Technically, spring is only 10 days away, however, March is always raw and cold here in the Northeast. Still wearing our winter coats here for a while.
Here are some random bites for my least favorite month of the year.
First order of business:
Since I never heard from one of the winners on the Pioneer Woman Cookbook giveway, I am offering the book to the runner up, Wanda, who has my site on her toolbar. How could I not give her a cookbook????? Thanks Wanda for the nice comments always.
2. Since we all seem to have lingering head colds this winter, it's soup time.
Here is my last soup of the season.
I made my bean soup with pan seared salami and threw in some fresh spinach at the last second. I feel better already!
3. I baked yet another version of Nutella cake.
This one is the Rozanne Gold version with the yogurt, however I didn't swirl the Nutella into the batter, I just plopped it on top for a richer heavier filling.
It was delicious, and is my new "go to" cake.
I am now finished with the huge jar of Nutella. Good, get it out of here.
4. Another great estate sale find!
I have never seen this 1960's mid century modern HUGE Dutch oven w/ enamel lid before.
In minty condition made by Griswold. I think George Jetson used it! I am looking forward to using this 50 year old roaster.
5. Foodbuzz Tastemakers and Pure Dark sent me some AMAZING chocolate to try.
I don't write about every product I get to try, unless I really like them.
When I think of the word "slab", I think concrete. From now on, I only want this SLAB.
70% pure dark chocolate. It was pure pleasure.
6. This is not something on my healthy eating list, in fact, this is contraband in my house, but my husband snuck it in on his way to pick up milk. He loves it.
This is a TEC sandwich. It is a Taylor Ham, Egg & Cheese on a roll. It is a gross looking beige bologna type of meat, relevant to New Jerseyans only. It is spiced pork roll made in Trenton, NJ. People love it. I don't even want to know what's in it. It comes in big net bags, or presliced in a box. You fry it up in a pan and put it on a roll with a fried egg (here at least I put it on brioche!). When you move from NJ you can mail order it to be sent to you wherever you go. Scary stuff.
7. This was a disaster. You are looking at an entire cake in the garbage can.
I wasted dates, honey, 8 carrots, chocolate chunks, a stick of butter and everything else that goes into a cake, not to mention my time.
This cake called the "Modest Carrot Cake" turned out to be the "Most Disgusting Carrot Cake" ever. It was inedible. The author of the cookbook should be smacked.
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