Ah cooking! Something I absolutely LOVE to do. These are the pics of my chicken tacos and rice that I made. The awesome thing was I made my first tomatillo sauce. The recipe I followed was actually for a green chili enchilada type thing but we did tacos instead. The sauce turned out really good and I loved trying the tomatillos. I've never cooked with them before so I was excited to try something new.
And then there was BBQ... We made BBQ burgers, two types of chicken and the funky looking thing is a grillable cheese. I love cheese so when I heard there was a type of cheese you could grill I was all over it. This was actually the second type we've tried. It's rather salty yet smooth cheesy goodness. MMM!!!
On our BBQ day I also tried another first. Mushroom Parmesan Risotto. I'd heard risotto is hard and that it's easy to ruin so I was a little nervous but I love to try new things. I followed the recipe and used some tips I got from watching an episode of Good Eats called Do The Rice Thing. Ah at least my Food Network obsession is paying off.
This is a closer view of the risotto. Served with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. YUM! Joe liked it and it was even good the next day. AMAZING!
Once we put it all together we had the risotto, burgers, grilled cheese and grilled veggies. Ah I love grilled veggies. I love cooking with Joe. We make such good food. MMMM!!!
Today's recipe is not something I made this week but I think I may have to make this one day soon. It's a super yummy cookie recipe which I thought would be perfect for anyone participating in a cookie exchange. MMM!!!
Any flavor or jam can be used for this recipe, we found seedless jams work best. For best results, bake only one sheet of cookies at a time.
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
3 ounces (6 Tablespoons) cream cheese, softened
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Adjust the oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Fill a small zipper-lock bag with the jam. Whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together in a medium bowl.
I truly believe yoga can be for everyone and every body so I want to start a series of blog posts that can help you activate each yoga asana (poses) in a way that's accessible and meaningful for you. My favorite part of my Yoga Teacher Training was learning modifications for each pose and gaining a deeper understanding of what each pose can bring to your life.
I am hopeful this series will help when you attend a class or practice along with a video at home so you can understand what each pose does for your body and make the proper adjustments that still allow you to get the most out of each pose. I will also share easy ways to modify your poses with what you have at home so you don't have to go out and buy expensive yoga props until you're ready to make that investment (or at all).
The first pose I want to help you understand is a favorite of mine. It's easy and one that most people will be able to safely and easily practice. Even if you think you're too busy to p…
In my last post I talked about my favorite place in our home being the floor of our master bedroom looking out the window so I'm back to deliver some photos of the view.
I simply adore the view and maybe because of the elevation change on our property (under our room is the walkout basement so it makes our first floor room feel like a second floor room) it feels like we're way up high in there.
I think another reason I love it is because it feels so open and expansive. Like there's no boundaries to what's possible. Literally the sky is the limit. It's like my personal connection to nature watching birds of all sizes, deer with their young, and even the local neighborhood cats (no really I see the same orange cat on our security footage at least once a week - ha ha ha).
I love that I can see the mountains, watch the sunrise, and when it's a day like the 4th of July it's like my own personal fireworks show watching every fireworks display in the Salt Lake val…