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Bailey’s Pudding Pies with Thin Mint Crust

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I know. Another treat in a jar. What can I say? They're cute, portable, and single-serving. You can't get much better than that! I know I'm about a year late to the "jar craze," but hey, I never did follow trends. I never had a pair of Keds with the blue label torn off. I never had a pair of hi-top Converse sneakers. I refuse to wear flats without some sort of sock. Because, um, ew. While every one in my class was wearing Guess and 5*7*9 and Wet Seal, I was still wearing my Kmart knockoffs. Actually, the only trend I actually bought into was the pink explosion of 2003. In fact, prior to that winter, I had hated pink. And then, somehow I ended up with a pink trench coat ala Old Navy and a purse with a D on it. I still … {continue reading}

Whatever Friday {a double dose}

Happy Friday everyone! I can't believe another week has gone by.And, since I didn't really recap last week...I've got two weeks to talk about! Aren't you excited??So, strap on your dessert bag and let's get started!1. Last week I gave another treat a crust.I was also out of town, but I didn't leave you hanging!I posted something savory {gasp} at I Wash...You Dry. (Thanks Shawn, for having me!)And the fabulous Kristin from Kristin's kNook guest posted here, sharing her oh-so-awesome recipe for a Peanut Butter Brownie Cake Shake.2. Then I came home (more on vaca in a minute) and made you some more fat-free stuff!Like these.And these.And, of course, this.I'm tired now. And full.Flashback Friday will return next week!3. I need to give the … {continue reading}

Cookies ‘n Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Okay, so I couldn't let Father's Day go by without talking about my husband. He's such an awesome dad to Jordan.He's so freakin' awesome that I'm willing to overlook the fact that he can idly sit by and eat his WW desserts and fat-free Breyers instead of joining me in the "let's see who can eat the entire batch of cookies I made today" contest.Mel is a natural with kids. I remember one time he joined us at the park during a mom's club play date. All of us moms were sitting at the picnic table chatting (where else would we be?) and all of a sudden I realize it's quiet on the playground. I look around and find that all of the kids (ours and some not in our play group) had gathered around Mel and he was telling stories.Yeah, it's good I … {continue reading}

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

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  The Fourth of July is coming up soon, which means it's summer, which means it's travel season. I love to travel. I love to stay in hotels. And I've totally passed on that love to Jordan. We don't camp. Well, Jordan and Mel probably would. To be more specific, I don't camp. That's really a whole post all on it's own, but the gist of it is, if I'm on vaca, I don't want to work to set up my room. I don't want to cook. I don't want to be dirty. I want to sleep on a comfy bed. So we stay in hotels. Another problem I have? I like to be comfortable. And comfortable, to me, is not shoving the three of us into one room. Where's the fun in that? I want to put Jordan to bed and go sit in a different place, drink wine, and watch … {continue reading}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Hello everyone! Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday, where I talk too much and you link up some sweet treats!I'm back! I feel way behind, of course, since my kid thinks the iPad is hers, so I barely got to read any blogs while I was in Phoenix. But the most important part is that we had a great time and we got home, more on that in a minute.Before I blather on and on about stuff, let's pick a winner of the Lucky Leaf pie fillings and ice pop mold, shall we? The winner is ...  Lisa from Flour Me With Love!Congratulations Lisa! Be sure to get me your info and I will send it off to Lucky Leaf.Thanks to everyone for linking last week! Like I said before, I haven't been able to comment as much as I'd hoped. It was a fun vacation followed by a super … {continue reading}

Blackberry Cream Pies {in a jar}

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One of the earliest memories of my dad I have is of the two of us. On weekends he'd give my mom some time alone and the two of us would go on adventures. Our two adventures I remember the most, because we did them so much, were looking at airplanes, and looking at boats. My favorite boat in the dry-dock boat yard was the "naked lady boat." Because, well, she had a naked lady chalk outlined on the side. But the things I remember most about our outings were Cheetos and orange soda. And occasionally chocolate milk. I still remember the little store we'd stop and get them at. And I remember the taste of the orange soda. These Blackberry Cream Pies really have nothing to do with orange soda. Or Cheetos (ew, that would be gross. Or … {continue reading}

Whatever Friday {I’m on Ziplist!}

Hi everyone! It's Friday, yay!Well, actually, I'm kind of bummed it's Friday...because that means I'm on my way home from our vacation.It also means I have a different kind of Friday post for you. I didn't do much here this week, so I wanted to talk about something else today.{But don't worry, I will resume our regularly scheduled Whatever Friday post next Friday, complete with two weeks of recaps. Consider yourself forewarned!}Anyway, I'm totally excited today, because it's my official announcement that I've signed on with Ziplist!{Yeah, like you had no idea, from all the "Save Recipe" buttons and that button over there on the sidebar that says "Featured Partner."}Anyway, I'm super excited about Ziplist. It's totally cool.Ziplist is an … {continue reading}

Peanut Butter Brownie Cake Shake {Guest Post}

Hey everyone! I'm still in sweltering sunny Arizona. Today I have a guest post for you from Kristin, from Kristin's kNook. Kristin and I "blog" met awhile ago and I love reading her posts, especially her Sunday Funnies and her It's Okay Thursdays. And I especially love her desserts. I mean, she makes things like Sugar Cookie Fudge, Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake, and Peppermint Brownies. How could we not be best friends?Welcome Kristin, and thanks for hijacking me today!Hi Crazy for Crust readers!  What up?? I'm Kristin.  I like to think that I blog about food.  But I really blog about desserts, exercise, t.v., books, the ridiculousness of Alaska...and ice cream.  My relationship with ice cream is complicated.  I love it.  That's the most … {continue reading}

Turkey & Cheese Monkey Bread Muffins

Yup, you read that right.I made something savory.I hope I haven't made you faint into your morning coffee. Or that your jaw didn't break your keyboard.I'm guest posting today over at I Wash...You Dry, where Shawn has put together 10 days of summer lunch ideas for kids. This is a perfect series for me - because you know Jordan is going to be begging for nuggets all summer long. {Want to see all the fun recipes in the series? Go check them out!}So go on over and check out the great recipes in the series. Shawn's awesome and makes things like Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake. Give her a hello for me.And now I'm off to sweat off all the Paradise Bakery cookies I'm eating at the Phoenix Zoo (my favorite of all zoos). We're going to see some … {continue reading}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday {& giveaway!}

Hey everyone! Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday, the day I'm going crazy getting ready for vaca.By the time most of you read this I'll be at the airport waiting for my flight to balmy Phoenix.{But don't fear - I've got some great things lined up for you this week. Just 'cuz I'm on vacation doesn't mean I would leave you hangin'!}Before we get to the features and party, let's talk giveaway.Remember yesterday, when I shared that Blueberry Pie Fudge with you? The nice folks at Lucky Leaf (premium pie fillings and more) had send me three cans of pie filling and a cool ice pop mold.And, guess what? They agreed to give away an identical set to one of my readers! Yay you!Now, before we go on, if you're wondering why a pie filling company would give … {continue reading}

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