We bought a house!

We bought a house!

We bought a house! We’ve been living here now since December 23rd! Probably the worst time ever to move, but Merry Christmas to us! It’s a 3 bed, 2 bath, and it’s got a 2 car garage. It’s on a little under half an acre, and it’s not fenced on one side, but we will handle that as soon as the ground thaws so that the dog can run freely. We don’t have it all the way set up yet, so I don’t have any images of the house since we’ve been living here. Even though our housewarming party is on Saturday and I need to get on that. I do have real estate photos though! The kitchen is totally gorgeous, too. And bright! I am so excited to be able to take real blog photos. And to be able to post more about things which I don’t need to plan ahead to be done in the brightest of daylight so I can take it over to the window to take pictures. And I’ll be able to take real progress photos or videos, which will be awesome. I’m looking forward to our new lives in this house! Our new kitchen with two pantries! And also all of the living posts I will be able to make and hopefully gardening too, this summer! Now, time to look at some...
Sugar Rush: Review

Sugar Rush: Review

In the past, I have never been super attracted to pastry and sweets books. But now that I am in culinary school and considering going into the Baking & Pastry side of the program, I figured it would be a good time to check one out, and this one looked very good from the preview. That, and I am in love with the fact that it actually teaches people how to COOK the food and not just gives them a recipe for it. It shows them how to make it, and why they do the things they do – and for a successful recipe, with something as temperamental as most desserts – that is so, so important. If you don’t understand why you are doing a certain step, what’s to stop you from trying to skip it to save time? First Impressions Okay, this is a huge book. And it’s such a solid book, which as a collector I like, but also as someone who COOKS from the books, I like. I want a book which will resist some water and which will not start to crack around the binding if I keep it open for too long. It also has very high-quality pages, which I adore for the same reasons as above. But I also adore them because they are gorgeous! This whole book is beautiful. Everything from the glossy dessert sauces, to the creams, to the piped meringues makes me want to make it. I just want to go over to Johnny Iuzzini’s house and eat everything that comes out of his kitchen. The Recipes I think...