Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

More Random but Well Thought Out Worthwhile Thoughts

  1.  Suspenders in my opinion are definitely cool. They give you this mature and sophisticated look while still appearing youthful.
  2. I read rumors online that Sandra Bullock and Chris Evans are dating. Sweet lemon pie I hope it's true. And that they make super babies
  3.  Sometimes I worry I may dry the state of Utah from all the water I drink and use in cleaning myself.
  4.  Food can be so evil. It says "Hey! Look at me, I look and taste so delicious!". When it doesn't tell you is that it wants to kill you with fatness.
  5.  I'm pretty sure blinkers are pretty important in driving safely. If someone could inform the majority of drivers of this that would be helpful. So they don't die of course.
  6.  I think Celine Dion was one of those elected angels in heaven who God sent to earth to make us all feel bad about ourselves.
  7.  Kids are super duper cute. I really want a black one. So if you know of a way please let me know
  8.  I've been watching backflipping videos on youtube (really awesome) because I want to do it, but I'm scared to death of ending up like a broken egg. Anybody hear my pain?
  9.  I'm pretty sure floss does more damage to my gums than benefit. Maybe I also shouldn't yank it down there. Oh well. Yeah.
  10.  I haven't eaten my Breyer's ice cream in my freezer for over a week now. What the! I'm so proud
  11. I really want to become famous just so I can go on Ellen Degeneres's show and be scared by her in the bathroom. It's a bucket list item of mine.
  12. It's amazing how much you can do with your life when you don't spend it stalking people on facebook or youtube all day. 
  13. I have to wonder sometimes at the gym when I see Personal Trainers helping others at the gym, and aren't at all in shape, how on earth I could trust them in getting me in shape.
  14. I watch the Bachelorette. Yes, I do.. But I have two wonderful reasons: The girl (Andi Dorfman) is beautiful. #2 Eric Hill, the Utah contestant who was on it and has since passed away (so sad), attended BYU, so I feel it's part of school pride to celebrate. Don't judge me. 
  15. Sometimes when I'm bored and at home, I'll stare at my dog and make up conversations in my head of what she's thinking. It's all very intelligent and smart.
  16. Waffles with buttermilk syrup, bacon and eggs is about close as we can get to tasting heaven here on earth.
  17. I've considered attending a OEA (Over Eater's Anonymous) meeting in Salt Lake as I think I may have a problem. Anyone want to go with me?
  18. Life is grand
And here's a poem just because. I've been in the mood and I for some reason think I have a knack for it. Haters gonna hate.

Oh the remarkable wonder to be living and breathing
To make use of that magic the World gives without ceasing
To hold high the medallion of faith, hope and love
And make use of the radiance shined down from Above

Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Picture Illustration of Recent Kitchen Musings

I like to cook a lot. It's an obsession/addiction/passion/love/hobby of mine. My partner in crime Derek also has an unending love for all things delicious, so together we appreciate finding the new best dish to try.

So I thought I'd share some of the things we've cooked/baked in recent times past. So feel free to eat your eyes out Ben & Jerry.

Cinnamon Rolls. Are. My thing. Like MY THING. ALWAYS. #Can't touch this 

This is a cake I made for my beautiful friend/lover Suni

Chocolate glazed donuts. Mmm and as a plus they were baked, not fried

Oatmeal Creme Pies. Seriously. So so so so good. I can't control myself

Chocolate Tiramisu Mousse. Velvety good

Giada's Roman Chicken. Sweet gravy it's good.

Barefoot Contessa's Roast Chicken. Delish.

Flourless chocolate cake with a homemade caramel drizzle. Decadent

Restaurant style steaks with a blue cheese sauce. Hands down best steak I've ever had.

Chocolate layered cake I made for a friend's birthday

Lemon Gnocchi's with a brown butter sage reduction (Giada de Laurentiis)

Caramelized onion pizza with sausage, basil and Gorgonzola. Good gravy it's so explosively good.

Homemade french toast (Yes, I made the bread too). Mm mm.

Martha Stewart's Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. My all time favorite dessert. Oh goodness it's good.

Double chocolate brownie cupcakes; Another successful Pinterest trial.

Homemade cream puffs with ice cream. Better than store bought.

Barefoot Contessa's Blueberry Crumb Cake.

Giada's Chicken Picatta. One of my favorite go to dishes

Barefoot Contessa's Orzo Pasta Salad. It's Uber terrifically magically good.

Strawberry Shortcake with homemade whip Cream (Barefoot Contessa)

Red Velvet Cake for my friend Meredith's birthday. Getting in touch with my feminine side. I think it's pretty.

Tomato, feta, basil bruschetta. Amen.

Chocolate Dream Lovers cake. Soooooo Good.

Eggs Benedict. How had I never tried this before? It's amazing!

Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies (Martha Stewart)

Blue Cheese Burger with Homemade Guacamole and Caramelized Onions. Mm Mm Mm. Yeah

So as you may notice, I'm pretty into the Foodnetwork (Barefoot Contessa and Giada De Laurentiis). Sue me but I just love it. The food obsession must go on! More food posts certainly to come!

Another Heaven

Faded thoughts of dreamless splendor
Diaries left unopened, revealing 

What could have

But more fully what never was.
Fear drags along its conquered victim
into a place where no man sleeps
And eyes grow sore
Revealing secrets ne’er foretold
Where hope flickers meaninglessly one begins to see

Another Heaven