In the Kitchen with Goose

Yes, this is exactly what it appears like. This is a post about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I will assure you that cooking experiences with me will not become a regular thing on this blog. No need for concern. I will not be writing about how to make easy mac or microwave a veggie burger. Although, it isn’t always as easy as it looks.

I attempted to make my sad looking sandwich fancier by adding some flowers. It’s definitely gourmet now.

Despite what you may think, I can actually cook. It’s just a matter of figuring out what to make. I usually just steal recipes from my older sister after she tests them out and I know they are good. However, the recipe for peanut butter and jelly is all mine.

// photos and design by Alyse Moyer //

A Spot of Tea

We celebrated Mother’s Day early by going to tea last weekend. Doesn’t it look so fancy? We were very fancy too, of course. For most of the time, my niece (shown here) was shouting “cock a doodle doo” and flapping her arms like a chicken, which seems like the normal thing to do while enjoying tea. The people around us were so impressed by our level of sophistication.

My other niece, was obviously enjoying herself too. I know that whenever I am having the time of my life, I cover my face with whatever is within arm’s reach, in an attempt to contain my excitement. I did it at a house warming party just last weekend. It’s a sure sign of a good time.

That chocolate covered strawberry didn’t know what hit it. She mauled that thing.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers! Have a great day!

// photos and design by Alyse Moyer //

Weekend Fun

How was your weekend? Mine consisted of Schweddy Balls. Umm…what? Yes, Schweddy Balls. It is a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor. What did you think I was talking about? It’s based off of the Saturday Night Live skit “Schweddy Balls.” Have you seen it? It’s a classic.

My friend told me about this flavor and I had to try it, if only because of the name. It makes for some fun conversation:

“Do you want to try my Schweddy Balls?”

“My Schweddy Balls are delicious”

I could go on, but I won’t. You are welcome.

We got two flavors, Clusterfluff and Schweddy Balls.

I was a little nervous about the rum flavor, but it was really good. I would highly recommend it. If you try it, let me know how you like Schweddy Balls. Ok, I’m done making jokes about the name.

// photos by Alyse Moyer //

You’ll Never Guess…

…what my roommate made. Ok, you probably will. It isn’t that hard to figure out. Actually it is quite common to make in the summer. And it is DELICIOUS. Especially when it is in my favorite flavor.

Drum roll please.

Yummy! Here’s the recipe. Evidently, it is easy to make (and you don’t need an ice cream maker), but I can’t confirm that, since I never made it.

// photo & design by Alyse Moyer //

There’s No Stopping Me

I’ve been eating these ALL week. My mom gave me a big container of them over the weekend, and they are almost gone already. They are so good, I can’t stop eating them.

Any day now, I expect to start looking like Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You know, the girl who turns into a giant blueberry. Blue really isn’t my color, so that wouldn’t work out so well.

Recent Purchase

Look what I found at Target last week! Aren’t they fun and summery and pretty and colorful and…ok, I’ll stop.

There is a whole collection of summer dinnerware that goes with these. But, in an effort to curb my spending, I only bought the bowls.

If you are interested in purchasing some for yourself, here is a link to the collection.

// images by Alyse Moyer using iPhone //


One of my close friends got married last weekend!

I think they might like each other.

And now for the desserts!!!

Lots and lots of cupcakes.

And a carrot cake that the groom made.

Then, we got to dress up silly and have our picture taken. I got one of my friends before the photographers got there.

// images by Alyse Moyer using iPhone //