Monday, July 27, 2009

Racheal Ray Is Right

So i was making cheese danish when i realized i had made way too much filling so i decided to pay with what was left. Now for those of you that way rachel ray on food network know that she cant bake because like any other good cook she does the THISING and THATING of ingrdients for the most part. OK well that is me also and as an aspiring baker i have to remember that you have to measure or at least write it down what you put into the bowl.

So i added some sour cream, flour and another egg to my cream cheese
and lemon mixture that already had an egg and powdered sugar. i mixed it and put it on top of some toffee bits and graham crackers that i had crushed in my mini grinder and added some meltd butter.

i put the mixture on the bottom of two 6 oz ramekins i have and put them in the 350 oven for 30 minutes and then turned it off and left them for 3 hrs. when i took them out the tops w
ere brown and slightly crisp. little cracking had happend but i was not worried. it was after all ,an experiment. I ran a knife around the edge and they poppped right out. Now they were heavy. which worried me. I was like dang it...

but upon opening it i saw how dense it was. so i tried a piece and oh my gosh it was incredible. It was cheese CAKE!!! yes the cheesey taste of cheesecake but it was so moist and dense like carrot cake almost. it was sooooo gooood!

so i frosted the last one with a toffee nut buttercream and took the pic before sending it to my next door neighbor for approval. he is considering divorce to marry me he said!!! dont know bout that but guess that means yum.

Now herecomes the bummer part. Treid to make them again last night and the taste was great, but the texture was that of a gummy bear. New FLavor Idea??? but no it was fail and so now i am struggling to remember where i went wrong!!! stay tuned


So i thought todays picture was just too cool not to post for mutt monday from two girls, a dog and a husbands grace, this is cocoa our super chocolate pit lab mix. she goes nuts over remote control helicopters and literally jumps in the air to get it. its the funniest thing ever.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thanskgiving in july...

So the lady from the church was so glad to see that I had baked all the cupcakes so she proceeded to bring me a turkey breast, homegrown sweet potatoes and some grape tomatoes. she said to me i know its not much but its just a thanks for giving to the church. So i decided to be creative and made fried sweet potatoe cakes with sage rubbed turkey breast...then i cooked the grape tomatoes in some olive oil and salt til the popped and wilted some and then i added balsamic vin, cranbnerry juice and sugar and let them reduce dwon til they were a beautiful medley of sweet and tart goodness... the end result was wonderful amd was definitely photo worthy

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A public apology to jen at priorfatgirl deserves better than what i did the angst of my dilemma i forgot to send her swap package...jen i am so sorry and you will have your box soon...

Tim burtons alice in wonderland

cant wait to see this....only thing i love more than cupcakes and food is tim burton and johnny de.....this is going to be awesome....come on spring!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Laura over at Real Mom's Kitchen asked for this recipe so here it is and if you all get a chance stop by her site and check it out..she has some really yummy ideas....

1 2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter (unsalted preffered but its to your taste)
3 tsp coffee dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water
2 large eggs

1 1/3 cups flour all purpose
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
smidge of salt

preheat oven to 350 degrees

melt butter in a pot or microwave and then add coffee and sugr and mix til blended..will be grainy you want this..stir in eggs and fold til incorporated but do not beat you can add extract at this time if you please..i used orange, almond, vanilla or rum.
combine the dry indredients and sift. Add to
the the wet mix and mix till all incorporated. now would be the time to add your nuts or candy bits.
pour into a greased 8x8 pan. and bake for 23 to 28 minutes

i did it a litle different for gifts and for the kids to take to summer camp in a ziploc baggie...cant go wrong with mini bundts....cook for only 15 minutes and they are so moist and so fudgy and the chocolate in these brownies enhances the rich chocolate flavor

really!!! i thought the blogging community was here for support

REALLY!!! so let me update real Quick, my computer had a virus so nicely sent in an email from a supposed secure site, then i found out the head gasket on my car blew, and to top it off since i had no car i lost my litle cupcake job so excuse me if my cake plate give away got put on hold..

I cant believe the nasty comments i have received over not getting the gift sent. So i am letting everyone know, i just got my computer back, i am trying to get up to date since i lost everything on my hard drive, pictures, my cook book, EVERYTHING !!! So if all anyones cares about is a cake plate then please do not follow my blog as i really only want people with compassion and understanding in my life right now..I have enough greedy people with hands out right now...Thanks so much and have a joyous day!!!

Oh and the winner was felicia from playing dishes...but i cant really say when i will be able to get that to you considering right now life has happened and i am a single mom with a lifetime of stuff all crumbling in one fell swoop.....if you continue to follow great if not bless you and take care

the people behind the words on the screen are real people with real issues and if noone out here is real then i dont wanna blog anymore. Its easy to read a recipe, or look at pictures of peoles kids, but, remember those people are real and sometimes life is not easy.. So dont judge people on what you think they are, listen and learn before you judge because in the end who r you to pass judgement.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

ice cream social from kitchen bouquets

OK this is the kiwi/lime ice cream with fresh kiwi's and strawberrry coulis. refreshing and lite for a summer bbq. Using a simple vanilla recipe i added fresh kiwi and lime zest and VOILA!!! Enjoy

missed the ice cream social due to virus

Hey all just a small post.... my comp was infected with a really bad trojan hiding in my kids game on line!! i know right, so my comp is down til tuesday. but i will update today since my mom and dad are here....stay tuned

Saturday, July 04, 2009

happy fourth of july

Happy Fourth everybody I hope everyones holiday is safe and fun. This is my liitle creation to celebrate the day. Mini strawberry margarita cupcakes with lime buttercream. I just added a litle blueberry on top to make it festive and colorful. These are so simple to make either using a homemade white cake recipe using margarita mix with pureed strawberries or a box strawberry mix and instead of using the water use margarita mix... and salt of course to the mix.. for the frosting use 1/2 stick butter with 3 cups pwdered sugar and the zest and juice (with pulp) of 2 fresh limes and beat til smooth adding cream as needed by tbsp. these are great with a real margarita at the end of the bbq with the fireworks flashing in the air and the ones you love surrounding you... god bless america and our families and loved ones serving overseas today!!! come home soon and come homne safe!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

my new job and other great things......

Happy 4TH of july first off and hurray for my new job at CAROLINA CUPCAKERY. For all you brides to be we are featured in the aug/sept issue of MODERN BRIDE. So check it out. ANy ways i had to leave the other job. I was really not happy. It was affecting friendships, family and i really could not stand the owner> she was a shrew. Had money and thought she could talk to me any old way and i am WAY to strong for that. So i found this funky little cupcake shop thats really awesome and i love it. They are innovative and fresh, creative and kooky. I love the owner and she is as real as they come. We have 100 plus and counting flavors and do organic and gluten free plus vegan. This is the one i did on my own today for the 4th. It had a confetti cake base.. so yummy.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

mothers never stop embarrasing you

Just a little photo that my mother posted on face book... This was myself pre weight loss. I had really forgotten how large i was... wow.... anyways... too all the ones who believe it cant be done... heres the proof..keep on truckin.... and no matter what be happy with yourself