January 31, 2011

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Bacon and Brown Sugar Glaze

As a start to my overly ambitious week, I crossed off the third dish of this week's menu plan: Roast Pork Tenderloin with Bacon and Brown Sugar Glaze.


It was so good that I just had to share it with you today. I made it last night. We were out for most of the afternoon yesterday and came back home a bit late. I knew this was going to take some time in the oven but I've had it bookmarked for a few weeks now and just had to make it. After all, we just made our big shopping trip for the month and finally had tenderloin in the house again. Along with bacon. Sweet sweet bacon.


Anyhow, I was starving and got to work on mixing together all the spices, rubbing it into the pork and sliding it into the oven. It smelled amazing in my kitchen as it roasted- especially after pouring on the glaze. The bacon, sugary mixture was so fragrant, you would have thought I lit a bacon sugar candle.

However, there's a problem when I make dishes that have a long cooking time. I get extremely impatient. I pace around the kitchen, picking up things to wash, setting them back down, opening and closing the fridge, all the while resisting the urge NOT to open the oven door (although I did, several times). So I got to work on the sides and cubed up potatoes, found a bunch of asparagus that was just about to see the last of its days and threw those in the oven as well. Then I was done. What to do...


I was itching to make the brown sugar glaze but it was waaaay too soon. I can't tell you how many sauces I've ruined because I was dying to make them and the chicken/pork/fish wasn't anywhere near done yet. This glaze has to be done right before you take the pork out of the oven. Then you pour it over and stick it back in to roast a bit more.

The torture!

I ended up whisking the glaze for about 30 seconds, when it should really be for about a whole minute. Please follow directions (unlike me) and whisk it for one minute. It really makes a difference. Mine was thicker than I would have liked.


When it was finally ready, I hollered for the husband. He was so wrapped up in the video game he was playing (Dead Space 2), he didn't have a clue what I was cooking. He laughed when he noticed the platter I had taken out, knowing it was for the blog world in an attempt to assemble a pretty presentation. It looked so much better in person, don't let my poor photography skills discourage you from making this! It was phenomenal.

 
1 boneless pork loin, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
2 slices bacon
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Glaze:
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard


Heat oven to 350° F. Place pork loin in a roasting pan or deep casserole dish lined with aluminum foil. Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl and rub over the pork. Cut each strip of bacon in half and lay strips over the pork loin. Roast for about 40 minutes.

Combine the brown sugar, flour, cider vinegar, and dry mustard in a saucepan. Simmer for 1 minute. Spoon over the pork and return to the oven. Roast for about 15 minutes longer, or until pork registers 160°. Let sit for 2 minutes after removing from oven. Slice and serve.


Make this. You will not be disappointed!

Menu Plan Monday

I might be adding a bit much to my plate this week. Every single item on the menu this week is a new recipe. Recipes that I've been dying to make, since I've seen them (about a week ago, I'm impatient)! We've got chicken dishes from Cooking Light, some bookmarked from blogs, and one out of Rachael's book, of course. Let's do it!

 
Sauteed Chicken with Sage Brown Butter
Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
Roast Pork Loin with Bacon and Brown Sugar Glaze
Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon
Spaghetti with Bocconcini Stuffed Meatballs


I am so excited. Have a good week!

January 28, 2011

I'd Like to Make

Recently I've gone on a bookmarking frenzy. I've had to restrain myself from running to the grocery store and buying everything I'd need for the breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes I've bookmarked.


Photo Courtesy of The Comfort of Cooking
 
Roast Pork Loin with Bacon and Brown Sugar Glaze
O.m.g. Take a look at this, it's to die for.

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bread
Yes, please, I'd like this for breakfast with a lemon glaze.

Easy Parmesan Risotto
Have I talked your ear off about my new risotto kick? I'd love to make this.


Desserts

S'more Nut Bars
Graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows...


Photo courtesy of Ezra Pound Cake
 
Chocolate Pudding Pie
It's been so long since I've had a pudding pie. We must fix that! 

White Cake (Coconut Frosting)
For the past couple of years I have wanted a coconut cake for my birthday. No one has been able to quite get it right! I think this might be the one.


Pasta

Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon
I love me a good pasta dish. And with bacon? I'll take it!
 

