Joy Macarons


We have been trying to make it out to Joy Macarons forever. So when Linnea & I ended our dinner date & Joy was across the street, we knew it was meant to be. 

They were so delicious & of course super photogenic. Here were the flavors we got:

  • Red – Rasberry
  • Pink – Rose and Lychee
  • Yellow – Lemon Fleur de Sel
  • Green – Pistachio
  • Blue – Almond
  • Purple – Honey and Lavender 

Macarons are so yummy! I have had a few lessons from my friend in DC, but I have been wanting to try to make them on my own. If anyone has any good recipes to follow, let me know!

Xoxo,

Alyse

Thanksgiving Pie

Okay, I have always loved food, but who doesn’t. But over the past few years, I have loved the art portion of food. It’s so interesting to see how good can look gorgeous. I specifically love the cool pie crust designs people come up with. Some of them look too good to eat!

This year, I made a berry pie (mostly raspberries because those are the best) with a floating leave crust. This is the crust recipe I used. Super easy! For the filling, I rises 5 cups of berries, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, and a hint of cinnamon. Then I baked it at 375 F for 45 mins. Most the time I covered the pie with tin foil so it didn’t burn, but I took it off for the last 10-15 minutes so the crust got golden brown. 
For the design, my little sister helped me & luckily my grandma had tons of cookie cutters to work with. We did floating leaves for fall with little stars. It reminded me of a still lake at night with fall leaves and the reflecting stars. Also, we brushed some melted butter on the tips of the leaves and the edge of the pie crust and sprinkled raw sugar on it for some added crunch!

Of course we served it hot with vanilla ice cream. ? Yumm! Pie loved it berry much.

Xoxo,

Alyse

Cow Tipping Creamery

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So Nick & I were trying to leave town today. We went to bed super late backing and were up before light. We hustled to the airport only to find out we were #44 and #45 on the standby list on a full flight. Soooo…. we came home. This is part of the whole #nonrev experience. We slept for three hours because we were exhausted. When we woke up, we were craving ice cream, and I’ve been wanting to go to the Cow Tipping Creamery.

It was everything we dreamed of and more.

This is what we got:

Brownie & Cookie D’oh (hers)

  • Vanilla Bean Soft Serve
  • Triple Fudge Brownie Chunks
  • Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Cocoa Cookie Crumb
  • Brown Sugar Hot Fudge

The Salty Sweet (his)

  • Vanilla Bean Soft Serve
  • Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • Peanut Butter Sauce
  • Malted PB Pretzel Crumb
  • Brown Butter Ritz Crumb

K, but seriously. The menu alone had me drooling. I will def be back to try more flavors. You can find the full menu here!

Turns out, we had a great day despite not being able to fly. And, we’ll try again tomorrow!

Xoxo,

Alyse