I’m a big believer that food brings people together — and so does cooking! Spending time as a couple in the kitchen will not only help you to better understand your partner’s working style (which is key to a happy relationship) but you get to engage in a rewarding activity together.
So today, as part of a guest post for Love Out Loud Asia (LOLA), I’ll be sharing three super simple recipes that are great as bonding activities on date night. Whether you’re ready to call the cooking room your second home or complete novices, I promise these recipes can be done. Plus, all awkwardness is out the window here because you’ll actually have an activity to focus on, even if not on each other ha ha 🙂
The best part? Needless to say, it’s having a homemade meal to savour together when you’re done. You can thank me later.
And it’s an extra joyous weekend because it’s the term break next week, hurrah! So, one for good cheer: I decided to make some tiramisu.
(No, actually it’s more like I finally found a day I could spare four over hours without ending up feeling guilty because I neglected some of my readings and what a long sentence this is to say with one breath, ha.)
I took the classic version of this Italian dessert and replaced the Marsala wine with Baileys.
Mmmm, Baileys. Coffee. Irish cream. Liqueur. Crème caramel. You get my drift.
Here are my Oreo Cookie Pops, making their debut at my girlfriend Clarissa’s 21st birthday celebration earlier this afternoon!
After all the hard work yesterday and some assistance from K, I’m quite pleased with how they turned out. Also that, as a whole, the dessert was rather well-received at the party. I couldn’t be more satisfied.
It’s amazing how they fit right into her theme of “madly eclectic”; the girls especially were attracted by its cute exterior and someone even commented she felt like a little girl again munching on a lolly 🙂
Oh, and did I mention it was a really sweet party?
I apologize for the poorly taken shot. Believe me though, this could very well become your next comfort food.
K’s holidaying in Australia this whole week, and before he left I made him some treats to enjoy. Not by any coincidence then that these are made with sweet strawberries and have a little heart-shape in each piece. Adorable, huh? 🙂
I’ve been in a total summer mood lately; it’s sometimes too warm for using the oven. Laziness takes over and yes, no-bake desserts are the way to go!
Here’s another addition to the no-bake list, if you recall my other no-bake dessert. In fact, I should also start making another list for the uses of Nutella in baking. There are just too many.
Everybody loves Nutella. You can’t go wrong with that.
Today, I added Nutella into one of my favourite snacks: granola bars. And it’s made it my new favourite snack.
I know I promised some time back to post my homemade granola recipe, but that’ll still have to wait. (Good things are worth the wait.) For now, let’s be content with Nutella. We can always count on Nutella like a best friend — like one of life’s simple joys.