I am SO excited to do our major grocery shopping run this weekend (I can share this with you fellow bloggers because you understand grocery shopping excitement) and I'll be able to pick up stuff to make some of these new recipes. I can't wait!

January 26, 2011

Streusel Banana Muffins

Yesterday I came home from work and had the itch to bake. A few (and when I say few I mean three) chocolate chip cookies were still left, meaning we needed a new batch of fresh goods. I like to have some kind of goodie in the house to snack on at all times. I bookmarked this recipe for banana muffins ages ago, perfect to use up the two rotten bananas hanging out in my fruit bowl. 



Smother them with butter. That is the best only way to eat a muffin. And make sure they're warm! 


Source: Brookie's Cookies and More

1/3 cup milk
1 cup ripe mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour (if using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts  (optional)


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of 12 medium muffin cups, 2.5" x 1.25", with shortening, or line with paper baking cups.

Make Streusel Topping; set aside.

Beat milk, bananas, oil, and egg in large bowl with fork or wire whisk. Stir in flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt all at once just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy). Stir in walnuts. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle each with about 1 tbl topping.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. If baked in greased pan, let stand about 5 minutes in pan, then remove from pan to wire rack; if baked in paper baking cups, immediatly remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm if desired.

Streusel Topping

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbl firm butter or stick margarine

Mix flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until crumbly.


Now I can go home today and pop one in the microwave as my after-work-snack. Yess.

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January 25, 2011

Orange Marmalade Chicken

The first day I got my Rachael Ray book, I tagged a bunch of recipes I wanted to make. The second day I tagged some more. On the third day, I ran out of my little pink tabs. It seems like every time I open it up I find something else I want to try. Let's face it, I'm probably going to end up making every single one of those recipes!



Orange Marmalade Chicken was the first thing I decided to make out of her book. It is the second recipe in the book, and the picture immediately caught my eye. I've made it three times already, this being my fourth. Every time I make it I find myself adding a little less of the balsamic vinegar and chicken stock, more of the marmalade. I love the orange flavor, but I also like my sauce to be a bit thicker. The rosemary is the perfect compliment to the dish and I like it to be slightly in the background, so I put a little less than called for. I also did not have scallions or arugula when I made this last night, but they were not missed. I've paired the chicken with her lemon risotto, the first recipe in the book. They are spectacular together, although I could eat either one all on it's own, in it's entirety. Especially the risotto, it's addicting!



Source: Rachael Ray Look and Cook
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts or any combination of light and dark meat
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 to 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves chopped
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 scallions, whites and greens, finely chopped 
4 cups baby arugula (optional)
In a large pan, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high to high heat.


Season the chicken liberally with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. When the oil is hot and ripples, add the chicken and brown for 5 minutes, then turn and sprinkle with rosemary. Cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through, about 5 minutes more.


In a small bowl, stir together the marmalade, vinegar and stock and pour over the chicken. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and becomes a thin glaze. Add the scallions during the last minute of cooking time. Arrange on a serving platter and serve topped with arugula greens.

Has anything knocked your socks off recently?
   

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January 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

It's a snowy, cold day in Michigan. I'm looking forward to going home tonight and making a big pot of the Shrimp Feta Mac and Cheese. The perfect comfort food! Since we're low on supplies, our menu is catered to what we do have in the kitchen. Our big shopping trip will be at the end of the week and I'll be able to try out some new recipes!



Are you starting to count down the days till Spring? I think I going to start! Have a good week!

January 23, 2011

Week in Review

This was a short week for me, worked three days, off two! Gotta love the public school calendar. :) The husband and I finally got to spend an entire weekend together, sans studying (for him, he's in medical school)! We took advantage of his free time and went out for a romantic dinner date Friday night. It was a COLD night and we came home afterwards to snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie. Saturday morning we slept in, ate waffles for breakfast (frozen, I wish I had a waffle iron!) and headed out to lunch at our favorite place, Panera!


I just can not get enough of their soup. So good on a cold winter day.

As for our menu plan, I stuck to it pretty well, making 3 out of the 5. The Shrimp, Feta Mac and Cheese will be on the menu again this week, seeing as I swapped it out and made breakfast for dinner, discovering the greatest pancakes ever.

We are down to the wire with our grocery budget and sticking to what we have on hand for dinner this week. I'll have my menu posted tomorrow!

