29 June 2012

Whatever Friday {Huge 4th of July Roundup}

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Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a great week.

1. I have this pipe dream, and I'd like to share it with you. I've made so many friendships while blogging. I feel like I actually know y'all. What's so weird is that so many of you are such good friends...but we've never met. Wouldn't it be totally cool to remedy that? I always hear about the "big" bloggers going to cool events or conferences and hanging out together, and I'll admit, I get jealous, because they actually have met their bloggy friends. So, here's my dream: some day we all plan a trip (not a conference, just a fun weekend) together. Somewhere in the middle of the country, since we're spread all over. Denver? St. Louis? Chicago? Utah? I have no idea where. But would that be beyond awesome? I know it's a dream...but hey, sometimes dreams come true. (Summer 2013, anyone?)

2. Okay, so this week I made you sugar. {No surprise there!}

I made you more stuff in a jar, because jars are way cuter than regular plates.


And I made you more ice cream. With crust. Because that's how I roll.


I also made one last treat for the Fourth of July. Because I couldn't help myself. In fact, here's a round-up of all the patriotic treats I made this year:


Red, White, and Blue Cupcake Tops, Crumb Apple Pie, Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes, and Patriotic Nutella Cookie Dough Dipped Pretzels.

3. For this weeks' Flashback Friday, I bring you my past patriotic treats:


Red, White, and Blue Cake Pops, Patriotic Cupcake Bites, and Spiral Cookies for the Fourth.

4. Blogland has been bathed in Red, White, and Blue lately. I love seeing it all, something about the colors makes me happy. Freedom and all that, I guess. (The fact that we, as bloggers, have the freedom to, well, blog?)

Here are some of my favs from the past month or so...


1. Flag Cake by Trilogy Edibles2. Chocolate Zucchini Donuts by Inside BruCrew Life3. Double Decker Flag Cookies by Munchkin Munchies4. Cheesecake Popsicles by Kitchen Meets Girl5. Red, White, and Blue Striped Creamy Coconut Stars by Hungry Happenings6. Firecracker Cupcakes by The Domestic Rebel7. Red, White, and Blue Pretzels by Shugary Sweets8. 4th of July Fireworks Cake by Bird On A Cake9. Patriotic Star Cakes by Bird On A Cake


10. Blueberry Star Tart by The Domestic Rebel11. Patriotic Cookie Dippers by Lady Behind the Curtain12. Patriotic Biscuits by Hungry Happenings13. Red, White, and Blue Light Shake by Will Cook For Smiles14. Patriotic Pie Crust by Happier Than A Pig In Mud15. Patriotic Mini Fruit Pizzas by Shaken Together16. Red, White, and Blue Fun-Da-Middles by Pint Sized Baker17. American Flag Cupcakes by Couponing and Cooking18. Patriotic Blow Pop Drink by Dip It In Chocolate

I love all these ideas!!

5. I have a tip for you: do not walk in the dark, with your hands full, in heels. Let's just say I had forgotten how much it hurts to have a skinned knee, let alone two skinned knees, two skinned ankles, and it also doesn't feel great when nail polish is removed with concrete. On a brighter note: I did not drop my phone.

6. Did anyone watch the season finale of RHOC on Tuesday? Wow. Okay, the girls might have overreacted about the bow, but that Sara chick, is she for real? I mean is she even a cast member? She has a blog on the Bravo site but was never really a full part of the show. And Brooks. He skeeves me out, am I the only one? And come on Bravo! Making us wait until the 10th to start the reunion shows??? Please.

7. Yes, I do watch shows besides those on Bravo. Totally. I watch The View. And The Soup. And Drop Dead Diva. But it is summer; Bravo is the only sustainable television right now. What are you watching? My hubs and I need some "together" shows, because, can you believe the RH of anywhere would not be his first choice?

