July 5, 2010

Happy July 4th

Pin It now! ok, this is a day late, but happy independence day!  hubby and i went out to my sister-in-law's house in nj.  she just got a new pool so it was perfect to soak in during this unbearable hot weather.  it was also hubby's nephew's birthday earlier this week so we had a huge birthday cake.  tip of the day: don't serve ice cream cake outside in 100 degree weather.  we also made it back to the city to see some of the macy's fireworks ...from the car...driving across 23rd street.

i made a pistachio cake inspired from smitten kitchen.  it didn't come exactly the way i wanted and the inside was hard as a rock and i think slightly uncooked.  it looked really pretty though!  next time i'm following her recipe exactly and hopefully it'll be just as delisicous as it's supposed to be.