Pinterest Fail Success! Sloppy Cupcakes…

Pinterest Fail Cupcakes

Hello, dear readers! Firstly, I’d like to apologize for having been M.I.A. for so long… has it been two months? Holy smokes! Well, I suppose anything goes, given the title of my blog! Ha! The truth is, I started a new full-time job a couple of months ago, so I’ve unfortunately been neglecting certain aspects of my life, including blogging! 

As an occupational therapist, I’m a strong advocate of work-life balance… gosh, do I ever need to start practicing what I preach!!! Talk about a shoeless cobbler! Well, they say it can take up to 3 months to adjust to a big lifestyle change. So I’ll be stepping up my game over the next month, I suppose! Anyway, I’ve got a few ideas for new blog posts in the works, so don’t give up on me yet!  Today I’m here to share the exciting news of my very first Pinterest Fail success! Continue reading

Italian Almond Pear Cake for Mother’s Day!

Italian Almond Pear Cake - Productively Procrastinating Blog

Hi friends! I think I’ve found my new favourite “fancy” dessert recipe! While searching Pinterest for some Mother’s Day dessert inspiration, I found this recipe for Italian Pear Almond Cake on the blog Seasons & Suppers… and it completely blew me (and my mom) away! With the delicate sweetness of pears and the distinctive flavour of almonds, this cake looks and tastes absolutely delightful! It’s hard to believe that such an easy recipe can yield such a beautiful finished product! Sometimes simple is best! Also, as far as desserts go, this cake is on the healthier side, which is a nice bonus! I followed the original recipe to a T, so I’ll just send you straight to the original link for more details! Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M’s

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - Productively Procrastinating

Hello friends! On this beautiful and sunny Sunday morning, I baked my favourite chewy chocolate chip cookies! I haven’t made these in a while, but they’ve been one of my go-to cookie recipes for years! Today, I used my favourite Hershey’s Chipits Milk Chocolate Chips and threw in some M&M’s Minis for a pop of colour! This recipe is super quick and easy to make! It’s also easy to find – it’s always printed on the back of the Chipits bag! Continue reading

The Perfect Waffles: Procrasti-baking Adventures

The Perfect Waffles - Productively Procrastinating

Waffles. They’re my new favourite food to make! And they seem to be all the rage on Pinterest and Instagram these days! I made waffles for the first time a little over a month ago (say WHAT?). They were buttermilk waffles with cherry syrup and they were fantastic! Since then, I’ve tried quite a few different waffle recipes in my old and clunky, yet ever-reliable waffle iron! After some experimenting and tweaking, I came up with my easiest, most versatile recipe yet, and I’d like to share it with you today! To me, they’re the perfect waffles! I mentioned these in my last post about my big Sunday brunch, and I don’t want to keep you waiting any longer! Continue reading

A Big Sunday Brunch

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! A hundred years ago, I’d have been considered a spinster by now… But times have changed! In the media, single people are so often portrayed as being sad and lonely on Valentine’s Day… but the single life is just fine for me at the moment! My Valentine’s Day was not very romantic, but it was pretty delicious! I had some family over for a big Sunday brunch! On the menu: egg muffins with broccoli and cheese, hash brown waffles, fruit salad and chocolate chip waffles with whipped cream and fresh fruit! Here’s how everything turned out! Continue reading

Strawberry “Meatloaf” Bread: Pinterest Fail

strawberry bread

As an avid Pinterest user, I’m also a big fan of PinterestFail.com, the website that showcases Pinterest-inspired projects gone awry! During moments of pure procrastination, I can always count on sites like Pinterest FailPinterest You Are Drunk or Pinstrosity for a good laugh! And now, surprisingly, I’m happy to say that I can totally relate! The other day, I had a Pinterest fail of my own! Here’s the story! Continue reading

Procrasti-baking with 3 Pounds of Carrots!

Grated Carrots in Pyrex Measuring Cup

Hi friends! Today I’d like to share another one of my procrasti-baking adventures with you! The ingredient of the day: carrots! Lots of carrots!

It all began with 3 pounds of unclaimed carrots in my fridge… I didn’t want any of them to go to waste, so I did a quick recipe search and came up with a plan! I could’ve just made a huge batch of my favourite carrot soup (recipe to come soon!) or my Thai-inspired carrot, cauliflower and coconut soup, but instead I decided to explore the potential of this versatile root vegetable in desserts! Here’s how everything turned out! Continue reading