Fashion Friday

This is a wishful thinking Fashion Friday, one in which I ponder how much I would love to be able to both afford and carry off a leather dress like this. ;)

I mean, come on. It's fierce!


German Chocolate Oh My Word

Image via The Budget Diet

There are some goodies that don't need a particular season. Or event. Or excuse. This, my friends, is the German chocolate gooey butter cake.

It all starts with a Paula Deen recipe, so you already know it will be amazing and that it will contain far more butter than the average person should consume within, oh, say, a week's time.

Then you go all super chef and make it German chocolate with coconut and chocolate chips.

It. Is. A. Delight.

Also, it is a calorific treat, so if you're counting, you might want to pretend this never happened. ;)

Gooey Butter Cake (Basic Recipe)

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix together cake mix, melted butter, 1 egg and water until combined.
  3. Press into a 9 x 13 greased pan.
  4. Mix together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, 2 eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Pour over cake mixture.
  6. Bake 35 – 40 minutes at 350 or until lightly browned.

To German chocolate it up, use German chocolate cake mix for the base. Press 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped pecans, and 1 cup coconut into the cake mix layer before topping with the cream cheese mixture. (Recipe via Kristl Story at The Budget Diet)




'Tis the (goodie) season!

(Image via Pinterest)

It's that time of the year! I'm a big fan of holiday traditions, and making homemade goodies to dole out among loved ones is one of my favorites.

Also ranking high on the list? Eating those goodies. ;)
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