wednesday wonderfulness

I'm trying to get more consistent with this posting thing, you guys!


two things that just made my Monday exponentially better

Last night's performance of "One Day More" at the Oscars: This sketch by a very young Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry:



wednesday wonderfulness, short and sweet

That's all for now! Duty calls. 


Happy monday!

We spent the weekend in Ohio, freezing our butts off. So, you know, the usual. Anyway, here are a couple of things making me happy today.

  • Vine. Are you on there yet? If you're not, you can still view videos
  • House of Cards. Instead of watching the super bowl last night, hubs and I watched the first four episodes of this (and followed the game on our phones). So far it's quite fun. Not an instant classic, but hey: David Fincher and Kevin Spacey? I'm there. '
That's all I've got for now. Enjoy, lovelies! 


recipe reviews

I don't know about you all, but when I need recipie inspiration these days, about 75% of the time I go to pinterest. Usually I know I've pinned something, or I can skim across boards until I see an idea I like. The problem lies when it's time to actually COOK things. Do I ever manage it? Well, this week I've been trying to knock some off the list, and here is what I've found. First up: sweet onion mac n cheese.

I LOVE the idea here. Flavoring mac and cheese with caramelized onions? Um, delicious! Unfortunately, the execution left something to be desired. I've been doing my mac and cheese without a b├ęchamel sauce for a while now, so we're used to a very cheesy, not-too-heavy dish. That was not the case. This had a TON of sauce (1c flour/1c butter/5 c milk for one pound of pasta!) and the cheese flavor was kind of drowned. I'm going to try to use this concept in my recipe from here on out.

Oh. My. Goodness. SO GOOD. I actually doubled this (she had cut it in half, and I had a TON of apples to use up) but I think I forgot to double the glaze. No matter. Was moist, delicious, flavorful, and perfect. Keep!

Amazing! I did this as both a sheet cake and cupcakes, and it was a winner both times. I literally made it twice in two days; it's that easy. Note: when I made it as a sheet cake, I cut back on the icing and added sour cream to cut the sweetness. Worked very well. So, lovelies, what have you been pinning and making lately?