Today was a gorgeous day here in San Francisco. I took a few hours and went to the beach to relax a bit, it was so nice! I have never seen so many people out on the beach, but then again these clear sunny days with temperatures over 70ºF are rare. This morning I made these chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars since I had no dessert in the apartment. They are made with homemade graham cracker crust, chocolate cream cheese filling (I used LIGHT cream cheese), raspberry purée swirled on the top and finally topped with dark chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries. Yummmmm Two weeks until finals…maybe these cheesecake bars with give me a study boost this week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! Tomorrow is my mom’s birthday, and because I live 6 hours away and can’t celebrate with her this weekend, I decided to mail her some of these chocolate Reese’s Pieces cookies! I LOVE Reese’s Pieces, I could eat a whole box at once. Once again, I can’t resist that chocolate and peanut butter combination Hope you like them Mom, have a great birthday <3 XoXo
Who doesn’t love the smell of apple crisp baking in the oven? Whenever I buy too much fruit I try to think of ways to use it before it goes bad. I bought way too many apples this week, so I used some up in the delicious, organic apple crisp dessert. I always try to cut down the sugar as much as I can, especially because I use Gala apples which are already sweet. If you use tart apples like the green ones you may want to keep the amount of sugar the same or increase it a little.
Tonight I went on a run and when I came home I was too lazy to cook dinner for myself so I made a gourmet Trader Joe’s frozen pizza for dinner…I know…Now you know I must be tired since I almost never turn down cooking on any given day. Three more weeks until spring break and no more worrying about school for a bit. What’s your favorite fruit dessert?? XoXo
Today has been a very lazy Sunday! I have assignments piled up on my desk that I have yet to get to (its already 4:30pm) and I slept in until past 11am this morning (haven’t done that in FOREVER!). Remember last week when I said I wanted to try and make something special every Sunday? This is what I made: pan fried lemon pepper Swai fish. I never get tired of it and it comes out crispy and delicious every time. My favorite side dishes are these roasted garlic rosemary potatoes and creamed spinach. This fish recipe is really fast too-once you have defrosted the frozen Swai, it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare them for your gourmet Sunday lunch or dinner.
To this day I have not tasted a salsa recipe better than my mom’s. It beats any restaurant salsa by far. Try it and I am 100% confident you will love it! It makes a great appetizer, or try topping your favorite Mexican recipe with it. I recommend these chicken enchiladas, yum! The best part is that you can adjust how “hot” you like it by using more or less serrano pepper. This salsa recipe is very fast and easy, and comes out great every single time. Thanks for sharing your secret recipe mom