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Top 5 “I’m Totally Freaking Out Right Now” Recipes

February 19, 2010


I do this thing when I’m filled to the brim with tasks and opportunities and responsibilities and stresses…. I add more.  I really just pile it on.  I somehow think that adding new responsibilities and stresses will erase the ones I’ve already loaded on my shoulders.

It’s illogical.  It’s a terrible idea.  It’s downright crazytown.

I’m in Crazytown and I’m about to move into Lost My Marblesville.  Someone please send a straight jacket.

In related news, I’ve decided to move into a loft in downtown Los Angeles.  I’m driving to Seattle in a Uhaul next week with my little sister… pray for us.  Aaaand I’m teaching my first cooking class in Sonoma this weekend!

More on all of these things soon.  For now… here’s what I’m stress eating.. no joke.

Mini Chocolate Dipped Bananas

Mini Chocolate Dipped Bananas rolled in crushed honey roasted peanuts.  If you really commit to your stress… I mean, really just get in there and wallow in it… I’m sure you can down a cool seven bananas in no time.  Just.  Like.  Me.

Lemon Souffle Pudding

Half spongy souffle cake, half warm pudding, all lemony goodness.  Lemon Souffle Cake.  Maybe I ate this whole souffle right out of the pie pan.  Maybe.  Maybe not.  But… yea, definitely.  That totally happened.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I have bathed in this Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

S'mores Brownies

I like to eat brownies right out of the freezer.  Dense, cold chocolate cake with melty frozen marshmallows?  Yea… I never said I was normal.  S’mores Brownies.  Friends for life.

Giant Sugar Cookies

Giant Vanilla Sugar Cookies.  There’s nothing like a cup of tea and a cookie the size of your face to wash your troubles away.   Dreamy.

Note:  Am I encouraging emotional overeating with this post?  No.  Yes… No.  Well… maybe a little.  I’m half kidding, half overcommitted and definitely stuffing cookies in my face at every opportunity.  That’s just the honest truth.  I hope you can handle it.

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  • i need all of this in my life, right now.

  • I will definitely be doing some stress eating this weekend and thanks to you I have some great new comfort recipes to try!

    Good luck with the move!

  • YU-UUM! Congrats on the move!

  • Good luck with the move and the drive! :)

  • 1. Congrats on the new home, as long as your new loft kitchen has ample space for those dainty linens and eclectic plates I love to see accompany your food.

    2. I was just telling my co-working I want to take a vacation to Seattle, for absolutely no reason

    3. Ohhh how I want to be in Sonoma at that class (what are you teaching?)

    Have a great time all 3 adventures

  • Best of luck! We all have those moments of “what was I thinking?” Luckily you have very tasty archives!

  • Thanks Joy.

    I need that lemon souffle cake as my lunch.

  • in need of some stress free food. the lemon cake sounds amaaaazing. and the brownies. and the cookies. who am i kidding. it all sounds good.

  • Congratulations on the loft! Maybe now you can live in the trendy part of LA.

    Those chocolate covered bananas look awesome and I must say honey roasted peanuts are my favourite of the various peanut varieties.

    Good luck!

  • Relating completely to a.) adding more stress to help with the stress (works so well, right? [shriek!]) wallowing in chocolate bananas (have been frying a banana and drenching it in homemade chocolate sauce every night this wee,) and c.) suddenly uprooting my life and moving someplace else.

    Here’s the thing, though – you’re listening to yourself, following your instincts and DOING stuff. That’s awesome! Some folks don’t have that kind of courage.

    Watching your journey is always fascinating, thank you so much for sharing, you wild-at-heart child.

  • Good luck with the move and thanks for the delicious recipes, as always!! (When things have calmed down a bit, you and I need to discuss this cold-soup hatred…)

  • Holy crap Joy, talk about a sugar buzz. Do it like its your JOB! For real.

    So the thrill of the clean only lasted a few days and loft cravings continued? Well then I think you made the right choice. And “loft” just sounds much more awesome than apartment anyways.

  • I want to nibble on this vanilla sugar cookies! yammy!
    Congrats to your great achievements!

  • The Queen of comfort food loves this!

  • Congrats on the loft!!

    I’ll take some of those chocolate covered bananas. Thanks!

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