Garlic Parmesan Top Knots

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How high-maintenance of a lady/dude are you?

I want us to talk make-up. Blush and eyeliner. Hairz routines. Eyelash curling situations (they’ll forever scare me). I want us to share!!! And be real life friends. And boyz (all two of you that read this blog), you too! What’s your haircut life like? How does it feel to just never have to worry about makeup? Freeing…?

Me, over here, I’m kind of easy breezy. I wear make-up pretty much everyday. But I only use, like, three things. And these few things have my loyalty probably for life. I’m gonna be 60 years old with this same routine, I have a feeling. If I’m going about my business during the day, I’ll throw on some concealer; mainly for under my eye balls. I have sleeping issues. I dunno. I hear lavender helps.

I rub some blush on for good measure. A little color makes people look like they aren’t dead. That’s a plus.

And a few swipes of the greatest mascara to have ever been created is a total must. I don’t leave the house without it. It’ll sometimes take me 10 minutes to put it on. I’m technical with it.

Every now and then I’ll put a swipe of liquid eyeliner on. It’s usually reserved when I wanna look cute. Like solidify the cuteness, you know?

Lipstick? Not for me…I don’t do it. I’m always drinking something, eating something, etc. Too high-maintenance for me. And plus, one of my greatest fears in life is to be the girl with lipstick on her teeth. Not cute. Eyeshadow? Nah…not really.

Now my nails…OMG…that’s a whole other post in of itself. Nail game has to be tight. Nail polish has a special place in my heart. You know this.

My hairz? Bangs. Straight…with a dab of this.

If I’m feeling really lazy, but want to fake like I tried, I totally do a top knot. Hair WAY up. And it being a little messy makes it cuter. It’s the 5 minute trick of tricks. I recommend it.

This recipe is inspired by my fake “I tried but didn’t” hair situation. These rolls are a hellavah lot more interesting than my hair…mainly because butter and carbs are involved.

Let’s talk bulgar!! Also known as cracked wheat. It’s nutty, loaded with fiber and protein. It gives these rolls amazing texture.

Pro tip alert!!!: A box of bulgar isn’t expensive, by any means, BUT if you live by a Whole Foods, head to the bulk bins. You can get the exact 1/2 cup (buy a little extra in case you spill) you’ll need for this recipe. It’ll totally cost you, like, 75¢.

The bulgar soaks for about 40 minutes with some warm water.

These rolls take a bit. But most of it is downtime, so you can totally go about your daily business and just have it doing its thing in the background.

Then there’s the yeast part. Nothing too crazy. Just a little warm water, honey and yeast. It should get foamy like this. That’s how you know it’s “active” and “alive!”

Throw in the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, bulgar and the butter and milk mixture.

When you mix it up, you’ll have a sticky dough. It’ll smell amazing. Feel amazing. And have little specks of the bulgar.


Fun Fact: I’m a small person. Five-foot two to be exact so when I have to knead doughs on my counters that are WAY too tall, I put on high heels.

Weird? Yes. It totally is. Especially when I’m in sweats.

It’ll then have its first rise.

After it’s done doing its thing, you’re going to slice it in half. And then slice each half into nine equal-ish pieces.

Roll those pieces into 12-inch logs. Use a ruler. It helps. No guessing needed.

This is when the knotting comes in…this seems a lot harder and trickier than it actually is.

Tie it in a knot, like so:

And then take the dude on the right, and thread it over, under and through the center.

Got it?

They’ll have one more short rise.

And then egg wash and in the oven!

Smash up some garlic, mince it, chop up some refreshing parsley, melt some butter…mix it all together. And smother the tops of the rolls in them when they come out. Lastly, sprinkle (liberally!!!) with Parmesan cheese.

They have the slightest crunch on the outside–the perfect amount, and yet the inside is majorly fluffy. They’re dream rolls.

The best part is that these can be made tomorrow, wrapped, put in the freezer and warmed up on Thanksgiving day!

Okay, now that we’re past rolls can you tell me what your hair/make-up routines?! I want know how you get cute.

