Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream

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I may or may not have put another tally mark on the calendar the other day and decided to treat myself to a little something something (I may have also gone on a crazy shopping spree via ModCloth and Sephora as well…. ). A birthday always means cake and sprinkles – and well – I think I definitely wiped up an ice cream that covers all those bases and then some.I’m not sure if it’s because my birthday is at the end of summer, and that whole back to school nationwide panic hits everyone with a to do list, or […]

S’mores Layer Cake for Pass the Cook Book Club with Smitten Kitchen!

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Yep, this post is late today. You know why? Pinterest. I’m not denying it. There are like 47 tabs open on my screen right now. 7 of which are just kittens being adorable. Thank God for the internet…. It’s another monthly installment of the Pass the Cook Book Club! Oh snap. This time we are cooking from the lovely Smitten Kitchen cook book from food blogger extraordinaire Deb Perelman. Can we say OG food blog much? Simple, clean, and beautiful. Much like her quality recipes and simple counter top presentation. What’s not to love about that. This month we could […]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Nothing screams summertime like an ice cream sandwich. And I have been quite shamefully indulging in my fair share of ice cream sandwiches this summer. From chipwiches to these red velvet ice cream melts, I’ve had more ice cream in the past 4 weeks than I have had in the past 4 years. But I bike now… so I’ve earned it… or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. So, after a long day of web work, slinging comics, and riding, these creamy, sinful ice cream sandwiches are perfect. And melty. But perfect. The ice cream isn’t really an ice […]

Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake

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We’re baby sitting Goulda, my 140 pound rotty, again. She has progressed amazingly from the scared abused animal she was the first time she came over, who couldn’t walk up the stairs and into our house. She hid behind me and away from any males, dropped to the ground submissively with any noise, and was in general a pretty big hot mess. It’s awesome to see her bolt up the stairs and into our house now with her large brick of a head barreling through anything or one in her way. Ah progress. She has previously gotten ill, which I am counting as a […]

Tres Leches Cake

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Cinco de Mayo is almost here and I am really really sad. I’m pretty sure I could eat Mexican for an entire month long celebration of Cinco de Mayo if we wanted to make this party last… But I’m also sure I would be painfully single and looking for a place to rent on the cheap too as Handsome patiently puts up with a few Mexican recipes by eating a bag of Chex mix for dinner but wouldn’t have it for a month straight. But we’re finishing out the Cinco de Mayo celebration on PtS and GirlCarnivore with a bang! […]

Slow Cooker Triple Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cake & Crock-Pot Giveaway!

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Want a classy at home date night for your loved one so you don’t have to deal with the stress of going out and forgetting reservations on Valentine’s day? Want an even easier dessert that you can whip up when you get home from work that will be ready in time to send the night off with some whipped cream on top? (He’ll never know you didn’t spend all day baking). Want a chance to win a cherry red Crock-Pot? Yeah, I thought so. For my regulars, you know by now how much I love my slow cooker. I am […]

Red Velvet Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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While traveling to work the other day I had on the Serious XM Country Christmas radio station and I heard something that reminded me what Christmas was all about. I didn’t catch the very beginning, so I am not sure if it was the DJ’s personal story or something previously recorded, but who ever was talking was reminiscing about childhood Christmas’s in a small town. He talked about how his family only had one strand of lights, how they didn’t have much, but as children they never knew. He talked fondly of his mothers baked goods. Cookies and pies. He went into […]

Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Malted Bundt Cake

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We are all of 6 days into December and the rest of the food blogging community went and left me in the dust. Preparedness has never been my thing. I didn’t roast a turkey in October and have a bunch of Thankgiving themed posts for you. Heck, I barely made any ‘large meals’ in November at all and I didn’t even make a turkey. I did pull out holiday decorations once for some photos, but immediately boxed them and put them away. So no fancy bokeh tree shots for you (yet). My static backgrounds will have to do. Besides, you just love […]

Pumpkin Maple Stack Cake

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Last week I got to be a kid again. And it was awesome. My dad and I spent the day in Philly, going to the zoo eating out and seeing a concert. It was a blast. I didn’t work, worry about emails, or wonder what was happening on twitter. I was walking around a zoo making sure we didn’t miss anything and pouting because the rhino refused to turn around – for hours. Giant rhino booty does not a good picture make.  (These pics were all taken with my Tameron Lens – seriously, great investment for a walk around lens. […]

Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cake

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This weekend at one of those extended family-family barbecues (because we refuse to believe it was BITTERLY cold this weekend) after about 40 minutes of non stop chatter about my cats at home and our dog, who made the trip with us just to see his BFF, I realized I talk about my pets the way some people talk about their kids. And that’s totally annoying. No one cares how cuddly my cat is, their cat is cuddly too. But it’s nice that people humor me while daydreaming of Hawaiian vacations and projects that need completing at home. So this […]

Caramel Apple Cake

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Just for the record, caramel, apples, and I don’t get along very well. Caramel and anything else, no bigs. Caramel and apples and something just goes all sorts of wrong in my kitchen. Caramel ends up everywhere besides where it is supposed to be and usually ends up with me doing a lot of extra cleaning. See hot mess here. Which pretty much sums up how I feel today. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the lifestyle but something in me is going a little nuts today. I am all sorts of down on myself, down on Pass the Sushi […]

Strawberry Poke Cake & Labor Day Recipe Round Up

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Labor day marks the return of the school year (though, I see a lot of kidlets back already) and the last big weekend for summer barbecues before fall and football take their place. If you are still scrambling for some recipes to throw on the grill or bring with you to this weekends festivities look no further. Lip Smackin’ Labor Day Recipes:  Click on the picture below to be taken to the recipe                      

The (Pink) Whiteout Cake

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I’m not saying another year has come and gone, but this cake ain’t for no one. This tic mark represents the year I officially turn ‘old’ according to my boyfriend, and that I have to start revising previous years for fear of the trade them in, trade them up policy. It’s ok, you should hear what I told him I’m trading him in and up for. If I have to revisit the same age again and again, I’d be ok with that. This last year was a great one. It was the first time in a long time I felt solid on […]

Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts

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There is a way early morning smells that I can’t put into words. It’s clean and damp, fresh and alive. It’s a smell that you only get when its too early for heavy eyelids to be outside and moving about. I smelled it for the first time in a long time the other morning and was brought back to my childhood and fishing trips. Before the sun rises, the boat was hooked to the back of the truck and I was tucked into my seat getting ready for a day on the water with my father (who must have been […]

Banana Cream Cheese Breakfast Cakes

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Back in my high school days, my house was a pretty cool house to hang out at. We had live bands pretty much 4 out of 7 nights of the week, people we’re always over, and times were more good then bad. Music was always a large part of my life. I can remember my mom blasting Pearl Jam in her Ford Crown Victoria and singing at the top of her lungs. And at my dad’s house, the volume was always on as load as it could be until the neighbors complained. So, it only seemed proper that I give my dad two […]

Lemon Drop Cake

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As a food blogger, creating food and post to inspire our readers for special occasions is mandatory. Once again I sit down at my desk with an over-sized mug of tea in my hand wondering how on earth to deal with Mother’s Day. As some of you know, my mother passed away when I was younger and I didn’t really have a normal parent/child relationship with her. Last year, I talked about my mom and dazzled you with out Chocolate Jimmy Sandwiches telling you how awkward a post it was for me. In a year of posts and miles forward in the blog-o-sphere […]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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Confession time: I have a problem with books. Like, I have about 4 dozen too many. Books I will never use, books I had to have, books that were simply too cheap to not earn a place in a box in my father’s attic never to be seen again on my  book shelf. So, even though I am seeing other bloggers cook their way through cook books I want, am reading intersting reviews on cook books I really want to try, and am adding all sorts of new books to the ever growing wish list I am not allowing myself one […]

Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

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It’s nearing 9:30 at night and I just got in from today’s shift. After we closed the store, I had to run to the market for a few things and decided that a turkey and cheese sandwich would be perfect for supper. It beat the extra protein Speical K out by a land slide. So won’t be buying that again. At the market I always choose the most strategic line. I carefully inspect them all and then without fail always end up in the worst line. Sure, there’s not much left to be rung in but something is going to […]

