Fruit Smoothie

4 Mar

I’m leaving town for the weekend, so it was time to clean out the fridge.

Found: pineapple slices, frozen raspberries, strawberry yogurt

So, I made a smoothie! I simply placed several pieces of all the fruit and yogurt into my little blender. Top off with some milk and you’re golden!

I was unsure about the pineapple/raspberry combo at first, but it tasted great! Plus, it was extra healthy because I used organic, non-fat yogurt and soymilk. Next time, I might add some bananas too.

This will counter my recent brownies right?


TED Talks

4 Mar

Have you caught on to TED Talks yet? I love them so much. The talks cover a wide variety of topics and are always intellectually stimulating. Subscribe to the podcast and just watch them on the bus or just when you’re relaxing around the house.

Here’s a particularly interesting one I stumbled on today.

Go get your sleep ladies!

S’more Brownies

4 Mar

I apologize for this being my first post. It was that good.



I saw this on How Sweet Eats and couldn’t resist.

I found a miscellaneous package of brownie mix in my cabinet, and had all the other ingredients from a recent s’more making adventure. What’s a girl to do?

Please excuse the burnt bits in the background. I almost burned down my apartment with this. Maybe a sign? Whatever.

To get the marshmallows brown and delicious looking, you have to stick the pan under the broiler in the oven for about 2 minutes. Problem was, I didn’t think to move the rack further away from the broiler. As I was watching through the door, smoke started coming up. By the time I got the oven open – FIRE! Luckily I kept my cool and practiced my birthday-candle-blowing skills. Then I proceeded to pull burnt marshmallow bits off the brownies and moved the pan and re-broiled. No fire this time!

So please be careful and move the oven rack away from the broiler, or just place in the heated oven for a few minutes until brown.

S’mores Brownies

Adapted from How Sweet Eats

1 package brownie mix (or make your own go-to brownies)

6 Tbs butter, melted

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 package of jumbo marshmallows

Grease the sides of a 9 x 9 in. pan.

Combine the butter with the graham cracker crumbs until thoroughly mixed. Press into the bottom of the pan. Make sure it’s packed tight or else the crust will fall apart later.

Pre-bake the crust for 5 mins or until slightly golden.

Mix up the brownies according to the directions and pour over crust.

Bake according to directions. I baked mine for 42 mins and it came out perfectly.

When the brownie is done baking, put the marshmallows on top and return to the oven or place under broiler until puffed up and golden.

Let cool and dig in!

Now eat a slice then promptly pack it up and bring it over to your boyfriend’s house so boys can devour it. At least that’s what I had to do. It’s all about no self control. 🙂 

What’s a Jenbug?

7 Feb

Thanks for visiting my brand new blog!

So Jenbug is a cute little nickname my boyfriend gave me from when we first started dating. Funny thing is, I didn’t even realize he was calling me this until about 4 years in…oops!

I figured I’d venture into the blog world and have a place to organize and share my favorite recipes, restaurants, and sciency goodness.

I hope you’ll enjoy!