Frilling Recipes: Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper and Kalamata Olive Mac n Cheese


I HAD to post this recipe. I just HAD to share the love with you. Do you ever find a new recipe, get all excited, try it, and it turns out totally lame and disappointing? I’m pretty sure it happens to me, like, 95% of the time. 

Not so with this recipe. Besides the fact that macaroni and cheese just HAPPENS to be my guilty pleasure, this dish is full of flavor and excitement! Roasted red peppers, kalamata olives (I added green olives, too), artichoke hearts, and garlic. Mix it all together with a creamy goat cheese sauce and some feta and top with Mozzarella. Whoa..  I’m drooling again. Why didn’t think I think of this?

Jump on over to Closet Cooking to get the recipe, and check out my version below: 

- Aurelia

May 19, 2011 11:19 AM | Comments | Categories: Food, Recipes | Tags: , , , ,

Frilling Recipes: Sticky Pecan Pie Bars


Mmm, Mmm. Today is a SWEET Sunday. I made Sticky Pecan Pie Bars for only the millionth time thanks to the best bake-book EVER (when it comes to cakes), The Cake Doctor. Even non-nut lovers have been known to drool over this recipe. Seriously, only CRAZY people don’t love these. They are SO good. 

Want the recipe? Check it out below: 



1 package plain yellow cake mix

1 stick of butter, melted

1 large egg


3/4 cup dark corn syrup

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (i use 2)


  • Preheat oven to 350, use an UNGREASED, 13×9 baking pan
  • Blend on low speed ALL of the crust ingredients, for 2 minutes. Press the crust mixture over the bottom of the pan and 1/2 inch up the sides of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes. 
  • Using the same blender and bowl (don’t worry about cleaning them first), blend on medium speed all of the filling ingredients (except for the nuts) for one minute. Fold in nuts. 
  • Pour filling over baked crust. Smooth out with rubber spatula. Bake for 22-25 minutes. 
  • Let cool for half an hour. 
  • ENJOY!!!

(Serves 24)

- Aurelia

Kayla’s Cabbage Salad


I munched on delicious cabbage salad ALL weekend. My friend Kayla has a fab recipe that just TASTES like spring time. It’s green, crunchy, and fresh. I LOVE IT.

Kayla’s Cabbage Salad:

Combine in large bowl:

  • 1/2 C Slivered Almonds
  • 1 Small head of Cabbage (shredded or chopped)
  • 4 Chopped Green Onions
  • 2 Packages Chicken Flavored Ramen Noodles (crushed)
  • 1 small Green Bell Pepper

Combine in small bowl: 

  • 2 Tbls Sugar
  • 3 Tbls Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Accent Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Packages seasoning from Ramen Noodles
  • 1/4 C Oil

Toss dressing into salad, chill, and voila! 

- Aurelia

March 22, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Food, Recipes | Tags: , , , , , ,
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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.