A long drive, friends, family, my birthday, and maple syrup, that pretty much sums up last week.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Maple season has finally started. Thank goodness, because I am all out of my father's maple syrup. I actually had to buy a bottle of maple syrup at the grocery store to make these.
I do miss living close to my parents and popping over to their house during maple season. The smell of boiling maple water is intoxicating. And having that first sip of freshly made, piping hot maple syrup is the best. Good thing we will be heading up north again soon. My kids love being at the sugar house. And my daughter is looking forward to seeing some snow again. After spending the past week in flip flops, I sure don't look forward to packing all our winter gear.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Sometimes things don't exactly go as planned. My first attempt at the Baileys cupcakes led to a more bread like consistency. Which is fine if that was what I was going for, but I wanted a more cake like consistency. So back to the drawing board I went. Got it right the second time. Then I had to wait for my neighbor to give me some of his Jameson Irish Whiskey so I could make the filling. I also was out of Guinness (I wonder why?) and had to wait for my husband to go to the package store. So long story short, this took all week. Have no fear, it was all worth the wait.