The Cute Cook in the Kitchen

Clever. I may keep him around. ๐Ÿ˜ That word play made me cackle like Miss Sophia for a solid 3 minutes & simultaneously swoon. #Pie is store-bought but that’s some of the #icecream I made last week. #dessert #sweets #apple #keepitcute   (at la cucina mia)

Clever. I may keep him around. ๐Ÿ˜ That word play made me cackle like Miss Sophia for a solid 3 minutes & simultaneously swoon. #Pie is store-bought but that’s some of the #icecream I made last week. #dessert #sweets #apple #keepitcute (at la cucina mia)

In other news….this is what shopping for #dinner with no list looks like…..
No, I’m not having a dinner party. *sigh* Mommy told me never to shop while #hungry…#cooking #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #keepitcute. (at Foodtown of Kensington)

In other news….this is what shopping for #dinner with no list looks like…..
No, I’m not having a dinner party. *sigh* Mommy told me never to shop while #hungry…#cooking #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #keepitcute. (at Foodtown of Kensington)

TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Taters!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
These are THE largest #sweet #potatoes I have ever seen in my life. Seriously @fancythatphotography & I almost fell over in the grocery store laughing at these potato #turkeys. One #tater would be enough for a whole #pie! #food #yams  (at Foodtown of Kensington)

TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Taters!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
These are THE largest #sweet #potatoes I have ever seen in my life. Seriously @fancythatphotography & I almost fell over in the grocery store laughing at these potato #turkeys. One #tater would be enough for a whole #pie! #food #yams (at Foodtown of Kensington)

Current situation….
The amount of #steak I just consumed….#foodcoma

Current situation….
The amount of #steak I just consumed….#foodcoma

Guilt AND #GlutenFree #Pizza? Yes please!
INGREDIENTS
*1/2 of one container of @Pillsbury #GF pizza dough. I got the thin #crust kind. (I dunno if there’s another option.)
*1/2 cup premade #pasta #sauce
* 1 cup shredded #mozzarella
* 2 cups baby #spinach
*3/4 cup #pepperoni.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Lay pepperoni on cookie sheet & allow to crisp.
3. Follow the directions on the container to transform the dough into crust while the pepperoni #toasts.
4. Remove the crust from the oven, cover with sauce.
5. Lay a bed of spinach on top of the sauce.
6. Remove pepperoni slices from the oven & lay on a paper towel to blot excess oil.
7. Cover spinach with shredded cheese.
8. Top with a layer of pepperoni and a handful more of #cheese.
9. Return the pizza to the oven for 5-7 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
10. Remove from the oven, slice & serve.
#food #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #keepitcute #healthy #za #baking #cooking #dinner #meals #Italian #homecook #homemade (at la cucina mia)

5 years ago @lonniemcq & I discovered a Middle Eastern #restaurant in #Atlanta. While there we had a delicious dish that was essentially phyllo dough filled w/cream #cheese, #pepperjack, & #feta served with something like a #sweet #Thai #chili #sauce. 
Wouldn’t you know when I next went to #ATL, that restaurant was closed? *sigh* 
Since then, that dish has become one of the foods that haunts my dreams. 

I think I finally got it right. I subbed #eggroll wrappers for the phyllo dough & dubbed them Dedos de Queso-Cheese Fingers. This #salty, #spicy, #cheesy, #fries goodness is JUST what I needed tonight for #dinner…
I ate it w/a #spinach & #tomato salad topped w/#grilled #chicken & #sauteéd #onions. #food #grub #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #dining #cooking #frying #cheeses #meal #yummy  (at la cucina mia)

5 years ago @lonniemcq & I discovered a Middle Eastern #restaurant in #Atlanta. While there we had a delicious dish that was essentially phyllo dough filled w/cream #cheese, #pepperjack, & #feta served with something like a #sweet #Thai #chili #sauce.
Wouldn’t you know when I next went to #ATL, that restaurant was closed? *sigh*
Since then, that dish has become one of the foods that haunts my dreams.

I think I finally got it right. I subbed #eggroll wrappers for the phyllo dough & dubbed them Dedos de Queso-Cheese Fingers. This #salty, #spicy, #cheesy, #fries goodness is JUST what I needed tonight for #dinner…
I ate it w/a #spinach & #tomato salad topped w/#grilled #chicken & #sauteรฉd #onions. #food #grub #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #dining #cooking #frying #cheeses #meal #yummy (at la cucina mia)

#GF #Blueberry #Peach #Cobbler tarts w/homemade #Vanilla #Sweet #Cream #IceCream. I know…I know… It needs better lighting but it is soooo #yummy. #keepitcute #food #dessert #sweets #postre #frozen #treats #glutenfree #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #baking #bake #baked  (at la cucina mia)

#GF #Blueberry #Peach #Cobbler tarts w/homemade #Vanilla #Sweet #Cream #IceCream. I know…I know… It needs better lighting but it is soooo #yummy. #keepitcute #food #dessert #sweets #postre #frozen #treats #glutenfree #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #baking #bake #baked (at la cucina mia)

My #GF #cobbler #tarts are all dressed up & ready to go in the #oven. #icecream is setting in the #freezer #food #cooking #baking #sweets #sweet #keepitcute #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #dessert #mondayfunday #peach #blueberry #glutenfree  (at la cucina mia)

My #GF #cobbler #tarts are all dressed up & ready to go in the #oven. #icecream is setting in the #freezer #food #cooking #baking #sweets #sweet #keepitcute #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #dessert #mondayfunday #peach #blueberry #glutenfree (at la cucina mia)

If someone can tell me what possessed me to make #blueberry/#peach #cobbler & #vanilla #sweet #cream #icecream on a school night, I may save you a cobbler. Seriously. I even walked to the store to buy the heavy cream & whole milk for the ice cream… #fatgurllifestylemightdontmakeit wait, does the fact that I made the cobbler #glutenfree & used raw #sugar win me any #healthy points? #keepitcute #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #baking #dessert #sweets #treats #GF  (at la cucina mia)

If someone can tell me what possessed me to make #blueberry/#peach #cobbler & #vanilla #sweet #cream #icecream on a school night, I may save you a cobbler. Seriously. I even walked to the store to buy the heavy cream & whole milk for the ice cream… #fatgurllifestylemightdontmakeit wait, does the fact that I made the cobbler #glutenfree & used raw #sugar win me any #healthy points? #keepitcute #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #baking #dessert #sweets #treats #GF (at la cucina mia)

PMS be like “heck yeah I want candied #Bacon & #butterscotch #pudding!” 
#Flavor mashup.
#Creamy/#Crunchy mashup.
#Salty/#Sweet mashup.
Aaalll the things a hormonal girl could ask for. It could only be better if I could figure out a way to #batter & #fry it. 
Hmmmmm….that just might work! Don’t be surprised if I try it! #food #keepitcute #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #sweets #dessert #treat #pork  (at la cucina mia)

PMS be like “heck yeah I want candied #Bacon & #butterscotch #pudding!”
#Flavor mashup.
#Creamy/#Crunchy mashup.
#Salty/#Sweet mashup.
Aaalll the things a hormonal girl could ask for. It could only be better if I could figure out a way to #batter & #fry it.
Hmmmmm….that just might work! Don’t be surprised if I try it! #food #keepitcute #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #sweets #dessert #treat #pork (at la cucina mia)

It’s almost time for #brunch!!! I’m hosting today and tomorrow @nobarbrooklyn. Who’s joining me? #food #weekend #Brooklyn #dining #restaurant #grub (at NoBar BKNY)

It’s almost time for #brunch!!! I’m hosting today and tomorrow @nobarbrooklyn. Who’s joining me? #food #weekend #Brooklyn #dining #restaurant #grub (at NoBar BKNY)

#Lunch today. I started w/a whole container of #Kale chips, easily like 3 cups worth, to go w/my #steak & oven roasted sweet #potatoes, but a couple of my students begged me for some of the kale. “Miss! We LOVE your kale. Can we have some please?” Clearly I’ve done something right if my babies are ASKING for leafy #greens. #keepitcute #food #green #foodie #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #cookingwithkids #cookingforkids (at the little red schoolhouse)

#Lunch today. I started w/a whole container of #Kale chips, easily like 3 cups worth, to go w/my #steak & oven roasted sweet #potatoes, but a couple of my students begged me for some of the kale. “Miss! We LOVE your kale. Can we have some please?” Clearly I’ve done something right if my babies are ASKING for leafy #greens. #keepitcute #food #green #foodie #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #cookingwithkids #cookingforkids (at the little red schoolhouse)

Ummm I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any chicken that’s “Out of Order” no matter how delicious the @Popeyes lady tries to make it sound. #foodiefail #fastfood #food #chicken #fried #foodie #typos  (at Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen)

Ummm I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any chicken that’s “Out of Order” no matter how delicious the @Popeyes lady tries to make it sound. #foodiefail #fastfood #food #chicken #fried #foodie #typos (at Popeyesยฎ Louisiana Kitchen)