A few months back I got into a baking mood and decided to start baking bread, which is odd because J and I hardly ever eat bread at home. Because of this, I go weeks without buying bread at the store, so when either of us ever do get a hankering for a sandwich, we have nothing to put it on!
Why I haven’t shared this recipe on the blog yet is beyond me. It has been one of our go-to’s whenever we are stumped with what to make for dinner. The recipe calls for basic ingredients you should always have in your pantry, that’s why it’s such a great dish to make, especially if you haven’t been to the grocery store in a while.
Twin Sis and I enjoy cooking, although that hasn’t always been the case… at least for me. In college we lived together in a townhome, and, most nights we either picked up food, or Twin Sis handled the meal while I helped.
J and I hosted the inaugural “Friendsgiving” party with our close friends this past weekend. Each gal was entrusted with bringing a crucial dish to complete our feast. Being the hosts of the gathering, I offered to take on the task of the turkey, stuffing and a side dish.
After almost two months of silence on my blog, I finally got the urge to write again. Sometimes my writer’s block gets so strong that I literally cannot think of anything good to write about. I then get distracted by work and other obligations and completely forgot I have a blog all together.
Oddly enough there aren't to many good Italian-American restaurants on the side of town J and I live. Luckily, Maggiano's is one of the few. You can get good food (and a lot of it) for a nice price. Especially since they give you a 'to-go' pasta for free when you order a pasta at the restaurant.
Lasagna is a sacred dish in our family. We have it on special occasions or when sometimes when the family gets together on Sundays for dinner. The recipe is passed down by teaching the younger generation.
What a weekend! It was filled with family, friends and food. What's better than that? Not much, in my book. On Friday night J and I went out to eat with my parents whom we haven't seen in a few weeks. On Saturday night I made a new lasagna recipe (coming soon in another post) that is definitely worth sharing, and on Sunday morning our close friends came over for a World Cup watch party.
Curry has struck again on the blog! Man, I never knew how much I loved curry until last year, and now I can't seem to stop eating it. Lately, I've only done Thai curry dishes, but I've already been told by a fellow reader to try out out Indian curries, so I'm on the look out for those.
It's been almost a month since I wrote my last blog post. I'm sorry :/ On a good note, Twin Sis and I have been beyond busy with work. On a bad note, I've neglected other things I enjoy doing like write to you all.
Y'all know I enjoy cooking. It never used to be one of my favorite things to do, but the older I get (and the second I moved out on my own), I learned I need to have some basic skills in order for myself and my waistline to survive adulthood.
J purchased a cooking class from Sur La Table for me for Christmas, and Saturday night we got to enjoy it together! I had gifted my mom a class we did together a few years ago and we had a blast, so I was very excited that J and I could experience one together.
Happy New Year! Dah I can't believe it's 2018. This year, God-willing, I'll be traveling to two amazing exotic destinations, celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary, turning 28, and hopefully experience a lot of other memorable and positive moments with life, business, and my blog!
Lately, I've been sticking to my go-to meals (like Red Beans and Rice and Cottage Pie) since holiday schedules have been rather hectic, When I have made something new, I've completely forgotten to grab pictures of it. We tried this fabulous Slow Cooker Chicken Curry that I really wish I would've snapped pictures of because we loved it. When I make it again, I'll be sure to share.
We're on a gnocchi kick lately thanks to Food Network & Cooking Light Magazine. Obviously, they are coming out with cozy fall and winter recipes and gnocchi seems to be the center of their attention.
I'm a huge fan of cooking magazines. I love flipping through the pages of Food Network Magazine & CookingLight and ear-marking all the delicious recipes I want to try out. I love sites and blogs to find new and interesting meals to make, but there's something about paper. Cookbooks and magazines are still my go-to's.
When you think of Italy what do you think of? Off the top of my head, it's food, history, and... food.
My mom used to make us gumbo all the time growing up once the weather turned cooler. It's such a well-rounded dish that's full of flavor.
Not too long ago J and I spent a weekend at the family lake house with my parents and their friends. The husband of the couple hails from London, England so every time we see him we always ask him about life on the British isle. Food, history, accents, soccer- there isn't a topic untouched.
I've been dying to try a Nonna Box dinner ever since I saw the brand on Facebook late last year. Similar to other monthly food subscriptions, Nonna Box carefully curates gourmet Italian products that highlight a different Italian region each month. Unlike many subscription services, you DON'T have to sign up for a monthly option at first.
Almost every week my girlfriends and I try to get together either for a happy hour at a restaurant or a low-key dinner at someone's house. Our schedules are all over the place, but we all make an effort to clear them since "girl time" is a necessity for us.
If you've been following my blog for a while, then you know that I don't typically make the healthiest of meals. I made food that I know J and I will enjoy, and if that happens to be filled with carbs and butter, then so be it. I do, however, swap ingredients for healthier alternatives when I can/need to.
Can you believe it's already June?! We are halfway into 2017 and there is still so much I want/ need to accomplish. However, I have worked hard to accomplish many things already.
For one, I've started a new career with my Twin Sis! We are a real estate team with JB Goodwin, REALTORS®. (Click here to learn more about The Cangelosi Team & browse homes for sale and rent in the SATX area.)
I've made this recipe several times over the past few years and each time it gets harder and harder not to go back for seconds and even thirds.
Again, I don't know why I haven't added this recipe to the blog yet since it's one that is easy to make, requires ingredients that you almost always will have on hand, and it tastes good every time.
The in-laws and J's grandma came in this past weekend for a quick visit. Oddly enough, I've never once cooked for them when they've been in town! How could I let them visit so many times without experiencing my cooking greatness? This I will never know, but we ended the curse this weekend.
I certainly haven't posted a recipe in a while! I guess this just goes to show that I haven't had much time to try out new things. Luckily, for good reason, as twin sis and I's real estate career has taken off recently.
We've come to the end of our at-home date night meal from this weekend. Last on the menu, Maple Coriander Roasted Carrots- a side dish that is super simple to whip up, but tastes decadent and expensive.