Because Life is Good

It's all about the little things…Sharing some of my favorite photos, recipes and memories.

Pinterest Gone Wild! July 21, 2012

Filed under: Let's Cook! — kmg2109 @ 10:14 pm
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So I’m on of those Pinterest users who drool over the pretty DIY projects and recipes, pinning pictures on boards that I am sure I’ll never go back to. Ever. That site is like crack- crazy addicting and a big time suck. Alas, I am determined to make some of the recipes from the pictures I like to refer to as “Food Porn”. We had a dinner at a friends house this weekend, with a group of fellow foodies, so I dug up this recipe from Pinterest and got to work.

The cake was no joke- chocolate cake with homemade caramel, topped with cheesecake with peanut butter cups and caramel, then repeat the decadent combination a second time before topping it with a homemade chocolate ganache frosting? I’m in- albeit with an insulin shot in hand! Take note that the cake cost us almost $40 in ingredients to make. I don’t normally keep track, but I thought the amount of ingredients was quite comical. Here is a picture of some of the ingredients after shopping at Wegman’s.

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It took an entire bag of peanut butter cups, and the finished cake weighed in at around 10 pounds!

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The recipe was spot on. Just as long as you actually add the flour to the chocolate cake! I got a bit chatty with a friend and forgot the flour the first time- what a mess! The end result, however, was a chocolate peanut butter lovers dream. We sliced extra small slivers of this tall, decadent beauty.

Here are the four layers before frosting.

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And here is the final product. Yum!

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Our water slide is super fun! July 20, 2012

Filed under: Life is Good — kmg2109 @ 11:33 am
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Late night swimming! You can’t see much, but listen a few seconds in for the reaction of our friend going down the slide. Adult swim is fun. Priceless!

Click on the link to see the YouTube video- it’s worth the 25 seconds!

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Happy 4th of July! July 6, 2012

Filed under: Life is Good — kmg2109 @ 9:21 pm
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