Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Apple Pie Cookies

So I saw these on Pintrest a while back and I said omgosh I have to try these. I tracked down it's source and adapted it a wee bit. The recipe is simple enough and we all know I hate to bake. So when I do bake it is usually the short cut version. This is one of those versions. And man are these lil cuties are delicious! Happy Fall Yall!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Glazed Baby Carrots

I just love these lil buggers. I have to laugh because my daughter refuses to eat any cooked vegetables with the exception of broccoli and string beans. She truly is my little bunny rabbit. So I thought if I made these she may possible eat them? Yea no; she sat there with her pile of raw baby carrots and ranch dressing to dip with.  She is some funny kid. I hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Game Day Grub

Who doesn't love some good finger foods to watch the big game with. I know I do. I love to pick on all types of yumminess. It's officially the last Friday of Summer. Oh and the iphone5 comes out today. I'm sorry but seriously? Waiting in line for more than 24 hours for a phone is a bit ridiculous. IT'S A PHONE!  It will still be there even if the sell out. They will send more. Sorry just had to vent as I am watching the news. Anyway....what's everyone's plans for the weekend? Apple picking? Going to see the leaves change? We will be at the annual end of summer bonfire with friends. Lot's of food and one big fire. It should be an fun night. I honestly cant wait to put on some jeans, uggs and a nice comfy sweater. I love this cool weather. With that all being said have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Peanut Butter Nutella Sandwich Cookies




Last night we had a wicked storm here on the east coast. I can always hear the ocean from my house but last night it sounded like a jet plane coming in for landing. It was roaring! Then it poured most of the night with some wicked winds. Thankfully we had no damage here. Now on to the cookies. Oh how I love these. Well I should say my kids love them even more. Peanut butter cookies slathered with Nutella and sandwiched together. Need I say more?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pasta Capriciosa


                  
What a beautiful weekend. I saw a beautiful couple get married Friday night, Saturday had an awesome fire in the backyard, Sunday just relaxed around the house. My feet still hurt from those dang 4" heels. I really hate playing dress up! Maybe it's ok sometimes. This pasta is soooo good. Fresh tomatoes, garlic basil, white wine and a splash of cream. "Capriciosa means capricious in English." Capricious means whimsical, fantastic, irregular and even unrestrained. That is this dish in a nutshell.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Easy Parmesan Garlic Bread Sticks





We were having pasta the other night and I forgot to buy some Italian bread. So I whipped up a batch of dough and created these. These guys come together in a snap! Just bake like a pizza and cut into sticks. No separating dough and rolling.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Slow Cooker Cola Beef Stew







This is a flash back post. I have been so busy this week with the kids and school dance work etc.....
And since it was 42 degrees this am when I woke at 5:30; all I could think of was it's slow cooker season!  My favorite time of year!

Yes you read right Cola as in Coca Cola. Who knew!  Cola is the secret ingredient that makes it sweet and savory. A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, stock, herbs and spices.
This a family favorite, I highly recommend giving it a try.  


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup {Slow Cooker}


The sun hasn't shined here in two days. Yesterday it poured all day. Thunder, lightening with what felt like 200% humidity. Can you say bad hair day! Not to mention my poor kids had to start school in the pouring rain. That makes three years in a row it has rained on the first and second day of school. Weird? So since I just want it to be fall already; so I can wear my jeans and boots I give you soup! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Apricot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin


I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend! I know I did. Saturday I got to go into the city to Radio City Music Hall to see Cirque Du Soleil's Zarkana. It was a suprise early birthday present. Let me just tell you...OMG it was amazing, just totally amazing!!! I can't not believe the human body is capable of moving like that. I sure wish mine would. If you are ever in an area where they are touring I highly recommend you see it. Sunday we wen't four whellin' on the beach for an all day BBQ event, with all of our friends. As usual I got to burnt. I just need to stay far away from the sun. So as I am tending to my sun poisoning I give you this delicious recipe. I love pork tenderloin especially when it's lathered up with sauce.