Sunday, April 25, 2010

Number 52: Snickerdoodles

Hello readers! This photo has been lounging around for a while, and I seem to have lost the recipe for these marvelous sugar cookies. Fear not! Roomie will help me find it once she finishes stressing out about school and life in 6 weeks (and I'm in the same boat). Maybe I'll find it before. Just wanted to show off (teehee) the super cute duck cookie cutters I got at Cost Plus World Market.

Also, I have decided to serve tartelettes at my wedding, like this farmer market inspired party. Those are some gorgeous tarts. I'm thinking a "create your own" bar, although it may take some arranging to make it super-versatile.

EDIT: found the my recipe notebook. It's obviously a bit disorganized. 

Sugar cookies / Snickerdoodles

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Life Stills: Picnic in the park

A bunch of friends and I decided to make the best of a breezy spring day and headed out to have a picnic.We stuffed everything into bags and brought a Snuggie to sit on. Success.

The menu:
chips and guac
ham/turkey and cheese sandwiches
sugar cookies
california cuties tangerines
fresh pineapple, courtesy of M

The itinerary:
climbing trees

More photos after the jump

Thursday, April 15, 2010

National food holidays

It has come to my attention that April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Really?

So I looked up some stuff on the Web and found the food we should be celebrating in May.

May, it turns out, is:
National Barbecue Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month

So start off with chips and salsa, a barbecue beef burger with a salad to balance it out, and chocolate custard (taking care of National Egg Month) and strawberries for dessert.

Also, Wikipedia says May is the Month of the Man. What does that even mean? Man as in, The Man, or Man as in Being or Man as in Woman and Man. And if it's the latter, is there a month of the WOMAN?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Number 51: Strawberry shortcake

Sorry for the delay! I have been making things, but as usual, no opportunity to photograph. Chocolate ice cream must be the most difficult thing to capture.

Story: In middle school my friends and I referred to ourselves in terms of berries - a good friend of mine was Strawberry. So I made her a Strawberry Shortcake 3-D picture sort of thing, so when I think of strawberry shortcake, I think of spending countless hours cutting and gluing and all that jazz. Not this delicious dessert.

I saw this recipe while browsing Chicago Home + Garden and had to try it. It was just so cute! Obviously, mine are not as cute as theirs, but I try.

In other news, I was able to obtain my ultimate internship this summer! Staying in LA, hoping to find an apartment so I can avoid the soul-sucking commute.

Strawberry shortcake

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Cake vs. Pie: The final four

I love this. Vote now!