Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Number "Crunch"....



"The tax man cometh", and Sister Calculata has been busy preparing her return. Our U.S. friends have had their deadline date come and go, so their annual job is hopefully done! Here in Canada, we have until the end of the month to face the dreaded chore.
  Are you organized, having your files ready to do your own taxes, or to bring to a tax preparer? ...or, are you more apt to have a shoebox overflowing with receipts, info, and various slips of paper in hopes that someone can make some sense of it all? I imagine that the tax preparation offices will be very busy with the last minute work this week here!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Dessert....

From the files of "Pinterest", my greatest find so far! This is a recipe which I have searched for, after having tasted it at a local tearoom. In my mind, I had "figured it out", but was glad to have an actual recipe to determine actual ingredient measurements, etc. Imagine my delight when I found this recipe "pinned" on Pinterest...appropriately called "Lemon Delight"....
    This recipe appears to have been successful....we will found out later when it is served. However, I am fairly certain that I did something wrong with the bottom layer.....thought that I needed more, so attempted to increase the recipe for this by an extra half. Seems crumbly....
  Second, I found out why the recipe says to add the icing sugar slowly to the cream cheese required for the second layer. We may not have had much snow this winter in our area, but believe me, it was snowing at the moment I added the icing sugar my way (all at once) to the recipe. I posted in my personal "Facebook" page about this fact, and it was amazing to hear all of the confessions of similar experiences...everything from leaving the top off the blender while preparing berries, to dropping a turkey, to having a pressure cooker explode splaying beets throughout the kitchen. I guess I am not the only "Lucy Ricardo" in the kitchen!
   My recipe was changed only in one other way, by preparing actual lemon pie filling rather than instant for the third layer. I believe this is how the tearoom version was prepared.  We will see how my lovely looking Easter dessert is received later on today. Amazingly, it does look like this picture...but looks can be deceiving! Happy Easter to you all!