Garlic Parmesan Top Knots

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1 1/2 cups boiling-hot water
1/2 cup medium bulgur (also called cracked wheat)
1 tablespoon table salt, divided
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast (a 1/4-ounce package)
1/4 cup warm water (105–115°F)
1 tablespoon mild honey or sugar
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading and dusting
1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk for egg wash
8-9 garlic cloves, minced
Handful of Italian Parsley, minced
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated

Stir together boiling-hot water, bulgur, and 1/2 teaspoon table salt in a small bowl and let stand until bulgur is tender, about 40 minutes.

While bulgur soaks, heat milk with butter in a small saucepan over low heat just until butter is melted.

Stir together yeast, warm water, and honey in a large bowl and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. (If mixture doesn’t foam, start over with new yeast.) Add flours and remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons table salt to yeast mixture.

Drain bulgur in a sieve, then mix bulgur and milk mixture into flour mixture with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until a sticky dough forms.

Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface and knead, dusting surface and your hands with just enough flour to keep dough from sticking, until dough is elastic and almost smooth, 6 to 8 minutes. Form dough into a ball.

Put dough in an oiled large bowl and turn to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and let dough rise in a draft-free place at warm room temperature until doubled, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Punch down dough (do not knead), then halve. Cut half of dough into 12 equal pieces (keep remaining half covered with plastic wrap). Roll each piece into a 12-inch-long rope with floured hands (flour surface only if dough is sticky). Make a loop with each rope, wrapping it around fingers of one hand, then knot dough twice through loop, leaving 1 end in center on top and tucking bottom end under. Transfer to a baking sheet, arranging rolls 2 inches apart.

Make more rolls with remaining dough, transferring to second sheet. Cover rolls with a kitchen towel (not terry cloth) and let rise in a draft-free place at warm room temperature until doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375°F with racks in upper and lower thirds.

Brush rolls with egg wash. Bake rolls, switching position of sheets halfway through, until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes total. Transfer rolls to a rack to cool at least 20 minutes. While rolls are in the oven, mix together minced garlic, parsley, melted butter and salt. Brush tops of rolls with butter/garlic mixture. Sprinkle tops with Parmesan liberally.

Recipe tweaked from Gourmet Magazine

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  • Reply Meki November 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I’d swipe liquid eyeliner from time to time. Same with mascara. So yea.

    I’m definitely going to make this! These just look incredibly yummy!

  • Reply Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen November 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Oooh, I love nail polish too. I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t totally dissolved my nails with acetone since I literally paint my nails three times a week. I just bought one of Essie’s new fall colors the other day called Lady Like. I highly recommend it 🙂

    Also…I’ve totally thought my entire life that a top knot was a different hairstyle. My mom always called the half up half down hairdo a top knot for some reason. Apparently we are mistaken!

    • Reply Adrianna November 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      Oh I have Lady Like! It’s gorgeous!

  • Reply Laura November 11, 2011 at 10:04 am

    My good friend is a lovely little lady, just like you! She used to wear high heels at the counter, too. Then she had a house built and installed a ‘pastry counter’, just at the perfect level for her. Let’s hope that when the house is sold an Amazonian-like woman doesn’t rule the kitchen, because as far as I know there are no shoes to make us shorter. I’ll make these yummy knots and muse about it some more…

    • Reply Adrianna November 11, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      OMG! My dream kitchen has to have a pastry counter. I want it shorter. And my dream is to have something underneath it to make it colder, if I want. You know, for things like puff pastry, and pie crust. One can dream…

  • Reply Natashia@foodonpaper November 11, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Love the look of these rolls! I am also 5 foot 2 and I cook on my toes all the time – I get giggled at whenever I cook in front of people 🙂

    In terms of make-up, I pretty much do the same as you but with added foundation, but only cos I’m pale with freckles, eek gotta cover them just a little!

  • Reply Hannah-lyz November 11, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Ooooooh these look amazing! And I have a great big tub of bulgar sitting lonely in the cupboard.. I may need to introduce it to it’s new best friends, garlic and rolls!

