This week on Catching up with the Kelnhofers, we had a week all about (much needed) chocolate treats, I’m sharing my all-time favorite Amazon find and some tips about how to cook as a couple this Valentine’s Day.
They (using air quotes) always say that the secret to making recipes taste good is to cook with love.
The recipes I create and share are definitely made with love.
This week, I shared a flatbread recipe (LINK TO IG) made with one of my favorite companies’ (Bob’s Red Mill) new grain-free flatbread crust mix. It was so fun to cook with Nick, and as always, I love using Bob’s Red Mill products (I use their flours all the time, especially their gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour or almond flour when I’m making GF recipes – like the no bake cookie recipe I recently shared).
Tip: whenever you’re shaping sticky doughs (like when you want to flatten flatbreads or burgers) slightly wet your hands and it helps you shape the dough without it sticking to your hands.
- Homemade teriyaki sauce chicken stir fry – a super easy, go-to, 5 ingredient dinner
- Tips for couples cooking together – this post is the perfect one to read if you’re spending Valentine’s Day in this year.
- No Bake coconut cream fruit tart – a great dessert recipe if you’re looking for something gluten free and vegan-friendly, but still delicious!
- Love List – weekly fun that the SweetPhi team found around the Internet
- Perfectly roasted potatoes – a recipe repost of a classic side dish that I could eat every day
- You know how we made that heart-shaped cake which was really just this excellent chocolate cake? Well, I had had an extremely long day and Ben had a virtual play date with one of his friends, so we each got to eat a piece. Just what we needed!
- Chocolate was a theme this week – we made Scooby snacks. Definitely recommend grinding the oats in this recipe!
- Funny story-> We got a roasting pan (it’s on sale so if you’re thinking about getting one, I totally would recommend this one) and Nick put it in a cabinet. Well, two months later and he was going to make roasted pork so he wanted to get the roasting pan out of the cabinet. It got stuck on the way out – and literally, TWO HOURS of trying and using a makeshift mallet (hammer wrapped in kitchen towels) as to not damage the cabinets or roasting pan, and that baby was finally out. Next, he proceeded to make the most delicious slow roasted pork ever. It was simply pork shoulder with salt and pepper, cooked at 250 for 1 hour per pound, then finished at 500 for 20 minutes. WOW! I just ordered him this cookbook.
Recipes for cooking as a couple
Since Valentine’s Day is this weekend, I wanted to share a few of my favorite recipes to make with a loved one in the kitchen.
- Spinach salad with soft boiled eggs, bacon and a mustard vinaigrette
- Mushroom wine and sirloin steak sandwich
- Chocolate cake for two
It’s always nice to see a comment on a recipe that’s delicious and good for you! This reader commented on my recipe for my 5 ingredient spaghetti squash pesto pasta.
- “Making this again tonight – it is delicious! Even the picky kids likes it! And I love how quick and easy it is – with things I have on hand! Thanks for a great, easy recipe!”
Since I was all about chocolate this week, I was super excited to share this recreation of my double chocolate loaf. This would be a great treat to make for Valentine’s weekend that everyone will love!
- How many times can I talk about a mop? Have you heard me rave about it before? I got some questions about it the other day so I have to share it again. It’s truly game-changing for cleaning.
- I’ve lost track of how many people have purchased it now and told me they love it too.
- It works on laminate, hardwood, and tile floors!
- It’s fun, and just works!
- The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins is the lovely light book I needed right now. I’m so loving this one so far and I’m about ⅓ way in and I want to move to a small town.
Cookbook of the week – In the Kitchen with French Kids
- This cookbook is beautiful and perfect for incorporating kids in the kitchen.
- The recipes are delicious too, we’ve made several and it’s one cookbook I’ll keep coming back to.
- I made one of the recipes, abbreviated/improvised a few months ago and shared a reel of Ben making it.
- Before it got below zero temperature cold, Ben and I went outside on our famous “night walks” where we grab flashlights and go play in the snow in our yard.
- I got some requests for pictures (hi dad!) and was trying to take pictures of the twins and if Freddie’s attitude could talk “ughhhh mooooommmm” is what I imagine it would say lol. Frankie was a little princess and smiled.
- The perfect winter meal: slow cooker tomato beef pot roast so comforting and reminds me of homey family meals.
- Fascinating article about how German authorities claim the new Ritter Sport can’t be called chocolate and I lol’d at the CEO’s comments “It is absurd that a chocolate, which is totally made out of cocoa and does not need any added sugar, cannot be called chocolate,” Ritter Sport CEO Andreas Ronken told German media. “If sausages can be made out of peas, chocolate should not have to have sugar in it,” Ronken said.
- I LOVE Ritter Sport – my fave flavor
- The Always Pan – I got the Always nonstick pan, and really wanted to not like it because of the hefty price tag (but it’s not really all that bad, considering I use this pan DAILY now). Beautiful colors and design, and it has honestly become a favorite kitchen pan/pot.