So I’ve been a horrible blogger. No new posts since December. Not that I haven’t been busy working 2 jobs, applying to grad school and trying to keep myself from drowning in debt… I have. Nevertheless, I’ve been neglecting it. But not anymore! Oh, and good news… while I don’t have a fancy-shmancy camera that most other bloggers have, I can upload my not-so-creatively-taken iPhone pictures to my blog now! So, if you feel so inclined, flip back through some of my old posts because hopefully now, I will have some pictures to edit in!
I cooked a lot for Christmas. I made everything from spinach appetizers to family raviolis to cupcakes and an ice cream cake for my cousins birthday..seriously. Look at it:
Not bad right? Yay for pictures!
And then, for about a week or so after New Years, I will a little cooked out, I won’t lie. But I’m back in the swing of it and, proud to say, that I’ve been on a healthy eating kick for a while now (New Year’s Resolution…duh). And whoever says healthy food is boring is WRONG.
It’s snowing here in Boston – again. Third time in three weeks. It’s actually getting a little ridiculous. THERE’S NO WHERE TO PUT IT ALL!!! And, if you didn’t know this about me before I’ll tell you now… I HATE SNOW. This is why:
Yep, that’s my car….Nevertheless, cold weather and snow call for a few things. First, hot cocoa with frothy milk (which I can now make thanks to my new milk foamer!) Second, a warm, cozy fire and a fleece blanket. Third, comfort food. Normally, I’d be all about the mashed potatoes but since I’m being good, I’ll go for the amazing veggie chili I mentioned in a previous post. And once I have perfected my recipe, I will post it… with a picture. Gotta love iPhones.
Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Cake
2 quarts Cookies & Cream ice cream (or your favorite)
Homemade or tub whipped cream
Leave ice cream out on counter until soft but not melted. Spread 1 container at a time evenly into a 9″ spring form cake pan. Place in the freezer to firm completely (best if done for several hours or overnight.)
Remove cake from freezer to thaw slightly before serving. Cover in a layer of whip cream (a relatively thin layer) and garnish with oreo cookies.
To serve: Run a sharp knife under hot water between each slice.