Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In the kitchen

"A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil." - James A. Garfield


And, that my friends, is the devil. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies.

I thought I would be nice to Mark and make him a little Valentine's Day treat. I considered peanut butter bars and his favorite chocolate raspberry cake but settled on these brownies after seeing red velvet recipe after red velvet recipe on my favorite not-so-healthy food blogs. 

And, really, what says I love you better than chocolate + cheesecake + the color red?

Oh, I know ... making your significant one something that makes you lose all self control and willpower. I'm fairly certain that I ate the equivalent of 3,245 brownies when I was cutting the treats into heart shapes for Mark's dessert and lunch the next day and the squares for us both to take to work. Each sliver of brownie that could have gone in the trash went into my mouth.

Other things that came out of my kitchen recently:

Baked apples and steamed carrots for baby food purees. We're not cool enough to do baby led weaning but I am doing my best to make as much of Miles' food as I can.

"Make What  Your Fridge Gave Ya" white pizza: Whole Wheat-White crust that I had frozen with leftover light Ragu alfredo and produce remnants - spinach, broccoli and tomato. Oh, and cheese. Of course.

Amoxicillin. I might not have made it but it's being served up twice a day for the next week. It seems Miles' cold turned into an ear infection and bronchialitis. 

What have you made lately?


  1. Holy GOODNESS I MUST make those brownies! Because seriously, my favorite dessert is always a competion between cheesecake and brownies. Anytime I find them together? PERFECTION. And they couldn't be any cuter!

  2. Those brownies are amazing looking and I would love to snatch one up and eat it! :) I made creme brûlée for the husband for valentine's day, he loves it and was so excited. Poor Miles, I hope he feels better soon

  3. Wow those cheesecake brownie red velvet bites of heaven look amazing!!!!!

  4. I would have zero self control with red velvet cheesecake brownies either. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

    I made Coq Au Vin last night for our V-Day dinner. It was delicious but so much work I'll probably never do it again.

    Hope Miles gets better soon! Looks like Ella has gotten herself pink eye...yeay.

  5. I'm also on Amox currently - seems my respiratory thingie is back and badd a$$ - BOO! Hope Mr. Miles feels better!!!!

    LOVE your "make what the fridge gave you" white pizza - you're so creative both culinary speaking and wordsmith wise :)

    Your brownie's are cute and look delicious - Mark is a lucky one indeed!

  6. I'm not much of a foodie, but I do love me some of that pink antibiotic stuff!!!! I'm sad I'm allergic and so is Miss B.