recipe box : brown butter mochiko cake

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if i'm home on a lazy sunday, this happens most often around 4 or 5pm, more than likely i am in yoga pants and have probably been hanging out with netflix for more than a few hours. deep down i know i should be planning dinner but why lie to myself I have dessert brain and the cake fever can set it in suspiciously fast.

i find myself needing cake like i mean r e a l l y NEED it. 

doesn't have to be a whole dang cake but come on.. we are making a whole cake because that's what we do here. on the general i'm not picky about my sunday cake. i'll settle for a slice of whatever and most definitely a cupcake would do. chocolate buttermilk ? dare i mention red velvet.. that's not still a thing right? (for me it always will be a thing) carrot cake.. yep, that could be good. 

all cakes welcome.

i'll look through my pantry to see what i have to work with.. flours, powders, sugars. peek in the fridge.. sticks of butter? any leftover buttermilk? i hope i have an egg or two. cocoa powder? oh, chocolate chips.. i could melt those. hrm.. ideas.

when i find a box of sweet rice flour tucked away my go-to is this mochiko cake recipe. my mom has been making a version of this cake ever since i was little so to me it tastes like home but this isn't my mama's recipe.

brown butter will be the secret, not so secret weapon.

Ingredients

mochiko- that's a fun word. if you think it might have something to do with mochi you wouldn't be wrong.

this sweet rice flour is used in a multitude of filipino, thai and other asian desserts. a unique squishy texture since sweet rice is a sticky glutinous rice you'll usually find it has a nice chew to it.

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although it is sort of deceiving, sweet (glutinous) rice flour is actually, ahem.. GLUTEN FREE! it really refers to that lovely chewy texture i was talking about.

tricky tricky.

wheat and i still get a long but it's good to have a few recipes to count on for friends and family that are intolerant to the gluten.

let's get started!

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first thing we need to do is brown that butter and give it a chance to cool. grab a small light metal colored pan or pot and brown baby brown over low heat. you'll hear crackles and pops, once you see brown golden flecks and your kitchen smells like heaven you'll know it's ready.

you could also go the christina tosi method and brown butter in the microwave. if you have ever burned your butter on the stove top you should give this method a try. it is almost impossible to burn butter using a microwave so the odds will forever be in your favor.

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let's gather the dry ingredients.

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while the butter is browning, whisk together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.

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transfer the brown butter into the mixer bowl and let cool.

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pure magic right there. heart eyes so hard!

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sugah sugah.

once the butter has cooled, mix in the sugar. 

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it should still have a coarse yet creamy consistency. warning the smell will be super intoxicating. 

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crack a couple eggs and mix together.

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scrape down the mixing bowl when necessary.

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i like to add the eggs in batches, it incorporates more consistently together this way.

lots of eggs in this cake recipe!

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mix thoroughly.

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don't forget the vanilla extract (splurge on the good stuff to boost the flavor, you won't regret it)

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now to alternate between wet and dry ingredients.

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you want to start with the dry ingredients.

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mix for a short time.

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then slowly add the coconut milk.

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keep working back and forth between the two until you've used up both sets of materials.

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make sure to finish with the dry ingredients.

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prepare your baking dish. i used an old casserole dish that belongs to my mom but you can use a pyrex or just a regular 9x13 cake sheet. seriously though..bouncy cake is around the corner.

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 pour the mochiko cake batter into the prepared baking dish, make sure to get it ALL!

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pop the cake into a preheated 350° oven and set a timer for 60 minutes.

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we'll leave the dirty dishes for the cleaning fairies.

where's that cake?!

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oh, there you are.

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hello beautiful.

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spongy, dense with a slight chew.

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this is such a great lowkey sunday cake. super easy, minimal but with a slightly elevated flavor and texture combination. let's not forget that this is also accidentally gluten free, fear not my gluten intolerant folks.

i hope this cake goes good with your netflix weekend, happy eating!

xox

rita

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brown butter mochiko cake

sweet sticky rice flour cake.


 

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 (16oz) box mochiko sweet rice flour
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 C butter, browned
    • 2 C sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 (13.5oz) can of coconut milk

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. brown the butter, set aside & let cool.
  • dry ingredients - medium bowl

    1. combine mochiko flour, salt, baking powder and set aside.
  • mixer bowl using the paddle attachment

    1. mix the cooled brown butter with sugar until fully incorporated (2-3 minutes)
    2. add the eggs in batches, scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
    3. mix in the vanilla extract.
    4. start incorporating a little of the dry ingredients, next add a little coconut milk, alternate between these two and finish with the dry ingredients.
    5. mix until the streaks of flour are gone.
    6. pour cake batter into a prepared baking dish and bake in a preheated 350° oven for an hour.

crimmus time 2017

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sneaky peaky at my family's christmas eve partay.

