#TBT: The Cookie Dough Cafe

19 Jan

IMG_6789Recently came across some advertising from this horrible excuse of a business and remembered how mad I was about its customer service. Hoping I can spread the message to everyone who demands good customer service.

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Cookie dough is basically the sinful treat every baker nabs in the kitchen. Whether you will even admit it, we all sneak at least a finger-full of the raw concoction. But here to save the day, or so I thought, was a product from The Cookie Dough Cafe — safe and edible cookie dough in a jar! The idea is actually not a secret, and many tried-and-true recipes for the eggless dough can be found around the Internet already. And after a recent unsatisfactory experience with the company, the high prevalence of these other recipes lends to the reason why I easily will not give another penny to this company. …

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Thanks and Food

29 Nov

What better holiday than Thanksgiving to resurrect my hiatus from this blog! On the menu were the typical items, all made from scratch, and I appointed myself on dessert duty. A rendition of an old favorite returned, as you might have read before: Mascarpone Mini Cheesecakes. Only this time, I made the full-sized cheesecake and the center did not collapse!

My new project was a classic apple pie. It’s not Thanksgiving without apples! For this recipe, I quartered the apples, but I think next time I will cut or slice them smaller and then substitute half the white sugar with brown sugar for a gooier filling. Though delicious, the filling in this recipe was more runny than I would have liked. I also think it needed a bit more nutmeg or maybe even some ginger.

I decided to iPhone this project, so forgive the subpar quality of the photos.

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Influenster Blossom VoxBox Review

4 May

Who wants free things? I have been a part of Influenster for several months now and have gotten a few boxes of items to review. But this Blossom VoxBox is the largest I’ve ever received! Let’s take a look at what’s inside.

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2015: Year of the 90s Comeback?

10 Feb

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Thinking back to the sustenance of my childhood, I guess you could say I was well-equipped. If you were to name any popular snacks of the era, I’ve probably had or feasted on them during my formative years, as any other child had. Dunkaroos, anyone? In fact, I remember when Trix were actually fruit-shaped and Sprite had flavors. But such things that have played a big part of our nostalgic upbringing don’t seem so paramount until you grow up and think, “Hey whatever happened to…?” Then you realize it’s been faded out and ripped off our grocery shelves in some cruel and unusual punishment for growing up. So the excitement one gets when hearing about a cherished goody possibly making a comeback is the greatest kind. Yeah, that means it’s better than Christmas. Continue reading

In Bad Taste: The Cookie Dough Cafe Reviewed

16 Dec

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Cookie dough is basically the sinful treat every baker nabs in the kitchen. Whether you will even admit it, we all sneak at least a finger-full of the raw concoction. But here to save the day, or so I thought, was a product from The Cookie Dough Cafe — safe and edible cookie dough in a jar! The idea is actually not a secret, and many tried-and-true recipes for the eggless dough can be found around the Internet already. And after a recent unsatisfactory experience with the company, the high prevalence of these other recipes lends to the reason why I easily will not give another penny to this company.

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Plated Unboxing

12 Dec

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Foodies listen up! I recently came across a solution to the lazy cook’s dreams. It’s called Plated, and basically you order meals to be sent directly to you with just enough of each ingredient to make the specified amount of servings. It’s great! No need to buy a whole pack of fresh herbs or a huge jar of some dressing only for them to remain at the bleakest forgotten depths of your fridge to rot. And at about $12-15 per plate, it’s about the same cost, if not more affordable, than ordering take out (which I do way too often)! If anyone wants to try it out, head on over here to Plated via my referral link for your first two FREE plates 🙂 Now onto the unboxing!

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Activity

7 Dec

It’s been a long time since I’ve last posted, but I promise to start getting proactive about taking photos when I cook. Especially now that the holidays are around, there will be lots of baking and photo opps I can share with you all. Stay tuned!