and other weekend finds.
First, these incredible gems I found at whole foods. Sure, I love hand spiraling veggies just as much as the next guy, but give me a pre washed, pre cut, and pre prepared version, and I am most definitely in. I am a working mom, after all.
THIS GUY. Nothing says summer like heirloom tomatoes.
Jack loves him too. He actually took a nibble out.
A banana spinach mango berry smoothie, that I shared with Jack…
he is my child, so he was of course a fan.
got some on my bibs :)
white peach and blub oatmeal pecan crisp. I thought Josh would be into this.. turns out he could not have cared less.
on to the piece de resistance! Finishing up the end of my Costco supply of dates, I have never simmered anything in baking powder before, but it got these dates malleable and ready for cake life.
the recipe for this cake came form the Mast Brothers cookbook, which has yet to ever let me down. I always like to use some Mast Brothers chocolate whenever I make one of their recipes… but only a single bar. At ten bucks a piece I can’t afford to make a cake which would require 5 bars. We’re not all made of money, Mast Bros!
Topped with a bourbon salted carmel glaze, and celebrating Chelsea’s birthday! Can’t believe I forgot to get a pic of the birthday girl + her cake :(
There’s actually nothing specifically cookie-dough about this cake, except the texture and the flavor combination was remarkably similar and reminded everyone of eating really great, rich cookie dough. If that’s not a glowing endorsement, I’m not sure what is.
My new summer hit: the zuchinni basil chicken burger.
This crostini was PERFECT. grilled bread topped with creamy ricotta, fresh basil, a drizzle of honey, and red pepper flakes.
we only had 4 people over for dinner and all of these were gone within about 5 minutes.
Two of my favs just hangin out.