Monday, May 31, 2010

Red, White & Blue Dessert

Okay... Okay...
So technically 
blackberries are not blue
(purple maybe?)
~blueberries would work too~

here is the 5 minute
(construction time)
recipe for 
Graham Cracker Icebox Cake
(crazy easy)

All you need is:

Graham Crackers
Whipped Cream
Berries (your choice)
Chocolate sauce (optional)

I used strawberries & blackberries
it would be very tasty
with  any fruit of your choice

the trick to Icebox cakes is layering
*all you have to do is *

1. layer of crackers
2. layer of whipped cream
3. layer of fruit
4. another layer of cream
5. repeat until satisfied
(or out of fruit)
6. refrigerate for atleast 2 hours
so that the crackers 
soak up
the whipped cream
7. top with chocolate sauce

*i made mine from scratch*
~but really there are no rules here~

~Icebox cakes rank pretty high~
in our house for dessert
*no oven required*

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ice cream is happiness condensed. ~Jessi Lane Adams

Fresh Popsicles in less than 15 minutes
Yes Please!
~how fun does this gadget look~
my mind is whirling
*with frozen treat ideas*

Quick Pop™ Maker

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dreams really can come true


So Pee Wee Herman
 is coming to NYC
~for a limited run on Broadway~

Picture me
 in a vintage dress
*somewhere in the audience*
and basically my childhood dreams
have come true

Mr. Herman & I had a standing date
on saturday mornings 
when I was wearing care bear pajamas
~I found his red bow tie~
very handsome
(still do)

I am seriously considering a lovely
weekend in NYC this fall

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Daydream Believing

Dear Patio,

       I really enjoy having a cup of coffee in the sunshine with
you. But it might be time to update your look from beach chairs
to something more adult. Here are my suggestions for the fast
approaching summer season.

All my Love,


Monday, May 24, 2010

a Tisket a Tasket- We've got a new Picnic Basket

Happiness is a Warm puppy
~ Lulu loves picnics ~

My Mans got Skills

"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon;
 to me those have always been the two most beautiful words
 in the English language." 

~My Boyfriends got skills~

there is nothing better than a 
Lazy Lowcountry afternoon
with Hula Hoops

He is almost as good as I am

Summer Olympics 
-Here we come-

Sunday, May 23, 2010

~Squirrel Buster~

For my Birthday 
I received the 
Squirrel Buster Bird feeder 
(thanks boyfriend)

~Well as I was headed to work~
check out what was
going on in my backyard

Team work Squirrels!
they developed a good system

 would shake the feeder 
as the other enjoyed 
~the seeds on the ground~

Here is my fav

I'm pretty sure my bird feeder
has been
Squirrel Busted!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So while I've been away...

In the blink of an eye
I have turned 26

~Birthday Sushi~

Thank you to my fantastic Boyfriend
who without my knowledge 
gathered some one my best and closest friends
for a lovely night
(of maybe too much champagne)

Isn't he the bestest

Love you.

Good News!

May has been a hard blogging month
I dunno why
~I'm gonna persevere though~
 because it has been an exciting week
(more on that later)


sorry to be cryptic
but I still believe in jinxes 

Woo Hoo!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!


Spring Buttermilk Blackberry Pudding Fool

I don't know why
 they call this dessert a Fool
~maybe I should look that up~

I had a bunch of blackberries to use up
and with a little experimenting 
-this recipe was born-

*It's just summery and delicious*

here is my recipe for a nice use of any berry:

1 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 egg yolks
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup berries (blackberries whole)
1 cup berries (reserved for garnish)
1 cup lowfat whipped topping a bowl
whisk together all dry ingredients 
to remove lumps 

2. in a sauce pan whisk together
buttermilk, egg yolks, and vanilla
over low heat

3. slowly add in dry ingredients
and stir constantly
until the mixture thickens to coat
the back of a wooden spoon

4. add in first cup of berries
I like to mash them up a bit 
to get the juices going
then remove from heat

5. once it's cool
fold in the whipped topping
and top with remaining berries!

~I served mine in fillo cups~
I am quite happy with they way 
this recipe came out
it's perfect for a hot lowcountry evening

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I am the Hero of this story

“I am not always good and noble.
 I am the hero of this story, 
but I have my off moments.”
— P.G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens

I recently read this quote
and instantly fell head over heels for it
~it reminded me of a lovely song by Regina Spektor~

I've been itching for a new tattoo
this quote
 might be lovely
~in a romantic cursive font~

P.S. don't freak out mom i'm just thinking about it~