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Whatever Friday

Happy Friday! Whatcha been up too this week? Hot weather? Cocktails? Come on peeps, I want to hear all about it.Oh? You want to hear about my week? Well, don't mind if I do.1. This week I...Introduced you to my favorite childhood combo: cereal and ice cream.Celebrated my hubby's birthday with peanut butter explosion.Aaaannnd...confessed my love for avocados.{Speaking of strange avocado recipes that may you do a double take...have you entered the Unique Sweets Party that's being hosted by White Lights on Wednesday and My Happy Place? You still have a couple days! A party full of unique, different, or challenging sweets, judged by an awesome panel of judges. And there are prizes! Go check it out!}2. Jordan had dance camp all week. She could … {continue reading}

Avocado Popsicles

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Dear Avocados, Oh, dear avocado, why can't I quit you? You are simply irresistible to me. Every time I pass you at the store I cannot help but buy three of you. I place you on my counter next to the bananas, who grow old and spotty as you disappear as fast as you're purchased. See, I used to hate you. Loathe. And then I tried you and it was love at first bite. It started out simple. I put you in salads and mixed you with salsa. Once a week we'd eat an avocado. But then you became this little nagging voice in my head. "Doooooooroooothhhhyyyy," you'd call out to me. Enticing. Calling me. My siren song. Before long I was putting you in as many meals as I could. Substituting you for cheese whenever we ate tacos, which became … {continue reading}

Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes

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So...yeah. If you don't like peanut butter this may not be the post for you. Monday was my husband's birthday. Whenever I start brainstorming what to make for his birthday, two things come to mind: carrot cake and peanut butter and chocolate. When I asked him if there was something he wanted me to make he mentioned maybe something with peanut butter cups. Well. Now, we all know I did that. Last year. And then some. Also, I didn't want to make a cake. Too much leftover. You all know my husband pretty well by now. If I made him a cake he would eat one slice and then guess you would eat the rest? All the running in the world wouldn't cure that, now would it? So I made him some simple deep dish peanut butter chocolate chip … {continue reading}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday...the day I let YOU make me need my stretchy pants.Wow. Last weeks giveaway was...phenomenal. You all outdid yourself! I guess fake dessert jewelry is a huge hit because I cannot believe how many of you entered that giveaway. Thank you all!So...wanna know the winner?Drumroll...The winner of the Fakery Baker 2 jewelry is...Cindy Brickley!Congratulations Cindy! Drop me an email hello and I will connect you with Fakery Bakery 2.Thanks to everyone who entered!And now...onto the features from last week!Avocado Ice Cream by Inside Brucrew Life. Jocelyn hearts avocados as much as I do!Biscoff Cheeseball by Kitchen Meets Girl. *Speechless*Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Brownies by Sally's Baking Addiction. … {continue reading}

Cereal Milkshakes and Real Milk

This post is sponsored by got milk? in partnership with local California organizations that educate kids about the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Milk is a staple in my house. Jordan drinks it daily. I like it in my coffee. We all eat cereal every morning.It's such an important part of our daily routine that I plan for it when we go on a trip, so that Jordan can have her Cheerios if I can't get to the store right when we get home. I've even been known to stock my hotel room mini fridge with single serve milk bottles.You could say we're a milk family.When the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program contacted me about creating a recipe with real milk, of course I jumped at the chance.The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) has … {continue reading}

Whatever Friday

TGIF people! I must say, for me it truly is TGIF. Because this weekend my wonderful husband is taking Jordan to visit his mom.So I will be alone.For two nights.I think I hear angels singing. Maybe it's just me?1. This week I...Discovered my love of milkshakes. {And re-affirmed my love of Joy the Baker.}Re-inforced that I never want to be on TV. Instead, I'll laze around on my couch and eat these.And I made myself a snack so that I could ignore all the mess.2. I'm so stoked for Saturday night. The RHOC Reunion Part 1 was on last Tuesday. I DVR'd it and Hayley is coming over to watch with me. We're gonna drink midori lemonades and pause in between fights to make fun of Tamra's hair and Alexis'...well, just Alexis.3. We went to the Bay Area to … {continue reading}

Monster Magic 7-Layer Bars

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These monster magic 7-layer bars are a delicious twist on the favorite bar! Let's talk Summer for a min, shall we? I really love the lazier days of the school's out season. No making lunch at night. No homework. No rushing in the morning. Being able to go on a day trip on a whim. Swimming and the general do-whatever-you-want attitude. I can even handle the heat, because I know that it only lasts a few months. Plus, there's A/C. So pretty much, summer is all great. Except for the dishes. And the clutter. And oh my god the attitude. Let me explain. About a week ago I found myself with a full dishwasher for the second time in two days. I was confused. Then I looked at the kitchen table, where there sat a juice glass, … {continue reading}

Lemon Cream Pudding Cookies

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Do any of you watch The Next Food Network Star? I really enjoy that show, except for the fact that they change formats about as often as I bake. And that Giada seems way too thin. {Am I wrong there? I mean, she cooks for a living. Not that I want her to go all Paula Deen or anything, but geez. Way to make a baker feel bad about herself!} My husband thought it was really funny when Linky was still a part of the show. Every week he'd make some crack like, "hey! I wonder if she has parties?" Is it me, or is it difficult to watch them speak to camera? I mean, even now, when the show is almost over, it's like, a totally cringe-worthy hour. There's stuttering and dropped eye contact and too much energy and not enough energy and why can't … {continue reading}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday & Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday, where I won't tell if you drool on your keyboard.Okay. I am super excited for the party today. One, because I love Crazy Sweet Tuesday and all it's sugary goodness. And two, because have a super awesome giveaway for you!And I'm so totally ecstatic for this giveaway. You're gonna love it, promise.A few months ago, I cam across The Fakery Bakery 2 on Etsy. Her shop has some of the cutest jewelry you've ever seen - and it all looks like dessert!I immediately emailed a few links to my husband saying things like "Hey honey, I'd really love THIS for Mother's Day...HINT HINT."So, guess what I got?A pie of course!I swear, every time I wear it I get the most compliments. People who know me often chuckle, … {continue reading}

Coconut Macaroon Cake Batter Shake {Sundays with Joy}

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I am so excited about this post. One, because it has the words cake batter and coconut all in the title. I mean, is there really anything better? Two, because my child thinks I'm a magician, armed with a rolling pin and a wooden spoon that spits glitter and magical rainbows. And three, because it means I finally got my Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes and I can join in with Sundays with Joy, hosted by Carrie at Bakeaholic Mama and Ellen at Indigo Scones. I have been gaping and drooling at Carrie's Sundays with Joy posts for a few weeks now. The premise is simple: once a week we make one of the recipes from Joy's book, and then we post it. Have you read Joy's cookbook? It's beyond fab. If I could pick … {continue reading}

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