    My get-cute routine is uber quick! Quick swipe of eyeliner (I prefer pencils for a quick-look, but sometimes use liquid if I’m going somewhere nice!) a slick of concealer and a dust of powder – and that’s it! If I’m going somewhere nice I’ll use mascara too, but havn’t found one I like yet.
    For hair, because it’s soooo long (I can sit on it!) it tends to be up in a bun/knot kinda thing. Though today is different! Today I’m trying :
    I quite like it as it is now, all tied up! hehe, no more hair in the paint for me!
    And awww! I know how you feel! I’m 5″-ish! I was 5″2, then 5″1, now I think I’m 5″ 1/2 !
    I shouldn’t be shrinking untill I’m at least 60!
    I’ve got to say, I loove your blog! It’s so cute, and you’re so lovely to your readers! I just wanna give you a hug! hehe, AND you’ve made me get back into nail polish ( In school, I’d have a different nail-style every DAY! With cartoons and writing on them!)
    ….I’ll stop rambling now… hehe

    • Reply Leah Adams November 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Oh Hanna-lyz, that is a gorgeous style! I can totally see that with an uber cute headband and some little flowers or small decorative hairpins. And so easy too! The after is cute too, but honestly, I like the before much better.

      • Reply Adrianna November 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

        Hanna-lyz, Holy moly! PRETTY PRETTY!! I love it. GIGANTIC HUG BACK!

  • Reply Jessica @ How Sweet November 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

    please come visit and let’s talk makeup.

  • Reply Blog is the New Black November 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm

  • Reply Heather (Heather's Dish) November 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    i want to eat enough of these to give me bad breath for a month. that’s normal, right?

    • Reply Adrianna November 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      Totally normal.

  • Reply nicole November 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    YUM. Do you think oatmeal (old fashioned kind soaked?) would work for the bulgar? Never buy bulgar mainly because it will sit in my pantry till cobwebs form.

    • Reply Adrianna November 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      Hmm…yeah I think that would work. It might be kind of delicious, actually!

  • Reply Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray November 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I could literally stare at the pictures on this recipe all day. Why would I want to look at photos of actual people when I could stare at dough become garlicky cheesy bread?

  • Reply Megan November 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Make-up is my #1 accessory. Some people have shoe addictions, I have a make-up addiction. It’s a lot cheaper to sustain a retail therapy high with a few bucks on eye shadow, than spend loads more on clothing. I love playing with eye shadows. Choosing and blending different colours is like art project time! I always use a primer underneath, too. So yeah, my routine is involved. Foundation, shadow, liquid liner, mascara, etc. I love a 1940’s or Dita von Teese style look, so might go for red lipstick if I’m feeling glam. Where it’s worth investing money is brushes – I get mine from MAC.

    All of that said, I will go through the big routine for my face, but I can never see myself putting the work in with the wheat and yeast and all for these top knots!

  • Reply charlotte au chocolat November 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    These look delicious! I made onion dinner rolls last night, and they never rose- it was so disappointing…

    I’ve used the same blush and bronzer for almost 10 years- so I totally get having the same routine forever! I never love my mascaras though, so I’m always switching those (I’ll try yours next!). I’ll use bronzer, blush and a lipgloss for regular leaving the house situations, and will add mascara and lipstick if it’s a special date night (and go all out with concealer, eyeshadow if it’s a major occasion). I have also yet to find a shampoo/ conditioner that I love; so I’m always trying new ones… my hair is usually in a low pony tail, or blow-dried straight- pretty boring!

  • Reply Maria Jose-Dit i fet November 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Estupenda receta! me encanta tu blog…besos

  • Reply mary kate November 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    holy cow those look delicious! i need to make them asap! my beauty routine is quite simple on days that i have classes for culinary school i brush my teeth throw my hair in a pony tail and pin my bangs back, the rest of the week is pretty much the same because im totally lazy and i’ll just throw on some chapstick/lipgloss and call it a day

  • Reply Bev Weidner November 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Well, as I work from home, it’s a good day if I wear a bra and deodorant.

    On normal days though, it’s a low messy ponytail, concealer, lip gloss and mascara.

    Well, and a bra.

  • Reply Ann November 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Okay, I’ve just started reading your blog and I’m addicted! Can’t wait to try these rolls. As for the makeup routine, im lucky if I can keep my nails decent (clear nail polish all the way) with a 9 month old to take care of. That said, I’m in love with Josie Maran oil, my skin has never looked better. And I totally hear you on the concealer under the eyes!

