I decided upon this recipe after a little bit of trial and error a few weeks ago. My dearest roommate, Virg, was the last one of our seven roommates to join the 21 club, so naturally I made her a dessert as a gift. I thought long and hard about what to make her, and since her birthday landed on cinco de mayo, I decided on churro cupcakes. The first time I made this icing, I kept the butter and cream cheese at room temperature, thinking the icing would come together more smoot
So I decided to make homemade ice cream yesterday. And not just any ice cream....Jeni's Splendid Salty Caramel Ice Cream. If you haven't had the chance to try Jeni's ice cream, I highly suggest either ordering a package online OR following this step by step recipe that I've created to remove the uncertainty about the recipe. I came across the recipe online, but without any recipe reviews or comments, I was flying blind hoping the recipe paid off. Though it was a very fun expe
I don't have any pictures of the process of making this beautiful dish, but it was way too good not to share this recipe with y'all. The beauty of this dish is that it's pretty versatile. You can add whatever vegetables or protein you have on hand. If you happen to have chicken or beef instead of shrimp, use those instead! I decided to serve this dish hot, but it can just as easily be served warm or cold. It would be a great dish to pack for a lunch or a picnic because of it'
When my mom suggested we go see an outdoor modern ballet, my first thought was....what amazing picnic food are we going to make? For years I've heard my mom express her dislike for pasta salads and I was determined to change her mind. I thought about the delicious summer ingredients that were in season, and became inspired to make this pasta salad. Needless to say, my mother's view on pasta salads has COMPLETELY done a 180...at least her view on my version of pasta salad. ;)
These mushrooms are SUCH a versatile dish. If you don't have portobellos and happen to have other mushrooms on hand, such as button mushrooms, you can use those instead. Just use a smaller amount of filling and more mushrooms. They're cheesy, creamy, and perfect for summer no matter which mushrooms you choose to use! Melt some grass-fed European butter over medium heat and add the diced shallot. Cook for a few minutes or until it becomes opaque (more clear). Add the garlic an
Don't be afraid of these if you don't like cottage cheese! I am not a cottage cheese fan, and these are one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. You can't taste the cottage cheese at all, it helps keep you full, and (even though this word makes me cringe) keeps the pancakes very moist. This recipe is so easy; you pretty much just add everything to the blender and then cook! I always add the wet ingredients first so they're at the bottom of the blender which makes the p
Okay, whether you're paleo or not, these muffins will soon become a staple in your household (and without the guilt!). My grandmother originally shared this recipe with me when I found out I had celiac, and it's been one of my go to recipes ever since. Everyone I've ever made these for quickly fall in love and are amazed by their healthy, filling ingredients. Chop the pecans or walnuts, whichever you decide to choose, roughly. I usually use a cup of whichever I have on hand,