Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Maple Glazed Grilled Peaches


Signs hiatus is over & you're back at work: You start a blog post & it takes over a week two weeks to complete.  Geez...who knew a post on quite possibly the easiest dessert could take SO long!!! J & I finally got our patio up & running (trust me, this was no easy task & a post about it will probably come in a year) & decided to grill because what else does one do on a patio?  It has (well had) been brutally hot out & instead of making some super heavy rich dessert, I thought it would be fun to grill some fruit.  I've always heard grilled peaches were awesome so I was discussing them with my friend Lauren & she recommended brushing the peaches with maple syrup.  So here we are. Maple Glazed Grilled Peaches.  These were awesome!! Super easy to make & PERFECT for a summer night.  The following day I was discussing the peaches with my cooking queen/old boss, Beth, who asked if I served them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. DAMN IT! I didn't even THINK about adding ice cream, so guess we will have to just make these again!





Serves: 1-2 peaches per person should suffice
How difficult were these to make? Not hard at ALL.
Prep/Grill time: Approx. 20 mins





6-8 Peaches
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
Non-stick grill spray (A MUST!)





Slice peaches in half & scoop out the pits.


Using a pastry brush,  lightly glaze peaches inside & out. The syrup may pool a bit in the center, but that's ok!


Place peaches face down on grill.


Grill for approx. 10 minutes until you get those nice grill marks. Is there a better name for that??
Let cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!!










Monday, August 18, 2014

Bathroom Remodel: The Reveal!



The bathroom remodel reveal is here!!!! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can catch up here & then here.  Our remodel didn't go as smoothly as we hoped, but I watch enough HGTV to know that overall we were pretty damn lucky. My biggest fear was what the workers would find once the walls were opened up. But,  no major structural damage found, no termites & no mold! AMEN.  Our remodel did take longer than the projected one week, but only by a few days thanks to city inspectors who like to cancel their appointments.  I had only one minor panic attack & that was with the paint color for the walls.  After seeing the shower tiles & flooring done, the original grey  I felt was too dark. Luckily, an employee from One Week Bath rushed out to the house with his paint fan & together we picked a much brighter color.   Overall, we couldn't be HAPPIER with the final product. It feels so clean, modern & fresh!

For those considering re-doing their bathroom, something you SHOULD be aware of.  The standard height for vanities has changed & is now much taller. If your bathroom is old, chances are your counters are much lower. J & I were pretty surprised when we first saw the height of the cabinets, but all it really means is more space for storage underneath!  

What else did this remodel teach me? Taking pictures of a bathroom is a giant pain in the ass. But before we get to the final pictures, let's take a quick look at what our bathroom was so you can see just how dramatic of a change we made.

Before:



After: