Simple & Crisp: Part Two / Chococlate Cherry Snow Cookies

After yesterday’s delicious orange-gingerbread adventure, I really couldn’t wait to open another packet of Simple & Crisp products. Today, I selected the apple slices. A few of them were broken, so I ate a piece by itself. The flavor was so delicious, and I knew that I had made the right choices at the supermarket yesterday. Let me just tell you ahead of time that I completely forgot to take a closeup of this recipe — because I was too busy eating it to remember. The Murse didn’t quite like this one as much as yesterday’s, but it meant more for me, and I was totally fine with that.

I thinly sliced a red onion and sautéed it in butter over medium heat until it was nice and caramelized.  As this cooled slightly, I took the apple crisps and added a little schmear of neufchâtel cheese on top of each one. I didn’t bother trying to make the cheese look nice because the beautiful onion was going to be piled on top. I added a tiny basil leaf to each one to finish it. Continue reading


Simple & Crisp: Part One


I went shoe shopping today. I know what you might be thinking:“Hey, wait a second, ilkaisha. That’s a picture of a snack.” Well, dear reader, if you think I can’t segue from footwear into snack foods, prepare to be AMAZED. Let me start over . . .

Today, I went shoe shopping. I very rarely go shoe shopping, and I was delighted at the opportunity to sneak out while the Murse was restless, and I could leave Kaeloo in his care for an hour. I ended up purchasing a pair of Aerosoles pumps to wear on my birthday, which are super cute and comfy. Pictures after pedicure. Anyway, I was shopping at T.J. Maxx. I love that store. I needed shoes and a Father’s Day gift for the Murse, and I was hoping to find a little something inspirational in the specialty food section of the store. Continue reading