You should make these these, and soon. They are not overly-sweet because the dough is a true biscuit dough and the chocolate is dark and semi-sweet. With a little sprinkle of sugar and melted butter on top, they are just perfect!
I found this recipe on Bakerella’s site, and she found it in the book Deep Dark Chocolate by Sarah Perry. Thank you! These were so good that as we were leaving church, I saw Matt pulling out a baggie with two biscuits in it. I said, “Oh, little snack for later?” and he replied, “Well, I actually brought them for Ada, but then decided I wanted to eat them instead!”
A few weeks ago, Matt texted me and said he had dinner taken care of for Sunday night. Okay! Awesome! Best text ever! The Jamie Oliver Foundation had come to Google and dropped off “Weekend Survival Kits” for employees to take home. Matt chose the Penne with Tomato, Basil, Olives, and Pecorino. It came with everything, down to the little container of sea salt. It’s very similar to my Pasta Italiano, so I was in heaven! Fresh and fulfilling.
Sidenote: I am loving the #ABeautifulMess app for writing and doodling on your photos! Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and they have the cutest borders and graphics. I used it on both photos below.
Matt was so cute about everything. He kept asking me questions as he was cooking & even put that little basil there so it looked pretty for a picture. We paired the meal with our favorite Trader Joe’s salad – Spinach with Cranberries, Gorgonzola Cheese, and Pecans.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, then bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Place the tomatoes into a large roasting tin, drizzle them with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place in warm oven for 20 minutes.
Once water is boiling, add the penne pasta and cook until al dente.
Once roasted, squish the tomatoes with a fork to release juices. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and set aside.
Combine the drained pasta, tomato mixture, olives, and basil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve with grated pecorino.
On Monday night, I had to get my workout in after the girls went to bed. Matt asked if I wanted some leftover pasta after I was done, and I said yes. He said he saved some for me, so after I finished I walked over to see a tupperware with 4 or 5 bites left! I was starving and he was so ashamed!! I made a huge deli sandwich which he ended up finishing for me :)
I got a call from my mom last week. She said, “Why isn’t your salmon recipe on the blog?” Umm…all I could say was that I’ve been busy! Called to blogging repentance by my momma :) I found this on Pinterest and thought it looked so easy that I decided to make it for our friends. [...]
This salsa recipe comes to you from the talented & adorable Jenny Flake of Picky Palate. Her cookbook, The Picky Palate Cookbook, is totally on my wish list! This recipe is her dad (who she calls Teedo)’s famous salsa and I can see why…I’ve made it twice now and it is awesomely unique. The secret of the [...]
On Valentine’s Day, this beautiful bouquet of endives arrived at my door! California Endive Growers sent them to me, and I couldn’t have been more pleased. Thank you so much!! I made this salad with some them, and decided that I’d make a chicken salad to eat the rest of them with. It was a [...]
Have you ever tried Coconut M&M’s before? This was my first time, and I was VERY pleasantly surprised! I bought them on a whim in the Easter aisle at Target. They’ll never replace my #1 M&M love, Peanut Butter, but they are a great addition to the M&M family. I thought I’d experiment with them [...]
I found this recipe on Pinterest and actually made it! I have so many recipes that I’ve pinned and never made. Thank goodness I did though, because it is incredible. Evidently it’s a Whole Foods salad knock-off, I’ve never had theirs though. This salad is so good that I am already looking forward to eating [...]
Do you need a warm, comforting soup? Look no further! It’s like a deconstructed mashed potato with shrimp…you can’t go wrong. Potato Soup with Shrimp Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 1 hour From Paula Deen & Friends Author: Paula Deen Ingredients ⅛ cup (1/4 stick) butter 1 [...]
These are perfect for a football game or party! Super simple to assemble, and make a ton of appetizers. I was a little heavy-handed on the cheese mixture and would not put as much next time. Yummy combination that went perfectly with Tortilla Soup! Green Chile & Cheese Canapés Print Prep time 5 mins [...]
Number one: I am sorry for being absent from Kara in the Kitchen for so long. I have been in the kitchen a ton, but also in the car, traveling, at the park, at church, and in my family’s lives. I am back now and I have a recipe I made up just for you! [...]