For years, mashed potatoes were a source of frustration for me. It seemed I made them the same each time, and yet they would not always turn out the same – sometimes not even edible. Here is a recipe for making the PERFECT mashed potatoes!
so these are my FAVORITE COOKIES OF ALL TIME. and that’s saying something. my mom owned a cookie company a couple years ago…and i loved all of her cookies. she is the absolute best amateur baker in the world. but these are my childhood favorite. we called them ‘cow chip cookies’ as kids and i thought that was so funny. these are NOT good for you. but once you taste them you wont care. they are so addicting. you’ve been warned. my mom adapted this recipe from martha stewart…so you know its good.
my mom came into town this weekend and helped me cook some of my favorite recipes that she makes. it was a great weekend…and especially great to have her help. usually i just have to call her 25 times during each recipe to ask questions!!! i had a couple demands of what i wanted to make together, and beef au jus sandwiches were at the top of my list. this is such a great meal that is always crowd-pleasing. its also perfect for leftovers. i had her make this for pat the first time i brought him home to kirksville. its always been one of my favorites.
i LOVE this as a side dish. such a great compliment to so many different types of meals. plus you get your bread, and your vegetables, in one dish! i’ve made this a couple times for my boyfriend and each time we like it more. there are lots of ways you can variate it as well. you can add cheese, add prosciutto, add different spices, the possibilities are endless! this is a simple recipe for asparagus wrapped in crescent rolls…and in some of the pictures i have prosciutto added. be creative!
cheese. chicken. prosciutto. these are a few of my FAVORITE things. and in my still limited repertoire this is one of my favorite things to make. its pretty easy but looks very intricate. i love fooling people into thinking i worked harder than i actually did!!! this was the first meal i made for my brother and sister in law…and they were impressed. it even prompted my brother to exclaim ‘everybody who thinks becky made a good meal raise your hand!’. this is a time-honored family tradition that all the of fabulous cooks of previous generations enjoyed…but i had never heard it about myself. very proud moment! :)
so i had a stressful weekend. so long story long, i needed comfort food. PUMPKIN PIE BROWNIES!!!!! mmmm.
i’m choosing this as my first recipe to make…because its the first recipe i’ve actually come up with myself…in my entire life. its also incredibly easy and incredibly good. and let’s not forget i’m the cooking virgin. so of course i used a pre-made brownie mix. no ‘from scratch’ stuff going on here yet. but i still think these brownies have some flare…and they taste delicious. they are the perfect beginners dessert. they are the perfect thing for beginners such as myself to take to a bbq or work function. can’t mess them up! these also get the seal of approval from scout.