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this was our first LARGE gathering we've had in quite sometime.
i was SO happy my brother and his family were able to make it down from oregon this year, my mom was over the moon!

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we all were supposed to wear ugly christmas sweaters but of course my doofus brother shows us up in an ugly christmas yeti two piece suit.

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this is probably the only photo i have of the dessert i made for our party, i was literally packing up the car as the apple pie was still baking. when you work a full time job it can be hard to fit in everything you said you would be bringing to the party BUT i did it!



an instagram slideshow of my shortbread christmas bars! these babies are non negotiable for christmas time.. HAVE to have to have them.

I also made pandan cookies, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, and peanutella cookies too. every christmas party needs a tray of cookies.

oh and lets not forget the pies!

a few silly videos i shared on my instagram story of the pie prepping process. i made a sweet potato, pumpkin and an apple pie. perhaps filming might be something i do more often? video is always something i had distanced myself from, i am definitely one who feels IMMENSELY awkward in most things involving cameras and even more so with video since it captures e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. however it is pretty neat to have to look back on to that is more than just a still frame moment. maybe i'll find my own way.

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if it was up to her, i think there would be way more twerking photos. 

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my love!! having my best friend here this year and more for MANY more to come also makes my heart super duper happy.

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this human she created is the coolest kiddo, i can't believe how FAST she is growing. 

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she is the sweetest.

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we got a bit loud when the white elephant game really got going. 

people were ruthless!! stealing gifts from kids and the elderly, no shame not when a movie poster or a coffee press is on the line. although you could have been extra lucky and ended up with the super sized container of colon cleanser.

not all gifts were created equally but hey now, that was the point.

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me desperately trying to get my brother's attention, what the hell is new?! haha 

"sean take a photo with me NOW pleeeeease"

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it felt weird that my dad wasn't there, our christmas eve party was his favorite, i think it will always feel a little weird.

i'm thankful this year had more laughs, hugs and tears of joy compared to last year when we were all a bit too sad. the grieving process is such a weird one. to all those who celebrated without someone you wished you could have i hope you all got extra hugs and cuddles to make up for it. nothing will ever fix it but hopefully with time and more love.. things will keep continuing to feel better.

xo

rita

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the Foodcourt: tsp. baking company

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hello lover.

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local veteran vegas baker does it again with the tsp. baking company!

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mini cupcakes means..you can have as MANY cupcakes as you'd like because i mean come on.. they are pretty much cake samples.

yes, think of them as samples. you're welcome.

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let's get down to business.

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cheesecake. 

vanilla cake with graham on top with cheesecake frosting.

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pbc.

chocolate cake topped with peanut butter frosting.

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cinnamon french toast.

cinnamon cake topped with maple frosting.

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brownie batter.

chocolate cake with brownie batter frosting.

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party cake.

confetti cake with vanilla bean frosting dipped in rainbow jimmy sprinkles.

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kari's cake has been in my top 3 for almost a decade, i truly get excited each time i get to take these babies home. 

the cake is dense but moist and extremely flavorful without being too crazy sweet, which is exactly the way i like my cake.

i always thought i didn't care that much for buttercream frosting but it turns out i had actually just been eating the wrong kind of buttercream.

here is a tsp original.. wait for it...!

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FAIRY ROLLS! 

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got to have a cinnamon roll too. 

it would be straight up rude not to.. manners are super important.

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basically it is a flaky pastry dough filled with sugar & rainbow sprinkles, then it gets smothered in vanilla bean frosting and even MORE rainbow sprinkles!

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BFFs

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they are magical, eat one or 5.

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 cookie corner.

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an old cozy classic, oatmeal raisin cookie.

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cinnamon sugar cookie has a special spot in my heart since it was probably one of the first cookies i ever tried of kari's and the cinnamon buttercream is DIVINE

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last but very very certainly not least, a lemon cookie.

these are the perfect amount of sour to sweet ratio, when it comes to lemon desserts that is an extremely important factor on how much i will like it. 

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this is just a taste of what the tsp baking company has to offer since i didn't even mention the ice cream.. yes, they also have ice cream because why not?

hopefully i've convinced you to make the trip for a sweet treat because i think i have convinced myself.

i can see the future, be there shortly.

see you there? we can have a cupcake date. 

happy eating!!

xo

rita

 


tis the season!

