Avocados, cilantro, lime, and chicken. Sounds like a party. After a long week at work I needed a party. This chicken salad makes a wonderful light meal that even my husband (a huge chicken hater) enjoyed. Seeing as how it is January and everyone's New Years Resolution of eating healthy is still intact I knew I wanted to try this as soon as I saw it. Yes, I know avocados are fattening but they have the good kind of fat so I count this as healthy. :)
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This was my first attempt at making a cake that was not square and in a 9x11 pan. It was also my first try at a cake not from a box. It had it's highs and it's lows but the end product was totally worth it. The rainbow effect was amazingly easy, the frosting so-so, the castle towers were...interesting at times, and the decorating helped pull it all together. My sister and I joked that we were ready for The Food Network Challenge. We also made jokes about the unfinished towers. (I will let you see and make your own jokes)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The other day I made some killer meatballs (recipe to come later). I made a huge batch so we would have leftovers for meatball subs. Since I had Monday off I knew I wanted to bake something special for Rich when he got home from work. Those meatballs were calling from the fridge so I did a little research for the perfect roll recipe. I think I found it!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
My husband's (love that word!) favorite cookie is the snickerdoodle so I set out to find the perfect recipe for them. I knew that in order to really fall in love with baking I would need to see people getting enjoyment from the end product. My last baking escapade ended with 5 loaves of inedible fruit loaves and years of jeering from my uncles! I wanted a "tried and true" recipe that had basic ingredients and was not extremely complicated for my baking impaired brain.