All Things Thursday: Golden Poop Edition

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Guten Tag, my friends!

Welcome to All Things Thursday! I hope your week is treating you well. Mine could be better as the dman is suffering from some kinda ‘terminator’ virus-that just won’t quit. Most of my time is spent trying to stay hydrated and deflecting his germs.

Yes, it has toilet seats in the dining area. Yes, it serves Golden Poop. Yes, it’s bathroom-themed restaurant. How long before this place takes a dump? Sorry guys, I couldn’t help it. (Eater)

While bouncing around Stumbleupon this week I saw the most amazing dancer. I’m serious! When I watched it my jaw dropped…for realsies. Please take a look at this video and see if you feel the same. (Stumbleupon)

So many pumpkin recipes to choose from…where do I begin? In my humble opinion you can never go wrong with dip. Make it a spicy dip and that’s even better. But a spicy pumpkin dip? You’ve got me. Bonus, I have two pumpkin hummus options: Savory and Roasted Garlic and Rosemary. I just love October. (Spoon Fork Bacon and Pinch of Yum, respectively)

It’s so hard to pass up french fries; but what if there was  decent alternative? I’m not sure if there is but I’d like to give these Carrot Fries a try. If they’re crispy, they’ll be my new favorite thing. (JChong Studio)

Must get doughnut pan so I can bake these: Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Donuts. (The Sweet Life)

Check out this recipe for Sirarcha Sesame Ginger Popcorn. Spicy popcorn? Yes, please. I’m thinking about making a sweet version. (Bake Your Day)

Usually, I’m not a scone person but I’ll make an exception for these: Starbucks Clone Pumpkin Scones. (Iowa Girl Eats)

I’m pretty excited as my friend and I are going to see a stage production of Wait Until Dark at the Geffen Playhouse tonight. Tune in next week for my extremely unofficial review.

Until we meet again, my friends.

P.S. Can you tell I’m obsessed with Bella Looma Scarves? I’ve been yearning for some chilly weather. Don’t be elusive, Fall…sit down and stay a while.


Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg until it is broken.
M. F. K. Fisher

(photo credit: David Mayerhofer)

All Things Thursday: R. Kelly Edition

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Happy All Things Thursday, y’all!

I’m excited! Why? Well, it’s October…the weather finally cooled off enough so I can rock my Sons of Anarchy hoodie. My favorite weather? Any weather where I can don a sweatshirt…preferably one that promotes the likes of Jax Teller.

You’ll all be happy to know that R. Kelly has a new album coming out. This masterpiece is entitled “Black Panties”. I have three words for you Mr. Kelly…just stop it!

Beautiful pics of baked doughnuts have been floating around the internet for ages, but somehow I’ve been immune. As of yet, I don’t own a doughnut pan, but now I have to get one. Pumpkin + Maple + Cinnamon = get in my belly. (Top With Cinnamon)

Creamy Parmesan Polenta. I’ll write that again. Creamy Parmesan Polenta. C’mon!  Guess what I’ll be eating during my next free afternoon? (Daydream Kitchen)

I don’t cook shrimp enough(read: never). When I do get the urge, I’ll head straight for Almond Butter Soba Noodles with Garlic Shrimp. (Spoon Fork Bacon)

How much do I love peanut butter? Infinity? No, that won’t do. Infinity times infinity? Yeah, that sounds about right. So, I was excited to see this rating of Reese’s candies. I agree with their #1 choice, but in my book, Nutrageous will always rate higher than Reese’s Pieces. Sorry, E.T.. (Huffington Post)

Everyone should have a one-bowl recipe for chocolate cake. Minimal mess and mocha buttercream? Feels like this recipe was created especially for me. (Hummingbird High)

Right about now, it’s time for some hot and sour soup. The dman’s gotta cold and I’m not trying to get sick.


I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
Michael J Fox


(photo credit: David Mayerhofer)


All Things Thursday: 3rd Edition


Good Evening!

It’s All Things Thursday…Thursday night, actually.

