I have debated this decision for months now, and I finally got up the courage to go ahead with it.
This will be my last and final post on Good Old Days.
I have spent a decent amount of time creating a new space for myself. One that is fresh and new. One that will allow me to want
to blog again. I know it may not make sense to a lot of people, but
there is just something about starting fresh. This blog has been with me
for the last 4 years, and has seen me through a lot of life changes.
However, I feel that I am a completely different person
now. It's a good thing. I am so happy that I will always have this blog
to look back on. To reminisce. To relive those happy moments in life.
And now I have my new blog, Junk Drawer, to grow and become who I am as a blogger now because goodness knows that has certainly changed since I started blogging.
I hope this doesn't confuse anyone, and I hope you'll follow along on my new adventure here! Be sure to change your Reader/feed to the new one!
you so much for your readership! I am so happy with all the friends I
have met through this blog, and I just know I'll make many more in the
So head on over to my new blog to check out the first post!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Baking has become such a crazy fun activity for me as of late. I've been having so much fun in the kitchen, trying out new recipes, and trying to use up things in our fridge! Who knew that this wannabe-domestic could actually be domestic! (The husband is definitely loving this too.) I picked up a bunch of Meyer Lemons at the grocery store because I had never heard of them before (I know. I'm SO behind on the times), but I knew I wanted to bake something with them, so I did a little bit of googling and came across this recipe by the Smitten Kitchen.
You guys...they are so good. I ate
Have any of you ever baked/cooked with Meyer lemons before? I'd love some suggestions for recipes. Maybe a curd or cake? The possibilities are endless!
Meyer Lemon & Cranberry Scones | slightly adapted from The Smitten Kitchen who adapted from here
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated Meyer lemon zest
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
1 1/4 cups dried cranberries
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
01 | Preheat oven to 400 F and line a cookie or baking sheet with parchment paper.
02 | Peel or zest lemons and chop finely.
03 | In food processor (or with whisk/spoon) mix flower, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, and zest until mixture is well mixed. (Should be rather coarse.) Transfer to large bowl.
04 | In a small bowl beat egg and yolk until mixed and then stir in the heavy cream. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir until combined.
05 | Flour the countertop well, and with floured hands, pat or roll the dough out until it is about 1 inch thick, and cut with a 2 inch biscuit cutter (or rim of class). Cut out as many as possible, and reroll scraps as needed. Place on baking sheet keeping them about 1 inch apart from each other.
06 | Place in oven (on center rack). Bake for 15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Enjoy with a glass of milk, butter, fresh whipped cream, or whatever you fancy!
Friday, December 28, 2012
I love it though. Going back to West Virginia is really going to be hard...
Thursday, December 27, 2012
We did something similar last year, and it is a tradition that we've come to cherish. When you talk to most people who are graduated from college or any adults in general, you tend to hear that they didn't really stay friends with anyone they went to high school with. We stayed friends with most of ours. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people to call our friends. It is even more wonderful that when we all get together, despite living thousands of miles apart, it's like no time has passed. They are such wonderful people, and I know we'll be friends for years to come.
We are so so blessed.
Are you still friends with anyone you went to high school with?