Today is my lovely bride’s birthday, so just a few of her favorites. Except for the dessert, she has never had that.

Ribeye steak on the grill

Baked Potatoes

Simple Salad

Quick and easy Faux Apple/Cream cheese cobbler

I presume I don’t need to tell anyone how to grill a steak or make a salad, right? I do have some thoughts on baked potatoes, though.

Wash them, Rub them down will some olive oil. Rub them with salt. Chuck them bare on the shelf of the oven at 425 for a bit, until they are soft feeling and sort of crispy outside. Look, DON”T wrap “baked,” potatoes in foil. Those are NOT baked; they are steamed!

The cobbler thing was sort of pieced together ad hoc from other recipes:

2 8 oz packages of cream cheese

1 c sugar

2 packs crescent roll dough.

2 – 21 oz cans of apple pie filling

1/2 stick butter

Cinnamon and brown sugar to taste.

Soften the cream cheese, mix in the sugar. Put the first crescent roll dough on the bottom of a sprayed 8 x 13 pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture on that, top with the apple filling and spread that out. Put the other crescent roll dough on top. Melt the butter and pour it over the top, and sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon to your taste. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes until the crust is good and brown.

You can do your crust and filling from scratch and have a “real,” cobbler but seriously, why bother?

And finally, the finished product.


YUM!!! YUM!!!