Friday, September 26, 2008
I received my first award from Kat at Kat's Whimsy.
Thank you Kat for thinking of me, that was so sweet of you. I know most of you are familiar with her blog, but if you aren't, please go check out her blog. She has a wonderful kitchen reno going.
And now to pass the honor on to 5 more blogs, in no particular order.
1. Sunday Baker
2. Mabel's House
3. Just Beachy in the City
4. The Lettered Cottage
5. Just Beachy
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Two of my favorite things, pumpkin and cheesecake. I have always wanted to make a pumpkin cheesecake. I came across this recipe that was specifically for the mini cheese cake pan. I'm always on the lookout for recipes for my mini pans. So I thought I would give them a try. They were actually pretty good. I might try my vanilla wafer crust on them next time, not sure that I was too crazy about the ginger snap cookie crust, it was OK, but not fabulous.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Chocolate Bundt Cake
1 (18.25 oz.) package dark chocolate cake mix
1 (3.0 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup coffee flavored liqueur
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I use mini)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 10 inch bundt pan. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, oil, and liqueur. Beat until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Batter will be thick. Spoon into pan. Bake 1 hour or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then turn out on wire rack and cool completely.
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate baking bar
Melt chocolate and butter in heat proof bowl over low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar with water. Add more water if needed to achieve desired consistency. Add vanilla, blend well. Drizzle over cake.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
But in my defense, she actually loves it! No... really, she does.( look, she even has a little smile) And who could blame her, isn't she the cutest???
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
My family really likes this one.
These are a soft and chewy cookie, my favorite kind.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I am always re-organizing my kitchen in the attempt to find the perfect drawer or cupboard for all of my kitchen gadgets, equipment etc...
It's just what I do. Sometimes it will just come to me.... why don't I have the (whatever item it happens to be) in this drawer, that makes more sense. Then it all gets changed and my poor family has to suffer for weeks until they get used to the new place I have cleverly decided works better. Last week I had one of those moments when it came to me, I have always loved this cupboard in the laundry room, which is conveniently located right off the kitchen. Wouldn't that be a perfect place for my bake ware??? And so it began...
Top shelf mini cheesecake pans, loaf pans, square baking pans, batter dispenser
Second shelf 9x13 pans, round cake pans, mini angel food cake pans
and my favorite shelf, cookie cutters in drawers by season, half sheet pans, muffin pans
In the drawers
cutters, and molds
tips, couplers, pastry bags, and food coloring
sanding sugars and sprinkles
birthday candles, cellophane bags, party bags, and sucker sticks
and finally cupcake liners.
Now doesn't this make more sense???
I think if I didn't work at the kitchen store I
would be a kitchen organizer, that would be fun!
Friday, September 12, 2008
These are also delicious with a raspberry, and raspberry sauce on top.