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Why I Bought An Instant Camera

My grandparents gave me a beautiful Canon DSLR camera on the day that I graduated from college. I jumped with excitement, and then proceeded to use it on automatic for a few years. When I started blogging, I realized it would be good to actually learn how this thing works so that I could be more in control. I signed up for an online course, and then read/watched the lessons a few times. For me, I'm a visual learner, and studying something very technical at home was a challenge. I was able to pick up some basic terms (ISO, f-stop) and tricks (natural light is always best) but then I got sidetracked.

Parisian Dinner Party: Chicken a la Moutarde

I chose chicken with mustard sauce for my Parisian dinner because I love the complexity of the thick mustard sauce, and the subtle tartness that crème fraîche provides. When planning parties, I limit the time-consuming dishes to one or two, max. I want the evening to feel special, but I don't want to be so exhausted by the time people come over that I'm ready for bed. And while this chicken require a few extra steps, you will be repaid handsomely for your efforts.

Cinco de Mayo Dessert: Creamiest, Dreamiest, Flan

My mom loved sgushenka (sweetened condensed milk) and so we would eat it right out of the can- sorry, dentists! This recipe for flan uses 3 types of milk, and has never failed me. It requires little notice, money, or expertise. And it's the perfect ending to a Cinco de Mayo party! If you make it in a deep pie pan, you won't even have to stress about flipping it.