I love this photo!!! 😆
On our way home from Newport this afternoon, Murphy definitely smelled home as we drove down our street! He jumped off my lap and stuck his head right out the window! 😆
This morning, Mal and I enjoyed a nice, leisurely breakfast with his parents at the Ocean Breeze Cafe. Clearly, Mal and I love this place. We ate there 3 times in 24 hours!
For my meal, I ordered a grilled Pistachio-Chocolate Chip Muffin. Clearly, I love the Pistachio-Chocolate Chip Muffins from the Ocean Breeze Cafe. I ate two of them in 24 hours! 😉
On the side, I had a fresh fruit cup.
And a scrambled egg and pumpkin spice iced coffee with cream. Clearly, it was a fantastic breakfast! 😉
After breakfast, Mal and I packed our things, said goodbye to his parents, and hit the road to pick up Murphy from our friend’s house.
Murphy had a great time playing with his doggie friends, Helga, Harley, and Darla, but he was excited to see us when we arrived. Dad definitely smelled like home!
After a fun-filled weekend, Murphy was totally exhausted. He’s been sleeping on and off all afternoon.
Once I unpacked and cleaned up the house, I took a little break for an afternoon snack. I made myself a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and apple butter, which was a gift from my blog buddy, Cynthia! 😀
We desperately need to go grocery shopping, so I dug deep into our pantry and freezer to come up with dinner this evening. I found a bag of frozen Popcorn Fish and some wild rice, which I cooked in vegetable broth. Dinner actually turned out quite well– much better than I expected!
On my plate: popcorn fish with ketchup.
And arugula salad with grape tomatoes and Annie’s Goddess Dressing.
For dessert, I also dug deep into the pantry. I found peanut flour, cocoa powder, and vanilla frosting mix.
The result: Peanut Butter Cup Cake!!
Peanut Butter Cup Cake
Makes 12 servings
- 1 cup peanut flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp baking cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vanilla frosting of your choice
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 8”³ X 8”³ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cake ingredients until smooth.
- Spread cake batter in prepared baking pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes until cake is cooked all the way through.
- Meanwhile, combine frosting with peanut butter. Stir until fully blended.
- Let cake cool completely before frosting.
- Cut into 12 pieces, serve, and enjoy!
Ok, I have to admit that I didn’t love this cake. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I’ve definitely eaten much better peanut butter-chocolate cake in my life. Mal, however, really liked this dessert– perhaps because it wasn’t super sweet? When I eat cake, I like it moist, sweet, and a little gooey. This cake really wasn’t any of those things, but maybe that’s how you like your cake? If so, definitely give this recipe a try!
Mal and I have a serious backlog of TV shows on our DVR, so that’s our plan for the rest of the night.
Good night, folks! 😎
P.S. Where the heck did this weekend go!?!