Yeah, I’m a little on the late-freight this week. It happens. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

So…recently, Sinead O’Connor wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus where she admonished the young lady(?) about the dangers of making a name for herself through shock value. Really, Sinead? Aren’t you one who ripped up a picture of the pope on SNL? Because I’m pretty sure that was you.

Apparently, there’s a new baking tool out there called the Nibble Pan. It has a tiny side cup that cooks a sample of your cake. It would seem that the tiny part would cook faster, but I could be wrong. Kinda waiting for the first review from Amazon to see what the people think.

My love of peanut butter knows no bounds. Best believe I need the Peanut Butter Comfort cookbook. It contains virtually ever kind of peanut butter recipe out there! Hint: my birthday is in August.

October is here…which means Fall…which means bring on the pumpkin. Could someone make Joy the Baker’s Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts for me? Extra maple glaze, please! I would be ever so grateful.

That’s all for tonight, friends. Parks and Recreation is calling my name.


A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
Barbara Johnson

(photo credit: David Mayerhofer)

All Things Thursday: 2nd Edition


Hello again!

It’s All Things Thursday and I’ve been thinking on things.

Last week, I read about something called in vitro meat. Meat that vegans could consume without guilt. Actual meat made in a lab from cow stem cells. What? Meat that’s grown in a petrie dish? Is it just me or is that kinda creepy?

The father-daughter team over at Herriott Grace make the most beautiful wooden pieces-spoons, bowls, and rolling pins, amongst other things. Personally, I’d like to purchase every spoon they’ve ever made. It’s functional art people. Get into it.

The new Fall TV season is here. I should be super-excited, but here’s what I’ve been wondering…when does season 2 of Hannibal begin?

Does anybody know their way around some Beer Mancakes? Yeah, me neither. Just the title alone has me intrigued. Perhaps, this weekend, I’ll try to whip up a batch from scratch.

I can’t seem to get this song outta my head. If you press play, undoubtedly, you’ll have the same problem. Proceed with caution…What Does the Fox Say?

I think there was more but it’s time for a hot tea and some Nutella-dotted peanut butter cookies. Until we meet again, my friends.


Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
Frank Lloyd Wright

(photo credit: David Mayerhofer)



All Things Thursday: 1st Edition

Teal Blue Scarf

Hey there…

It’s Thursday. You probably know that already, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. Welcome to All things Thursday!

I thought I’d take this day and share with you all the things I think about when I drive to school…or when I tune out the boring people I encounter sometimes.

While facebooking the other day I spotted this ad. It’s called PooPourri. Yeah, this is not a joke. You spray it the toilet bowl before you do your…um, business. Supposedly, it traps the funk in the bowl and instead, disperses a pleasing aroma. So, if you’re thinking about dropping a deuce at work, you might wanna cop some of this stuff first.

This Butternut Squash & Chorizo Shells over at Wit & Vinegar looks pretty freaking tasty. Now, if only I can figure out a way to low carb it. When I do, I’ll stuff the whole dish in my face.

I can bake a delicious cake but I do not possess the decorating skills do this. It’s a bit early, but I must have this Jack Skeleton Cake by My Magical Pastries.

I don’t know anything about smokers or brisket, but I’d like to sink my teeth into the Civilized Caveman’s huge slab of meat. Cue the penis jokes.

Replace the pasta with veggies and make Simply Gluten Free’s Gluten Free Eggplant Lasagna. Did you see how much cheese is in that recipe? And it’s low carb? Sign me up!

Did you know that cut-food photography is a thing? Well, Beth Galton made it a thing. Please check out her phenomenal portfolio. She’s truly inspiring.

Those of you who shop there know what’s up. Stop by The Huffington Post and read Kelly MacLean’s article Surviving Wholefoods…then thank her for the laughs.

P.S. Do you like my Bella Looma Scarf? Isn’t it the most perfect shade of blue-green. Yeah, I think so too.


Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne

(photo credit: David Mayerhofer)