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oh hello there,

i'm back! as in.. I finally have a new laptop! as in.. I managed to restore my photo editing software to said new laptop!

let's not dwell on the part where I lost a little over 2 years of photos.. no, no must not continue to keep doing that. instead let's celebrate new beginnings and possibilities with a blog post!

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there isn't much hope for a white christmas in Vegas so the holiday feels can feel a little far a way but there are a few things around town that can help change that. the ethel m chocolate factory is a season must that is high up on the list. with the combination of Christmas lights and the smell of chocolate in the air it is easy to get the spirits stirring.

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hello my name is ruby, I work at a chocolate factory.

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even though it was pretty late in the evening I was really excited to get a chance to see people still working. it was like I could almost hear marc summers' voice in my head when I walked along the glass separating all of us from their chocolatey assembly line. not to mention how hardcore I was spying on their work tables I was incredibly curious to see what was going on there.

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after all that work, there they are..!

dark chocolate anything for me pleeease.

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I do not know the owner of this butt, I apologize if this is your butt.

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I do know this one though.

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 check out that smile. lines for days? no sweat.

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my wallace loves.

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supposedly she is the oldest sibling..suspicous. 


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the. best. cocoa.

this is the kind of hot cocoa that you don't mind waiting for.

not to mention how necessary it is before you walk the cactus garden. Vegas may not get much or any snow but it is a desert and it can get extremely cold.. says the person who is cold all the time.. I know, I know.

trust me, rookie move if you skip the cocoa. 

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bundle up to the fullest, cocoa in hand, and you're ready!

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famiglia.

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the holidays remind us to make the time.


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i feel like this year has been pretty rough for a lot of people. speaking from personal experience it really has been for me. i thought for sure this whole year not one good thing actually happened but i realized that wasn't true.

i'm truly grateful for all the people who have been so supportive and empathetic towards me. i couldn't imagine this year playing out as it did without these lovely batch of humans whom i've been lucky to have at my side.

sometimes you have to remind yourself of what matters after you've had crap experiences. sure let yourself wallow, feel your feels but then remember what matters and keep pushing forward.

i remembered i still had this space. i have my family and friends. i have me. 

merry christmas and have a happy new years, i hope you appreciate all the things we tend to forget about and that you take the time to be kind to yourself.

xo

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caitlin

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something a little different..i know i know.

you have this lovely lady to blame, meet caitlin. 

caitlin reached out to me about taking photos to help build up her portfolio and have a little experience in front of a camera. she is super into make up, special effects is where she has a ton of fun. so how could i say no? she is my niece after all, that is what family is for.

just like that it sparked an interest and this whole new venture for me.

caitlinwallacea majority of my photography is obviously food based with a few deviations here and there.

photos of people especially isn't something i'm familiar with at all but i decided to change that with a ton of solo research. lighting seemed to be the most important aspect but really... that is true for photography in general.

i stumbled onto a few blog posts that talked about ring lights and even found a few helpful ones that showed you how to make your own. i really liked what i saw, so many really great end result photos these lights were able to produce. since all of my lighting is homemade i figured this would be a really fun project and a great additional tool for future use.

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caitlin nerds out about the tv show face off on syfy but i mean... obvs? if you haven't ever caught an episode it really stretches the limits of what you are capable of doing with make up. it's also so neat to see how all of these ghoulish creatures from movies and tv get brought to life by a person with an endless imagination and an amazing crafty skill set.

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the first rule of fight club is..

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zombies are some of her favorite.

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flesh on fleek.

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she is pretty cool, i'm happy we share dna.

you can keep up with caitlin on her instagram and see what other rad things she is doing with her make up. hopefully i'll be able to share more of her work in this space as well.

i'm excited to get a lot more use from the ring light and continue learning about this new area of photography. also always looking for volunteers! so don't be afraid to speak up.

see you soon, xo

rita

 

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freshly baked

 

Uhhi

hello hello hello!

welcome to my freshly baked piece of the internet.

i have slowly been working on creating just the right place for me and i think i finally have it.

..well at least for now.

 

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i can not stress how disappointly slow the whole process has been. as a reminder i am the only person making this whole shabang happen. from making sidebar buttons, choosing font, designing a banner, shooting photos, making a mess, trying and failing at html. i am learning a tremendous amount however it truly is a one woman show over here so bear with me.

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i am so incredibly excited to be able to begin sharing again. lately small shares in little snippets through different social medias that only reconfirmed i needed to plant roots. a home base to build a firm foundation, grow a voice with more photos and words. 

