Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lemon Frosting

I guess my usual motto would be...When life gives you lemons, make lemonade...add a shot of vodka and serve shaken, not stirred, in a martini glass.

Butttttt, I went a more edible route this time with a non-alcoholic lemon frosting.

Crisp, refreshing, and the perfect Spring or Summer dessert.


-2 sticks butter, softened
-2 teaspoons lemon zest
-2 teaspoons lemon extract
-3 tablespoons heavy cream
-3 cups powdered sugar
-yellow food coloring

1. Blend the butter and lemon zest. Add in the lemon extract.

2. Stir in the powdered sugar a cup at a time, adding in the heavy cream. Whip on high until light and fluffy, adding in desired amount of food coloring.

Source: Betty Crocker


I hosted Easter dinner this year and loved my little tablescape. Move over Sandra Lee, I'm going for a modern but whimsical feel! I really wanted to do a grey, yellow, and green look and I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I will say that tissue paper pom poms are deceivingly evil. You realize how delicate and tedious it is to peel open wafer-thin sheets of tissue paper without ripping them to bits?


Adorable little topiaries are actualyl place card holders from The Knot, but how cute do these look as a centerpiece?

To assign the seating, I ordered these chalkboard stickers and adhered them to each glass. They are removable, but since you can easily wipe off the chalk I might just leave them on!



After cooking a full Easter dinner for 6 people I want to express how ridiculously thankful I am that I have a dishwasher.

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