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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…

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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.

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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

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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.

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.

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Thai Corn Coconut Soup

Thai Corn Coconut Soup // shutterbean

I spent about 4 years working in a cubicle, so I know how it feels to be stuck at work while you see your friends living it up in the summer. I can imagine it’s even worse since we all check in to what other people are doing on Instagram.  Summer seems so out of reach when you’re sitting under florescent lighting, working on spreadsheets and trying to STAY WARM from the incessant air conditioner. It’s like… SUMMER??! WHAT SUMMER?  I’d give anything to be a bored 9 year old, playing bank with old Monopoly money on our summer vacations in Tahoe.

Thai Corn Coconut Soup // shutterbean

Here’s a soup that will help get you through the week at work. We exploit SUMMER CORN and make a beautiful Thai coconut soup with it. It’s both sweet and spicy as well as light and hearty. I’m pretty sure it would be great with an addition of rice (if you’d like to stretch it out even more) and some cold avocado. I might go crazy and serve it over rice with grilled shrimp on top! What do you say about that?

Thai Corn Coconut Soup // shutterbean

So if you’re stuck in cubicle land, you can bring the summer INTO your workspace with this soup. It’s sure to warm you up and make you appreciate the season’s best even if you’re sitting behind a desk with a view of your coworker’s crazy origami collection.

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My Everyday Life: Week 29

Here’s what this past week looked like:

We spent the weekend in Napa.

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I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY!!!

 

  1. I adore Matt. I really really do. And of course…Gaby too!
  2. How colors play tricks with your mind {grapes}
  3. Let’s get our draaaaank on.
  4. Babies are masters of crime.  It’s true.
  5. I wonder if Pinot would like a cat tower
  6. Who doesn’t love a good Before & After roundup??
  7. That kid from Little People Big World is a great photographer.
  8. Raspberry Ripple Buckwheat Porridge looks good and is fun to say!
  9. I want to do this nail art with golden & black.
  10. This is the ice cream of my dreams! 
  11. Love reading these My Beauty Uniform Posts.
  12. I bet Cooper would go nuts for one of these.
  13. More lifehacks!   I’ve been employing that banana trick since I listened to Uhh Yeah Dude. 
  14. AMEN.
  15. Airbnb logos….  If you don’t know about the controversy here’s some info. :)
  16. Now THIS is a birthday party!
  17. 8 Things I Will Teach My Children (some good ones there)
  18. Photos that show what hasn’t changed about motherhood in 50 years.
  19. A food stylist’s secrets to creating a sexy burger.

 

 

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There’s a new Joy the Baker Podcast! ONE SMART FELLOW….. While you’re on Homefries, check out the new site!

Thank you Mom.me for including me as one of your Top 50 Mom Food Bloggers!!