“I know this much is true”….

So Farrah Faucet died and that was a bummer, but really, that didn’t upset my world. Michael Jackson died, and though he was a highly influential musician, I didn’t care that he passed. I mean I don’t even own one album or have one song downloaded on my Ipod.

But then the news that John Hughes died….that one finally got me. The man pretty much made every movie that I loved and related to as a teenager. Plus he gave me one liners that to this day I still love and use.

So I feel that the next few posts will be dedicated to the movies that John Hughes brought to me and touched me in some way.

We will start with Sixteen Candles.

Oh the movie that gave every teenage girl hope. Hope that the hottest guy in school would leave his well endowed, hot girlfriend for geeky, no body you. Did I mention he is not only hot, but rich and drives a Porsche? Oh yes, this was the modern day Cinderella story that every female teeny bop was waiting to happen. Unless of course, you were the well endowed, hot chic at school…then it was already happening to you (bitch).

That being said, I would never give my undies to a geek. Or anyone for that matter. Now perhaps back then, when my undies were bought by my mother and were ugly (probably the 20 pack from Costco) I might not have cared as much. But gosh darn it, now a days, good looking undies just cost too much to be giving away. Or ripped off for that matter. Granted this did not happen in Sixteen Candles, but it happens in a lot of movies. Sure it isn’t sexy to have to stop to take off your undies, but really, it probably hurts to have them ripped off. And hurts even more if they are La Perla and you paid $45 for them. Now, that hurts. So girls, keep your undies. Or if you do give them to a geek, work out a payment plan with them, and charge interest.

Boobs. Now I am a reasonable person. But for whatever reason, I thought for sure I would wake up on my 13th birthday with boobs. When that didn’t happen, I knew for sure it would be my 16th. For sure. There is a part in the movie where the main character Sam is standing in front of the mirror  checking out her lack of bod. Oh how I related to this. When I woke up on my 16th birthday rationally knowing boobs did not grow over night, I still had to look. And look I did, all day. Thank goodness my birthday is in the Summer, I would have hate to have been caught starring at my own chest in school. That would have been cool. Not.

Alas I am still waiting on my boobs. Oh sure, from time to time if I gain enough weight I can get some bigger boobs, but then I just get bigger me and so they don’t really look all that hot. So in honour of the boobs I never got and only get when I gain pounds…I made pound cake. ;)
This Brown Sugar Almond Pound Cake is nice and simple…and loaded with calories…3 sticks of butter and 3 cups of sugar. Surely you can pack on some boobs (and stomach, thigh and butt) with this yummy treat….after all “the Donger needs food”.

This cake is moist and all things right in a cake. I ate SOOO many pieces of this stuff. You don’t need the apples and caramel but it just puts it over the top. And in case you were wondering…all of my Fall baking has tricked the weather. We went from 100 plus temps last week to low 60’s this week! :) One happy Peabody!



While cooling, make the apples.

Sauted Spiced Apples

½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground nutmeg
3 large apples, I used Pink Ladies, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 TBSP unsalted butter

Place the sugar and spices into a medium sized bowl and mix till completely combined.

Dredge the apples in the sugar mixture, turning to make sure they are coated well.

Heat butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Place apples in saute pan and cook until apples become soft.

To prepare:
Slice piece of pound cake. Top with spiced apples. Spoon homemade or store bought caramel sauce.

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  1. Too freakin funny! (not the John Hughes dying part…that was sad, he wasn’t very old) but the part about the panties made me seriously laugh out loud…mostly because i’ve thought the same thing! (except I’ve never ever spent $45)
    The caramel apples oh my! Looks so delicious :)

  2. You never cease to bring a smile to my face :-D

  3. love all those movies too. love them. breakfast club will forever be in my top 5. love it.

    cake looks ah-mazing. my hubs will adore it. hes all about pound cake.

    and thanks for the bread link! :)

  4. Very funny ;-P!

    That cake must be scrumptious!



