Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Food is Best When Shared with the Ones You Love!

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Today was a great food day. I love trying new recipes and I got to try 3 new ones, better yet, they were all fantastic! I must share them with you or it would not be fair. Here we go!

Raspberry Chocolate Melts
The first one is super duper easy. I saw it somewhere on Pinterest, but never "pinned" it so I can't say where it came from, only that is was not my brilliant idea. I brought these to bible study this morning and came home with an empty dish. Simply insert a semi-sweet chocolate chip into a raspberry and cover the bottom with melted white chocolate. Set on tin foil and pop in fridge. Perfect bite-size sweet treat!

Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Bacon
I also was able to try out a new recipe for dinner. My dad was out of town, so I had my mom over...really it just gave me an excuse to cook something nice instead of mac 'n cheese and carrot sticks. You can find the recipe here. Elly, of Elly says Opa has a recipe for Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Bacon...the pics looked gorgeous and she is from Chicago which already makes her cool (so am I, from Chicago that is) so it was a must try. WOW! Outstanding! Head over to her blog and follow the recipe, you won't be disappointed. On a side note, I didn't have Thyme so I used Rosemary. I also used garlic powder as I was too lazy too busy, with 4 kids at my heels, to chop it.

Sugar Cookie Bars
No dinner is complete without a great dessert and my kids gave this 2 thumbs up. Check out Jamie's blog, My Baking Addiction, for the recipe. I ran out of vanilla extract so I replaced it with almond extract. Quite delectable!

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