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To bake or not to bake..that is the question.

So I was casually scrolling around online the other day, marveling (as I always do) at photos of amazing food..

sky high cakes,

Picasso-level cheese platters,

Nutella mousse…(!!)

bodacious burgers dripping with melted cheese,

colorful cocktails with spirals of fruit peels pirouetting inside..

and I thought to myself:

“Self?  You know what stinks is the idea I can NEVER make any of that stuff anymore.  After all, the kids are out of the house, my husband has high cholesterol, I’m on the 3 year colonoscopy plan.. we can’t eat any of that deliciousness or we will surely croak, right?”

I mean, when’s the last time YOU used your cake pan?

I know!!

I miss mine too!

As I chopped away at a mound of cabbage I imagined I was instead chopping up a bar of milk chocolate to add to my famous chocolate chip cookies, you know..the ones I never make anymore.

And then I realized something.

What would it hurt to have a “go wild” dinner once a month featuring some of the great food I see on the internet? Better yet..if we invited people over, there wouldn’t be any left-overs!

It’s the left-overs that cause the problems..

think Christmas..

we were nibbling at Costco sized cheese bricks for weeks afterwards and my husband is still putting splashes of left-over whipping cream in his tea. (that stuff lasts forever..ew!)

HappyHauteHome featured an absolutely scrumptious looking cake dripping with ganache for a Galentine’s Day party last week. I look at that beauty and fantasize, but it’s not a dream about eating that cake..it’s a dream about creating it! There’s just something so satisfying about exploring the finer side- the artsy side- of food.. exhibit A- the cake my daughter made for our holiday dinner last year- I mean WOW!

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Mark my words..I’m going to be baking a cake real soon- I absolutely need to.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos of my healthy, air fried, vegetarian egg rolls. 😂 🙄

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I know.. it’s not the same.

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6 comments on “To bake or not to bake..that is the question.

  1. When in doubt, just say yes!

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  2. Both the cake, and the egg rolls look delicious . Thanks for sharing. 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

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