May 5th: Make Cookies from Scratch

I remember when I was little I used to make cookies from scratch all the time! I used to love it and often my moms friends would ask me to make them some too! I was the neighborhood baker. 

It has been a while since I made cookies and I have to say it was quite reminiscful. Although I forgot that I used to make them in Florida and today (obviously) I made them in Denver… I forgot to change the recipe for altitude so they came out pretty flat, but they still taste delicious so that’s all that matters. 

My ingredients:


My mixtures:



In the oven:


And out of the oven:


I ate one… so now I have lots to take to work with me!

April 23rd: Learn to Cook a New Dish

So I searched Pinterest and it did not take very long to find a recipe that sounded intriguing. 

Everyone should try this recipe for Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken from Carlsbad Cravings website.

It was pretty sweet for me, so I added a good amount of extra sambal, Asian chili, and I absolutely loved it. 

Here’s my photo steps but check out the recipe link above for the full ingredients, step by step instructions, and all the details. I’m no professional chef but I think mine turned out pretty well. Also, I bought Archer Farms Basmati Rice for the first time. It comes in a bag you can throw in the microwave for just two minutes and it was delicious!




February 8th: Make Homemade Pasta Sauce

I like to cook but work a lot so do not do it too much. I have resolved to spend less time at work and more time at home doing things like this, so today is a great step in the right direction.

Today, I make homemade pasta sauce! I am combing a few different recipes. One is pretty basically and then the other adds some veggies!

So the initial recipe calls for olive oil, garlic, tomatoes (fresh or canned but I opted for fresh!), oregano, crushed red pepper, salt, black pepper, and fresh basil. Here’s how things got started…



I decided to add fresh chopped zucchini, squash, and mushrooms! Yum!



And then simmer.


It is not saucy, saucy but it smells delicious!

So while it was simmering I just cooked some whole grain spaghetti noodles and some pre-made frozen garlic sticks.

And now I am ready to eat!

On a side note, Mia and I did a 25 minute walk this am. It is gorgeous here in Colorado!