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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
I've been really into mint lately. Not just the flavor, either.
by Karolina, 19th August 2012 I love having friends over for dinner, I really enjoy preparing bigger parties and I especially adore summer entertaining. With long evenings, friendly weather and bountiful of produce summer entertaining is definitely the most enjoyable. I try to keep menu simple - nobody feels like eating roast dinner when it's hot outside! So I stick with salads, cold platters, cold soups (you'll see some later this week), fresh fruits.
I couldn't decide how I wanted to garnish this fudge. Even afterwards, both style's held a special place in my heart, and my stomach. The chocolate and peanut butter drizzle on the first one is just a classic combination. But the peanut butter drizzle alone? It's almost like a bag of reese's pieces.
Do you ever run 10 kilometres then come home and eat a brownie ? Do you ever unexpectedly bump into your arch nemesis from high school (you know, the popular, pretty one) and wish you'd applied lip gloss and mascara before you went out? Do you ever lose your phone, then look in the fridge and find it?
Chicken spaghetti, cheesey green beans , and chocolate pie hold the spot as the best things of my childhood (what can I say? I am really devoted to food). Chocolate pie is the best !
Yesterday was busy with swimming, BBQing, and relaxing. My Laundry Monday turned into Laundry Tuesday topped with an additional load of damp swimming towels. Being the good parents we are we counted swimming as baths for the kids and sent them to bed smelling of sunblock.
I was in the mood for something chocolately but light, something I could have in the morning with coffee. I was all set to tackle a biscotti recipe as I've had a slight obsession with them lately and then I stumbled upon this recipe at Smitten Kitchen , courtesy of David Lebovitz. If there is one person who knows chocolate and baking, it's David Lebovitz . It sounded perfect. It comes together quite easy but I must warn you you really do need to be in the mood for something more on the healthier side.
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But if you’re like me, you’ve gotten bored with the old “roll, cut, sprinkle” routine. Luckily, a little food coloring is all takes to step up your sugar cookie game. Step it waaaay up!
And than a warm chocolate chip cookie? If you answered, “Katie, is better than a warm chocolate chip cookie,” you’ve obviously never met a cookie pie. (Above, topped with a super-healthy ice cream recipe I’ll post next week.) This pie is everything you’d want in a cookie.
I know you want one =).
Once again, Pinterest is amazing. If not for my little virtual bulletin board, I probably wouldn’t have stumbled across these gems. They are peanut butter-pretzel truffles, or as I aptly named them – Chubby Hubby Truffles, after the famous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Today, 1 December 2011, is World AIDS Day. Having lived and worked in Kenya, East Africa with one of the most comprehensive HIV treatment programs in the world and assisted an amazing Pediatric HIV Researcher here in the U.S., this issue is one close to my heart. Instead of writing about my experiences (as they are limited), I will refer you to a few other resources you might find interesting:
My fiance invited me to his co-workers house the other night to play tons of boardgames. I volunteered to make cake pops for everyone. I learned a few tricks and tips to making cake pops more easy, since I made tons.