8. Ann Curry. I feel bad for her, don't you? I don't watch Today as much as I used to, Jordan being 7 and all, makes it kind of hard to watch news about fires, wars, and generally bad people doing very bad things. I "read" Ann's good-bye speech yesterday on closed captioning at the gym. I think she got a few digs to the network into her farewell. All the great work she did over 15 years...and they sack her because she's not Meredith.

9. I finished the Crank trilogy. You all NEED to read it. I just started Divergent. So far, it's good. Reminds me a little of Matched. What are you reading?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Do something fun and crazy. :)

Kisses!

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27 June 2012

Patriotic Nutella Cookie Dough Dipped Pretzels

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Do you ever have those weeks days where you just cannot make up your mind? Getting dressed, eating breakfast, working out. All the decisions normally so easy and effortless now make you feel like a confused teenager just willing your mom to come and tell you what to do.

Yeah, last weekend I had a few of those days.

Most of it centered around this treat. Or, more accurately, what this treat should be.

I knew I wanted to do another patriotic post. I've known for weeks. I would say I had baker's block, but that wouldn't be true.

I had way, way, way too many ideas.

Pie. Cookies. Something with leftover blue buttercream. Pie again. Bananas? No. Strawberries! No. Maybe cookie pie. Marshmallows.

AHHHHHH!

So many times I wanted to take out the dual personality that is my baker self and give her a large slap.

"Make up your mind, baker self!" I would have yelled at her. "Make a choice!"

So I finally did. {Make a choice I mean. Not yell and slap myself. I'm not quite ready for the loony bin yet. Close, but not until Jordan' a teenager. Then I'll revisit that issue.}

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26 June 2012

Butter Pecan Pie Ice Cream

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Last week we bought a new television. The one in our family room, while still functional, was starting to have pixel problems. As in, I could read the constellations from my couch. And whenever there was a close-up of Gretchen (RHOOC, obvi) her face was covered in teensy tiny black dots, soon to turn into large white ones.

So, we downsized and bought a 47" for the family room. (Yes, I like large TVs. That's all me. The bigger the better. Heck, I'd watch Andy on a movie screen if I could.)

Question was, where to put the dinosaur that was the old TV? I mean, it was still functional, albeit a dot-to-dot in process. No one is going to pay money for it; the part to fix it is more than the cost of the new television.

So we did what all rational, level-headed people do with an old 55" TV. We put it in the living room, right in front of the Christmas tree window. And we hooked up the Xbox Kinect to it.

The Kinect. You know, that video game we got two years ago and hardly ever played? {If I'm not in the mood to move my coffee table and rearrange my family room furniture, I'm probably not in the mood to play a movement video game, clearly.}

So we rearranged the (nonexistent) living room furniture and plugged in Dance Central 2.

And oh my God, you'd think Jordan got a brand new toy.

She didn't stop at all on Saturday afternoon.

And guess what she started doing at 6:30 am Sunday morning? 6:30 am., I kid you not.

She took a break for lunch at noon.

By two she was "resting" with the iPad.

By dinner I had to yell at her to stop with the You're a Jerk so she could set the table.

That child is relentless, I tell you.

All the dancing means she's hungrier. And, I guess, if you dance for six straight hours, it's okay if you have some ice cream.

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25 June 2012

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday, where losing a few pounds is futile.

Seriously. It is. Not that I'm really trying. But all I want to do is bake. Then I eat. Then I stop baking for a few days to try and stop eating. And I read your posts and it makes me hungry. And itchy to bake.

Thus creating a circular problem that never ends.

Good thing this house has a pool. That way I never have to go in public in a bathing suit. Ever.

So many drool-worthy links last week! You all never cease to amaze me, that's for sure.

Here are a few things that made me want to forget it's bathing suit season...


Banana Split Cake Bites by See Sarah Bake. These are so pretty I want to eat them all.


Biscoff Espresso Ice Box Cake by Mis-Cakes Oven Adventures. This one got me making variations in my head. Just wait...


Loaded Caramel Dipped Pretzel Rods by Sally's Baking Addiction. I think I like these better than the chocolate dipped ones!


