Posts made in February, 2013

Very Chocolate Cake

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Homepage Slider, Sweet tooth = every tooth | 1 comment

Very Chocolate Cake

Last night was my friends Big THREE O Birthday Party so I knew I wanted to make her a decadent cake. Since nearly all our friends are chocolate lovers, I opted for a fluffy, very chocolatey cake with chocolate icing . This recipe is actually a little quicker than your typical cake or cookies since you don’t have to cream butter and sugar which is my least favorite (by often entirely necessary) step in baking. Start by preheating the oven to 350 and grease two cake pans. I used 2 square 8×8 pans because...

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Roasted Root Veg Sweet Soup

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Dinner Tonight | 0 comments

Roasted Root Veg Sweet Soup

I love soup in the winter – especially thick, hearty, homemade meal soup. For this recipe I roasted the veggies the night before as I was making a cake – that way the veg is cooled and easy to handle when I’m ready to assemble the soup. Cut a butternut squash in half, seed, and place face down on a baking sheet with 1/2 inch water. Bake at 350 for about 30 mins or until you can easily stick a fork through. In the meantime get another baking sheet for the other veggies that will cook more...

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Sunday Brunch

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Snack Bar | 0 comments

Sunday Brunch

This weekend I was in a kitchen-kinda-a-mood. I made a lot! This included banana cake, granola, gnocchi, roasted veg soup, chocolate covered strawberries, french toast and meatloaf. This morning I wanted to make sure my husband had a good, well rounded breakfast before he started a very productive day. He started for our regular smoothie (rather than our typical weekend cereal), but I decided to step and in and make a meal of it. It was the perfect start to our Sunday =) We had: scrambled eggs yogurt with fresh...

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Homepage Slider, Sweet tooth = every tooth | 1 comment

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

We were at our friends for dinner and the dessert (and dinner) was awesome!! Earlier in the evening I had seen a smooth chocolate glaze on a cake but had no idea what was under the chocolaty coating. When the lovely host (Alison) cut into the cake, I saw it was “white” and thought I only wanted a small piece since it was not chocolate – my fave. However, I was incredibly pleasantly surprised when I forked in and found a moist banana cake full of chocolate chips. I had to have the recipe. In less...

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Gnocchi with fresh veg and tomato sauce

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Dinner Tonight | 0 comments

Gnocchi with fresh veg and tomato sauce

This is a quick filling meal full of veg. This recipe is a cheat since I did not make gnocchi from scratch, but the PC variety did the trick – and it only takes 2 minutes to cook. Heat olive oil (1-2 tbs) in a skillet. Chop and saute about: 3/4 c broccoli 3/4 c cremini mushrooms 1/2 zucchini small yellow pepper In the meantime, get a pot of salted water on the burner and ready to boil. When the veg is tender, add your favorite tomato sauce and mix it all together (I used 1/2 jar of 7 veg sauce). Season...

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