Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Better than sex cake

The name of this cake is sorta embarrassing, but that is what it is know as! It really is so delicious. It tastes better the longer that you let it soak up all the goodies. I am also embarrassed to say that I ate on the cake for almost a much for New Year's diets!

Better Than Sex Cake
1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix (plus eggs and oil)
1 jar caramel topping
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 8oz container of cool whip (Or make your ow whip cream)
1-2 heath candy bars

Bake cake according to package instructions.
Let cake cook for 5 minutes. Just a spoon handle to poke holes all over the cake.
Pour sweetened condensed milk all over cake.
Drizzle most of caramel sauce over cake, reserving some for the top.
Refrigerate cake for a couple of hours or overnight allowing for milk and caramel to soak through the cake.
If you would like to make your own whip cream just whip about 1/2 cup of heavy cream with 1 Tbsp of sugar until stiff peaks form.
Crush heath bars for topping.
Spreak cool whip or whip cream over top of the cake, sprinkle with heath bars and drizzle remaining caramel over the top. Enjoy! This cake gets better everyday...yum!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Kale Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette

It's been a busy few weeks prepping for my new CAbi season! I am so happy with the new clothes in my closet! We went to San Diego for our training and it was a wonderful time. I love my job!
With my lovely leader (up line), Dawn. She means the world to me!
 After the fabulous fashion show!
 Cheers to a successful Spring season.
 Our team is growing. Had fun with these sweet CAbi girls!
 In my new CAbi outfit! LOVE IT!

Kale Salad with Pecorino and Truffle Vinaigrette
dressing ingredients:
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp truffle oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp truffle salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

salad ingredients:
3 cups thinly sliced fresh kale, center ribs removed
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp finely grated pecorino cheese
3 Tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
3 Tbsp dried cranberries
Mix together the dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust to you liking.

I didn't tear them up small enough, you should make them smaller.
Drizzle 1 Tbsp olive oil over kale and massage the leaves to break apart fibers making leaves more tender.
Toss dressing with pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and parmesan.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Serrano Chile-Rubbed Roast Chicken

We had a very relaxing trip to Fort Worth this Christmas to see Jeffrey's family! It was so wonderful to just be with each other and not even get out of our PJs for several days. That was mostly due to many getting sick with a cold, but still, we loved just laying around! Here are some pictures we took. Due to illness, we didn't get around to taking our yearly group photos, which most of us were not too upset about since we have the exact same photos every year, but I'm sure we will get right back to it next year!
Here are the Keithlings on "Christmas Morning". Yes, Jeffrey is holding a switch blade. I love James' expression towards Jeffrey's violence.
Last year Mel was pregnant with Molly! This year, Molly was with us through all the festivities, we had a blast with her. I was obsessed!
So many sweet shots of her little doll face!
I mean, come on!!
We did manage pictures in our matching PJs before the sickness settled in. We even found polka dot pants for Miss Molly!
Being silly with Mommasita!
The 2 little mommas!
Per tradition, Mel, Katy and I made dinner for the family on New Year's Eve. 
Stirring up something good! We made Ricotta Meatballs over Pasta, Cheese Gougeres, Roasted Veggies, Pots de Creme and Mel's favorite appetizer, Blue Cheese Truffle Chips

Their expressions after eating the truffle chips!
Ha! I needed some Champagne!
I love cooking with these 2!

He loves to make awkward faces.
We will be awkward together.
Katy serving it up!

Molly got a wagon for Christmas. At night when she was fussy, we found the if we put her in the wagon and wheeled her around the house, she would calm down. This was maybe my 20th trip around the house! I loved every minute of it. 
It was a fun Christmas!

I am always looking for new chicken recipes for my Protein Boy! I was very interested in the marinate for this recipe. I think I would try it next time with chicken tenders and cook it less, but overall, it was yummy!

Serrano Chile-Rubbed Roast Chicken
quartered chicken pieces: breast and 2 legs
1 bottle beer
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

spice rub:
5 clove garlic
2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 serrano chile 
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper

Hmm I'm not sure where the picture of marinating the chicken went..but here is the directions for it. Mix together beer and cider vinegar, marinate chicken in mixture for 4 hours or overnight. 
 Mix together spice rub ingredients in a small food processor.

 Remove chicken pieces from the marinate and pat dry with a paper towel.
 Rub chicken with spice rub and let sit at room temperature for 30 mins. Preheat oven to 350. 
Brush chicken with olive oil, roast in oven for 30 minutes. Increase oven tem to 450 and continue roasting until chicken skin is golden and crisp and termometer reaches 165 (about 25 more mins). 
Transfer to plate and season with salt before serving.