Enjoy your Sunday. :)

January 22, 2011

The Greatest Pancakes I Have Ever Made

I have a horrible history with pancakes. Before I started attempting to make them from scratch, I used a boxed mix. They used to come out okay, but I knew they could be better. I went on a massive search to find the perfect pancake recipe.

Epic fail!

I burned my pancakes, dealt with pancakes that refused to cook thoroughly and were gooey, pancakes that stuck to my frying pan like glue, and pancakes that tasted terrible, flavorless or plain weird. I was a pancake failure. My pancakes sucked. Poor husband who had to eat them all.

That is, until I found this recipe.


I don't think he'll have a problem eating them now. These are the BEST pancakes I have ever made!!! (And yes, he wholeheartedly agrees!)

All because I was craving breakfast for dinner on Wednesday night. I scoured the interwebs again, searching, and found this one pretty quickly. It was fate.

I had mine plain but sprinkled chocolate chips on the ones for the hubbs. When we sat down to eat and I had a bite of his, I instantly regretted my decision. Perhaps I should say these were the best chocolate chip pancakes I have ever made. Score!!

Source: How To: Simplify: Homemade Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another milk, whisk the milk, egg, and melted butter. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and whisk until smooth. Warm a greased griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour the batter on the griddle and brown on both sides.

I hope this wasn't just a fluke. Thank you to the gods at How To: Simplify. Without you I would still be making disastrous pancakes!  


What's your go-to pancake recipe? 

January 19, 2011

The Evil in My Kitchen

My kitchen is small. I live in an apartment and have an apartment kitchen. Mind you, this kitchen is so much bigger than our first apartment kitchen, not because we have more cabinets or counter space, but room to breathe. Four to five people can fit in my kitchen comfortably, like this past Thanksgiving.


Any more than that and we'd be bumping heads, dropping spoons, knives, cake batter...

While I loved the kitchen in our first apartment, it could only accommodate the two of us comfortably.

Sigh. I miss you.

I picked out everything in this kitchen. The cabinets, granite, and back-splash. I loooved the granite, loooved the cabinets, loooved the fridge. The fridge. Seeing it again makes me so sad.

I ADORED that fridge. We had a lovely relationship. I loved his shelves, his capability to hold so much stuff. Especially the freezer.

Which brings me to the evil in my current kitchen....

The Freezer!!!!


I despise it.


Mr. Freezer and I fight on a daily basis. We battle over trying to take out a piece of chicken. We argue over where to put the vegetables. We yell at each other every time something crashes to the floor.

We just don't get along.


I took these pictures after coming home from grocery shopping on Saturday. I had to put the two cartons of ice cream away and Mr. Freezer just wasn't having it. He did not want one more thing stuffed into him. So we fought, he won, and I drowned my sorrows in a spoonful of Mint Chip ice cream.


The only person Mr. Freezer relinquishes control to is the husband. That's the only reason I keep him around.

Husband will take everything out of it, rearrange it, organize it, and walk away. It will look nice for two days.

Then Mr. Freezer and I squabble again.

January 18, 2011

Nancy Oiln's Chocolate Chip Cookies

The hubby has been sick for about a week. He hasn't slept well, has been coughing like crazy, and has to study insane amounts of information about cancer. When I came home from shopping on Sunday, he asked for some chocolate chip cookies.

How could I not grant his request? I'll make these for anyone. Sick or not, they are the perfect chocolate chip cookies!

I think I need to eat one now.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, almost runny
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 generous teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 340 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Place the butter and sugars in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the eggs and vanilla, mixing well between additions. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until everything is well incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the chocolate chips and mix again.

Drop the cookies by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared pan. Transfer to the oven and bake until the cookies begin to brown on the edges but are soft in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack. Let the cookie sheet cool completely between batches and repeat with remaining dough.

Source: Recipe of the Week: Cookies by Sally Sampson

January 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

It's a short work week for me, just three days! I'm hoping to go out to dinner with the hubbs by the end of the week and take advantage of Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. Perhaps even go to lunch! We haven't spent much time together lately with him being sick, going to band practice, and catching up on studying. I hope he starts feeling better soon, especially with all the chocolate chip cookies I made for him yesterday.


