Category Archives: dessert

Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

Today was my Grandpa’s 90th birthday party. I’ve been lucky enough to be super close with my grandparents throughout my entire life. My dad’s parents were both deceased before I was born, so I was even closer to my mom’s parents than I probably would have been if my dad’s parents were still alive.

My grandma passed away in January of 2009, but I still think she lives on in my Grandpa. He is a strong, determined, caring man and I am so lucky to be his granddaughter.

His stories are full of character, history and bravery. His hugs are full of love.

He is my favorite grandpa, ever. :)

I don’t know what year this was, but either late 80’s, early 90’s. And I was afraid of stuffed animals as a child, don’t tease me. Also this was my favorite dress.

This was my wedding in February 2010.

I decided to make Corn on the Cob Cupcakes for the party, and apparently they were a hit!

They were a lot of fun to make. I used yellow cupcakes, vanilla frosting (dyed yellow), and 3 kinds of jellybeans. The white were coconut, the light yellow were pineapple and the dark yellow were banana. The melted pats of butter were Starbursts that I melted down a little and molded into their shapes.

Seriously sweet, but seriously delicious!

 

 

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Pulled Pork, Sliders and Double Chip Cookies… Oh my!

I’ve been cooking up a storm here lately! And I love it!

The hubs and I had my brother, sister-in-law and their 2 kids (read: Easter Baskets) and my younger sister over for lunch on Sunday. My sister-in-law dyed my hair, and I cooked them lunch! I didn’t take any pictures… but I made pulled pork sandwiches and baked beans for us old folk, and she made homemade KFC slaw. That was some seriously yummy stuff. For the kids I had mac n’ cheese, hot dogs, Cheese-its and Capri suns. It was a beautiful day.

I also bought some new summery plastic plates for the occasion. Aren’t they pretty?

And see the $20 bag of jelly beans in the corner? That’s for the Corn on the Cob Cupcakes I’m making this weekend.

I sneak a couple now and then because I bought banana, coconut and pineapple flavored beans. Holy cow.

Tonight, the hubs was going to play softball with some friends. To this, I laugh. See below.

I can’t find a screenshot of the temperature at 6 pm when we got home, but just believe me when I say it was 99 degrees with a heat index of 112.

Right now, it’s 11:30 pm and it’s 91 degrees outside.

So I made Ham & Cheese Sliders and we stayed INside, IN the A/C and watched the Home Run Derby.

Ah, the joys of being married.

Mmmm, Hawaiian rolls. They remind me of communion at church. I haven’t been to church in years.

Right before I stuck them in the oven.

The glaze on top was perfect. I loved these little guys.

THEN! Since I felt bad he had to miss softball with his friends (even though our friends Roadie and Carrie came over to watch the HR Derby and we love them), I decided to make cookies. I had leftover white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips from another recipe, so I threw them in together and made a delicious double chip cookie. My sister got me a silicone baking sheet for my birthday and I **FOR ONCE** didn’t burn the bottoms of the cookies! YAY ME!

Best part of the meal if you ask me! :)

Happy 4th of July!

The hubs and I went to a 4th of July party tonight and had a blast!

In honor of the festivities, I made red white and blue chocolate covered strawberries. They were a hit… even my 1-year old cousin was sucking them down like candy. I was super happy and will probably make them again.

Healthy, yet indulgent. My kind of snack!

This is kind of a terrible picture, but I forgot to take a finished one at our house. This was taken after they had sat out a while.

But you get the idea.. right? Ha!

It’s almost my birthday!

So I made myself cupcakes.

The In-Laws came for dinner

Happy Friday!!! Oh myyyyyy ggooosssshhhh I am so happy that it’s the weekend.

We had the hubs’ parents over for dinner tonight. I got off work early and went to work making the infamous Buffalo Chicken Pizza (are you tired of it yet?) and a new one I haven’t tried before.

