Burnt Marshmallow Pudding Pops // Wit & VinegarHAPPY POPSICLE WEEK HUMP DAYYY!

Have you guys been following the drama that is Popsicle Week 2015? There’s already been 30ish that I want to make and there’s still 30ish more to come but idk if my body can handle it. Seriously though 65+ recipes is insanity and I’m so #blessed that there’s that many kewl bloggers that like popsicles as much as me.

Burnt Marshmallow Pudding Pops // Wit & VinegarFor my appearance fee I decided to attempt pudding pop 2.0 by freezing burnt marshmallows that I mix with pudding because I have no shame. Broiler s’mores have practically been a food group over here because they’re fast and perfect and I luv everything about them, which means toasted/burnt marshmallows make up a decent chunk of my body.

I’m just adding to the supply.

Burnt Marshmallow Pudding Pops // Wit & VinegarThese guys are pretty great with a barely sweet pudding base and all the toasted burnt bits that you love from marshmallow heaven. I could easily see these dipped in magic shell and coated with crushed graham crackers but then they’d be s’mores pudding pops and there’s something so great about the burntish flavor of the marshmallow going solo.

Do yourself a favor and make these then go over to the popsicle week page then GET YOUR LIFE AND MAKE ALL OF THOSE then thank me later.

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It’s actually just a light re-do to hold me over until I really want to get into it. Think of it as lipgloss and mascara, enough to make me look awake. Also there’s still some kinks so don’t try and click on my actual face because it probably wont go anywhere. Things were just getting so stale and I don’t like stale plus popsicle week is next week (!!!!!!) and I need to put pants on when company comes over.

This year is going to be even bigger than last year (65+ recipes) so your freezer shall never be empty. Also if you’re a blogger waiting for the second email it’s being sent today. Prepare your bodies, ring the alarm.

I don’t really ahve any plans for this weekend except for plan out popsicle week and actually shoot my ‘sicles soooo I can probably make like a quarter of these, but idk don’t hold me to that.

Coming in strong with drinks is Adrianna and these plum shandies. That’s actually my veiny handiwork in those photos so that means I definitely drank at least one of those glasses. They’re extremely good.

I have yet to let my body experience pimiento cheese for no reason other than the fact that I’m afraid I would eat an entire batch with a loaf of bread, #breadtomouth. Molly mayyy have just pushed me over the edge.

Sarah says we have to eat sundaes because it’s the weekend and I’m like yeah, okay, let’s not fight about it. (ALSO PEANUT BUTTER CARAMEL)

I secretly really love buckles because it’s basically cake that I think is healthy because there’s fruit on top. It’s science. Cindy probably know what I’m talking about with this cherry almond buckle.

The other day Steve mentioned he wanted to try cooking tofu and I said who are you what have you done with Steve tofu is not meat. If he is being serious then this tofu bahn mi from Megan might be a nice gateway.

I’m big on lime tarts so the boys at Probably This made me a thai inspired one! jk they didn’t know they made it for me but I’m still going to eat all of it.

Then I’ll wash it down with several of these watermelon slushies. But seriously I have a watermelon in my fridge right now that’s pretty much asking for this future.

Ceviche is my number one summer food craving because I can just lay out in the sun and eat a giant bowl and think it doesn’t have any calories. I like to think this shrimp cucumber salad from Sydney is like maybe a second cousin.

I’ve been craving shortcakes like crazy and these olive oil bebes smothered in whipped cream and sour cherries from Sarah sound crazy good.

Every day is taco tuesday in my house so obviously I need these roasted corn and crispy prosciutto cuties from Rachel and Lucy.

I despise frying but I love crsipy chicken wings and Stephanie has answered my prayers with spicy Thai oven fried chicken wings to eat with my thai lime pie.

I don’t really like the kombucha but I know my sister loves it. I think christmas will be a kit and a link to Tracy’s how to. I’m still intrigued/very scared by that scoby creature.

MORE SLUSHIES 4EVR, with Gab and his young coconut and dark chocolate slushie that’s just saying hey you, raspberry liqueur me.

