Monday, November 11, 2013

Biscuits, Ya'll

Nothing brings out the Southerner in me like a flaky, buttery biscuit.  I have tried several recipes over the past few years, and, while they have all been edible, none of them have been worth repeating...until this morning's biscuits.  I got the recipe from orgasmicchef.com.  I followed her recipe as closely as I could (I tend to eyeball things).  It resulted in biscuits that even my non-biscuit loving husband enjoyed (he's more of an English Muffin guy).

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Happy Fall

Happy Fall!  
This fall, I'm going to make an effort to eat some of the in-season produce.  It seems like most years I eat healthy, fresh fruits and veggies during the spring and summer months, but, when fall and winter roll around, I live on baked goods.  Not that it isn't pleasant to survive on sugar, but, in an effort to model healthy eating for my little gal, I am going to make more of an effort to mix in some healthy stuff too.  I bought some of the squash above, and I'm going to start with this basic roasting recipe.  If I make it to the store, I'll make some sausages and rice to make it a complete fall feast.  Hmm...pumpkin pie would be nice too. ;)   

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chocolate Éclair Cake

My creative husband came up with the idea to make a chocolate éclair cake.  After some Google searches, it was clear that he wasn't the first one with the idea.  However, most recipes are basically layers of pudding and graham crackers with chocolate on top.  He envisioned something more similar to an actual chocolate éclair.  After some cutting and pasting from other recipes, here is the result...
Beware, it is seriously decadent.  I quickly make myself sick, but I was oddly compelled to have a little more anyway.