Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

 

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but here it goes…. For the longest time I was one of *those* that scoffed at parents renting bounce houses for birthday parties.  Hey, I made it through childhood without my backyard being taken over by an obnoxious inflatable monstrosity.  Thankfully I’ve become a little less spinsterish and realized if the crumbsnatchers are playing for endless houses of uninterrupted glee, their parents can have a cocktail with me.  Not a bad trade-off eh?

Do the little cherubs below look familiar?  They were the adorable ballerinas last year.  They’re 3 y.o now and officially BFFs.  They graciously took a break from the bounce house to let me snap some pics.

Let’s chat about this pie for a moment.  I saw it on one of my absolute favorite blogs, and had to give it a pirouette.  I’m not sure what part I like more; the graham crust made with nutella, the caffeinated ganache or the brown sugar whipped cream?  I think the best part is that it’s no-bake, creamy-cool-scrumptious, and will no doubt perk some bounce to your step. Now go Take a Mega Bite!

Recipe here…

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    Amy 

    Kids look great, but the pie looks amazing!!!!!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Amy! :)

  3. I LOVE that quote!!! So true. :)

    This cake looks incredible. I nearly died when I saw that Nutella-graham cracker crust. Bookmarking for the next cheat day, fo’ shizzle.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Laura- Glad I brought a chuckle or two. Nutella make everything better. :)

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    Rachel 

    OMG, I could die from the cuteness of those little girls! And that pie…! All I need is some Nutella and that baby is MINE ALL MINE!!!! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Rach- I hope you give the pie a whirl!
    PS.. They are mega-cuties

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    Catherine 

    That pie looks awesome!!! The kids are pretty cute too:)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Catherine,
    Thanks for stopping by. Good thing they didn’t have any pie, as the bouncie house may have exploded!

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    Cakewhiz 

    My goodness… Those girls are soooooo cute!
    And as for the bouncy house…. My son is not even 1 yet but i am definitely getting it for his first birthday just so i can jump around in it and feel like a kid again …hahah

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Cakewhiz- I’m right there with ya! I sooo wanted all the little ones to get out, and let the adults jump around.. (Unfortunately, it never happened).

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    Gary 

    Whipped cream, ganache and caffeine! Triple treat and so good on a hot summer day. And I don’t care what anyone else says, nutella is nutritious (it has hazelnuts in it!).

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Amen Gary!! :)

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    June 

    Wow. What a great dessert! And the girls are adorable!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks June!

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    Heather 

    I was just day dreaming yesterday about what to make my very good friend for her birthday celebration I’m having for her tomorrow night…and poof! Espresso Ganache Pie! Thank you!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Heather – Hope she LOVED it!!

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    Sonya 

    Oh my oh my, JJ. This is going to have to be a menu item soon! Fab as usual! Sooo looking forward to having some shenanigans together soon!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sonya- Hope you loved the pie. And I can not wait to party it up east coast style with ya. :)

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    Sibyl 

    Yum! And so cute those little ballerinas!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sibyl- thanks so much.. Appreciate you stopping by. :)

  21. The kids are so cute, angels by the looks of it ;-) Well maybe not after a piece of that delectable Espresso Ganache Pie!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Evelyne- sooo true, sooooo true!!!!!

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    Joyce 

    The pie is amazing…so yummy! Thanks for the sample!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Joyce- anytime! It’s always a pleasure to chat with you. :)

  25. What says summer more than cute kids, playful pups and pie?! Nothing. Nothing at all.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Duo Dishes – I couldn’t agree more. Hope you are having a wonderful summer. Head on down to San Diego sometime. :)

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    Debra 

    You make a very valid point—bounce house, entertained children, cocktail hour for adults! :) I don’t know where to start with this concoction—the nutella, the brown sugar whipped cream, espresso!!!!!!

    Hmmm. Wonder how this would be for breakfast as a kick-start to my day?

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Debra- You crack me up. It’s the breakfast of champions. :)

  29. You took some really amazing photos of these sweet kids!!
    mmm…that espresso ganache pie with nutella crust….you are a genius!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Angie- thanks darling. Isn’t it great, how kids never take a bad picture. Have a wonderful rest of your summer. :)

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    Linda 

    My two favorites… chocolate and coffee.. sounds yummy!!! The little ones are adorable too :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    THanks Linda! I agree.. Chocolate & Coffee are meant to be in a relationship.. :)

  33. Can I please have some pie and a sharpie! Love it!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Nicole- If you’re ever in San Diego, you GOT IT!!

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    yumgoggle 

    Did you just say no-bake? Count me in…My favorite favors in one easy to prepare package. Definitely worth my time! ;) A must try!
    You have adorable pictures! we have been keeping an eye out for unique and interesting bloggers with phenomenal photography skills, and yours have caught our attention! We have just recently launched a food photo gallery http://www.yumgoggle.com/gallery/ that allows you to showcase all your great work and share it with all of our visitors. We’d be proud to have your work as part of our growing collection to continue to have a larger reach and further inspire all fellow food lovers out there!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Thanks! I will mos def check out your site. Sounds wonderful. :)

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    Alexi 

    I love the photos and I couldn’t agree more, distract the kids with bounce houses, trampolines, ponies or whatever it takes so that the adults can enjoy a cocktail and good company!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Lex- You got it right! Thanks so much for always stopping by. :)

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    Jenn 

    Those little girls are absolutely darling!! Great job adding in their photos I love it. The pie, delicious so lucky to enjoy a piece at work!! Thanks Jenn

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Jenn- Thank you sooo much. And I soo appreciate your support on my food love’n journey. :)

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    lori 

    The pie and the little girls are so nice!! Such a cute idea! You know if bounce houses if had been all the rage back in our day Leroy would have gotten us one!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Lori- You are sooo right. Not only would he have gotten you one, he would have gotten in their and shown us how it’s done. He was the original cool cat dad.

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    Suzanne 

    Jenny, this pie is awesome. Good thing Nutella comes in big jars. I will serve this up the next time the teenagers get together for games and horror movies, the caffeine should keep them going through the night.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Suzanne – You know you’ll officially be the coolest mom in town??

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    Susan 

    That pie looks heavenly! Perfect summertime treat!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks so much Susan and thanks for stopping by!

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