Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies & Bow Ties

In the time it takes to make and bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (super healthy by the way, as I only put in a little bit of chocolate chip!) one can learn how to tie a bow tie.  Really, just ask the Hubby.

He'll be part of a wedding this coming Saturday and part of his attire as a groomsman is to wear a bow tie.  Very cool if you ask me!  Anyway, just as I began my baking, he started watching youtube videos on 'how to tie a bow tie'.

When the smell of freshly baked cookies filled our house, he was standing in front of our full length mirror with a wide grin on his face and a pretty looking bow tie to show off.

Not bad... and neither are Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Chocolate Banana Cake!

A friend of mine, whose birthday was last week, loves the banana and chocolate combo, so I immediately knew what type of cake I wanted to make him for his birthday.  

There were many recipes claiming to be 'the best' but I chose this one because it looked... pretty.  (Yes, I am a sucker for pretty things!)  I especially liked the inside of the cake with all the many banana and chocolate layers!

The only thing I didn't really like was the banana chocolate cake layers.  When we ate the cake, I found the cakey part to be dense (which banana bread is supposed to be like) but as a cake, it didn't really hit the spot for me.  

If ever I attempt the recipe again, which I most probably will, I'll make it with a vanilla chocolate chip recipe instead.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Yep, that's ME!  I have so many pictures to post but lazy me doesn't like uploading... but I will very soon!

My blog has been sorely neglected, so it's time for me to update - tomorrow.  I will be making cupcakes in the morning so when I wait for them to bake, that's what I'll do - blog!  Oh, and I think I might give our convection oven a whirl.  I've been afraid to use the convection setting in fear that my cupcakes will blow-up (okok, so I know they won't) but we'll see how risky I feel in the morning.

Until then... happy eatings!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Red Velvet & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cake


The last time I attempted to make Red Velvet cupcakes, they turned out PINK - not that it was much of an issue considering pink is my favourite colour.  This time, however, I made sure to double the amount of food colouring and thankfully, it turned out a nice deep shade of red.

And the cinnamon cream cheese.  Oh boy, it turn out delightful!  I didn't think 1 tsp of cinnamon would make much of a difference but it did.  You could taste a hint of cinnamon with the cream cheese and the little speckles throughout the frosting certainly looked pleasing.

Sadly, you can't see the frosting in the middle of the layers because of the red cake bits.  Next, I'm going to attempt working with an ingredient I've never used before.  We'll see how that turns out!

Happy Birthday Jared!

The recipes can both be found here: Red Velvet Cake & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting