Monday, February 22, 2010

Busy Busy Days

This post will be short but majorly sweet since I am have mass amounts of work building up but all I will say is "peanut butter whoopie pies." Think cakesters on steroids. I probably made them larger than recommended but what can I say, if I want something like this, it's go big or go home. I will update in detail soon about all the shenanigans on Temple/home life and leave you with this image.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentines Day To The Ones I Love

Ok, so maybe valentine's day was yesterday but I was far too busy yesterday to post. Why was I so busy you ask? I was being creative this year and for once making my gift for my boyfriend as opposed to going out and buying something and I decided to go with homemade fortune cookies. Great idea right? Kind of. These were ridiculously hard to make and although some turned out great they were quite the process to get there. Each one had a different "reason why I love you" inside of them and I was happy with the final result. I felt bad when Nick had a stomach ache after eating them all though. This alongside of homemade pink heart pancakes, cheesy eggs, sausage made us both full to the point of exploding (not very romantic). Most of all I got to spend the day with him so it was all in all a fantastic day. More picture to come eventually :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Slighty Delicious

I really wish I would've been able to post this entry last night. I was literally in such a good mood. Not that I'm in a terrible one now it's just after a terrible night's sleep and one geology test later, the fuzzy feeling endorphins of a great mood just seem a tad harder to muster. But for once... i actually tried baking in my apartment in school! I borrowed the scary electric mixer of the lovely Caitlin Weigel, and I won't lie, I was pining for my kitchen aid walk away come back later magical cookie dough mixer at home. But we made it through and twenty flour filled hair and more mess on the counter than in the bowl later, we had ourselves some snickerdoodle cookies. Now don't be fooled society by the appearance of what may seem to be enormous irish potatoes. These cookies were amazing. The were rich soft melt in your mouth goodness. I must admit though they were not for the faint of heart. I had the world's worst stomach ache after finishing off two of these. All fair in love and cookies though because the pros definitely out-weighed the cons and I will surely be making these again. Now it's valentines day weekend and I think I'm probably going to out-bake myself. We'll see how it goes. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow Snow Go Away

I've decided that I find it so ironic that my blog revolves around my love of baking wonderful ooey-gooey highly caloric/highly addictive treats when my boyfriend has a blog about eating healthy and working out. I've told him that no matter how in fit he may strive to be, he will always be the primary tester of all of my goods, and true to his word he has tried all of my creations good and bad, yummy and even more yummy, so Nick this one is for you. For running out when halfway through my recipe I realize I have no maple syrup and start thinking all is ruined. For adding more vanilla when I'm not looking and teaching me that not going by the book can sometimes be a good thing. I would like nothing more than to bake for you every day. I miss you while I'm at Temple but thinking about what I get to make you whenever I'm home is one of my favorite things to do. You're the best. Ok, now that all the mush and gush is behind me I can share one of my favorite recipes. After making these for my godparents me and my mom found ourselves sneaking downstairs later that night to have some more. They are smores cookies which are basically cookies that have a graham cracker base so they are much more dense than a traditional cookie but are also smaller so it works well. After baking these puppys up popping them in the microwave with a marshmallow in between two is the final step to marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker bliss without all of the mess. Ok maybe there is still some mess, but that's half the fun right? :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Baby You Make The Sun Shine Down

Ok. So I didn't hold true blue to my blog post every day for a year but I hope you can forgive. It's not that I didn't want it dear blog, life just got busy and I promise to pay more attention to you from now on. Especially since I found out one or two people actually read it! I'm currently under the annoyance of my printer going on the fritz, that and the fact I feel like some of my classes are not clear at all. Not the content but more the way everything is laid out. Maybe I'm just not a technology person after all. That and my sudden insatiable urge to travel. Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Hawaii, sign me up. Anywhere and everywhere. Anyone who wants to sweep me up and take me on a much needed trip is more than welcomed to sign up. With that said, less than a month to florida <3 glorious glorious break. I hope I can make it!! The blessing of today was my brand new "Martha Stewart Cookie" cookbook. Besides the woman at the store sniping at me that I knew nothing about baking because I was young it made me happier than a kid on Christmas, and in that I think my inner age shows. :)