Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Angel Food Cake

I've never touched a buffalo before but I think about it a lot.  I like to imagine what it would feel like to sink my fingers into buffalo fur.  Maybe I think about this because I really like Yellowstone and I really like buffalo, or maybe it's just because I'm a weirdo.

Whatever the reason, I always thought that their thick fur would have the same texture of angel food cake.  For that reason, I call it buffalo cake (re: weirdo).
I get it if you don't like to associate your food with animals' fur, so you can just skip to the recipe.  Lets talk about the texture of this cake a little bit more though.  It is light and a little spongy in the middle and then it's got that perfect sugary crust on top.  I like to top it with fresh berries, maybe some whipped cream too.

Angel food cake would be a perfect spring dessert to have after your Easter dinner this Sunday.  I ain't sayin', I'm just sayin'.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cinnamon Sugar Rice Pudding

Whenever I have toast with cinnamon and sugar on it, it reminds me of the summer we first moved to Utah.  I was 11 and my sister was 15.  We were both angry to be uprooted to say the least.

My sister was particularly upset because "all we ate was toast!"  Obviously, that's a little bit of an exaggeration, but in truth it wasn't that much of a stretch.  I bet we went through a loaf of bread every other day.  My carb-loving started at a young age so I loved it.  Darcie didn't.
Whenever I have pudding, I think of staying home from school sick.  It also brings me back to the days I had to go to the orthodontist and my teeth hurt so badly, I couldn't eat solid foods for the rest of the day.  Surprisingly, these aren't really bad memories.  It meant I got to stay home with my mom, watching movies and napping.

When you combine cinnamon sugar toast and pudding, you get quite the case of nostalgia.  For me, anyway.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

365: Week 15

April 7 | The new state tree of Utah.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hamburger Sweet Potato Hand Pies

It has been so nice out the past few days which is giving me the itch to get out on my bike.  Of course, tomorrow (aka my day off) is going to be cloudy and rainy, so I probably won't get out anyway, but I like to plan my snacks just in case.
A while ago, Austin got this cookbook called, "Feed Zone Portables," on a recommendation from a friend and it's all about food that you should eat when you're out doing endurance sports.  Austin made a few of the recipes, and this one was by far the favorite.

Problem is, we usually just eat them sitting in front of the couch.  Really, I think we only packed them with us on a ride once or twice, so I'm sure that defeats the purpose.

My point is, you can eat these whenever you want, wherever you want.  I won't judge you.  And the best part is that you don't have to be starving and hot and sweating for these to taste good!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Grilled Onion and Arugula Pizza

I'm on a mission to make myself like arugula.  I think it would make me a better person.  It seems to me that people who really know what they're doing in life, all like arugula and I want to be a person that knows what I'm doing in life.
Sure, you might be thinking, that's a false correlation (or more likely no correlation at all), but I'm a pretty superstitious person, so I'm going to give it a go anyway.

Problem is, I really don't like the taste of it.  Sitting down with a big bowl of the dark green, leafy, peppery stuff just doesn't appeal to me at all.
Luckily, I found out that I really do like it when it's cooked.  Especially when it's cooked on top of pizza sauce, grilled onions and melted mozzarella cheese!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sour Cream Bread (Bread Machine Recipe)

Last Thursday, Austin and I tried to set up our wedding gift registry at Macy's.  We found some china we liked and a mini muffin pan.  That's about where it stopped.

You'd think that a food blogger would really be looking forward to this part of the wedding planning, but it was so hard!  Sure, I love kitchen gadgets and cute dishes, BUT I also have a lot of kitchen gadgets and dishes.
Literally, the only kitchen appliance that we didn't have was a big food processor (I use my immersion blender attachment usually).  That was it.  It's really hard to register for stuff when we've already lived on our own for about 6 years and we've been slowly stocking our kitchen since then.

I mean, I even have a bread maker!  I mean, really, what more can we ask for?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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