  5. No more yanky my wanky! I must have this cake!

    So glad you are honoring what might be my favorite movies of all time. I’m looking forward to seeing what else you make! Will it be pink for “Pretty in Pink.” Waffles for “The Breakfast Club?” Po boy sandwiches for “Some Kind of Wonderful?” Sigh. I can’t wait.

  6. I <3 Pink Lady apples! And growing up as a child of the 80’s. :)

    Fairy Tale Theater, The Goonies, The Neverending Story, and The Breakfast Club.

  7. Another winner, Peabody! For now, this cake is going on my Delicious bookmark list, but I’m sure as soon as I make it, it’ll go on my heinie (hiney?)!

    PS. I’m SO jealous about your temps in the 60s…we’re still in the upper 90s-100ish range here in Texas/Africa!

  8. Loved this post…and those movies. Gorgeous looking pound cake!

  9. Loved the movie, loved the post and love, love, love that cake! I could polish off a few slices in one sitting and I already have boobs! (Although, I didn’t get them until after I got pregnant.;) )

  10. Even though his movies were supposed to be for younger folk, I loved the Breakfast Club and Ferris Buhler’s Day Off…Ferris did a fantastic job of breaking the 4th wall by speaking directly to the view ‘behind’ the camera. Still have not sprung for such expensive panties, but I’m with you, no ripping and why give them away?
    The cake and apples and caramel shouts FALL! WhooHa! Can’t wait. Glad cool has finally shown up in your neck of the woods.

  11. $45 … that’s for a hundred pair right? Does that tell you I get mine from Sam’s?
    You a happy Peabody at 60°. You do know Dallas was cooler than Seattle when I was there? Do you know Dallas is now HOT again now that I’m home.
    We will get together again next time I’m there and it won’t be in the 100’s!

  12. Hmm, maybe I should try some of this fall baking myself and try to trick the weather over here… We could sure use a break from the heat and humidity!

  13. Oh wow that looks heeeavenly!

  14. Looks great and nice site!!!

    Andy – http://onceuponathyme.wordpress.com/

  15. Thank you for tricking the weather! I so needed a break from the heat. :)
    I went back and made your molasses cookies – oh, heaven! (especially since Starbucks stopped carrying their molasses cookies).

  16. There was some discussion of the lunch scene in “The Breakfast Club” on Serious Eats–it’s funny how 80s all of those films look today. And how innocent–they were clearly made during an era before Victoria’s Secret became popular, and underwear and bras were less expensive.

  17. This cake has me dreaming about fall! Can’t wait until we are in the 60’s!

  18. Your pound cake looks incredible on its own, and with the apples and caramel it must be amazing!

  19. ha ha You really made me laugh. I liked all John Hughes films. Awesome! Really sorry he died. This cake looks delicious! If I eat a whole loaf perhaps I ll have some big boobs :)

  20. Wow–this looks so delicious! I wish it was cool here in New York. Maybe I could try this with some peaches instead.

  21. Whoa, what a segue– I got whiplash, lol ;) Too funny. Er, I can’t relate though, though there are probably a few boys out there periodically checking their endowments…
    That is some crazy bizarre weather. I’m glad the cake made it in time for “fall.” Over the top apples=heavenly!

  22. Most delicious looking slice of cake! I need to try this one, and beautiful picture!

  23. I’ll take a slice with the apples and caramel please!

    I enjoyed reading your insights into Sixteen Candles. :-P I would’ve touched on Mr “What’s Happenin Hot Stuff”, but that’s just me.

  24. …mmm…caramelized apples and caramel sauce…mmm…

  25. The cake looks fantastic! I guess it wouldn’t be a good idea for me to make it right now since I’m trying to lose pounds off all those areas you mentioned. I always know it’s time to lose some weight when I start busting out of my bras.

  26. O.M.G. That is seriously the most delicious looking dessert!

  27. What a great idea to tribute your food to John Hughes…he truly was awesome. My favorite Hughes movie is hands down Sixteen Candles. I can watch it over and over again and never get tired of it. My favorite part is when Sam walks out of the church carrying her sisters veil and the cars movies and Jake is standing across the street in front of his car. I love how she can’t believe he is there for her and she mouths “me” and he says “yeah you”…man I love that part.