Ice Cream Cone Cake Balls by Cake Balls, Cookies, and More. So flippin' cute. But not too cute to eat.


Mocha Cookie Crumble Cupcakes by Inside Brucrew Life. I want to dive into that icing. {And the photo makes me feel better, because I'm not the only straw "borrower" out there.}

Thanks to everyone for linking last week! I really do love looking through all your goodies after each party. My bathing suit might not, but that's another story.

Speaking of eating...let's get to the party!



Thanks so much for linking up! Be sure to come back next week to see if you've been featured. Or, come back tomorrow for something else to make you drool. Your choice. ;)

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Bailey's Pudding Pies with Thin Mint Crust {Great Blogger Switch-Up}

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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 wear the coat, because pink will always be the new black.

Just like jarred desserts with a crust should be the new cupcake.


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22 June 2012

Whatever Friday {a double dose}

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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 biggest shout out to Hayley (aka The Domestic Rebel). Last Sunday, when I went to put our laundry in the dryer...I realized the washer had never done it's thing. It was full of soapy, dirty, water and soaked clothes. Hayley let me come use her washing machine to finish the load and keep us in clean aprons until my washer could be fixed, which it was on Tuesday. Thank goodness for good friends!

4. Want to see some of our vacation?

{Wait, don't answer that.}


I ate and drank my way through Phoenix. First up, a Southwest Club at Dilly's Deli. Can you believe when I used to order it years ago I picked off the avocados???? Ice cream, of course. It was 108 degrees! Yummy cocktails, and of course, Paradise Bakery.


We went to the Phoenix Zoo. What's really cool about this picture is that, right after Jordan was born, we belonged to the zoo and saw this little guy right after he was born, up until he was about one. I have a similar picture of Jordan with him as a baby. She always loved going to look at "her baby."


For one night we stayed at a resort with a water slide. Jordan had SO much fun on it. So did Mel.

And, I'll admit, I did too. Which accomplished another of my goals for the year: swim with my head under water. The water slide didn't really give me a choice. (And I discovered that checking my bathing suit top is a reflex, that happens without me thinking. It stayed put every time, thank goodness.)


Jordan and Mel did the slide way more than me. Giving me time to read Andy Cohen's book. It's awesome. Go read it. (And yes, that is how I waterproof my Kindle.)

And it made us thirsty. Jordan's is a mocktail, obvi.

Now I want to go to Phoenix every year and stay at that hotel (the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort). Great rooms, even better pools, and the sofa bed was actually comfortable.

5. Jordan went to her first slumber party on Wednesday night. I really can't think of anything else to say about that except, please, time slow down my baby is growing up too fast.

6. The camp she was at this week is a VBS at a local mega-church. We don't attend services there, but the camp is so well known and fun, we've been doing it for years. This is a clip of the rally they do each day. And yes it is a church camp. Not a rock concert. It's pretty awesome, if you ask me.

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I hope you all had a great week! Have a wonderful weekend!

(((Hugs)))

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20 June 2012

Cookies 'n Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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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 married him. Because that is so not me.


He's my rock at the end of the day when I've hadituptohere with Jordan. He brushes her teeth and puts her to bed.


He makes sure to build "daddy-daughter" time into the weekends, so that I can blog, run errands, or watch endless episodes of RHOOC. Or NY. Or NJ. Or whatever freaks they are showing on Bravo.

He gets Jordan. I totally don't, so it's good he does. They have the same personality. And the same laugh.

When she hasn't stopped all freakin' day and then wants to do more! more! more! and I know he's tired, he still goes and plays princesses with her.

And he does all this while working all day, travelling, and saying "NO" to fatty Dorothy-desserts.

I think he's a robot.

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19 June 2012

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 TV alone with my husband.  So we like to stay in suite hotels, whenever possible. I've become a genius at reading room descriptions. {"Suite" does not necessarily mean separate bedroom.}


I have damaged my child so much that, when we moved from a two bedroom suite at one hotel to a resort with a one bedroom suite in Phoenix, she cried because the "sofa bed wouldn't be comfortable enough."


