The Tropics Are Too Tempting!

The Tropics Are Too Tempting!

When I visited my parents for Easter, we began brainstorming about this summer’s family vacation. After last year’s whirlwind sightseeing tour of France , a relaxing trip sounded pretty appealing. I grew up spending a week on Kauai nearly every other summer, and because it’s been a few years since we laid out on those warm sandy beaches and snorkeled in that cool blue ocean, we all decided to make time to go.

I drove back home with thoughts of tropical flowers and fish swimming through my head. The chilly rain last week nearly washed them away, but the visions returned once the sun started shining again a few days ago. As the temperatures rose, my excitement grew, and it threatened to burst out into baking. I couldn’t help but give in, and a batch of muffins with hints of paradise soon appeared. Now, only how many more months until we go?…

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