Cream pies are one of my favorite types of desserts. Refreshingly cool, with a smooth filling, and pillows of whipped cream, they are absolutely delicious. This recipe takes the classic cream pie and turns it into a more portable bar. The best thing about these coconut cream bars is that no pastry dough is needed. The crust is a mixture of shortbread cookies and coconut, while the filling is a coconut custard, and the topping is sweet whipped cream. Doesn't it sound divine? Wait until you read the recipe! Do so now when you read more
Posts for April 7th 2008
You know I'm excited about the launch of ShopStyle Living, the perfect place to find all of your kitchen and dining desires in one easily searchable format. Last month, we celebrated the launch by giving away five $500 gift cards to some of our favorite home stores, including Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Macy's. All you had to do to enter was create a look on ShopStyle Living. (Click here to learn how to create a look.)
Now I'm pleased to annouce our winners! Congratulations to these TeamSugar users, who win the gift cards of their choice. Check out their great looks:
- Tropical Dream Look, created by Kathryne4, who chose a Pottery Barn gift card.
- Casual Elegance, created by Lukal, who chose a Pottery Barn gift card.
- Carefree Chef, created by Lmcguffie, who chose a Macy's Home gift card.
- Master Bedroom, created by Pez4Pres, who chose a Crate & Barrel gift card.
- Living Room, created by Anelev3, who chose a Macy's Home gift card.
A little while back, we received a bottle of Limoncé, Italy's "Number One Selling Limoncello." We planned on trying it straight, but when I stumbled across a recipe for a Limoncello Collins, I knew we had to try that instead. The original recipe asks you to make a large batch in a pitcher, unfortunately we didn't have a one at the Sugar HQ and we whipped up individual drinks instead. However, I wished we had used a pitcher; it was difficult to get the ratio just right and tedious to mix up several — sort of like lemonade, you might as well make one big batch. Yet the result was a delicious, not to mention deceptively naughty, drink. If you're mixing these up for friends, have extra bubbly water (or lemon/lime soda) on hand. Half the folks thought it was too strong, while the other half thought the mix of Limoncé mixed and Bluecoat gin was just right.
To get the recipe for the refreshing take on an old classic, read more
What appears to be a indulgent breakfast is actually an amazingly seductive strawberry dessert. Limoncello, cream cheese, strawberries, and more? Sign me up!— What's For Lunch Honey?
In order to prepare ourselves for the much-anticipated Sex and the City movie, Fab and I are hosting a SATC marathon in her new apartment. We're inviting our best gal pals and asking them to dress like their favorite character. After we've had our fill of appetizers and episodes, we're going out dancing. Before we can start planning, we've got to choose a date and send invitations. To see how I made the invites pictured here, read more
If you're a fan of Jamba Juice, then you might want to set your alarm a tiny bit earlier tomorrow, April 8. From opening time until 10 a.m, participating Jamba Juice locations will be giving away free breakfast.
The giveaway is to promote their new breakfast meals — have you seen them? They're like thick blended yogurts with granola on top — and will be limited to 12-oz. products including Juice, Juices, Chunk Strawberry, Granola Toppers, and Yogurt Blends. Of course it's one per customer and only available at participating locations. There may also be a bit of a line, but that's the price you'll have to pay for free.
If you're planning on headed out, be sure to find a Jamba Juice near you.
I was checking out the Kitchen Goddess group when I came across this salad from Bettyesque. I'm on a bit of a ridiculous olive kick at the moment, and the green and black olives — combined with all the yummy stuff like artichoke hearts and sopressata — just sounded so divine. To check out her original recipe for an Italian-style pasta salad, read more
Last Call! The UK Jacks Up Booze Prices For Safety's Sake
Sorry, England, you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. Parliament is considering mandating a higher minimum price for alcohol, to keep boozy Britons from hurting themselves — and others.
Recently, PartySugar surprised me with a delicious mini-bagel with cream cheese, lox, and capers. It was a nice treat and really hit the spot. The capers were a particularly nice touch and it got me wondering, do you like capers?
Use leftover Jamaican spiced pork to make a scrumptious island-inspired salad. A simple vinaigrette is made with fresh lime and orange juice, dijon, and curry powder. For the salad, spinach and cabbage are tossed with red peppers, golden raisins, oranges, and avocados. Topped with the spicy pork, this salad is provocative and delicious.
To see how it's made, read more