I was getting a little stir-crazy when I got home on Tuesday for Thanksgiving. So I made these pumpkin pie cookies, something I had pinned on Pinterest a while ago and never thought I would actually get to. Here’s the result!
The instructions by Sweet Sugar Belle worked perfectly, even with a first-time royal icing user like me. They look pretty much like slices of pumpkin pie, right?! I didn’t have the special icing tip to make the crust, so I just did a straight line. The cookies were total sugar bombs, and the kitchen was left rather sticky…but they were pretty darn cute.
I’ve been getting bored with my food routine lately, so I did some Pinterest and blog research to find some new recipes. These lemon pancakes were made for brunch one day, and they were so light and refreshing. Probably a result of all the Greek yogurt I put in them. I should buy stock in Fage.
I adapted the recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod because I was too poor to buy the $4 jar of poppyseeds. To make it less overwhelmingly lemony, I topped them with Crofter’s raspberry jam, powdered sugar and MORE plain Greek yogurt. Didn’t even notice the lack of syrup!
What I Ate: lemon-Greek yogurt pancakes with raspberry jam and more yogurt on top. Super tasty. Recipe up soon!
What I Ate: turkey burger with sweet potato fries at TruFire in Colleyville. So delicious. Their house made ketchup was almost better than my favorite (whataburger ketchup).
What I Ate: skinny chicken and gnocchi soup from the Skinny Fork! (Credit at bottom of post, you should definitely check it out!) I subbed frozen organic gnocchi for the pumpkin gnocchi in the recipe and used far less half and half than the recipe called for. Still amazingly filling and delicious.
Photo of the Day: a collector’s button I got at the State Fair of Texas! I’ve been going to this fair since before I can remember. The school district would give us free tickets and a day off of school to go! Look for a post later with some sweet food pictures.
Photo of the Day: another little what I ate post! A gyro (sans delicious pita bread) with chicken, homemade cucumber yogurt sauce, and veggies. So good.
Photo of the Day: more foods, y’all. On the menu today is a spinach quesadilla and sweet potato fries.
Odaki is always a great deal for all-you-can-eat sushi.
I may be traveling to Montreal soon, so this might be a spot I should go to. I am all about that sushi life.