Monday, December 27, 2010 Thursday, December 16, 2010
{Sweets for the Sweet} A cup of cake!
(A mini mint chocolate cupcake from dots cupcakes in Pasadena, California)

{Sweets for the Sweet} A cup of cake!

(A mini mint chocolate cupcake from dots cupcakes in Pasadena, California)

{Sweet Treats} Dots Cupcakes, Old Town Pasadena, CA

Dots Cupcakes is hands-down my favorite cupcake shop this side of the prime meridian. If you’re ever in Pasadena, do yourself a merry little favor and pick up a box of their perfectly proportioned cupcakes. They come in regular or mini, so you can go all-out or opt for a guilt-free mini to satisfy your sweet tooth. In addition to their regular flavors (favorite: Red Velvet), they have the tastiest seasonal flavors too, like the Snowflake (pictured above), which is a vanilla cupcake topped with toasted coconut and filled with condensed milk. 

All I want for Christmas is more Dots cupcakes!

(Source: midnightmastication)

Saturday, December 4, 2010
{Sweets for the Sweet} Sprinkles Cupcakes
My cousin Windsen and his lovely girlfriend Ashley were in town this week and brought me a red velvet cupcake from their visit to Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills. Although I am a die-hard Dots Cupcakes fan, I have to commend Sprinkles on their cream cheese frosting…so rich…so yummy…

{Sweets for the Sweet} Sprinkles Cupcakes

My cousin Windsen and his lovely girlfriend Ashley were in town this week and brought me a red velvet cupcake from their visit to Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills. Although I am a die-hard Dots Cupcakes fan, I have to commend Sprinkles on their cream cheese frosting…so rich…so yummy…

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
{frozen yogurt} Yogurtland at University Gateway
plain tart yogurt + frosted animal crackers, strawberries, raspberries, granola, fruity pebbles, and coconut!
:) 

{frozen yogurt} Yogurtland at University Gateway

plain tart yogurt
+
frosted animal crackers, strawberries, raspberries, granola, fruity pebbles, and coconut!

:) 

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Fried Oreos…I repeat, FRIED OREOS.
My friend Greg and I hit up Venice Beach yesterday for some afternoon fun in the sun. In addition to the many quirky shops and interesting people, one of the many treasures we found were fried oreos, from a little food stand on the boardwalk. Let me tell you, I’m actually not much of an Oreo person, but these puppies were amazing. Warm, battered, and covered in powdered sugar, the beloved cookies were the perfect afternoon sweet.

Fried Oreos…I repeat, FRIED OREOS.

My friend Greg and I hit up Venice Beach yesterday for some afternoon fun in the sun. In addition to the many quirky shops and interesting people, one of the many treasures we found were fried oreos, from a little food stand on the boardwalk. Let me tell you, I’m actually not much of an Oreo person, but these puppies were amazing. Warm, battered, and covered in powdered sugar, the beloved cookies were the perfect afternoon sweet.

Brown Sugar Pecan Clusters

My mom got this recipe from an old family friend and we’ve enjoyed making it ourselves at home the past few years. My mom sent me a bag of Texas pecans in a care package and passed the recipe along to me to try out! It’s really easy to make and really satisfies your sweet tooth. :)

What you need:

  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

What you do:

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • In a medium to large sized bowl, whisk the egg white until it’s really, really bubbly and fluffy. This will ensure that your sugar mixture is light and not too dense and sticky.
  • Add the brown sugar and vanilla and mix it together well with the whisk or a big spoon.
  • Add the pecans and toss until coated evenly.
  • Spoon in clusters (whatever size you’d like. here, they are about 1.5 inch clusters) onto a non-stick cookie sheet.
  • Here’s the important part to ensure the perfect amount of crunchiness: bake for 30 minutes, then shut off the oven and leave in the oven for 20-30 more minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and allow the clusters to cool, then…enjoy! :)

(Source: midnightmastication)