Last but def not least is Erika with a very large plate of potato salad that I want all to myself. I am ashamed I’ve never put arugula in my potato salad now.

Music this week is the not super new Florence and the Machine that I’m still trying to get acquainted with, but it’s okay we keep going out and hitting it off. I actually haven’t watched this video but maybe there will be boobs.



Peach Ginger Ale // Wit & Vinegar

Okay we need to be clear about one thing: This is a post about peach ginger ale and blueberry ginger ale. We’re not mixing the two, mainly because if I learned anything with my art degree it’s that peach and purple would make poop and I’m not even about to photograph that, but also peach and blueberry ginger ale is less of a mouthful.

I know, drinks two weeks in a row, but it’s hot as balls right now which means I want to be showered with all the cold beverages but gently, with a straw, in my mouth.

I’m very good good at making things weird.

Peach Ginger Ale // Wit & Vinegar

This whole thing actually came about because I got so excited about blueberries being on sale that I bought approximately way too many and figured hey maybe I should make something for the blog. Pie bars happened for the 4th of July (v patriotic) and I still have enough for muffins so I thought I’d just make some ice cold drink that I can have constantly in the fridge for emergencies/empty glass syndrome.

Blueberry Ginger Ale // Wit & Vinegar

Since we’re best friends and I’m being honest I really don’t like ginger in a lot of things. I definitely can’t do the palate cleanse with sushi because the straight up ginger makes my mouth feel like it’s chewing on a bar of soap. This is not on brand for my mouth, but I know what it tastes like because there were two instances where kid Billy thought it would be kewl to yell obscenities at his mother. Kid Billy didn’t learn the first time.

Blueberry Ginger Ale // Wit & Vinegar

This ginger ale actually walks a fine line between regular store bought ginger ale and ginger beer, which is usually too strong for me. The fruit is a nice little addition, and gives it a nice vibe, but it definitely rides shotgun with the ginger. The cool thing is that you could pretty much use any summer fruit you wanted/had lying around because I will always be known as the gurl that forgot she bought those on sale nectarines.

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Happy almost 4th of July!!

Land of the free, home of all the foodz.

We’re headed to a BBQ tomorrow at a friends house with the dogs so my to-do list looks like this:

All of those are v important, v patriotic. But of course I had to throw together all the greatness that’s #blessed the internet this week for your BBQ extravaganza.

From my archives: I have the blackberry pie bars, made with blueberries because Sprouts was basically giving them away, the agua fresca from Monday would be awesome for a crowd, this raspberry fluff because everyone loves a giant pink cloud on fireworks day, roasted strawberry lemonade to impress everyone, and this potato salad from 5 years (!!) ago when nobody read the blog. Let’s pretend the pictures are still there!

From everyone else on the internet:

Adrianna has us covered on two bases: everything hamburger bunz and classic cherry pie because patriotism.

Can you bring doughnuts to a BBQ? yes? cool. Joy made some bebe peanut butter chocolate ones that I would like to casually smash into my face.

Sydney thinks she’s cool (she is) with her own round-up of goodness.

Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake Tart from Emily because you need to impress everyone before the fireworks.

Cindy made agua fresca too! Dark cherry because cool dude wearing sunglasses emoji.

These chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites from Megan’s archive that I’ve actually taken to a BBQ before with nothing short of stellar reviews.

The Honestly Yum kewl dudes went and casually knocked it out of the park with blueberry pie ice cream sandwiches.

MORE BLUEBERRIES with Blueberry Bourbon Basil Smash from da boys over at Probably This for your 4th of July wasted look.

Of course we need burgers so Brandon made everyone Basil Turkey Burgers with fresh ground turkey thighs because he is very smart and knows what he’s doing.

Sarah has this insane looking s’mores crackle cake that I would secretly steal and eat myself if I saw it at a BBQ.

MORE PIE. ALWAYZ. Peach Purple Basil Hand Pies from Phillip bring all the boys to the yard.

