This girl is on fiyaah!
So, yeah. If you can’t tell, that’s my blurry shadow on the ladder, staring shamelessly at a shirtless Liam. Sorry, I know this is completely unrelated to food. Full trailer:
I’m not dead! I promise. School has just been crazy. I will update…soon…ish.
Merry Happy Xmas to those who celebrate! And Happy Holidays to all!
Boyfriend says you can’t make a gyro without the meat. Challenge accepted… …and completed. With a bite in his mouth, he’s like “alright, maybe it’s good.” That’s some high praise right there. Made with seasoned and grilled shitake mushrooms and tempeh. MmmmMmmmm.
I Got Feet!!!!
A billion egg whites later… Horrible little deformed feet, but feet! I was kind of giving up hope that it was possible to make ugly macarons with stevia. I’ve still got a long way to go, but at least I know I’m on the right track. Will post once I’ve got something that doesn’t require a bag over its head first.
On macaron batch 4. Still no feet, but the texture is getting there. Maybe I should have tried mastering a regular macaron before attempting sugar-free? Nah. NEVER SURRENDER!!!!
When shitty things happen during finals week, and you can’t distract yourself from thinking about them (with fun things like teh internets and friends) because you have to study instead Fuck you, Organic Chemistry. Fuck. You.
you will not defeat me. Bring it on. Just don’t lord it over me when you do win and I’m left crying in a corner over 17 failed batches, hysterically shoving cracked and ugly macaron shells into my face.
Anonymous asked: Hey do you think you could post cute desserts for christmas?
Anonymous asked: is there any alternatives for mason jars that are much cheaper? I would really want to try your DIY chalkboard drink tags :)
My next 3 classes need to recognize that Thanksgiving is too close to continue with lecture. Organic chemistry vs. kitchen chemistry? Yeah, that’s a tough one. ALL THE FOODS!!!
DIY Chalkboard Drink Tags and a JungleFrog...
Sorry for the hiatus, I’ve been lazy busy. So, a couple times a year, we throw a big get-together (Halloween, someone’s birthday, end of summer, really any excuse to cook a ton and put up pretty lights). For drinks, I ditch the Solo cup and opt for its classy, eco-friendly, and pinterest-ey cousin, the Mason Jar. Yeah, drinking out of jars is cool now, doesn’t that rock? ...
WAHO All-Star Special
“I want you smothered, want you covered, like my Waffle House hash browns.” The Waffle House All-Star is a beautiful, 3-billion-calorie breakfast composed of the classic Waho waffle, hashbrowns or grits, buttered toast, eggs your way, and bacon or sausage (omitted here because…ew meat). I present my modified version: Copy-Cat Waffles (served with real maple syrup and real...
The government is developing a new biological weapon in my gym shoes. Pretty sure it’s the next Resident Evil monster breeding in those sweaty folds.
Dear *Vegetarians, Stop being pushy and condescending to meat eaters. It puts people off and makes us all look like assholes. I’m looking at you too, Atheists. *(certain, not all)
Mini Turtle Cheesecakes
I swear I don’t consume as much sugar as this blog seems to indicate. It just happens to be that when I do, it turns into a post….or diabetes. Salted caramel cheesecake with a chocolate praline crust and topped with MOAR CARAMEL! Had to throw in my pretty, thrift-store silver spoons. MOAR SUGAR!!! Diet starts…tomorrow. Cheesecake today. Mini Turtle Cheesecakes:...
It’ll taste better than it looks… I’ve recently become addicted to the stuff, so figured it was time to get over my fear of fermenting (you know, that weirdo hippie thing?) and brew my own. It’s got a few more days to go.
Have leftover wonton wrappers and craving something sweet. Chocolate or apple filling?
was ah-frickin’-mazing. Photo from Show Me Your Heart. I’ll never forget: Seeing Marcus come on stage to perform with Dawes. I’m not proud of the hysterical fangirl squeel/scream I made when he first appeared. I didn’t know I could make that sound. I was mentally prepared to see them when they were officially announced, but was caught off guard by seeing him early with...
