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I am sooo behind on my posts! Sorry guys! Time to play catch-up!

I saw this frozen yogurt shop not too far from my place and thought I’d give it a try. Since I had brought along a hungry cohort, I figure we’d tackle this thing.

Sweetened shaved ice, topped with fresh strawberries, kiwi, granola, and a swirl of raspberry-pomegranate frozen yogurt.

Yumm

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Easter Dinner

This year, we wanted to keep Easter dinner really simple since it was just going to be the four of us!

The Menu:

Turducken
Roasted asparagus
Corn casserole
Toasted coconut flan

No, we didn’t make the turducken. My sister bought it at the grocery store! I’ll start off with posting a pic of this bizarre poultry conglomeration:

Sorry I never got a picture of it before we delved into it…

Many, many more culinary adventures to come…

Overeating at the Bellagio

Last month, in honor of me and the BFF’s birthdays, we took our annual trip to Las Vegas!!

Now, I can’t really show you any pictures save for those in which I took at the glorious Bellagio Buffet. This was our first time eating at a Las Vegas buffet and we were not disappointed.

I only remembered to take pictures of the desserts. Besides, I’m sure you don’t want to see my dinner plate stacked with prime rib, on top of Alaskan snow crab legs, on top of rack of lamb, on top of manicotti….I could go on…haha.

The desserts were super delicious and each on its own little plate:

Creme brulee, flan, chocolate and hazelnut mousse cake, chocolate raspberry mousse cake, bread pudding (way in the back of the picture, but insanely delicious!)

A Very Sweet Birthday!

I LOVE  baking and making things for friends, family, and co-workers… but this time, I got to eat TONS of goodies that were made for me!

Banana Bonanza Cake (not pictured, sorry!)
Red Velvet cupcakes with vanilla frosting
Tiramisu
…and an incredibly delicious cake from Andre Thierry Tellier

Thanks everyone!! I had an amazing birthday!

Check it out…a tiramisu made with yellow sheet cake! A yummy alternative to lady fingers!

Adorable Orange Birthday Bear!

Yet another March birthday of a dear friend of mine brought me to Tokyo Cafe in Fort Worth.

This must be the sweetest ending to an awesome birthday dinner! (It also helped that we had green tea ice cream, plum ice cream, red bean ice cream, AND fried bananas!)

I MUST make this! Too cute!

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Birthdays really bring out the baker in everyone! A very good friend made some super yummy cupcakes, as seen in Martha Stewart Living: Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Thanks so much for letting us be the guinea pigs in your baking experiment! They were awesome! I love your blog and I can’t wait to see what you cook next!

Austin, Food Dossier

Whenever I plan a trip, the first thing on my mind is what I want to eat!! Weekends are too short, so we could only hit up a few of the places we wanted to eat at…just another reason to go back to Austin!!

Trudy’s – Mexican martini, Queso Especial, Sopapillas de Maiz

This is one of the places I miss most since I moved away from Austin! We were definitely craving a Mexican Martini. I didn’t snap any pics here, but the food is amazing and worth the wait.

Flip Happy Crepes – Chicken & Mushroom crepe, the Cuban, french press coffee.

This little trailer on Jessie Street was made famous back in August 2007 when it was on Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay. I never saw this episode, but I bet they kicked Bobby’s butt because those crepes were amazing! (We had to eat in the car because it was so cold outside!!)

Hey Cupcake – 24 Carat (carrot cake with cream cheese icing), Michael Jackson (chocolate cake with cream cheese icing and chocolate sprinkles)

This sno-cone stand turned cupcake mecca is located on South Congress. There was a really long line, but for a good reason! The carrot cake was the best I have ever had.

Pluckers – Popeye Dip, Waffle Fries, & wings (Spicy ranch, Caribbean Jerk, Gold Rush, Spicy BBQ)

Another “must” for us when we go to Austin. We went to the original location, which had been completely renovated since we were there last. I don’t even eat chicken wings anywhere else because once you’ve had Pluckers, all others fade in comparison…

Juan in a Million – Don Juan

This place has always been popular among the locals and they’ve gotten even more of a boost since they were featured on the Food Network’s Man vs. Food. This guy tries to beat the record of eating seven Don Juans. I don’t think he got close. One is more than enough for me!

Random Brenham gas station – Blue Bell Country Cookie

I know it may sound silly, but I had to stop at a gas station and get one of these. A friend introduced me to these and you can’t find these anywhere in the city. You can easily find a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich, but not oatmeal cookie. Yummm…I may have to make these at home!