Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A New Favorite Stew ~ Anne Burrell's Beef Bourguignon

Let's start off by saying that my hubby is not a big soup, stoup, or stew kinda guy. I, however, am. This week I came across a recipe from one of my favorite chefs, Beef Bourguignon by Anne Burrell.

Oh my GOSH!  This stew is like a big, warm, fuzzy blanket of savory love wrapping you from the inside. Yeah, it's that good. Rather than keep this delectable tidbit to myself, because that would just be wrong, I have the recipe here for your enjoyment too! The recipe listed below has half the meat, a change in mushrooms and a little more potatoes and less time peeling carrots...easier for me and tailored to my hubby's tastebuds.

Anne's original recipe: Beef Bourguignon

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Someone's Turning ONE! 1st Birthday Party Ideas

This month has be doing a lot of picture gazing.  My little guy is turning 1 at the end of this month.  Can you believe it?  How is that even possible?!  It seems like time has just been moving in a fast forward pace.  I blink and he's doing something new.
Let's face it, the first two birthdays really are for the adults, not so much for the little kiddle.  We moms and dads love to have an excuse to get friends together...because it's hard to do that without a birthday being involved. (at least for our family that statement is true) Well, maybe the 2nd becomes about the little one.
So, now I'm trying to decide what kind of cake to make for this milestone.  Do I go cupcakes?  Do I go single layer?  Do I go tiered?  Do I follow my sis-in-law's example and make a 100% whole fruit cake?  Or do I just make my personal favorite tiramisu? *hehe*
Since I know that I am not the only mom dealing with a 1st birthday party this year, I thought I'd share some of my finds with you.  Hopefully it will either solve another mom's dilemma or stir up inspiration.

A Little Gentlemen's Birthday?  Spaceships And Laser Beams had so many wonderful ideas for a stache themed party.  I'm very tempted to give into this trend. 

So, here's my sis-in-law's all fruit non-cake that she made for my nephew's 1st birthday. (Got a glutten issue to deal with?  This is a PERFECT solution. Isn't that amazing?!