March 30th, 2012
Funny story about how THESE eggs came about. What’s also funny is how your brain thinks as a blogger/recipe developer…
A commercial for Rice Krispies came on for these cute little rice krispy treats with little candies hidden inside.
Right away I thought – chocolate easter eggs! Hollow ones, then you can stuff candy, money, or whatever you want in them.
No wait, money is dirty, that might be gross.
Apparently Kristan over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen (who happens to be hosting a giveaway for 3 cases of Candiquik, act fast – ends April 2!!!) and I are on the same wavelength about what to do with our egg molds. Dang, I thought I had somethin’. Who am I kidding, they’ve proably been done a few
But they’re cute, so here ya go:
(Don’t forget to visit Kristan! She will have you rolling on the floor laughing andshe obviously has great taste in desserts *wink, wink*)
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March 28th, 2012
I amaze myself, I really do.
And not in a overly confident kind of amaze.
I am seriously surprised that I pull off some of the treats I make. Like these adorable bunnies and lil’ chicks for example.
Anyone that really knows me, knows that I am not always the most graceful person.
I have been known to pour chocolate candiquik all over white pants, vanilla all over black pants, you get the drift…
The good news is, these bars do not require tedious decorating, drawing on cute little faces, or any crazy assembly, nada.
If you can make almond bark, you totally got this.
There is no excuse in the world not to make these.
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March 18th, 2012
Before we get to the good stuff I wanted to show you a little somethin’…
This is what I came in to work to find on my desk:
The Wall Street Journal. An article on, “How Colleagues Make You Fat“. A sticky note pointing to said article with the words, “with cake balls” written on it.
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March 8th, 2012
Why do I do this to myself? I eat completely weird combinations of food that should not be seen together!!!
I promise – I know how to cook, but I’m notoriously known for eating strange off-the-wall dinners. I’m busy. I’m not married yet. I do not have kids yet. I’m hungry. Therefore, it happens. Plus, I’m only harming myself when I do this…
Example 1: Monday’s dinner consisted of buffalo chicken and a chocolate banana protein shake. WTH?!
Example 2: Wednesday I had a snack that consisted of a vanilla latte and jalopeno cheddar chex mix. GAG. It seemed like a good idea when I saw the chex mix, then I saw the latte, and ended up with both. Let’s just say these things do not belong together and should not be consumed within the same hour of eachother.
There’s just something about spicy foods when combined with sweet milky drinks that DOES NOT go together.
I know, your glad I told you this. What would you have done without me?!
On another note – cake, frosting, and chocolate and/or vanilla candiquik DO go together. March and Basketball DO go together. I’m on a roll.
Basketball Cake Balls
Yield: approximately 40 cakes balls
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March 6th, 2012
A few things I’m loving right now:
-My new Kitchen Aid mixer that I got for $130 off!
-Meyer Lemons – if you haven’t, you need to
Something that I’m *quite frankly* not loving right now:
Facebook changin’ things up. March 30th = new layout for facebook pages. Bah humbug.
On another note: I’ve been so excited to show you these…I have been waiting since January to use these little sour candy things (aka rainbows) I found at Target in the dollar section. Now it’s March something and I’m rushing to publish them to the world wide web. What the heck happened to February – and when did March get here?! Sorry, I’ve been locked in a room rolling 2000 cake balls for the past week .
These are a bit time consuming to make, but I’ve saved you the trial and error of figuring out what works best.
Here’s what my research has found:
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