Pan-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken
Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage
Beef Dip Sandwiches
Shrimp, Feta Mac and Cheese
Chicken, Asparagus, and Parmesan Couscous

I'm excited for the Beef Dip Sandwiches. It's been a long time since we've had them!

My Three-Day Weekend

Friday night I made Rachael's Honey-Rosemary Chicken (which was not in the book, I happened to watch her make it that day on her talk show). It was good- I loved sweet, lemony sauce.

My Saturday was filled with the hustle and bustle of cleaning my apartment, making a few returns at the mall, and discovering a new Kroger. I hardly ever shop at Kroger, but I'm getting a bit bored of my Meijer runs and needed a change of scenery. I headed to Kroger after my brief trip to the mall and was shocked to find one just a few streets away, brand-spanking new (or so it appeared to be). 

I hopped out of the car and giddily walked into the store (I know, it's Kroger, not Whole Foods...it's the little changes throughout my days that excite me). I was immediately taken aback- wait, was I actually in Whole Foods?

It was so clean, organized, and had a rustic feel. There was so much fresh produce and so much cheese. I tried my best to stick to my list, but let's face it, things just happened to get into my cart.


Kroger's "light" ice cream, Mint Chocolate Chip and Death by Chocolate. One for me and one for the hubbs. He likes his chocolate. I like my mint. We were craving ice cream after all...


I got some other essentials, like two new kinds of hummus, my favorite chips, and bagels.


Healthy items did manage to hop into my cart along the way.


See?

On Sunday I spent a good chunk of the afternoon cashing in my Christmas gift cards at Old Navy and Borders. I picked up The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Year of the Fog by Michelle Richmond.


Along with this super cute bookmark.

Love it.

I'm SO excited to start reading The Help. I've heard so many good things about it! Even the girl at the cash register was excited for me to start reading it.

After I left Borders I made a quick stop at Meijer for some store-bought pizza crust. When I got home I rolled out the dough and topped it with mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, mushrooms, and spinach. I also made the chocolate chip cookies out of my cookie book per hubby's request.


As for today, I think I'll be eating lots of cookies and reading my new book.

I heart three-day weekends.

And guess what. I have another one this coming weekend. Perks of working at a school ;)


Were you one of the lucky ones to have a three-day weekend? How did you spend yours?

January 15, 2011

Insane Cravings

I seem to be on some kind of cookie fix. All I want to do is bake cookies.

Giant Double Chocolate Cookies
Christmas Crunch Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Orange Ricotta Cookies with Dark Chocolate

The Giant Double Chocolate Cookies remind me of the German Chocolate Cookies I made last weekend.



But I still want to make them.

And I already made the Christmas Crunch and Peanut Butter Blossoms for Christmas. Now I'm insanely craving them. So much so that I had to re-write the word "insanely" three times. ;)

Anyhow. What else has been going on around here?

I made Rachael's Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano-Crusted Chicken Piccata, and Ravioli Tomato Soup. I shared the chicken recipe with you over here. The Spinach Mac and Cheese wasn't my thing- I don't know if the sauce was too creamy or what, it just wasn't that great. :/ I did love the soup though, my second time making it.


You can find the recipe for that here.

As for the weekend, I think some major baking with be going down. Along with ice cream. The hubby and I were dying for ice cream last night but were too lazy to throw on some pants and go out in the snow to get some. I suppose I will when I go out for our weekly grocery run and crumble up a bunch of cookies to go along with it. :D

Any baking plans for you this weekend?

January 10, 2011

German Chocolate Cookies

So you've heard me rave and rave about my new Rachael Ray cookbook, and I haven't said a word about my new cookie book! It's called Recipe of the Week: Cookies by Sally Sampson. It has great pictures and 52 recipes, one per week for an entire year.

Yesterday I made these.


Soft, chewy, and ultra chocolately. Perfect for any chocolate lover.


Pssttt....I also got a new camera for Christmas, notice the difference from the iPhone! I'm still playing around with the settings. :)



German Chocolate Cookies
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (11/2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 11/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup pecans, lightly toasted and cooled, chopped
  • 4 ounces German's sweet chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the egg and vanilla, one at a time, mixing well between additions. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the coconut, pecans, and chocolate. Mix again.

Drop the dough by heaping teaspoons about 2 inches apart. Transfer to oven and bake until the underside of the cookie begins to firm up, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet. Transfer to a wire rack and repeat with remaining dough.


