via smitten kitchen
1 bag of dark chocolate
1 cup sugar
- cut orange into wedges, eat orange
- save and slice orange peel
- boil water in pot, toss orange peels into water; let cook for a few minutes; drain and repeat (removes bitterness)
- simmer 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar; toss orange peels into pot; simmer for 1 hour
- drain and place peels on paper towels
- melt dark chocolate in double boiler
- dip peels in chocolate and let dry on parchment paper
* i also rolled a batch in sugar (replacing steps 6 and 7 above), here’s a recipe via the food network
maybe it was the keylime bars i made for puppy’s first birthday or maybe it was the margarita cupcakes i made for cinco de mayo, but in my mind farrah = key lime! so when she called/texted me on monday night with cupcake requests, i immediately thought of this lemon berry recipe!
plus, i love the color of the berry frosting – it was perfect for the flower theme i had in mind (farrah also reminds me of fusia colored gerber daisies)!
needless to say, the recipe was perfect for farrah.
and i think farrah thinks so too! she passed out exactly enough cupcakes for all of her guests (minus me. i believe her reasoning was, “you have some at home, right? these are mine.”) and hoarded safely packed away the rest. angela almost had hers taken away because “they were too pretty for eating” and even the instructor (farrah’s birthday party was at painting w/ a twist) who came by to take a peak didn’t deserve a cupcake offer (awkward, awkward moment).
happy birthday, farrah. thank you for liking my cuppie cakes! i heart you!
Chalkboards are awesome
So are giant clocks
Guys in fedoras
Fresh out of the oven cookies
The "French Picnic"
Breakfast foods (yup, that's a Steak & Egg Pizza back there),
& Giant cups of coffee!
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