Monday, September 29, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Over Rice


I can feel the weather slowly starting to change here in Phoenix. Saturday night actually got into the 60's. I know this sounds strange for people who don't live here, but it hasn't gotten to the 60's since probably May so this is a big deal. I actually have my window open right now, which again, is a big deal. Summer lasts much too long here. This is the time of year that I love here, 80's during the day and 60's at night. Perfect. I'm happy that the weather will be good for the next 6 months before we have to endure another deathly hot summer.

Chocolate Mascarpone Tart with Berries


Who doesn't love a nice creamy cheesecake on a chocolate crust with sweet berries on top? If you said you don't love that, then you should leave. Cheesecake has always been in the top of my favorite desserts. Today I made little cheesecake tarts with fresh raspberries & strawberries. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beer Cheese Soup


Wow, has it really been 3 MONTHS?!?!? I don't know what happened all summer, but I apologize for the absence. I managed to get back to Oregon twice over the summer and enjoyed all the yummy food, beer and wine that goes with it. I definitely cooked less all summer (Phoenix summer does that to you), but I have a bunch of delicious recipes to share with you. Might as well jump right in with one of mine and Dan's favorites...beer cheese soup. We made a delicious beer cheese soup a few years back with bacon, cream and butter. I decided to try the unthinkable and make a healthy beer cheese soup, well as healthy as you can make it I suppose. Dan was skeptical, but it turned out better than imagined. Enjoy!