Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Best Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies {With Dark Chocolate and Cherries}




Hello everyone, it's me again. I decided I didn't feel like spending another thirty bucks on having one of my siblings write my post for me this week. I mean, come on. That is against the whole idea of servitude. I don't understand where they're getting these grandiose ideas.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese



One day Spinach and Artichoke met at a salad bar and Artichoke's heart missed a beat. It was love, and they married the next day. But the two were so different. Other salad toppings were critical when Artichoke announced her pregnancy. What monster of a baby could arise from such a union?
Behold: Nine months later Macoroni and Cheese emerged! And by thunder, she was the most beautiful thing since blue cheese.

Well, as you might have guessed by now, this is not the familiar voice of Yammie. That is because this is not Yammie. But her sister, "Piggy", as she has aptly named me, for I so enjoy her foods. Why am I writing her post for her? Well, I noticed she looked tired, she's been busy today, and being the loving, selfless sister I am, I offered to write it for her.

She's also paying me thirty bucks.

As you see above, I have absolutely no idea how Spinach Artichoke Macoroni and Cheese was created. All I can tell you is that she tasted wonderful.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Chewy No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars





Now comes the time after Christmas when you have to buckle down and get back to work. You may have thought I would make something extravagant with the newest member of our family, Big Red. Not so. I tried to think of the easiest, quickest thing I could possibly make and this is what happened.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Recipes of 2014



Well, it's that time of year again. Time for me to say a bunch of cheesy stuff about how much I love you and appreciate your kind comments and encouragement that have motivated me to continue this crazy blog for nigh on four years. I really do love doing this, as much as my family and friends might hear me whining and complaining about how much work it is. Really, it's all fun. Whining is just fun too.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Candy Cane Crunch Brownie Cookies




You may think that in these weeks leading up to Christmas I've been lazing around doing nothing but crunching down candy canes and putting off buying all my gifts till the last minute. This is only partially true.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Maple Walnut Macarons




A few weeks ago I made macarons for the first time ever. I was blown away by how much easier they were to make than I expected. For some reason I just had this instinctive fear of making them, but it proved to be unfounded. Other than the fact that it's sort of annoying to get the food processor out, they really aren't that hard at all.

Anyway, since then I've been in a macaron frenzy, making all kinds of crazy flavors. This time, since I already had the mixer and food processor out, I made three different flavors. One to post this week, then two to save for lazy weeks in the distant future when I don't feel like baking for you guys.

Just don't be too surprised if "distant future" end up meaning "the next few weeks". I just hope you all like macarons.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Reindeer Chow



Hey, did you miss me? I accidentally took a break from blogging last week. Meaning I was too lazy to make anything.

This week... still too lazy.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cheesy Bacon Mashed Potatoes



So I bet you guys were thinking I would completely forget about Thanksgiving. Well, I would would have, but my sister reminded me.

"Hey, you should make those cheesy bacony mashed potatoes to post," she said, "I think people would really like those for Thanksgiving."

So while I was photographing them, she was hovering around me with a fork in her hand, "So, um... is there any part of that that doesn't need to be in the pictures?" she asked, drooling onto my shoulder.

"Ha! Now I see the real reason you wanted me to post these! I thought you were trying to be so helpful thinking of something for me to post, but you only wanted them for yourself!"