Today was one of those days where you feel how close summer is. Sure, it’s only April, but here in Utah there’s a very fine line (and short amount of time) between chilly jacket weather and hot tank top weather. One week the furnace is going, and the next the AC. Today we needed neither, it was ideal middle ground. All the windows were wide open, the birds were singing, and lawn mowers hummed in the background.
Today was perfect.
Today also got me very excited for homemade ice cream season, and I’m happy that I had jumped the gun earlier in the week when I made a batch of vanilla bean olive oil ice cream.
If I had to pick one or the other, I might call myself more of a vanilla kind of gal. That’s not to say that I don’t love chocolate, because I do, but I’ve never been one to really crave it or need a chocolate “fix”. Or so I thought.
Enter this raspberry dark chocolate ice cream with brownie chunks. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream and this gal’s chocolate conversion.
The tables have turned. I’m no longer going to settle for a shot of booze in my banana bread or a heavy handed splash in a key lime tart. I’m a fan of liquoring up my desserts, but I think I’m going to do things different from now on.
A little dessert with my drink, now this is where it’s at.
I just spent the most amazing week with my family in Seattle. My parents were missing John and decided to bring us both up for a fun pre-holiday vacation. It was great to see everyone and give John a chance to get to know them all better. We played games, did some shopping, saw some sites, and ate way too many holiday treats.
Now I’m home and very much looking forward to a quiet Christmas here. I plan to spend the next few days baking up a storm. Inspired by what I see everyone (online and offline) baking, I have a long list of sweet treats I want to make.
What are you baking this week? If you’re still looking for some inspiration, perhaps a gorgeous show-stopping dessert, look no further. This Baked Alaska is it.
Seriously, does a dessert get any prettier than this? I don’t think so.
I have so many things to be thankful for this year. My amazing husband and darling baby boy, and our new little family that I love more than anything. Our cozy little house in my favorite little big city. All of my friends, both old and [...]
I have so many things to be thankful for this year. My amazing husband and darling baby boy, and our new little family that I love more than anything. Our cozy little house in my favorite little big city. All of my friends, both old and new. This little corner of the internet and all of you who come to visit. I am one lucky gal.
I’m also thankful for milkshakes. This milkshake is a fun way to use up any leftover pie you may have from Thanksgiving. I’ll probably have a piece for breakfast Friday morning (because, why not?) but then I think a round of milkshakes will be in order that afternoon as I finally give in an pull out the Christmas decorations.