My name is Ashley McLaughlin and this is my blog, Edible Perspective. To learn more about my journey head on over to my about + FAQ pages. I'm thrilled that you stopped by. Enjoy!


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people. places. food.


baked sweet tater + roasted portobello + broiled swiss cheese + over-easy egg

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chagrin falls.

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fabulous friend.

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jenis splendid ice creams.

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splendid is right.

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after at least 8 samples…

buttermint.  you know, like the after dinner butter mints that melt in your mouth.  the ice cream melted in that same creamy way.  obviously ice cream melts, but this was different!


brown butter almond brittle.

of course I couldn’t pick only one.

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whipped cream blueberry frosting.

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grilled cheese[s].


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lovely parents.

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fabulous family.

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silly bro.

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time to pack!


Reader Comments (18)

That picture of your brother and the cupcake made me laugh out loud at my computer. Glad to see you all together and doing well. :)

Ashley--> I had 2 more photos in the series with my brother "eating" the cupcake from behind...I should have posted them all! :) It was so nice to be with the family for the past week and a half.
April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn
Glad to see you're holding up! I hope Jeni's helped, I finally had my first taste over the weekend. It lives up to the hype!

Ashley--> Thanks Jess. :)
April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
looks like fun!

quick question: is there a place where i can sign up and get emails when you have a new post?

Ashley--> Yes! You can click on my RSS feed button under the "follow" section on the right side bar or you can just use this direct link - From there, just click "Get Edible Perspective delivered by email." Let me know if you have any problems!
I've been out of the blog loop for a week or so... the new blog is BEAUTIFUL!! Hope you had a great time with your family :)
April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
Is that picture at Chargin falls? We go there all the time when we visit my husband's family in Cleveland! Any chance you'll be visiting your family the first weekend in May?? That's the next time I'll be there. :)
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
Love these picture posts. Your family is so lovely. :)
That cupcake looks like it should be in my belly.
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
Oh my gosh! Jeni's ice cream! I've been dying to try this for so long. I live in Dallas, and the only place I've seen it is at a specialty grocery store (and it's $9 a pint!). I'm going to buy one this weekend!
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Your family rocks! :)
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee
that frostingggg! can't wait for that recipe (hopefully!)
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @KatieDid
JENI'S!! I love it! I live right by the one in the Short North here in Columbus...brown butter almond brittle is so good...My favorites are the wildberry lavender & the goat cheese with cherries!
that was so much fun! i am still dreaming about the ice cream. i need to go buy some. the cupcakes came out amazing too!!
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjessica @ how sweet
safe travels + see you soon!!
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey
Brown almond butter brittle?! swoooon
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAylin @ Glow Kitchen
brown butter almond brittle is my all-time favorite!
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah f.
Friends, family, ice cream, cupcakes with blueberry frosting? Sounds like a fabulous day if you ask me!
April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika
AhhH! You hung out with Jess!! I'm sooooooo jealous!! Have a safe trip back home, friend.
April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I love Jeni's!!
April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Hi Ashley! Not going to lie, I was pretty bummed you came to Chagrin and didn't let me know! :) I live not even a mile from the falls. How funny if I would have run into you two! Hope you had a great trip home! We will have to get together next time you come in town! I know things are always so hectic when visiting the fam!

Ashley--> I'm so sorry to have not gotten a hold of you! It was such a whirlwind of a trip with my grandpa's passing. Jessica's visit was very last minute, and we literally decided to run out to Jeni's on a whim right before she headed back to PA. We'll definitely get together in June!
April 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Healthy Hostess

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