March in Photos.
The month of March came and left in about 20 seconds. And somehow I did all of this.
First, omg. I finished my MANUSCRIPT! I didn’t sleep for about a week.
Above: strawberry buttercreams. Above above: a chocolate full of chocolate.
Both recipes are in my new cookbook, Sally’s Candy Addiction. Pre-sale for the book has officially begun! This you might already know. But what you don’t know is that after I handed in the manuscript, I took a week off from the kitchen, drank champagne for lunch, slept for about 4 days straight, and bought myself some new shoes that scream warm weather. Look at them! I got them in yellow.
I bought the seriously sunny shoes the day it snowed 5 inches.
And then I made honey sweetened strawberry lemonade, which scared all the snow away. No, really. It all melted the next day. Never underestimate the power of… lemonade.
Visited Chaddsford Winery with my bud Amy. Fondue, live music, wine flowing, sun shining. Hellooooo spring!
SOMEONE turned 7 this month! Hey Jude.
I surprised Kevin and myself by making a gluten free fruit tart with a crust made from only 2 ingredients that actually tastes really, really good.
An issue of People magazine I’ll certainly be keeping forever.
In the magazine, I share an exclusive recipe for sunshine-sweet, bright ‘n flavorful Glazed Orange Pound Cake. The April 6th issue is currently on stands.
Britney’s on the cover. Maybe she reads my blog now? Hi Britney Spears. Your concert was the first I ever went to and, at age 14, I knew the dance to You Drive Me Crazy.
To end the month, we celebrated my sister Sarah’s bridal shower in St. Louis. Their big day is June 20th in Baltimore (where she and Charlie met).
The calendar sugar cookies with a heart around the wedding date were one of my favorite details. I mean, really. Look how cute.
Good food, friends, family, laughs, presents, mimosas!
GREAT desserts. (I didn’t make them.) The raspberry crumb bar with some shortbread crust that tasted like dreams was my favorite. Should I make them? I think I should make them.
And finally, meet Sasha. She’s Sarah’s teeny tiny maltipoo, about the size of Jude.
She’s 7 pounds, which is about 1/18th the size of Jude. Little miss Sasha is 10 and enjoys being held like a baby, rolling over your hairbrush to scratch her back, and sleeping on your pillow dangerously close to your head.
Q: What was your favorite part of March?
Q: What are you looking forward to this spring?