Friday, April 10, 2015
The rest of the month isn't looking any better. Neither is May.
I don't really like to suggest that you need a drink to unwind or to take a break from your hectic, busy life, 'cause you don't. But a cold, fresh, blackcurrant lemonade with a splash of vodka...well, it can't hurt.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
I don't really know if a headboard and/or footboard is what makes a bed 'real' or 'grownup,' but it does seem like a big step on the path to adulthood.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The last one is important.
Well, here in Utah, where we apparently don't have winter anymore, it's been 70˚ for over a month already. Time to make a permanent spot for my ice cream maker in the freezer and start whipping up another batch of this salted caramel for safe keeping.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Normally, I'm not much of a rum person, but Malibu falls more into the juice category than the liquor category in taste, so I can make an exception when it's mixed with more juice.
I guess we'll have to find some more room for Malibu in the teardrop!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
For me, it's the difference between dinner and dessert.
When I make dinner, it had better be fast and easy and taste good. It doesn't have to look perfect. It doesn't have to be photographed (usually) and posted on Instagram. It just has to give me energy to get through the rest of the night and into the morning.
Dessert's not really practical. You don't technically need dessert - not like you need dinner. But dessert is what you look forward to. So maybe you do need it after all.
Making your own lemon meringue pie is exactly the type of exercise in indulgence, patience and meticulousness needed to lift your spirits. Waiting for the pie crust to cool, stirring the lemon custard until it's thick and glossy, watching the meringues brown through the oven window - it's what makes it special.
Next time you're looking for a special dessert for a special occasion or a special person or a totally un-special weeknight, I think this might just be the thing you're looking for.