Consider making a homemade batch of lilac syrup that will last weeks in the refrigerator and will preserve the lilac’s floral notes long after the flowers are gone.
I hadn’t had stuffed shells in years and years and had never developed a recipe for them. I felt inspired. It was something I probably would never have come up with on my own. The cravings of the people around me are most often my greatest motivation.
I am one of the ones who enjoys using rhubarb each spring and summer, and I look forward to finding new ways to use it, some of them downright delicious. Its bright color is captivating and its acidity surprising.
I’m offering you a special coffee treat to make for all the moms in your life. Because we need it. Because we survive on it. Because we deserve it. One sip of this homemade toasted coconut iced coffee and mom will be momentarily transported to a far-flung island with sand and waves and coconut trees, enjoying sweet, highly caffeinated bliss.
I wanted to kick my breakfast game up a notch, as Emeril Lagasse would say, and invoke the flavors of Bananas Foster. But, I had no desire to be setting things aflame in my kitchen at 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning while just sipping my first cup of coffee.