Archive for May, 2011
I went to St. Simons and Savannah with some of my friends. It was EXACTLY what I needed. Beach time. Fun time. Book time. Sun(burn) time. Lots of times.yes. Quotes say things that other people can't. I found this lovely, yummy quote > "One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. " -Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright ________________________________ This is not a fat joke. Fat jokes are like "I see you found the crackers", "Oh, You are soft", "I thought you might want to watch the Reeses commercial" , " You can have the bigger plate". Much different, see what I mean? Jellybean? My grandmother always used to say that. Oh, Memories. I was tickled at this shop. My heart is full.
I used my KitchenAid for Baking these cupcakes. I was stoked. This is my stoked face. The little red thing is the mixer. And this is my new "do". Yes, there's a ponytail back there: OKAY. enough (Basta!) with the Mac pics. Geez. Get a life. _________ These cupcakes are from none other than Joy the Baker , Gracias! They were so. dang. delish. and all for a friend's birthday, but I will take ANY excuse to bake. Believe me. Or just ask anyone. Except Lucy, my dog, she just wants your treats. Ingredients: 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt ___________________________ In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, vanilla extract and vanilla bean seeds. Set aside. It makes a pretty brown color--like chocolate milk. ish. Don't drink it. Or do. Let me know how it goes.. THEN cream the butter and sugar-- and add the eggs one at a time! ...Wait! Keep reading. Post a comment (0)
My My My. Life has been a high five and then a smack in the face all at the same time--with the same hand, who knew. Not me. I just eat cake. Hm. I got a new "do" yesterday, and learned the meaning of patience from every area of my life. Even my pup pup. Have you heard that phrase: I embraced this phrase. With a hug. or some love. or powdered sugar. All the same, right? In my book, yes. I will always take a bag of powdered sugar as a present--too bad you missed my birthday. My half birthday is in October, that will do! ______________________ I decided I really wanted to make fondant because it is SO cool and it costs $10.oo at the store. To put it simply, it was a true adventure. I am thankful for the patience of my sister who threw the powder sugar when needed even when her final awaited her AND for my pup Lucy for licking the food coloring off the floor. I sound like I'm accepting an award. Not really-- but it was a big...Wait! Keep reading. Post a comment (0)
So obviously I love to bake..and obviously baking deals with butter and sugar and love--but love doesn't make you gain weight. I think. I found this wonderful recipe at JoytheBaker and they are so awesome. I know I say that about a lot of things, but really. Daaaaaaang. Okay.Focus.Cookies. I took tons of pictures. Here's the Recipe and Directions: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg ______________________________________________ Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fit with a paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugars. Beat until well incorporated. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl. Add the egg. Beat on medium speed until mixture is glossy and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stop mixer and...Wait! Keep reading. Post a comment (0)
So about those cake balls...Maybe I shouldn't leave the cake in the fridge without a note or they might be gone. Maybe someone ate them thinking I was finished with them? Without dipping them in chocolate? Yeah, Maybe not. BUT I did have the awesome opportunity to make cookie cheesecake bars. Yes. All that goodness in one little frozen square, who knew. ATTENTION: This is hardly homemade, but the folks at work didn't seem to mind :) ___________________________________________ First off...put your apron on and if you don't have one let me know because I would find no greater joy than buying you one. even with your favorite color. So, Arriba! Get 2 rolls of cookie dough OR a big one like I did- whatever suits your fancy. USE: 2 boxes of cream cheese 1 cup of sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla Beat it together. ________________________________________ Next, lay out cookie dough (half of a HUGE roll or one complete roll) Then Add the Cheesecake on top, and put another layer on top AND __________________________________________ Walah. Cook for 30 minutes at 350 Degrees. Freeze it and cut it into tiny tiny tiny pieces so you won't eat it all. Trust me. And...Wait! Keep reading. Post a comment (0)