Thursday, July 24, 2014

Angel Food Cake Meets Chocolate Pudding...

This cake is a pretty nostalgic slice of heaven for a very special person...who happens to be my very own father dear. He said that his mom (so I guess my grandma ha) always made this when he was growing up and it's one of his favorites.

We went over to my brother and sister in laws for dinner and I was in charge of dessert. I was sick of baking heavy know brownies, cookies, butter bars...basically anything that comes to mind when you think of "dessert". 

I wanted light, fluffy, fruity and fresh and nothing defines these things like Angel Food Cake! So obviously, my good old Grandma C's recipe came to mind. So here's how it goes y'all...

What you need:
--angel food cake mix
--one pint heavy whipping cream
--chocolate pudding

Directions: Bake the cake as directed. While it's baking make the pudding and let it set in the fridge. Than whisk the pint of whipping cream...I add a little powdered sugar just for kicks and giggles. Once the pudding has hardened mix it up with the whipping cream and put back in the fridge. When your cake is cooled, cut in half and lather it up with the chocolate whipping cream. Than cover your cake with the remaining whipping cream and surround it with your fruit.

Yum Tum Diddle. 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Our favorite place to grab a Cookie...

There are a lot of perks about living in Southern California...we have lived here for almost five years now and we are continuously finding little hidden gems that we fall in love with. From hole in the wall places, to little boutiques and mom and pop's pretty endless.

One of our favorite mom and pop cookie shops is called Uncle Biffs in hillcrest, San Diego. My husband found it a while back, and we have been huge fans ever since. You can even order the dough if you want to bake them fresh...unfortunately the recipe doesn't come a long with it. *still workin on that

My personal favorite is the good ole' chocolate chip, however the almond toffee, or the coconut macadamia...oh or the chocolate chunk are pretty amazing too.

If you're looking for other hidden gems in your area check out this home town hidden gem board to find the best of the best near you!
this post was inspired by our Hometown Hidden Gems campaign. RelayRides is the hidden gem of car rentals and a great way for families that have multiple cars that go unused to make some extra money and an even better resource for someone needing a car to get one at 40% less on average than our corporate counterparts

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Red Velvet Pancakes...

What can I say, we are a pancake family. We choose pancakes over waffles, french toast, eggs, bacon, muffins, crepes...they always out trump any other breakfast food in this house.

When I saw this red velvet pancake mix from World Market it was a no brainer. 

Seriously you guys, you have to try this stuff. So, so good...and who's to say that heart pancakes are only for Valentines Day? I say every day is a heart pancake kind of a day :-).
^^^ pac man pancakes lol ^^^

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Friday, July 11, 2014

We went to the Del Mar Fair...

Nothing says "FAIR" like fried oreos and krispy cream triple stacked burgers...oh and huge pickles, stinky cows and pigs, fried potato chips on a stick, parmesan cheese corn on the cobb, fried avocados and of course fried snickers...

It's one night to clog your arteries and ride the carousel to your hearts content! After being at the beach all day, we all decided to head to the fair right after. All of Josh's family was in town, so we just couldn't pass it up! Plus, we wanted to ware our kids out as much as possible?! 

If you are ever in the San Diego area during the 4th of July you should definitely hit up the fair it makes for some great memories (and even better people watching haha)

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