Sunday, January 22, 2023
Saturday, December 3, 2022
I've always enjoyed a good ice cream cake. In my hunt for a recipe, I ran across this recipe which used malted milk balls. Whoa! Gotta try this one.
It is a delicious recipe. Know that it makes a lot....and it's very rich. So it will go a long way! Also, there are several steps requiring freezing, so be sure to allot enough prep time.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
My daughter and I fell in love with the most scrumptious almond filled croissant in Los Angeles last year and I've been on a mission to continue looking/enjoying them as I find them. The version we had in Vermont, just wasn't the same...it had almond flavor, but also apple in it.
In the meantime, I stumbled across an Almond Coffee Cake recipe that included an almond filling, so I thought I'd give it a try. I knew it wasn't going to have the flaky pastry on top, but the almond filling and struesel caught my attention. Plus, the recipe was already adjusted for high altitude baking!
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Spending some time in New England in the Fall has always been on the proverbial list. I've never been to that part of the country and from the pictures I'd seen over the years, I knew it would be memorable....especially for a gal whose favorite season is Fall.
- Day 1 - Fly from Denver to Boston
- Day 2 - Explore Salem, then drive to Lincoln, New Hampshire
- Day 3 - Scenic drive to Manchester, Vermont
- Day 4 - Scenic drive to Stowe, Vermont (stay 3 nights....day trips)
- Day 5 - Scenic drive to Burlington, Vermont and Shelburne Farms
- Day 6 - Scenic drive around Stowe/Mt. Mansfield/covered bridges
- Day 7 - Scenic drive Stowe, Vermont to North Woodstock, New Hampshire
- Day 8 - Scenic drive via the Kancamangus highway to Kennebunkport, Maine
- Day 9 - Scenic drive via Coastal Route 1 to Boston
- Day 10 - Fly Boston to Denver
We learned the hard way that many restaurants close at 2 or 3p. Most of the lodges/inns I booked provided some type of breakfast. So we'd eat and take off on the scenic ride I had planned for the day....then, by the time we finished it would be mid-afternoon and we had a hard time finding somewhere to have lunch. No fun being hangry on vacation. TIP- Do a little research...and pack some snacks in the car.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Sometimes you just need an easy dinner idea, loaded with lots of flavor. Here's an "adult" grilled cheese that I came up with that you may find as enjoyable as I did.
Thursday, September 8, 2022
I'm always looking for unique pasta recipes, so this one caught my eye. I rarely use Prosciutto and I don't remember every using Fontina cheese.....so, this one hit all the marks for me. It was absolutely scrumptious!
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
I just recently learned what a "golden birthday" is, and promptly went into creative mode when I learned that my daughter was hoping I could make her a dress for her golden birthday. She had told me she wanted a gold dress, and sent me some pictures of dresses that were loaded with all sorts of "bling".
Now that I knew what she was looking for, she went to work purchasing all sorts of jewels, chains, etc., and I went to work looking for some flashy gold fabrics....sequins, laces, etc.
I found this super cool fabric which was a heavily embroidered nude mesh fabric with what I referred to as "fish scale" sequins. I also found some gold lace thread appliques that I felt would make some nice accents. While my daughter found some beading, and gold rhinestone chains for some added embellishments. I chose to add a side zipper knowing that the two non-stretch fabrics were going to make it difficult to get into. I layered the fish scale fabric on top of the spandex, only catching it in the zipper. Then I began adding on the appliques....cutting them and pinning them to appear as if they were part of the original fabric.