Well, hello there!

Well, hello there!
Matt & I in Costa Rica over Christmas...So beautiful there!
It's simple. Really. We're a young married couple that loves cooking together. We always try to eat healthy and, if it's simple and doesn't break the bank, we're into that, too! We hope you'll visit often and tell us what you think about what we're cooking! We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a note, a suggestion or a recipe!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

valentine's day came early

So, this year we decided on no gifts, but instead we'd each plan a day of the weekend. Today is my day. Here's what's on the menu:


Puddin' Place Eggs, Bacon & Buttermilk Waffles w/Orange Marinated Strawberries, Homemade Orange-Scented Whipped Cream

OK. So, our last post was all about splurging...turns out today is somewhat of a splurge, too. Oh well. You only have Valentine's one day a year, er, uh, in our case, two days? Who cares. Since two of the items on the breakfast menu were on the last post, I won't give you the low-down again.

Picnic in Southshore Park

(After we worked out. Lol.)

Peppered Turkey & Roasted Pepper Sanwiches on Mini Ciabatta Rolls w/Homemade Tortilla Wedges & Hummus (which I did not make!) & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


PF Changs China Bistro. OH YEAH BABY. We love PF Changs! We've been eating there for birthdays and special occasions since we've been together. So, I thought I'd give myself, and the dishwasher a break for dinner!


Homemade Cake Balls

Here's What You Need

Orange-Marinated Strawberries

6-8 Fresh strawberries, stemmed & quartered
2 Tbs. Splenda
2 Tbs. Orange flavoring or Orange Liqeuor

Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl
Mash together & refrigerate for 20 mins.
Pour over waffles

Orange-Scented Whipped Cream

2 Cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 - 3/4 Cup powdered sugar
1 Tbs. Orange flavoring or orange liqeuor


Place all ingredients into mixer
Mix on high until cream becomes thick
Spoon onto waffles

Peppered Turkey Sandwiches


2 Mini ciabatta rolls, sliced
6 Oz. peppered turkey breast, thinly sliced
4 Pieces Roasted red bell pepper
2 Slices provolone cheese
2 Oz. baby spinach


Place 1 slice cheese, 3 oz. turkey, 2 peppers and 1 oz. spinach onto roll

Tortilla Wedges

3 Tortillas, quartered
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tsp. Janes crazy mixed up salt
1/2 Tsp. garlic salt

Preheat oven to 400*
Place tortilla wedges onto baking sheet
Brush with oil & seasonings mix
Bake for 10 mins.

I'll post the rest of the recipes later!
Happy Valentine's to everyone!


  1. AH! PF Changs. My mouth is watering.

  2. MMMM, PF Changs! Brian and I had our first date at PF Changs back in Scottsdale, AZ. Another PF Chang memory...Brian walked over to buy us food after I gave birth to Lydia! Happy Valentine's Day!