Saturday, March 8, 2014
It is so warm that this is the first day since November that I did not need my winter coat. The spring melt has begun; tiny rivers running down the road like they have a better place to be. The week is done, it's Saturday night so dinner was a simple affair, no cooking required (not because our oven exploded) but just because we love a platter of antipasti.
Monday, March 3, 2014
This is a Stripey Chocolate Peanut Butter Loaf from Canadian Living. It looked so complicated that I even watched the video that goes along with the recipe. I used almond butter instead of peanut butter but other then that I followed the recipe to a T.
So I don't know why about a quarter of the batter ended up on the oven floor. Once it cooled it came out of the pan ok but even though it looks really neat, this recipe is not a keeper.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
It was bitterly cold but we still managed a walk along the river to see the swans.
To warm up after that gruelling walk I made Whole Wheat Raspberry Cornmeal Scones; so good with a cup of tea. The recipe is from Hollyhock-Garden to Table.
And for dinner Mr. Cowboy went all out with his very tasty meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
These are the last of the homemade egg noodles paired with a very rich and creamy Carbonara sauce. I made Jamie's recipe my own by adding chilies and parsley. This was so good that everyone had seconds even though they knew there was dessert.
Carrot Cake! This cake, from the Barefoot Contessa Foolproof book, is loaded with carrots, raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon. The icing, of course, is cream cheese and butter but I only had a cup of icing sugar so we ended up with a very cheesy frosting and not an overly sweet one. Just perfect!