Chicken spaghetti, cheesey green beans, and chocolate pie hold the spot as the best things of my childhood (what can I say? I am really devoted to food).
Chocolate pie is the best! Rich and Southern–the chocolate has a really distinct taste. I always expect to to taste something like chocolate pudding, but it’s nothing like it! I’m not sure what makes the chocolate taste so wonderful. But let me tell you–it’s good.
Peanoatella Chip Cookies. Joseph came up with the name. These are the absolute best cookies! Peanut butter, oatmeal, Nutella, and chocolate chip–yum! I get requests for these all the time.
Every Easter my grandmother makes a delicious two-layer cake covered in coconut. She’s decorated it with the same candies and toys for as long as I can remember! Since I haven’t been home in a while, I decided to do something similar. I used the wonderful frosting I posted a couple weeks ago. It’s very adaptable, and the coconut helped it taste less buttery.
Thank you, Spring. Although Italians are crazy and are still wearing down coats, I actually comfortably went outside with a cardigan yesterday!
And… I found good strawberries! Again, thank you Spring.
After a friend shared a delicious-sounding recipe for dumplings, I decided to buy a dough press set. Since we have very little storage place in our kitchen, my tools supply is low. I try to avoid buying things like dough presses that won’t get much use, but my craving for hand pies and dumplings overtook me. I’ll try to use it quite a bit before it makes a home in the garage; right now it is sitting annoyingly on my kitchen counter (taking up about a quarter of my work space!).