Breakfast/ Dessert/ Lunch

Some Really Good Food

Good afternoon!

Glad you all liked my food & wine festival recap. I already am looking forward to next year!

This morning breakfast was a thick slice of banana bread + whipped cottage cheese (whatever was left in the container…probably about 1/2 cup or so?)


I just looove me some banana bread!

And then when Ryan woke up I decided to surprise him by making him a big Southern breakfast! I just LOVE cooking for other people….it makes me so happy!


I made him french toast and applewood smoked bacon and he loved it!

Now I must confess, I took a different approach to my french toast making this morning because I read somewhere that it produces the best french toast in the entire world……I fried it! I didn’t deep fry it or anything but I definitely “lightly” fried it in about 2 tbsp-ish of canola oil and then when it was done I drained it on paper towels. For the actual french toast batter, I used 1 egg with a splash of almond milk, pure maple syrup and cinnamon. Ryan said it was the best french toast he has EVER tasted! Bold statement, I know.

After breakfast we went to Church and then had lunch at Pita Pit. I had the usual whole wheat pita with hummus, babaganoush, avocado, onions, spinach, banana peppers, black olives, feta and hot sauce-


It was wonderful, obviously. I just love me some pit.

And then…….I coerced Ryan to take me to the brand new cupcake store right next door! I was SO excited to try “Frostings” and all their cupcakes were so cute. They weren’t huge like some cupcakes, but were more the size you would bake at home. I love perfectly portioned cupcakes! 🙂


Frostings just opened last week and had red velvet, tiramisu, s’mores, margarita, strawberry, key lime pie and banana split. Ryan, being the sweet boyfriend he is, told me I could pick one to try so after studying them all for about 10 minutes I finally picked the S’mores!


The S’mores cupcake is a rich chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow whipped frosting, graham cracker crumbs and a chocolate covered graham cracker. Holy yum! I tell you, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done to drive home with that cupcake in my hand and not eat it until we got home and I could make more of a blog presentation out of it instead of just stuffing my face. Ryan thought it was hilarious and drove reallyyyyyy slow to spite me.

You better believe that the first thing I did upon opening the door was leap onto the couch and devour my treat:


I don’t even remember the last time I treated myself to an afternoon cupcake just because. It was totally awesome even though now I feel rather bloated and quite stuffed. It was worth it!

I’m going to go to Angels and Demons with my dad at 3:30. So excited!

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  • Nicole
    May 17, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That cupcake! Holy smokes!

  • polly
    May 17, 2009 at 11:23 am

    What a wonderful day you are having, cupcake! 😉

    Love you, my friend. XOXO

  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    May 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Oh I am glad to see you are having such a fabulous day! Those cup cakes look YUMMY!

  • Jocelyn
    May 17, 2009 at 11:47 am

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm that looks yummy!

  • Danielle
    May 17, 2009 at 11:51 am

    That cupcake looks perfect, good job treating yourself.

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    May 17, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Ahh! That cupcake looks outrageously good! I say afternoon cupcakes everyday! Haha ok, maybe that’d get to be a bit much. Glad the day is splendid so far 🙂

  • jesse
    May 17, 2009 at 11:56 am

    i love your blog 😀 always make me so happy seeing your cheery self ! 😀

  • Lisa D
    May 17, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    hmm…I bet ryan would also like banana bread french toast! you just use the banana bread and proceed like you would with regular bread. it makes for an ultra tummy-filling breakfast! I wish they had pita pit up north! Enjoy the movie!

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    May 17, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, that cupcake looks divine! I am impressed with your ability to wait until you got home before you ate it! Probably more enjoyable that way though 🙂
    I love that red top you’re wearing! Very cute.

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now
    May 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Ah that cupcake looks GREAT!
    So does breakfast… I love cooking for other people too! Makes me happy to know I can do that for someone!

  • Alyssa
    May 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    OMG frosting!!!!! Cupcake please!!! Enjoy the movie, I reallly need to get out and see one 🙂

  • Nicole
    May 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    That cupcake looks absolutely amazing!!

  • The Novice Berker
    May 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    YUM, S’MORES! I’m pretty sure s’mores in ANY form (cookies, cupcake, the real thing!) is unbeatably delicious. 🙂 The French toast you made for Ryan looks AMAZING, so golden!! Have fun at the movie!

