Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Most Delicious Lemon Sandwich Cookies Ever!


Even Hurricane Ike could not keep me from making these for my hubster on his birthday!

I made these on the Thursday before Dan's birthday (9/12), just in case Hurricane Ike left us without power. Well then we decided to leave town on his birthday, so it ended up being a good idea to make them ahead of time.

You can find the recipe on my favorite baking show website, Everyday Baking.

I enjoy baking so much more than cooking! :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

In the Kitchen

You all know by now that Dan is the cook in this house. Well last week he had an accident in the kitchen so I had to come to the rescue and take over dinner. Luckily I still had his guidance.

We marinated the chicken breast in a mustard vinaigrette.

The finished dish.

This is the dish he was preparing when he had the accident.
I finished prepping the dish (CAREFULLY cutting and cooking the veg) and he helped layer the dish.
It's a Tomato, Zucchini and Potato Gratin, topped with Parmesan cheese.
Yummy.

The mandoline that Dan sliced his thumb on while preparing the Gratin.
He was in a hurry, not paying attention and acting silly and singing while he was cutting.

The guard he decided not to use.
I guarantee you he will use it from now on.

He bled for awhile and we thought that he might need stitches, but fortunately it stopped bleeding. Yes, my hubster is accident prone, but he doesn't like to admit it. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The BEST Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes!!!



I have a delicious recipe to share, thanks to my buddy Kaitlin!

Go here for the cupcake recipe and here for the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe!

You will not be disappointed. I promise. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Out with the old & In with the new

We've pulled our cucumber plants (they were so good!) and have planted our fall/winter vegetables.

Our okra made delicious fried okra and sauteed okra with tomatoes, onions and serranos/jalapenos.

The peas, not so good, but they look good.  :)

The updated chart!
(click on it to enlarge)
There is nothing like growing your own vegetables.  I hope we can grow a pumpkin!  

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My hubster, the cook!

Having a husband that cooks for me on a daily basis makes me a lucky lady!
D loves cooking, it's his other passion in life. And oh my God is he a great cook! He can make just about anything. My favorite are his Italian dishes! Below are just a few pics of what he has made for us. Aaaah, I love having my own personal chef. ;)

Check out this Cowboy Steak with a coffee rub! Yep, we shared this.

He makes delicious Calzones!

Mmmm spinach, mushroom and mozzarella

D made these recently after watching an Episode of Martha Stewart
It's mac & cheese on a hot dog!
It was a one time thing-I can guarantee it. :)

He has even tried his hands at scones!
I know it looks more like biscuits and gravy, but it's a lemon cream
(because we don't have clotted cream in the U.S.)

D's mac & cheese ROCKS! Mmm oh so good!

He makes yummy frittatas that never disappoint!

He makes great ice cream that leaves me wanting more.
This one was banana!

And recently he made a yummy gazpacho!

And I wonder why I'm gaining weight! :D