Ignore the Burn Marks (WIAW)

Right now I’m watching What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It’s the split screen scene where Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison are talking about circumcision (don’t worry- that’s not at all where this post is going). On the one side you have Diaz eating a banana and on the other is Morrison staring at a plate full of donuts. For some reason I find this really backwards and hilarious. If I don’t have food allergies whenever I am in the process of growing a life inside of me, I hope I have the restraint to bypass the donuts and pick up a banana instead.


Ha. Who am I kidding. I will never leave the house because I’ll be baking out the wazoo. Some women send out their significant other to buy bags of cookies and chips… I’ll send mine out for flour, coconut oil and carob powder.

Okay, so now Chace Crawford just handed Anna Kendrick a tin of homemade caramels. I think I seriously just “awwed.” Not because he made her caramels, but because he made her caramels AND he did so despite the fact that he knew he would burn his hand in the process. Dude- I can so relate. I need me one of those fancy bandages whenever I get flicked with scalding liquids while cooking chili or accidentally banging my ย forearm against the inside of my oven while removing a fresh sheet of cookies.

You know what I’d really need? A t-shirt that says: “Ignore the burn mark shaped like a donut. Hungry mother in the kitchen.”


Seriously. That’s a best selling idea right there.

Boy oh boy. I’m not even sure how I got onto that train of thought. In case you were wondering, no, I’m not pregnant. This is just a really cute movie and I obviously am horrible at multi-tasking. Thank goodness I wasn’t writing a term paper on astronomy or something like that. But how fun would that be to find out if there really is a connection between full moons and birth rates (didn’t expect me to find a way to connect those two, did ya? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Speaking of pregnancies, how great are all of these pregnant bloggers doing? Especially our lovely hostess for the week, Jenn. I just loved her bump post this past week. Too cute!


*Movie just ended*

Now that that’s over, time for me to actually focus on this post ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I don’t have any recipes to share, but a bunch of pictures of food that I’ve been making since coming home late Friday night. I have about two days to pack up before heading off to school for the year and you can count on a lot more deliciousness being cooked up in the meantime (and hopefully no bandages required!).

One of the recipes that I am most excited to share actually was created by someone else. Lucky you all, you can see how to make it today. The recipe comes from 17recipes.com and is called “My Best Paleo Waffle Recipe.” The name is quite fitting actually. Even though I wasn’t able to actually taste the waffle, it certainly smelled and looked like the real deal. I doubled the recipe and gave one huge belgian waffle to each of my parents. My mom topped hers with peaches (wish I had gotten a picture of that because it looked insanely good) while my dad went the old-fashioned route with just honey.


Another recipe that I am anxious to share, but you all will just have to wait for this one! Remember how I brainstormed some potential spin-off ideas for my coconut flour cinnamon rolls? Well, I just couldn’t wait to try one of them out and proceeded to make a new batch this past weekend. With apple chunks. Yes, you will want to check this out. Dare I say that they were even more beloved than the original?


Next up is quite a simple recipe. Not even sure if it needs sharing really. Basically it’s just some fish that I coated in ghee and seasoned with salt and pepper before baking. Served with a side of cooked peas, this was a meal for my dad. Mine looked just the same minus the ghee and peppers. Simple and it just really hit the spot. I made some fish last week too and just couldn’t get it off of my mind!


This past Sunday was my dad’s birthday and of course I had to make him a cake! The cake itself I probably will not share the recipe for because it was a little time consuming and didn’t turn out as well as I had expected. It wasn’t that my mom and dad didn’t love the taste. They gobbled it up. It’s just that my mom thought the cake was supposed to be chocolate cake. However, there was not a lick of cocoa powder in sight in the cake recipe. It was supposed to be yellow actually, but both parents swore up and down that it was chocolate. Um, no. There was carob in the frosting though, and I’m quite pleased with how that turned out so I will be sharing the recipe for that one pronto.


