Archive for November, 2006

Tis the Season for Baking

November 30th, 2006

It’s that time of the year again…the malls have put out their xmas decorations and radio stations have started playing those good old xmas songs. Christmastime always makes me feel happy and now I’m really excited to get my christmas shopping done and start baking! I always associate this season with baking…there’s just something about baked goods fresh from the oven with a cup of hot chocolate or soothing tea. I’ve been doing some research and I think I’m going to try and make some homemade chocolate truffles and gingerbread men/women. If all goes well they will end up in wrapped in cute little packages as gifts to all the good girls and boys this year. Maybe I’ll still make a few for the naughty ones too haha.

Contain My Clutter

November 21st, 2006

Today, I began my new goal: reorganize my clutter. I dont know how it happens, but everything in my room turns to clutter. My desk gets cluttered, my closet gets cluttered, my drawers get cluttered, anything and everything gets cluttered. I believe that there is a clutter magnet attached to everything I own. I know, I know, I know…its my fault. Probably cause I dont pick up after myself right away, I usually let it pile up until I cant stand it anymore. Its such a devasting diease…this thing called clutterness. Signs and symptoms are desks with only a few inches of workspace, drawers where socks cannot be found, and headaches from not being able to locate an item that you had in your hand 5 minutes ago. I’ve never been to the container store, but something tells me that this is what the doctor would order.

Nothing Could Be Sweeter than Cupcakes & Crepes!

November 19th, 2006

I know I’ve been MIA for awhile, but I’m back and I come barring cupcakes and crepes! So, to fill in what I’ve been up to for the month in a half that I’ve been gone:
1) Classes started
2) I burnt my hand with hot scalding water giving me my first second degree burn…yay for me!
3) I’ve just been too busy juggling everything that unfortunately my blog suffers for it
Luckily, I’ve still been able to experiment with culinary confections. For Halloween, I made my famously delicious chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting and recently I’ve been obsessed with making crepes with different types of fillings. I made some savory crepes with chicken, mushroom, and spinach in a creme sauce and sweet crepes with nutella, bananas, and of course whip cream. One day I hope to own my very own professional crepe maker, then making crepes can be easier and faster to make!

My lovely pink KitchenAid

Chocolaty and moist

Before – plain and lonely

After-all jazzed up and ready to be eaten! YUM!

Collage time!

Savory Crepe- chicken, mushroom, & spinach