Ever since I can remember my absolute favorite ice cream has been mint chocolate chip. I always wanted mint chocolate chip ice cream cake for my birthday. Unfortunately, my love for mint chocolate chip ice cream did not extend to the rest of my family, so I usually ended up with chocolate or chocolate chip ice cream cake. In other words, boring! I know I am supposed to be talking about these cupcakes but I just have to tell you about this great ice cream place near my house. It is called Capannari’s. And they have THE best ice cream. The best ice cream I have ever had. I only allow myself to go one time per summer, otherwise things would get out of hand real fast. This summer, I tried an ice cream flight (think wine flight). Best decision I ever made. You get 4 small scoops of ice cream. I chose chocolate peanut butter, Frango mint, cake batter and coconut. It was so good, and only $4.50! So, if you are ever in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, check it out!
A couple weeks ago I posted a Strawberry Basil Mojito and it started me on a beverage kick. I wish I hadn’t waited until the end of summer to start thinking about creative, fruity and refreshing drinks, but being the procrastinator that I am, I did! Sweet drinks are tasty, and they’re a simple way to liven up a party. A random Friday night with friends and a deck of cards is fun for sure… but add in a sweet vodka drink and SNAP! The night instantly got better.
When I suggested to Kara that we try carrot cake cupcakes she was surprisingly game. Maybe baking a dessert that she wouldn’t go near sounded more appealing than baking a dessert she couldn’t resist. My problem lies in the fact that there are no desserts I don’t like. I love all sweets! It’s kind of an issue actually. I honestly can’t think of 1 dessert I wouldn’t gobble up if set in front of me.
Not to brag or anything but today’s post is genius. I am a genius! You see…2 weeks ago Kara had to work a long Saturday, leaving Cliff and I to try recipes on our own. Yikes! Not a great idea considering I tend not to read recipes thoroughly and/or at all. We decided on meatball sliders and they were the best (and only) I’ve ever had.