Did everyone have a lovely holiday? I hope so, and I also hope that many of you are still enjoying a relaxing vacation before heading back to work! My Christmas with family and friends was everything I hoped it would be and was surprisingly stress-free...with the exception of my flight to Norway.
The east coast winter storm basically closed most airports and left thousands stranded after the holidays; though my travels were interrupted, I count myself lucky that my delay meant more time with family and not more time sleeping on the floor of Newark Airport. I finally arrived in Oslo today after having TWO cancelled flights on Sunday and Monday this week (if you follow me on twitter you heard all about it!) and this Norwegian Cilantropist is looking forward to a week and a half of bliss.
So for today, I am going to tell you about the peppermint meringue kisses that I made before the holidays. I know that Christmas is officially over, but as a good friend reassured me, peppermint flavors can be enjoyed throughout winter and should not be limited to the holidays.
The recipe comes from Desserts 4 Today by Abigail Dodge; earlier this year, I was the lucky winner of a copy of Desserts 4 Today through a giveaway on VinoLuci's site. This book has loads of fabulous recipes that all use only four ingredients. (Get it, Desserts "4" Today?) Oh yes, you heard me right. You can whip up a quick and easy dessert with four things that you already have in your pantry, or can easily pick up from your local grocer.