    • Reply Adrianna November 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      I’m totally checking out that Josie Maran oil. My skin hates the winter. YAY!

  • Reply brandi November 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    glad i’m not the only one with minimal makeup but painted nails 🙂

    these are awesome. and anyone else that has to wear heels to knead their dough (like me) is totally cool.

    bring these over, we’ll bake bread, eat cookies, and paint nails. i need girl time since i live with one boy (husband) and pets. he doesn’t care about painting nails.

  • Reply Betty November 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    So the garlic is raw? Do you think it would be OK if you added the garlic topper on before you baked?

    As for makeup, I am very much a lipstick lover. I think it’s because I’m so pale, lipstick is where I get my color. If not lipstick, at least tinted lipbalm. I also love blush these days, and I’m getting used to wearing mascara although it’s completely against my nature.

    Thanks for the great recipe and the chance to chick chat!

    • Reply Adrianna November 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Yes, it’s raw, but since it’s minced it’s quite delicious. I wouldn’t add them in the beginning of their baking time–the garlic will probably end up burning, BUT if you wanted to cook the garlic a little, I’d add it to the rolls at the 20 minute mark, giving it about 3-5 minutes to cook. Or you could always just throw the garlic in with the butter as it melts. That might be the way to go. 🙂

  • Reply Elise November 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    “Nail game has to be tight.”

    hahahahaha LOVE IT. i seriously like did some weird try-to-contain-it-bc-i’m-at-work-but-i-totally-can’t-bc-it’s-too-funny super awkward laugh/snort when i read this any my office mate gave me a weird look. whatevs.

    these rolls sound awesome and may actually get me to buy some yeast finally. yum.

    oh, and i’m also a low-key makeup girl. tinted moisturizer, blush, mascara. sometimes eye liner, but messily. often chapstick (burt’s bees!), never lipstick.

  • Reply Heather November 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I’m blessed with fine (semi straight) hair that I can wash and let air dry. I blow it out when I go out and may even straighten it or curl the ends. Easy Peasy!

    As far as makeup goes, I like the minimal look. I worked for Bare Minerals so I’m kind of a junkie for their brand…hurts my wallet though! Powder foundation, blush, light matte shadow, eyeliner on top, and some curl/mascara action is good for me!

  • Reply Jenny November 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    oh my! I think I have to make these RIGHT NOW. Looks beyond delicious. beautiful photos.

  • Reply Rachel November 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I am pretty much as low maintenance as you can get. I only wear mascara. I put a little product in my wet hair and scrunch with my fingers. On the rare occasion I decide to straighten my hair and that is torture because it takes like 15 whole extra minutes! I never wear nail polish. My husband is lucky because we save a lot of money.

  • Reply Leah Adams November 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I love eyeshadows and eyeliner. I’ve never found a mascara that I actually like. It’s never worked for me. I also love fingernail polish. Since I am a hardcore gardener, blacksmith & welder, I joke that the nail polish is to hide the gunk under my nails. But not really. I love to spend an evening picking out the nail colors I’m going to wear. I like to do fades and multiple colors. The more outrageous the colors, for both nails and eyes, the better. My hair? I let it grow. I have one length, and depending on the weather, I either let it hang free or pull it back in a ponytail. You can tell how hard I am working or how hot it is by my hairstyle. Loose and free is relaxed and chilly. All of it up in a bun is hot and working hard. I occasionally put it up into Victory Rolls, complete with flowers and glittery hair pins stuck anywhere that I can reach. All this care is kind of a rebellion against the typical view that most people take of someone that makes their own compost, grows their own veggies, cans their own food and welds and blacksmiths.

  • Reply Katrina November 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Love how these buns were inspired by your hair-do! Awesome. I’m a simple girl in the day time and just put on concealer, eye liner, and mascara daily. On date night, or girls nights though I like to jazz it up by making my eyes big and wonderful. I like to use MAC shadows and try new colours. My hair is usually down and wavy. I like it that way!

