Is anyone else ridiculously excited about the Olympics? The opening ceremonies are about to start in a few hours and I cannot wait! I've been lucky enough to travel through most of Europe, but my passport is still missing a stamp from London... I have a feeling that the games will only fuel an already overflowing desire to visit the breathtaking, historic city.
Blueberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream
Late to the party as always, I think I'm finally turning into an ice cream fan. Maybe it has to do with the sultry, tropical heat I've been
I love happy reunions. (Not those awkward, Holiday-induced family reunions -- the kind that force us to sit with people who don't share our political viewpoints whilst they look at
Today, after almost 10 sweltering days, my oven and I met over dessert.
Boy, did we have a lot to catch up on!
I am constantly looking for different ways to fuel my rather unhealthy lemon obsession, and since I've already made an elephantine amount of lemon bars (don't worry, there will be more!), I decided to try something new...something kinda-sorta similar to a lemon bar but without the jelly-belly center.
Low and behold, I stumbled upon this incantation of a lemon bar/brownie hybrid!
Apricot-Glazed Mini Doughnuts
Because I can easily inhale several bowls in one sitting, I try not to eat pasta very often. So if I know that I'm going to turn into a whiny, lethargic sloth for several hours, I like to be prepared. This preparation includes lots of strategically placed pillows on the living room floor, a few favourite movies (Thank you, Netflix, for being the best invention since pay-at-the-pump), and of course, any dessert that's just as coma inducing as pasta.
It's been far too hot to turn on the oven (that's just a fact, not a complaint), so I haven't baked anything in almost a week. Luckily I have a few extra photos and recipes that are just begging to be shared.
I really hope that you're not getting sick of chocolate chip cookie posts. (Never mind all the lemon recipes. That's a refreshing, endless ocean I don't mind drowning in...and taking you down with me. ♥) I know cookies sometimes accidentally wander into Been-there, Done-that's, territory, but I promise to always try and keep things interesting in the realm of Cookiedom.
Lime Creamsicle Cookies
Before I gush over these delightful little cookies, I would like to ask everyone to please keep Niles (my darling, chubby, mild-mannered cat), in your thoughts for the next few days. He was just diagnosed with idiopathic vestibular syndrome. And even though most pets get over this scary-sounding affliction within a week, it breaks my heart to see him stumbling about with his head tilted uncomfortably to the left.
These cookies might not scream 4th of July, but once you bite into one, I don't think that you (or your guests), will mind too much.
I'm drawn to anything that has an interesting name, which is why I always get into trouble when I'm bored with myself and feel like trying a new hair color. Champagne cocktail sounds a lot lovelier than it actually looks, especially on a brunette. (Yes, I plead ignorance when it comes to reading labels and checking the swatches.)