Candy Frankensteins and other stuff


So I don’t normally pop in on Fridays and talk about my week stuff…but I thought I would today because I did a few things that I want to talk about.


Just wanted to update you on the status on my kitchen remodel.  We are in the home stretch…

Cabinets in, counters in, new floor 95% in, walls painted, ceiling painted, new light fixtures in…

What we have left is the backsplash, the crown moldings and the baseboards.

Annnd, like I’ve talked about before, the project has fully extended into our dining room and family room…where I’ve convinced my husband to paint some furniture and also let me shop at Pottery Barn for new drapes and, ahem, other stuff…

But I also did some other stuff..

Like get crafty with candy.


I made some Candy Frankensteins which would be perfect for your kiddos to help with for school or party treats!

I also shared my most favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.  Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect Friday food, if you didn’t know.

Oh yeah, I found this stupid ice cream, at the stupid grocery store after my stupid friend (love you Kristan) told me about it. I sat and ate the entire stupid container.

The whole thing was stupid.

Oh yeah, and I decided to go Fall shopping.  And I am trying to talk you all into going shopping with me.  You know, for fall.


Then after spending my life’s savings shopping I decided I needed cookies.  Cookies to convince my husband that we won’t be poor forever…Fall only comes once a year.

Banana Bread Cookies.  They’re good, y’all.

Oh yeah, and my husband and I went with a bunch of friends on a dinner cruise around Manhattan…

It was fun.  We saw stuff like this…


ANNND today I get my iPhone 5 which I am ridiculously excited about, and my husband is crazy jealous of, so he’s pretending that’s all no biggie and that I shouldn’t be so happy over “a phone”… Mmmmkay.

And then I made brownies to celebrate it’s arrival.

2 Ingredient ones…with pumpkin.

Also, please don’t email me and tell me that a brownie mix isn’t actually “one” ingredient.  I will argue this point all the live long day.

No one likes a know it all.

Over at my other site we’re also rating Old Dude Action Stars…you need to get in on this.

AND Kristan made some ridiculous drink called Drinkable Pumpkin Pie.  Umm, yes please?!

And oh yeah, did I mention that I made Candy Frankensteins?  I’m a little but proud of myself.

Have a great weekend!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Key Lime was my favorite forever but I found a new love. Its some kind of S’mores, toasted marshmallow ice cream with little chocolate covered almond. Delish.

Marie M.C.
Marie M.C.

Who makes the S’more ice cream? Some time ago a friend forced some Coffee Health Bar Crunch — also made by Ben & Jerry’s (I think?) — down my throat. I’ve only bought it once as I too was forced by unknown agents to eat THE WHOLE THING all by myself.

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

Fun post! Looks like an awesome week! Love the “Two Ingredient Brownies”! 🙂


OMG, thanks to you and Kristan I have to try that ice cream now (I’ll blame you guys if I become addicted). And a cruise around Manhattan that sounds like fun!!!!!!

Jenny @ The Brunette Baker

Aw, such a sweet couple! Speaking of….how cute are those Frankensteins?

Noble Pig - Cathy

Those are so dang cute! And so r u and your hubby!

Kim of Mo

B&J Key Lime Pie ice cream???!! That is SO stupid. I must have some.


I am going to make these for my college work-study students. They will laugh, but they will love, love, love them! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Durdan

It all looks delicious! I’ve been looking for a good chocolate chip recipe and the Frankenstein treats are too cute!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Those Frankensteins are just too darn cute! I wish I was helping with my son’s school Halloween party!


Oh, those Frankenstein cookies are amazingly adorable–if Shelley wrote a work of art, you (the other “Shelly”!) have created a masterpiece! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings

There are too many things I love in this post…I can’t decide what to talk about. Well, I won’t. Love everything!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

I am eligible for the phone on Nov 2 and I can’t wait. Can’t wait to hear what you think about it!!

And Ive been thinking about your CCCookies ALL WEEK. All week, yes, I have. Ive been stalking them 🙂


I need pumpkin brownies in my life.


Um, how the heck did I miss my two favorite words smashed up together??? Pumpkin Brownies are happening here today. And I think I’ll throw some cream cheese frosting on just to ensure I don’t lose an ounce. Ever.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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