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  • Ice Cream Cake
    Food

    Ice Cream Cake

    Did you watch the series finale of Game of Thrones last night? I’ll go more in depth with my thoughts next week in a post after the 2 hour documentary, but I was a bit underwhelmed by the finale. And I wanted a happier ending for the Starks. But I’ll go all in to that next week sometime, which also gives anyone who’s behind in watching some time to catch up! Anyway, on to this post – specifically the title of this post. When I say ice cream cake, I really mean cake. Today I’m sharing a chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream in the layers. 5 years ago (I…

  • Food

    Carrot Cake

    Carrot cake sometimes gets a bad rap and I don’t know why, because I think it’s delicious and underrated! I’m planning on making this carrot cake this weekend so I thought I would share some photos of a time I made it a while ago. Plus, I think it would be a great dessert for an upcoming dinners you’re having this spring such as Easter. I use Pioneer Woman’s carrot cake recipe, but I don’t make cream cheese frosting – I just use whipped cream which is what I prefer. The other change I make is that I mix white and brown sugar instead of only using white. Oh, I…

  • Apple Pie - Cutouts & Braided Lattice
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    Apple Pie + Cutouts & Braided Lattice

    Happy Thursday! I hope your week’s been going well. I’ve been really busy, but I’m glad it’s already Thursday. I have a quick post for you today. Continuing with my pie theme from my last food post (see my Coconut Cream Pie post), I’m sharing an apple pie today. I’ve shared an apple pie covered in leaf cutouts on here before and one with a lattice top which is why this post will be short and sweet since I’m not going to cover the whole process of making an apple pie. Just click (here) for one of my previous posts on apple pie. The apple pie I’m sharing today has…

  • Coconut Cream Pie
    Food

    Coconut Cream Pie

    Are you pie lover? I’m not a huge sweets/dessert person but I do like desserts. I just don’t have a huge sweet tooth so when I do eat dessert it’s not a ton of it. That being said, my favorite pie is Coconut Cream Pie. It’s so good! I don’t find it to be too sweet and I love the creaminess of it. First off, if you’re wondering what the difference is between a coconut cream pie and a coconut custard pie – I looked it up. Custard pies have the filling baked in the crust and cream pies are filled after the pie crust has baked. I have made…

  • Cinnamon Roll & Sprinkles
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    Christmas Sweets & Treats

    I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones yesterday. It all comes and goes way too fast, but I’ve still got some photos to share with Christmas decor in the background so I’m holding on to the holiday for a little while longer. Plus, I’m headed to D.C. today for a few days and I’m sure my photos there will have Christmas decorations involved. Side note – as with all my trips I’ll be keeping a travel diary on here so starting tomorrow I’ll be documenting my trip until I return this weekend! I’m going to share what I wore for Christmas in a few days, but…

  • Mango Sticky Rice
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    Mango Sticky Rice

    One of my favorite desserts is Mango Sticky Rice frequently found on the menu at Thai restaurants. When I looked up the recipe, I found that it seemed pretty simple and for the past 2 years I’ve made it a handful of times myself at home! If you aren’t familiar with the dessert, it is sticky rice cooked in coconut milk with additional coconut milk drizzled on top and served with mango. The warm, sweet, rice is so good and the fresh, sweet mango is the perfect balance both in taste and in temperature. One of the recipes I saw said to mix jasmine and sweet rice together, which is…

  • Berry Trifle
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    Mixed Berry Trifle

    Happy 4th of July! Are you guys (in the US) doing anything fun to celebrate the holiday? I’ve always loved 4th of July because of the fireworks and if you didn’t know fireworks are one of my favorite things ever. Growing up, I was hardly ever home for the 4th of July. My mom had a store and would close for the week of the 4th so my family would always go away on vacation during that week. It was rare that I was home for the holiday, but when I was I loved seeing my town’s fireworks which are pretty spectacular for a town fireworks display. So much so…

  • Blueberry Pie
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    Blueberry Pie

    Do you remember the tv show “Pushing Daisies”? The show was so good, but sadly cut short like so many shows during that writers strike that happened back about 10 years ago. Anyway, I loved the show and the main character had a pie shop. The pie’s always looked so good and made me crave pies all the time! My pies don’t look as perfect as the ones on “Pushing Daisies”, but that doesn’t stop me from making these delicious desserts. The pie I’m sharing with you today is a Blueberry Pie. So easy to make and you know I like easy recipes. First, I wash some fresh blueberries. Dry…

  • Fried Honey Bananas
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    Fried Honey Bananas

    How is it Wednesday already? This week off work needs to slow down! I’m sharing a sweet treat food post with you today. Fun fact: I don’t like banana flavored things. I love bananas, the actual fruit, but not things that are flavored like banana – like lollipops, candy, etc. Since I do like real bananas, I’m sharing this recipe with you today for fried honey bananas. I don’t remember where I got the recipe originally, but i think this one might be it or at least pretty close. This recipe is really simple. You just need a banana, honey, cinnamon, water, and olive oil. Slice the banana up and in a…

  • Woops! Macarons
    Food,  Photography

    Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

    Happy Friday! This has felt like the longest week. Anyone else feel that way? For last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post, I thought for a while of what I could use. The challenge was “Variations on a Theme“. The example given was of a whole display of different forms of gouda cheese at a shop in Amsterdam. Such a great example! I have similar photos from my trip, but didn’t want to do the same thing. But I did choose a food photo. I took this photo back in September when I was at a macaron shop, Woops!, at the mall. I love macarons and since I don’t…