 

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a space to fill with all of things i'd love to never forget..

 

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what i am trying to say is,

lets be friends okay? i swear we'll have a great time.

okay.

xo,

ritaz

 

Thankyou

 


the Foodcourt: Sprinkles Cupcakes las vegas

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Sprinkles cupcakes moved in to town!

not only did vegas finally get their own Sprinkles location it's their biggest shop so far. promising offers of not only their highly praised cupcakes but ice cream and cookies as well.

where did they choose to set up? the Linq.

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yes i admit it. my entire motivation to visit the LinQ was in fact, cake.

marie antoinette syndrome? is that a thing? that could totally be a real thing..hrm. not exactly good though.

anyways let's collectively agree and understand that this is the norm for me. seeking out sweets and going on adventures inspired by compelling eats at a moments notice. what i'm saying is..get used to it because it's just going to keep happening around here.

it's just what i do, i am a hungry girl with a story to tell and this is just the beginning of my collection.

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don't want to see people? really need a delicious pick me up mini morsel of cake in the asap variety?

skip those glass doors and head straight to their cupcake ATM located right outside. available 24hrs so that you can insert money and receive cupcake anytime you need to.

psst..fellas listen up, if you messed up something fierce in the lady department forgiveness is at your disposal at your earliest convenience.

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hello tasty friends, so happy you moved to my town.

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these are the cupcakes that set the bar in my opinion. I highly respect the level of consistency in their quality. no matter which shop you happen to buy from, you'll be sure to always get the same tasting heavenly cupcakes.

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at the largest Sprinkles location you can be sure to have your cake and eat your ice cream too.

yes, i did say cookies earlier. of course they have those too.

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red velvet waffle cones, you totally win.

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i mean come on. how dreamy was that ice cream corner?

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what went home with me?

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1. vanilla 2. strawberry 3. cinnamon sugar 4. red velvet 5. dark chocolate

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one of their red velvet cupcakes can fix almost anything. smiles are just unavoidable.

xox

rita


peak inside The LinQ

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the Strip is not really a place that vegas locals frequent. in fact most 702 residents have a few tricks for how to avoid Las Vegas blvd entirely even if we need to get to other side of it.

there are ways, we have ways.

it's not that the adult playground isn't littered with crazy cool things to see, do and eat. it's just taken over by crowds and crowds of people. so many many cars, with so many different license plates.. which means people are taking their time and enjoying the sights. which means traffic moves exactly 2 miles an hour. 

i'm not hating! i get it, this is what the folks come to see and partake in. so snap your photos. keep making those crazy lane changes because the lady on google maps keeps re routing you since you can't seem to find your hotel because you booked a room at the Hard Rock and that isn't on the Strip but you really insisted it was.

the Strip is forever changing, always evolving. things added - buildings imploded, just a few small spaces seem forever unchanged but really nothing is permanent here.

when a new spot opens that really catches my attention i will put on my adventuring pants and head on out using every back road i can to go take a peak or bite at my latest must visit.

The LinQ was a must but i won't tell you my main reason just yet. hrm.. i am sure you might be able to to figure it out though.

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i hadn't really known what to expect.. presumed it'd be the usual shops, food, OH and a GIANT ferris wheel. yea, one of those too.

the polaroid fotobar was a fun surprise!

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they had the raddest options of printing your photographs. really neat displays, photo books, and storing cases galore.

you could also purchase these adorable instant Polaroid cameras *raises hand* uh, one for me please! one of those little babies would be the perfect accessory for summer in my book. getting to capture all of those sweet moments and actually hold them in your hand or being able to put them into a journal sound so fun.

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even though i didn't dabble the fotobar was where i could get in to some serious trouble. there is a fleet of beautiful computers allowing you access to log in to your instagram account (ritabakes) to print as many of your insta-beauties as you'd like.

for only a dollar you get a polaroid style print and even have the option to add captions within the base of the frames. in our digital age it's not as common to have sharable tangible photographs and this makes for a fun, easy way to change that.

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planned adventures for a later date with a special friend.

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uh oh, my motivation is showing.

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after the months and months it took to build the High Roller it was very cool seeing it in action. it takes over an hour for a complete ride and i hear the sights are stunning.

especially at night after the sun has set all of the pods light up in different colors and they look extra glamorous.

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easily distracted by sweet things. not to mention how much this chocolaty place reminds me of my beloved san francisco.

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they had all of the flavors! holiday varieties, seasonal and the limiteds.refraining was not an easy task.

salted dark chocolate is in my top 3 pick favorites! also sort of a sucker for cookies and creme.

