I wanted to make cookies with red and green for Christmas. The green was easy, no not kale but pistachios. I always say pistachio is the most overlooked flavor in American desserts so it was a no-brainier. However being new to a Paleo lifestyle, I was having a bit of trouble with the red. MyRead more
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned while embracing paleo lifestyle is the old boy scout motto “Be prepared.” Every day I ask my husband around 6:30 or 7 “what do you want for dinner?” This is followed by a lengthy discussion of where we are going to get delivery. I realize this is horrifyingRead more
Can’t talk…mouth full.
I’ve never been a huge lemon bar fan. I know sacrilege. I mean, they seem to be at every party or bake sale. But no matter how many I tasted, I was always left cold. Give me a brownie instead thank you. Until I sank my teeth into these! It must be the pistachio (which, as a side note, I think is the most underused flavor in American desserts). The nuts break up the intensity of straight lemon curd, still leaving you with a pungent lemon flavor but one that doesn’t cause your lips to pucker. It also tempers that day glow yellow which is so pretty but not something I am 100% comfortable eating.
Holiday time is all about family. For some this is very enjoyable, for others it is a time filled with stress. Over the past few years, I have realized how rare it is to be in the first category and how truly lucky I am. No, I am not bragging just merely appreciating my good fortune.