Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Cookies

Every holiday for as long as I can remember, cheesecake has always been made and the first to go.  This year, oddly enough, it wasn't even on the menu.  Before I knew this, I had already decided on cheesecake cookies, something I had seen on Pinterest.com.

I think they turned out pretty well and were super easy.  Adding things, such as chocolate and craisins, were kind of fun and the fam (aka taste testers) loved 'em.

Thumbs up!

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve....

Hello America! Its Christmas time in Hollis queens, Momma cookin' Chitterlings and Collard Greens. 

This is what I get for letting my brother get a hold of my blog! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

In Heaven...

If someone told me that I had to have breakfast food for every meal for a month, I would think that I had won the lottery!  Cereal (hot or cold), pancakes or waffles, eggs, bacon...it doesn't matter.  So this next food attempt should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me.

I found an easy recipe that combined my love for grilled cheese, eggs and bacon in ONE sandwich and finally decided now would be a good time to try it.  This breakfast grilled cheese is a fairly easy one, but if you load it up with butter like I do, its not something that should be eaten very often.  It was probably the best sandwich ever and was inhaled!  Thumbs up if you're a fan of either.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Food Updates...

After listening to conspiracy theories over dinner and spending the day with family, I thought this would be a good way to end the day, before getting ready for the week.

So I have slowly started writing again, mainly because those characters (or voices...whichever you want to call it) wouldn't let me go too long without putting their words on paper.  I'm still not eating and breathing their story as I was before, but I'm getting there.

For now, Pinterest has taken up a lot of my time and my stomach as well as my sweet tooth is thanking me for that.  Since I had a little extra time on my hand this weekend, I decided to try a couple new dishes and make a new favorite.

Last night, I made beef ravioli with garlic butter sauce...not a fan really.  I don't know if it was how light the butter sauce was (or should I say nonexistent) or the overwhelming amount of garlic that the recipe called for, despite the fact that I opted not to use as much as the recipe called for.  Either way, I wasn't a fan.  I won't make it again.

Tonight, I wanted to try oven toasted ravioli, which is a super easy appetizer or light meal, and was super easy. And delicious! After making the lasagna rolls, I became a fan of marinara sauce, but I opted to use spicy marinara sauce, adding the extra kick.  Thumbs up for this one.

To top off the weekend, I made tortellini and spinach soup, a great soup on a cold rainy day.

Another thing that I got a chance to do was check out the movie, Lincoln, which turned out to be a great movie.  For anyone who likes history, it is worth the 2.5 hours.  The movie was more or less about Lincoln's second term and the 13th amendment, as well as the controversy surrounding it.  The ending was a little heartbreaking, but great.  Reminds me of our president...made him a little more human in my eyes.  

Have a great week!

Ps. I need to try pineapple sangria and cheesecake cookies very soon!  I'm thinking the cookies may be a Christmas thing...we'll see.