Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dove Coconut Creme Eggs

Yeah......serious goodness not to be missed if you are a coconut lover.

I managed to walk out of Target without a bag of these last week when I was browsing the Easter candies. They cost $3.99 a bag and it didn't seem like there were many inside the bag, so I thought I would wait.

Well, I was at Target today and besides exchanging a pair of sunglasses and scoring a huge spool of yellow ribbon on clearance for $0.51 cents that I will need for my daughter's upcoming birthday party, my cart was empty. I couldn't make just a fifty cent purchase so I grabbed a bag of these Dove Coconut Creme Eggs this time.
They are wrapped in pretty teal foil.

As I unwrapped them, the eggs were very plain looking, no cute design or anything. It is the taste that matters, right?

So I bit into one. Wow. Seriously.....wow. I have had Coconut M&M's (which I like) and Coconut Hershey Kisses, but those seems to melt into my mouth quickly and then it is gone. With these, the eggs are really a 2 or 3 biters. I find with Dove, the chocolate is much more silky and smooth and it seems to linger in the mouth longer. The coconut also has a thick silky smooth texture much like the milk chocolate and I found that I enjoy the taste of these Coconut Creme Eggs much more than any other coconut candy to date.

If you like coconut flavored candy, do not be put off by the $3.99 price as I was at first. It is worth the price! I noticed they also have Peanut Butter Eggs in addition to their classic combinations. I have a 5 year old who loves coconut candy that would be thrilled to find some of these in her Easter basket.  


Friday, February 24, 2012

InstaFriday, My Week in Photos

My life this week in cell phone pictures!

A photo I took this morning that I love!

Mmmmm.....made this Home Style Macaroni and Cheese recipe from AllRecipes.com 
It is my favorite. Seriously, you should try it.

Close up of the pattern on my "old lady" top I found at Goodwill. I actually love this top and the necklaces are from Goodwill too.

A delicious carrot cake I made this week.

Daughter is walking to the park.

I deep cleaned my daughter's room. I took everything out of her closet. This is part of my mess...

...and this is the other half of my mess. I really tore everything apart and reorganized.

Made some crepes for the first time. They were okay. Also made some homemade whipped cream and strawberry sauce to go with it.

Trying on shoes at TJ Maxx. The patent nude wedges I loved! They were by Anne Klein. The blue wedges were by BCBG. I always wanted blue shoes...

...so I got them and they cost $13.

Vases I saw at Home Goods.

Made some chocolate shortbread from my new Extraordinary Cakes cookbook. This was before it went into the oven.

How I decided to save and store my daughter's Valentine momentos.

Mmmmm.........we went to one of our favorite Greek places.

Got a new camera and was this close to returning it today because after a week my videos were not importing into my computer. After a couple of calls to Sony today I learned that HD videos are different and I needed converting programs and codes and on and on.....I was frustrated to say the least and when I was ready to give up a short while ago, I FINALLY got it to work! Yay.

Getting ready to run some hills.
life rearranged

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Extraordinary Desserts

I can't believe I forgot to share these drool worthy photos with you all! My friends and I went to Extraordinary Desserts in San Diego a few weeks ago for dessert. You have to understand something....I think most people order real food and may share a piece of cake but when we go we each order two desserts. The amount of dessert on our table probably makes us a spectacle, but that is okay, last time our hostess said they don't judge. ;)

Here is the link to Extraordinary Desserts website: http://www.extraordinarydesserts.com/



Let's get started...

This is the Little Italy location in San Diego.

Instantly greeted by dessert cases....

....and instantly overwhlemed. Don't worry, you can tell everyone else around you is equally overwhelmed by what to choose.

More....

Full cakes available for purchase.

We got our table number and my friends and I wrote down our desserts. Each time we have gone to Extraordinary Desserts we pick different desserts so we can share and taste each delectable one.

They do offer real food and from what I have heard it is great. I never got around to the real food because I get hyper-focused on the desserts.


Dulce de Leche: A crunchy milk chocolate confection is hidden between layers of chocolate cake and creamy chocolate mousse. Homemade dulce de leche finishes this over the top chocolate torte.

Blood Orange Ricotta Torte: Sweet and tangy. This ricotta torte is soaked with fresh blood orange juice and layered with blood orange whipped cream, juicy raspberries and cranberries.

A close up of the tasty topping including edible gold on the strawberry.

Milk Chocolate Meringue

Sorry, I can't remember what this is, but it tasted like a gooey s'more.

Chocolate Shortbread

Chocolate Chip Oat Cookie

Shangri-La: Heavenly. White chocolate mousse, guava mousse, fresh strawberries and whipped cream are layered between vanilla cakes moistened with kirsch.

This is what the Shangri-La looks like as a whole cake.

Au-Chocolate: Rich and creamy Valrhona dark chocolate mousse tops a thick layer of chocolate cake soaked in cocoa and covered in dark chocolate ganache.

Me and my two desserts, the Blood Orange Ricotta & Dulce de Leche.

A table full of desserts.


My leftovers I enjoyed the next day at home.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Stop on over at The Pleated Poppy  to find inspiration and see what other are wearing. I know I discovered What I Wore Wedneday shortlyy after it began and got me thinking about the black yoga pants I once lived in everyday!

This week I will also be sharing some of the thrift store outfits I found. I like to take photos when I try something on because I am very indecisive and intead of trying on an article of clothing on multiple times to make sure I like it, I can refer back to the photo on my phone to see what it looks like on me.

Here we go....!

This is what I actually wore today. Seven for All Mankind Jeans, Michael Kors black and white top, Ann Taylor Loft black sweater and gray sunglasses from Target.

These are my treasures I tried and on purchased from the thrift store today. The top is J. Crew black and gray waffle knit striped, Express denim shorts. The sandals I already had on are Born.

Another J. Crew shirt I snagged, this is a gray and white striped long sleeve tissue tee.

J. Crew City Fit super soft gray casual pants.

Jones New York printed top. I debated this one for a while and ended up getting it too. I love the higher neckline and the sleeve openings. It is comfy and I will wear it casually.

Close up.....it is actually gray with pink and white. If I am unsure I usually take a picture and text it to my sister for a quick opinion!  :)

Trying it on with the jeans as I continue to debate.

Almost got this red and white Banana Republic top, but I put it back. It looked great with the black sweater that I already had on today.

Later I went running......Nike Free Run 2 shoes and Champion from Target running leggings.

From a few days ago......Ann Taylor Loft black and gray animal print top....super comfy. Joes Jeans.

Hair.

Valentine's Day outfit from last week. Joes Jeans, Mossimo red tank, Mossimo from Target plaid top.

The red flower is also from Target, something they just got in, located with the jewelry FYI.


This is an Ann Taylor top I got last week.

J. Crew dress......LOVE IT. It fits like it was made just for me and I dig the vintage housewife look of it.

Boys baseball tee.

Michael Kors top, Joes Jeans, black heels.
Thanks for checking out What I Wore Wednesdays....MySweetCreations addition.   :)
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