Mushroom Dumplings for Donna Hay Challenge #10
Made some tasty Mushroom Dumplings for The August edition of the Donna Hay Styling & Photography Challenge (DHSPC) run by JungleFrog Cooking. Check out her blog for more challenges and some other great recipes and foodography tips. For the recipe: I used red habañero peppers instead of chilies because it’s the closest thing my local market had and I wasn’t feeling the 20-mile...
What I say: I don't need a plastic bag--I can carry it out.
What the bagger hears: Please bag each item individually and then randomly double bag some. Fuck the environment.
Totally kicked the treadmill’s ass today, setting new personal records for speed and distance (both of which would make a real runner laugh), but hey, baby steps. So this means I get to consume infinite calories for the rest of the day, right? Pretty sure that’s how science works.
My Mumf Meal
Thought I would find a way to gab more about M&S by disguising it as a food post. I’ll save all the fangirl details for another post, but basically the concert was amazing. Totally worth the ridiculously shaped sunburn on my back and that negative sign in my bank account. To keep things on the cheap, we decided to camp at the local city park instead of getting a hotel room....
Road trip to Bristol?
OMG, I just did it! I just bought my ticket for the Bristol stopover. This feels unreal. I’m actually going to see them live. I need to breathe and let this sink in. So, does anyone from the mumfamily wanna carpool and split gas from Atlanta to Bristol? I’m not a serial killer, don’t smoke, and love M&S. Do you need more credentials than that? FYI, be prepared for this for...
I’m currently flat broke. Is seeing Mumford and Sons in concert (Bristol) worth going into debt over? I’m taking out student loans soon, so debt is something with which I’m about to become very familiar. What’s a little more on top of 5k a semester? If I don’t go, am I going to look back in a decade and regret that I let less than $100 stop me from doing something...
Sweet Potato Fries
Won. Sorry to all the onion ring loyalists. If it helps, I burnt the fries a little…
Onion Rings or French Fries?
Cookout Sunday, so this is of the utmost importance. Also, if french fries, regular or sweet potato? Mull it over. My so-called friends lean toward fries (specifically sweet potato) over onion rings. Over onion rings! I don’t know why I associate with such people.
Garlic Potatoes with Marsala Sauce
Like chicken marsala, but without the chicken…or the marsala. It’s actually “Mashed potatoes with cheap-generic-red-wine-reduction sauce.” But that isn’t as catchy. My bf is the not-so anomalous vegetarian that doesn’t like vegetables. Challenge accepted, I say. Fortunately, he’ll eat pretty much anything I set in front of him, no questions...
Will post in full later. For now, some sucrose porn:
Goat cheese, honey, peanut butter, and banana. OH, EM, GEE. Best snack ever.
Saturday's Market Haul
More Farmers’ Market Lovin’ Fresh Georgia peaches! I got my 8 lb bag of bruised peaches for $3 while my not-so-deal-saavy sister decides to get a 5 lb bag of unripe ones for $5. I give the guy 3 bucks and a 5 dollar bill. Back home, I realize that I’ve still got two fives in my wallet but my fifty is missing. Panic. Fortunately, the guy was super cool about it when I...
Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Ever gotten jalapeno oil in your eyes? Yeah, it’s a bummer. Not that I would know how that feels—I’m not an injury-prone idiot… By “baked” I really mean the lazy man’s version of jalapeno poppers. I like cheese, I like jalapenos. I just combined them in the easiest way I could without any complicated breading or frying. It’s weird, within the...
Not cool, Red Cross, not cool
You could’ve called and told me the machine was down BEFORE I stuffed myself with iron supplement and iron-rich foods to prep for platelets today. Bummer. That spoonful of molasses didn’t go down easy, you know?
Roasted Potatoes with Chimichurri Sauce--DHSPC
I made these for the Donna Hay Styling & Photography Challenge (DHSPC) run by JungleFrog. The April/May challenge was either salted rump steak or these roasted potatoes. If you’ve noticed, I don’t really do meat, so I went with the potatoes. And they were phenomenal. The cooking method, which called for boiling the potatoes before roasting them, had me wary since I’m...
Local Saturday-morning farmers’ market—hand’s down, one of the best parts of summer. Fresh, organic, locally grown, decently priced strawberries. Mmmmm. Had to get a pint. Wish I could have taken this dog too. He totally dog-kissed another dog there. It was super cute…I wasn’t creepin’ on dog mackin’ or anything. Carrots for my friend Sydney. ...
So, who wants to offer me a $10,000/year scholarship, no strings attached? Please, form an orderly queue.
Scattered and Smothered
“I want you smothered, want you covered, like my Waffle House hash browns.” If you’re not familiar with Waffle House, it’s time you visited the South. We don’t have much going for us, but we’ve got a leg up on the North in the area of cheap and delicious 24/7 breakfast food. Most friday nights will find me and my friends munchin’ down at Waho. Favorite...
Just cut about 20 jalepenos and now my hand is on fire. I keep thinking I’m too badass to need gloves. Not actually the case.
Sir Jantee: Bribe? That word is offensive to mine ears. We are English to the bone! Our word is our bond. Besides what could you possibly bribe us with? Chamberlain: Butter. Sir Jantee: Oh yes there is that. Cool fact—I originally wanted to name this blog “ButterBlog” but it was taken. That is how much I love butter. A lot. I’ll take any butter that I can get, but I...
Chemistry. And that’s why God inventing curving.
I Heart Thrifting
“Look at this stuff. Isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete?” “Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl. The girl who has everything? “Look at this trove. Treasures untold” “How many wonders can one cavern hold?” “Looking around here you think, Sure, she’s got everything” Technically, that...
Sorry for my extended hiatus—finals were a bitch. But they’re done and done, so I just wanted to announce that I’m back and will be posting soon.
I’ve been fantasizing about s’mores ice cream sandwiches for an unhealthy amount of time now. Step 1: Cut a hole in th—-make burnt marshmallow ice cream. Step 2: Mouth orgasm. Will post in full once these lab reports are burned finished.
Is there a way to make a blogroll where I can choose which blogs show up, rather than showing everyone I follow? Y’all don’t need to see 13 different Mumford and Sons blogs…
Dark Chocolate and Pecan Macaroon Bites
Remember my awesome boyfriend? He’s still awesome. A couple of months ago, his teacher submitted one of his essays to something. Apparently that something was an undergraduate essay competition for the Women’s Studies Dept, and apparently he won. Wuh-wuh. So, to thank the teacher for submitting his essay, I made macaroons. (Yep, that’s “macaroons” with the...
8 hours to learn 3 chapters of chemistry? Challenge accepted.
District Food, Capitol Style
Hunger Games was frackin’ amazing. I made some small snacks to munch on while we got dressed up for the midnight showing (I decked out all Capitol). Prim’s reaping gift to Katniss was basil-wrapped goat cheese. These crostinis are a nod to that. Honeyed goat cheese on Mellark raisin nut bread is topped with a basil leaf and served with deadly nightlock berries on the side. Nightlock...
Turtle Pretzel Cheesecake
Fact: I have the best boyfriend. Ever. Doubt me? Bring it on. Come at me, bro. (Please don’t really, I would lose, badly—I have the physical prowess of an injured pygmy tarsier). (Sorry for the absurdly long post. I got a little over-zealous with the camera.) So, this awesome boyfriend of mine was recently nominated for and won a scholarship for outstanding work in anthropology....
I’ve got to wait for someone to wake up so I can cut into this baby and finish the shoot. But here’s a preview: