I have the most amazing parents. Period. There really isn't much more to add to that. They are the most supportive, loving, kind people and I am lucky enough to be able to call them MY parents. Not only are they both just exceptional human beings, they are also a model couple. Not perfect, they have their quirks (don't we all), but they accept each other totally and lovingly. Quirks and all. They also happen to be married for 45 years!
Their anniversary was this past weekend and after years and years of gift giving and brainstorming and celebrating, I was just at a loss for what to do for them. So when all else fails, I cook! We had a wonderful Sunday brunch with the whole family and close friends that came to celebrate this special milestone.
We had a yummy greek yogurt trifle; layers of berries, mango, greek yogurt, crunchy granola, and local Michigan honey drizzled on top. I had some frozen pie crust that I used to make a quiche with crimini mushrooms, chives and chevre cheese. Baked to perfection.
But my personal favorite is a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks. Huckleberry. My very first blog post was about a blueberry cake from this book. Also amazing!! This time, the recipe I made (I've made many time before) is for the carrot apple teacake. I put my own spin on it. I made the recipe in muffin tins, instead of a loaf. I leave out the nuts and nutmeg. I also leave out half the sugar- they don't need it. These are just so delicious.
They even look tasty raw!
Next time you are looking for a recipe to bake up some love for your friends or family, this is for you. They are delicious!