Dessert Fix: 20-Minute Apple Turnovers

20-Minute Apple Turnovers | splashofsomething.comSome days are just ho hum, and you need a pick-me-up to turn things around. That, my friends, is when you must head to the kitchen. No, I’m not encouraging you to eat your feelings (though a once-in-a-while ice-cream binge never really hurt anyone, right?). But I am encouraging you to pour those feelings into something productive. And what’s more productive than dessert? Okay, lots of things are more productive than dessert. But lots of things are less productive, too. So, hungry yet?

20-Minute Apple Turnovers | splashofsomething.com20-Minute Apple Turnovers | splashofsomething.com20-Minute Apple Turnovers | splashofsomething.comThese 20-minute apple turnovers (adapted from Food52) require two things I happened to have in my freezer and refrigerator at the end of a snowed-in week: apples and puff pastry. Throw in a whole lot of good spices and a bit of brown sugar, and you have the makings of a pretty awesome dessert. Like most great inventions, this recipe had me saying, “How have I not thought of this before?” I’m looking at you, Snuggie.

20-Minute Apple Turnovers | splashofsomething.comYes, these turnovers are easy to make, but they also have that wonderful homemade-ness about them that you just can’t get from the store. They taste like somebody’s super cool, hyper-organized mom made them (what up, Beany and Bear?). Basically, they are the essence of productivity, wrapped in flaky pastry. And you don’t even have to tell anyone they only took 20 minutes.

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Don’t get hangry: How to build the perfect breakfast tacos

I’m happy to report that we’ve made it through our first real Boston blizzard. There’s still so much snow outside (and it’s snowing right now), but aside from the bunches of snow, it was pretty uneventful. Wonderfully uneventful, actually. We certainly prepared for the blizzard like any normal people would: filled up extra bottles of water, made sure…

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Blizzard 5

You guys, it snowed. Lots.

You guys, it snowed. Like 2-feet-and-counting snowed. This morning, when Beany ran into our room at 6:15, pulled back the blinds and looked at our snow-covered deck, the first words out of her mouth were: “Wow! Look at this! It snowed so much! It’s so high!” Then she thought for a second about what this…

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Snow Day Prep! Linguine with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Mushrooms                     

The whole Northeast is prepping for a gigantic wallop of a snowstorm, so, naturally, Target was a madhouse yesterday. Think holiday-sized crowds grabbing at end caps filled with water and snack foods (Super Bowl fare works well in blizzards, too, FYI), filling baskets with enough flashlights and peanut butter to last well into next week….

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NYC and the Window Washer

So many recipes to post. So many photos to edit. This is the year I will catch up! In the meantime, there’s this photo. I’ve been calling it The Window Washer. One week in a hotel in Princeton, New Jersey, and Beany never ran out of things to do. Kids are great that way. And then…

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Photo 52/52: Hello, 2015

Well, 2015 is here, guys, which is wonderful. But that also means 2014 is over, and I’ve been having a bit of a hard time letting it go. It was a good, good year, filled with lots of the best kinds of changes. And now here we are, with the very last pictures of this 52-week…

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Photo 51/52: All smiles

Our winter weather has been bananas lately. Within the same week, we had a chilly skating day, followed a few days later by a weirdly warmish afternoon at the park. I know the snow is coming, so we should enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. But we have two tiny snowsuits that are ready to…

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