hair grow

crazy daisy

crazy daisy

 

 

springtime favorites

Even though it is on the “cool side” in the bluegrass, we have to remember that it is truly spring!  What is your favorite thing about spring in Kentucky?

I’ll go first…

Keeneland’s spring meet

Farmer’s Market opens

Beautiful blooms

 

Now it’s your turn…

Source: boligpluss.no via Mari on Pinterest

 

 

ralph lauren

 

ralph lauren

 

You can never go wrong with Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren top
£105 – farfetch.com

Ralph Lauren skinny fit jeans
£167 – farfetch.com

Lauren Ralph Lauren strappy sandals
£65 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Lauren Ralph Lauren crossbody bag
$178 – piperlime.gap.com

Beaux Arts Ball

Express your own creativity, and check out some amazing performances this weekend at Lexington’s 43rd annual Beaux Arts Ball organized by the University of Kentucky’s College of Design.

Located on Manchester Street, the James E. Pepper Distillery, which was once the largest bourbon distillery in the nation will serve as the venue for this year’s event.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to Chrysalis House, AVOL, Latitude Artist Community, and LexArts.

playtime

I found this mini editor from Polyvore and I thought it would be a great way to share the fun with our readers.  Just click the Start Styling button and enjoy!


HAPPY EASTER

A Polyvore Easter greeting for you!

Don’t call me carrots

 

baked cheese blintzes and blueberry sauce

My family enjoys making Easter brunch each year.  This recipe is on the menu for Sunday.

 

BAKED CHEESE BLINTZES AND BLUEBERRY SAUCE

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What you’ll need:

For the batter:

1 ¼ cups milk
2 tablespoons sour cream
4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 extra-large eggs
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder

For the filling:

3 cups (24 ounces) ricotta cheese
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
2 extra-large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the sauce:

¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (3 oranges)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 half-pints fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

 

Step by Step:

Making the sauce:

Combine the orange juice, sugar, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. When the mixture is translucent and thickened, stir in the blueberries and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, just until a few berries have burst but most are still whole. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice and cool.

Making the blintzes:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 x 13-inch cake pan or baking dish.

For the batter, place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and blend until smooth. (You can also use a blender.) Pour half the batter (about 1¾ cups) into the prepared dish and bake for 10 minutes, until set.

Meanwhile, for the filling, whisk together the ricotta, mascarpone, eggs, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt and mix until thoroughly combined. Spread the cheese filling over the baked pancake. Carefully spoon the remaining pancake batter to cover the cheese.

Return the pan to the oven and continue baking for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is lightly golden and the filling is almost set. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes. Cut the blintzes in squares and serve warm with the fresh blueberry sauce.

For the Blueberry Sauce:
Combine the orange juice, sugar, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. When the mixture is translucent and thickened, stir in the blueberries and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, just until a few berries have burst but most are still whole. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice and cool.

 

Enjoy!