No Sleep + Red Bull = Deep Thoughts

Why must everything happen at once? It always seems to be the case. Procrastinating on SRC, deadline, softball, traveling for the long weekend. I’ve been running on too little sleep this week. Getting up early and going to bed late with so much going on. Last night we went to bed after 11 and got up at 4.30 today to get into work early. I was in work at 5.45. I like the peace and quiet but the circles under my eyes show that I need some more sleep. So I drank my best friend and decided to post some random things…

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I could drink Red Bull like water.

Why is it that I want to scrapbook when I have no time, but when I do I am not inspired to get into everything?

Could not put down The Hunger Games books. Glued to my hands situation. Now that I finished the last book this morning I want to see the first movie again and I want the rest of the movies NOW! Still not sure what I think of the ending of the series at this point but I like it better than Harry Potter’s ending.

Why is that when I tell people we have rabbits more than an acceptable amount of people jump to the ‘so when they die, you’ll eat them, right?’ No, you fucking moron. They are our pets. When your dog/cat dies I’ll be sure to ask you if you will eat it.

Also, why do people assume that they are mine and Price just tolerates them? They are ours. We take care of them together. When I am away Price is super cute and sends me photos of them and I love it. Are rabbits not masculine enough for men?

I can’t wait for Pumpkin Lattes from Starbucks.

I wish I was tanner. My nice cruise tan faded faster than I was hoping.

I wish I could work from home. I would be so much more productive. I swear.

Halloween is fast approaching. I need a costume idea. I am so ready to party this year. I need a costume that I can comfortably dance in. hmmmm…

I need a new pair of Sperry’s for fall. And another bright pair that is on sale to hold on to for next summer.

I’m cranky when I am tired. It’s a good thing I don’t have to deal with clients much today.

Lastly, I can’t get this out of my head because of Emily. <shakes fist>

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So I can’t wait for tomorrow morning when I pass out on a plane and am magically transported to Austin for a great weekend with amazing friends, their 2 cats, and new puppy.

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Birthday Cake Oreo Truffles- SRC

When I got my assignment for my Secret Recipe Club post this month I did a little dance and clap!! I got from Laura from A Heathly Jalapeno. We are both from Connecticut, root for NY based football teams (me- Giants, Laura- Jets), and have great guys in our life. She recently got engaged & had her bridal shower so I wish her luck on her wedding and lots of happiness in her marriage. Laura blogs about healthy living and healthy recipes. She does like to indulge as well so I did find some great sweets recipes to make. I have been on a crazy baking/sweets kick lately so while I loved some savory dishes (Asparagus and Bacon Eggs Benedict– duh!!) I decided to make the Oreo Truffles that Laura posted.

 

 

I have been on an Oreo kick lately. I have 3 varieties at home right now. (Thankfully, I have been good about using them in recipes and not eating them otherwise) Since Oreo is celebrating their 100 year birthday they created a birthday cake Oreo. I die. So decided to make these truffles with the Birthday Cake Oreos. They sell in smaller packages (of course) so I had to use 1 1/2 packages to get to the correct amount of Oreos needed (15.5 oz). The rest of this was super easy and a lot of fun, which insprired the S’mores Truffles I made recently as well.

 

I don’t think my coworkers would have known they were Birthday Cake Oreo Truffles had I not told them since that flavor was pretty subtle once it was combined with the cream cheese and covered in choclate. I am thinking about making these again with the Strawberry Milkshake Oreos.

*The birthday cake oreos are a limited edition. Get them ASAP!*

Birthday Cake Oreo Truffles

Makes 48 truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  packages (15.5 oz) of Birthday Cake Oreos
  • 8oz of cream cheese
  • 3 cups white chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles

Process

  1. Crush the Oreo Cookies in a food processor.
  2. Combine the cream cheese and crushed Oreos together.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 sections. And then roll a total of 48 1″ balls. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  4. While the balls are freezing, melt the chocolate.
  5. Drop each ball into the chocolate and completely coat. Remove excess chocolate as you remove the truffle. Place on wax paper and immediately put a pinch of sprinkles on top. Put back into freezer to firm up the chocolate.
  6. Store in the refrigerator up to a week.

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Secret Recipe Club

Check out my previous Secret Recipe Club Posts:

July: Tropical Pork Pineapple Kebabs

June: Cheesy Garlic Knots

May: Berry Brownie Torte

April: Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

March: Sauteed Green Beans with Lemon and Almonds

February: Fried Pickles

Jan: No SRC postings

December: Shrimp Sriracha Stir Fry

November: Vegetable Enchiladas

October: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Check out the rest of the reveal day posts!



