Whew! I think I have finally recovered from our little adventure in LA. Thursday was a looong day. We woke up and were at the CBS studios by 8:30am and got right in. Megan and Melissa were talking with the guy who works for the show and somehow talked him into giving us spots on the risers. We got our special wristbands and got to go in first. We had really good spots on the risers for the first taping. We were right above the judges which was fun. We had a couple hours in between taping so we went back to the Grove for a little shopping and some lunch. Went to Farmers Market which is so fun. We went back for the final taping, had to get there at 4pm and the taping didn't start until 6pm. It was live for back east. Megan and Melissa had the best spots on the risers and Cat Deely (the host) came up and stood next to them for a little bit. They got their cute little faces on TV. It was such a fun little adventure but oh so exhausting! I don't know how those dancers do it. Sounds terrible to me. I wish I had more pictures but they didn't allow cameras, phones, purses etc into the studio.
When Chris and I went to Mexico this past winter we quickly become addicted to their blended espressos. I found myself craving them when we got home so I played around with a couple of instant espressos and ended up making the best iced coffee, ever. What you’ll need. Medaglia D’oro instant espresso Water Ice Coffee creamer of your choice Heavy cream + caramel Trust me on the instant espresso. I tried them all. This is the best. I get it at Kroger. I’ve also heard Walmart carries it as well as trusty amazon. Step one. Get your ingredients out. I fill my glass up halfway with water and pour a capful of instant espresso in. Mix it real good. Time to cool it down. Now comes the sweet part. This next step is money. Lordy. If you’re feeling really naughty you can add caramel sauce. Do it. If you’ve been wanting the recipe for the BEST homemade caramel ever then you’re in luck. This is the recipe from my mother in law. It is life changing. Ta-Da! Tag me on Instagram at