  28. Hahaha! Sigh…your posts are always too funny! The cake look fantastic (especially with the apples) whether it has special boob-enhancing qualities or not ;)

  29. There will never be a better genre of movies! Yum to the caramelly cake!

  30. I have to bring in a birthday cake to work on Tuesday… I think I’ll surprise everyone with this and some carmel topping!!! By the way… Pretty in Pink, my all time favorite!!! Love, love, love Duckie!

  31. Ugh, we just hit 90-100 degress in Chi-town and I’m dying!!! Maybe some fall baking would do me some good… I’ve been looking for a yummy pound cake recipe. This might just do the trick for me!

  32. Being a guy I never had to worry about the boobs thing but I did spend my teens staring at my chest waiting for chest hair to grow so I sort of can identify. At any rate, I loved the 80s John Hughes movies and I love pound cake and I loved your pound cake so thanks


  33. I’ve been dreaming of poundcake lately. YUM!

  34. The pound cake looks yummy! And I have to admit that every once in a while if I’m hanging out with my sister I’ll turn to her and say Auto mobeel? just because it always cracks us up. And I think if I were to give away my panties I would definitely give them to a geek because they would treat them with reverence they deserve. Especially if I had $45 to spend on La Perla! :)

  35. This looks BEYOND delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Just as soon as OUR temps drop out of the 90s. ;) Which won’t probably be until it really is Fall… can’t happen soon enough for me!

  36. Great post and the cake looks so yummy, but I am not quite ready for fall. I feel like we just got summer up here in Boston.

  37. Hahah you’re hilarious. You can totally see the moistness in this cake! looks so great!

  38. You made me laugh girl! Thanks i needed that today!

  39. Oh yeah, John Hughes’ death really got to me, too — end of an era! I worshipped those movies as a teenager, watched them over and over again. Still do sometimes, when they run them on cable… :)
    Love that pound cake! My hubs would love it too, he’s a big pound cake fan. Have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  40. the way you write is a breath of fresh air!! i was totally feeling a little down and then i popped by to see this gorgeous loaf of a cake. yum yum. it’s beautiful.
    i’m with you there on the boobs. i’m still waiting. they’re such a sad case of boobs! x

  41. Giggle, snort. Oh man too funny!

  42. Heehee Great post. I love all those movies too! And that cake OMG now I’m drooling and giggling!(not pretty!)

  43. I also have many memorie tied to John Hughes movies… Sixteen Candles being one of my all-time favorites! That movie really did speak directly to all the teenage girls who hoped to win over the “Jake Ryan” of their school.

  44. I am a pound cake lover and this looks so yum! I think I’ll have to give this a try!

  45. Your pound cake looks amazing and I LOVE the almond meal in it. It’s one of my favorite ingredients to bake with :)

  46. Seriously, they just don’t make movies like that anymore. I agree with CookiePie, it is like the end of an era; so sad.

    Though, I think John Hughes would have been proud to be the inspiration for that Pound Cake!

  47. Ohhh that looks so good – cream cheese in the cake and apple and caramel topping – divine!

  48. I hate to burst your bubble, but waking up at 13 with boobs isn’t as glamorous as it sounds. It throws your baseball throwing arm WAY off — and the boys don’t want you on their team when you throw like a girl…

    Now pass me a piece of poundcake. :)

  49. Question. The last time I needed to bake something with almond meal and I found it in the grocery store, it was like $12 for this small bag. Do you make it yourself, or find it somewhere that might be less expensive? I’ve shied away from almond meal recipes since then, but this looks SO amazingly delicious…

  50. I, too, am still waiting on the boobs. *sigh*

    The picture with the apples? Oh, my. And to learn that they’re Pink Ladies! Those are next to impossible to find out here. Definitely bookmarking this one.

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