Cooking In Pajamas

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I can take 0 credit for this post title because my friend Aneri themes her birthday based off of all the puns she can make with her own name. This year with all the ruckus that ever entertaining Donald Trump has caused, it only felt right to have her birthday be "Make Anerica Great Again." PSA: Please do your research before this election season :)

Also... I HAD to include the video for this song because 1) Katrina Kaif looks gorgeous and 2) it's so damn catchy that it's become my new obsession.

For this birthday cake, I thought it'd be fun to embody one of a classic drink in the form of a cake.

An Old Fashioned Cake

Not to toot my own horn, but I think this cake may have been the greatest one I've made so far. To be fair... I didn't make the actual cake from scratch.

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So I haven't been cooking much lately, but I have been reading a ton of recipes for when I get my life back post-finals! So, I'm starting a new feature! The "Quick Recipe Fix" - your dose of some of my favorite recipes that I've found on the interwebs.

Enjoy the recipes, and cut me some slack, internet. I've been busy :)

1.) Love and Lemons is one of my favorite food blogs; they have gorgeous pictures, and I love their fresh approach to food. They have a cookbook out right now that everyone should totally get. I'm also waiting for the day when I can try this recipe for Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust because YUM.

2.) Minimalist Baker hits it out of the park every time. They have a real talent for finding fresh, simple recipes with easy (and short!) cleanup! Check out their recipe for Gingery Thai Kale Salad

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Happy National Margarita Day!!! Bet you didn't know that was a thing! Well now you do so you're welcome.

In case you weren't aware... Jimmy Buffett actually had a cameo in Jurassic World last year. Of course he was one of the people escaping the pterodactyls. But of course, in true Margaritaville fashion, he makes sure to grab BOTH of his margaritas before making a run for it.

This man is a hero. He clearly knows what today is about. If you haven't already, definitely play the song I linked to above while reading the post. I promise the lyrics won't disappoint. If you're really digging the song, I totally recommend checking out the entire album. It's a gold mine of amazing songs like "Cheeseburger in Paradise", "Pencil Thin Mustache", "Grapefruit - Juicy Fruit", "Son of a Son of a Sailor", and last but not least "Why Don't We Get

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I know. I know. The title and the song I'm telling you to listen while reading this post don't match, but I felt I needed to up my Drake game a bit. Plus, now every time I think of Drake, I picture him doing his little "dance" over and over again. It brings me a LOT of joy. I also love the SNL parody of it but that's not really relevant.

First off, HAPPY NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY! I was not aware that this was an ACTUAL holiday but I'm not gonna complain. I firmly believe that everyday should be National Chocolate Cake Day! But hey, I'll take one day a year.

Second, it's your lucky week! You get TWO whole posts from me! I've been sick since Sunday, so I've been vegetating on my couch, watching a few too many chick flicks, all whilst drinking the world's supply of

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Since I'm starting to like theming my blog posts to songs, enjoy.

Let's be honest... Anytime anyone sees their local Girl Scouts at the grocery store, they start drooling and daydreaming of Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoa's, and Do-si-Dos. Girl Scout cookies are some of my favorite type of cookies in the world. While I may mainly be a fan of the plain shortbread cookies, Trefoils. Thin mints and Samoa's are America's two favorites.

While plunging into the depths of Pinterest one day, I found a recipe for mini samoa donuts. That got me thinking... What if I were to make mini girl scout themed cupcakes. And to make them even better, give them a slight "adult" twist.

Not to toot my own horn, but these donut bites were AMAZING. Although they were really donuts... but rather cupcakes. They still tasted great. There was definitely not enough alcohol in any of

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