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Ben & Jerry are the Loves of My Life

18 Nov

I’ve been searching far and wide, taking trips to various crowded and insanely obnoxious super markets.  These Ben & Jerry’s “limited batches” are quite honestly a giant pain in my ass.  Anyway, my search has finally come to an end.  Thank you Wegman’s…..you never let me down.

Ben & Jerry’s Cannoli Ice Cream!

I love cannoli.  What Italian girl doesn’t? And I literally enjoy every single thing about this ice cream.  But my absolute favorite part is the Mascarpone Swirl.  It tastes just like cannoli filling.  The fudge covered cannoli pastry shell is not a disappointment either.  I suggest you get some of this ASAP.  Trust me…your life will never be the same. EVER.  I love it so much I think I might marry it.

Ben & Jerry.  The coolest guys that ever lived.  The End.

Why I Love Fall- Reason #1

8 Sep

There are MANY reasons why I love fall, most of them involving food.  (Are you surprised?)

Reason #1 is : PUMPKIN. FLAVORED. EVERYTHING.

If you don’t like pumpkin.  Screw you and stop reading 🙂

Words cannot even describe how much I love pumpkin.  Pumpkin breads, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin hummus (seriously.)…..literally EVERYTHING.  Okay….now that I got that out of my system.  Two of my favorite pumpkin flavored items are Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins.  They are only available during the fall months which makes them even more special.

There isn’t much to describe about the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  It tastes exactly how it sounds.  It is pretty much like a latte and pumpkin pie had a baby.  You can get it hot or iced.  Also, when I feel like watching my calories the “skinny” version is equally delicious.

Now lets talk about the Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffin.  Basically a very moist, delicious pumpkin flavored muffin with a scoop of creamy cheese cake on top.  IT IS LIKE HEAVEN ON EARTH.  I have no other words to describe it except I effing love it.

Stay tuned….I plan on sharing a few of the other reasons why I love fall (If I don’t get too lazy.)  I have a feeling my next post is going to be about beer.  Woooooo!

Warm Toasted Marshmallow S’more Bars

9 Jun

I’ve been collecting recipes on Pinterest for several weeks now.  It’s actually becoming sort of addicting.  Anyway,  I decided that I am going to try at least one recipe from my Pinterest collection every week, otherwise it makes no sense to just waste time pinning recipes all day like a weirdo with no life.  This weekend I decided to make Warm Toasted Marshmallow S’more Bars.  I LOVE S’mores.  If you don’t believe me, please refer to this post: I Effing Love S’mores.  Before you read any further, I would just like to point out a couple things.

1. I DO NOT bake.

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2. I haven’t mastered the art of food photography yet so forgive the crappy pics.  Next time I will use my Nikon instead of my iPhone.

This is how they are SUPPOSED to look.

Warm Toasted Marshmallow S’more Bars

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 cups milk chocolate chips (18 oz)
4 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix and crumbs. Stir in melted butter until soft dough forms. Press into ungreased 13×9-inch pan.

2. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set.

3. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate begins to melt. Spread chocolate evenly over crust.

3. Set oven control to broil. Sprinkle marshmallows over melted chocolate. Broil with top 4 to 5 inches from heat 20 to 30 seconds or until marshmallows are toasted. (Watch closely; marshmallows will brown quickly.) Cool 10 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Serve warm. Store any remaining bars tightly covered.

These were pretty delicious although I have a few complaints.  I wish the crust was a little more “graham crackery”.  The next time I make them I will probably try a different graham cracker crust.  Also, it said to serve warm but when it is warm it does not come out in “bar” form like the pretty picture all the way at the top.  It actually comes out more like this:

Overall, for my first recipe I think it was a success.  They are kind of messy and hard to serve if you are having a party or something.  But they are very yummy so I would suggest that anyone who loves them some s’mores should try them!

I Effing Love S’mores

6 Jun

Today, I would like to discuss the awesomeness of S’mores.  Who DOESN’T like S’mores?!  If I could meet one person in the entire world, it would be whoever thought of taking graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows and melting them together to create the most amazing snack/dessert of all time.  Whether they are roasted over a campfire or simply melted in the microwave,  I could eat endless amounts of S’mores per day and never get sick of them.  I firmly believe that the person that came up with this concept is a genius.

On a slightly different note:  I am very disappointed in “Hershey” for discontinuing the best chocolate bar they ever made.  Although it was discontinued several years ago, I am still deeply saddened by it’s disappearance.  RIP Hershey’s S’mores Bar…

Oatmeal Creme Pies. Enough said.

5 Jun

I just rediscovered these amazingly awesome treats……Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies!  There are some imposters out there….so if you’re going to pick some up at the store make sure you get Little Debbie.  SO ADDICTING!


Being the Closet Fat Chick that I am…..I really think it is possible to eat an entire box of these in one night.  I hide them away from myself in my pantry for that exact reason 🙂
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better………..they make DOUBLE DECKERS!  Seriously?!?!  ARE THESE FOR REAL?!?! I need to get me some of these ASAP!
Thank you Little Debbie for making my life complete.

Hostess Sno Balls- Little Pillows of Happiness

4 Jun

One thing in this world that I really LOVE are Hostess Sno Balls.  These coconut covered marshmallows with cream filled chocolate cake inside are like little fluffy pillows of happiness.  Who wouldn’t love a combination of such deliciousness?

My favorite thing about Sno Balls (besides the yumminess) is that they come in all different colors.  My favorite of course are the pink ones…obviously.  During Halloween they sell them in orange.  During St. Patty’s day they sell them in green, and I even saw them in bright blue….not really sure what that was for.  And of course there’s the traditional white ones.

I found a recipe for a giant “Sno Ball” cake.  I am going to attempt to bake this at some point in my life and will keep you posted with the results.  Keep in mind, I pretty much suck at baking but I will give it my best shot.  So…do yourself a favor and head to the grocery store, 7-11, Quick Check, or any gas station with a convenience store and buy yourself some Sno Balls.  You won’t be disappointed.

My Top Five Favorite Road Trip Foods!

2 Jun

One of my favorite things about road trips is stocking up on lots of delicious snacks to take along for the ride and/or stopping somewhere along the way for a yummy meal.  Here you will find a list of my top five favorite foods to eat on a road trip.  You’re welcome.

1. Sno Balls- Little pillows of happiness!  (Only the pink ones)

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2. M&M’s (Any kind works…but I prefer peanut!)

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3. Pringles-  Classic duck lips picture below.

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Heading south???

4. Waffle House-  The classiest waffle joint you will ever come across.

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5. Cracker Barrel-  If it ain’t fried it ain’t cooked!  I love me some chicken fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, pecan pie, and a giant glass of sweet tea.

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