Friday night at work at 1 AM, I was bored and waiting for the party I was attending to to end (I get paid to basically chaperone frat parties...which means sitting in my office staring at Pinterest and Buzzfeed and hoping no one twerks against my window). I was hungry, so naturally I ended up in the food and drink section of Pinterest, drooling on my computer and pinning away. In my exploration, I found a recipe for Orange Cranberry Fudge and discovered a new blog that I am sure I will be frequenting a lot in the future...Shugary Sweets! Fast forward two days to my lazy Sunday afternoon and said fudge was cooling in my refrigerator. Remember this sneak Preview?
Trying to come up with an idea for this week's Mocha Break, I looked over to the fudge sitting innocently next to my planner. Throw what you know, right?
So this week I am hitting you with some of my "Pinspiration" (I even made my "Elf Food" board public to the Life, Love, + Coffee Stains Pinterest!) and a couple sugar themed goodies I have on my wishlist. Speaking of...someone send those to EJ...V-Day is coming up fast!
Sunday baking isn't anything new for me. Poor EJ is pretty used to getting sent to Harris Teeter for some extract or another. One recipe that I've had awesome success with was this Lemon Pound Cake from The Busty Baker! This one is perfect as an easy dessert to bring with you to a party or family gathering (or if you just want to sit and eat it on your couch...because that's what I did).
One dessert that I've been DYING to try is this Mint Chocolate Chip Cake from Lemon-Sugar! I'll have to let you guys know when I get to that one! ;)
No matter how much baking you do, no Sunday is complete without coffee in hand. This "More Sugar!" mug from Ashley Brooke Designs describes my coffee drinking perfectly (Leah thinks that I'm an embarrassment).
Too much sugar? No such thing.
- Chelsea (the Elf)
(All images from their respective blogs and sites, linked within the text!)