Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Rugelach is rugelicious. This was pretty easy to make, although it did involve some waiting which always irritates me. I prefer to just make everything at once, throw it in the oven and EAT. But that's not the way it sometimes goes. And I'm quickly discovering that any time you work with dough you have to wait and wait and wait. I was unsure as to what currants were, so after a quick Google search (I google everything), I discovered I could use dates or raisins as a substitute. I was super excited about using dates -- I love dates. But, alas, it was not to be - no dates at the store. Pooh. So I decided to use Craisins. Yay for Craisins! My favorite part of making this was heating the raspberry jam until liquefied, mainly because I spoon fed myself all the extra liquid jam. I think I may heat up jam in the future and pour over biscuits. It was de-lish.
This has been a very busy week for me. Halloween was on Friday, so we had to play dress up - my man was Pimptastic and I was a disco diva:
Also, my brother who graduated law school in May found out on Friday (yes, Halloween) that he passed the Georgia Bar Exam! I am so extremely proud of him!!!! I made him a congratulatory plain cheesecake (his favorite) and we had that on Friday night:
I then co-hosted a bridal shower at the home of Amanda of Beckett Bakes It. And I have to say I was super jealous of her party dessert display of cheesecake pops and petit fours:
Oh yes, note the subconscious brainwashing occurring behind the dessert display. That's how she sucks people into this cult. Highly effective - but I tell you, that girl is the DEVIL.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It looks like a perfectly happy and healthy little cupcake there.......ohhhhh, but it is not. It's an English Tea Muffin in disguise. It is my humble opinion that a cupcake is supposed to be a piece of birthday cake for a girl on the go. If I had a birthday cake that tasted like this I would be severely disappointed and may indeed question my relationship with the person who made it; however, I quickly realized that this "cupcake" tasted exactly like the Cotswold muffins my mother always made when I was growing up. So, as long as thought of it as a tea muffin it was DIVINE and gave me happy food memories. I did substitute milk chocolate for bittersweet chocolate. Primarily because I live out in the sticks and I don't quite have the baking choices you city folk type have. That makes me laugh because I am a total city transplant.
I hereby dedicate this blog entry to my absolute favorite chocolate cupcake, Senator Barack Obama.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I'd like to share a picture, but again this week, my internet is a total hunk of junk.....at least my cookies weren't. I'll try to add a picture tomorrow.