My only gripe is that I didn't have enough coconut flakes!! Next time I make these I'll be sure to buy a new bag.  Enjoy!

Link up at Sweets for a Saturday.

January 9, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Last week I made several recipes out of my new Rachael Ray Look and Cook book. I made Lemon Risotto, Orange Marmalade Chicken, Tomato and Ravioli Soup, and Marsala Pork Medallions. The lemon risotto is the best Rachael Ray recipe I have ever tried, hands down! The soup, chicken, and pork were all tasty as well, especially the Orange Chicken. I will share these recipes soon!

This week I am tackling three more recipes out of the book: Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano Chicken, and the Marsala Burgers. I loooove having this new cookbook, I'm excited every day to come home and make something new for dinner!

  • Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano-Crusted Chicken Piccata
  • Panko-Crusted Chicken with Cherry Tomato Sauce
  • Marsala Burgers
  • White Chicken Chili

    Have you tried any new recipes lately?

    January 3, 2011

    For the Love of Christmas

    This year I got lots of cooking/kitchen related gifts for Christmas.


    Did you notice the pink tabs popping out of Rachael's Look and Cook book? I've gone through it everyday since Christmas and I'm still sticking them on the pages.


     A can opener! We had one that you have to manually turn around the can- this will be a huge time saver!

    A handy tool to measure pasta.



    My hubby got me this adorable apron. I can't wait to use it next year and every year after that to bake Christmas cookies. 
    We also got a chocolate fountain, but it's not set up yet. I'll take photos of that when we have some friends over to use it. :)

    What new kitchen gadgets or tools did you get from Santa? :)

    January 2, 2011

    Happy New Year!

    We are back from sunny, blue-skyed, 70 degree weathered Miami! We spent the holidays with our families, ate lots of Cuban and Venezuelan food, went to every restaurant imaginable, and stuffed ourselves with all kinds of desserts. The holidays are all about food, right? We ate cookies, chocolate souffles, arepas (Venezuelan), media noches (Cuban sandwiches), croquettas (Cuban snack), bollos (traditional Venezuelan Christmas Eve dish), pulled pork sandwiches (New Years), honey-glazed ham (my grandma's Christmas specialty), pancakes...

    I could go on and on....

    As much as we loved having everyone take us out to eat and shower us with delicious treats, I could not wait to come home and cook my own food!! We are huge healthy eaters! One of the reasons I love cooking so much is because I know what's going in my food and I know how to make it healthy, or at least, lighter than the original version. Being our first night back, I went to the grocery store this morning and picked up all the ingredients for my first recipe from Rachael Ray's Look and Cook cookbook!!



    Yes, the hubby got it for me for Christmas. And so did my Mom. And so did my mother-in-law. :) I must have mentioned that I wanted this book quite a few times then, hmmm...

    Anyhow, without further ado, here are some pictures of the various food/dishes/desserts we had the pleasure of eating throughout the past two weeks! I hope your holidays were just as marvelous. :)


    Baking up a storm in my Mom's kitchen. Christmas Crunch Cookies & Peanut Butter Blossoms. They were both SO GOOD that I may in fact make them again very very soon...




    A chocolate souffle we had at an Italian restaurant.


    Here I am waiting for my pasta!


    Fusilli pasta with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.


    Mini dessert shots at our New Years Eve Party.


    This is called a Bollo, which is like a tamale, that we ate on Christmas Eve. My husband's family is Venezuelan and this is what you traditionally eat on Christmas Eve.
     

    Croquettas!! My favorite Cuban food and what I miss so much living here in Michigan!! They are filled with ham and cheese and then fried to perfection...


    There are lots of Cuban sandwiches, but this one, the media noche, has been my favorite since I was a kid. It is piled with layers of ham, pork, and cheese, between two pieces of Cuban bread. I LOVE them.


    Here were are at the Cuban restaurant, La Carreta. See how happy I am? And no, that's not a cafe con leche, I got hot chocolate, it was chilly that night!

    A brownie dessert we had out at a restaurant.


    And here we are as a family on Christmas day. :)

    There you have it, a few food pics from our trip. Trust me, there was so much more that I forgot to photograph! Hope you enjoyed. :) Stay tuned for a ton of Rachael Ray's new recipes, I just made one tonight that was amazing.