  • Reply Delishhh November 11, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Your post is too funny – i am kind of like you – but i also go in phases of style and kind of make up – always have my base and then i made add some more depending on the day – work,meeting or going out. My hair is either down and blow dried or up in a pony tail and totally depends on the morning if i have the extra 5 minutes or not.

    These buns look fantastic.

  • Reply Sue/the view from great island November 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I’m 5′ 2″ and I just don’t knead. Maybe I should try the heels, it could open up a whole new world of breads to me. Like these knots. I especially love all the garlicky green bits on top. Your photos are inspiring, as usual.

  • Reply Connie / Marinating Online November 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    My husband would die a happy man if he saw me kneading bread in heels.
    Lovely recipe.

  • Reply nicole {sweet peony} November 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    love love this post! let’s be real life-l.a. buds so we can talk about make-up, boys & of course, food! 😉

    i’m totally lazy about the whole make-up/hair situation. i dab on a little concealer to cover up some unwanted visitors & swipe on some bronzer so i don’t look dead. it’s a really good day if i brush my hair (i usually just throw it up or braid it). i blame my lack of effort on my job… something that i’m hopefully changing soon. which means, i need advice & lessons haha!

    anyways, i will say that i used diorshow mascara for all my wedding festivities & it is totally the best mascara everrrrrr.

  • Reply Lauren @ FoodIsTherapy November 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I can totally relate on the short thing…I come from a family of little ladies. I’m the tallest of my mom and 2 sisters and I stand at a solid 5’4″. And that’s exactly why when my Momma redid her kitchen a few years ago, she put in a “baking center” – a section of counter that’s 6″ shorter than the rest particularly so she can knead and roll out dough with ease. GENIUS!

    These look fab! I love anything with butter and carbs. Anything.

  • Reply Rona November 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I love your recipes and especially how you present it with very nice pictures and your fun to read writing.. You make me laugh and hungry at the same time.. So thank you for that, glad I’m following your blog! So going to make this yummy knots ASAP!

  • Reply Leanna November 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I definitely do no heat curls with the headband like all the time…. Either that, or I sleep on wet hair and end up with awesome 40s ish waves (blessed with easy hair). I use heat to style less than once a month. Spoiled. I just run some anti frizz creme through.
    Make up is super easy. Tinted moisturizer, fill in brows (they’re invisible naturally and my hair is a vibrant red right now), and mascara. If its an exciting day, a swipe of blush, and maybe some eyeshadow in my creases but probs not… I usually get by with just the tinted moisturizer.

  • Reply Leanna November 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I typed my own blog address wrong….. Hahahaha. Correct clickability now.

  • Reply Jasmine November 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    These look so tasty! Have you ever tried lip stain? I’m pretty low maintenance, but recently discovered lip stain for when I want to do something ‘special’. It stays put and your lips don’t feel sticky like they do with lipstick. Like a messy updo it’s a great way to look like you tried when you really didn’t do much!

  • Reply France November 11, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I’m absolutely in love with the fact that you used bulgur to make these. Seriously in love.I have to make these! Thank you for the how to “knots”. I think I can do that. 🙂

  • Reply Ceren November 12, 2011 at 12:56 am

    I like talking about make-up. I only use three things: blush, lip liner and lipstick. We can make it two actually;)) I also only wear one color: red. I have never worn pink, beige, brown, and etc. I think I have over 10 lipsticks that are red. My blushes are in the same color range too. Here are my favorite products: Bobbi brown rose brick compact, Chanel rouse tourbillon blush, Mac movie star (works for blush and lips), Bobbi brown soft rose lip liner, Chanel emotive and cambon lipstick, Bobbi brown holywood red lipstick. I own one nail polish: red, but hardly or never use it. One another thing I care about is my hair. I use kerastese for everything. That was fun to write;)))

    • Reply Rachelle November 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      The Bobbi Brown rose brick compact is my favorite thing in the whole world! Everyone goes crazy for Nars orgasm and I do love the coral-y shade, but the bright pink of this one is so amazing on – it brightens your whole face and gives you a perfect glow.

  • Reply Megan November 12, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I just wish I could get a top not to look super-fly! I’d say that I’m not high maintenance. I can walk through the rain without and umbrella. I rarely valet my car. Although I do wear makeup every day. I’ve got red hair, so if I don’t wear mascara I look like I’m eyelash-less and well, that’s just unfortunate.

    But yeah! Carbs and butter are where it’s at. And nails have got to have serious game. I’m totally with ya on all of these real talk fact.s

  • Reply Heidi November 12, 2011 at 3:08 am

    These knots look great, oh, I sure do love kneading and rolling some good yeasty dough! …I’m not gonna lie, there are some days I just use a good moisturizer, some mascara and a pinch on the cheeks.. I know it might break blood vessels, but I can apply mascara while driving, blush no. I also like the top knot, especially when a few wispy strands hang out all on-purpose…..thanks for sharing your beauty routine. I dig your bangs. I’m still hedging around on bangs. I can’t handle having to go in so often for trim ups and I suck at cutting them myself… Thoughts on this? Do you cut them yourself?

  • Reply cindy November 12, 2011 at 4:35 am

    I go from straight bangs to side bangs, and back, every 6 months or so. make-up everyday, not a lot, but everyday for sure. always blush and mascara. I’m in love with DiorShow mascara too! I’ve strayed and regretted it. I also recently discovered MAC paint pot in painterly, even though it’s barely a color, it sticks to the eyelid and doesn’t crease.
    I have nail polish for dayz…let’s eat garlic knots and mani it up. I hear butter is good for the cuticles (probably not, I made that up…)

  • Reply miranda November 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    My beauty routine seems like it gets more complicated all the time….but its not my fault! I work in a day spa so my boss is always trying to get me to “spruce up” more. (I didn’t even start wearing makeup on a regular basis till I was in my 20s) Still pretty simple though, I wear eyeliner and shadow and then attempt something besides the ponytail that drives my boss crazy. Braids? or occassionally, I even get ambitious and curl it or do something cuter. :o) Love garlic and parmesan….and carbs! So can’t wait to try these!

  • Reply Emma @ Poires au Chocolat November 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What gorgeous rolls! Yum.

    I’m pretty low maintenance these days. I barely ever wear make up except for the odd dash of blusher when I look a bit dead. Sometimes I wear red lipstick. I like painting my nails but I’m not allowed while I’m on my course – have to be short and no varnish at all, even clear.

  • Reply alexandra keller November 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    i think i must have a split personality when it comes to make up, hair and nails.
    hair – i do get some color, but i’m a wash and wear and ponytail kind of girl.
    make up – i used to wear it everyday, but some days after i go to the gym, i head to pilates, and then it’s time to pick up the kiddo at school and then it’s time for bed and i finally get a shower. (i do like liquid eyeliner, though!)
    nails – i used to do nothing. then did acrylics & swore never again. tried some shellac type stuff which ruined my nails, so i’m back at acrylics. i keep the short and the standard french manicure look, so they look okay, i think. but i look forward to the pedis 🙂

  • Reply Maria November 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    yumm…I will probably make this for thanksgiving!

  • Reply Tiffany November 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I just started reading your blog and this was the first recipe I made. They were delicious! I had to put them in the freezer so the boyfriend and I would stop eating them! But now, I’m going to look forward to re-heating them and having a few at dinner over the next week or so.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to re-heat them?

  • Reply Kitty November 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    This will be on my Thanksgiving to make list!!:-)

  • Reply Ellen November 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Looks delicious!!!! Do you have any other concealers that are a little cheaper (for a college kid) that you like? Just wondering. I’m looking for some for my dark circles as well. 🙂

    • Reply Adrianna November 15, 2011 at 5:14 am

      Maybelline New York Cover Stick won best drugstore buy from Allure Magazine. I bet that’d be a good bet!

      • Reply Ellen November 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm


  • Reply Sandy a la Mode November 14, 2011 at 4:48 am

    oh my goodness!! these look sooo amazing! i am salivating!!

  • Reply New York Diaries November 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I’ve been sick for the last few days, essentially forcing myself to eat so that I don’t lose strength. But then, I muster up the courage to visit your blog, and I see these amazing beauties….so yummy looking!

    You may have cured my illness. Who needs a doctor when you have A Cozy Kitchen!