Now that wraps up WIAW for the week. Make sure to check out all of the other link-ups that Peas and Crayons has for today (maybe some of those bloggers were nice enough to provide you with actual recipes and not just pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Either way, check back on Friday where I promise to post at least one of the recipes that you see on here today!


Questions for you:

Have you ever watched What to Expect When You’re Expecting? This was probably my second or third time watching it. No award-winner or anything, just a good make-you-smile movie.

Do you ever burn yourself while baking/cooking? I don’t too often!

Who is ready for summer to be over? I’ll get back to you on that one…. Tough question.

27 thoughts on “Ignore the Burn Marks (WIAW)

  1. I LOVED what to expect when you’re expecting! I was so surprised by how heartwarming and funny it was! Definitely worth a few viewings ๐Ÿ™‚ i can’t wait to see that frosting recipe! I’m always on the hunt for good ones ๐Ÿ™‚ and i definitely can’t wait for fall…bring on the cool weather, sweaters/jeans/boots, pumpkin, and candy corn ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Haha my current burn mark/scar came from the handle of one of our pans and it looks like a bite mark in the middle of my arm (some of my kiddos at work do bite but not usually enough to break the skin… I digress) needless to say it’s been a fun one to explain to EVERYONE! The cake looks amazing regardless of what happened and I’ll always be happy to take a frosting recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    I for one say bring on the fall, totally my favorite season! I want my boots and my jeans and my cinnamon spice everything!

  3. That cake looks FABULOUS. And what to expect when you’re expecting is actually rather good. I was pleasantly surprised by it. Chace Crawford can make me caramels any day.

  4. Heyyyy now… Nothing wrong with assuming a cake is chocolate ๐Ÿ˜‰ It does look delicious, even if it was supposed to be something else. And I actually have to wear long sleeves whenever I take things out of the oven.. Too many bad experiences of accidentally touching my forearm to the upper part of the oven…

  5. love your commentary for the movie! I haven’t seen it (can’t stand cameron diaz or nate from gossip girl lol) but you have me intrigued!

    You are so talented to make all these decedent looking dishes, yet not able to sample them and have them be successes! Can’t wait to see how the cooking goes in college for you!

  6. That movie is amazing. I watched in on a flight and I literally laughed out loud. And then promptly told Ben he had to watch it too hehe.
    I always burn myself…either on steam or the iron. It gets quite embarrassing when people ask me what the marks are from hehe.
    That cake looks amazing. I love the layers!!

  7. ahh i just ordered what to expect when you’re expecting after i saw half of it at the gym! i would have stayed to see the whole thing but damn work gets in the way of everything! so i ordered it online and pick it up today!! so excited to see how it ends ๐Ÿ™‚ those cinnamon rolls look amazing!

  8. Oh wow that cake looks amazing! As do all of your eats; I haven’t seen What to expect when you’re expecting..I really wanted to see it when it was out at the cinema agessss ago but when I got there it was sold out!! I’d completely forgotten about it as well; think I may have to watch it now! I haven’t burnt myself in a while…touch wood..I’ve probably jinxed myself now and will do it next time I’m cooking!

  9. Yum yum yum! Everything looks perfect! That waffle (mouth watering). Girl, I’m so ready for Fall! Living in Alabama, all we want is summer to be over. This heat sucks

  10. Ohhh I can’t wait to here more about those “apple rolls”!! You’re original ones looked fantastic so I can’t even imagine these!
    And I think it’s so sweet of you to make food for your parents even if you can’t eat it. I’m sure they greatly appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I was surprised by how much I liked ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’. You’re right – not an award winner but it was definitely sweet and enjoyable ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I am DEFINITELY ready for summer to be over. I wish it stayed in the 50s/60s year-round in Ohio ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Haha I love that little bit of rambling in the beginning. You did it well, but that is exactly the reason why I can’t watch tv and blog at the same time.
    Ooh boy that cake looks good! How funny that your parents thought it was chocolate! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I absolutely do NOT want summer to end. In any way. At all. When summer ends, it means winter is right around the corner…ewww.

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