I am so late to things. Iced coffee (made at your house) is definitely where it's at and you should go make some now. Especially if you live in a hot climate and especially if it is the afternoon. Or morning. Or evening.
Super easy: 1/4 cup coffee grounds per 1 cup water (enough for a generous single serving). Put water and grounds in a cup and let it sit for a few minutes. Chase your toddler around the house, ask him if he needs to potty, and then come back to it. Use a strainer with a paper towel inside and pour the water/coffee mix through the strainer and into your mug of choice. Add just a bit of water, ice, and milk. Add sugar if you want that, too, and maybe even a spoonful of coolwhip.
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (incidentally with a forward by Ina's good friend Martha Stewart) was, really, one of the first cookbooks I fell in love with. Any recipe I made was golden, and that's hard to forget.
These cupcakes are part normal cupcake and part Barefoot Contessa. The cake itself is just a standard vanilla - you could even use a mix. Go ahead, I don't judge & the icing will save it anyway. The icing is the Barefoot Contessa's cream cheese icing- the one she puts on her coconut cupcakes. [Seriously, make these for your coworkers. They will love you forever and hold your baking skills in high esteem.]