AND if you’re a purist that needs their flag shaped something, Alana has you covered with a Coconut Pudding Flag Tart, and Stephanie has red, white, and blue mini pavlovas so you can be America 4evr,

For music this week, we’ve got a jam Megan tweeted at me for our much needed baking dance party. It would also be super super great for your 4th of July partay or the no pants party you have afterwards with only your dogs.



Strawberry Kiwi Agua Fresca // Wit & Vinegar


Growing up you were my favorite Snapple and now you are probably still Snapple and Hansen’s sodas but I guess I just don’t drink you anymore. Maybe I should have done more research before writing this.

1999 Billy was all about the strawberry kiwi snapple, all about christina aguilera, all about the hair gel. He looked ridiculous but was always refreshed and knew what a girl wanted.

Strawberry Kiwi Agua Fresca // Wit & Vinegar

It’s been turning more and more what I imagine an armpit feels like down here in Southern California so I’ve been doublefisting all the drinks with ice in them. It’s either iced tea, iced coffee, water (-__-) , or agua fresca. I like to think of it as the healthier/I know where this color is coming from kool-aid. They’re pretty widely available at Mexican restaurants and large Hispanic Supermarkets. I like making my own at home because it’s rare to find one that doesn’t have a pound of sugar in it, and I get to put all the fruits I want in there. Enter strawberry kiwi, enter snapple, enter 1999 Billy.

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Like I mentioned on Monday’s post, the book is dunzo. Literally the happiest I’ve been in a while and I feel super weird now, it’s legit been a few months since I haven’t had something on my to do list so I spent at least one day this week laying on the couch watching hgtv (seriously how is it so addicting). The other days were spent recipe testing for the blog and actually getting to cook things for the sake of just getting to cook things. I luh dat feeling.

This is one of those weekends where things I write on this list might actually happen. I think the only thing I have to do this weekend is make the drive to get my eyebrows threaded because we moved a couple months ago and these caterpillars will soon be butterflies and I don’t know if I trust anyone else. Perfectly manicured can quickly turn into constantly surprised with one too many pulls and that’s something I don’t want in my life right now.

With the whole rest of the time though I have like a thousand possibilities:

First up is homemade cream cheese from Adrianna. It’s part cream, part milk, part magic, etc and it’s crazy dreamy. I just happened to be there when it happened and I might have taken a potato chip and had my way with it.

V cute Matt & Beau have a drink that involves tequila so I’m sold. Also there’s cantaloupe but seriously tequila and some sort of mixer and I’m like hai summerr.

Also v cute: Graham went blueberry picking in overalls and made me a blueberry & blonde chocolate crostata.

mild side note: I’m v happy about the growing gay male food blogger circle of life.

this kind of happened a while ago, but Stephanie made Vietnamese braised beef tacos and that first image literally gives me life.

Molly made egg salad, with her own, like completely whisked that shit by hand, sriracha mayo. I fucking love egg salad when it’s made properly so the casual addition of homemade sriracha mayo turns me on just a little bit more.

Popsicle week is just a few weeks away (sending out the email today!!) and Cindy is pregaming with these roasted apricot and vanilla créme fraîche pops that are so insanely beautiful I might not want to eat them? HAAAA NOT <– Borat impression.

Erika is serious in the biscuit business with corn milk biscuits that I want so bad right now with some honey butter, just like, a dozen of that. I’m going to hunt down White Lily flour in Southern California.

I’m very into pretending snacks are meals as of late so it’s really no shock that I want an entire platter of these fava and radish toasts from the newly redesigned Dinner Was Delicious. Can I just pause for a sec and make the you are my fava-rite joke? no? kcool moving on.

Sydney shoved m&m’s and sprinkles into a cookie and they look like they need me to eat an entire batch by myself.

Carrying the end of the list of things I want to make this weekend is Izy with some insanely good looking Wild Blueberry  & Coconut Ricotta Doughnuts. I hate the task of deep frying anything but I would definitely get over all of it to make one or seven batches.

For music this week we need to listen to the song that I’ve danced to approx. 1000 times. It’s the perfect summer jam and works great when you want to dance at your dogs to annoy them for all they put you through.