Monday, September 30, 2013
They're really good just roasted with salt and pepper and they're also really good glazed. The one form that Austin and I can't exactly agree on is when you bake the carrots in milk and crumble Ritz crackers on top. I'm pretty sure that's a midwestern thing, and Austin's just not into it.
These carrots are such an easy side to make and since they are sweet, it'd be hard not to like them. And kids love sweetened carrots, right? (I don't really know since I never feed children, but I liked glazed carrots as a child so they must!) This version of glazed carrots will please the adults though too. With a little spice from the chili powder and the fresh parsley, the don't feel too much like you have to sit at the kids' table.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
If we're out late at all, dinner ends up being whatever we can find in the cabinets or fridge. We eat it on the couch, get through maybe one tv show and then go to bed at 10:00. (Yes, I'm only 25.)
I understand for some of you out there with families, it's not really an option to not feed your children, but if you're single (or empty-nesters), you should take advantage of the freedom. Sit down with a bag of chips, a bowl of salsa, and a beer and make it 100% hassle free.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I guess there are a couple other things I like that come in pumpkin form. Namely, this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, these Frosted Pumpkin Bars, this Pumpkin Pie and these Pumpkin Cookies (which are just pumpkin in shape really).
So you can still hate me because I don't share your fascination with Pumpkin Spice Lattes or because I offended your instagramming style, but if you try this soup, maybe we can still be friends?
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Pie is really easy to make. You don't have to worry about it falling or rising too much. You don't usually have to sift ingredients. You don't have to put batch after batch into the oven. So, it seems pretty clear that pie is just about the easiest thing you can bake.
Now, after finally perfecting this pie crust recipe, I don't have to feel so embarrassed!
So now pie can be easy and 100% homemade!
Monday, September 16, 2013
Between walking around and looking at the damage of the flood, and checking twitter for news (because it honestly is the best source during something like this), I got to turn on my oven. And if I didn't know that people around me were being evacuated, having their homes washed away, and losing everything, I might have even been able to enjoy baking.
I don't know why it takes a major emergency to bring this out of us, but it really shouldn't. Every once in a while, we just need a reminder to be nice for the sake of being nice I guess. So even though wherever you're reading this, you may not be going through a disaster, just be nice. Let's all just do that. Make a pie for your neighbor, offer to water their plants when they're gone, help a lost person with directions. Just be nice for the sake of being nice.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
We've been working on stocking our bar for a while now so we're prepped. We also just bought a case of applesauce from Costco, so we can have a lot of these. They taste so good that it would be pretty easy to drink pitcher after pitcher too.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
There have been lots of tested recipes, and most have not made it on the blog. These are making the cut.
I don't know if any of you have ever invested that much time in developing the perfect recipe, but it's kind of fun. It can be frustrating at times (like when you make a batch that is not as good as you know other recipes could have been), but for the most part, it's a lot of fun to compare and combine recipes and I know it's going to be awesome when we find The. Perfect. Cookie. (These are close to that!)
Monday, September 9, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sure, I've read plenty of reports saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I also know how you shouldn't let coffee sit in your empty stomach. Does it mean that I'm ever going to change? Maybe someday.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I was definitely tempted to fill up my 3 days with lots of tasks and I kind-of did, but then I stopped looking at the list and you know what happened? I relaxed. Literally, laid by the pool, read a book, and took a nap. It was amazing.