Tag: cooking

When Life Gives you Lemons…Make Bread

When Life Gives you Lemons…Make Bread

Good morning foodies! Today I woke up early  (yes I do act like a real adult on occasion) and felt like baking. Guess what? It didn’t result in a hideously disfigured culinary disaster! This is progress good people. Feast your eyeballs on this luscious lemon poppy-seed […]

It’s Taco Time!

It’s Taco Time!

Ummm guys, is it bad if I’m trying to celebrate “Taco Tuesday” on a Friday? You know what, don’t care. This is happening. When are tacos ever a bad idea? Answer: NEVER.   These aren’t as magical as the tacos from back home but I don’t […]

One Lovely Blog Award!

One Lovely Blog Award!

Aggghhh guys I’m so excited! I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!one-lovely-blog-award-1

I would like to thank Neat Habitat for nominating me, it’s truly an honor! I totally recommend that you stop by Neat Habitat. There’s everything from droolworthy recipes to health and wellness tips to the occasional what we’ll call “Caption That Picture” contests (super fun!).

Here are 7 things that you don’t know about me!

  1. I own every season of I Love Lucy on DVD. Yeaahhh I’m kind of a huge Lucille Ball Fan!
  2. I not only own but have read every book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series (the ones published from 1930-1981) twice.
  3. I’m an only child.
  4. I’ve watched Pride and Prejudice with my mom (the one with Keira Knightley) probablyyy about 100 times.
  5. I’m 23 and I still don’t know how to swim….yeahhh kinda sad huh?
  6. I love roller coasters!
  7. I’m a reformed shopaholic. Ok, I’m not really reformed.

I follow a lot of awesome blogs! Here are a few that I would like to nominate for the One Lovely Blog Award!

  1. Fabi’s Recipes
  2. Chewettes
  3. The Cooking Spoon
  4. The Cosmopolitan Lab
  5. The Dining Diaries
  6. Salt Paprika
  7. Bibi’s Delightful Desserts
  8. My Extended Weekend
  9. Liswynfarm
  10. My Food Belly

Congratulations to all the nominees! If you choose to accept this nomination, here are the rules!

  • Post to accept the nomination
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blogs
  • List 7 things about yourself
  • Link to 10 blogs you nominate
  • Post the rules

Thanks again to Neat Habitat for the nomination!

Until next time food lovers!

It’s National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

It’s National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

Happy National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! In honor of the day I made…blueberry muffins. Yeahhh…it’s at least something with blueberry in it. Ok here’s the thing, I just finished making blueberry muffins and was randomly scrolling through Twitter and discovered that it’s what??? National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! Geeze […]

Did Someone Say Brunch?

Did Someone Say Brunch?

Brunch is probably one of the greatest concepts known to man. I feel like it was made for people like me: people that don’t always feel like being real adults and occasionally start their day after 10 am…okaaay sometimes noon. And because Brunching (yeah I […]

A Little Queijo in Rio!

A Little Queijo in Rio!

♫ Lemme take you to Rio Rio! ♫ But seriously can we go? Pleeeaseeee?

Alright so we can’t actually go to Rio. (Sigh) I can dream. But how about bringing a little taste of Brazil into your home? Sound good? Today I present to you a fantastic recipe for Pao de Queijo which is Brazilian Cheese Bread. My mom and I made these for our girl’s night in and it was actually really simple. Yes guys, I didn’t fail. There’s hope for me. Today our star ingredient is… drumroll please… Tapioca flour! Have you guys heard of this? Am I the only one that didn’t know that it was a thing? Alrighty good people, let’s get to it!

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

1 egg

1/4 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

1 cup Tapioca flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend all ingredients in a blender except the cheese!! Blend cheese in at the end. Pour batter into mini muffin tins and bake for 15 mins.

*Just a tip: I noticed that when we used brand name cheese, it sunk to the bottom of the bread. But when we used cheese that came from Sprouts (a healthy grocery store) the cheese was finer, floated in the batter, and was evenly distributed throughout the bread when it was done cooking. So consider going to your local farmers market or a store like Trader Joe’s.

Ta Daaaa 🙂


Aren’t they cute? They taste even better than they look! Nice and crunchy and cheesy on the outside and somehow delightfully airy yet flavorful on the inside. Imagine a cheesy crunchy coating around a cloud. Then you bite into the cloud and there’s what… more cheese inside! Was that a weird image? That sounded a lot better in my head. Go ahead and try making these yourself! Maybe then my weird description will make more sense. Or not.

Do you have any simple Brazilian recipes that I could try? Comment below!

Happy Sunday! Until next time food lovers!