I have been on a potato kick lately.
Sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, purple potatoes....fried, baked, boiled, mashed...hashbrowns, fries, and pureed. ENDLESS VERSIONS AND COLORS AND SHAPES!
Part of the reason I have been part of the potato party was because I wanted to semi partake in the "potato challenge". The other reason is that I am Russian and I LOVE potatoes!!!
I wanted to make the ultimate potato casserole that was hearty, cheesy, creamy and used ...
The first time I tried Bread Pudding, I fell in love.
It is such a simple dessert but absolutely delicious. I remember, I was at an Italian restaurant a decade ago and I saw it on the dessert menu. This type of dessert is not common for Russians so of course I have never had the opportunity to try it. I decided on a whim to go for it because I did recollect hearing about it. I never had an interest in trying it because well it doesn't "sound" like the best dessert you could have.
I love cherry season!
When these guys come into season, I load up as much as possible and binge till my little belly is popping.
Actually....I basically do that to all fruits when they come into season because....well...I love FRUIT!!
I wanted to create a dish that would incorporate my love of cherries and my love of chocolate....BUT still be sort of healthy. Yea....chocolate doesn't usually scream healthy but when you add some good old oatmeal and fruit then it's okay right??? ...