Chocolate Chip and Coconut Rum Cookies

Tom and I are still recuperating from our wedding.  I don’t know how couples have the energy to go on a full pack honeymoon after the wedding.  The first 2 days all we did was sleep – we had no energy to do anything else, except sleep and just huddle together in our house and not make any decisions.

We were totally exhausted.  Our brainpower is still in total shut down and slowly rebooting itself.

For the past week we have eaten sandwiches, salads, cereal and nothing else, we figure those were the easiest things to do under our clouded mind.

Yesterday, I decided that I would bake my new husband (it sounds good to say it and to type it!) his favorite cookies.  It also helped that the temperature

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My absolute favorite Corn Cake

I should probably just come right how and say that I’m taking a break with blogging, because it just seems that the last couple of months I start all my post with the boring … “ I been soooo very busy and that is why I have not had time to blog” – we been eating, but, really nothing new, nothing to share.  I have made this soup so many times in the last couple of weeks, we have lived on cereal and lots of ham and cheese sandwiches and left over from our respective mother’s houses – bottom line, the kitchen has not seen any heavy duty used.  Except when it comes to this recipe, which has been repeated well over the normal, allocated time.  I think Tom is starting to turn corny with all the corn we been eating the last couple of weeks.

I.cannot.stop.making.this.corn.cake.

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Creamy Chicken Stew with Mushroom and Potatoes

I’m embarrassed but not very surprised to admit that I’m the worst blogger ever.

Books and other bloggers tell you that to run a successful blog consistency is rule #1. Not a huge strength of mine.

But, my 9-5 job, and other projects outside of the Internet has taken time away from Sweetbites, not because I’m not cooking – I am, in fact, my “Things to post” folders is packed full of photographs of dishes and baking that I have accumulated in the past weeks ready to find companionship with words.  Words that I have to make time to put down on paper so I can show it off to you guys.

It seems that when I do have time, I’m so tired mentally that find myself staring at the screen with so much to say and not a single way to organized those thoughts to start typing them up.

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Cauliflower Gratin

One of my favorite vegetables is cauliflower.  I love it raw, grilled, steamed, sauté and au-gratin, which is my favorite way of preparing it and eating it!

But then anything that has cream, cheese and goes under the broiler will have me for life.

Just like I been craving corn for the past several weeks (and no, there is no baby in the oven) I started to crave cauliflower too.

So in no time, I made sure to include a nice cauliflower head during my weekly grocery stop.

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