Sunday, June 6, 2010

Weekend edition: sunny, lemony macarons


{Photo credit: Jayme of Delectable Deliciousness}

I hope you are having a sunny, relaxing and wonderful weekend! I couldn't resist posting these gorgeous macarons I found on Delectable Delicious blog via Grey Likes Wedding. If you are feeling adventurous, give the recipe a try (and let me know how they turn out!!)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Weekend edition: chorizo, spinach and onion quiche

I made a quiche-like dish the other weekend with ingredients I had around the kitchen. I say quiche-like because it didnt have a traditional crust. Instead I used thinly sliced red potatoes as the "crust". I also used spinach, red onion, chorizo, heavy cream and freshly grated parmesan. It turned out to be a delicious breakfast.

I don't remember the exact amount of each ingredient so I am estimating a bit here.

Chorizo, spinach and onion quiche

2-3 red potatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 of a red onion, chopped
1 cup of spinach
2 chorizo sausages, casings removed
1/2 cup shredded parmesan (or any cheese you have)
4-5 eggs
1/4 - 1/2 cup heavy cream (if you don't have heavy cream substitute milk)
2 teaspoons olive oil

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pie pan with butter or cooking spray. Layer the potatoes on the bottom of the pan, overlapping is fine. Drizzle olive oil on the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Bake the potatoes in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Using a skillet on medium to high heat, brown and cook the chorizo, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Spoon the chorizo in a layer on top of the potatoes. Add the red onion, spinach and cheese. Mix the eggs and heavy cream together and pour over all the ingredients in the pie pan (don't fill to the brim, leave room for the eggs to rise a bit). Place on middle rack of the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until eggs are set.

Optional: about 20 minutes into baking time, sprinkle cheese on top.







Have a lovely weekend!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekend edition: perfect pancakes

If you are lucky enough to have a lazy day with no plans you should make these gorgeous and delicious-looking pancakes from Honey and Jam (one of my fave baking blogs). Click here for the recipe.




{Photo credits: Honey and Jam}

Happy Saturday!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekend edition: Sunday sweetness

I've been spending too much money at Cocoa and Fig the past couple weeks. Their new retail location just opened up in Gavidae Commons in Minneapolis, which is only one block from where I work. I walk by the adorable store every morning and everything looks so delicious and pretty. I end up buying too many sweets and giving them away. Don't worry, I taste a few things, too.

Below are cake ball lollipops, macarons, a vanilla cupcake with chocolate buttercream and a carrot cake cookie sandwich.








Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weekend edition: perfect spiced blueberry muffins

I spent the morning baking blueberry muffins, hanging out with my sweet kitty and drinking coffee. It was the quintessential perfect morning. I've made these muffins before so I knew they wouldn't dissapoint. Click here for the recipe (from Cooking Light).















Have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Weekend edition: Thanksgiving inspiration board

I have a feeling that Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for a lot of people. It certainly is a favorite of mine. What's not to love about it? You get time off work, an excuse to stuff yourself silly with comforting, warm and delicious food, hours baking and preparing the meal, spending time with family and friends, the list could go on and on.

And the best part is, Thanksgiving is just a few days away. So excited! My family tradition is each year we gather at my parent's house with immediate family, significant others and my aunt. There are never more than about 10-12 of us but the house is chaotic anyway, full of lively chatter, banging into each other in the kitchen, sounds of football and my father and husband cheering it on. Erik and I prepare and roast the turkey each year. We get over to my parent's house bright and early (around 7am) and in the past have done a parmesan sage turkey recipe that usually turns out moist and delicious. My sister makes mashed potatoes, my aunt does the stuffing, my brothers basically just eat and my mom makes her delicious pumpkin roll. Oh, and I can't forget the champagne sparklers we have each year which is basically prosecco and pomegrante juice. Delicious.

This inspiration board below is from The Sweetest Occasion blog. I just love the warm colors, the picture-perfect pie, and the gorgeous menu board.

If you have a moment, please share your Thanksgiving tradition in the comments section. I'd love to hear them!