Tuesday, March 31, 2015
These cupcakes are basically that after school snack in an even less healthy form.
Caramel and apple and spices and sweet and salty. It's all good stuff.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
It was as good as it sounds.
If you're thinking that maybe it doesn't actually make sense to combine the two, first of all, you're wrong, and secondly just give it a shot. You may just be pleasantly surprised by how well the two flavors meld.
Because of the meat product, I would recommend storing them in the fridge and eating within about a week...if they last that long. Otherwise, freeze them for later.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The best part of it is the butter though.
I really can't ask for more.
Well, I could asked for browned butter, but that seems a little demanding on my part.
When I'm at home, I'll keep browning my butter and topping with fresh lemon zest, but when I go to the theater, I'm just going to be overjoyed with real butter made from real cream which came from real cows!
Friday, March 20, 2015
I, on the other hand, am a little pickier.
Anyway, you don't care what I like. You care what you like, and you'll like these margs made with all fresh ingredients, no added sugar or any other sweeteners, and the perfect blend of tequila and cointreau. Yes, I know exactly what you like.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I hate the physical symptoms obviously, but even more so, I hate that I can't go out and play. When I got the flu earlier this month, it was hard to get up the energy to go to the gym or even just walk Dingo around the block. And it was not a welcome change when I found myself getting winded walking upstairs.
For me, the time goes quicker when the soup is good.
Ginger and fresh vegetables are supposed to be good for your immune system - I don't really know if that's true or if it's just the placebo effect, but either way I'll take it. This soup made me feel better!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
My family is "Irish." The quotation marks are important. I think we actually have some sort of Irish heritage, but I've never visited the country, I definitely don't have a cool accent and I have no knowledge of any relatives that are actually from Ireland.
Still, my last name is Flinn and for that reason, I like to eat my corned beef and cabbage on New Year's Day and St. Patrick's Day. I also like green things and soda bread.
In the hopes that we share the same interest in Irish foods and green things, I've compiled this list of green drinks and of course threw in some corned beef and Irish soda bread for good measure.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Kiwi Grapefruit Cooler is showing only it's natural colors.
Going Green Smoothie - there's nothing that will make you feel quite so healthy in the morning as a bright green smoothie. (Pairs especially well with a yoga mat ;) )
Rosemary Gin & Tonic's are good anytime - you don't need a holiday for an excuse.
Kale Apple Smoothie. Remember what I said about green smoothies and yoga mats. Yep. That again.
Jalapeño Lime Spritzer is the one for you.
Honey Beer Bread is not really Irish (well, maybe it is - I don't know), but I couldn't have a whole post about St. Patrick's Day and not include beer. Throw a Guinness in this super easy bread recipe for a festive side or snack.
Irish Soda Bread is the baked good to go with.
Crockpot Corned Beef & Cabbage. 'Nuff said.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
My mom and sister planned our Pi Day celebration this year so we'll be having chicken pot pie, banana cream pie and whatever I decide to bring to the shindig. I'm still waffling between pizza and poptarts (they're both pies too!).
Sometimes I think we just need an excuse to invite friends over, stuff our pieholes and have a good time. So here's your excuse. Actually here are 10 excuses:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
For good reason too. There are so many different flavors and really I think Michelle Obama and the FDA would agree with me on my recommendation of 1-2 servings a day.
A cake where you can see all of the pretty layers stacked on one another from the side of the bowl. A cake where you scoop it out with a spoon and don't have to worry about pulling out the perfect slice. That type of cake is perfect.
If you've never made a cake in a bowl (aka a trifle), now's the time! No stress about having it come out perfect. No worrying about frosting it perfectly. Mmm, it's just...perfect. And if you have to start somewhere, you might as well start with a trifle that everyone will love and will definitely turn out well. This mocha trifle is the one you're looking for.
Monday, March 9, 2015
We climbed some rocks, we slept on the ground and then there was also that one moment where I had a panic attack at the top of a climb because suddenly it was just too hot.
Sometimes this happens to me and usually it's because it's hot and I'm tired and thirsty and mostly I think it's because I don't have enough calories.
End of that particular panic attack did end in a milkshake though. One of the best milkshakes I've ever had. It was at this little 'diner' in a strip mall and we were the youngest people in there by over 40 years, but when they said they'd put Nilla Wafers, bananas and whipped cream in my milkshake, I was sold.
Since it's a 6 hour drive through that sage brush, I figured I'd need to just make my own at home though.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Sitting around a campfire, looking out over the wide open, African sunset with a drink in hand was just the best. It was the absolute best way to end the day.
What do you say we all adopt the habit of a nightly sundowner? I know, I'm in.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Her favorite ingredient is peanut butter so when it makes an appearance in a recipe, she gets pretty pumped about it and then her helpfulness really goes downhill.
After rereading the description, I'm starting to think I should get a new assistant. But since she's my four-legged, furry friend I think I'll keep her. Sometimes it's nice to have someone else helping out even if she does sometimes get in the way. It's also nice to know that I'll always have someone that will like what I make. :)
I have a hunch your dog won't be the only one that likes this peanut butter ice cream topping though.*
Since I'm pretty much in an exclusive relationship with vanilla ice cream, I only tried it on that, but I'd imagine that pouring some of this warm, sweet, peanut buttery sauce over some chocolate ice cream would be divine. I mean, chocolate and peanut butter. That's a thing for a reason.