Saturday, June 23, 2012

In the Kitchen: some pins

Ok, so I'm a little lame, as I have no actual recipe to share. I am however, going to share a few of my favorite food pins from pinterest (for anyone who does not know pinterest is a website where you can organize your web browsing and also look at other people's pins). So, here are a few favorites that I have made in the last week or two.

Lemon White Chip Cookies---these were really tasty! I loved the combo of lemon with white chocolate chips. Yum. I happened to have extra lemons and also extra white chocolate chips (for the rose cupcake frosting) from the tea party. So these, were prefect to make with the left overs.

Chocolate Frosting Shots-- these are not really frosting, but instead coconut milk and cocoa. Coconut milk will get really thick if you leave it uncovered in the fridge and then you simply whip in good quality cocoa. I loved these! They were extra good when left in the freezer for a bit, as they were almost like ice-cream.

Quick French Bread---This recipe only takes an hour. It is pretty yeasty, but also quite tasty. I think a "real" recipe would taste better, but for the amount of time it takes to make these two loaves they turn out pretty yummy.

Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken-- We have made this a few times because it is quite good. We make it with whole chicken legs though, not thighs, mostly because Whole Foods sells whole legs for really pretty cheap. The chicken has just the right amount of spice and sweet.

Rose Water Cupcakes-- I have given you this link several times, because I love it so much. These are such delicate, fancy, delicious cupcakes.

I hope you enjoy these recipes!

It was also our anniversary this past Thursday. We had dinner, saw "Snow White and the Huntsman" and rode around on Tyler new scooter/ moped thing! We have been married for 4 years now, have and 18 month old baby, have moved two times (cross country), and are so in love. I love Tyler so much and love him more everyday. I am so thankful for him.

Here are a few pictures from our wedding day, June 21st, 2008. We were so young. These picture were taken by our friend Alex Nguyen. The pictures from the actual photographer I only have in print version, but these photos of Alex's are beautiful.


  1. Awww, you guys are SOOO cute!!! How did you like "Snow White and the Huntsman"???

    1. I liked it a lot! I thought it was pretty good and Kristen Stewart did not distract too much (I was worried about how she would be). She was pretty good, still not the best actress, but she was not annoying or anything. Chris Hemsworth was of course great.

  2. Happy anniversary!! Beautiful pictures!

  3. Such a beautiful bride! Yay for June weddings! I really miss having you guys around. Hope you are doing well!

  4. Why I didn't comment on this before is beyond me. :) I love the pictures of your wedding! In fact, your mom sent me some pictures months ago, probably because she knew I'd think it was gorgeous. :) Hydrangeas are favorites of mine, so it's lovely to see them in your bouquet. Yours and Tyler's is a particularly inspiring story.