Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. They were lovely.
o(〃＾▽＾〃)o And hey…TGIF! What are your plans this weekend? My first priority is to catch up on sleep. I am pooped. After Open House my sleep has been restless due to this week of 80’s temperatures which are causing bad allergies, sinus pressure, and slight headaches. And the usual chores need to get done besides party planning and knitting.
So it’s been a long while since I’ve written one of these posts. These recipes are from April til now. Oh and WARNING: Reading beyond this point may induce salivation and extreme hunger.
SWEET POTATO BISQUE
When Cupcake’s BFF came over, her mother gave us some sweet potatoes. I generally only eat this root vegetable like mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. I wanted to use them in a different way so I found How Sweet It Is’s recipe to try.
I didn’t make the croutons, but the bisque is delicious!
SLOW COOKER SPICY SHREDDED CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAP TACOS
Okay, I think I had used this recipe by Kayln’s Kitchen. I didn’t have all of the ingredients so I just used what I had.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! The whole crew liked it. I believe we got two dinners out of the recipe.
BUTTERMILK-BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST CAKE
For Father’s Day, I wanted to make something different with the blueberries. I looked on my Mum Mum – A.M. board. I’ve had this recipe by Alexandra’s Kitchen on my board for like ages. It was probably the first pin I put on there. OMGosh, what the hell took me so long to make it?! I wholeheartedly recommend Alexandra’s recipe. The cake is light and fluffy inside. You also get that sweet crusty crunch with every bite.
SOFT DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE COOKIES
Brownie cookies have been all over Pinterest. Of course my interest was piqued. In this house, anything made of chocolate is considered, I Want!
I saw Good Morning Cali’s recipe and its pictures made me drool. My cookies didn’t come out as thick as Calista’s probably because the baking soda wasn’t as fresh as it should have been. However, these were still hella good. Our family really had to control ourselves and limit one per person per day.
I’ve also made this recipe a second time. During that session, I stuck in chocolate chips on top before baking each tray. You may have seen that pic on IG.
THAI COCONUT CURRY SHRIMP NOODLE BOWLS
I am always craving curry while Jellybean always wants shrimp. One Costco trip I indulged her.
This recipe by How Sweet It Is is perfect for my daughters and their dad because they all love noodles.
I like the simplicity of the dish. It was a nice change from having rice.
CREAM CHEESE STUFFED BELL PEPPERS
Whenever I make a Costco trip, I pick up a bag of mini bell peppers for E. He loves the fresh crunch of this vegetable. But one time he forgot there were two bags in the frig and their outer skin got wrinkled. I had to use them up before they went bad! Lea’s Cooking was perfect to use up the veggies.
The two kids didn’t touch any of them but the husband and I loved them! I’m actually craving them again and have a bag ready for next weekend. I also plan to make them for October’s Craft Night.
As Cookie Monster always sings, “C is for Cookie and cookie is me.”
Baker by Nature’s M&M Cookie Bites definitely caught my eye on Pinterest. How could it not with those brightly colored, childhood candy sweets in it? This is one of my go-to recipes when I want to fill up our cookie jar.
To take a break from waffles, FRENCH TOAST was on my brain. At Costco, King’s Hawaiian Bread Sweet Rolls are sold so I knew I had to use them for breakfast. I roughly followed this recipe for our Labor Day brunch this past Monday. I learned skinny, sandwich bread does not cut it for French Toast. Fluffly, fat bread is a must.
You should have heard E. His belly was so happy after consuming a plate of it.
Okay. I hear tummies rumbling in this house. I’m off to take care of dinner duty. What are you cookin’ this weekend? TTYL!