January 31, 2015

Blueberry Scones

Looking for a flaky, buttery, dense scone to sink your teeth into? I was, and so was my little sister who has a similar fondness for scones as dessert (not too sweet, but still sweet enough!) so I decided to try a new blueberry scone recipe. Problem is I've tried over a dozen so it took a little digging to find a brand new on on google that I could also trust. 

In comes Joy of baking. This scone recipe is easy and classic. They tasted tart and buttery. So good.

Ps I skipped the streusel because it trends to capture moisture over a couple days and lose it's streusel crunchiness but I wish I had done it...I love streusel!!! 


Recipe from: http://joyofbaking.com/scones/SconesBlueberryStreusel.html

Have a happy weekend! 

January 29, 2015

Triple Berry Yogurt Trifle

I was recently gifted a trifle bowl and I knew that it was time to try this recipe I had bookmarked a couple years ago. I know, why I haven't bought a trifle bowl myself is beyond me. Or just made the dessert and put it in a regular bowl. I guess I was superstitious about putting a trifle in a non-trifle bowl, but anyways....

This is not a traditional trifle but it's delicious and light and satisfying in a way that not many desserts can be. It offers the creamy taste of Greek yogurt mixed with fresh whipped cream while still settling light and airy in your tummy. The berries can be frozen so it's year round. And I love a dessert with ladyfingers. If double the amount of ladyfingers next time I make this because the ratio of yogurt to cake was too low for my taste but maybe that's just because I love ladyfingers with a bizarre amount of zeal.

Enjoy this no-bake, no-fuss, yet altogether impressive dessert! 

January 28, 2015

Mark Bittman's Thai Chicken Laarb

This was a great weeknight meal. I used ground turkey instead of chicken because our Trader Joe's doesn't carry ground chicken. It was fast, easy, and delicious. I used a medley of mint, cilantro, and green onions for my topping. The green onions were a little strong in flavor so I'd skip them next time. 


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