1. Have you read any of the picks from Bill Gates Summer Reading List? While you’re at it, check out Obama’s list and these picks fromAmy Schumer.
2. The pancake-like layers on this Strawberry Graham Icebox Cake remind me of a Danish layer cake I had near my birthday while in Denmark. Mmm!
3. I have never laughed harder than I did while watching this 30 second George Costanza Remix. On that note, have you watched Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee? I really enjoy the casualness of two major stars just going for a drive and a cup of joe. I will be catching up on these this summer.
Sometimes you are home alone and crave something decedent- and why shouldn’t you, you deserve it! I have made my share of cake-in-a-mug and small batch cookie doughs. Here is my ten minute Solo-size Strawberry Mascarpone Tart.
Solo-Size Spiked Strawberry Sweet
-5-10 crushed ginger snaps or graham crackers
-2 tbsp of butter
-strawberries (as many as you please, rinsed and diced)
– 1/4 cup mascarpone
-2 tbsp of sugar
-1 tbsp rum
-1/2 tsp vanilla
In a ramekin (or mug) mix the crushed ginger snaps and butter. Bake in toaster oven at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Let cool while mixing the mascarpone, rum, vanilla, and 1 tbsp of sugar. Combine until smooth and creamy, and keep cool in the fridge. Use the other tbsp of sugar to sprinkle over the strawberries, making them sparkly sweet. Once the crust has cooled, fill with mascarpone filling and top with berries. May use other fruit or flavor combinations. Enjoy!