In my perfect world, every breakfast item, dessert, treat, candy, anything (and everything!) would be covered in sprinkles!
I love to add bright sprinkles in anything that’s edibility possible, sooooo why not pancakes??
It’s such a cute way to jazz up boring pancakes! For breakfast duty, I made the pancakes and eggs and he made chilaquiles :)
Hope you’re having a wonderful morning, xoxo kat
What do you like to add sprinkles in? :)
- Trader Joe’s pancake mix
- giant handful of sprinkles!
- Make pancake batter according to the directions on your pre-made mix.
- Dump a bottle of sprinkles into the pancake batter.
- Cook pancakes and eat immediately!
- speaking of funfetti… (shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com)
On this beautiful morning, July 13th, she cooks, he eats is officially a year old! Coincidentally, it is also Friday the 13th…
When I started this blog, I thought it was just going to be my boyfriend and I reading it. A lot has changed since I started blogging and started opening my life up to this crazy world called the internet. But I’m glad I did it because through this blog I’ve met a lot of wonderful people with the same passions, likes, goals, even dislikes! I think the blogging community is a wonderful community to be apart of and I love being apart of it.
I started this blog as a way to document my cooking adventures because I was such a newbie in the kitchen and I just wanted to learn how to cook and not feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would actually have a recipe published. That is still one of my greatest personal accomplishments. Thank you for joining me on my cooking adventures (and mis-adventures!) and I’m so grateful for all of your friendships, support, and advice. Thank you guys again :)
So before I turn extremely sappy, I want to share a recipe with you guys first!
As with any celebration, cupcakes are always a must! So I would like to share with you the recipe for my bday cupcakes (what is wrong with me? why didn’t I post these sooner?!)! I couldn’t decide what to bake for my birthday dessert because…well, let’s be honest…I have a very hard time making up my mind AND sticking to it too! But the obvious choice was cupcakes! And since it was also our anniversary, I wanted to do something with cookies or brownies because those or my boyfriend’s favorite desserts. Rather than baking 3 different desserts, I combined them all together and Truffle Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting were born!
The inspiration for these cupcakes actually comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Sally doesn’t know me, but I love her. Her baking addiction has become my baking obsession and my boyfriend’s worse nightmare. She comes up with these crazy, indulgent, and beautiful desserts that just blows your mind! I’ve pinned almost everything she’s ever baked onto my Pinterest boards! Most baking blogs that I do follow and love use complicated ingredients (that I would purchase and probably only use once) and sometimes can be quite overwhelming and difficult to even attempt. But not Sally’s!! Her directions are clear and concise, and she’s not afraid of using an obscene amount of sprinkles! Le sigh, I can go on and on about Sally’s Baking Addiction but I won’t, instead I will just direct you to her blog here :)
You can obviously go the all-homemade route or you can do semi-homemade like me! Since I found a box of Trader Joe’s baking mix lying around (purchased as a back-up dessert for my chewy chocolate chip cookie bottomed cupcakes) I just used that and made the cookie dough frosting.
Ginger scallion noodles will always be an all-time fave of mine (evident here, here, here, and here). I love these noodles for its simplicity and versatility. It pairs so well with anything and everything from crispy fish to fresh-baked veggies, and even by itself. I love eating ginger scallion noodles as is, but this time I paired it with some juicy pan seared chicken breasts.
Whether you’re bbqing or not, I’m sure you’re going to be celebrating with friends and family. Here’s my list of great last-minute makes for your 4th of July gathering…
- chopped caprese salad (so easy and quick to throw together)
- baked cilantro fries (fries the healthy way, no guilt! :)
- baked cajun fries
- momofuku’s ginger scallion noodles (another great easy make-ahead dish!)
- layered baked Louisiana style chicken nachos
- cherry tomato pizza (vegetarian friendly :)
- hot + sweet sriracha wings (sweet and spicy!)
- baked parmesan chicken wings (savory goodness!)
- maple garlic ginger chicken wings (my favorite and I got these wings featured in a magazine :)
- short ribs with ginger soy marinade (a great Asian-inspired alternative to traditional bbqing)
- simple sesame noodles (I think this needs to be made tomorrow!!)
- baked ravioli (great for feeding a crowd!)
- funfetti ice cream sandwiches (a great cold treat!)
- kat’s top-secret “homemade” funfetti cupcakes (so easy!! :)
- frosted sugar cookie bars (this makes a lot, also great for satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth)
- super soft snickerdoodle cookies (cakey soft! not lying :)
- betty crocker’s ultimate chocolate chip cookies (simple, classic, and easy!)
- chewy chocolate chip cookie bottomed cupcakes (these will definitely make your guests “oohh” and “awww”!)
Nothing screams “summer” to me like a tall refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade, but hey limeade hits the spot too! :)
All you will need are lots of limes!
We had to hand-squeeze all those limes because we’re sans juicer but I’m currently lusting over this nifty melamine reamer!
I can’t believe it’s taken me a month to blog about these! I made the them the same week I first stumbled upon them in my Google Reader from Every Craving for date night! Not only are they too cute to eat, but they are a perfect treat for this summer’s upcoming heat wave.
My favorite part about these ice cream sandwiches is the funfetti cookie! You guys all know how much I love sprinkles!! And this is the perfect sugar cookie! If ice cream sandwiches aren’t your thing, definitely do please try making the funfetti cookies! I love how Chloe uses very simple, basic, and the most minimal ingredients to make these cookies!
As you can see, here’s all that’s needed to make funfetti cookie ice cream sandwiches!
The foundation of the sugar cookie! I love eating cookie dough! So good, yet so bad…why?? :)
Happy belated first day of summer! Now that we’re officially in summer mode, one of my favorite things to enjoy during this season are cherries. As a child, I used to tell my parents to buy me cherries every time they went to the grocery store, which was like every week. I love cherries! I wait half a year just to enjoy one month of cherry season (2 on a good year and if prices are reasonable)!
In California, cherry season starts around mid-May and ends mid-June so during those months I am at my happiest and probably my healthiest (more fruit, less cupcakes lol).
Here are some tips on picking the best cherries this season:
- go for firm and plump
- avoid blemishes! no one wants to eat an unpretty cherry
- once cherries are picked, they do not ripen anymore so pick the darkest ones for the sweetest taste
- these babies bruise easily so don’t overcrowd them during storage
- no need to toss those slightly bruised or bright red cherries, they are perfect for jams, pies, and drinks
- enjoy within 2-4 days!
I’ve been on a bit of a pinning spree on Pinterest, so of course I want to share some of my favorite pins with you! Here are just some of my favorite recipes and ideas from across the www that I think would be perfect for cherry season this summer!
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