Mrs. Carla Monti

Mrs. Carla Monti

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Chef Papa Squishy!

My husband, fabulous chef and pizza maker, treated our family and friends to a pizza feast the other night. He is inventive with toppings and we had various cheeses, grilled zucchini, even clams!

Update: More Pizza Goodness!

Update 2/15/19:

Chef Mike also makes the world's best shrimp pasta! We buy HUGE shrimp from Doris Italian Market - you cannot beat that quality!

No pasta would be complete without wine of course!

Update: 2/21/19

Pumpkin Spice Donuts! (and Whoopie Pies, oh my!)

Any excuse to break out my beloved donut pan!

I came across this fabulous pumpkin spice donut recipe on Facebook, and I knew I had to make it soon! Recipe link here.

I liked that the dough itself was not too sweet, so I didn't hesitate to go with the maple glaze and Halloween-colored sprinkles as garnish. These were a big hit at my weekend dinner party!

My fabulous fellow baker friend made these incredible Ginger Lime Whoopie Pies for dessert, and the lime flavor really packed a punch! This dessert complemented our main dish which was a lovely fall harvest chili (chicken, white bean, spicy pumpkin chili in a crockpot that I FORGOT to take pictures of!). You can find this whoopie pie recipe here!

El Camino Delray!

One of my favorite local-ish Mexican restaurants is El Camino. They have a fantastic happy hour, funky decor and great music, as well as an inventive margarita flavor list.

My first margarita was their pineapple coconut sugar rim one! It was not too sweet, and very refreshing.

I always have to get Mexican corn when I see it on the menu, and with the mounds of cojita cheese pictured below, this dish did not disapoint!

Their brisket quesadilla has been my favorite for years, but be warned, the regular (not on happy hour) size portion is humongous! I ended up taking most of this home.

My friend got the shrimp tacos plate, yum!

Sugar donuts with Mexican chocolate dipping sauce? Yes please! I love Mexican chocolate because it is not sweet at all, like dark chocolate.