Thursday, July 15, 2010

Homemade Pizza

Who doesn't LOVE pizza? Everything about it screams comfort and deliciousness. Carbs, cheese, veggies... what more could you ask for in a meal?

I found a recipe for pizza dough from scratch in my trusty copy of Baking Illustrated. I decided I was up for the challenge and delved right in.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cute Boxy Pouch

I don't know about you gals, but I love having a small pouch or case in my handbag that holds all of my knick-knacks and essentials. Searching for a bobby pin or lip gloss in the depths of my bag can be a very frustrating ordeal. I found this tutorial and decided to make a couple this weekend. I already have something similar that holds my lip gloss, bobby pins, hair bands, a pen or 2, plus some other girl items... But this one is so cute, I couldn't resist making one for myself... and I plan on making a few more for my friends in the coming days.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Banana Fritters with Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Syrup

I won't say that I love bananas. I don't love them unconditionally, I only love them when they are a little bit green. Right before they ripen, still firm, with not a speck of brown on them. I don't like to eat them after the dreaded turning point, so I often find myself with the super-brown, barely-any-yellow-left-on-them-bananas. They sit on my counter, staring me in the face each morning, getting progressively browner by the minute, making me feel guilty for being so particular about my banana ripeness requirements.

This was the sad state of mine and my co-workers bananas last week. I decided to take his and mine and make something. I have made banana bread so many times, I did a quick search on the internet and came to The recipe seemed simple enough, so I went home and whipped these up.