Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weekend recap & recipes

I realize it's Wednesday. But Monday was a holiday here and I am getting back into the swing of things after we had the bird's dad in town.

It was such a nice visit... we love having our friends and family out to Dublin!
First Guinness at Stag's Head // Brunch at Avoca // Fallon & Byrne Wine Bar

We also made a couple delicious recipes last week that I wanted share with you.

First up was this pizza. Uh-mazing!
It was our first time trying out "cauliflower pizza." We used this recipe for the crust, which was so easy!

We topped ours with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, broccoli, basil and pine nuts.
By the way, we are making it again this week.

I am a big supporter of refrigerating dough before baking. I much prefer a thick, doughy cookie over a flat crispy one.
So mine turned out more like balls or bites rather than the normal 'cookie shape.' And they were delicious!

And lastly, but certainly worth noting- Madewell is having a 30% off sale on select fall styles. Today only!

Hope you're having a great week! Happy Halloween tomorrow!

30 comments:

Jayme and Mendi said...

That's awesome that your father in law came to visit!! Love seeing your pictures! And that pizza looks insanely good!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Ashley Barnhill said...

That pizza looks AMAZING! I've bookmarked the recipe and will be trying it soon. Thanks for sharing!

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

That pizza looks freaking phenomenal!

Jessica said...

You made that pizza?! It looks amazing!

Mree said...

That pizza looks so yummie as do the cookies!! Happy Halloween!!

Best, Mree

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

i want that pizza immediately. it's not lunchtime yet here but i don't care!!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i've been wanting to try a cauliflower pizza crust- looks so good!

apartment-wife.com said...

i've always wanted to try cauliflower pizza, but i was a little skeptical -- not anymore though- that looks ahmayzing! is it lunch yet??

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

mmm, now i'm craving pizza & cookies :-)

always, koru kate

Viviana Norden said...

Can I come visit you too?!
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Holly C. said...

I just bought a head of cauliflower to make a cauliflower crust pizza, can't wait!!!

emi said...

nothing like visits!! so fun...and they usually include the best food :)

XOXO

the well-traveled wife

Suzanne S. said...

That pizza must have been amazing!! And your chocolate chip "balls" look delicious :) haha
I can't believe it's already cold in Ireland! My partner and I are thinking about going there next summer, hopefully it won't be so cold then :)
xoxo
Suzanne from written by suzanne

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

That pizza looks SO good! I think that is making it's way to my dinner menu next week!

Ashley said...

I just made cauliflower pizza crust the other day and really like it! Yalls pizza looks delicious!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great blog and pictures.

Have a wonderful day.

Sofia

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Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Looks like you hit up the best of Dublin!

Ally {Life as I know it} said...

Your pizza looks amazing! I would never guess the crust is made with cauliflower! Ugh don't remind me Madewell is having a sale! I want so much and can't buy a thing!

Laura said...

Yum it all looks delicious!
Sounds like a fun weekend in Dublin :)

Jillian Manesh said...

mmm ill take the pizza AND cookies! yum :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

the pizza...I'm intrigued about the dough! I will remember to come back to it...and the cookies look good too

Kim Alston said...

your dad looks so cool. glad you spent time with him. that pizza looks really good. i'm getting one tomorrow, but it won't look as good as that one. fab post >.<
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sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

all that food..... yummmmmmm....
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Johanna said...

Gosh that pizza looks darn good about now!

Alexa said...

So nice having family in town! :)

Elle Sees said...

that looks so awesome!!! i'd love to try that pizza!

Emma Henderson said...

It's always nice to show off your city to friends, we have guests from Scotland this weekend so will be doing the same thing!

Ozden Ozdogan said...

OMG!Everything looks gorgeous there and you all look so happy.Glad you're doing things like this with your father-in-law.
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The Now said...

Yum I love pizza! I haven't been to Dublin but my parent's have been a few times and LOVE it. My cousin lives there too. xoox

Jacqueline said...

Those cookies look way good! I got to make them this winter!

Jacqueline
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