Thursday Things

Here are this week’s Thursday Things:

1. The Huffington Post ran a featured titled Coconut Dessert Recipes For Cookies, Cakes, and More

And they showcased my Mounds Bar Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Cookies (Slide 1 in the slideshow)

2. I saw Shelly discuss her kitchen favorites and she mentioned she loves her Butter Bell because it keeps butter fresh at room temperature for 30 days, without refrigeration.

MY OTHER RECIPES

How does it work?

I honestly still don’t really get how this works. I’m in Aruba right now and cannot imagine leaving butter out for a day, let alone a month. If anyone has one of these and wants to elaborate more on it, I’m all butterfingers ears.

3. Have to sign a document but don’t want to print, scan, or fax it? Or if you’re like me, don’t own a printer/faxer/scanner that works.

You can sign it using built-in software from your Mac

Here’s what you do (From this site):

  • Launch Preview, and from the Preview menu select “Preferences”
  • Click on “Signatures” and then “Create Signature”
  • Write your signature on a piece of white paper and hold it up to the camera, try to have it somewhat straight on the blue line and watch the “Signature Preview” pane until you are satisfied with the way it looks
  • Click on “Accept” to capture the digital signature

To use it

If you have Windows, use this signature service

4. Yonanas Banana Softserve maker

Freeze bananas, put them in the chute, plunge, and out comes softserve.

5. Or just make your own banana softserve (vegan, GF) in a blender or food processor. So easy.

Or add some avocado for Vanilla Banana Avocado Softserve – It doesn’t taste like avocados in a savory way; just super creamy and rich. Trust me on this one.

6. Pinpuff – There’s a coolness score for everything now, including how cool you are on Pinterest

7. The Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market – This alone would be worth a trip to NYC

8. Candles are expensive and every time I buy a good one, I think why am I doing this?

Now I don’t feel so bad because this Jo Malone Orange Blossom Luxyry Candle is $400.

The scent of clementine leaves in the morning dew sparkles above a heart of orange blossom and water lily, transporting the wearer to a garden oasis. With a stunning bouquet lit across four wicks, the Orange Blossom Luxury Candle envelops a room and lingers for hours to create an ambience of warmth, sophistication and style. It is the ultimate luxury. Candle burn time is 230 hours.

Jo Malone anything smells so fabulous  and they do have cheaper candles and room sprays, lotions, soaps, cologne, and tons of things to keep you broke smelling great.

9. Collapsible Beater Whisk, $18

I think I need this, just for the colors

10. I’ve been staring at the ocean and loving every tranquil moment.

What are your Thursday Things?

If you’ve made anything, done, seen, or bought anything fabulous, feel free to link it up in the comments.

If you have any idea how the Butter Bell works, if you think you need a special device to make softserve (I don’t, just use a blender) or have been to any cool flea markets or on any fun trips, tell me about it.

Thanks for the Bella Bars Giveaway entries

45 comments on “Thursday Things”

  1. Congratulations on the Huffington Post nod! You are awesome. Those cookies are awesome!

    As for butter, I never put mine in the fridge. When I get home from the store, I put it in the butter dish and it stays out until it is gone. It has never molded and no one has ever been sick. That is how my mom did things all growing up and I have always done that and my boys eat butter every single day. I cannot imagine having to cut into hard butter to butter their bagels or pancakes. :-)

    • Thanks for LMK about how you’ve done it and I think my grandma left butter out til it was gone. Maybe she’d refrigerate it every now and then? But by and large, I always remember a stick of butter in a covered little dish. Trying to spread hard butter on toast or bagels is the worst – yes!

  2. I am amazed by this butter bell

  3. Wow, Congratulations on the Huffington Post inclusion, Averie! I’m in Africa at the moment and agree that I can’t imagine leaving butter out right now :)

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