Cherry Long Island Iced Tea is a seasonally inspired twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe.
Cheers to “accidental recipes”, darlings! I’m so glad we had leftover cherry cola from a family visit so we could make this Cherry Long Island Iced Tea, because it is one delicious summer cocktail. Long Island iced teas are designed for slow sipping on hot summer evenings. (more…)
Cajeta, a goat’s milk version of dulce de leche, is a delicious caramel for desserts. You can make dulce de leche from scratch using either goat’s milk, or cow’s milk.
I rediscovered goat’s milk this summer, darlings. We can thank brunch at a local diner, actually. The Godfather and I were waiting in line for our table, and a poster on the wall had an ad for the restaurant’s goat cheese cheesecake. I told the Godfather I was going to make some and add caramel. He rolled his eyes a little since he only likes goat cheese in warm savory dishes, but when I get a certain look, he knows I’m going to make what I want anyway. I haven’t made the cheesecake. In case y’all haven’t noticed, it’s about a million degrees outside and just getting hotter. But the siren song of goat-based dairy called to me, and I ordered some goat’s milk from my milk farmer. (more…)
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I can’t remember the last time I left the house without a snack in my purse and didn’t think, “There might be a meltdown.” Not that I will melt down, but the eldest tiny member of my entourage might. Sometimes, I live on the edge, but mostly, I stock my bag with a few good snack options. (more…)
Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch.
We’re going to get our first heat wave next week, and I’m a little excited about it. The recent weather has been mildly warm and perfect for walks outside, but it’s felt like a prolonged spring rather than summer. I’ve had zero reason to complain about the heat yet and that is A Thing here in Virginia. But mild evenings, and a few dinners outside, have inspired me to break out the summer cocktails anyway! First up, this totally refreshing watermelon mint sangria. (more…)
Vanilla bean pudding is a classic, beloved dessert you can whip up with just a few simple ingredients.
In the past four months, I think I’ve made as many layer cakes. Only one batch of macarons has left my oven, and my cookie cutters are untouched in their storage tower. Let’s not even talk about the ridiculous number of recipes tested, photographed, and waiting in my queue for editing and posting. There’s over 30. Thirty. There just hasn’t been time, darlings.
Part of me wants to stress about this, but the other part of me – the more rational me – is okay. Time will come. Right now I am in a new season in life, soaking up the beautiful chaos that is having *two* very small little ones. So there’s less work, more play dates, and the occasional “board game and coffee” break with my preschooler. And finding joy in little moments comes so naturally to the little humans, which helps me remember how to celebrate them, and in turn inspires me to return to basics. Instead of trying to make something over the top, we turn back the clock to celebrate the simple and classic. We make vanilla bean pudding. (more…)