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  • Apple Crumb Cake

    Food

    Apple Crumb Cake

    Looking for something to snack on with your coffee this weekend? This apple crumb cake is so good and perfect with that afternoon cup of coffee! When I make it I follow this recipe that I found on Pinterest. Like with most recipes, I followed the original recipe pretty closely except for a few minor changes. As always, you can click on the original recipe above for all the exact measurements and details. What I changed about the recipe was that I made the cake in a pan smaller than 9×13 so that it would be a little cakier (is that word?). I also halved the crumble, because I don’t like too…

  • Choco Taco

    Beauty,  Entertainment,  Food,  Life,  Skin Care

    May 2019 Favorites

    It’s the last day of May, if you can believe it. This week has been a quick one at work since I had Monday and Tuesday off, but it’s been very busy. Last night was prom and today I’ve got a hair appointment after work. Tomorrow, a wedding. The end of the school year is always extremely busy for me at work and personally! I only have a few favorites in May and coincidentally, two are beauty/skincare related and 2 are food. And not just food in general, but they’re both ice cream. Clearly, I am working on my summer bod! Let’s do the fun stuff first – the ice…

  • Lemon Thyme Cake

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    Lemon Thyme Loaf Cake

    Hello from Toronto! After my flight getting delayed Friday evening due to crew member issues I finally made it about 2.5 hours later than planned and got to my hotel at 1am!  (My other blog posts this weekend were written and scheduled ahead of time if you’re wondering why I’m just now greeting you from Canada) I’m here just for the holiday weekend to visit family and do some sightseeing since I haven’t really done sightseeing here since I was a kid. The past few times I’ve been here it’s just been to visit family and attend a wedding. So I’m taking advantage of my weekend here with some museums…

  • Ice Cream Cake

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    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

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    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…