Chris left for Michigan yesterday to visit his family. The night before he left, I wanted to make him something delicious but quick for dinner. This pasta hit all the right spot. It’s tasty, pretty and filling! We paired this pasta dish with a glass of Chardonnay. It was the perfect meal together. Love you honey! Will have another yummy meal for you when you come home. xoxo!
I’m a bit late on this post but I made this last week to pair it with the Ranchero Beef Stew we had for dinner. I made this into mini loaves so I can give some away. This beer bread is fantastic by itself or with soups or stews. Anything with beer in it is a great start to the week! Toodles!
I know today’s recipe doesn’t exactly scream Mother’s Day but it’s so darn cute and tasty that I thought I’d share it anyway. Plus it’s so easy to put together and it’s finger food! That being said, this is a scrumptious starter for any brunch, even a Mother’s Day’s brunch.
It has been chilly here lately so last night I decided to make a big pot of stew. Chris picked up some Angus Beef (stew meat) from Harris Ranch at the market. The first thing I thought was how expensive this stew meat was. But it was totally worth it. It made the best beef stew ever! I didn’t think you can tell the difference but with this meat, you can.
After spending the weekend in Napa, I was glad to be home and back on my routine. I don’t know what it is but it’s getting harder and harder for me to travel. It takes a real toll on my body! I know —can you believe it? How hard can Napa be? It’s not like I had to get on a plane. It’s just a car ride away.
I adapted this recipe from a magazine I was reading at my Acupuncture’s office. It was about healthy eating, yada, yada. Blah! I mean, don’t get me wrong —I’m all for healthy eating but the recipe was basically whole wheat pasta, pine nuts, lemon zest/juice, collard greens, garlic and Pecorino Romano cheese. The recipe didn’t sound all that great to me but the picture sure looked fantastic. So I decided to make it but I tailored it to my liking. This one is a winner, will be making more of it soon. Happy Friday!
I promise, this will be the last banana recipe for a while. I finally used up the last three bananas in my possession —yay! What a relief! I thought my last couple of bananas were black but these were super black and ripe! But the outcome of these cute little mini loaves were delicious. Who doesn’t like banana and chocolate with crunchy almonds? I shared these loaves with my neighbor Angela and my dear friend Lisa, who I’m having lunch with today. Happy hump day!
Last weekend Chris and I joined Kimi and her family for lunch at this tapas place. One of the many delightful dishes we tried was a small plate called Fried Duck Egg, Chorizo Cracklings, Toast. It was such a simple yet tasty dish that I wanted to recreate it at home. I managed to score some duck eggs at my butcher. I’ve been meaning to give duck eggs a try but I just didn’t know how to prepare it or what to expect.
I had more bananas I needed to use up and came across Pam’s recipe for Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins. It looked so yummy I had to make a batch! I also wanted to include some buttermilk in here so I added some, and I added a half more cup of flour as I wanted to make more than 12 muffins (I got ~20 with these measurements). These came out so delicious and moist. You can really taste the banana and peanut butter. The chocolate chips and the turbinado sugar sprinkling were an added bonus. Fantastic for breakfast or snack in the afternoon —yum!