Anyway, some pretty fun stuff happened this past week....so I'll do a little recap!
First of all, I've completely fallen in love with Instagram!!!!! Here are some of my favorite pictures that I've taken:
If any of ya'll have instagram, follow me at healthychocoholic please!!! :D
Also, we had a friend over Saturday! We made cupcakes together!!!!
She frosted several of them and put sprinkles on them all!!!!! The cupcakes themselves were a plain yellow cake with some chocolate sprinkles mixed into the batter. We were going to do funfetti, but the store didn't have colorful sprinkles so we just went with chocolate to see what would happen....turned out really well!! The frosting was seriously the best frosting I have ever had.....creamy and delicious w/o being too heavy. Both recipes came from my mom's old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, so let me know if anyone is interested in the recipes!!!!
Also, yesterday was Father's Day (actually, brazilian father's day is in august) so we made my dad one of his favorite meals: chicken and dumplings!!! I also made a biscuit recipe that I recently tried out for the first time and loved! They are super fluffy and the whole recipe comes together in under 30 minutes!!! Here ya go:
Butter Dip Biscuits
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- Cut butter into chunks and place in the bottom of a small pyrex dish. Place in an oven preheated to 450 for about 5 minutes to melt the butter.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Pour in all the milk at once and stir until just combined. Dough will be very sticky.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat out into a rectangle. You may need to sprinkle some more flour on top of the dough in order to work with it, just don't overwork the dough. Separate dough into 12 small chunks (or more if you want bigger biscuits) and roll into balls. Roll each chunk in the butter and place in the dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
These biscuits are seriously so good!!! The dough is super light and fluffy, plus you save time by melting the butter in the dish instead of cutting it into the flour mixture!!!!
Well, that's pretty much my week in a nutshell!! :D
What have you guys been up to?