Friday, March 25, 2011

Introducing the PBC Shake...the Peanut Butter Cookie Shake

If only you could reach through the screen and take a sip of this milkshake! Filled with chewy cookie bits, the photos just don't do it justice. We had never heard of a peanut butter cookie shake...until we created it!

On this fine rainy afternoon, Anita came over with a bag of chunky, chewy peanut butter cookies purchased at Whole Foods. "They looked chunky, chewy and nutty" is her exact quote. You could see those peanuts. And we wanted to do something different with them and decided-why not try a cookie milkshake?

How do you make this lovely concoction? We added chocolate and vanilla ice cream, a sliced ripe banana, chocolate syrup, milk and the cookie! Don't over blend as the chunky cookie bits are the best part.

And you get a shake that is creamy but with a pleasantly chewy texture- the cookie! The ripe banana combined with the chocolate and the peanut butter goodness was the perfect combination for this sip of comfort food. We ate ours with a spoon!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bacon, Gruyere and Egg Breakfast Tart Repeat

I love when we cook from our own blog. And this bacon, gruyere and egg breakfast tart was even more delicious when we made it again for a last minute brunch with friends. It uses just a few ingredients: puff pastry, eggs, gruyere cheese, bacon, creme fraiche and chives but it tastes spectacular. We served it with a side of fresh fruit and mimosas.

The recipe is here but our original savory breakfast tart post with step by step photos is pretty helpful too.

So visit the links, make the recipe and treat yourself and a friend to slice of this for breakfast!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

How many Ph.D.s does it take to make baby food?

Apparently two. We've just opened the box on our BabyCook- a lovely gift that we received that steams and purees fruits and vegetables all in one. The size is perfect for small batches. And today I made our first batch of sweet potato puree for our little guy. Unfortunately, I had the hardest time understanding the instructions! It took a second pair of eyes- Justin- to point out the obvious sentence that explained how much water to add to the machine. It was the first sentence. Oh well. I'm blaming it on "mommy-brain."

The little guy loved the sweet potatoes. So far he's had brown rice cereal, oatmeal cereal and now sweet potatoes. It's exciting to see him try food for the first time and he's definitely interested when we eat. We can wait to see him eat more fruit and vegetables.

I know we've been a little quiet on the blog front but hoping to have more posts soon. I confess that I miss some of my late night baking projects.

If you have kids, what were the first foods you gave them?