While I love things that are deep fried (I’m looking at you, french fries), I don’t love deep frying things. It’s messy, it’s hot, and if I’m totally honest with myself, it’s hard to look at a vat of oil and not feel an impending cardiac incident….
Archives for December 2015
With the holiday season drawing to a close, I’m starting to feel the effects of eating
everything entirely too much. I must have lost myself somewhere between the Christmas cookies and the cheeses. And oh, and the meats. This was my first Christmas season as an omnivore in many years and I’m afraid I went a little overboard. …
In case you weren’t completely overwhelmed with holiday sweets yet (clearly I’m not), today I’m bringing you one of my new favorite cookie recipes: Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies.
This recipe is a riff off these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies that I posted a few months ago. Except way more fun.
These cookies were willed into existence when I picked up a bag of “extra dark” chocolate chips at the grocery store. I should mention that I did so with a healthy amount of skepticism….
I burnt the hell out of my hand photographing this delectable Hot Buttered Amaretto. This is probably public knowledge, but copper mugs aren’t the most conducive to handling hot liquids.
Now I know.
But since that’s out of the way, let’s talk about this delightful adult beverage….
Right around the time that Mr. Peach and I moved to Ann Arbor so he could pursue doctoral studies in Organic Chemistry (my husband is, like, super smart), one of my best friends and favorite people of all time was randomly placed in Detroit as part of Teach for America.
Pretty crazy, right? Two born-and-bred Oregonians randomly ending up living 45 minutes apart in the lower peninsula of good ol’ Michigan, some 3,000 miles away from home. In all seriousness, in an otherwise completely new, uncertain, and slightly scary time of my life, I was so grateful to have my friend so near.
Anyway, all of this is to segue into these delicious little goat cheese stuffed mini bell peppers. Stick with me here….
The weather isn’t necessarily one of them.
Since moving back here from Michigan, I’ve been so grateful that I haven’t had to shovel any snow yet this year. I’d nearly forgotten about the persistent rain until we woke up this morning to a torrential downpour and flood warning. Yay….
After eating my weight in tasty brown comfort foods over the last week, I was craving something different. Something spicy with lots of colorful veggies.
Because you have the draw the line somewhere and my line begins and ends with noodles….