Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte, Proteined Up

Pittsburgh, you have so much good, weird food. Burgers? Check. Pizza? Hell yes. Dessert? For the love of god, are you Alanis Morrisette? Because I am aware of the irony of going on a 3mi hike through town and then sniffing around Prantl’s. Not okay, Steel City, not okay. In any case, snarfing a single-sized burnt almond torte, arguably the specialty of Pittsburgh, in four sittings gave me an interesting idea when a package from Quest arrived late last week. The cake on the package of the vanilla almond crunch bar looked strikingly similar to my favorite, albeit nutritionally devoid cake. Could I make it and add an assload of protein? I absolutely could.DSC_2742 Continue reading “Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte, Proteined Up”

Cellucor COR-Fetti Cake Batter Whey Protein

Get that virtual baby shower ready, because this girl is preggo. Pregnant with abs.

I felt them a few weeks ago, emerging from the deep as I was admiring myself shirtless in the mirror to Sade, as you all shamelessly do in the privacy of your own homes, I’m sure. They kicked a little, or maybe they involuntarily flexed at the climax point of ‘Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover’ when I switched to the veritable Ms. Hawkins. DSC_1396I’m going to name them Kevin! Continue reading “Cellucor COR-Fetti Cake Batter Whey Protein”

Cherry Kool-Aid Drink Tres Leches Cake

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Meyer Lemon Poppyseed and Gin Cheesecake


Yes, like plenty of now-single heterosexuals last night, I, too, completely neglected to make plans, reservations, or recognition of love and affection on Valentine’s Day. An eleventh-hour search on OpenTable yielded a 1:30 reservation at the hottest pub in town and a mere three-hour wait at the local P.F. Chang’s. Thankfully, we remained vigilant and elbowed just enough star-crossed swingers at Whole Foods to snag a decent steak and a lobster tail for free. Along with a ridiculous cheesecake I made, wooed by the nonstick lubrication of my new Lékué springform pan, sent to me by the company. Continue reading “Meyer Lemon Poppyseed and Gin Cheesecake”