    P.S. I borrowed Apples for Jam from the library and cannot wait to try the banana bread recipe. (I was seriously persuaded by how light and tall your banana bread looks! I’m tired of squat, dense banana breads.) Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    May 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Cupcakes are the happiest dessert EVER. Seriously… they just look happy! It must be the little frosting hat. 🙂

  • Help Meghan Run
    May 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Whoa does that cupcake look amazing! It’s nice to see you treat yourself, which we all need to do. 🙂 Nice job on the French toast, too, though I second the motion to try it with banana bread! You got me craving Pita Pit, too.

    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • aden
    May 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    hey, does eating whipped cottage cheese taste any different from eating regular. Do u get more for a serving, can i still at it with chips

  • Danielle
    May 17, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Just because treats, you deserve ’em 🙂

  • Jenny
    May 17, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    aww how sweet are you hooking your boy up with that breakfast fit for a king 🙂

    glad you were able to enjoy such a delicious cupcake.. have fun at your daddy daughter date – those are the best for sure!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    GREAT looking cupcake!! I cant believe you’d never “fried” french toast before!! It’s the ONLY way I ever make it!

  • Jo
    May 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Wow you have had some great looking eats today…. that breakfast, that cupcake. Yum! 🙂

  • emily
    May 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Oooooh, ‘smores anything is good!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    May 17, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I’m super jealous of your cupcake!

  • Lauren
    May 17, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Oh my gosh, you are too cute. Everyone deserves an afternoon cupcake treat every now and then for no particular reason other than to just reward yourself.

    Glad to see you are having a wonderful weekend. Take care!

  • Anna
    May 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Another adorable dress! And awesome cupcake, treating yourself is the BEST!

  • *Andrea*
    May 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    that cupcake looks wonderful! i love s’mores and the cookies from girl scouts that flavor.. you have the CUTEST WARDROBE!!! love the shirt

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    May 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Cupcakes are great!
    Were you able to finish reading Angels and Demons? Or are you just going ahead and seeing the movie?

  • Kim
    May 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    If anyone deserves a treat, it is you after the past few weeks. That cupcake looks amazing!

    Enjoy the movie with your Dad.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    May 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    It sounds like an awesome day and a great little cupcake! I’m so glad you are enjoying yourself. I hope you and your dad have a great time at the movie!

  • brianna
    May 17, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    holy yum to the cupcake from heaven! awh ryan is such a lucky guy waking up to a scrumptious breakfast!

  • brandi
    May 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    everytime i see one of those pitas on here, i wish we had a pita pit!

    that cupcake looks so good – I hope you like the movie. i loved the book, and I think I’m going to see the movie on Wednesday

  • Christina
    May 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I thought the s’mores ice cream I found was the greatest thing ever, but that cupcake looks even more delish! I need one!

  • Stacey
    May 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Okay, you obviously have more patience than I do! It’s so sweet how you put the blogging world first 🙂 Let me be the first to say that we appreciate it!

    Yummo, I wish we had a Pita Pit!

  • Greta
    May 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I HIGHLY recommend adding pineapple to your next Pita Pit sammy. So good!

  • emlod10
    May 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I’m not sure if you’ve read it or not, but Molly Wizenberg (blog – Orangette) wrote A Homemade Life and one of the recipes in the book is French Toast cooked in oil in a cast iron skillet…anyways, it’s a GREAT book (she even goes to Paris!) Highly recommend it!

  • Rachel
    May 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    That might be the most amazing cupcake I’ve ever seen. My goodness. I sort of wish it were an entire marshmallow in there instead of something more frostingy, but that would be the only thing I’d change. I’m glad it was so yummy for you!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 17, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Girl, How do you find so many cool places around Tampa!? Now I HAVE to go to that adorable cupcake place. SO cute!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    May 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    good choice with the s’mores!! oh my goodness, your pic made my jaw drop.

    and i am blown away by your food and wine experience!! way to go on getting those tix 🙂

  • bibixs
    May 17, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    such a cute cupcake!

  • Michelle Hisae
    May 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I just treated myself to my first cupcake [in a couple years] last week from a cute bakery in Cambridge called Sweet. I got the Espresso cupcake, and it was DELISH! I forgot how sweet they were, but boy was it ever worth it! I’m glad you enjoyed yours!!

  • Oh She Glows
    May 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    That cupcake is making my mouth water!!!

  • Brandy
    May 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog on and off for awhile now and I just wanted to say that your awesome!

  • Caroline
    May 17, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    That S’more cupcake looks divine!
    PS I totally have that shirt from Anthropologie!

  • Emily
    May 18, 2009 at 4:24 am

    That cupcake looks like a little piece of heaven!

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