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Showing posts from August, 2009

Taking a short break...

Just letting everyone know that I'm taking a break from the blog for a week or so. I have several recipes that I'm behind on posting about, but Sean starts school next week and well, it's just crazy around here! :) Hopefully after things calm down some I'll have lots of yummy things to post about!! Enjoy the rest of the summer everyone!!

TWD - Brownie Buttons

"Awesomely delicious!" That's how Sean described this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Brownie Buttons , chosen by Jayma of Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen . And I couldn't keep him out of them! Well, we all thought they were great. My parents were over for supper again (a Tuesday thing at our house) and my dad and I agreed that I should have put a pecan half on top of each brownie before baking. I'll try that next time. It was a bit chaotic in my kitchen tonight, so I didn't get any pics of the process, but I will say that these brownies were simple and quick to make. The only thing I did differently than the recipe was that instead of melting the butter, chocolate and brown sugar on the stove, I did it in the microwave! It seemed to work just fine. My only complaint about this recipe (and the only complaint I heard from anyone else) was that it didn't make nearly enough. Sixteen mini brownies just isn't going to cut it at my h

TWD - Classic Banana Bundt Cake

Welcome, welcome! Look at me. Actually baking and blogging about a Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. :) You can all quit staring in shock and disbelief now. This week's recipe, Classic Banana Bundt Cake , was chosen by Mary of The Food Librarian . Now, let me start by saying that not only did I actually make this recipe, but I made it yesterday even. That's right. I didn't wait until the last minute. Good thing too. So yesterday I drop Sean off at chess camp (yes, chess camp) and then run to the grocery store for a few items that I know I need for the recipe. Namely bananas and sour cream. I'm just hoping that the grocery store has relatively ripe bananas (they did!). Kade crashes on the way home, so I take the s-l-o-w route there to give him a little longer to sleep (he is the anti-nap child). I don't usually take the time to take a picture with all of the ingredients lined up beforehand. I'm glad I decided to this time. Look at the picture below. Do you see anyt

My Learn to do List

Okay, so I completely stole this idea from Megan of My Baking Adventures ( which, unfortunately her blog doesn't seem to be there anymore, Aug 2011 ). But it was such a fun idea, I couldn't help myself! So, here goes, but I'm sure this list will morph over time, as all of my lists have a tendency to do!! 1. Bagels 2. Challah February, 2011 3. Brioche 4. Fresh Pasta 5. Tiramisu 6. Cheesecake 7. Fresh Mozzarella 8. Pickles* 9. Red Velvet Cake 10. German Chocolate Cake 11. Tamales 12. Pecan Pralines 13. Divinity * Technically speaking, I have made pickles before, but not as an "adult". I helped my mom and grandmother make them when I was little. And now, a question for you: what are some things that you would put on your own "learn to do" list??