On a whim I bought a bag of Meyer lemons. I had heard of them but never tasted them, so I grabbed a bag and was ready to try something new. Looking at my Instagram feed the following morning I happened to come across a recipe for Meyer Lemon Scones from a blogger that I have followed for a few years that looked very yummy (not uncommon, all her recipes do, she is an awesome food photographer). The recipe is by Christina at www.dessertsfortwo.com. It was meant to be!
Are you excited to own the Disney movie Moana?!? In my household we are VERY excited. My son requests the soundtrack be played at least once a day. He is 16 months old so he hasn’t even seen the movie yet, but based on his love for the soundtrack I am sure he will LOVE the movie. To celebrate finally being able to own Moana on Blu-ray I made some Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons.
Recently, I found some blind boxes called Disney Mini Figure World. I can’t find a lot of information on them but the reason I purchased some boxes is because they have a few different Stitch figures. He is my husband’s favorite. I bought 5 boxes with the hopes of getting Stitch and with my luck that didn’t happen. What I did get were ALL of the Mickey Mouse options, even a double. (more…)
Do you guys remember this Whatchamacallit Candy Bar commercial?
I am definitely dating myself but I remember this commercial playing at every break while I watched my favorite Saturday morning cartoons. Mostly, I remember how weird the commercial was. The random graphics mixed in with the black and white drawings is very 80s.
Whatchamacallits are not easy to find now a days. They were at every supermarket check out lane but not anymore. When I do find them I usually buy a few, eat one immediately and then save the rest for a rainy day… or if my husband finds them, he takes them. Whatchamacallits are his favorite. That is why I made him this pie. (more…)
Hello!! It has been a while… a long while. There hasn’t been much baking lately but hopefully that will change. For now, I will leave you with these images of my Honey Whiskey Walnut Cupcakes. They were inspired by a Buzz-Off action figure from Masters of the Universe. We got him from a local toy fair. (more…)
Is spring really here?! Living in Chicago, we never really know. In the same week, it can snow one day and be 70 degrees the next. While waiting for warm weather to arrive permanently and the flowers to bloom, I made Mint Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting inspired by a character from The World of Strawberry Shortcake.
Time, once again, for this week’s random findings…
From the Victorian looking setting, costumes, supernatural happenings… This right here was made for me, and Crimson Peak is now officially my most anticipated movie of the year. Sure, I’m super pumped for Jurassic World, Star Wars, and all that business, but you can’t beat a Guillermo Del Toro original. Pan’s Labyrinth. The Devil’s Backbone. Amazing stuff. His mainstream blockbuster flicks can be hit or miss in spots, but they’re always enjoyable overall. The effects in the trailer definitely need some work, but this doesn’t release until October (perfect time of year for it!!), so there’s plenty of time for some polishing. No worries there. Excited is an understatement.
How great do these look?! This appears to be just a taste of an upcoming Adventure Time line by Kidrobot. Overall, the series will supposedly consist of blind box figures, some medium sized figures, and keychains. I need me some Lumpy swingin’ from my key ring. For sure. There’s a Summer 2015 release date set for the lot. Found out about this awesomeness from the site linked in the title there, The Toy Chronicle. Had never really stumbled across it until my wife found this news and forwarded the link to me. Did quite a bit of browsing immediately. Great site. Lots to like there. Definitely give it a look as well.
Yet another sweet KickStarter. Seems like lately these have been popping up constantly. Gonna have to be more picky in what I back or run the risk of going poor. Take a look at this guy though. That’s a great lookin’ figure from first-timers TruForce. I was huge on Mega Man growing up. From the original series, through X, and on. Can remember sitting with my pad and paper, taking notes to determine the order to approach the villains, resorting to Nintendo Power only when necessary. Good times. If this project is a success, and TruForce delivers a quality product, there’s plenty of other cool characters from the Mega Man series that could see release.
The Wife and I made another trip to one of our most favoritest of places again last weekend, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria. It was for the release of their new brew, Arroz Con Leche. Plus, they had PorkMafia Chicago preparing a whole hog, sausages, etc. According to 5 Rabbit, “Arroz Con Leche is our liquid version of the popular Latin American dessert. It is a decadent imperial rice ale with plenty of milky creaminess and a pleasant touch of vanilla and cinnamon. There is no other beer like it.”. Agreed. We’ve never had anything quite like it. Everything 5 Rabbit has been putting out destroys. This follows suit. Might be one of their top three beers for me, alongside Vida Y Muerte and 5 Lizard. Seek their stuff out and definitely stop by if you’re in the area.
The other day my hubby asked me a question that really made me think. He asked… What is your favorite Disney princess? I know… it’s a deep, thought provoking question. Haha! But I drew a blank! As I thought about it, I couldn’t come up with one. I like the princesses, but none stick out as my absolute favorite. I have always been a fan of the villains. Now, if you were to ask me my favorite of the villains, I wouldn’t need to think about it… Maleficent. Since we are nearing Valentine’s Day, I started thinking about the characters that became villains because of love. The first one that came to mind was Gaston (his last name is LeGume) from Beauty and the Beast.
With Valentine’s Day being just around the corner, I asked my hubby to dig out our decorations for the holiday. It turns out we do not have many; a heart to hang on the door and this Love Bug Stitch plushy.