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Oh hello Pittsburgh Summer and its 893% humidity. So for those of you that aren’t familiar with Pittsburgh Summers let me give it to you straight – they pretty much happen overnight (i.e., we skip Spring), they are hot but 85-92F is bearable BUT, yes but they are laden with rain and or severe humidity. In a nut shell, it’s pretty terrible HOWEVER that’s pretty much the only negative thing about this city. I’m a ‘burgh girl and love it. I love the food, the people, the hometown pride. Now if I could just take Scottsdale, Arizona’s weather and bring it here I’d be set.
When the great folks from Outshine reached out to me to create something delicious and innovative featuring their Outshine Strawberry Yogurt bars I was pumped. Have you tried them yet? Okay seriously you need to stop reading this, head to Walmart and pick up a box of them. While you’re there grab another box of their other flavors! Did you know that for more than 20 years, they’ve been making delicious fruit bars out of ingredients like sweet strawberries, ripe mangoes and juicy peaches? I know, right! That’s awesome! Today, America’s favorite fruit bar also offers an array of refreshing products like Fruit & Veggie, Coconut Waters™ and Simply Yogurt Bars.
And check this out! Get ready for your chance to win a $5,000 backyard refresh from Outshine® plus hundreds of daily summertime prizes you could win instantly. Text “Snack Brighter” to 30364, or enter at http://cbi.as/8vdq! Seriously that’s awesome!!! Definitely enter today! But wait, there’s more (in her oh-so-terrible infomercial voice) Walmart will be having in-store demos during the weekends of 5/21 and 7/14! For more details check out more details here!
These frozen treats will definitely cool you down this summer and put a smile on your face!
When I posted my S’mores Brownie Batter Cheesecake Dip, I’ve been looking for ways to re-invent it. Then it dawned on me… why re-invent something that is amazing as-is? I mean look at this!
When you’re presented with something as deliciously amazing as this, why play with it to make it something more than what it is? It’s utterly perfect how it is and it fulfills that sweet tooth craving when you want something but you don’t know what that something is. Plus c’mon it’s brownies AND cheesecake AND it’s a dip which means you can stuff it into your face with COOKIES (or a spoon! LOL).
This is one of those dishes where, as I was doing the photo shoot I kept singing Whitney Houston’s “I will always love you” over and over in my head except that was the only line of the song I sang. And let’s just say since I was home alone during this photo shoot I *may or may not have* sang it out loud…off key…and didn’t have a single care either. LOL Now I’m not a terrible singer. I actually can sing quite well however let’s just say I won’t be trying out for The Voice anytime soon…orrrrrrrrrrrrrr in this lifetime. No I’m one of those karaoke rockers. I can crush it but to go pro. Yeah know. I’ll leave that to my 2 girlfriends, Heather and Lori. Seriously those 2 girls are truly UNBELIEVABLE! I could listen to them sing for hours and never get tired.
Alas I am no Whitney therefore I must stick with what I do rock with.. kitchen stuff. LOL This dip rocks in a way that so satiated my sweet tooth and chocolate craving in just a few bites. See Mr. Fantabulous had a mid-day band practice which meant he would be gone most of the day. For me that means I can hurry up get the normal house crap done (laundry, dishes, beds made, foods prepped, TKW site updated, FB updated, Tweets sent out, Stuff Pinned) and have the rest of the day to myself to have “Me” time. Me time usually involves a movie that I know Mr. Fantabulous has zero desire to watch. And also one treat for me. See I rarely make stuff like this as he is so not the dip fan. He’ll eat French Onion dip but that’s about it. The man doesn’t even like hummus! I know, right! I should get rid of him…orrrrrrrrrr not. I mean he is pretty damn sexy and he can lift super heavy stuff. Plus he eats all the stuff I make so I don’t. And yeah, there’s that little fact that I’m head over heels in love with him. *wink*
Sing with me …
With Thanksgiving this week I’m posting this recipe early so I can take a few days off to spend some much needed quality time with Mr. Fantabulous. This time of year we give thanks to the many gifts bestowed upon us, I being no exception. I’m so blessed that words elude me.
I’m thankful for my amazing husband who loves me unconditionally and has made all my dreams come true. I’m thankful for my family and my friends who have made my world that much more better. I’m thankful for my TKW family as I’ve seen it grow from just a handful of people to worldwide phenom! These peopel are amazing and make me a better person! I’m thankful to our men and women who are putting their lives on the line to protect me, us and our country. I’m thankful for the wonderful success The Kitchen Whisperer has had this past year. It truly has been amazing. And I’m thankful to my friends, no… my family at SI03 and their AMAZING Syntrax Protein Powders. They believe in me, my brand and the recipes I create with their products.
This week, we all know that Thanksgiving is a day to put on the fat pants (trust me, I have mine already out!), let our hair down and chow down on some amazing foods. Keep in mind sure you can indulge and have that extra slice of pie if you want but… you still need to eat healthy be conscious of everything you eat. So yeah, you’ll have to work out maybe a little harder and longer but it’s okay. Life is about balance! Eating healthy doesn’t mean not eating at all or eating sticks and hay. Food is meant to be enjoyed, savored!
There are days when you just want something so sinful and almost shameful. That dessert that you know you *shouldn’t* eat but you kinda don’t care because you NEED it in your life at that moment. You’ve balanced your diet and exercise and just want that one dessert that, at first bite, your eyes kinda roll back in your head, your feet instantly prop up and you swear you hear praises from heaven.
That is THIS dessert!
*I* needed this in my life one day. Work had been a bear, I was cranky from my 3 hour daily commute, frustrated that the house was STILL under construction and that every person that was in traffic with me were idiots that didn’t know how to drive. Yeah, it was one of those days!
When I came home, grumbling, I went straight to the kitchen and threw this together. I HAD to have this.
However, I couldn’t have it that night because it needs at least 4 hours to chill. <insert even MORE grumpiness!>
But Mr. Fantabulous emerged into the kitchen and without saying a word, just came up, kissed me on the forehead, patted my behind (TMI? LOL), told me he loved me and went back to working on the construction. Somehow THAT made everything else just seem miniscule and frankly didn’t matter. I was content but then an evil and I mean EVIL grin formed on my face.
Why? Because I had a ‘dirty little secret’ tucked away in the fridge that he didn’t know about.
“Hmmmm… could I hide this pie just for me? Do I dare??? I couldn’t possibly not share this… could I???” as she bats her baby blues. Ya know that wicked grin the Grinch gets Read the rest of this entry »