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8.24-26: Weekend Recap

leave work early | grocery store run | prep dinner | read Hunger Games Books | dinner with friends | our Sonic run for dessert | bed @ 1am | sleep in | breakfast | nap, Price cleaned AC units | Michaels | Five Guys | grocery store | NASCAR race | bed | egg sandwiches | Fenway Tour | Bed Bath and Beyond | read | cleaned the office for hours while Price worked in the basement | read the newspaper, cut coupons | big grocery store shopping trip | make Oreo truffles | read in bed

I disconnected this weekend, so no phone= no pics. It was nice to read & relax

S’mores Cocktail

Smores Cocktail

It’s the last day of our S’mores Week!

It is time to celebrate with a cocktail!

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As soon as Amanda and I decided to do our S’mores Week I knew I wanted to make a cocktail. They are just so much fun and I love any excuse to experiment with drinks!

I created the cocktail around the 3 s’mores flavors: marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker.

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I knew that there are chocolate liqueurs out there so that is what I started with. Then I found a marshmallow vodka. So those would be my focus on the cocktail. I would rim the glass with graham crackers.

This cocktail is a great excuse to buy a kitchen torch as well. So fun to toast up at marshmallow as a garnish.

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Once done I was happy with a fun drink and that I now had a whole bottle of marshmallow vodka to play around with in the future 🙂

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Amanda made Based S’mores Doughnuts! See what we did? We set you up for a great day! Start with the doughnuts and then finish with a cocktail! perfect for the s’mores obsessed.

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S’mores Cocktail

Makes 1

Ingredients

  • 2 oz marshmallow vodka
  • 1 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 3 oz milk
  • simple syrup
  • graham cracker crumbs

Process

  1. Pour some simple syrup onto a small plate. On another plate, pour out some graham cracker crumbs. Put the rim of the glass in the imple syrup and then put the glass rim into the crumbs.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice the vodak, chocolate liqueur and milk. Shake together. Pour into cocktail glass and enjoy!

S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

S'mores Cinnamon Rolls

It is Day 4 of S’mores Week! Are you sick of Amanda and I yet? Hope not! Just one more day of great s’mores recipes. hint hint… I have a cocktail for you tomorrow!

Anyway, I originally planned on making mini cheesecakes today but then at the very last minute decided to change my mind resulting in some late night and early morning baking. how early? well this dumb-dumb got up at 4.30a.m. I am crazy. obvi.


 

 

 

I’m so glad that I put in the extra effort to make these because they are incredible. I honestly would not eat them for breakfast but I think they are perfect for a fun, different kind of dessert. It would totally shock someone if you served this for dessert. A big rich cinnamon roll jam packed full of s’mores goodness. The marshmallows get toasty, the chocolate chips get melty, and the graham adds a fun different crunch to it all. Addicting!

 

  

You need to go over and check out Amanda’s S’mores Ice Cream recipe. The post is hilarious and totally relate-able. Plus, the recipe is drool worthy. That ice cream is trouble with a capital T!

S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

makes 12 rolls

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 cup warm milk (skim works)
  • 1 packet dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 cups bread flour, 1/2 cup reserved
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cinnamon graham crackers, broken into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Glaze

  • 4 ounces marshmallow Fluff
  • 1/4 cup milk

Process

  1. To prepare the dough, sift together the flours and salt, set aside. Heat the milk per yeast instructions. Once the milk has reached the right temperature (between 100-110F) add the yeast and let proof per instructions. In a large bowl or using a stand mixer, beat 2 eggs. Mix in the sugar and melted butter into the eggs. Gently pour the milk into the bowl. In half cup intervals mix in the bread flour until 3 1/2 cups has been incorporated. With the remaining 1/2 cup, dust a clean smooth surface and coat your hands. Kneed the dough into a ball incorporating the remaining flour. Place into a greased bowl, cover, and let double in size (several hours).
  2. While your dough is rising prepare the  filing by combining the cinnamon  and sugars together in a bowl and the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and graham cracker pieces. in another bowl.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 and grease baking pans.
  4. Roll out dough into a 16 by 21 inch rectangle. Spread the melted butter evenly over dough. First add the sugar mixture to the cover the dough, then add the s’mores mixture. Roll up dough jelly roll style and, cut in half, then cut each section into 6 pieces.  Arrange evenly in pan
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. While rolls are baking combine the fluff and milk. Spread frosting over warm rolls before serving.

S’mores Week

Day 1

S’mores Chex Mix and S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

Day 2

S’mores Truffles and Microwave S’more Turtles

Day 3

S’mores Campfire Banana Splits and S’mores Cheesecake Bars