Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Photo of the Week – Week 13

As I previously posted, I hosted Easter brunch with the family at mine and Nick’s house. While discussing with the twins what the menu should look like they requested these adorable festive Cinnamon Buns. Originally I did not have them on the menu as it was just another task for me to complete. However, my mom happened to have two tubes of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls so I really could not pass up the opportunity. Besides, who doesn’t like a freshly baked cinnamon roll?

As the instructions show in the link above, you will need two cinnamon rolls per bunny head. Place one roll on the baking sheet. Unravel or break the second roll so it forms a long rope. Wrap the rope around to form the ears and press against the first roll. I used raisins for my eyes and sliced almonds for the teeth. After the buns were baked, I frosted the ears with the provided icing. They really came out so cute and everyone really enjoyed them for both their festiveness and delicious taste.


Carrot-Ginger Soup


Some time ago my friend Tara made this delicious Carrot-Ginger Soup for girls night. If I remember correctly, she paired it with a tasty salad and scrumptious biscuits of some kind. Ever since that meal I’ve been wanting to recreate that soup. It was just that good! Today was finally the day. It was a perfect way to spend a snowy Saturday afternoon. With a large chunk off a fresh, crusty baguette I had myself a delicious lunch. (more…)

Theresa’s Holiday Sangria


Last weekend Theresa, Sarah, and I had a Hunger Games marathon in honor of the release of Mocking Jay Part 1. We had good food, good drinks, and good movies. One of those drinks was a red sangria. Theresa had dropped off the recipe and ingredients ahead of time so I could make a batch with enough time to sit overnight.

After my first glass I decided this would be my drink of choice for Thanksgiving dinner, and probably for the rest of the holiday season. It’s super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Enjoy! (more…)

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup


When creating the menu for Thanksgiving dinner this year I decided I wanted to minimize the appetizers. I also wanted to ensure that they were delicious and festive. Soup was one of the first things to pop into my head. Something cozy and warm while the family is watching the game waiting for dinner to be cooked. The type of soup was pretty simple to decide on as well. There really isn’t anything that speaks fall more than apples and squash. I adapted this recipe from one that I found on Pinterest, of course.

The best part about this recipe…it can be made in advance! I prepped the soup this evening, 3 days before Thanksgiving Day. I will just have to pop it on the stove to reheat for guests to enjoy.