Monday, April 5, 2010

Random Eats

Barefoot Contessa Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars. These are fantastic and make a huge tray for sharing. I topped mine with cashews instead of peanuts.

Nigella Lawson's Cupcakes. I use her recipe anytime I need a quick cupcake batter. It so simple since you put everything in the food processor. I use a basic milk, vanilla and powdered sugar frosting recipe colored pink with a few sprinkles. Yum!

Barefoot Contessa TriBerry Muffins- oh so yummy, although I think they would have been better if I hadn't used frozen berries. Plus, I was on the phone while I was making them and had to add sugar at the last minute cause I forgot while chatting. No more cooking and chatting. LOL Mine definitely do not look like the photo in her cookbook.

Pesto Chicken Tortellini- really really easy. I use leftover roasted chicken that I shredded, pesto and tortellini already made from Trader Joes, a can of sliced olives and some toasted pine nuts. Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes and there's enough left for lunch the next day.

I've been neglecting to update my blog and now I've got more photos than I know what to do with so I'm titling this one "random eats." I love the part of Julie & Julia when Julie says that cooking is a way to get away from what she does all day. I totally agree. There is something so comforting up being in your kitchen and being in total control of the slicing, stewing, baking and stirring. The wonderful smells of my kitchen are better than any scented candle I've ever lit.


  1. wow those bars look to die for!!! Yum I think I must make them!


  2. wow everything looks fantastic!!!!

  3. These are all good choices and everything looks fantastic. I found your blog by chance but will be back often to see what else you've been working on. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. i made those bars for christmas...they are yummy!