Oct 302011
Salted Nutella Cookies

Nutella. The most amazing spread ever. EVER. Hazelnut. Chocolate. PERFECTION. So what’s a great way to get your fix with this crack-like substance? 6-ingredient-nutella-cookies. These cookies are a lot thinner than normal cookies…so I debated on calling them “crisps”  or “thins” but then when I asked a friend what comes to mind when someone says “salted nutella crisps” he said “apple chips dipped in nutella.” Um, no. So I stuck with “cookies” for the title. Anyway, these are very thin because I added a tiny bit of butter to the recipe which thins the batter out. Nonetheless, I still think they are terrific. If you’re looking for your average cookie though, look elsewhere. These are different. And better. They have a nice crunch on the outside but as you bite deeper into your cookie, they becomes chewy and soft. Not to mention the corse sea salt that is sprinkled over [Continue Reading…]

Game Day Recipe Round-Up and Giveaway Winners!

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Oct 242011
Game Day Recipe Round-Up and Giveaway Winners!

Football all day Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday nights, basketball (when there’s not a lockout), soccer, the World Series for baseball, and most importantly, San Jose Sharks hockey games… There are so many games going on this time of the year and not enough time to watch everything! But we make time. Because watching sports is fun. Unfortunately, I never really watch basketball though (sorry to disappoint all you basketball fans and my best friend). But no matter which sport, what I love more is the company you’re with when you watch the games. And what I love almost just as much are the snacks and food made to sustain you through the 2 plus hours of the game. Ok, ok, I may like the food more than the games. Except Sharks games. But in any case, whether you are a die-hard super sports fan or a I-have-no-idea-what-is-going-on-during-this-play viewer, here is a round [Continue Reading…]

Oct 222011
Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel

Alright, alright. I know I’m going a little overboard with all the pumpkin lately, but when you get giant cans of pumpkin and don’t have to use all of it for one recipe, you make something else. Then you need to get a small can because the leftovers from the first recipe weren’t enough but you don’t need the ENTIRE second can, so there are leftovers again. And so it goes…c’est la vie. These muffins are awesome. Moist, full of pumpkin and fall spices, and easy to make. The pecan streusel topped everything off and made the muffin spectacular. Plus, this recipe taught me how to spell streusel! S-T-R-E-U-S-E-L. Round of applause for me. Really though, enjoy these muffins with a nice cup of tea or coffee and you won’t be sorry. They make me want to look outside my window and see fallen leaves raked into piles, people apple picking in the [Continue Reading…]

Oct 182011
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and a Fall Giveaway!

  Have I mentioned how much I love Fall? And my affinity for pumpkin-flavored things? Oh, I haveee? Well, here’s one more for the list: pumpkin snickerdoodles! The subtle pumpkin flavor adds a nice spin to your everyday snickerdoodle, and the cookie comes out so soft and chewy! It’s a great dessert to bring to a potluck, party or just to have around the house on a Sunday afternoon. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Recipe (only slightly adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen) 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour 2 Teaspoons cream of tartar 1 Teaspoon baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 1/2 Cups sugar plus another 1/4 cup 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 Large egg 3/4 Cup pumpkin puree 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and [Continue Reading…]

Oct 172011
Veggie Pesto Panini

A couple weeks ago, I was sitting in a little coffee shop and I ordered a veryy delicious veggie panini! It was made with sundried tomatoes, onion, pesto, and swiss cheese…yum! Being on a crazy schedule lately, my eating habits have been increasingly unhealthy and scattered so I decided to take some time out of my day to recreate a version of this veggie panini for lunch. For this panini, I decided to use: whole wheat sourdough bread, pesto, sliced red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese. I didn’t regret the decision at all. It only took about 15 minutes total to prepare and cook, start to finish, plus it was delicious and cheap! Win-win. It’s also healthy–something that’s hard to come by when you’re looking for a quick meal. I bet this would taste even better dipped in some creamy tomato soup too!! :) Veggie Pesto Panini [Continue Reading…]

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