Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday with Dorie, Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

I Love Food 4 Thought chose Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes this week. Wow these were good. I did not think that they needed any topping. They also freeze well and defrost in time for lunch. For more spooky cupcakes visit Tuesday with Dorie. Many of the other people went with a Halloween theme.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bookmarked recipes - Apple Pie Jam

For my Bookmarked recipe this week I made Apple Pie jam. I got the recipe from Clumbusfoodie. I made 2 batches, one with the full amount of sugar and one with half of the sugar and low sugar pectin. For the second batch what I did was double everything but the sugar. This jam really does taste like apple pie. Now I can have some apple pie everyday on toast.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday with Dorie, Pumpkin Muffins

These came out very good. Thanks Kelly from Sounding My Barbaric Gulp for picking this week's recipe! I love pumpkin muffins and these were one of the best that I have had. I did make a few changes; White Wheat Flour instead of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup dried cherries and 1/4 cup dried currents instead of golden raisins, and no sunflower seeds. I like the taste of the currents, it is something different. The recipe made 18 muffins. I think that mini chocolate chips would have made them just a little bit better.

For more muffins check out Tuesdays with Dorie.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Yaaa! I got my garlic planted for next year. I would take a picture but well there is nothing to see right now.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

First frost

Well this morning I had scrape frost off my windshield for the first time this fall. I did make it to work on time though. Now I need to set aside another 5 minutes a morning for this. That and my furnace kicked in for the first time. Winter will be here soon.


To bake it helps if your oven works. Mine just gave up the ghost recently. I got a replacement range but when you use the oven part, even opening the door for the oven light there is a high pitch buzzing sound. I am having the Sear's repair guy come out and take a look at it soon.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Jamming Jelly Exchange

Batter-Splattered hosted a very cool exchange, Jam or Jelly. I go a very tasty jar of Cocoa Fig Jam made by Neena in Georgia. This was very cool. Thanks!!!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sweet 100

Cakespy had a sweet 100 that I thought was cool I did add number 5. Most of the ones that I have not had I have not have not heard of.

1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions!
2) Bold all of the sweets you’ve eaten!
3) Cross out any of them that you’d never ever eat.
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your “To Do” List.
5) Italic the ones you have made

1. Red Velvet Cake
2. Princess Torte
3. Whoopie Pie
4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar
5. Beignet
6. Baklava
7. Black and white cookie
8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars) and a non dairy version
9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies)
10. Kringle
11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut
12. Scone with clotted cream
13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy
14. Halvah
15. Macarons
16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers
17. Bubble tea (with tapioca “pearls”)
18. Dixie Cup
19. Rice Krispie treats
20. Alfajores
21. Blondies
22. Croquembouche
23. Girl Scout cookies
24. Moon cake
25. Candy Apple
26. Baked Alaska
27. Brooklyn Egg Cream
28. Nanaimo bar
29. Baba au rhum
30. King Cake
31. Sachertorte
32. Pavlova
33. Tres Leches Cake
34. Trifle
35. Shoofly Pie
36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime)
37. Panna Cotta
38. New York Cheesecake
39. Napoleon / mille-fueille
40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake
41. Anzac biscuits
42. Pizzelle
43. Kolache
44. Buckeyes
45. Malasadas
46. Moon Pie
47. Dutch baby
48. Boston Cream Pie
49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
50. Pralines
51. Gooey butter cake
52. Rusks
53. Daifuku
54. Green tea cake or cookies
55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop
56. Crème brûlée
57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake)
58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
59. Jelly Roll
60. Pop Tarts
61. Charlotte Russe
62. An “upside down” dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)
63. Hummingbird Cake
64. Jell-O from a mold
65. Black forest cake
66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie)
67. Kulfi
68. Linzer torte
69. Churro
70. Stollen
71. Angel Food Cake
72. Mincemeat pie
73. Concha
74. Opera Cake
75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail
76. Pain au chocolat
77. A piece of Gingerbread House
78. Cassata
79. Cannoli
80. Rainbow cookies
81. Religieuse
82. Petits fours
83. Chocolate Souffle
84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
85. Rugelach
86. Hamenstashen
87. Homemade marshmallows
88. Rigo Janci
89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)
90. Divinity
91. Coke or Cola cake
92. Gateau Basque
93. S’mores
94. Figgy Pudding
95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
96. Joe Froggers
97. Sables
98. Millionaire’s Shortbread
99. Animal crackers
100. Basbousa

Monday, October 06, 2008

Grocery Shopping

I admit I like to go grocery shopping. One reason is I a good at it. I went to Albertsons today and spent $8.57 and got a $5 coupon for my next visit. I got 5 cans of progresso soup, 6 yoplait yogurt, 2 yoplait YO plus 4 packets of yogurt, one 4 packet of activia yogurt, 2 pillsbury bread sticks and 2 green giant steamers corn. This was a good haul. What helped with this was, the coupons from the Sunday paper, Money Saving Mom and smartsource.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Bookmarked Recipes - dried marinated tomatoes

For Bookmarked Recipes this week I am going to tell you about one that I made a few weeks ago. Big Black Dog called it oven dried tomatoes. I did it in my old dehydrator, this is what killed it. My dehydrators do not tend to last that long, 2-4 years. After this last breakdown I went and bought a dehydrator with a 10 year warranty.

Any way on to the recipe. These tomatoes are so good. The only change that I made was that I dried my tomatoes to a crisp and for some of my later goes I used less oil. It did not need that much I think. I am planing on giving some of these away as part of my Three Kings Day gifts. The tomatoes are good broken up and put on salads or pasta. My favorite right now is powdering the tomatoes and then rehydrating with hot water to make a very tomatoe soup.

How many of you are they?

I found this amusing, there is only one of me in the US. My last name is that uncommon. There fewer than 335 people with my last name in the US. Well I aways knew that I am unique.
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or fewer people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Quilting Christmas projects

This year I hope to finish 2 quilts and a number of bags. I have the the blocks done for one of them. It is for one of my neices, she like purple and used to like pink, until she had her room painted bright pink.

I also finished my first Bow Tucks Bag. I ended up doing the pattern much different than how the patter was written. I took it as a class, the teacher rewrote the pattern to make it easer and less bulky. It also was fairly quick to make. This was the first time that I have worked with interfacing, this was interesting. I like how the inner pockets came out.

Friday, October 03, 2008

work hours

I get to chose what hours I work and can not decide, 7am to 3:30pm or 7:30- 4pm or maybe 8am to 4:30 pm. Right now I am thinking that I might pick the 7am to 3:30pm. This way I have time for appointments after work and do not have to take time off during work. The question is can I get in at 7am.