13 More TV Shows to get Addicted to!

Hello! I’m back again with a list of great TV shows that you should watch! Yay! It’s getting increasingly difficult to find good shows to watch because I’ve seen everything on TV and Netflix because I don’t have a life these TV producers have no good ideas anymore…. Nevertheless, I still have a list for you!

I’ve been on a little bit of a superhero kick recently, maybe because I’m still super excited about Avengers: Age of Ultron (WHICH I STILL HAVE NOT GOTTEN TO SEE OHMYGOD CRYING!) Anyway, I loooove Marvel! I may not be anywhere near the biggest fan out there (I’m much more dedicated to the Harry Potter-verse, of course.) but I still think it’s super awesome, and all these movies where everyone gets in everyone else’s movies is too exciting. 😀  Continue reading “13 More TV Shows to get Addicted to!”

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Seven Layer Dip

Happy Fourth of July! My family and I faked the Fourth yesterday, with the barbecue and sparklers and everything. 

 
Happy birthday, America. I liked your birthday party. It let me have Seven Layer Dip. 🙂 Whoo! (Yeah, I know I’m lame, leave me alone.) There are few things in life that can make people’s mouths water, will be finished in five minutes (literally, everyone will attack the dish) and takes less than 30 minutes to make. Seven layer dip is one of these beautiful things.

   
This is a huge hit at…well…everything! And it’s so easy! If you’ve never had seven layer dip, you are seriously missing out in life. Be warned, this stuff is delicious but also filling. Try not to eat all of it because you won’t be able to eat anything else. Continue reading “Seven Layer Dip”

Lemon Blueberry Scones 

Oops. Hi there. So I guess I have a blog. Hmm. I guess I’m supposed to maybe post on this thing at least semi-regularly…maybe…. (I’m sorry!)

But don’t worry! I have a great recipe for today! Whoohoo! 🎉 *Insert celebration-y emoji here because I don’t know if you can see them or not.* Update: you can. 

A couple days ago, I was reading Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna, and the main character was eating scones. This reminded me of when I took a Brit Lit class, and our teacher decided to bring us scones (I guess becuase that’s English food?). Anyway, I remembered I loved those, and was suddenly overcome with the desire to have more. So here we are! 

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Mother’s Day Carrot Cake

I’ve been super busy with school, but I’m finally done with all testing so I am freeeeee! I know this is several days late (sorry), but happy Mother’s Day!

I feel so blessed to have such an amazing mother who cares so much and does so much for me. Honestly, I can’t do enough to make up for it. However, cake is pretty great. So, I made cake! Yay! (Am I not an eloquent writer?)

I don’t normally like making cakes, cupcakes are more my thing, with their perfect proportions and cuteness. However, this cake is pretty simple, as is the frosting, even though it might seem a little complicated, what with the shredded carrots and all that jazz. It’s super duper yummy and definitely worth the carrot shredding (I hate carrot shredding). Continue reading “Mother’s Day Carrot Cake”

Caramel Toffee Cheesecake Bars

Today was my last day of volunteering at my local hospital (Because I have to go to college soon OMG what.) so I decided to bring in something nice. (In return, I got brownies, a flower, and a Starbucks gift card! So worth sharing cheesecake….)

Now, I am a total cheesecake addict, but I almost always make classic, plain cheesecake, and while that is absolutely delicious, I’ve recently been experimenting with different flavors. I tried Raspberry Swirl cheesecake, which is fantastic, but this one I also expected to be great, because… toffee… caramel… yum!?

Another thing about cheesecake bars is that they make it sooo much easier to share (not that you really want to but you know…) so you won’t eat the entire cheesecake (you know you want to). Continue reading “Caramel Toffee Cheesecake Bars”

Red Velvet Cupcakes & Cake Flour Substitute

Hello, friends. I know I haven’t posted in ages (sorry) but I have returned with one of my favorite recipes! Red velvet cupcakes!

Oh red velvet. Man oh man oh man, red velvet. If you don’t love red velvet, then you might not be human, because RED VELVET! Even the name sounds amazing. Sigh. I love red velvet. 🙂 I know it’s not anytime near Valentine’s Day…but um who cares! Have you looked at those cupcakes? You do not get to eat those just once a year. Continue reading “Red Velvet Cupcakes & Cake Flour Substitute”

Gajar Ka Halwa (Indian Carrot Dessert)

I may not like all things Indian (cough cough the bathrooms), but the one thing I absolutely love about my culture is the sweets! Man oh man, are the desserts good or what! Gulab Jamun! Khalakhand! Ras malai! Double ka meetha! Jelebi! Oh the variety! Oh my very very happy taste buds!

Thing is, as much as I love these desserts, I’ve never actually made any of them. (Unless you count making Gulab Jamun from mix. You other brown people know that basically counts.) I don’t know what got into me yesterday, but I suddenly remembered a dessert I haven’t had in years: Gajar Ka Halwa. For you non- Hindi/Urdu- speaking people out there, it’s basically a carrot dessert. Carrot pudding I guess? But not really… because it’s not pudding….

Regardless, it’s delicious. It’s somewhat labor intensive, but overall not as easy to mess up as I thought (hurrah). But let me tell you, I’m really happy that I have a shredder attachment for my food processor….

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Raspberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes

I cannot begin to tell you about how much I love cheesecake. I could talk about the amazing texture, the rich creamy goodness. I could talk about the whole world of different cheesecake flavors and opportunities. I could talk about how absolutely cute these scrumptious little cuties look! But, that would do cheesecake no justice!

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“To understand the cheesecake, you must eat the cheesecake!”
-Me
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Cream cheese Frosting

Cream cheese is my absolute favorite type of frosting. It’s really easy to make, and goes well with Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (left), Red Velvet (right), and even chocolate! 

 
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

It has been 8 months and 11 days since I last made cupcakes. 8 months and 11 days since that horrible, terrible, not good, very bad day (hehe). 8 months and 11 days since I enacted a ban on one of my favorite foods.

But today! Today, this has changed! I have rescinded my ban on cupcakes! I have embraced them once more! I have welcomed them back into my life and will enjoy their scrumptious, glorious, deliciousness once more!

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