Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Clara got to choose this weeks choice from TWD cookbook. I was excited about making Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes (those are three very awesome words rolled into one recipe) Of course I had a bible study tonight so I actually get to make these and pass them on, BUT we missed our boss's birthday and conveniently made them his birthday cupcakes.
I didn't have time to make the chocolate icing, but will next time I make these awesome cupcakes. I have been involved with a Vampire you see...so HE distracted my cooking time. I've been reading an awesome book, I'm sure you've heard of it...yes it's Twilight. I am on the 3rd book right now. So I did half and half with this recipe.
The cake was very moist, and of course I always let Jason lick/eat the leftovers in the bowl. While eating he said the batter tasted like icing. I thought so too! I will definitely make these again, and loved this choice for this week. I did three out of 4 recipes this month, I am pretty proud of myself! =)
If you are interested in doing Tuesdays with Dorie, you better do it now, b/c October 31st is the cutoff to join on. It's an amazing opportunity to make stuff you've never made! Next month there are so many different choices to make that I've never ever heard of, but I am excited about trying them out. (my hips don't like me baking though) hope you all enjoy
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Hmmm...the only thing that is right in my recipe is the Brownie Cake...let me explain. Let me first tell you that this recipe was chosen by Tammy her Blog is called Wee Treats , what a cute name! I had a really hard time with this recipe. Well not the brownie cake itself but the topping. I had already decided to omit the peanuts from the start and just make the caramel brownie cake. Not the biggest fan of peanuts. So I went on to make the cake, very successful in that, as you can see. It was my first time making a cake with a spring form pan, and I'm so glad I bought them!! But what Tuesdays with Dorie is doing, is making me more experimental in the baking field. This being an experiment, if I can make my own caramel. It started out great! Smelled so sweet and was so proud I was making my own caramel! But then....as I was putting in the Heavy Cream (which I put in Heavy Whipping Cream? does that make a difference) and the butter it turned brown very fast. I'm thinking I had a little burn to it? I went to taste the caramel as I transferred it over and had to spit it out! I had also just cleaned the pan, so maybe I even left the slightest bit of soap. My caramel looks the same color as all the other pictures but it sure didn't taste like caramel. So I just chucked it, I left a funny taste on the spot I put it on my mouth, I didn't know if it was supposed to taste like that or what?? Not my kind of caramel, I need to try again though. Never give up! I proceeded to eat mine with ice cream! Which the cake was very yummy and moist. It was a great pick but I just flopped in doing it. Which is alright, not everything you make in the kitchen is going to come out perfect. Trial and Error. Which this must have been an error. I really enjoying doing the Tuesdays with Dorie, but my hips don't! I don't know what I am going to do when I go on a diet, just make it try it and send it to work with Jason. This book is full of soooo many recipes and I would suggest everyone to get it!
Source: Baking: From My Home to Yours with Dorie Greenspan
This recipe is sourced from those good looking boys of Paula Deens. This is from their latest cookbook. Which I have to say is very good, I checked it out from the library and copied many many recipes. My little story to tell about this one is...I first started with the chicken on our favorite Pampered Chef stoneware. Little did I know was I going to have flames popping out from the heating coil in the oven! The grease was running off the stoneware and hitting the heating coil, making flames shoot out a little. I freaked out and holler for Jason to HURRY, QUICK!!! I transferred it to the ugly thing you see here to finish cooking our very enjoyable meal.
8 Slices of Bacon
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (Cut in half lengthwise to make 8)
For Cheese Sauce
1 - 10.75 oz can condensed cheddar soup
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon of canned chipoltle peppers or hot pepper sauce
dash of Worcestershire sauce
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet (guess I didn't follow instructions!!) w/ aluminum foil; set aside.
Wrap a slice of bacon around each piece of chicken and place on baking sheet. Bake about 20, or until chicken is cook through. Remove from oven and preheat broiler.
In saucepan bring soup, milk, chipotle peppers and Worcestershire to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off heat & cover to keep warm.
Broil chicken 4 to 5 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until bacon is really sizzling.
Serve chicken topped with cheese sauce. (we used ours as dipping sauce.)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I believe the rules of the game are as follows, I award the same thing to 10 people. A lot of girls have received this award, so I will go through and pick out some that I frequent.
Erin at Dinner and Dessert - I think I have a couple of her recipes in my blog. What a great baker/cook =)
Cate at Cates Kitchen - She actually follows my blog =) Thanks Cate...she is also a VERY talented cook/baker.
Melissa at Mrs. Sac's Purple Kitchen - My very first post is one that she did, so almost an inspiration to start a food blog, as well as the many others off the nest.
Amber at Amber's Kitchen - Ohhh boy...she has so many good treats. I have one sitting on my desk right now. Very Very good =)
Carrie at Carrie's Sweet Life - That it is...very very good recipes, I think I've printed off many of hers, but have yet to make them.
Stephanie at Macaroni and Cheesecake - I LOVE this blog name! This is a Jesus lovin', good cooking, Titans fanning girl. I just love getting on her blog.
Katie at KT in the Kitchen - Used to be a fellow Nashvillian, actually had a chance of working a couple times together and found her on the nest. We miss you down here at Destination =)
All fellow nesties, all great blogs, there are so many more...but I only have so much time to award.