Monday, February 27, 2012

favorite cookie?

My wife was surprised when I said "I think this is my favorite cookie that you've made of all time."  Not only because it was a bold statement coming from a guy who loves every single thing she makes, but also because I'm typically hung up especially on the chocolate chip variety.

After some soul searching I realized that I must really love jam filled cookies.  On our trip to Paris I fell in love with a simple shortbread cookie filled with strawberry jam.  Nothing fancy, just a cookie that comes in a box in the corner store.

At any rate, his particular jam filled cookie that my wife made however was beyond good.  It's a peanut butter cookie with jam filling and also topped with crushed potato chips.  A lot of sweet with a little added salty.  Of course she made a huge batch, and so I took them to work to share.  I was the hero.  I might owe any future work promotions to my wife.

Friday, February 24, 2012

valentine month

This is the scene in our apartment during this pink February month.  Her new pink bowl, pink tape, pink pillows, wrapped Valentine presents, and a pink heart on the window made of post-it notes.  She loves Valentine's Day, if you recall.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Yay for me!

My birthday was this week, and while it wasn't as crazy as the big milestone last year, it was wonderful nonetheless.  My wife made homemade snickers bars for the occasion.  Very very good- so rich it was almost too much to handle. 

She gave me a simple, yet classy tie clip as a gift, which came in this perfectly wrapped little package.  Underneath of it is my Valentine's present, which is coming up soon.  What a tease!

Friday, February 10, 2012

hoagie rolls

Last weekend our apartment smelled like a bakery.  I honestly felt like a cartoon floating across the room, my nose up in the air, following the scent of warm baked bread my wife was baking.  Is this the best smell of all time?  It has to be.

These hoagie rolls were so soft, perfect for hot turkey sandwiches, philly cheese steak sandwiches, and even just a whack of butter and jam. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

best yet?

I was stoked to try my first bite of the latest homemade ice cream my wife was making, as I heard her cry out from the kitchen, "Mmmm. I think this is my favorite ice cream yet." which is a declaration not to be taken lightly by her I promise you.

Peanut butter and cocoanut ice cream with crushed Nutter Butters. Wowza. I do love me some Nutter Butters. She took the recipe from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams At Home book, and put her own little twist on it. The only way this could taste better is if I were eating it outside on a warm summer day instead of inside on a cold winter evening.