Thursday, June 28, 2012

Frozen treat

Make your hot summer day sweeter by whipping up a homemade treat to keep you as cool as a cucumber but way more satisfied ;)

Brownie batter milkshake!

OMBG, right?  That's Oh My Brownie Goodness, in case you were wondering.  You only need three simple ingredients: vanilla ice cream, milk, and boxed brownie mix, all of which you probably have already.

Bust out the blender and get ready to chill out!  Head over to Shelly's deliriously delicious looking blog for the recipe.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pretzel bottom Snickers blondies

What has two thumbs and gave you the ultimate teaser on Friday about a candy bar-laden dessert? This girl.  

(By the way, that "what has two thumbs" line will always remind me of The Office.)

What also has two thumbs and is currently over the moon obsessed with desserts made from candy bars, spending the better part of two weeks contemplating, making, and devouring them?


If falling prey to those delightful prepackaged nuggets of chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, caramel, and other goodies stationed at the checkout lines is wrong, then I certainly don't want to be right.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Butterfinger winner!

The tribe (a.k.a. you!) has spoken.  The Butterfinger-laiden treat I'll be making in the next week is... Butterfinger caramel bars! 

And hey, thanks so much for voting!  It's even a no-bake dessert, too.  :)  You guys totally have my back during this early heat wave we seem to be having.

Be sure to check back on Monday for another candy-bar themed dessert.  Here's a clue: "Hungry? Grab one!"  Can you guess what it is?

Monday, June 18, 2012

"Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger."

Do you guys remember those commercials?  I haven't seen one of those ads in years.  And now I feel old.

Pretty soon, I'm going to be that crazy lady chastising kids for not knowing who Zack Morris is (and his awesome pre-historic cell phone).  "You don't know what Full House is?  Get off my lawn!"

Yikes.  Take a deep breath, crazy lady.

Although I'm not pushing my 90s childhood memories on younger generations just yet, I have gone a little crazy for the past 48 hours.  Bonkers for Butterfingers.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Strawberry & chicken spinach salad

Raise your hand if your eyes are sometimes bigger than your stomach.

[raises hand]

Next, raise your hand if your eyes are sometimes bigger than your stomach, your husband's stomach, and your refrigerator.

[raises hand again]

And that's exactly what happened this past weekend when Matt and I handpicked strawberries went to Costco.  Strawberries were at the top of our list (hint: always take a list!) and, wouldn't you know, there were free samples of 'em... the sweetest strawberries we've had yet this season!  At that moment, we convinced ourselves that we absolutely could tackle four pounds of berries... right?

Friday, June 1, 2012

National Doughnut Day!

Celebrate the coming of a new month (seriously, how is it June already?!) and treat yourself to something sweet because today is National Doughnut Day!

If you're out and about and want to pick up one or a dozen O-shaped sweets, here are some promotions at various doughnut shop chains.

Or, better yet, make yourself doughnuts in the comfort of your own home!  I've got five recipes to blow you away.
Whether or not they blow your friends away is up to you and how generous you're feeling today.  As I said yesterday, this is a judgement free zone.

Happy Doughnut Day/June/Friday!