I’ve never been much of a summer girl (though a certain LFO song is a guilty pleasure of mine), that is, the traditional trappings of summer generally don’t appeal to me. Fair of hair and skin, I burn in the shade, and I don’t swim, so pools and beaches for the most part are out. Mosquitoes love me, though I can’t say the feeling is reciprocated. And don’t get me started on summertime heat and humidity, the mere thought nearly triggers the beading of sweat on my lower back.
I have literally hundreds (if not thousands) of recipe bookmarks spanning a handful of different formats, so it can occasionally be a bit overwhelming when making the decision of what next will grace my oven. Luckily, I am blessed with friends eager to eat the results of my baking experiments, and from time to time I get an email prodding me towards a new treat. So, when Ally sent me an email simply titled, “MAKE THIS” with nothing but a link to Look I Made That’s* take on crack pie and the words “MAKE IT, FEED ME, XO” (CAPS hers not mine) I knew she must have been on to something delicious, so I happily obliged, and plotted the creation of the famed crack pie from Momofuku Milk Bar.
*One of my favorite food blogs
Among my many food quirks, perhaps the one that stands out the most is my unabashed love for oats. I would happily eat oatmeal for breakfast every day, and generally do; I have been known to “pregame” a brunch out with a small bowl of oatmeal, or eat it for dinner, in order to get my daily fix. Hell, I even list oatmeal as one of my interests on Facebook. I realize that most normal individuals do not share my oat fanaticism, and are not compelled to drop everything when a recipe combining oats and almonds (another top 10 favorite food*) pops up, but in this case you should.