Yes. I know that her future husband is going to have to be a special kind of man. (Or woman. Because right now she wants to marry her BFF, so you never know.)




Anyway, it's hard to find the perfect hotel room this time of year. So I've put together a list of things I would put in the hotel I would build if I won the lotto. Is that weird?


*Every room would be a suite, one or two bedroom, with the bathroom in between the living area and sleeping area. Not in the living area, causing the middle of the night tippy-toe dance around the sleeping child to deal with mommy bladder.


*Only real hair dryers would be supplied. With diffusers. Can I get an amen?


*Kids would eat free. All day. And everyone gets free breakfast. {And no, granola bars and stale pastry do not qualify as "breakfast."}


*There would be a water slide at the pool.


*And free drinks with umbrellas.


*And free massages.


*And free childcare.


Wait a minute...this list is beginning to sound like I'm travelling without my kid.


Hmmmm...


Oh, wait, I forgot one.

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18 June 2012

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

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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 crazy weekend.

I would like to send a shout-out to a Southwest ticket agent at the Phoenix airport. I wish I'd thought to get her name, but I was a little crazed at the time.

You see, our flight was delayed over four hours coming home. Which meant we'd be getting home after eleven at night, if we even got home at all. We've all been there before...flight is delayed. Then delayed more. Then cancelled. We knew what could happen.

And then that ticket agent worked her magic and got Jordan and I on the last available two seats to Sacramento that day, arriving at close to the original time. Of course, that meant Mel ended up getting a free extra nights stay in Phoenix and flying home Saturday morning.

But because we were able to get home Friday, as planned, I was still able to fulfill the cupcake order I had for Saturday morning (lesson learned: don't do that again) and Jordan got to go to the birthday party and going-away party we had that day. Phew.

So thanks blonde Southwest ticket agent. I heart you.

And now, since I've talked way too much...onto the features!


1.  Maple Bacon Biscuit Donuts by MorningNooNight. My favorite donut flavor!
2.  Goin' Fishing Cupcakes by A Kitchen Addiction. So simple, yet so cute! (And healthy, too.)
3.  Nanaimo Bar Ice Cream Cake by Addicted to Recipes. Um...coconut. Sold!
4.  Butterscotch Pecan Revel Bars by Stella B's Kitchen. *Swoon*

Thank you so much to everyone for linking last week. I hope to get caught up this week. (Yeah right, when does that ever happen?)

Let's get the party started!


{Okay, so one note before we start. Please...this is a sweets party. As much as I love dinner and salad and casseroles, I love sweets more. Which is why I have a whole party devoted to sugary desserts. I know mistakes happen, hey we've all linked a thing or two to the wrong party. Please know I will remove any non-dessert posts. Thank you so much!}

Happy Linking!


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17 June 2012

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 like an episode of Cupcake Wars).

They, however, have everything to do with my dad.  I made them for him, for Father's Day.

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15 June 2012

Whatever Friday {I'm on Ziplist!}

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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 online grocery list and a place where you can virtually save all your favorite recipes from around the web. And it's totally free!

All you have to do is create an account with Ziplist (totally fast, easy, and free). Then, whenever you see the "save recipe" button on your favorite websites or here at Crazy for Crust, you can easily save the recipe to your recipe box. Press the save recipe button and it's automatically saved. The tool will even make a grocery list for you, which you can edit.

They even have a phone app (again, totally free) that you can access from anywhere. Like, say, in the middle of the grocery store when you can't remember all the ingredients for a drink you want to make. Way easier than calling your husband and making him dig through your desk for the printed recipe.

And, because I'm partnered with Ziplist, you can access your shopping list and recipe box right from here! You can see the links up on the tabs bar. Pretty cool, huh?