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mmm. what are your favs? if your answer is "chocolate really isn't my thing" i am sorry but i don't think we can be friends anymore. deal breaker!

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welcome to the purple zebra. slurpees on steroids. and by steriods i mean al-co-hol.

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at first i was convinced i was in a candy store but things didn't seem totally right. then i realized it was WAY waay better than a candy store.

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the Wall.

step one: pick your vessel.

sexy lady leg anyone?

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approach the wall of endless possibilities and black out potential.

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a lovely lady from behind the gate will fill up your jug with your heart's desire. they hand out samples and offer free advice on tasty mixes but ultimately you do what you like here.

see the Strip really is an adult playground, it is it's own life force separate from the normal that surrounds it.

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as i keep dabbling at all the wonders in my backyard, i'll keep sharing.

happy eating

xox

rita


the Foodcourt: Suite 106 Cupcakery

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a few months ago before heading home on a trip to california with my sister we popped into to this cute bakery in rancho cucamonga. usually when i travel i prep a few bookmarks on yelp but this particular bookmark was from my sister.

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right off the famous route 66 nestled in a quiet strip of shops is Suite 106 Cupcakery. if that name sounds familiar maybe you're like me and remember seeing them on Cupcake Wars. once my sis started telling me about her bookmarked bakery i remembered that i'd seen them on television. i'm not a devoted fan of the show but i did watch the first season and i usually have the food network on when i am at home so i get my fair share of episodes in. the contestants on that show always blow me away with what they are able to do in those crazy stressed time baking sessions, its just insane!

bake 4 dozen cupcakes in an unfamiliar kitchen completely from scratch, you have 45 mins AND go! pffff girl pleeease.

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i like what i see, i like it a lot.

cupcake jar? you shut up. what is that?? i obvs need like four of those.

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my sis liked what she saw too and dove right in to ordering while i took a peep around.

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someone whipped those cupcake boxes into shape! these guys are obvious professionals.

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i have a thing for couches, the more fancy and ridiculous the better. built in and velvety soft? okay, yes you're doing things right.

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my turn at the case. time to be my most annoying self and spend an obscene amount of time being super indecisive about which treats to pick. note to self, all of them is not the correct choice..ever. no matter what voices whisper otherwise.

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with two cupcake war wins under this bakery's belt their cupcake cake selection was extraordinary. i love the dark brown liners super neat and tidy. they're like a silent classic tribute to Sprinkles the cupcake shop that started it all. not to mention whose owner, Candance Nelson, is one the three main judges on the show cupcake wars.

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last photo i promise! the cuppies were too photogenic. very pristine california cupcakery, so happy we decided to make the stop. we packed up our cupcake loot with as much care as possible for the car ride home to vegas.

uh i may or may not have devoured one of their red velvet whoopie pies within an extremely small amount of time upon leaving..and it was delicious!

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my order:

1. pancakes n' bacon 2. coconut cream 3. loaded peanut butter 4. christy's southern red velvet 5. chocolate covered strawberry 6. double chocolate

number 3 & 5 were specials and are not on regular rotation so i am lucky to have tried them. fairy new fan of peanut butter i couldn't resist the loaded peanut butter coma.. do you see that beast?! nutter butters aaand reese's pieces.. oh em gee you guys.

pancakes n' bacon was probably my favorite out of the bunch. bacon, hello. yep, still riding that train.

i am also a little bit of a red velvet cake snob and must try one from every new bakery i go to. it's sad to say i get more fails then passes but i will probably continue doing it. it's an obligation and a duty! tough job.. someone has got to do it. Suite 106 gets double pass as their red velvet cake was super yummy, mm mm good job.

until my next indulgence!

xox

rita

 


an adult time out

i gave myself a five day adult time out. what does that mean? for me it meant less time getting lost in instagram spirals, no tweets out of this birdy, quality time with loved & new ones, embracing the goodness in change and really refocusing myself.

cleaning and planning my life while trying to enjoy the most out of the good bits that already exist. while the crickets whistled from my social internet corner i still was snapping away with my camera and trusty iphone sidekick.

forever always trying to save the good bits..

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planning.

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changes.

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mom.

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later.

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summer.

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nook.

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bar cart.

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friends.

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new.

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blog/life.

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breakie.

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smirk.

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baby,

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blues.

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guess?

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mirrors.

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messages.

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cider.

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poop?

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baby.

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owned.

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ootd.

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punch.

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simone.

these iphone recaps are fun right? so quick, so easy cheesy, so good.

xox

rita