Yesterday afternoon Abe and I stopped by the LA Film Festival Headquarters downtown to pick up our press passes…
…back home I had a little snack while studying the schedule.
See how pretty these thumbprint cookies from Breakaway Bakery are?
I had high hopes for my own version, as well.
Our friends Jae and Randall recently had a baby, and we made an impromptu visit last night. I threw together a quick casserole, and while the oven was on I opened a roll of Sugar Cookie Dough, formed them into giant balls, and filled them with Passion Fire Pepper Jelly.
Pretty, right? How could this go wrong?
I’ll tell you how: too much dough, and too much thumb.
(Things just got worse from there.)
Well, at least the main attraction turned out lovely. This was Heidi’s recipe for a Mushroom Casserole – I replaced the rice with couscous, the eggs with egg whites, and the Sour Cream with Greek Yogurt, courtesy of Oikos.
A real winner – with plenty of leftovers for the busy new parents!
On the side, I made a quick Spinach Salad with Parmesan Cheese and crushed Mango Chipotle Zinger Almonds, tossed with TJ’s Green Goddess.
One last transfer of the cookies. Each time I moved them, they got more mangled!
Still quite good, though. Sweet, chewy, and spicy.
I wound up having two!
Thanks for all your Philly/D.C. food recs. Unfortunately I just found out I have to cut my trip short now…but for a very good reason. Will share the news soon!