Recipe Box: Dawn’s Comforting Egg Custard

Comfort Food. It’s the food from our childhood that soothed us, nurtured us, healed the hurt, made us well when we were sick, mended our broken hearts and made us happy when we were sad. These heart-and-tummy-filling foods are the ones we’ll turn to for the rest of our lives.


My ultimate comfort food: Dawn's Comforting Egg Custard


One of these for me is my mom’s egg custard that she used to make for me. I got chronic sore throats growing up and this was both tasty and soothing going down. It felt like a hug for my throat. I know, I know. That sounded, um, weird.

Nevertheless, it’s the oh-so-comforting dessert recipe I always go to when a friend has their wisdom teeth taken out, has a baby or just needs a little pick-me-up.
I hope you – and your loved ones – find as much comfort in it as me and mine have.

p.s. Serving the custards in cute-shaped dishes, such as hearts, is totally optional but I highly suggest it!

The Chantal heart dishes are optional...but highly recommended


Dawn’s Comforting Egg Custard

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

*Makes approximately 6 individual servings

6 Slightly beaten eggs

1 c sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 c Scalded whole milk

2 c Scalded Heaving Whipping Cream

1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Heat the milk and cream just until scalded (very hot) – not boiling. Take off stove and let cool.

Combine eggs, sugar and salt.

Slowly stir in milk and vanilla.

Fill six-ounce oven-safe custard cups, ramekins or bowls. Set in shallow baking pan on oven rack.

Pour hot water into pan 1 inch deep.

Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serve warm (for a creamy crème brulee-taste) or chilled for a straight-up, comforting custard.

*Note: If you’d like to make one large custard, bake in a 2-quart casserole dish or standard cake pan for 60 minutes.


You know how I love a good bath? Well, even my desserts sometimes love taking a long, hot bath.

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Bath Salts

My bath became a spa last night!!!


In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Bath Salts ($28)


In an instant, my peachy, girly bathroom turned into a sophisticated spa thanks to Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Bath Salts ($28).

With soothing essential oils of sandalwood, lavender, orange and clary sage, purifying oils of lemon and tea tree and warming and fragrant spices of coriander, cinnamon and ginger, I felt transported to a spa in Switzerland. The combination of mineral-rich sea salts, natural kelp, skin-smoothing enzymes and all of the divine oils above left me with soft, smooth and hydrated skin. Free of artificial fragrance or color, it’s a dually delicious treat in that you can use the salts as an invigorating and exfoliating scrub or pour them into running water and relax for as long as you like.

Besides being one of the most relaxing baths, I was lulled into a restful night’s sleep thanks to the stress-reducing muscle soak that the mineral-rich sea salts provided. Feeling relaxed yet uplifted, serene yet stimulated, I started reading my book in bed only to fall asleep with the light on and book splayed out on top of me.

Now, that’s when you know you had a good bath!




BF Asks: What book are you reading at bathtime these days? 

Which One: Super Bowl Picks – BF Style

What are you most excited for this Super Bowl Sunday?

A) The Game/Football/Watching

B) The Food/Cooking/Eating

C) The Beer/Punch

D) My bath when it’s all over…or maybe even during it! Ha!



BF Asks: What team are YOU rooting for? 

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: The sweet success of B&E Soap & Scrub Co.’s Vanilla Oatmeal Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Scrub-a-dub-dub, therein lies the rub.

See, I have tried scrub upon scrub upon scrub and while I have found that a few are almost right (great scent or moisturizing or clean-rinsing), I have never found the perfect recipe…until now.

B&E Soap & Scrub Co.’s Vanilla Oatmeal Brown Sugar Body Scrub ($15/ 18-ounce tub)

A Perfect Recipe

This past weekend I took along this sweet little treat to a wedding in New Orleans where I was the maid of honor.

I needed to be soft, moisturized and, darn it, I wanted to glow! Is that too much for a girl to ask?

I tried  B&E Soap & Scrub Co.’s Vanilla Oatmeal Brown Sugar Body Scrub on the night before the rehearsal dinner and was downright giddy about the results! Like, took me awhile to sleep-giddy!
I was thoroughly exfoliated and left with baby soft, glowing, non-greasy, deeply moisturized skin!
The best part? I smelled like a homemade oatmeal molasses cookie and there was virtually no trace of sugar or grease in the tub.

It’s fat free sugar scrub! Yayayayayaya!

With the brown sugar, oatmeal, jojoba, sweet almond, olive oil and shea butter, my skin had no choice but to be gently, deeply and deliciously hydrated.

What a treat, indeed!

Quite honestly, it is the only scrub I have found that both men and woman will go gaga over. Really. I mean, you smell good, you’re soft and there’s no product remnant? Gaga, I tell you.

And while it might smell sinful, it doesn’t leave any inches on your hips. In fact, it’s a deliciously sweet treat that actually leaves you looking better!

Who can say no to that?

“Not I” said the fly.

I am so thankful to my good friend-neighbor, Matty, for introducing me to this delightful treat. Although, I might not be as grateful now that I’m seriously addicted.

But lucky for me, at only $15 per 18-ounce pop, I can indulge in the sweetness and softness almost nightly.




BF Asks: What would your dream scent for a body scrub be?



$15/ 8 oz.


In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath – For Baby & Me

Who you callin’ a baby?

Who you callin' a baby? Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath ($10)

As we have covered numerous times here on BF, I loooove my nightly bath. I live for it.
So when I find a product that betters my bath, I scream it from the mountain tops.
Consider this me screaming: I am loving Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath!!!

Rich in marine extracts, its soothing scent deeply relaxes me, helps me wash away any remaining stress of the day and helps me rest more soundly. Specially formulated to clean a baby’s sensitive and delicate skin, my friends – with little ones – swear it’s the closest thing to a baby whisperer at bath time that they can find.

Plus, it’s said to stimulate the senses with its multi-sensory approach: marine smell, foaming touch and ocean blue hue. And we could all use a little sense-awakening, now couldn’t we?

I’m off to take my bath right now. Ahh, Mustela, take me away.

Go get  some Mustela Multi-Sensory Bath (only $10). Really. Like now. Go on.

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Seaweed Bath Company’s Wildly Natural Soothing Eucalyptus & Peppermint Body Wash

When Christine, the green goddess from Eco-Emi, tells me I need to try something. I listen. She sent me this bottle of Seaweed Bath Company’s Wildly Natural Soothing Eucalyptus & Peppermint Body Wash and I looked forward to trying it in my nightly bath. Boy, am I glad I got to try it!

Seaweed Bath Company's Wildly Natural Soothing Bath Wash: Eucalyptus & Peppermint Scent ($16.89)

Seaweed Bath Company's Wildly Natural Soothing Bath Wash: Eucalyptus & Peppermint Scent ($16.89)

Seaweed extract, kukui and neem oils soothed my skin in a relaxing, invigorating bath. And the Eucalyptus and Peppermint scent left me feeling clean head to toe and relaxed and ready for bed.

And best of all? It is paraben, sulfate, gluten and dye free. Hooray for all of us with sensitive skin!

Created by a longtime psoriasis sufferer, The Seaweed Bath Co. is dedicated to fighting psoriasis, eczema and dry skin sufferers naturally with their thoughtful recipe of specific species of seaweed with high-quality, all-natural ingredients that help manage severely irritated skin.

So get yours today online at The Seaweed Bath Company!



BF Asks: Do you suffer from dry skin, eczema or psoriasis? How do you treat it?