Does anyone have a dessert that they just cannot resist? I know I do. Put either sorbet or strawberry shortcake in front of me... I just can't say no.
My husssssband on the other hand, is the biggest cookie fan I have ever seen. I truly believe he is related to the Cookie Monster. I hope our children don't turn out hairy and blue! Funny story, when my husband and I started dating, he would buy logs of pre-made cookie dough at the store. It was a necessity on his grocery list. Along with frozen pizzas, frozen corn dogs, fixings for nachos... Blech. Such a frat boy.
I grew up in a homemade only type of house. Every meal, every baked good, always homemade. I'm very fortunate that my love of cooking came from a combination of both of my parents. As it was, I exclusively cooked. I did not bake at all. But I was falling hard for this cookie loving guy. If this was going to be the long haul, there was no way it was going to be filled with break-and-bake cookies full of preservatives and EVERYTHING that is bad for you. No way, Jose. I guess I had to learn to bake.
After a lot of trial and error, I finally got the hang of it. (Once you learn what the active ingredient essentially do, I swear it gets so much easier.) Eventually we ended up with my delicious homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I guess I do have a little Betty Crocker in me! Perfected to our personal preferences. Yum!
Give them a try. They're sooo good. You really can't eat just one!
Who doesn't love Mexican food? It is a weekly go-to in our house. Whether its tacos, fajitas, burritos or whatever, we always are craving it. We had one of hubby's friends over for dinner last night, so I chose a meal I wouldn't typically make for just the two of us. Its just so much food otherwise! Here is an easy breakdown to make some delicious chicken enchiladas! Always such a crowd pleaser!
This ain't your momma's chicken. You're sure to wow with this dish! & I promise, its not nearly as hard as it sounds!
I don't know about you, but sometimes after teaching all day the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. I swear Costco has some of my favorite "go-to" items to whip together a quick dinner when I'm being lazy after a long day. I will swing by on my way home and pick up a few staples to create a tasty, yet still healthy meal in 30 minutes or less.
Making healthier choices doesn't have to be complicated. After eating a rather filling lunch, I wanted something light but filling for dinner. Took me less than 10 minutes to toss this colorful plate together. I really enjoy deconstructed plates like this. You get variety with each bite! Tonight, I had baby carrots, assorted bell pepper slices, smoked gouda cheese, cucumber slices (which ended up getting drizzled in that balsamic glaze you can see to the right, more on that momentarily), jalapeno artichoke dip, roasted red pepper hummus and some club cracks, crackers, I mean. But really, those club crackers are my favorite. Salty, flaky goodness! I love a yummy colorful plate, add wine and voila!
We love food. Who doesnt? Ash loves to cook, and Lex loves to bake. Perfect duo right? Dinner. Desert. Wine. DONE.