My favorite snack lately has been snow cones. They are light, fruity and the perfect temperature for hot summer days. But what I have found is even better than snow cones are granitas. True granitas are frozen desserts from Sicily, similar to an Italian ice but prepared differently by scraping the ice during the freezing process. The flavor possibilities are whatever your heart desires!
I hope you all have enjoyed your Memorial Day. Memorial weekend harbors a lot of different emotions and feelings. Sadness for those we grieve, eagerness for kids to start summer and joy to spend time with friends and family. My parents instilled very patriotic values into our family, so for us Memorial Day weekend means paying respect to those who lost their lives fighting for our country and seeing those who matter most to us.
Way back in the day when I was in Physician Assistant school, I would occasionally bring homemade baked goods to share with the medical staff during my rotations. It was my way of thanking others for their help. Emergency medicine rotation received brownies, family medicine received sugar cookies, etc… The longer I did this the more I realized it was not just a “thank you” but also a better way for this quiet P.A. student to get to know the staff better. The day I baked these cookie dough cupcakes was the day I met everyone! They are sweet, rich, and incorporate a fan favorite – cookie dough.
Hello friends! Whether you celebrate tomorrow as Valentines, Galentines or Anti-Valentine’s Day, it is always a lovely day to have fun and spread love. I delight in a little debauchery with chocolate and wine, but invite other new traditions and sweet treats to join. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I have a last minute guide with ideas for outfits, gifts and food.
It may be freezing temperatures outside, but that doesn’t hold me back from having a tropical dessert. Y’all, this piña colada cake is amazing! This was my mom’s idea, and we had a great time making it. (She may have accidentally spilled the wine bottle in the cake mix…)