Chestnut Goat Cheese Ravioli!

April 2nd, 2011

Hello! How is everyone today? I’m sorry that I’ve been out of the blogging world. I have some great recipes to share with you but… I haven’t felt like writing lately. I’m taking four writing intensive courses this semester so… all my articulate energy is currently focused on school…but only six weeks until graduation!

when Juan was visiting in February, we made chestnut goat cheese ravioli. They were amazing! We used this recipe for the ravioli dough but substituted half the flour with chestnut flour. Then we filled it with goat cheese, a little salt and pepper, and chives. I made a brown butter sage sauce to pour on top. Delicious!

Browned Butter Bourbon Pecan Bars and a Giveaway Winner

February 22nd, 2011

If you make nothing else this year, MAKE THESE! You will not be disappointed!

Ever since I saw Ezra Pound Cakes’ Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Bars, I’ve had pecan bars on the brain…my mom sent me some pecans… a friend gave me some bourbon… the stars were aligning… except I was out of brown sugar and there was a blizzard outside…  But these were worth the wait!  I decided to change the recipe just a bit by browning the butter and not adding chocolate or coconut.  You may have picked up on it that I loved them.  They were buttery, caramely and rich… the bourbon added depth and I think I would try adding

Also, Congratulations to Kari for winning the CSN Giveaway! Thank you everyone for participating!

Happy Valentine’s and Giveaway!

February 14th, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!

To celebrate I have a $85 CSN giftcard to give away… not bad!

To enter, please comment below before Feb. 21st and answer this question:

What is your favorite Valentine treat?

I made Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunk Brownies and cut them into little hearts. Instead of peanut butter, I used Smitten Kitchens chocolate-peanut spread… YUM!

P.S. Please help me out and vote for my sister’s Electric GinGer Button… vote here!