Awesome in April

Awesome in April

Awesome in April

April’s been a strange give and take. The weather and life has been unpredictable. On the plus side, I’ve been racking up a bajilliondy hours of comp time. Not that I’ll ever be able to use it. We’ve been spending a lot of time outside with Geoff’s dumb dog to try to soak up the stingy sunshine. My phone shows lots of photos of flowers, and I can’t remember doing much else. I must have been really lazy this month Maybe I should start taking notes.

I think I might have spent more time reading about food then actually cooking it. Here are some of my favorites.

These Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Doughnuts look absolutely dreamy. I need them now. 

Breakfast Poutine with Hollondaise Sauce sounds just absolutely ridiculous. I might need a monitor to hold me back. 

If we’re sticking with a vaguely breakfast theme, let’s all eat this Blintz Baked French Toast every day forever. 

Your favorites this month were peanut butter fudge, classic crunchy peanut butter cookies, and buffalo chicken pinwheels. Get it!

May is bringing all kinds of excitement and a near certainty of sunshine, even if it’s not in this country. I’ll see you on the other side. 

Awesome in March

Awesome in March

Awesome in March

March was actually pretty tough. We started off with a snow storm, got a dog, and haven’t seen the sun in Scotland since I don’t know when. Work has been absolutely ridiculous, and I’ve been feeling like a non-stop failure.

We got to make two trips down to England to visit family. I love a train journey, though they’re slightly less relaxing with a dog. I do love the change of scenery and the chance to get out of the city for a while when we’re down there. It’s also nice not have to make as many decisions or wash as many dishes. We finished the month with waffles and candied bacon at the new Tribeca in Merchant City, and it was absolutely lovely.

I’m thinking I definitely need to eat these Honey Cheddar Scones with Black Pepper. They look absolutely gorgeous. 

This Lemon Sugar Cookie Crumb Pie is just pure genius. I have a feeling I won’t be able to share.

I lost it the first time I saw these Mini Swedish Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes. This photo makes me absolutely ravenous. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Some of your favorites this month were a buttery nipple milkshake, chocolate peanut butter gooey butter cake, and caramel butterscotch muffins. That’s my kind of sweet tooth. 

We might make it above 10 degrees in the next week. Fingers crossed we’re diving into Spring any minute now. Love ya, kids.

Awesome in February

Awesome in February

Awesome in February

February went down in a vortex of overtime, non-stop Olympic viewing, illness, and a big fat pile of snow. My job ranged from ultra-glam (for work) video projects to muddy days outside in the snow with teenagers showing true resilience while I cowered in the car trying not to get pneumonia. I had been reading about all the American bloggers getting struck down with nasty colds and flu and was feeling so lucky to still be holding onto health until last Saturday when I was knocked over by a bad cold myself. Still waiting on recovery. 

I finally saw Coco, and it was absolutely darling. I’m on a slow slog through the Alexander Hamilton biography. It’s interesting, but it always takes me ages to finish non-fiction books. I’m also a little over halfway through season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale which is completely amazing but differs from the book quite a bit. I haven’t yet decided how I feel about that. I guess I just feel this is one case where it’s super important to read the source material if you haven’t already. Margaret Atwood is such a genius, there’s no excuse not to.

Some of the most memorable moments from the Olympics were Shaun White winning a truly triumphant third gold medal, the Shib Sibs pouring their beautifully synchronized hearts out on the ice in the long dance, and the legendary BBC commentary in the freestyle snowboarding and skiing, capped off by a bronze medal win for Team GB’s Billy Morgan in the men’s big air competition . 

All that time in front of the TV gave me plenty of opportunities to catch up on my favorite food blogs. Somebody please throw a party so I can bring this gorgeous Lemon Sheet Cake from How Sweet It Is. 

I wish I had stockpiled the ingredients for this Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese. It looks like a perfect snow day feast. 

I sadly missed out on a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with this stupid cold. How perfect would these Funfetti Chip Scones been for just such an occasion? 

Double Chocolate Muffins | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Your favorite recipes this month were Double Chocolate Muffins, Passion Fruit Green Tea, and Chicken Parmesan. As always, your taste is impeccable. 

March is introducing itself with a red weather warning that’s already been deemed a second snow day. As happy as I am to have some extra time to recover from my illness, I’m holding out hopes for a hint of sunshine in the near future, even if I have to create it myself. Don’t forget to be awesome, kids.

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