Simple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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It probably goes to show just how disabled I am when it comes to make-up by how long it is taking me to post reviews of one sample box. Seriously, I started this in December and there are only like 10 mascara’s in the box… If I ever get to the last one, it will probably be dried up, sad, and neglected. Make Up Forver Smokey Lash: the bushy applicator that reminds me of a small caterpillar applies volume, length and great curl. All upsides to me with my little knowledge of competing products (after all that’s why I’m risking […]

Grasshopper Cake

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It’s time to go green! Party down! And get your drink on! This cake is a win for all of the above. So let’s sit back unwind and enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day festivities.  Now, on to my latest obsession…. layer cakes. Well, I’m not sure three in two weeks makes an obsession, but it sure feels like it!      Check out these other St. Patty’s inspired posts… ok, not really, but some are green and some have alcohol – #winning.   On a completely unrelated note, the cost of first class stamps is now $0.41 cents. The look […]

Black & Tan Cakes with Irish Cream Glaze

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How about we start celebrating the Irish way… with a lot of alcohol! Yeah, I see what that bad boy is missing. Whoop! There it is! These little babies were supposed to be cupcakes… they were also supposed to be made with a pure stout, but all we had was Black and Tan, so I went with it. If I am making a cupcake though, I want it piled high with icing, and I wasn’t sure Irish Cream icing on a Black and Tan cupcake wouldn’t be too much, so I decided to whip out my adorable mini cake pan. […]

Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

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I need your help. This time next week I will be prepped and ready for surgery. I’m having all four of my wisdom teeth extracted and not looking forward to recovery. I’m hearing polar oposits as far as recovery goes. It’s either a breeze or miserable. Panic…. Have you had your teeth pulled? Only give me the good stories Rig these answers, guys! I need support! Tell me how it was a breeze and how quickly you recovered and that you popped back to your job the next day. Right? Right…. Oh! And most importantly, what recipes would you recommend […]

Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Crystallized Ginger

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I feel obligated to make today’s post as neutral as possible. It is my first time participating in the Improve Challenge and this months ingredients were carrots and ginger. Immediately thoughts of delicate baked goods came to mind. An excuse to finally make carrot cake seemed like perfect timing. But then I remembered others would be participating as well and I was certain I wasn’t the only one craving a slice of cake.  So I opted to try something a little different. I am working on expanding my breakfast menu from eating nothing until 2 or 3 in the afternoon, to actually eating healthy meals. It’s […]

Matcha and Chocolate Marble Cake & Lashgasim Mascara

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Today is brought to you by the color green, the letter O, and some mascara, but mostly the color green. (That will teach me for photographing green bread on green with green. Duh much). Today I am bringing you some Lashgasim mascara. Two Faced is one of the only brands I know as far as the fancy make up goes. Fancy being anything you can’t buy one get one 50% off at the local drug store. I love Two Face’s make up primer and ration a tiny bit here and there as if it is the last make up primer […]

Coffee Cake Cookies and Christmas Music to add to your collection

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I’ve only once before talked about music on this site (well, ok, reviewed music on this site) but since my love of music, especially holiday music runs deep, I figured it was time for a small dose. For those of you who don’t want to listen to the jingly and jolly you can just skip on ahead to the tastiness. Joey + Rory Farmhouse Christmas: I downloaded this before previewing anything. Yes, I like twang. Yes, I like country. Get over it, I also like red meat, comic books, video games and movies with big explosions so you can put up […]

Red Velvet Krispy Treats and a Sephora Mascara Review

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To say I’m not girley is… putting things lightly. I have previously discussed on here my attempts to be more feminine, such as the time I decided to wear more skirts, which lasted about a week. I’ve always been more grounded in blue jeans, more comfortable in a T-shirt, and more cozy in a hoodie than I’ll ever be in one of the 9000 pairs of high heels I own. Nothing stops me from buying more shoes though.  I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, figuring why not just start now, so with that in mind I went and did […]

Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze

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Chow just posted an interesting article about male ‘foodies’ in the kitchen and how they aren’t really helping out at all when it comes down to dinner. It explains that men can sometimes get overly involved in their projects spending more time analyzing the data then cooking a real meal and bring an ‘Iron Chef’ attitude to the kitchen, wanting to compete rather then feed the kids. I have seen men take more time thinking than doing, but I for one am not affected by this male ‘foodie’ phenomenon. Actually, I have quite the opposite problem. The more I become interested in food, the fewer recipes Handsome […]