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  • Berry Trifle

    Food

    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…

  • Fried Honey Bananas

    Food

    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…

  • Be Our Guest - The Master's Cupcake

    Food,  Photography

    Photo Challenge: Sweet

    Happy Friday! I’ve been having pretty good or at least decent days lately but yesterday I felt really frustrated and annoyed for various reasons. Lately, I’ve been practicing the idea of thinking positive and giving off positive energy so I’ll receive positive energy and good things back. Ya know, that whole idea of law of attraction. But yesterday really had me wondering if I should just scrap it all! I didn’t let the bad day get to me and I got home from work, did my BBG work out for the day and relaxed while watching the Olympics and felt better. Today I’m going to a professional development workshop at…

  • Watermelon Cupcakes

    Food

    Watermelon Cupcakes

    Okay, I’m going to preface this post with a note about how these cupcakes didn’t quite come out as planned. They weren’t a complete fail, but you’ll see what I mean. While I perused on Pinterest, as you do, I saw a cute summer cupcake idea – make them look like watermelons! I’m not great at decorating so this idea using just food coloring and chocolate chips was perfect for me. Running with that idea, I went ahead and did it myself. I got cake mix, food coloring, and chocolate chips. I made the batter as per instructions and then needed to dye it a light red so it would…

  • Lucky Charms Crispy Treats

    Food

    Lucky Charms Crispy Treat

    Happy Easter! If you celebrate the holiday I hope you are having a wonderful day so far with family and/or friends. I’m having a small Easter dinner with family this evening. I already ate all the eggs I decorated. If you missed the eggs I decorated using Flash Tattoos then click (here). So when I think of Easter, besides anything religious, I think of pastels. Maybe because Easter is in the spring and I always think of being a kid and wearing an Easter dress which was always something pastel and/or floral. So when I was thinking of some sort of easy treat for Easter my mind went to these…

  • Tartufo

    Food

    Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

    My photo challenge response this week to “Cherry On Top” is not quite as exciting as my responses in the past few weeks with my travel photos, but it is a picture of one of my favorite desserts. One of my favorite desserts is actually quite simple but not one I find at many restaurants. Tartufo! It is an Italian dessert that is essentially ice cream with a hard chocolate shell and usually a fruit center. If a restaurant has tartufo on the menu there is a 99% chance that I will order it. I have had some good ones and some meh ones but my favorite is the one served…