June 2017 archive

Strawberry Milk

Strawberry Milk

Given the choice between strawberry and chocolate milk, chocolate reigns supreme. If you need concrete proof, just poll your local preschool classroom at lunchtime. Those sweet little faces with the discerning palates¬†will choose chocolate every time and then, with their eyes locked on yours, proceed to pour the strawberry milk out on the floor in front of you, as if to say “how dare you even suggest I drink such a revolting beverage?” Never mind that you just watched them eat dirt five minutes earlier. But I digress.

I, too, am a lover of chocolate milk. But I’ve always thought that strawberry milk never really got a fair shake.

Strawberry MilkEnter: this fool-proof homemade strawberry milk.

It turns out that if you blend real, honest-to-goodness strawberries with milk, sugar, and buttermilk, magic happens. Instead of the sickly sweet strawberry Nesquik from our childhood, you get a creamy, perfectly pink, lightly sweetened, unbelievably delightful treat. Happiness in a glass.

Strawberry Milk

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German Chocolate Cake 2.0

German Chocolate Cake

I’m generally not one to brag. But guys, I’m kind of a German chocolate cake expert. Really.

You see, my husband’s all-time favorite, “if you could choose one thing to eat for the rest of your life” dessert is German chocolate cake.

And he requests it for LITERALLY every. single. special. occasion. in. his. life.

We’re talking birthdays. Anniversaries. Promotions. New jobs. New houses. New babies. Arbor Day. (Okay, no, we don’t actually celebrate Arbor Day. But you get the picture.)

We’ve been married eight years this August, so I’ve made approximately 23988948594543 German chocolate cakes in my life. If that doesn’t make me an expert on the subject, I don’t know what does.

And trust me when I say that if there’s a new twist on the German chocolate cake out there, I’ve tried it. I mean, you can only make the exact same cake so many times before you just get bored out of your ever loving mind.

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