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
I know I know this week I'm kind of skimping out! I have been rushing to get my
week's work done by yesterday so that I can be ready to fully enjoy Coachella
this year! I am currently on my way there and unbelievably excited! I will
report back next week with all the food and excitement!
I had made these Cinnamon buns a while back when I used to make treats for my
coworkers (unfortunately it's been some time since I've done that). I didn't
really experiment too much, more or less made the recip
This recipe went wrong several different ways. The ice cream maker bowl wouldn't
freeze, even after 48 hours in the freezer. And then the ice cream itself failed
to freeze after eight hours in the freezer. It was still delicious, but
delicious with the consistency of soft serve, rather than hard ice cream.
Basically, I made fro yo. With strawberries! Enjoy.
At some point, ice cream became designated as a summer treat - and I say, down
with the discrimination! We should be free to hav
- #ice cream,
- #coconut milk,
- #sweet treats,
- #fight the power,
- #i stand with planned parenthood,
- #and black lives matter,
- #and native nations,
- #power to the people,
I konw this post can't come close to as sweet as the one Anagha wrote this week.
But I pinky promise, in addition to making up for last weeks missing post, I
will also make up for Valentine's day. I know, I know... lots of promises but
you don't mess with pinky promises!
You knew this song was coming... don't lie. Just relish in the throwback and
ketchup on some food blog reading ;)
Since this past weekend was the SUPERBOWL I had this whole great plan on how I
was going to post about what I ma
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"
[https://youtu.be/uxpDa-c-4Mc] over and over again. It brings me a LOT of joy.
I also love the SNL parody of it [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjeORm4LMDk]
but that's not really relevant.
First off, HAPPY NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY! I was not aware that this was an
I made some sweet potato pie today.
This was my second time making this dessert, and I made it in a more or less
The first time I made it, I bragged to my housemate, and he asked me if my
making a sweet potato pie was cultural appropriation, and I had no idea, because
I had no idea sweet potato pie was a thing that black people did. To be honest,
I thought it was an all-American thing (immigrant probs, amirite?) So I
researched - and I found out that historically, sweet potato p
When I was making these pastries and trying to find a name for them, I kept
drawing a blank. They weren't tarts, they weren't REALLY puff pastry either, and
I couldn't figure out what to call them. And then, as I was talking to a friend
about it, we got into a conversation about euphemisms, and the ones we both
favor. Hot box got thrown around a bit, but then we hit on the perfect name.
Visually accurate (the pastries are triangles) and a little silly.
And look, I know it say
About a week ago we had a parfait event at work to raise awareness about Women
in Tech. A lot of people attended and learned a lot about what Box is doing to
improve the gender disparity in tech. Sadly, we overestimated how much granola
we needed and ended up with 2 GIANT bowls of granola left over.
In my head, it seemed like I could bake those into some variety of oatmeal
cookies and breakfast bars and be done with it. No matter how much granola I
used, it seemed like it was never going to e
To be completely honest... this song isn't quite perfect for this post but it
was the first one that came to mind for this post. Enjoy :P
And no, in case you were wondering... I didn't spike these coffee cupcakes with
So, I'm not sure how many of you know this but coffee cake doesn't ACTUALLY
have any coffee in it... I KNOW! I was just as disappointed as you are right
now. Despite these cakes being a COMPLETE and utter lie, I love them down to the
very last crumb.
Deceit aside, th
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
So if you hadn't already seen, I EPICALLY failed at making macarons this past
This just made me all the more determined to get them right. And so began the
journey to successfully make this adorable French delicacy.
As you can tell by the song, I FINALLY DID IT!
**pats self on back**
Well better at least! :P
Turns out all I did wrong was not be patient enough and fail at making the
meringue. If I had beaten the eggs longer to a more frothy froth, then the
batter would h
So this weekend, I had a grand plan of being all fancy and making macarons.
(Yea I looked it up... apparently macarons and macaroons are two VERY different
things as this adorable diagram shows)
I've honestly never eaten one but I always thought they looked so adorable! And
I figured if I made them all blue and yellow then all the better... GO BLUE! I
looked at the recipe, saw the ingredients and was confident that this dessert
was within my range of baking abilities. In fact, I was SO confi