Tuesday, November 15, 2011
It’s no secret that we love Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! I’ve told you time and time again that Paul could live on hot sauce alone. So when I ask him what he wants for dinner, I’m never surprised when he says “something buffalo chicken”, which are the exact words that I heard this weekend.
I have had this recipe written for a long time but for some reason had not tried it. What a fool I am sometimes! It is a perfect weeknight meal, you guys! There are many elements to the pizza but everything works together so well. The white sauce tastes a little like ranch dressing (but not too much because you know I’m not a fan!) It cools down the Frank’s sauce just enough and the chunks of garlic, sliced red onions and cilantro all added great flavor throughout. Please try this, and do it soon!
PS – can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? We are spending the holiday with Paul’s family, I’m bringing dessert (of course!) Any suggestions as to what to bake up? Paul has already requested a double batch of my Spiced Apple Cider Blondies!
Other Bake Your Day Buffalo Chicken Recipes:
Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Buffalo Chicken “Wings”
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Friday, November 11, 2011
#thanksq10 I am so thankful for my new blog design. I. Love. It.
I completely missed posting a Thanks//Squared post yesterday. I will make up for it by posting two today and mainly because I have so much to be thankful for. So many times yesterday I thought about a blessing but didn’t get a chance to snap a picture.
As you can see from the picture above (and the blog) that my design was finished up yesterday. I really, really love it! Lindsay at Purr Design is so extremely helpful and patient with my ignorance when it comes to graphic design and HTML silliness. Although I will say that I have learned a lot already. For the next while I’ll be updating all of my posts to reflect the new recipe format and the thumbnail picture.
The moon was big and bright on my way home but in the interest of safety, I chose not to snap a photo while I was driving.
I was so fortunate to get to spend the evening with my husband last night. He has been especially busy lately so evenings together are very sporadic. We shared a meal at one of my favorite places to eat in Kansas City. We laughed and enjoyed each others company and I am extremely thankful for the evening that we had.
The window is replaced in my car and I am slowly starting to rebuild my purse. It’s amazing how attached I was to my purse. A very valuable lesson was learned though. And my advice to all of my friends: make photo copies of all of the important (and non-important) things in your purse. It will make it much easier in the case that it’s lost or stolen!
I am thankful for you! YOU make this blog possible. I love it so much but it would mean so much less if you weren’t reading it. So for that, thank you. I love you all and I am so blessed by this place that I can share my life with you. I hope you are too!
One more: I’m thankful for this sweet little lady too. She somehow wiggled herself into this little cubby in my bookshelf and I found her just hanging out.
#thanksq11 I’m thankful for our sweet Emma, she can always make me smile!
Wait, one more thing: It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. I didn’t even know that it exhisted. Here’s my recipe for homemade peanut butter. Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Yes, these are Girl Scout Cookies (Thin Mints!)
I ordered three boxes. Glutton, I know. I’m going to do some recipe creation with them and then give (most of) them away.
Monday, November 7, 2011
I can say with almost 100% certainty that Panera Bread is one of my favorite places to eat. I love their seasonal offerings, the simplicity of their meals, and of course the bread. What else do I love there? Their shortbread. It’s the most buttery and sweet shortbread and my mouth is watering as I tell you this. I’m not kidding. I think I especially crave shortbread this time of year. What is it about cooler weather and craving tons of butter?
I’ve tried several recipes in the past but none have seemed to replicate it like this one. I found the inspiration on (where else?) Pinterest. Side note: that site is such a great place if you need some inspiration. But you probably already know that.
Anyway, these cookies are so simple to throw together, they are perfectly sweet and buttery and crumbly, just like at Panera. This recipe can be easily doubled too. I played around with the mix-ins but in all truth, I liked the plain ol’ vanilla bean the best. Feel free to add in your favorite extras!
I’m adding this to my holiday baking list. I already have this recipe down and I made some white chocolate covered pretzels this weekend.
Have you started holiday baking yet? What’s your favorite holiday treat?