Friday, July 18, 2014
But tea, just like coffee, is much more than just something to drink. It can be the star in a dessert where it truly is the center of attention. Or it can also take on a roll of flavoring simple desserts or adding a twist on a classic.
In this dessert it takes on a co-staring roll. The flavor of tea is utilized in each element of this truly amazing cake. Although it's in the cake, brushed on top, and in the glaze the tea flavor it truly subtle.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Despite the heat, we still enjoy pool parties, backyard cookouts, and outdoor get togethers. But, in order to survive those hot summer days and nights beverages are must be in abundance and cocktails, of some sort, are definitely preferred!
So what better beverage to use as a base of a cocktail than tea. Not just any tea though, southern style sweet tea. But when it comes down to it, is there really anything other than southern style sweet tea? I didn't think so!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
While I did (and still do) have several drink ideas, my thought was not only to share beverages but to also incorporate the beverage in actual recipes too! Once I elaborated on the subject and the ideas I had everyone was on board and so excited to see what I actually decided to share this week!
I don't think I could possibly go a week without sharing at least one dessert with you. Since desserts are my weakness it just wouldn't be right, I'd be doing you an injustice by not sharing something sweet. My only issue with this was what baked good I should share first. Then it hit me, cookies. Of course!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I know it's a little blurry, but this is the infamous picture!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Then there is the infamous sweet tea, the elixir of the south. Growing up sweet tea in the fridge was a staple. I always remember going to my best friend's house and there always being sweet tea on hand and some being made for standby. But this wasn't tea with a touch of sugar or Sweet-N-Low, this tea was made with probably about a cup of sugar, at least. And it wasn't just a typical, normal sized pitcher, this was a large pitcher like the size you'd see in the church pantry. To say that we were dependent on sweet tea would be an understatement, sweet tea was a necessity to make it through the day! I'm pretty sure I could walk in her house today and still see the same giant, pale blue pitcher in her fridge and it would be filled with the sweet goodness.