Archive for February, 2011

Ham & Egg Cups

February 25, 2011

Eggs in ham cuplets...cute

Since breakfast isn’t my favorite meal of the day I’ve been trying to find simple recipes that are quick to make before work and will look great at a brunch too! This is idea is thanks to the girls at fromthelittleyellowkitchen and I think are a perfect sequel to my Bacon & Eggs in toast cups.
Now I’m ready for the rest of the day; going to make some homemade pizza dough, Thai chili chicken and do some more shower planning! Never again will I underestimate a good breakfast.

Assemble...bake...

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Earl Grey Tea Cookies

February 24, 2011

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

To continue on with my wedding shower planning I tried out a cookie recipe that might just make the menu. These Earl Grey Tea Cookies are more of an adult cookie with a smokey flavor of ground earl grey tea and a hint of citrus. Since I am planning a tea party luncheon for the shower these of course make perfect sense! When I opened the oven after they were done baking there was no way I could miss the aroma of tea and I think they may have just made the menu!

Love my mixer!

Mix…

freeze...

Bake…

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Wedding Planning: Shower Theme

February 21, 2011

With my best friends wedding coming up this September and the excitement of being the Maid of Honor I’ve already started my planning. The shower is going to be a tea party theme; I can’t wait to start the baking of all the sweet treats and plan the menu for the luncheon. Throughout my planning I’ll share everything with you along the way…invitations, guests gifts, food and decor. Think of the picture above as my inspiration board, hopefully it will turn out as beautiful as it is in my head!

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Ice-Cream Sandwiches

February 20, 2011

melting

Homemade ice-cream sandwiches have been on my to do list for awhile now. When I read the recipe and realized how easy they were I just needed to carve out time to get them baked off. The best thing is you can assemble them as needed so there isn’t much work after the cookies are out of the oven. This way you can test out different flavours of ice-cream as you go!

Since I made these on my Dad’s Birthday I’m dedicating these to him. Happy Birthday DAD!!!

hand poked holes

Happy B-day Dad

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Roast Chicken

February 17, 2011

Dinner for my Valentine

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! I had two great Valentine’s Days! We did two dinners, one each, Dinner Party Wars style. The first was mine and I made a classic roast chicken with stuffing and a side of lemon butter green beans. Each dish is easy even for the non-cook and it always impresses.

The next dinner I hate to say it but I was completely shown up…the meal I was treated to was definitely the winner and could call itself Dinner Party Wars Champion. Filet Mignon with garlic prawns, and asparagus with prosciutto and orange mayo. I got a front row seat to watch my martinis being shaken and found a new favorite drink! My contribution to the evening was a strawberry mousse cake that I brought which happened to fall over in the box and lost its visual appeal.

So I will admit that I lost (even though I don’t want to) but I will ready for the next round!

Chicken/Turkey Stuffing

3 cups of bread cubes
1/2 a white onion, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1 celery stalk, chopped
boiling water
poultry seasoning

On medium heat melt butter in a pan and add chopped celery and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Place bread cubes in a boil and add boiling water just to soften. Make sure the water is absorbed by the bread. Add your sautéed onions and celery and mix. Add poultry seasoning to taste. You can either stuff the bird or bake it in a dish to heat through. Enjoy!!


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