I’m not much of a cake eater, but this ‘recipe’ has put me in the baking mood.
I found it on the Interwebs. Rumor has it if you have a favorite boxed cake mix on hand, all you need is a can of soda — instead of the usual eggs, water, oil, etc. — to make a perfectly yummy dessert.
Here are the suggested combinations:
Florida clan — this is on my list of ‘suggested dishes’ for our beach trip later this month. We gotta try it!
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Tagged baking, boxed cake mix, cake, carbonation, cooking, dessert, eggs, family, food, friends, Humor, Internet, life, oil, recipe, soda
People magazine is all about the ‘boozy popsicle‘ today —
‘Boozy’ as in popular popsicle flavors spiked with alcohol — like the watermelon mojito pops garnished with mint pictured at the left.
Looks cool and refreshing, yes…and perhaps a bit lethal for the younger set.
But, I’m sorry.
Every time I hear the phrase ‘boozy popsicle,’ I think —
What a perfect stripper name.
Or maybe even the name of a band (depending on what kind of music they play). Let’s not forget that one, folks.
It’s a keeper.
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Tagged alcohol, band, beverages, booze, boozy popsicles, commentary, cooking, dessert, entertainment, Humor, it's a keeper, life, liquid lunch, liquor, magazines, mint, mojito, Music, People magazine, popsicles, refreshing, snacks, stripper name, watermelon, wordplay, writing
I found a Fourth of July dessert that I surprisingly haven’t made. And it’s so simple.
Beautiful and easy.
I really hope someone makes it for me.
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Tagged American flag, bananas, blueberries, cooking, design, dessert, food, Fourth of July, fruit, fruit kabobs, Holiday, Humor, Independence Day, July 4th, life, skewers, strawberries, US flag
I had to settle for a vending machine lunch today.
The clock simply ran out.
Full disclosure: this is not a hardship for me. I like junk food a bit too much. But as I get older, I have a harder time justifying vending machine fare as a meal.
This is what I settled for today:
I figured Combos are basically cheese and crackers; that’s not a horrible lunch entree. And the banana — which I got at the convenience store in the morning — added another food group and made me feel like I got a semi-dessert.
I think I did pretty good. (Plus, I avoided the Pop Tarts that I really wanted.)
What do you consider an acceptable vending machine meal?
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Tagged banana, Combos, convenience store, dessert, Foods, Humor, junk food, life, lunch, Pop-Tarts, vending machine
Freshdirect.com, my favorite website for ordering groceries in the neighborhood, posted this ‘goodbye to summer’ today on Facebook.
I love the sentiment — the poster’s graphic look and feel, too.
But they can’t honestly be suggesting that my popsicles, fudge bars and toffee crunch bars — all reduced fat and sugar-free, of course — should be packed away with my summer clothes and flip flops….
I find popsicles refreshing year round. They are the perfect light dessert — that little taste of sweet that doesn’t linger compared to heavy cakes and pies.
They aren’t seasonal. They’re sensible.
Of course, I feel much the same way about soup — love me some soup any time of year, especially in summer. When the AC is cranked in public buildings, soup is the best way to warm up.
Turning up the thermostat also works.
Let’s give food a chance.
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Tagged air conditioning, carryout, commentary, dessert, end of summer, Facebook, fall, flip flops, food, food stereotypes, Foods, fudge bars, Humor, Internet, life, low fat, popsicles, poster, seamless.com, soup, sugar free, summer, summer clothes, takeout, thermostat, toffee crunch bars, weather
While I was watching my zillionth hour of Olympic coverage this weekend — hey, don’t judge — one commercial in particular caught my eye.
It was shot from the athletes’ point of view as they trained in their different disciplines. The voices changed, but they each spoke about what they had to give up to excel at their sport.
Dessert. Sleep. Extracurricular activities. TV.
(TV? Yet another reason I would never make it…)
That’s when it hit me. These aren’t athletes — they’re a cult! Am I reacting too hastily? Let’s take another look, just to be sure.
Guys…guys, can you hear me?
I’m over here! What are you looking at?!
Man…I think they’re too far gone.
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Tagged advertising, athletes, commercials, cult, design, dessert, entertainment, Fashion, Humor, intervention, life, London 2012, Olympics, opening ceremony outfits, sacrifies, Sports, Television, TV
The best way to a mathematical constant is through its stomach.” —
Carla Curtsinger, looking for any reason to eat pie
Happy Pi Day, Fellow Geeks!
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Tagged 3.14, cooking, dessert, food, Foods, geeks, Happy Pi Day, math, mathematical constant, photography, pi, pi day, pie, science, sweets
Happy National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!
I had planned to write more, but I find myself rather hypnotized by the pumpkin and cheesecake, softly swirling together, round and round and round and round and round and…
If anyone needs me, I’ll be hitching a ride to The Cheesecake Factory.
Resistance is futile.
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