I think I have an obsession with Tiramisu; I can’t stop making it! This time I married it with cookies it’s my favorite version yet: Tiramisu Cookie Cups!
Whelp, it’s that time of year again: TV dead time. All the shows are over. Every night Mel and I scroll through our non-existent DVR list and wonder what to watch. Shows like Scandal, Friday Night Lights, and Newsroom have ruined me because nothing we start to binge grips me like those shows did. What are you watching? I need advice, and it can’t be bloody (Mel can’t deal) or historical fiction (I can’t deal).
A few weeks ago we’d almost given up on what to watch when Mel said, “I want to watch the pilot of that show you love so much. You know, the one with the mom?”
“You mean Gilmore Girls? You want to watch Gilmore Girls with me?” I asked, shocked and awed. “Yeah, let’s do it,” he told me.
Ladies, you know what they say about when you find your husband cleaning the house? Ain’t got nothing on when he is so bored of House Hunters that he offers to watch Gilmore Girls with you.
Throughout the entire pilot, which I hadn’t watched in years, I came to realize that a lot of my parenting is based on Lorelai and Rory. Turns out that Mel thought the same thing because he kept looking at me and laughing. “Oh, so now I get why you want Jordan to be your BFF!” he chortled.
And it’s true. A lot of what I learned about life and motherhood I learned from Lorelai Gilmore, including but not limited to my love of french fries and coffee.
Hence, the Tiramisu addiction…
Remember back when I made Tiramisu Mousse? That stuff, man I ate it all in a sitting. Then recently I re-made my Tiramisu Cups and I still wasn’t done. I asked myself, what else could I use as a vessel for tiramisu? I’m not a huge fan of lady fingers, which is why I love the easy mousse and the cupcake cups in the first place.
What else could be mixed with tiramisu? What could be molded to hold it? Hmmm…oh yeah. What about my favorite absolutely perfect sugar cookies?? I thought to myself, those will be PERFECT. Mold them into a cupcake pan, fill them with tiramisu cream, and they’ll be the perfect bite-sized hand-held cookie version of tiramisu.
Guess what? They turned out better than I expected. Oh, so much better. (I’ve lost hope that my bathing suit will fit me this year, so why not just go all out?)