Fun Food

Geeky Lollipops

Vintage Confections makes some of the coolest lollipops I’ve seen. Space, dice, skulls, superheros, emoticons and insects are just some of the decorative options they have available. Most lollipops are available in the flavor of your choice (I’m loving options like champagne, cinnamon roll, and banana cream) and many are customizable. I think these would make the best hostess gift, party favor, or Halloween candy. Just beware–the shop has gotten a lot of attention and has some delayed times for certain lollipops because of it.

Geeky Lollipops, ranging in price from $1-2 each, are available on Etsy.com.

Your Party Saver: Plate and Drink In One Hand

I wish networking events everywhere had these. I always get stuck with a plate full of food, a drink, my phone, and a person who wants a handshake and a business card. Let’s just say it gets messy. These “go plates” make it so you can carry your food and drink in one hand, so you can have another one ready to hug, handshake, or tweet about how awesome the event is.

I plan on buying a set of these to have on hand for my next party. I mean, how can you not?

The Go Plate, $14.98-$49.99 based on color and amount of plates. Available at Amazon.com.

(Source: The Daily What)

Geek Fit: The Perfect Smoothie with Silkology

 

Staying fit and active can be a tough, but necessary, part of everyone’s life. Having a job that has me sitting from 9-5 plus a blog that has me making a lot of amazing baked goods makes it extra tough to fit into that cosplay outfit or cute nerdy tee. 

In the summer, I’m a big fan of protein-packed smoothies for breakfast to help stay healthy and fit, but my smoothies always turn out a bit less than perfect. I always put in way too much fruit and protein powder and not enough liquid, which turns it into delicious-but-difficult-to-eat sludge. Luckily, Silk (the soy milk company) has put together a bunch of fun summer drinks including a Strawberry-Banana smoothie they’ve named the “Straw-Nana Flip.” The smoothie has the perfect mix of liquid and fruit, plus an added dash of vanilla and sugar (my sweetener of choice). Add a dollop of protein powder, and you’ll be feeling better than Wonder Woman. Find this recipe and more on the Slkology Facebook page

I’d love to work this smoothie into a morning workout party with some of my favorite geeky ladies. Maybe as a good break between “Just Dance” sessions? 

Because they’re awesome, Silk is giving away a chance to win Silk for a year and an entertaining set. Whether you use it for a workout sesh like me, or for another summertime party, you’ll be in good hands. Just answer this question below: How can you reinvent your favorite summertime gathering? Is there something new you want to try? (Bringing smoothies instead of cupcakes would sure be a change for me!)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

Disney Parks Air Fresheners

If like me, you’re having Disneyland withdrawals, these air fresheners will help hold you off until your next fix. The scents, including “Turkey Leg,” “Mickey’s Premium Bar,” “Mickey Waffle,” and “Candy Apple,” will be available in the parks starting in August for $5.99 each.

What Disneyland scent do you want them to reproduce? I’d love a Dole Whip freshener!

(Source: Disney Parks Blog)

Sauceome Comics

I’m sticking with the “Comic Recipes” and “Awesome people I met at SDCC” theme for today. Have you been to Sauceome? (It rhymes with “awesome.”) Sarah Becan updates the blog regularly with cute comics featuring various recipes, food facts, and other whims, and I’m in love. How can you not love a person who ends her About Page with this: “Most minutes I am either thinking about kittens or video games.”

Check out her blog at Sauceome.com.

Contest: Comic Recipe Cards from justJENN Designs!

At SDCC, I got to chat with one of my favorite bloggers, justJENN of justJENN Recipes and justJENN Designs. She makes cute and snarky stationary, comics, buttons and more. I particularly love the Robot Love card and the “I like big bundts” button. When she’s not crafting up new designs, she is blowing everyone away with her geeky recipes. She is a huge inspiration to me!

I was excited to hear about her comic recipe cards that she launched at SDCC. These cards are a cute and clever way to pass on some delicious recipes. This first pack includes 4 cards that will make a complete meal, and Jenn has other sets in the works that can be mixed and matched with the recipes you already have. I picked up a copy of the recipes seen above, and would love to give it away to one of you! (Seriously–you’ll love them.) Just leave a comment with your favorite dish to make, and I’ll randomly pick a winner on Wednesday, July 25th!

Good luck!

EDIT: Congrats to comment #8, Nicole! I’ll be in touch so I can ship you your prize!

Kanamit Cookbook Journal

I ordered this Kanamit cookbook (from Twilight Zone’s “To Serve Man” episode) from Entertainment Earth almost a year ago, and it FINALLY arrived! I can’t wait to start writing all of my recipes and new cooking projects in it.

I received a fully bound version (you can see it here, available as part of their SDCC Exclusive set), but you can get this much more practical wire-bound book for $9.99 at EntertainmentEarth.com.

Custom Fortune Cookies

Whenever we get fortune cookies, we read our fortune aloud. Without fail, Mr. Geek always “gets” the same message: “Your children will join the legion of the undead.” Now I can surprise him by actually putting that on a fortune!

KC Fortune Cookie Factory is holding an Eversave deal that will get you two giant custom fortune cookies for $10 or 150 custom standard-size cookies for $20. The deal is good until July 22nd, so order soon!

What would you put inside your fortune cookie?

Behind the Scenes at a McDonald’s Photo Shoot

Like many people, I’ve noticed that food in advertisements don’t often look like the food you get at fast food restaurants. McDonald’s Canada has addressed this and took us behind the scenes to show the process of getting the perfect food photo.

As an amateur food photographer, it was really interesting to see the tricks they used to get the shot. Take a look!