Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Good Ship, Lollipop.

I've never liked Lollipops all that much.
Even less so, are small, high-pitched children who sing about them.

But, I recently tried a new recipe that is changing my tune.

Cheesecake Lollipops.

These charming, little treats were easy enough to make, tasty, and a very pretty addition to our Mother's Day dinner party spread, indeed.

Start off by baking some cheesecake! Awww yeah!

Then, prepare to get messy. 'Cause you're gonna rip that cheesecake apart after its cooled and form nice, little balls.

Then, impale the the balls like you're fighting in Braveheart and freeze the little guys solid. Once they're good to go, dip them in your favorite chocolate flavor combinations!

What chocolaty flavors did I pick, you ask?:

Milk Chocolate and Peanut
Milk Chocolate and Andes Mints
White Chocolate
White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate

Yup, it sure is a sweet trip to the candy shop!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Easiest Way To Be The Best-Girlfriend-Ever

Go ahead.

Break out the unitard, frillies, and lace.

It's all well and good.

But, I'll let you in on a little secret. When your Mom said that the way to a man's heart was via his stomach, she wasn't too far off.

My super-hero specialties are my little secret, but, when my boo, addROC, was coming home after a long and snack-less day, I knew where my ass belonged.

The kitchen.

Ladies, throw on your sexiest teddy and heels.
We're making snacks.

Quick and Easy Crostini and Red Pepper Dip

First, I baked a fresh loaf of my famous, and nearly perfected French Bread. But, if you're not into baking, or pressed for time, just pick up a French loaf at your local supermarket.

Next, I cut up that bad boy into thin, round slices.

Heat up your oven to 450 degrees, paint the tops with olive oil and toast these guys until they are golden brown. It should only take around 10 minutes. But, keep a constant watch to prevent burning.

Now, onto the Red Pepper dip!

First, assemble your ingredients:

Yup, that's it:
1 Cup Roasted Red Peppers
4 oz Cream Cheese
8-10 Fresh Basil Leaves
2 Cloves Garlic (Medium to small size)

Now, just throw that stuff into a food processor or fancy-schmancy blender and whip it up!

Voila! Crostini and Red Pepper dip!

Now all you have to do is, lay out the goods...and wait for your lover to take the bait.

Then, take the time to revel in your Best-Girlfriend-Ever glory!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

'Mole! 'Mole!

No, not that kind of mole.

Actually, I'm talkin' about the Guac-a-mole!
And, lord, do I LOVE guacamole.
Nothing says summer like some ooey-gooey, green-guac-goodness.

So, I trotted out to purchase supplies:

No Mexican Summer party should be without the usual suspects:
Tomato, onion, avocado, cilantro, jalapeƱo, lemons, limes, chips, salsa, red beans, garlic, and most importantly, Tequila.

So, I chopped up the goods, like so:

And, stir!

So amazing. Especially after many Margaritas and even more shots of Tequila!

'Mole! 'Mole!

Eat, drink, and celebrate the arrival of this Bitch's favorite time of year! Summer!