Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
I love overnight oats for breakfast and try to make a variety of them. I love how easy they are, just make the night before and grab in the morning to take to work with me. I love the mix of cinnamon and cream cheese in this recipe. If you love overnight oats like I do then you have to make this recipe
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
This is a good little dessert when you have a chocolate craving and trying to save calories.Plus it doesn't take long to make. Here's the link to this quick dessert
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Something I love growing up on Long Island is all the local farms. I grew up going to tons of local farms growing up on the East End. When we moved further west I was lucky to found this amazing local farm. Everything I've gotten here has been amazing, they have a wonderful breakfast sandwich on cheddar biscuits, jam, chicken pot pie, mac & cheese, cookies, muffins and more. They even have dog treats that Princess loves. I love shopping local and love this little hidden gem in our area.
Monday, February 23, 2015
December 2014 Project Life page, I enjoyed looking back through the album for the year by doing this so will do again this year
November was full of Christmas activities this year because we had our ugly sweater party early to celebrate Christmas before Will and George left for the UK
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I made my favorite meat sauce for these and they were delicious. I also added some spinach in with the cheese filling. Such a wonderful dinner and were a big hit. Here's the link to the recipe
Saturday, February 21, 2015
This is my all time favorite homemade brownie recipe out of all the ones I've made. I made these for a work birthday. So delicious and easy to make. Here's the link to the recipe
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Daisies have a special meaning for me so I always have them in my garden, can't wait for it to be spring again here.
We are lucky to have this gorgeous cardinal that hangs out in our yard. Hope he comes back this spring.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
I used shells as my pasta of choice for this, but you can use what ever pasta you are in the mood with for this. This recipe makes plenty so you have leftovers for lunch. I used a sweet sausage because Kyle doesn't like spicy so if you are a fan of spice, this would be great with spicy sausage also. Here's the link to the recipe
Monday, February 16, 2015
I added pastina to mine because I felt like a little pasta in my soup. I also served some bread I toasted with this. A warming soup that's perfect for all this cold weather we've had. Here's the link to the recipe
Sunday, February 15, 2015
This a great breakfast to make as a treat after a long week at work. I didn't put syrup on mine, but if you love french toast with syrup add some. I did add a few extra strawberries to serve this with. Here's the link to the recipe
Saturday, February 14, 2015
I made these for Kyle for Valentine's Day since he loves cherries and this recipe came up on my pinterest feed. I love the addition of cherries to a chocolate chip cookies.Here's the link to the recipe
Friday, February 13, 2015
I made this with chicken and was a delicious side dish. I love pasta and don't always want red sauce. Here's the link to this awesome pasta dish
Thursday, February 12, 2015
I served this with a favorite rice and it was delicious. I was going to serve it with white rice but wanted to mix it up. I love dinners like this after a long day at work, this was filling and quick to make. Here's the link to the recipe
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I love chocolate and peanut butter together so this is perfect for a morning at work. I made this at night so it was ready for work the next day. Perfect filling breakfast snack. Here's the link to the recipe
Monday, February 9, 2015
Can't wait till it's warm out again to spend time in our backyard again, right now it's covered in snow and ice
We always got told Princess looks like yoda so when we got the ears for free at San Diego Comic Con we had to have her try them on
Sunday, February 8, 2015
This is a perfect one skillet dinner, I used regular potatoes since that's what I had on hand. Here's the link to the recipe
Saturday, February 7, 2015
I didn't use a cookie scoop with mine so they weren't perfectly shaped, but they still tasted amazing and I will make these again. Perfect for a snack at work when I get hungry. Here's the link to the recipe
Friday, February 6, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
I found a deal online on smaller pics that I was able to upload from my phone so while I haven't ordered my big prints yet from London I was able to scrap a few favs from the trip and take a break from some older pics I've been working on. These pics are from the London wedding of my brother and sister in law
More instagram pics of this past year Christmas Cookies. Did this layout for a sketch on the A Cherry on Top Website.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
This is from the October 2014 Rachael Ray Magazine. Such a delicious and filling dinner.
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 lb bacon or pancetta chopped
- 1/4 lb cremini mushrooms, chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium onion, mincd
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cups veal or beef stock
- 1 lb ziti or rigati
- 2 tbs butter
- freshly grated grana padano
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil
- In a deep skillet or large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Add the bacon and cook until the fat melts, 2-3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, thyme and bay leaf. Cook until the mushrooms brown, 3-4 minutes.
- Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up into small pieces with a spoon until browned, 4-5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper.
- Partially cover the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, 5-6 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the stock, then reduce the heat to low and let the ragu simmer while the pasta cooks.
- Salt the water and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
- Add the pasta and the cooking water back to the hot pot. Toss with half the ragu and the butter. Season.
- Serve the pasta in shallow bowls topped with the remaining sauce and cheese.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
This time of year there is nothing better than a comforting meal like a hearty soup. I love potato soup and like to try out new recipes for it. This recipe was delicious and very filling. Here's the link to the amazing recipe
Monday, February 2, 2015