While I am working on some tasty recipes for future posts, I thought this would be a good time to share my trip to NYC.
I have been to New York City before, but it has been about 15 years (gasp) since my last trip. The first time I visited NYC, it was love at first sight. I could not get enough of this city – it is absolutely magical. On my first two trips, I was more of a tourist. I had to ask people directions, wasn’t sure how to hail a cab, and maybe got a little lost. This trip was a totally different experience. I went with my friend, Kristin, who actually lived in the city for a few years, so it was like I had my own personal guide to show me how to be a real New Yorker. Blah..blah..blah..enough of the back story. Here are some fun and exciting things we did:
It’s popsicle season ya’ll. Popsicles are one of the cheapest and easiest desserts to make. Did I mention the variations are practically endless? I am starting this season off with an adult popsicle. These peach sangria popsicles are a perfect way to beat the heat.
- 3 ripe peaches
- 3/4 cups raspberries
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 cup plus 1 tbsp. white wine, divided
- 3 tbsp. peach schnapps
- Pit and thinly slice one peach. Add to a bowl with the raspberries, sugar, and 1 tbsp. of wine. stir gentle to combine. Let stand for 20 minutes.
- Peel, pit, and coarsely chop the remaining 2 peaches. Combine in a food processor or blender with the remaining one cup of wine and peach schnapps. Puree until smooth
It’s the Thursday before a holiday weekend, and all I can think about is what yummy treats am I going to make over the long weekend. I currently don’t have a planned menu for the weekend. We are just going to grill a few things, and I may make a pasta salad or grill some veggies. I know one thing – I am going to make it’s this Chocolate Strawberry Ripple ice cream. I have made this several times, and it truly is one of my favorite homemade ice cream recipes. The best part about this recipe is you – don’t have to use an ice cream maker! Happy 4th to you and yours – and let’s be thankful for the many freedoms we enjoy in this country.
“What’s been going on around here?” you may be asking. A whole lot of life and living with work, new house, school, and this crazy family. It has been a while since I have touched this little place of mine, and I really do miss it. This is the place where I share all my creativity with friends, family, and well all the others out there that have stumbled upon this blog. Here’s a little insight on what’s been going on lately.
We moved into a new house in August (Yay!) and it has been a lot of work. I have been using a lot of my time trying to make this new, unfamiliar place feel like home. I am finally at a good point with almost everything in a place. The kids have adjusted great to the new neighborhood and are starting to make new friends. I am blessed to have a bigger kitchen to inspire me to create new recipes. While I have been doing some new stuff, it’s still busy with work and life. I want to get started again and hope that I can get my creative juices flowing enough to make some great things to share with all of you.