Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle and the Sheet Pan Applewood Bacon Top Pork Tenderloin with Herbed Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts!
Happy Sunday and more importantly, Happy Easter TKW Family! Hopefully Peter Cottontail visited your house and left you baskets of goodies and the kids found all of the Easter eggs in the yard. I think for me, that was probably my most favorite part of Easter. It wasn’t so much the basket of candy or the delicious Easter ham, it was hunting for eggs. You see since my siblings are all way older than I, by the time I was old enough to hunt for eggs, they were already in high school and hunting for eggs was childish. Mom would (I mean the Easter bunny) would stuff them full of jelly beans (which I hated), M&Ms and one special egg had a dollar in it. However she got smart as it never was the ‘golden egg’. It was always some random egg. I can remember one year, gosh I must have been 5, maybe 6 and we had 8″ of snow. There I was this curly-haired, blue-eyed little girl wrapped from head to toe in my snow suit where all you could see were my eyes. While I was warm, this outfit was not conducive to picking up plastic eggs. My mittens were the size of oven mitts and super thick which meant you couldn’t just pick it up with your hand.
So I’d set my basket down and try to pick up my eggs. Well the one time I went to pick one up I slipped and me, the eggs and the basket went rolling down the hill. If I close my eyes I can still hear my parents belly laughing and then seeing Mom come running out in the snow only wearing her house coat and slippers to help me up.
Today, today we’re taking it easy. Oh sure I’ll make my ham and potatoes but I’m keeping it low-key. This past week has left us both physically drained. We were on super-high speed with house stuff. We got the 3rd bedroom done and have moved on to the master bedroom. All that’s left in there is to paint and put the carpeting in. For us, though we’re just painting. We have a friend that does carpeting for a living so we’re hiring him to do it. I actually can’t be here when he does it as I’m allergic to the glue so um, can I stay with one of you for a few days while it dries and the house airs out? I’ll bring brownies!
So instead I had only about 10-12 people here. Now he knew I was having his friends over and another couple but that was it. I needed some way to justify the food I was making and the cleaning I asked him to help with. However as we were in the kitchen and I was making the food every time the doorbell rang I’d ask him to get the door. As soon as he’d open the door you could almost hear him smile as he greeted his surprise guests. As he’d come up the stairs he would be beaming from ear to ear and walk right over to me, kiss me on the cheek and tell me how much he loved me. Even though he said he didn’t want a party or a fuss, I knew better.
Us wives always do. Am I right all? *smile*
Last week on Instagram
So the one day when I was at Walmart I spied their new Reese’s Puff cereal. Now Mr. Fantabulous loves PB & Chocolate cereal so I figured I’d get him this. Well when I brought it home I decided to ‘play’ around with it and make an Easter Bark. Folks seriously, this is one of THE BEST chocolate bar recipes I’ve ever made!
This seriously is some of THE BEST Bark I’ve ever made! It’s made with @generalmills Reese’s Puffs cereal found at Walmart. . PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE REESE’S PUFFS BARK 🐰 🐣❤️ . . . 2 cups melted milk chocolate 1 cup melted peanut butter chips 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 1/4 cups Reese’s Puffs Cereal 1/4 cup mini chips . . 1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or a silpat sheet. 2. Pour the melted chocolate in the center and carefully spread it out to an even layer 1/4” thick. 3. Mix the melted peanut butter chips and crunchy peanut butter together then drop by spoonfuls on top. Using a knife carefully swirl it throughput out. 4. Sprinkle the cereal overtop and carefully press down on the cereal pushing it into the chocolate. Sprinkle on the mini chips. 5. Cool completely before slicing or breaking into pieces. Store into an airtight container. * The Bark must be fully set before cutting! . . #heresmyfood #bareaders #hautecuisines #buzzfeast #easter #candy #eastercandy #thekitchenwhisperer #peanutbutter #chocolate #cereal #generalmills #pittsburgh #chefsroll #chefsofinstagram #spoonfeed #forkyeah #feedfeed #f52grams #chef #onthetable #pittsburghfood
When you get a craving and find a new cereal a girl just has to create! I give you: . PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE REESE’S PUFFS BARK! 😍❤️ 👏 . This is so good Mr. Fantabulous and I are debating on why it should be all his because it’s his birthday week versus me saying “I created it!” Lol . @generalmills I’m SERIOUSLY loving this cereal!!! . #easter #bark #testkitchen #chocolate #peanutbutter #reeses #cereal #candy #sweets #thekitchenwhisperer #heresmyfood #seriouseats #tastingtable #eeeeeats #eatingfortheinsta #onthetable #cravings #feedfeed #foodblogger #pittsburgh #pittsburgheats #foodporn #chocolateporn #foodgasm
Birthday Cake #1
So he LOVES my Angel Food Cake. Since his real birthday was Thursday and his party was on Saturday I needed a cake for Thursday.
He LOVES LOVES LOVES this stuff! I refuse to make it was it is a royal PITA to make. Seriously if you love this type of candy, this is THE BEST OUT THERE! I buy it on Amazon.
The Birthday Feast
Scroll through the pics to see the 2nd cake. It’s a 6-layer Genoise sponge cake filled with Pineapple Cream and Strawberry cream layers.
And with that guys I need to jet and get Easter dinner in the oven. Have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Pressure Cooker BBQ Jelly Drumsticks
♥ Tuesday – Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa with Herbed Potatoes and Green Beans
♥ Wednesday – Mom’s Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
♥ Thursday – Garden Sweet Potato Veggie Burger
♥ Friday – Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle
♥ Saturday – Chicken Barbacoa Burrito Bowls
♥ Sunday – Sheet Pan Applewood Bacon Top Pork Tenderloin with Herbed Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
♥ Dessert of the week – Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut and Toffee