    • Reply Adrianna November 15, 2011 at 5:10 am

      HAHA! That last line made my day. 😉

  • Reply percentblog November 15, 2011 at 4:29 am

    YUM, looks amazing!

    Makeup is always moisturizer, half the time with liquid foundation mixed in. Eyeshadow- typically shimmery browns. Mascara. Bought the wrong kind last time and am furious with Maybelline/myself. I swear the packages all look the same. Lips are either colorful or Dior Lip Glow which is basically the best cross between chaptick and lipstick ever.

    Hair. Air dried curls or top knot. LOVE top knots.

  • Reply Lindsay @ Schnoodle Soup November 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    My makeup routine is way high matinenance. I just love eye makeup. Nothing like a smokey eye on a Tuesday!

  • Reply Magda November 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    It looks so tasty!

  • Reply Melanie {adorkable life} November 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    oh these garlic knots are TOTALLY happening! This was my first time visiting your blog, and you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be back. 🙂 Blessings!!


  • Reply Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant November 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    oh boy, you’re tempting me to switch it up for thanksgiving, which sounds awesome, except if my family loves them (and they will) I won’t be allowed to return to future thanksgivings without them. (seriously). hmm, I still might risk it.

    And for makeup routine…err…if by “routine” you mean when and only when I’m actually deliberately trying to look cute for an evening of boozing with the girls, then sure I’ve got a routine. MAC twist up eye liner pencil=I can’t live without. I’m not passionate about my mascara, all I want is for my stubby eyelashes to look long and thick and extra dramatic without applying falsies (I’m way too lazy for that). Perhaps I’ll try the Dior you’re so fond of. Oh, and I can’t lie, I love eye shadow the way you love nail polish, the more shimmer/glitter factor, the better. And my lip gloss is poppin’, lol.

  • Reply Mallory @ total noms November 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    So…. how good is this Dior mascara? I have been devoted to Maybelline Great Lash for years and years and can’t really resist that $5 price tag- plus it really does the job well, I think. And it comes in a sweet container, who doesn’t love pink and neon green?

    Other than that its a layer of foundation, blush, then some powder- and my fav eyeliner, Loreal Infallible in black. And then of course the Great Lash.

    I can’t decide between Cheddar biscuits a la Red Lobster or traditional popovers for thanksgiving dinner…. what do you think? I also love garlic bread so this could also be a contender..

    • Reply Adrianna November 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      I used to use Great Lash, actually…and then I found Dior’s Black Out. If you don’t want to commit (I’ll admit it’s a little expensive), I’d go to Sephora and test it out. They have those disposable applicators so it’s not too scary. 😉

  • Reply Tiffany November 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe – easy to follow with great results! They turned out with the perfect amount of chewiness and soft bready texture. The only thing I added was actually melting the butter in a pan and cooking the minced garlic a bit before topping the knots to give it a toasted garlic taste – delicious!

    Here’s a photo of how mine turned out:

    • Reply Adrianna November 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      They came out so so pretty!!! Yay!

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  • Reply Lynda November 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Five-foot two to be exact so when I have to knead doughs on my counters that are WAY too tall, I put on high heels <—— i laughed out loud at that. you are adorable!

  • Reply HoneyFor Jam November 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    This recipe looks so yum!! I love your photo’s everything looks amazing!!

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  • Reply Sun August 23, 2013 at 9:35 am

    These look amazing! I’m already pinning recipes like a crazy woman in anticipation of Thanksgiving. Totally with you on the lack of height and tall countertops thing. After catching myself standing on my tiptoes a few times (sorry, can’t wear heels), now I keep a little step stool in the kitchen at all times!

    About the hair thing: Luckily, I have stick-straight hair that lends itself well to wash-and-dry, otherwise I’d be toast. Having said that, I can barely blow-dry my hair. My 12-year-old daughter is WAY more talented at hair than I am, always doing really complex braids, buns, and updos, on her older sister’s hair — she tells me as soon as I grow my hair out, I can also be her model!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Girl you’re crazy like me. I just wrote a bunch of Thanksgiving ideas in my November calendar. Insanity!

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    Wow! It looks gorgeous. Love that. Thanks:)