involved with cooking and the hows and whys about cooking. This recipe was very delicious and he cooked it perfectly. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Zuppa Toscana

 One of my most favorite soups is Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden. I love the overall flavor with the kale and sausage. Recently after I did a brief cleanse for 4 days, I begged Nick to take me to Olive Garden to get some endless soup and salad. I ordered Zuppa Toscana and I was a tad disappointed because my first bowl was from the bottom of the barrel with barely any kale and my second bowl had way too many potatoes. After that experience, I decided the best way to get this soup from now on is to just make it myself, especially since a bunch of kale is much cheaper out here in the MidWest than it is back at home. Anywho, I made it this time around and it was the perfect soup to ring in the Fall.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Salmon Cakes

 When I was unemployed I enjoyed watching Food Network and getting all kinds of ideas for new meals. That is where I found this recipe. I watched

Monday, October 1, 2012

Shrimp Chow Mein Fail

So the truth is, I kinda failed at making this well but I really like the picture I took of this meal and so I thought I would share it anyway. This meal still turned out ok, but I failed at frying the noodles enough and adding enough soy sauce to make it taste like real chow mein. So my recommendation is to cook the noodles well and don't be afraid to season well. Once I find a better recipe I will post it.

Honey Soy Chicken (Slow Cooker Recipe)

This is a great recipe I found somewhere. I think a friend had it linked somewhere and I kept it on my computer for a week until I finally decided to make it. This is a delicious crock pot chicken recipe with some Asian flair. In the end with all the components in place, we had some Teriyaki chicken bowls. This is definitely a keeper, especially since I am a working woman again.