Happy New Year!
For us, New Year’s Eve is an excuse to host a dinner party, so we invited our closest friends over and had a low key evening. We started with homemade French bread (recipe to come) with local butter and quick-pickled radishes. Then we had braised pork belly with turnips and an arugula-parsley salad. For dessert, Erik fried Twinkies. Yeah, we had fried Twinkies after such a homemade old-school meal. They were . . . → Read More: What to do with a half-drunk bottle of Champagne?
On Saturday, one of my good friends had a BBQ, so I offered to bring dessert. Now, this is one of the most pulled together, awesome people I know, so it had to be something amazing. I also wanted something casual enough for a kid-friendly BBQ and easy to transport, since there was a good chance we were going to bike there. I also really really wanted it to be something that fit in my . . . → Read More: Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake
I have learned that there are two things in life that impress people way more than they should. (1) An undergraduate math degree and (2) homemade marshmallows. I know you mean it as a compliment, folks, but girls are good at math, too. Even ones that no longer have bad perms and pink plastic glasses (childhood friends – you know what I’m talking about).
Now on to number two…also unreasonably impressive. I took . . . → Read More: How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows (with Local Honey)
Clafouti is a fancy word. Technically it’s only supposed to be used to to refer to deserts made with cherries, otherwise the dish is called a flaugnarde (which is even worse). I call it lazy-man’s apple pie. What it actually reminds me of the most is Dutch pannekoeken or “Dutch pancakes”.
Lindsay is still out of town for work, and I overbought on apples, which started to get a bit old and sad. I . . . → Read More: How to Make Apple Clafouti (Lazy Apple Pie)