Friday Faves – Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

I’m very excited about this week’s Friday Favs. Culinary Concoctions by Peabody is one of those blogs that literally makes me drool. Peabody takes baked goods to a whole new level. And the photos in her blog are amazing. I love that she puts it all out there and shares her life, and her delicious treats, with her readers. I’ve been eyeing that cinnamon roll cheesecake since the second it got posted. You guys all know how much I love cinnamon rolls…

Hello All! My name is Peabody (yep, that’s my first name, go with it). I was named after the cartoon dog on Rocky and Bullwinkle, which interestingly enough is being made into a movie with Robert Downy Jr. playing Mr. Peabody. Somehow I never pictured my life being played by a man, oh well. 🙂 I run the baking and dessert blog called Culinary Concoctions by Peabody (world’s longest name I know). My site is dedicated to taking desserts putting a slight twist on them (usually a fattening twist). Most of my readers refer to me as evil, which I take as a compliment. I have to, or I cry myself to sleep at night. 😛

I live north of Seattle, WA with my crazy cocker spaniel and little fuzzy bunny. My dog spends her days trying to figure out how to trip me and my bunny is plotting to take over the world (just as soon as he can figure out how to get out of the cage). When I’m not baking, the likelihood of finding me at the local hockey rink is high. I play on two teams, both men’s. I am even the captain of one of the teams. When I’m not playing hockey, I’m score keeping it in order to pay for the hockey I play. It’s all a vicious cycle.

I started my blog 5 ½ years ago when my now ex-husband (don’t worry, we still like each other as people) was driving me crazy with his eating, or lack thereof, habits. He didn’t eat soup, beans, veggies (except potatoes or corn), fruit (except apples) or dessert. He really just wanted me to make chocolate chip cookies and sloppy Joes pretty much every day. He literally ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day for lunch at work. So I needed a creative outlet. I saw a food blog, pointed to the screen, and said I want to do that. Lucky for me he was a computer programmer who was able to set that up for me.

The main goal of my blog is:
1. To inspire you to make what you see.
2. Make it simple enough so that the majority of you can make it.
3. Try not to get too wild with the weird ingredients so you can find the ingredients at the store.
4. To remind you that no life is worth living without a little indulgence once in a while…otherwise known as… a Sugar Free Pudding Cup is not dessert!

Some of my better known concoctions are:
The Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake: Literally half cinnamon roll, half cheesecake.

The Captain Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookie: Where you make Captain Crunch into flour and use it to make a wonderful flavored cookie.

The NY Style Crumb Cake Topped Cinnamon Roll: Cinnamon Rolls topped with the famed NY Style Crumb Cake Topping that usually goes on top of coffee cake.

The Tiramisu Cupcake: Vanilla Cupcakes filled with Espresso Chocolate Mousse and Topped with Mascarpone Frosting and Sprinkled with Ladyfingers.

So as you can see, calorie friendly I am not. But my site is for those times when you feel you are special enough (and you are) to indulge! So stop on by and buy some larger pants, you’re gonna need them. 😛

Be sure to check out all of my favorite bloggers as they are featured on Friday Favs!

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5 Responses to “Friday Faves – The Original Bean”

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    Daisy — January 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Jen hope you have a fun weekend at Sunday River!! Jene great to read about your life with an engineer in the kitchen. sounds like its always an adventure!

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    lisleman — January 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    found the post that’s missing some links to it.
    You don’t need to be an engineer to throw baking soda on a fire just someone who doesn’t panic. But the yogurt machine and hotplate now that’s interesting engineering. I’m guessing a chemical or materials type engineer. LED colors have different temperatures but I don’t think they freeze. Maybe I need to learn more about LEDs which will be showing up more and more in our life.

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    Megan — January 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Mixie – Sublime? I need a new KitchenAid so it’s good to know you’re happy with that one. And I think I need a gnocchi lesson from you.

    (Jen – hope you are having fun skiing!)

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    Katie — January 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Fun feature! I was able to overlook the fact that it’s from a Yankees fan…. 🙂

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    Tasha Lehman — January 30, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I feel like we are the same person. I have a little boy named Charlie who would be the kid peeing his pants over the fire truck sighting and I’m married to an engineer who would really love to get his hands on my kitchen aid to “make it better”. I so get you. 🙂

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