Thursday, March 6, 2014
This week I made Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies. I was feeling like something sweet, so I made a simple batch of buttery thumbprint cookies and filled them with yummy chocolate.
I’ve been so busy watching my 3 favorite shows that I almost forgot to blog! What TV shows do you like? I absolutely LOVE Modern Family, Wahlburgers, and Wicked Tuna. Wahlburgers and Wicked Tuna are both filmed near where my family and I stay every summer in Massachusetts, so we love to see familiar sights. Modern Family is just hilarious! If you guys haven’t seen these shows, record them NOW! I wouldn’t watch TV at all if it wasn’t for these shows.
So… back to my cookies! These cookies tasted even BETTER than they look! The chocolate balanced out the cookie well. I personally would add a little bit more chocolate, but that’s just me.
The cookies aren’t that hot when they come out of the oven. The original recipe said to dip your thumb into cold water before pressing each cookie (to cool them off), but it’s not necessary.
Originally I used milk chocolate chips in the chocolate mixture, but it turned out really grainy. We tried the chocolate mixture with milk chocolate again, and it was still grainy. Then we discovered that it was the chocolate that was causing the problem. The next day I made the same mixture but with semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate. It worked! I think that milk chocolate would have tasted better, but you have to cook with what works. Read more…
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
To add to the list of why I love the East Coast so much, I love chowdah! Although I usually eat clam chowder, I decided to mix it up for a change. Today I made Sausage and Corn Chowder. Believe me, it was wicked awesome!
The chowder itself was a work of art and so easy to make! We didn’t do hardly any prepping before this picture! And if you can even imagine this… it tastes even better than it looks!
I cut the sausage and the onions and browned them in the pot. They made the soup pretty flavorful. Later I added the spices, potatoes, corn, water and milk. This recipe was pretty basic.
This soup could be served in a restaurant! Our friends from San Diego were visiting when I made this chowder and they LOVED it! My buddy said that it was the bomb. Everyone loved this soup. I will definitely make this again. Trust me… this is delish!!! Read more…
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Today I made a Red Velvet Heart Cake for Valentine’s Day. But the focus of this post isn’t the Red Velvet Cake recipe, it’s the process on making a heart cake. Making a heart cake is surprisingly simple. All you have to do is… Did you really think that I would tell you the secret already? No way! Keep reading to find out.
Wow! My cake was actually pretty difficult to make because we ran into a lot of problems in frosting the cake. My cake turned out kind of messy, because my cakes that I put together were a little on the crumbly side.
First off, you start by making a round cake and a square cake. Try to make them as close in height as possible. I’m sorry to report that I used a red velvet box mix for this cake. I wanted to save time and effort.
Next cut the circular cake in half. I used a tape measure to cut it exactly even.
Then you take the two half circle cakes and you connect them to the square. My half circles were a little bigger than the length of the square sides, but I cut some edges and it worked out okay. Read more…