Hey everyone so I have something to share that I thought was kind of a big deal. So fellow blogger Jhuls over at The Not So Creative Cook nominated me for the Blogger of the Year Award. This is a WordPress thing and a lot of people get nominated, but I think it’s a really great way to boost morale and I’m really honored that someone chose my blog as one of their favorites. In turn, I decided to participate and nominate a few of my favorite blogs to return the favor. I’ve listed them below as well as some instructions on what to do if I’ve chosen you! Continue reading
Foodie Factoid: Since it was first developed in 1912, 362 BILLION Oreos have been sold worldwide. That’s a helluva lot of cookies! You can find out more here.
So…right. You know it’s already kind of difficult for me to bake in my current living situation? I’ve gone and made it even more difficult for myself! (I feel like I’m on some twisted Food Network show. Hey, I’d probably watch it if it were on air!) Anyway, so it’s finals week and I don’t have anything to do for a bit since I have a take home final and then an astronomy final on the very last day of the exam period. That means hello college other than my own! I’m at Boyfriend’s place. Boyfriend has a microwave and a broken mini-fridge. Wow. I have so many options here! So that means simplicity is key. Continue reading
Hey all! I’m back on schedule now. *Fingers crossed*. How was Thanksgiving? This year was fairly tame compared to others, which was definitely a relief. With my family you never know what’s going to happen, especially once the booze starts flowing. Does anyone have a funny Thanksgiving story worth sharing? Continue reading
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I was home celebrating with family so I apologize for my delay in posting. Trust me, posting on the blog wasn’t the only thing I delayed on….cough essays cough homework cough. Ahem. Anyway it was really nice to be home for a bit and to get back into a real kitchen! I took this brief window of time and decided that I’d use it as a chance to enter a contest! You can see the details here: http://www.blueberrycouncil.org/. These aren’t super sweet, but they’d be awesome with some coffee in the morning as a fancy breakfast or brunch treat! You can also pretend that they’re healthy because technically they have blueberries AND bananas in them hehe. Thanks for bearing with me! I’ll be putting up a post with a complete rundown of my Thanksgiving and other entertaining bits of commentary on Tuesday.
These are not traditional yeasted sweet rolls so the consistency will be a bit different. Think more along the lines of a sweet bread as opposed to a cinnamon roll. They’re still absolutely delicious though! Continue reading
Foodie factoid: The most modern version of the sugar cookie has origins in Nazareth, Pennsylvania from the mid 1700s. It was actually adopted as the official cookie of Pennsylvania through a House bill. That’s pretty intense right!? I don’t think Boston has an official cookie! To find out more you can check out this site.
I realized a few hours ago that my favorite cookie is not represented on this blog. Clearly that is a problem! These sugar cookie bars are amazing on their own, but I think the frosting adds an additional awesome factor. I think that since sugar cookies aren’t inherently interesting I’ll make this post somewhat confessional. Continue reading
Today’s Foodie Factoid: George Washington served a primitive form of eggnog to his guests with three different types of booze in it (sherry, rum, and rye whiskey). Good luck to you standing up after having a bit of that! For more information about eggnog you can go here.
I did not grow up drinking eggnog–it wasn’t one of those long time family traditions or anything like that. Nope. I didn’t become acquainted with my good friend eggnog until I moved to New Jersey when I was about 10. It was at this point that we started celebrating most of the holidays with my dad’s side of the family. My grandma, wonderful lady that she is, introduced the
drug drink to me as a treat one Hanukkah. Mistake. If my family would have let me, I probably would have sat on the kitchen floor then and there and chugged the entire bottle. I was in love. Continue reading