When I started Satisfy My Sweet Tooth three years ago (WHAT?!), I was so inspired and my brain was overflowing with ideas for recipes that I wanted to share with you.  Way back then, I promised myself that I would never write a post “just to post something”.  I want each entry to be about a recipe or cookbook or restaurant that I am jumping up and down with excitement to tell you about.

Despite it being summer which other than the holidays, is usually the time of year that my mind is the busiest thinking of fun recipes to share, the last couple of weeks, I hit a rut in my creative road.  No matter what fantastically fresh summer ingredient recipe


or mouth-wateringly delicious dessert I saw on TV or in a magazine, or on Pinterest, nothing seemed to motivate me to want to go through the effort it takes to photograph and write about anything I had made.

Other than the fact that there are so few hours of daylight in the winter to take photos in Minnesota, the freezing cold weather really does lend itself well to a hobby like blogging.  There is not much else to do, no hope or desire to do anythign else outside and so baking all day on a Saturday, followed by photograping recipes on a Sunday while the light is prime is an ideal way to spend a weekend.  But when the warm weather that we have been so deprived of for most of the year finally arives in the spring, there are so many other things I want to fit into each evening after work.  Going for quality time walks with my husband every night after dinner, planning and packing for the upcoming weekend trip to the lake cabin, spending way too much time analyzing every flight, hotel and excursion option for a big trip we are looking forward to in the fall


all after a full day of my full-time job, leaves me with not enough hours in the day to contribute to this creative outlet that I love so much.

I can’t even tell you how great it felt just to get that all out of my head and onto a page!  After a couple of weeks of feeling guilty for neglecting my online world, I was getting ready to go to a barbecue at some friends’ house last Saturday and I was asked to bring a dessert.  My husband said he knew exactly what he wanted me to make and BOOM!  The spark was back! S’mores Ice Cream Cake was just the inspiration catalyst that I had been longing for for the past few weeks!

If you are still with me, I just want to say thank you for your patience as I worked through my mini burned out rut and to reward you for you loyalty that I so greatly appreciate, tomorrow I will share the most perfect summer dessert:  S’mores Ice Cream Cake!  Start drooling about a graham cracker chocolate chip crust, “homemade” toasted marshmallow ice cream and handmade chocolate-dipped graham crackers to top it all off.  Until tomorrow….

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2 Comments ( Reply )

  1. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    I have already been drooling over that cake, can’t wait for the recipe! I think we all go through ruts like that, and sometimes, (ok, a lot of the times!) it’s better to live life than worry about blogging it. It always seems that once you stop stressing, the inspiration comes back, at least that is what often happens with me!

    And, I can hardly believe that it has been three years already, I remember the beginning so vividly!


    • Mercedes
      Jun 02, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

      Thanks Emily! I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who falls into creative ruts! I know, three years has flown by!!


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