Monday, August 30, 2010
After dinner tonight I was in the mood for something sweet. Since we had pot roast and potatoes with gravy, I definitely wanted something light. This was the perfect time to try out Activia's new Dessert product. I obtained a coupon from their website http://www.activia.us.com/dessert.aspx for $1.00 off my purchase and while I was at the store I picked up some strawberries and cookies to go with it. Almost any cookie will work: gingersnaps, graham crackers, shortbread, wafers, etc. With this blog post I am entering a contest sponsored by Foodbuzz. Blog post, contest and dessert all in one...yay me for multitasking.
Vanilla Bean Activia Dessert, you will need at least 2 containers depending on how big your martini glass is
1-2 cups strawberries diced
1 cup of cookies crumbled
Layer all ingredients in whatever order you prefer in a martini glass, top with a strawberry and whole cookie and enjoy. If you don't have martini glasses (which I think makes the dessert look romantic and indulgent) feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
Delicious, wonderful, warm and cozy apple bread. I found this recipe on http://goodthingscatered.blogspot.com/2010/08/apple-walnut-flax-bread.html I will definitely be baking it again soon. I like to make these types of recipes on a Sunday so I have breakfast for the week all ready to go.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
What are your favorite things in your kitchen?
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I'm trying to get my husband away from diet coke (he's addicted), plus he's known to drink some before bed and then wonders why he can't sleep. Sooooo....how about decaf green tea with juice and a little honey?
Monday, August 23, 2010
If you decide to try this out please check out the blissful blog above. She does a much better job than I do. I love that she lists which store her items are from. Honestly, most of my clothes came from either Old Navy, the outlets, as gifts/donations (I get a lot of donations from friends, I think they are trying to tell me something) or are so old I don't remember where I bought them. Can you sense I'm not a fan of clothes shopping? Oh, and if you feel really self-conscious about the photo taking part, it will pass. I was really nervous about it and felt quite shy; but after a couple of days it was fun.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I made this for breakfast yesterday (well, actually lunch since I didn't get out of bed til 11) and served it with eggs and bacon. It was delicious. The top was crunchy from the streusel topping and the cake was moist and not too sweet. I loved everything about it. Plus there is lots left for breakfast for the week.
Mississippi Mud Cake with Bourbon-Espresso Glaze. Oh My Goodness.......Fantastic Cake. Goal for next week: read the manual and learn how to properly use my camera. The photo does not do justice to this cake.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
My House Salad (with extra croutons and dressing) Yes, I was super indulgent.
Delicious dips for our meat and veggies. I loved all of them. Ying Yang Melted Chocolate. TOTAL BLISS!
Strawberries were the best with the chocolate but major recognition goes to the rice crispie treats as well.
Do you have a favorite restaurant that you go to when you want to feel pampered and indulgent? We spent 3 hours at the Melting Pot and the bill was about $120, not bad for a group of 4.