(And Celiac means zucchini crust ;))
My littlest Valentine has been talking about chocolate lava cake. I'm not even sure if/how he knows what it is, but I'm thinking about making it this weekend. Who has a recipe that they've tried? Link me up!
So so so so good!
Last time I left out the garlic to accommodate the pickies, and this time I added very thin carrots, celery, and baby spinach. Very adaptable and very good!
I made a really good pasta dish for dinner tonight! It was inspired by a recipe I saw on Pinterest last night. I actually didn't pin it, but it stayed on my mind all day so I went back to look for it. I only remembered a couple words from the title...
Warning: If you're going to search HOT NAKED PASTA, make sure you designate it as an exact match. I came up with some less than savory results...
But, I did ultimately find it. The idea of it sounded good, and the added parmesan suggestion of the pinner seemed like an improvement, and I made a few alterations of my own.
Here's my (rough, annotated) recipe:
Boil water. Add pasta. Duh. Drain pasta, reserving a small amount of pasta water. Put pasta water in serving bowl and mix in seasonings, cheese, and oil while pasta drains. Add pasta and toss thoroughly. Top with a couple fingerfulls of cheese.
We had some warm Italian bread with it, which helped soothe our burning mouths! It was really good though. I left some white and just topped it with marinara for the boys. I thought it would be too intense for them.
This would be great for company-- remind me of that if I ever invite you over :)
Photos of failure...we tried to make mozzarella cheese today from a recipe I found on a blog via Pinterest. In step 2, it was supposed to form together to resemble cheese...pic 2 is how much "cheese" we had to work with. HA! Fail!
My friend says that's what I get for trying to make cheese. Who the hell makes cheese?! Make Pinterest cookies and dips like everyone else. Haha!
If anyone wants to give it a go, I have enough of the other ingredients for about 20 batches...
I made macaroni and cheese with cauliflower for dinner. It was SO SO good. But if you personally know my family (or have been paying attention here over the last couple years), you'll know exactly who wouldn't eat it.
Why do recipes always fail when I'm making them for company? For my family on a random night? Perfect! For a party full of people? Not so great... Ehh, someone will eat it ; )
Didn't really have time to make soup today so I threw butternut squash and a granny smith apple in a pot and let it cook allll the way down. Yum.
It didn't hurt that I added a dash of cinnamon in at the end!
I LOVE soup and I'm ready to try out some new recipes. Give me links (or full recipes) for your best skinny soups!
(Skinny=broth-based, but what the heck, give me the not-so-skinny ones too!)
I just made red velvet cookies. Well, I left out the red, so I guess they're just velvet cookies!
Who created the (already off-balance) recipe, then decided that they'd be made better by dumping some red dye #5 in?
Also, it's super annoying when the yield amount is not included on a recipe.
It's superduper annoying when you search through the comments for the answer, only to have your batch make less than half of that amount.
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