Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Meringue Mushrooms



My three sisters and I are all creative, which makes it fun to see what we all come up with - especially around the holidays.

My oldest sister has 3 kids, and apparently last week was bake-sale week. So she needed some good ideas.


 

In browsing some of the cookbooks handed down from our mom, she found a recipe for meringue mushrooms and knew she had to try them. I think the results are pretty darn adorable. Didn't she do a great job? They're about 2-3 inches tall each.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Origami Bunny Favor Boxes

The instant I saw these posted at How About Orange, I knew I had to make some. Easter isn't the biggest holiday for me, but I do love me some bunnies and chicks. Combine that with origami and little candy holders, and I'm sold. I had to make two big ones and two little ones, and I'm prepared to make a bunch as candy holders for Easter at my sister's house. You know, if she pulls my arm and demands it. Bunny army, here I come!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee, Revisited

I posted this on my Cuppa Fog Blog last year, but with this gorgeous weather we've been having the past few days in the Bay Area, I feel the need to revisit it.

Iced coffee can be hit or miss. I'm very particular about my coffee, as many of you know. So coming across this recipe for cold-brewed iced coffee was exciting for me. Any time I brewed it hot and then tried to chill it, it came out tasting bitter and, well, just gross. This technique allows all the lovely flavor of the beans to stay in the coffee, so you don't have that problem. Plus, brewing it as a concentrate means that you can add as much water or milk as you want, or use it for other tasty frozen treats, like popsicles or granita. And it stays good for up to 2 weeks in the fridge (not that mine lasts that long).