Let me introduce you to the Hawaiian Pizza:

This was just refrigerated pizza crust, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham slices and pineapple wedges.

And it was SO tasty. I had 3 pieces and was seriously considering eating more of it. The thought of plating 3 slices and then taking the rest of the pie to my seat crossed my mind.

But I decided that would be mean, and besides what good hostess hogs the food?? Isn’t that a crime?

Oh hey Buffalo Chicken Pizza. I see you there, trying to be relevant. Trying to be look new and fresh, like we haven’t already featured you twice on here.

I know your game.

I’ll take the time now to mention that the pictures are all filtered in Antique mode. My food was a lot more vivid than these portray… I just like to mix things up.

Grilled Banana Sundaes

If you haven’t tried a grilled banana sundae, you should do it right now. It’s a quick recipe and is a seriously yummy treat. I bought tiny waffle bowls to limit the ice cream consumption.

But I was full anyway, from eating that entire Hawaiian pizza.

Kidding.

Or am I?

Pizza and cupcakes

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This is what happened when I let the hubs take a picture of dinner while I cleaned.

I seriously need a fancy pants camera.

This is just bad.

On a better picture note, I also made cupcakes! We have some friends over to watch the NFL Draft and I had some leftover chocolate cupcake batter from my Easter Cadbury Egg cupcakes.

I think they are so cute!! They remind me of these cupcakes that I see all over the internet lately. I should have dyed the frosting aqua!

DANGIT my great ideas always come to me after the fact…

Easter Desserts

Well, hello there friends. How was your Easter?

Mine was loud.

See, it’s a credible monsoon outside. Seriously. It has rained for about 10 days straight. We even had tornadoes on Good Friday.

Good Friday was baaaaaaaaad.

Anyway, as I was saying….. my Easter was loud because the children’s Easter egg hunt that is normally outdoors had to be held INDOORS due to the lake that is presently my cousin’s backyard.

But regardless. My Easter was full of goodies.

First we had chocolate covered peanut butter eggs. Unfortunately, our apartment was too hot and the peanut butter kept melting and the chocolate candy kept getting hard. You wanna know the stupid part? The apartment was a chilly 67 degrees, the front door was open and the kitchen fan was on. Seriously? Seriously.

So I had the patience for 7. Voila.

Next came the butterscotch bird nests. I thought these were SO. CUTE. Maybe it’s my current obsession with all things pastel and bird-related, but it could be…. no, it’s probably that.

They were super rich and sweet, so I couldn’t eat more than one. But I marveled at them every time I passed the dessert table.

My favorite dessert of the day had to be these Cadbury egg cupcakes. They had a Cadbury egg baked in.

A CADBURY EGG.

BAKED IN.

IN THE CUPCAKE.

CHOCOLATE IN THE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE.

HEAVEN.

THE END.

Orange Frosted Cookies

I mostly just love the colors.

Enjoy.

Spring Cupcakes

I made cupcakes for Trivia Night at my work. They aren’t really anything special, it was a white cake mix, vanilla frosting tinted pink and yellow, topped with sprinkles. But they were a hit. And look super dooper Springy. It was like 75 degrees today!! YES!

And they match my blog. :)

Trivia was fun, and that kind of surprised me! We didn’t win, but the winning table got a case of beer each. I don’t care for beer, so I’m not disappointed. I kind of thought that was a little weird, a work trivia night awarding beer as first place, but hey, whatchagonnado.

Now I’m going to bed; I’m exhausted.

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh hello. I made GIANT chocolate chip cookies today. I followed the recipe at Annie’s Eats, with the exception of dark cocoa powder. I only had regular cocoa powder, so I didn’t get the deep brown cookie, but that’s okay with me. Next time, I’ll do that, but I mostly wanted huge, moist (ew I hate that word), chocolatey cookies and I accomplished that. Oh, did I accomplish it. I could only eat half at a time. That’s what I call delicious.