It's about that time (even if you live down south, where you *think* it's cold, hehe) for soup! Here are some of yours I enjoyed...
With two stellar ingredients, I knew Jenna's Sweet Potato & Butternut Soup was going to be a winner. I used a delicata squash, and this was delish! It definately had a little kick, but not overpowering so I enjoyed it along with some toast (oh if only i had planned ahead and had some fresh bread...)
And another soup, slightly adapted from this recipe at everybody likes sandwiches. I pureed a little bit with my hand blender, but wanted to keep it chunky. I had some roasted corn (ah, trader joe's!) and also threw in some crab. While it went very well together, I think it was out of laziness from having to do something else with the crab that was already open :)
I leave you with a story. I brought some peppermint Joe Joes home over Christmas, mainly because I wanted to try them. With all the goodies around, we hardly made a dent in them, but all too quickly it was time for me to leave. I sent this recipe for Peppermint Cookies 'N Cream Brownies to my Dad, who is umm... not exactly Papa Bender, kinda joking that he should try making them. As he said, "the apple falls far from this tree!" But he decided to make them one morning while mom was asleep to surprise her with his skills, but warned me he may have questions, so I told him to call as much as he needed. I got a few phone calls, concerned about correct pan size and the use of sweetened chocolate instead of unsweetened, but he made it through and excitedly called me when they were in the oven. I would've loved the look on mom's face when she woke up that morning (i think it was a little messy), I think it said what the heck are you doing?? But they turned out great, and I couldn't be more proud! hehe :) Dad's questions reminded me of when I started my forrays into the kitchen. Guess what else? He even took some photos for me to put on the blog :) So here are dad's Brownies!