Introducing the Banana Split PieCake

Introducing the Banana Split PieCake

Banana Split PieCake!

Let’s talk about pie-cake. It’s like the turducken of cakes. A piecaken? Who knows where this thing even got started but the first one I ever saw was when Charles Phoenix made his cherpumple (cherry/pumpkin/apple) cake. It’s 3 layers of cake with pies baked into each one. I always try explaining this to people and they look at me like I have three heads until I show them a picture. So here.

Cherpumple
Natur…

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A Technicolor Weekend at The Saguaro Palm Springs

A Technicolor Weekend at The Saguaro Palm Springs

The Saguaro Palm Springs

You would think after our summer road trip we’d want to take a little break from hotel life for awhile, right? Oh, no. Not us. We almost immediate got the urge for another adventure so we headed out to our beloved Palm Springs.
Palm Springs

Oh, Palm Springs. How I love your style. If you know me, you know I have a love for all things vintage, and Palm Springs is the best place to catch the vintage vibe.

Whene…

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Melodrama Summer Road Trip 2014

Melodrama Summer Road Trip 2014

I’ve always loved being on the road. When I was little I’d spend hours in a car traveling with my dad between the southwestern states. He’s a musician and would drag me around with him to gigs. I’d just sit in the car watching the desert and cities come and go. Once we got to where we were going, my dad would work and I would do a little exploring. Then we’d be in the car again on to the next…

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Watermelon St. Germain Boozesicles

Watermelon St. Germain Boozesicles

Watermelon St. Germain Popsicle

I’m a little bit obsessed with boozy popsicles right now. I can’t help it. They’re such a treat.

Here’s my latest boozy pop, guys. Watermelon, vodka, and St. Germain. I had one for breakfast this morning.

Watermelon St. Germain Vodka Boozesicle

Ingredients:

2 cups watermelon puree
4 tbs vodka
3 tbs St. Germain
1 tbs honey
a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Watermelon St. Germain Popsicle

Blend it all together, freeze it, and eat it. Now grab a watermelon and get to it.

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Bourbon Date Shake Boozesicles

Bourbon Date Shake Boozesicles

Bourbon Date Shake Boozesicles

After making my last batch of boozesicles I was feeling creative and took to the bar cart to see what other concoctions I could get into. I picked up the bourbon because it’s my husband’s fave and because he not so subtly requested it. We have a few pounds of dates left over from our trip to the date farmand I thought those would probably taste really good with bourbon. In fact when ever I…

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So, last week we were having our usual, annoying “Hey, what do you want for dinner?” discussion.

Oh, you guys know the one. It goes like this…

I finally yelled out “NACHOS! I WANT NACHOS!”. We agreed that we would make nachos if we made them like the ones at Cheesecake Factory. If you don’t already know, the nachos at CF have cheese sauce AND regular cheese on them. So this meant we would need to make nacho cheese sauce for our delicious nachos. So we did. I don’t regret a thing.

You can use whatever cheese you want but I love pepper jack cheese. It’s a little bit spicy and melts down well to make a nice, creamy dip.