Pinned This Week

by Koko on January 30, 2015 · 0 comments

in Meal Planning

In my ongoing quest to try new recipes and find interesting eats, I am bringing you some delicious bites found around the web (through all of my blog reading!).

Soups & Salads:

Lasagna Soup: Skinnytaste is one of my favorite recipe blogs. I love her simple, but delicious healthy weeknight dishes. This looks like a winner.



Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili: I really love and trust TheKitchn’s recipes. They test and retest their recipes and they always turn out well for me.



Main Dishes:

Kale Pesto Mac N Cheese: A teeny tiny bit of a healthy take on traditional mac n cheese. I’m a little hesitant on the pumpkin seeds, so may just use pine nuts like a traditional pesto.



Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Cups: This looks like a great healthy dinner. I’m a huge fan of lettuce cups and this recipe looks fab.



Broken Pasta with Kale, Mushrooms and Sausage: This looks like a great hearty winter meal. I love the presentation and am planning on making this over the weekend.



Biscoff Stuffed Snickerdoodles: Take my favorite cookie with my favorite spread and you get these cookies. I am going to attempt them this week and will keep you posted!


Sugar Cookie Dough Cups: UM, yes. These needs no words.




Poached Pears with Yogurt: After some decadent desserts, I thought this lighter dish was a good idea. I feel like this would be a fabulous weeknight sweet without being sinful.

poached pears with yogurt-2


What are YOU cooking this weekend?

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Fur Vest

by Koko on January 28, 2015 · 0 comments

in Uncategorized


Let’s talk about this fur vest. I was a little skeptical at first, since it’s a little bit wild for me, but I’ve totally fallen in love with this fur vest. I love it in the winter over a sweater and jeans and in the summer over a summer dress. Also these booties have been such a fun addition to my closet this winter!


Vest: Tart (sold out, similar)

Sweater: J. Crew Tilly Sweater $60 (on sale!)

Necklace: Similar Marc by Marc Jacobs $128

Jeans: AG $176 (got them on sale, SUPER comfy)

Booties: DV by Dolce Vita $100 (These J. Crew ones are also fabulous!)


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Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Koko on January 26, 2015 · 0 comments

in Baking, Cookies, Recipe

deep dish cookie

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies are the treat of the week over here at the Bahler residence. These special treats are replicas of the BJ’s pizookie, a decadent ooie gooie cookie topped with ice cream. These “cookies” are baked in a deep ramekin, the top turns out nice and brown and the inside is still gooey and cookie dough esque.


I love making these for company because they can easily be made in advance, covered and kept in the fridge until company comes. Our company really enjoyed having individual desserts, and the presentation of a warm cookie with a scoop of fancy ice cream (we used Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone) really wowed them.

These are best served warm, so I like to put them in the oven as soon as I serve dinner. They take about 20 minutes and should sit for 5-10 before serving. This recipe can easily be doubled to make enough for a larger dinner party. I’ve done this and it has turned out really well.

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No Bake Cookie Butter Pie

by Koko on January 20, 2015 · 0 comments

in Baking, Pie, Recipe


Folks, I know I’ve been “baking” a whole lot of no bake pies, but when I am having last minute company and need a recipe, it is always my go to. This weekend, we had last minute guests and I decided another no bake was in store for us. Instead of doing my usual peanut butter, I wanted to spice it up a bit and used cookie butter from Trader Joe’s instead. Holy YUM. This pie was decadent, delicious and as always, a crowd pleaser.



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