You don’t even have to make it all from scratch if you don’t want to. There is no shame in a store-bought crust if you’re not a confident pastry-maker. These days I’ve been relying almost entirely on Ready-to-Roll crusts purchased frozen at my local Whole Foods. They’re made with European butter and come in disks so that I can roll to my own preferred size, shape, and thickness. But if you don’t have the bandwidth even for that, buy a pre-rolled crust and have at it. Don’t want to make your own lemon curd? Find a jarred brand that you love and use that. I cannot in good conscience recommend a store-bought whipped topping here, so even if you go all sorts of Sandra Lee on this recipe, at least make the whipped cream the “homemade” part of the “semi-homemade.” … [Read more...] about Lemon cream tart is an unexpected hero of holiday desserts
Lemon and ricotta tart
Don't let the crocs and the voodoo dissuade you, mon cher: There's just one week left to enter LeMons New Orleans (aka "Laissez les Crapheaps Roulez," 23-24 May at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose LA). Get those apps in no later than midnight on Saturday, 28 March 09, or you cry in your gumbo without us. Click here to apply. … [Read more...] about LeMons Cars To Take On BABE Rally Cars In New Orleans Drag Race Action!
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet before Sunday’s Tony Awards, Tina Fey said there has been no progress on the 30 Rock revival that Jane Krakowski teased back in April, but she did pitch a pretty sweet consolation prize. After noting that Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman have indicated a few times that they’d be willing to do some kind of Parks And Recreation reunion/revival, Fey suggested that they should just combine the ideas and do a “Liz Lemon/Leslie Knope spin-off.” … [Read more...] about Sure, Tina Fey would do a Liz Lemon/Leslie Knope spin-off with Amy Poehler
JANICZA: That scene is probably the only scene that I would say from when we first wrote the script to now that had not changed. That has been in the movie since the first draft. It was almost ripped out from my childhood, this feeling of not belonging and constantly being asked why I was in certain spaces. [For] Shiri Appleby, who plays Brett’s sister with the adopted black son, we loved this idea of having a Latin woman who worked for her. She had an adopted black son, she had a lot of sensitivity for blackness, but no sensitivity for Latin-ness. That brown didn’t make sense to her, but this brown did. And that she was inviting this little black boy into her family and her family was not necessarily welcoming of him. I mean, for the most part they were, but these little girls had been by their parents told that this kid did not belong. So they were reiterating what they heard, which is language from the parents like: “Well, you’re not really their kid. … [Read more...] about Director Janicza Bravo Skewers White-Guy Comedy Tropes in the Extraordinary
They come folded up into little frozen triangles, but that is not a problem. Simply heat them in the oven as instructed and then unfold, letting them flatten and cool. Spread a thin layer of pastry cream (or perhaps a hazelnut filling?) on each pancake and stack. Let chill in the fridge for an hour before serving. … [Read more...] about How to Hack the IKEA Food Market
Despite its misleading, lying-ass name, I didn’t see one money plant when I shopped at the Dollar Tree. Beyoncé’s newest album isn’t actually about mixing lemon juice with water and sugar. Unfortunately, Captain America is not actually the captain of America. Again, I want to say that black people don’t like crime, either. “Stop the violence” has been a chorus sung in black communities since KRS-One made “Self Destruction” in 1989, and no, KRS-One is not one of the lesser-known robots from the Star Wars movies. Just trust me, we’ve been singing, rapping, marching, protesting and holding vigils against violence in black communities for years. The number of people of color working against crime in black neighborhoods far outnumbers the people involved in Black Lives Matter. … [Read more...] about Open Letter to White People Who Are Obsessed With Black-on-Black Crime