Oh, and one other feature I really love - if you see a recipe you like on a site that doesn't have the save recipe button, that's okay. You can install a button on your toolbar (kinda like the Pin It button) and you can still save the recipe! Totally awesome. (Click here for that feature.)

If you're a food blogger and are interested in partnering with Ziplist, go here for more information.

I hope that you enjoy the new Ziplist edition to Crazy for Crust! I'm totally excited about it, not that you can't tell or anything.

Have a great weekend, and have fun saving recipes!

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14 June 2012

Peanut Butter Brownie Cake Shake {Guest Post}

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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??



Kristin’s kNook

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 important thing you need to know.  The second most important thing is to know that I like stuff in my ice cream.  As many toppings, sauces, and flavors as I can cram into it.  I create sundaes based off of whatever I have around.  Peanut butter, candy bars, Oreos, marshmallows, hot fudge, caramel...all the good stuff. While it may seem like I'm adventurous... I'm not.  I do not eat fruit in, on, or around my ice cream.  I do not eat anything "fruity" in, on, or around my ice cream.  This means no gummi bears, fruit pies, or, God forbid, raisins.  But worse than fruit in ice cream, is plain ice cream. In fact, I get sad when I see people eating that soft-serve stuff.  And the one time, at Marble Slab, when my husband ordered the Red, White, and Blue mix, with the strawberries and blueberries?  I think I looked at him in disgust.  He was understandably puzzled at my reaction.  No, darling, I do not want to try it. So this is the Cake Shake.  It's a shake.  With cake in it.  You can experiment with any flavors you want.  I happen to have these chocolate brownies with peanut butter cream cheese icing in the freezer.  But I have a feeling that even a Little Debbie Brownie would be just as tasty.  (Chewy, classy, and delicious.  What more could you want?)



Peanut Butter Brownie Cake Shake
makes 1 large shake (or 2 small if you feel like sharing; pictured above is 1 small shake)


2 cups of ice cream (PB, chocolate, vanilla, one of those flavors with lots of goodies stuffed inside.  It doesn't matter!)
3 T. chocolate syrup (or hot fudge)
3 T. peanut butter
1 T. vanilla Milk
1 brownie, broken into pieces (Use your own judgment on the size.  I require lotsa brownie.)
Whipped cream, optional

In a blender, combine the ice cream, chocolate syrup, PB, and vanilla with just enough milk to get it to a milkshake consistency.  Toss in half of that brownie and pulse a couple of times. Pour into a glass (or two) and topped with whipped cream and additional brownie pieces.  Yum.


See, that's what I mean. She puts brownies in ice cream. I love her! I know you'll love her too. Go say hi to her over at her home, Kristin's kNook. Thanks again Kristin!

 

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13 June 2012

Turkey & Cheese Monkey Bread Muffins

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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 yee-bras, I hope.


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11 June 2012

Crazy Sweet Tuesday {& giveaway!}

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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 away an ice pop mold, let me tell you they are geniuses.


I had leftover pie filling from the fudge yesterday, so I made popsicles with it. Jordan LOVED them. And the molds are awesome too; the covers are silicone and just peel right off the pop. No messy running under water needed.

So, details...

Here's what you're playing for:


Three cans of premium pie filling (flavors unknown), an ice pop mold, and some great recipes to play with.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway runs through Sunday night, June 17th. Please enter using the rafflecopter widget. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Okay...now onto features and the party!


1.  Watermelon Cake by Bird on a Cake. {This was also the most viewed treat!}
2.  Rice Krispie Treat Paint Brushes by Sweetology. Trish also included some "Minute To Win It" party ideas, which I cannot wait to try out!
3.  Peanut Butter and Jame Filled Cake Pops by Miss Candiquik. They are so pretty!
4.  Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Nut Cream Cheese Spread by Baking with Blondie. Bwahahaha...another way to tempt my husband!

Thanks to everyone who linked last week! I really love doing this party, and bringing everyone together in the name of sweets. :)

Let's start the party!



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