Two new obsessions came home with me from my beach vacation last week.
Ponies and Pickles.
Ponies, actually, are an old childhood obsession, rekindled last week. On our way home, we detoured to Assateague Island where the Chincoteague wild ponies roam free.
Did you read that carefully? Ponies. Wild. Roaming free!! How did I not know about them before?!
We did see a group of them. But a little too far. We tried to get a closer look, but the mosquitoes were vicious. We abandoned plan at the half-way point (more like the starting point, truthfully). That’s right, we’re wimps when it comes to mosquitoes. We actually sprinted out of there with tails between our legs.
Next time, next time… I kept telling myself and the kids. Next time we’ll plan better. Starting with a repellent.
The other obsession is fried pickles. That’s all I wanted to eat all day! And fries, of course. There’s something about being on the beach that makes you crave fried finger foods. Can anybody explain this phenomenon? Or is it just me?
Anyway, fried pickles are my current crush. Anyone got a good recipe?
While I was gone, Kaila and Sarah were busy partying with you all, and selecting features. These are their selections:
“Naina brought us right into her dessert by sharing why she wanted to make a portable treat. However, the presentation is so elegant, you wouldn’t even know it was designed for travel. Her pictures are stunning,
and her blend of flavors is sophisticated.” — Kaila
“This is just such a beautiful and delicious dessert! I loved the photographs!” — Sarah
“I am a total Oreo addict and this cake looks so so good!” — Sarah
“I think this is a great combo! The cake looks delicious and I could imagine myself eating the whole thing!” — Sarah
“Sarah may have been my co-host this week, but her oreo cupcakes were the cutest dessert this week. These cupcakes had a rich flavor, and I loved the oreo on top. And, my favorite final touch is the matching cupcake liners!” — Kaila
There you have it, guys! Apparently, desserts were really in last week, but who’s complaining?! I want a dessert, too. And ponies… And pickles…
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