These were actually pretty simple and turned out 1000% better than what you’d get at any restaurant. Instead of ground pork like the recipe calls for, I minced up regular ass pork chops. Better texture, better taste I think. Also made sesame noodles with it (a family recipe). The only thing I didn’t like was the pleating - mine came out like ass so I just handed them off for honey to do, because he was doing a much much better job of it than I was XD
Okay, so. Right before Hurricane Sandy, there was a Pumpkin Festival in Central Park. The hubby and I managed to nab a couple of free pumpkins and I knew I wanted to make a pie with at least one of them. Using THIS recipe, I did exactly that!
It came out pretty good (if you can’t tell by the massive picture of my favorite kitten) and hubs said that he liked it better fresh rather then the canned stuff. Honestly? I didn’t think it was terribly special, considering. I liked it, but I think the canned stuff would probably have tasted just as good. I dunno - I’m so weak for pumpkin, I love it no matter what it does <3
WE MADE COOKIES <3
Snatching THIS recipe, we finally made the cookies we’ve been meaning to make for awhile. They taste as good as they look (well, much better actually) and this recipe is not only a keeper, but I can guarantee that I’ll be adding it to our repertoire. Oh my, yes. The only thing we changed was that instead of adding two full cups of white chocolate chips, we did one cup of white and one cup of dark. Mm MM!
Along with the regularly shaped cookies, you can see my turd cookie (which has it’s own theme song), BONE! cookies, made using a special baking tray we got on clearance at Target and a ‘Princess Cookie’ that my mom shaped randomly for the boyfriend, going off Adventure Time. Can you tell that it’s supposed to have a crown?
This was during the hurricane - we were on a cooking storm in my house! But hubby couldn’t be there (he lives in Manhattan and was stranded there for days) but this was too beautiful NOT to post pics of!
Took the chicken and coated him with a custom herb butter that I’d made the night before - it contained rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper and dill. I put that stuff all over it and under the skin. Then, I peeled like 25 cloves of garlic and scattered it around, under and inside the chicken. Also stuffed him with a single, whole, sweet onion. Bottom picture is the result.
HE TASTED INCREDIBLE.
Super juicy and soft and just nomnomnomnomnooooooom
BACON PANCAKES, MAKIN’ BACON PANCAKES!
TAKE SOME BACON AND I’LL PUT IT IN A PANCAKE!
BACON PANCAKES, THAT’S WHAT IT’S GONNA MAKE
This was breakfast for the family this past Sunday =3
If you’re as big a fan of Adventure Time as we are, then you’ll no doubt recognize where we got the idea for this. If not, click on the link to the video below!
No doubt we made Jake proud that day
This wasn’t a weekly thing, this was something I made for the hubby’s best friend. He had mentioned months ago finding this pic of a giant Kit-Kat and how awesome it was and how he’d love one. Lucky for him, I have a wonderful memory =D
This was incredibly simple to make. It just cost a lot of cash - I bought 18 bars of Hersheys (the regular milk chocolate one) and a package of chocolate wafer cookies. Used a basic loaf pan. Melted down a third with a double boiler and poured it for a first layer and let it set in the fridge over night. Then the next day I took it out, layered the wafers over the solid chocolate, melted the rest and poured it over the wafers and let that set in the fridge over night!
Needless to say, it was a smash =3 He was sick when we delivered it and this cheered him up considerably. I was very happy to make it - something wonderful for a wonderful guy <3
This was jerk chicken - West Indian pride, WOOP WOOP! Oh lord, was this shit good. We also fried some sweet platanos to go with it - of course, yellow rice and black beans had to be added. I know we nabbed the recipe for this off of my favorite site but I don’t remember which one it was. Either way, this shit turned out amazing.
This was a few weeks ago where Pad Thai was on the menu. It didn’t turn out as good as authentic stuff, but it was still pretty good. And I made coconut chicken to go with it - which turned out GREAT. Just soaked it in coconut milk over night, added some garlic, salt and red pepper flakes and that was it.
I realize that I haven’t updated this in a few weeks - but fear not! I’ve taken pics of everything we’ve made, so there is still stuff to upload. Which I will be doing now.
I apologize for being lazy. =P
His turn this week and he picked Japanese curry! On top are chicken cutlets, fried with panko. And on the bottom is short grained brown rice. Not my thing, but he ate until he couldn’t move. And my family really liked it too, so it made us both happy =3
One of the margaritas with a lime popsicle in it. Believe it or not, it was even better than normal!
These were the empanadas we made last week! My mom also wanted margaritas, so we made margaritas too! =D
THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS EVER, OMG.
So, hubby is a Brony and based on a very small moment from an episode of MLP, he decided he wanted to make these!
YOU WILL NEED:
The process is simple:
And that’s it! Pretty simple, right?
Okay, little bio moment!
My boyfriend and I have been together for over 7 years. We both love to cook but don’t always get the opportunity in our respective homes. So as of late, we’ve been doing this thing where every weekend, we cook together and watch movies. We try new things each and every time - so that’s what I’m going to be posting here.
I’ve named this blog after each of our own personal blogs - so enjoy the posts you see! And if you have any questions about the recipes or anything else, my askbox is open! Or you can try me on my personal tumblr.