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Carrot Cake Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze


You know the saying, “Live today like it’s your last…”?!?

Well, I think that’s ridiculous. Because we all know that if we actually followed that idiom we wouldn’t be sitting at our desks, sipping tea, answering emails and being responsible human beings. We’d be in Hawaii on some beach in a bathing suit, rolling around in the sand while making out with someone awesome. We’d be drinking refreshing alcoholic beverages out of coconuts, telling sweet jokes and laughing with our friends. We wouldn’t be in stale air conditioning…working.

Another dumb idiom: “Easy as pie.” Pie isn’t easy!

Regardless, yesterday I guess you could say I followed the “live today like blah blah” because I sat in bed and ate this carrot cake bread while reading a magazine. And while it certainly wasn’t Hawaii, it was still pretty nice…

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Fancy Hawaiian Pizza

Dinner, Pizza

Three words: Domino’s Pizza Tracker.

Do you know about this? If not, let me break it down: you order a pizza (via the internets) and then watch it go from “prep” to “bake” to “out the door for delivery.” First time I saw it in action my mind was blown.

I really had no idea how this could even be real. I embraced it…thinking, you know, we’re totally in the future. This is the future. But I still couldn’t figure out how this was logistically possible. Is there low-jack technology involved? Does my pizza now have a micro-chip in it? Am I going to EAT this micro-chip? What will it taste like…? Well guess what…none. Of. It. Matters.

A friend of mine–who was equally obsessed as myself–did some serious research and found out that the entire thing is fake. Well, it’s not fake…it’s just based off of statistics in your area. Bummer-town, USA, eh? Yeah, me too.

What does this have to do with this Fancy Hawaiian Pizza? Nothing really…except I usually order a Hawaiian Pizza from Domino’s. Tomato sauce, canned pineapple, Canadian ham and cheese. Holy yum.

I thought it’d be a fun time to make a fancy version. Umm…hi!!! This was delicious!

Fresh pineapple & mozzarella, caramelized onions, prosciutto, arugula…and I broke out a new-to me, fancy pizza dough recipe by Peter Reinhart.

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