All Things Thursday: You’re Whisking Incorrectly Edition

All Things Thursday: You're Whisking Incorrectly EditionHappy All Things Thursday!

So many things have been swirling about my head now that school is finished and summer is here. Here’s just a few:

1. Apparently, America has a whisking problem. The experts at America’s Test Kitchen gives us(and when I write us, I mean most definitely me) a lesson on how to whisk properly. Seriously, I don’t know how to whisk? Thanks ATK for making me feel super-inadequate in the kitchen.

2. Kinda excited about the movie Chef. Jon Favreau is a pretty funny guy and I appreciate that he’s doing a small, non-blockbuster film. Plus, it’s about good food, so…sign me up!

3. Dave and I have an amazing possible opportunity on deck. I don’t want to jinx it so my lips are sealed but if we it works out, it would make for a fantastic summer. Fingers crossed!


Now, onto the food…

This is what happens when you try to take chocolate away from women: Wellesley Fudge Cake. Sifting Focus

Moist Banana Bread with Blueberries? I’m gonna have to say “yes”. Reluctant Entertainer

I need to make Chicken Baked with Herbs and Garlic. Looks easy and tasty. Simply Delicious Food

Seeing how much I love Chinese food, I really should start making it at home: General Tso Cauliflower and Mongolian Beef. Bakeaholic Mama and Table For Two, respectively.

Since I made that splendidly delicious Lemon Velvet Cake I’ve got a hankering to make other types of cake, as well. Perhaps I should start with The Best White Cake Recipe Ever. I Bake He Shoots and Add A Pinch, respectively.


The next few months should be low-key and relaxing. I’m looking forward to a summer filled with interesting books, overworked AC units and vats of Basil Beerade. Should be fun.

How do you plan to spend your summer?


Live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.
Jack Kerouac

All Things Thursday: 300 Sandwiches Edition

All Things Thursday: 300 Sandwiches EditionHello Everybody! Happy All Things Thursday! Let’s talk 300 sandwiches.

“You are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” her boyfriend exclaimed. And so the young lady got cooking. Apparently, after making him #256 she finally got the ring. It sounds like a story I’d want to tell my future children.

 Children: Mommy, how did daddy know you were the one?

Mommy: Well, it’s a beautiful story, kids. You see, your daddy loves sandwiches and…

 Now, about the food…

I’ve got a buddy who’s into all things rhubarb and cocktails. He could do wonders with this Rhubarb Syrup. The Kitchn

After making Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles, I’m thinking truffles might be my new thing. As such, these Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are on deck. Put On Your Cake Pants

Guacamole is the truth, but Spicy Guacamole? Natasha’s Kitchen

Gourmet Spinach Blue Cheese Burgers. Need I write more? One Hundred Dollars A Month

I just want to smash these Triple Vanilla Brownies into my mouth! Classy Cutter


The end of Spring semester is near, my friends. Perhaps, I will celebrate with all of the above. Would you blame me? Until next time…


When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead.
Ernest Hemingway


All Things Thursday: Back In the Game Edition

All Things Thursday: Back in the Game Edition by I bake he shoots |

I know what you’re thinking…

All that talk about your one new year’s resolution and here it is, April 17th and you’ve only written 4 All Things Thursday posts…for shame!

And you’re right. I had a pretty decent start and then things started falling apart-all-things-thursday wise. Then Dave left his studio, we stopped working on the site, and things got a bit worse. I’m not going to lie to you. I wasn’t into I bake he shoots at all. For me, it was a non-entity…something I used to do. I compartmentalized the experience because it just made me sad.

Recently, about 2 weeks ago, Dave and I got back in the game. Dave started shooting again and the results have been amazing! If you put him in the right environment, he will do incredible things-like these Waffles of Insane Greatness. I’m just glad that we’re back; and I feel lucky to be able to work with such a fantastic photographer.

What I’m trying to say is…I’ll do my best not to leave you hanging in the future.

Now…onto the food.

Apparently, you can get amazing Chocolate Mousse with just chocolate and water. Are you freaking kidding me? Food52

If you’re craving a truly decadent dessert, make this Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Caramel Tart and be satisfied. Martha Stewart

Lamb, Arugula, and Feta Tacos. Make it! Food52

Chocolate Meringue Cake. It’s happening. Donna Hay

If someone could have these Orange Rolls ready for me Sunday morning, I’d be over the moon. Tutti Dolci

Whew! That’s a lot of goodies, right there. I better get started.

Thanks for checking in…and giving me some time to get it together. Until next time, my friends.




If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
Lemony Snicket


All Things Thursday: Prison Wine Edition

All Things Thursday: Prison Wine EditionHappy All Things Thursday!

How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you stuff your face with a 1 lb assortment of nuts and chews from See’s Candies? Afterward, did you walk 4 miles because you felt a wee bit guilty? After that, did you completely negate your workout by stuffing your face with pizza and chocolate cake at your bestie’s daughter’s birthday party? No? Um…me neither.

So…Time Magazine named Kit Kat as the most influential candy bar in the world. Apparently, it was the first candy bar marketed with the idea of sharing, as it has four pieces that you can easily break apart. I get that it was named most influential. I mean, who’s not influenced by crunchy wafers covered in chocolate? What I don’t get is the concept of sharing. If you try to get some of my Kit Kat, you will lose a finger. (LA Times)

Get ready to get excited, wine lovers….Italy’s got something very special for you. Are you ready for prison wine! Yeah, man…50 of Italy’s finest criminals got together to make alcohol for ya. It’s called Gorgona and it retails for $95. Here’s hoping they didn’t make it in the toilet. (FoodBeast)

Speaking of wine…I’m digging these Wine Fruit Snacks. Alcohol + candy = yes, please. (Thrive-Style)

Just give me the whole batch of Crispy Cornmeal Sweet Potato Fries. (My New Roots)

Yes, please, and thank you. Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel and Peanut Butter. (Bakeaholic Mama)

Let there be Lemony Pull Apart Bread and I will rejoice. (Eating Yummy)

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. Sugar free and dairy free…color me intrigued. (Colourful Palate)

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits is really the #1 reason why everyone goes to Red Lobster. (Damn Delicious)

I’ve missed you guys. Let’s try to keep in touch, shall we?


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
e.e. cummings