"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?