Noel and I love cooking. Anytime we eat something good at a restaurant we try to find a way to replicate it, and often come to enjoy our version even more – plus our way is generally cheaper. I am now ruined on Cafe Rio salads, store bought bread, packaged tortillas, and Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana. There are however some things that I believe are 100% worth paying for. For example, hazelnut gelato. After three days of attending to its needs, dirtying every dish in our house, and enduring the torture of having hazelnut shards stuck under our fingernails, we realized why vendors are able to charge so much for this delectable dessert. We will probably NEVER make gelato again.
Our newest cooking adventure, still has me contemplating its worth. We decided to make some imitation Girl Scout Samoas. The damage:
I still haven’t decided whether it’s better to support a good organization and avoid the hassle or be a cheapskate. The cookies taste good though.