Monday, September 30, 2013

No-Bake Strawberry Oat Bars

Prior to finding this recipe, I had never eaten a date.  Not that I can recall, anyway, and given my new-found love of them (due solely to this recipe) I think I would have remembered.

There's really nothing easier than this.  Combine the following in a food processor and pulse it until it combines:
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats

Once combined, press the mixture into a baking dish.  I used my square Pampered Chef baking stone.

Then top the whole thing with thinly-sliced, hulled strawberries.  And chill.

The recipe didn't call for chilling, but I liked these cold.  Mine also could have used more strawberries, but I didn't care.  These were wonderful.  And you know how they were best?  Crumbled up over frozen vanilla yogurt.  You're welcome.

I'm going a little off-script with my fashion in this post.  I have a (BIG!) birthday coming up, and the H claims he has no idea what to get me.  I suggested this:

Alexander McQueen via Neiman Marcus

I feel like there's a hole in my wardrobe that can only be filled by one of these beauties.  I also have a hole for Louboutins, though, if we're being honest.  Wish him luck, peeps.  He may need it!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The times, they are a-changin.

Things in my life have changed drastically in the last six months.  I got married.  I got promoted.  I'm thinking about going back to school.  I'm traveling ALL the time (upcoming trips include Atlanta, Toronto, Ohio, Charleston, & Minneapolis).  And I'm not cooking as much (which sucks). 

Because of these changes, I'm thinking about making additional changes to the blog and incorporating more personal content.  What do you think?  Leave a comment and let me know!

I also wouldn't mind knowing what you all think about these:

 Belle by Sigerson Morrison via Saks

I think it's love.  And I need them for all of that northern traveling - obviously.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blueberry Drop Biscuit Cobbler

Blueberry season is one of the most wonderful times of the year.  Really.  When I was in college, I met a delightful woman, from Georgia, who made a bitchin' blueberry pie but WOULD NOT give me the recipe.

This cobbler is not that blueberry pie, but it's what I'm going to make when I want to wow people with my sweet culinary skills.

It certainly wowed the H.  He has never shared my affinity for blueberries, but I believe he may now be a convert.  And who can blame him.  Look at those dark berries and sugar.  Sweet.

It also bakes up so easily, and so beautifully, and SO QUICKLY.  I made this twice, the first time according to the recipe and the second with fat free sour cream and whole wheat flour.  I actually preferred the latter, as the whole wheat flour gave the topping a nice texture.  But to each his own!  I'm just glad that my own now contains blueberry cobbler, in either form.

I would also take these:

Gianvito Rossi via Barneys

They are THE blueberry cobbler boot equivalent, if I do say so myself.