I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

  1. When You’re in a Good Relationship, You Learn These Things.
  2. What I want from a restaurant website. YES.
  3. Man-ternity photos.
  4. I want ALL OF THIS CAKE.
  5. Airplane passengers as described by their pants   (HILARIOUS)
  6. Rice Krispie Treats 5 WAYS!! 
  7. One of my mottos.
  8. Putting these on the TO MAKE list. This too! Oh and THIS!
  9. Currently Reading: Beautiful Ruins: A Novel
  10. When you want to cry….
  11. Doctors talk about their dumbest patients (ooof)
  12. How to get rich being a blogger!
  13. Putting this top on my birthday wish list.
  14. This cheesecake made my brain explode….in a good way!
  15. Are you fluent in Emoji?  (I’m an emoji whisperer)
  16. One of my kitchen hacks is on Buzzfeed this week. Boom!
  17. I’ll take two, please.
  18. Thank you for your kind words, Tess! I appreciate you.
  19. I’m looking forward to listening to this. 
  20. 10 Rules of Writing. YES.

 

 

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There’s a new Joy the Baker Podcast!  On Daily Afflecktions, we talk about How to Stay Positive, Ben Affleck, Real World & other general randomness. Enjoy!

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Three Meals and a Cookie adapted my Thai Corn Coconut Soup 

 

Bananas + Peanut Butter + Chocolate

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate // shutterbean

When I’m looking for a sweet/satisfying snack, THIS IS IT.  If you’re looking for justifications for this indulgent snack, peanut butter has protein, banana is a fruit and chocolate has antioxidants.  I may or may not use a bowl when I’m having this snack….a spoon is all you need.

Raspberry Mango Ice Cream Cake

Raspberry Mango Ice Cream Cake // shutterbean

Oops, I did it again. I got lost in the {ice cream cake} game.

They’re just so darn easy, I couldn’t resist.

Raspberry Mango Ice Cream Cake // shutterbean

This time I went for COLOR. I wanted the ice cream cake to be fruity and have a topping instead of fun stuffed inside. So, I went with mango sorbet, raspberry sorbet and topped it with vanilla ice cream and a big handful of toasted coconut.

Raspberry Mango Ice Cream Cake // shutterbean

Oh my word, what a glorious combination! Just that little bit of vanilla ice cream in there makes it feel super decadent. The mango & raspberry are tart so it’s a nice balance. Then you have the crispy coconut!  It’s dangerous how simple it is to make…

Fresh Spring Rolls

Fresh Spring Rolls // shutterbean

When I was young I absolutely loved Taco Night and Hamburger Night. You know why? It was all about customizing and getting EXACTLY what I wanted for dinner. I’ve learned that as a parent, these types of dinners are so nice when you have picky eaters to feed. 

Fresh Spring Rolls // shutterbean

Not into shrimp on your spring roll? Don’t worry, I’ll make you one with out.

Want a lot of mint? I’ve got you covered. Noodles only? Let’s try that. And weird!

Fresh Spring Rolls // shutterbean

I’m the one that goes for the avocado in my spring roll. Casey goes classic and Cooper does it all sans avocado & shrimp. We all get exactly what we want. There’s so much comfort in that.

My Everyday Life: Week 30

Here’s what this past week looked like:

The universe sends messages. You just have to look for them.

My Everyday Life: Week 30

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

  1. I started a new Pinterest Board to hone in on my future style vision.
  2. Summer Crostini Party!
  3. 10 Things Women Like to do Alone.  Yup. Yup.
  4. Anderson Cooper is Sassy as F.
  5. Sincere.
  6. A podcast listener suggested this site. It’s addictive!
  7. I Miss the Village (I do too)
  8. He definitely has a point…
  9. Stretches to do before getting out of bed.
  10. Oh anthro….  I love you but COME ON.
  11. This is kinda gross but I can’t stop looking at it.
  12. I never really think about adding extensions to my web browser. Maybe I should.
  13. What happens to your Facebook when you die.
  14. I really loved listening to Jessica on the Jess Lively Show
  15. Seeing all my gray hairs is fascinating to me, so I appreciate what you’re doing, Tsh!
  16. Thoughts on Working from Home
  17. Why it’s harder to be a Work-at-Home-Mom (YES)
  18. How to stop overthinking!   (I’m trying!!)
  19. A tree that produces 40 different fruits.
  20. ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE SO SATISFYING.

 

 

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I did a fun interview with Mom.me as apart of their Cooks We Love Series. Check it out here.

 

 

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The Little Big Blog made my Bacon Pea Pizza

Hey! If you make a Shutterbean recipe and you post it to Instagram, will you hashtag it #shutterbean  so I can see?  THANK YOU!! I seriously LOVE to seeing one of my recipes in your kitchen. It makes me so happy.

Yogurt “Banana Split”

Yogurt Banana Split // shutterbean

I saw this “breakfast banana split” on thekitchn a few years ago and it left an impression somewhere in the depths of my crazy brain. It’s kind of funny how changing the way you slice something (like a banana!) can trick your brain into thinking it’s something entirely different altogether. On this banana “split,” I added a mound of Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, slivered almonds, toasted walnuts, coconut and finished it with a drizzle of honey. I can imagine that if we want it to be a little more indulgent, we could had a drizzle of chocolate and or chocolate chips, a dollop of strawberry jam and some toasted peanuts- sundae style. Either way… a simple tweak can make something relatively healthy feel super indulgent. Enjoy!

 

Lemon Cake with Raspberries & Pistachios

Lemon Cake with Raspberries & Pistachios // shutterebean

My default dessert for the Summer is some kind of cake studded with berries that can be served warm with vanilla ice cream. If I’m gonna turn my oven on during the summer, the cake also should be something I can easily eat for breakfast.  I mean…cake can always be eaten for breakfast, but sometimes you want a little fruit mixed in. You know what I mean?

Lemon Cake with Raspberries & Pistachios // shutterebean

This is the second time I’m going to tell you that it’s impossible for me to have raspberries in the house for a recipe because I end up eating them before I get a chance to make a recipe. Then I’m like grreeeeeeeeeat let’s do this whole thing over again.  With that said, it took me awhile to get around to making this cake. I swear the recipe I ripped out from Bon Appetit has lived in EVERY single room of my house for the past month or so…hounding me…telling me to PUT BERRIES IN A CAKE not just into your face.

Lemon Cake with Raspberries & Pistachios // shutterebean

And it happened. And it was good. A lemon cake flavored with olive oil with juicy berries nestled in on top. The cake part isn’t too sweet and then the topping is, so it’s got that save-the-muffin-top- for- last quality to it. Does that make sense? Are you also a person who saves the best part for last? Did we just get a visual of a muffin top jean situation? Sorry.