Bird Nest Cookies

These are so pretty!  I love the colors for Easter, all those pastels.  I have never really cooked Easter specific food, so when I saw this I thought I should give it a go.

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Mango Liqueur

I have been so lazy this week.  It was really nice.  I had a Big Bang Theory marathon yesterday.  I also started volunteering again.  Socializing and doing good stuff.  All in all it has been a fabulous week.  However, not a lot of cooking happening.  And since I have been all lazy I thought I should make alcohol, because all you have to do is measure and cut and wait a really long time.  It is the perfect lazy day chore.

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Produce Sale: Baked Breakfast Apples

Produce Sale is an ongoing series.  What happens is I go to the grocery store or the farmer’s market and find vegetables or fruit that are on sale or super cheap and regardless of whether I have ever cooked with it before, I buy it and find a recipe for it.

Target had Fuji apples on sale.  I like apples, why not?  And these were super delicious and easy to make.  I will be having another one some time this week.

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The Weekly Dish 03/25/2012

This is super cool! Rihanna and The Hunger Games!!

This is the Weekly Dish!  The recipes from this blog for the last week!

Pear Lime Smoothie

Horse and Rider Cocktail

Irish Carrot Potato Soup

Spicy Grilled Cheese

These are recipes from other blogs that I want to try soon!
Side Dish

Baked Chili Cheese Fries with Bacon and Ranch from Baked Bree

Mushroom Cap Pizza Bites from Iowa Girl Eats

Main Dish

Spicy Black Bean Burger from Spoon Fork Bacon

Lion’s Head Meatballs from Eat Boutique

Garlic Soba Noodles with Garlic Shrimp from Foodie Crush

Drinks

Chocolate Hazelnut Milk from Three Many Cooks

Dessert

Spring Flower Lollipops from Sprinkle Bakes (REAL flowers in lollipops!)

Whiskey Maple Buttermilk Tarts from Tart to Heart

Breakfast Tart with Garlic, Mushrooms and Bacon

This was an interesting experiment.  I used blue cheese for my cheese.  That was a mistake.  The blue cheese is too over powering.  Next time I will use a milder cheese.

But the idea is awesome!  I will make this again soon.  Once I finish what I have.  One person eating a whole tart takes a while. :)

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The Hunger Games: Hot Chocolate

This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes- Peeta’s raisin nut bread, the bakery bread Katniss and Gale ate in the woods, the Capitol pancakes, lunch with Cinna (chicken in orange sauce), District 11 bread, Mellark’s apple and goat cheese tarts, goose liver and puffy bread, lamb stew and dried plums, cake on fire,

“They call it hot chocolate,” says Peeta.  “It’s good.”

I take a sip of the hot, sweet, creamy liquid and a shudder runs through me.  Even though the rest of the meal beckons, I ignore it until I’ve drained my cup.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 55

Finally, I fill a plate with rolls and sit at the table, breaking off bits and dipping them into hot chocolate, the way Peeta did on the train.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 87

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