Spring Cleaning with OXO

Spring Cleaning with OXO | ChezCateyLou.com

Even though it doesn’t feel like spring outside, I have been hit with spring cleaning fever! I spent this past weekend cleaning and organizing our apartment. And specifically, our kitchen.

The one part about food blogging that I do not love is all the cleaning. Creating delicious recipes is so much fun, but pretty much every weekend, our kitchen looks like a bomb went off in it. This past weekend, I think I used literally every single bowl, measuring cup, spatula, and random kitchen tool that we have, all in the span of two hours.

Lucky for me, the nice people at OXO have my back. They sent me an awesome kitchen cleaning kit to get me started on spring cleaning, and to give me a little help with the constant battle that I have with my dirty dishes.
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Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Potato Chip Cookies

I put potato chips in a cookie and I loved it! Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Potato Chip Cookies are the ultimate sweet and salty cookie – they are addicting!

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Potato Chip Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com
It is time for another round of Mystery Dish! I took a few months off from this fun challenge, but I am back! Every month a group of my blog friends and I choose a list of ingredients, and we each have to come up with a recipe using some of the mystery ingredients. It is so much fun to come up with new recipes, and it always challenges me to step out of my comfort zone a bit in the kitchen. Which leads me to….

Potato Chip Cookies…yes, I put potato chips in my cookies. I really thought that I would never put potato chips in my cookies. I know that it has been done many times before, but to me it seems so, well, weird. But, Mystery Dish made me do it. I had no choice. Potato chips were on the list this month along with chocolate chunks and almond butter and I just knew that I had to make almond butter chocolate chunk potato chip cookies. And I am so glad that Mystery Dish lead me to this cookie creation, because these cookies are so good! I still think potato chip cookies are kind of weird, but I can get over it because they taste delicious!
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Orange Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins

Orange Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins are so moist thanks to a cup of Greek yogurt in the batter! The citrus flavor tastes amazing with the chocolate!

Orange Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

I think I might have spoiled TheBetterHalf with all of the baking I do. Let me explain…we almost always have something for him to bring to work for breakfast. I package up muffins and breads and donuts in packs of two and pop them in the freezer so that he can grab one each morning on his way out the door. However I haven’t been baking as much recently and was out of town last weekend, so our frozen baked good reserves are totally depleted! He was actually complaining (jokingly, of course) that he had nothing to bring for breakfast!! Spoiled. So spoiled. I kindly reminded him that there are markets / bodegas / coffee shops on nearly every corner in NYC and that they all have a lovely selection of breakfast items. But it did lead me to make some muffins this past weekend to keep him happy – Orange Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins! And I’m really not complaining – I love having someone enjoy my baked goods! … 

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Cheesy Irish Soda Bread

Dubliner and cheddar cheeses are mixed into a traditional Irish soda bread recipe to make Cheesy Irish Soda Bread. So simple to make and tastes amazing!

Cheesy Irish Soda Bread made with Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Is everyone wearing their green today? I have on a green cardigan :) And I have a delicious Irish recipe to share with you – Cheesy Irish Soda Bread! I took a traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe and stuffed it full of Kerrygold Dubliner cheese, and  then topped it with some cheddar because you can never have too much cheese!  This bread is so easy to make and tastes absolutely amazing.  The smell in your kitchen while this is baking is unreal!

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Martha Stewart Cooking Demo & Book Signing in NYC March 22

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Martha Stewart Clean Slate | ChezCateyLou.com

NYC area friends – what are you doing Sunday, March 22 at noon? Nothing? Great – I have something amazing for you to do – come meet Martha Stewart!  Martha Stewart is hosting a cooking demonstration and signing of her new cookbook Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best!

The event is at Macy’s Hearald Square in NYC at noon on Sunday. I will be there and would love to see you!
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