Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monster Cookies

This week I went to visit my sister at school. These days whenever I go anywhere, I am pretty much expected to bring some baked goods. Which is fine, really, except my pesky little sister has a really pesky milk allergy. Like, goes into shock if she eats even the tiniest bit of milk. And what baked goods can one possibly make without dairy?

Even more importantly, why are all margarine brands in this country made with milk?? Seriously, people!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pear Brie Tart

Hi there, universe.

You and I have been a bit at odds lately. First there was traveling internationally with two kids under the age of 5. Why-oh-why do they not sell kids benadryl in my country? To all the nice people on our flights, stop giving me death looks. I don't want to be around my kids on a plane any more than you do.

Then there was wedding hullabaloo and nonstop in-laws. And a trip to the ER with our obscure traveler's insurance.

And that was just the beginning.

In short, universe, you have taken the last ounce of my energy and motivation and I simply cannot whip up a culinary masterpiece. But I sure can throw together a fancy schmancy tart that looks and tastes divine and takes all of 5 minutes in prep. Ready? Go.