Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dairy Free Dessert Recipe - Tiramisu

Dairy Free Tiramisu
 So, ever since I have gone dairy free, I have had some moments where I have craved tiramisu or cheesecake, my favorite desserts, and the frustration of not being able to have them has been driving me crazy at times!!! lol.  I mean, I am a dairy lover, I love drinking milk and all my favorite foods are dairy based.  (which makes sense when you learn about food usually eat and crave the most of what you are sensitive to.) Anyways, my husband recently went to Maggiano's (one of my favorite places with the BEST Tiramisu) and I couldn't take it anymore, I had to find SOMETHING I could have that was similar.  I found this Free Dairy Free recipe for Dairy Free Tiramisu here.

This recipe is actually SUPER easy and really good!  I was nervous about Soy Pudding because I use soy milk but I'm not a total fan.  Anyways, this was better the next day after setting in the fridge a while.  The first day I thought it was just OK, but after letting is sit for a while, it just got better and better...and the good quality crumbled dark chocolate on top really made this dairy free desert super good!  I use Ghiridelli dark choclate because you can get it dairy free and it's really good.  
So here is mainly what you need to make this awesome milk free recipe!
Ghirardelli Chocolate Intense Dark Twilight Delight 72% Cacao, 3.5-Ounce Bars (Pack of 6) 
Dairy Free Chocolate
Soy Dream Enriched Soymilk, Original, 8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 27) 
Soy Milk
Betty Crocker Angel Food Cake Mix, White, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)
Ferrara Espresso Instant Coffee 2 oz
Add to that a bit of sugar, salt, vanilla and cornstarch and you've got the makings of a tasty dairy free tiramisu! (I left out the liquors because I didn't have any).
For full recipe, go HERE.  You won't be disappointed!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Easy Half Apron

Well, I've been wanting to make a cute hostess apron/half apron for a long time now, so when one of my friend's birthday's came up it gave me the motivation to find some good apron patterns online.  There are actually quite a few hostess apron tutorials that look good, but since I don't have a lot of time, I tried to pick on that wasn't too complicated.  I used the Quick and Easy Apron Tutorial from a Feathered Nest, a new blog I just found through my search for free apron patterns and am LOVING it!!!  Now, it probably should have gone a bit quicker but I sometimes can't figure out if I'm just not comprehending instructions well or if they aren't clear to begin with...but it was pretty simple and easy to figure out...I think my brain was just fried!  Anyways, it was fun and I can't wait to go fabric shopping and make more!  I need one of these! :)

Cute half apron!  I love that it ties in front!

And if you aren't into sewing but want some apron fun, check out these funky retro hostess aprons...

DII Red and White Polka Dot Hostess Apron

DII Ric-Rac Botanical Vintage Half Apron 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

So I haven't blogged at all really this year yet! I've been too sleep deprived to do or think of anything interesting to share! :P But the great thing about being a mom, is even though you are sleep deprived and your brain barely works and you can't say a sentence that makes can still have fun with your kids and they won't notice your shortcomings!  Here is what I HAVE been up to recently...


A New Outfit from Strasburg Children that we picked out with Grammy while she was visiting last week