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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We Have a New Look!

Do you know how sometimes you run into someone you haven't seen in a long time and they look completely different?  New hair, new makeup, maybe thinner?  They've had a complete makeover.  Well, let me introduce you to the new, improved, extreme blog makeover, You Little Tarte!

That's right.  We've undergone a major makeover.  Gone are the drab colors.  Our new look, as you can see, is bright and cheerful.  I'd love to say it is a better reflection of me, but I'm not always all that bright and cheerful.  It's a reflection of the me I wish I could be more of the time!  The new design also has a nifty little feature that allows you to print with or without images, which I know my friend Vicki will be happy about.  Take a minute to scroll down to to the bottom of the page.  Lots of "housekeeping" stuff is now down there instead of cluttering up the sides.  I love it.  It looks so neat and organized.

Not to worry, all the past posts are still available for you to peruse.  And you can use the Google search bar at the top to look up recipes previously posted on the blog.  So much change but you know what they say.  Change is good.

So, like a new pair of shoes, the new design might take a little getting used to.  But before you know it, the new and much improved You Little Tarte will be like an old friend.

So, here's a recipe for a yummy little cocktail, compliments of Ted,  to toast our brand new look.  Cheers.

Recipe:  Champagne Bowler
Makes 2 cocktails


6 or 7 fresh strawberries
2 ounces simple syrup
1 ounce Cognac
8 - 10 ounces chilled brut sparkling wine


Put strawberries and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.  Muddle well with a muddler or wooden spoon.  Fill cocktail shaker half full with ice cubes and add cognac.  Shake well.  Strain into two champagne flutes and fill the flutes with sparkling wine.


  1. I love the new look!

  2. Cheers on your new look, quite inviting indeed! (I'm toasting you invisibly with that Champagne Bowler.)

    I've been planning a new look for so long that my new look (in my head of course) is already old, lol.

    Thanks for sharing, good luck with the look and have FUN!!!