The Shamrock Shake from McDonald's is my favorite St. Patrick's Day drink (a pint of Guinness is a close second). But since I avoid eating at fast food chains, I haven't been able to enjoy the March delicacy for a while, so I decided to make it at home. A vanilla milkshake is hard to improve upon (I've only done it once before), but with high quality ice cream plus mint extract and a dash of bitters - it takes it to an entirely different level. Plus, there's something fun/dangerous about knowing that I can make it any time of the year.
September 11th always creeps up on me. Even saying the date out loud feels raw and prickly, even though I couldn't have been further removed from the events that took place eleven years ago. I had just started college a few days before, was living in a dorm without a TV, and ...read more