just in time for your thanksgiving dinner, i made a playlist that is mellow(ish) and slow(ish) for your sit down dinner time or cocktail hour or whatever. play it for the holidays or play it for whenever. also, i made it an hour and a half long so hopefully it could last through the whole meal OH WHAT!! enjoy!
still looking for that perfect dessert to make for thanksgiving? good. you’re in luck. this pie is not only INSANELY easy but i can guarantee your guests will say “holy shit” or some other form of exclamation.
my good friend made this for our annual version of friendsgiving (we actually call ours regretsgiving), and the second i tried it i said gimme that recipe now. i doubled the crust amount because my boyfriend likes the crunchy. also, about the filling : it is caramel (hence the name of the pie), which is not the easiest thing to slice, but the taste trumps any difficulty with the gooey texture.
salted caramel pie
(from food and wine)
2 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
8 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar
two 14 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
fleur de sel
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
* again, i doubled the crust recipe
preheat the oven to 350°. in a food processor, pulse the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and light brown sugar until the crumbs are moistened. press the crumbs evenly into a 9-inch glass or metal pie plate. bake for about 10 minutes, just until lightly browned. let cool. increase the oven temperature to 425°.
scrape the condensed milk into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish and sprinkle with a scant 1/2 teaspoon of fleur de sel. cover the dish with foil and place it in a roasting pan. add enough hot water to the pan to reach one-third of the way up the side of the baking dish. bake, lifting the foil to stir 2 or 3 times, until the condensed milk is golden and thickened, about 2 hours; add more water to the roasting pan as necessary. the consistency of the caramel should be like dulce de leche. don’t worry if it is lumpy; it smooths out as it chills.
scrape the caramel filling into the pie crust, smoothing the top. spray a sheet of plastic wrap with vegetable oil spray and cover the pie. refrigerate until the filling is chilled and set, at least 4 hours.
in a mixer, beat the cream with the confectioners’ sugar until firm. remove the plastic. mound the whipped cream on top of the pie and sprinkle with fleur de sel. cut into wedges and serve.
is it just me or are dads the hardest to shop for? although lately all my dad wants is an ugly flag t-shirt of a country he’s visited. i guess it’s an age thing. but for those less specific dads, hopefully this guide helps!
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hope you all have a great weekend! i have lots of tasks i want to accomplish before thanksgiving — starting with an eye exam. fun fun.
one . i am so into african mud cloth that i want to marry african mud cloth. these pillows would look good on my bed and on my couch and on my chair and on my everything.
two . overstock is selling their eames shell replica chairs now in this beige shade. i think i love it.
three . this geo wood wall shelf is just so good.
four . i would look like such a grownup with this leather tote — which is big enough to double as an overnighter!
five . i’m going to confess that i’m a bad jew. we celebrate christmas. but i still love a good menorah!
six . the nate berkus holiday collection is full of pretties like this hexagon wood tray.
ez comes up with such simple diys — this week she did these thanksgiving printable luminaries that are easy and lovely. (via creature comforts)
aspiring photographer kyle thompson had social anxiety, so he took hundreds of self portraits. and they’re aaamazing. (via viralnova)
gab of the artful desperado shared three soul warming coffee recipes that make you want to curl up and … well, drink coffee. (via the artful desperado)
i didn’t really like cats until a year and a half ago. that’s when i watched my cats come out of another cat. and now i can proudly say i live for my cats. and if you too love your cat or hopefully cats (because they’re better in pairs), you must read this list right now and giggle a little like i did. ok i giggled a lot. (via distractify)
loooove the styling, art direction and of course jewelry from the new kate miss lookbook.
i’ve been wanting to make a display shelf lately, and brittni inspired me. she didn’t think she could do it. she totally did it! check out her adorable christmas tree display shelf on curbly. (via paper & stitch)